The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 496 439 443
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +4
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 83 112 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 69 55
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

UNIX Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

UNIX Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Trend in England

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in England

UNIX Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in England

UNIX Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -55 22 £360 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire +6 20 £450 +50.00% 1
South West -20 14 £450 +38.46%
South East -22 14 £375 -11.76% 2
West Midlands +4 10 £350 -
North West -10 2 £275 -31.25% 1
East Midlands +8 1 - -
North East - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
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UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 162 (100.00%) UNIX
2 100 (61.73%) Linux
3 96 (59.26%) Solaris
4 54 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 46 (28.40%) Shell Script
6 45 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (27.16%) SAN
8 43 (26.54%) Oracle
9 37 (22.84%) Finance
10 34 (20.99%) AIX
11 33 (20.37%) Veritas
12 31 (19.14%) HPUX
13 30 (18.52%) Migration
13 30 (18.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 29 (17.90%) HP
14 29 (17.90%) EMC
15 26 (16.05%) IBM
15 26 (16.05%) Banking
16 25 (15.43%) Security Cleared
17 24 (14.81%) Perl
18 23 (14.20%) VMware
19 19 (11.73%) SUSE
19 19 (11.73%) NetBackup
20 18 (11.11%) ITIL
20 18 (11.11%) Sun
20 18 (11.11%) SC Cleared
20 18 (11.11%) Korn
21 17 (10.49%) Oracle Database
22 16 (9.88%) LDAP
23 15 (9.26%) Clustering

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 14 (8.64%) WebSphere
2 13 (8.02%) Apache
3 11 (6.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.94%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.47%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.62%) nginx
8 1 (0.62%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.62%) Agresso
2 1 (0.62%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 44 (27.16%) SAN
2 16 (9.88%) LDAP
3 14 (8.64%) DNS
3 14 (8.64%) NAS
4 8 (4.94%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.09%) Firewall
5 5 (3.09%) SSH
6 4 (2.47%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.47%) FTP
7 3 (1.85%) DMZ
8 2 (1.23%) SMTP
8 2 (1.23%) DHCP
8 2 (1.23%) IMAP
9 1 (0.62%) ADSL
9 1 (0.62%) Broadband
9 1 (0.62%) LAN
9 1 (0.62%) WAN
9 1 (0.62%) Internet
9 1 (0.62%) VLAN
9 1 (0.62%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.49%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.94%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (3.09%) Ingres
3 5 (3.09%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.23%) MySQL
5 1 (0.62%) DB2
5 1 (0.62%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.62%) Maven
2 1 (0.62%) PHPUnit
General
1 37 (22.84%) Finance
2 26 (16.05%) Banking
3 9 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.09%) Retail
4 5 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.62%) Legal
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (2.47%) Middleware
4 3 (1.85%) Flash
5 2 (1.23%) Web Services
5 2 (1.23%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.62%) Laravel
6 1 (0.62%) CGI
6 1 (0.62%) HTML
6 1 (0.62%) CSS
6 1 (0.62%) JDBC
6 1 (0.62%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.62%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.26%) Clustering
2 9 (5.56%) Symmetrix DMX
2 9 (5.56%) Wiki
3 4 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.47%) HP Superdome
3 4 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (1.85%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (1.23%) Replication
5 2 (1.23%) HACMP
6 1 (0.62%) Celerra
6 1 (0.62%) FMCG
6 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.62%) Open Source
6 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.62%) User Experience
6 1 (0.62%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) UNIX
2 100 (61.73%) Linux
3 96 (59.26%) Solaris
4 45 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (20.99%) AIX
6 31 (19.14%) HPUX
7 19 (11.73%) SUSE
8 8 (4.94%) Windows
9 4 (2.47%) CentOS
10 3 (1.85%) zOS
10 3 (1.85%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.23%) VMS
12 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.52%) Migration
2 18 (11.11%) ITIL
3 12 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 11 (6.79%) Service Management
5 8 (4.94%) Change Management
5 8 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (3.70%) Project Management
6 6 (3.70%) Change Control
7 4 (2.47%) Software Deployment
7 4 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.47%) Risk Management
8 3 (1.85%) Data Protection
8 3 (1.85%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.85%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (1.23%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.23%) Coaching
9 2 (1.23%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.23%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.23%) Data Management
9 2 (1.23%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.40%) Shell Script
2 24 (14.81%) Perl
3 18 (11.11%) Korn
4 12 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 9 (5.56%) Python
6 4 (2.47%) PHP
6 4 (2.47%) C
7 3 (1.85%) Java
7 3 (1.85%) SQL
7 3 (1.85%) AWK
7 3 (1.85%) sed
8 2 (1.23%) Bourne shell
8 2 (1.23%) C++
9 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (15.43%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.85%) Degree
4 2 (1.23%) RHCE
5 1 (0.62%) PhD
5 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 30 (18.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 15 (9.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 11 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.94%) Samba
5 7 (4.32%) Veritas File System
6 6 (3.70%) NFS
7 4 (2.47%) RHEV
8 3 (1.85%) KVM
8 3 (1.85%) Active Directory
9 2 (1.23%) Firmware
9 2 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.23%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.62%) GPFS
10 1 (0.62%) Xen
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.62%) Postfix
10 1 (0.62%) SRDF
10 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (11.73%) NetBackup
2 8 (4.94%) Puppet
3 7 (4.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (3.09%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 4 (2.47%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (2.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.85%) Nagios
7 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.23%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.62%) Ansible
8 1 (0.62%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.62%) YaST
8 1 (0.62%) yum
8 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 54 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 43 (26.54%) Oracle
3 33 (20.37%) Veritas
4 29 (17.90%) HP
4 29 (17.90%) EMC
5 26 (16.05%) IBM
6 23 (14.20%) VMware
7 18 (11.11%) Sun
8 10 (6.17%) NetApp
9 4 (2.47%) Symantec
10 2 (1.23%) BMC
10 2 (1.23%) Sybase
11 1 (0.62%) Cognos
11 1 (0.62%) Cisco
11 1 (0.62%) Citrix
11 1 (0.62%) Juniper
11 1 (0.62%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.62%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.62%) Unica
11 1 (0.62%) Foundry