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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 528 511 449
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -62
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 72 77 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 91
Average daily rate
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£380 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £341
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
50008 47259 44708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.82% 92.32% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32538 29202 27164
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1871 1881 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 +11 47 £390 +14.70% 8
South East -21 10 £425 +30.76% 2
East of England +5 4 £450 +50.00%
South West -7 3 £375 +25.00% 1
North East -23 3 £300 +33.33%
West Midlands -1 2 £294 +6.81%
North West -25 2 £300 -
Yorkshire -32 1 £440 +13.54% 1
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UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 137 (100.00%) UNIX
2 102 (74.45%) Linux
3 84 (61.31%) Red Hat
4 74 (54.01%) Solaris
5 49 (35.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (31.39%) Veritas
7 39 (28.47%) Finance
7 39 (28.47%) SAN
8 38 (27.74%) Perl
9 37 (27.01%) AIX
10 36 (26.28%) Oracle
11 35 (25.55%) Shell Script
12 34 (24.82%) Banking
13 31 (22.63%) IBM
13 31 (22.63%) HP
14 27 (19.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 25 (18.25%) Sun
16 23 (16.79%) EMC
16 23 (16.79%) VMware
17 21 (15.33%) NAS
18 20 (14.60%) Puppet
18 20 (14.60%) LDAP
19 19 (13.87%) HPUX
19 19 (13.87%) NFS
19 19 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (13.14%) TCP/IP
20 18 (13.14%) NetApp
21 17 (12.41%) Investment Banking
21 17 (12.41%) Bash Shell
22 16 (11.68%) Clustering

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 7 (5.11%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.19%) Apache
3 1 (0.73%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.73%) IIS
3 1 (0.73%) Confluence
3 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.92%) MS Office
2 3 (2.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (28.47%) SAN
2 21 (15.33%) NAS
3 20 (14.60%) LDAP
4 18 (13.14%) TCP/IP
5 14 (10.22%) DNS
6 12 (8.76%) SSH
7 7 (5.11%) Firewall
8 6 (4.38%) LAN
8 6 (4.38%) FTP
8 6 (4.38%) HTTP
9 5 (3.65%) SSL
9 5 (3.65%) SMTP
10 4 (2.92%) Internet
10 4 (2.92%) WAN
11 2 (1.46%) DHCP
11 2 (1.46%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.46%) PCoIP
12 1 (0.73%) VLAN
12 1 (0.73%) Network Security
12 1 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.19%) MySQL
2 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.73%) JIRA
General
1 39 (28.47%) Finance
2 34 (24.82%) Banking
3 17 (12.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.65%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.19%) Electronics
7 2 (1.46%) Front Office
7 2 (1.46%) German Language
8 1 (0.73%) Retail
8 1 (0.73%) Advertising
8 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.19%) EDI
1 3 (2.19%) Middleware
2 2 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.46%) CGI
3 1 (0.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.68%) Clustering
2 8 (5.84%) Client/Server
2 8 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.92%) CLARiiON
4 4 (2.92%) HACMP
5 3 (2.19%) Statistics
5 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.46%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.46%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.73%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.73%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.73%) PKI
7 1 (0.73%) STB
7 1 (0.73%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.73%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 137 (100.00%) UNIX
2 102 (74.45%) Linux
3 74 (54.01%) Solaris
4 49 (35.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (27.01%) AIX
6 19 (13.87%) HPUX
7 13 (9.49%) Windows
8 9 (6.57%) SUSE
9 5 (3.65%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.19%) CentOS
10 3 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.46%) Debian
11 2 (1.46%) Tru64
12 1 (0.73%) zOS
12 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.73%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (6.57%) Load Balancing
1 9 (6.57%) Performance Tuning
1 9 (6.57%) Patch Management
2 8 (5.84%) ITIL
2 8 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (5.84%) Migration
3 5 (3.65%) Risk Management
3 5 (3.65%) Service Delivery
3 5 (3.65%) Configuration Management
3 5 (3.65%) Project Management
3 5 (3.65%) Problem Management
3 5 (3.65%) Change Control
4 4 (2.92%) PRINCE2
4 4 (2.92%) Data Security
5 3 (2.19%) Business Continuity
5 3 (2.19%) Service Management
5 3 (2.19%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (2.19%) Capacity Management
5 3 (2.19%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (1.46%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.74%) Perl
2 35 (25.55%) Shell Script
3 17 (12.41%) Bash Shell
4 15 (10.95%) Korn
5 10 (7.30%) Python
6 7 (5.11%) SQL
7 6 (4.38%) C
8 5 (3.65%) C-shell
9 4 (2.92%) Bourne shell
10 3 (2.19%) Java
11 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.73%) Ruby
12 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.73%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 6 (4.38%) RHCE
2 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.19%) RHCA
4 2 (1.46%) MCSE
4 2 (1.46%) CCNA
4 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.46%) Degree
5 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) VCDX
5 1 (0.73%) VCAP
5 1 (0.73%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) QA
3 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (19.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 19 (13.87%) NFS
2 19 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 8 (5.84%) vSphere
4 8 (5.84%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (4.38%) Oracle Clusterware
6 5 (3.65%) Samba
7 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
7 4 (2.92%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.19%) KVM
8 3 (2.19%) RHEV
9 2 (1.46%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.46%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.73%) Xen
10 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.73%) GPFS
10 1 (0.73%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 20 (14.60%) Puppet
2 10 (7.30%) Oracle ZFS
3 8 (5.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (4.38%) BladeLogic
4 6 (4.38%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.92%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.19%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.46%) Nagios
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.46%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.46%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.46%) yum
8 1 (0.73%) Salt
8 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.73%) SCCM
8 1 (0.73%) OpenView
Vendors
1 84 (61.31%) Red Hat
2 43 (31.39%) Veritas
3 36 (26.28%) Oracle
4 31 (22.63%) IBM
4 31 (22.63%) HP
5 25 (18.25%) Sun
6 23 (16.79%) EMC
6 23 (16.79%) VMware
7 18 (13.14%) NetApp
8 8 (5.84%) Microsoft
9 7 (5.11%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.38%) Brocade
10 6 (4.38%) Cisco
10 6 (4.38%) BMC
11 4 (2.92%) Dell
11 4 (2.92%) Symantec
12 3 (2.19%) Citrix
13 2 (1.46%) Compaq
14 1 (0.73%) SAP
14 1 (0.73%) Informatica
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