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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 505 428 415
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -13
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 77 117 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 87 110
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £290
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.17%
UNIX Administrator
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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
47622 44788 49883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.78% 92.82% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27431 28526
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1938 2490
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -37 35 £340 -6.20% 8
West Midlands -4 10 £275 -20.28%
North West -10 6 £300 - 1
South East -19 6 £335 -16.37% 1
South West -31 5 £300 - 1
East of England - 5 £300 - 2
Yorkshire -1 3 £388 +29.16% 5
UNIX Administrator
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UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 165 (100.00%) UNIX
2 129 (78.18%) Linux
3 77 (46.67%) Red Hat
4 76 (46.06%) Solaris
5 58 (35.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (32.12%) Shell Script
7 48 (29.09%) Finance
8 41 (24.85%) SAN
9 37 (22.42%) VMware
10 36 (21.82%) AIX
11 35 (21.21%) Banking
12 33 (20.00%) HPUX
12 33 (20.00%) Oracle
12 33 (20.00%) IBM
13 32 (19.39%) Veritas
14 31 (18.79%) Perl
15 30 (18.18%) HP
16 29 (17.58%) NetApp
17 28 (16.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 26 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (14.55%) Migration
20 22 (13.33%) NetBackup
21 21 (12.73%) SUSE
22 19 (11.52%) TCP/IP
23 17 (10.30%) Bash Shell
24 15 (9.09%) EMC
24 15 (9.09%) Windows
25 14 (8.48%) LDAP
25 14 (8.48%) DNS
25 14 (8.48%) Sun

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 10 (6.06%) Apache
2 6 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.61%) nginx
5 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (24.85%) SAN
2 19 (11.52%) TCP/IP
3 14 (8.48%) DNS
3 14 (8.48%) LDAP
4 12 (7.27%) SSH
5 11 (6.67%) Firewall
6 8 (4.85%) NAS
6 8 (4.85%) LAN
6 8 (4.85%) WAN
7 7 (4.24%) SMTP
7 7 (4.24%) IMAP
8 5 (3.03%) FTP
9 4 (2.42%) HTTPS
9 4 (2.42%) DHCP
9 4 (2.42%) DMZ
10 2 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.21%) HTTP
11 1 (0.61%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.61%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.42%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.82%) MySQL
4 2 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.61%) DB2
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.61%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 48 (29.09%) Finance
2 35 (21.21%) Banking
3 9 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.85%) Retail
5 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.85%) Middleware
2 2 (1.21%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.61%) Flash
3 1 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.61%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 4 (2.42%) HP Superdome
3 3 (1.82%) Open Source
3 3 (1.82%) Firmware
3 3 (1.82%) Clustering
3 3 (1.82%) Statistics
4 2 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.61%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.61%) Wiki
5 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.61%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.61%) Replication
5 1 (0.61%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 165 (100.00%) UNIX
2 129 (78.18%) Linux
3 76 (46.06%) Solaris
4 58 (35.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (21.82%) AIX
6 33 (20.00%) HPUX
7 21 (12.73%) SUSE
8 15 (9.09%) Windows
9 5 (3.03%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.42%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.82%) Debian
11 3 (1.82%) CentOS
11 3 (1.82%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.55%) Migration
2 13 (7.88%) ITIL
3 10 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.03%) Business Continuity
5 5 (3.03%) Change Management
5 5 (3.03%) Change Control
5 5 (3.03%) Coaching
6 4 (2.42%) Mentoring
6 4 (2.42%) Software Deployment
6 4 (2.42%) Problem Management
6 4 (2.42%) Release Management
6 4 (2.42%) Service Management
7 3 (1.82%) Data Security
7 3 (1.82%) Data Management
7 3 (1.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (1.82%) Market Research
7 3 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (1.82%) ITIL V3
7 3 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (32.12%) Shell Script
2 31 (18.79%) Perl
3 17 (10.30%) Bash Shell
4 14 (8.48%) Korn
5 12 (7.27%) Python
6 7 (4.24%) Bourne shell
6 7 (4.24%) SQL
7 4 (2.42%) AWK
7 4 (2.42%) sed
8 3 (1.82%) C
9 2 (1.21%) Java
9 2 (1.21%) C-shell
10 1 (0.61%) R
10 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.61%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (8.48%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.42%) RHCE
3 4 (2.42%) Sun Certification
3 4 (2.42%) Degree
4 1 (0.61%) PhD
4 1 (0.61%) RHCA
4 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (16.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 26 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.27%) Veritas File System
4 10 (6.06%) RHEV
5 7 (4.24%) Sendmail
5 7 (4.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (3.64%) NFS
7 3 (1.82%) Active Directory
7 3 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.82%) vSphere
7 3 (1.82%) KVM
8 2 (1.21%) Dovecot
8 2 (1.21%) Squid
9 1 (0.61%) Xen
9 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.61%) Postfix
9 1 (0.61%) Samba
9 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.61%) vCloud
9 1 (0.61%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 22 (13.33%) NetBackup
2 9 (5.45%) Puppet
3 4 (2.42%) YUM
3 4 (2.42%) Nagios
4 3 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.82%) Control-M
5 2 (1.21%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.21%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.21%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.21%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.21%) Salt
6 1 (0.61%) RANCID
6 1 (0.61%) Ansible
6 1 (0.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.61%) OpenView
6 1 (0.61%) Cacti
6 1 (0.61%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.61%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 77 (46.67%) Red Hat
2 37 (22.42%) VMware
3 33 (20.00%) Oracle
3 33 (20.00%) IBM
4 32 (19.39%) Veritas
5 30 (18.18%) HP
6 29 (17.58%) NetApp
7 15 (9.09%) EMC
8 14 (8.48%) Sun
9 6 (3.64%) Citrix
10 5 (3.03%) Cisco
11 4 (2.42%) Sybase
11 4 (2.42%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.82%) Symantec
12 3 (1.82%) Tumbleweed
12 3 (1.82%) Splunk
12 3 (1.82%) Cyber-Ark
12 3 (1.82%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.21%) Dell
13 2 (1.21%) CA
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