The table below looks at the statistics for the Unix Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Administrator
Rank 72 70 74
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 15 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.06% 0.76% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.79% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £391 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
+7.36% -
Unix Administrator
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1352 1258 1142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.95% 95.88% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 685 565
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £24.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Unix Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unix Administrator in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Unix Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Unix Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix Administrator across the Edinburgh region.

Unix Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Unix Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix Administrator across the Edinburgh region.

Unix Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Unix Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Unix Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Unix Administrator in their job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (80.95%) Solaris
3 16 (76.19%) Veritas
4 14 (66.67%) Migration
5 13 (61.90%) Finance
6 10 (47.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 10 (47.62%) Data Centre
7 9 (42.86%) Law
7 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
8 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (33.33%) Veritas File System
9 7 (33.33%) Clustering
9 7 (33.33%) Oracle
10 6 (28.57%) Linux
10 6 (28.57%) SAN
10 6 (28.57%) Banking
11 5 (23.81%) EMC
12 4 (19.05%) AIX
13 3 (14.29%) HPUX
13 3 (14.29%) Windows
13 3 (14.29%) IBM
13 3 (14.29%) HP
13 3 (14.29%) Change Management
13 3 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (14.29%) Patch Management
14 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
14 2 (9.52%) IBM XIV
14 2 (9.52%) Puppet
14 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk

Unix Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Unix Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Unix Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) LDAP
2 2 (9.52%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Law
3 6 (28.57%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Data Centre
2 7 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (80.95%) Solaris
3 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) AIX
6 3 (14.29%) HPUX
6 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (33.33%) Veritas File System
2 7 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (9.52%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (9.52%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (9.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Veritas
2 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 7 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (23.81%) EMC
5 3 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (9.52%) NetApp