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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 506 442 398
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -44
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 77 124 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 91 117
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £341 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.25
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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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -30 34 £340 -2.85% 4
West Midlands -7 9 £275 -20.28% 1
North West -15 7 £300 - 1
South East -29 7 £325 -16.12% 2
East Midlands - 6 £430 -
East of England -22 5 £300 -18.91% 2
South West - 5 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -1 3 £388 +29.16% 3
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UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 154 (100.00%) UNIX
2 119 (77.27%) Linux
3 71 (46.10%) Red Hat
4 68 (44.16%) Solaris
5 56 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (31.82%) Shell Script
7 45 (29.22%) Finance
8 37 (24.03%) SAN
9 33 (21.43%) AIX
9 33 (21.43%) VMware
10 31 (20.13%) Banking
11 30 (19.48%) Oracle
12 28 (18.18%) Perl
12 28 (18.18%) NetApp
12 28 (18.18%) Veritas
12 28 (18.18%) IBM
13 27 (17.53%) HPUX
14 25 (16.23%) HP
15 24 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (15.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 23 (14.94%) Migration
17 21 (13.64%) NetBackup
18 17 (11.04%) SUSE
18 17 (11.04%) TCP/IP
18 17 (11.04%) Windows
18 17 (11.04%) Bash Shell
19 14 (9.09%) Korn
20 13 (8.44%) DNS
20 13 (8.44%) Sun
21 12 (7.79%) EMC

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (5.84%) Apache
2 6 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.25%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.65%) nginx
6 1 (0.65%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.03%) SAN
2 17 (11.04%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.44%) DNS
4 12 (7.79%) LDAP
5 11 (7.14%) Firewall
6 9 (5.84%) LAN
6 9 (5.84%) WAN
6 9 (5.84%) SSH
7 8 (5.19%) NAS
8 7 (4.55%) SMTP
8 7 (4.55%) IMAP
9 4 (2.60%) FTP
9 4 (2.60%) HTTPS
9 4 (2.60%) DMZ
10 3 (1.95%) DHCP
11 2 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.30%) HTTP
12 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.65%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
1 3 (1.95%) MySQL
1 3 (1.95%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.65%) DB2
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 45 (29.22%) Finance
2 31 (20.13%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Retail
4 7 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.19%) Middleware
2 2 (1.30%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.65%) Flash
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
3 1 (0.65%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.19%) Client/Server
2 3 (1.95%) Firmware
2 3 (1.95%) Statistics
2 3 (1.95%) Open Source
3 2 (1.30%) HP Superdome
4 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.65%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) UNIX
2 119 (77.27%) Linux
3 68 (44.16%) Solaris
4 56 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (21.43%) AIX
6 27 (17.53%) HPUX
7 17 (11.04%) SUSE
7 17 (11.04%) Windows
8 5 (3.25%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.95%) Debian
10 3 (1.95%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.95%) CentOS
11 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.94%) Migration
2 10 (6.49%) ITIL
3 8 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (3.25%) Business Continuity
4 5 (3.25%) Change Management
4 5 (3.25%) Release Management
5 4 (2.60%) Change Control
6 3 (1.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (1.95%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.95%) Data Security
6 3 (1.95%) Kernel Tuning
6 3 (1.95%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (1.95%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (1.95%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (1.95%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (1.95%) Market Research
6 3 (1.95%) Data Management
6 3 (1.95%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.30%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 49 (31.82%) Shell Script
2 28 (18.18%) Perl
3 17 (11.04%) Bash Shell
4 14 (9.09%) Korn
5 12 (7.79%) Python
6 8 (5.19%) Bourne shell
7 7 (4.55%) SQL
8 4 (2.60%) sed
8 4 (2.60%) AWK
9 2 (1.30%) C-shell
9 2 (1.30%) Java
10 1 (0.65%) REXX
10 1 (0.65%) C
10 1 (0.65%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.65%) JCL
10 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (7.79%) SC Cleared
1 12 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.60%) Degree
2 4 (2.60%) Sun Certification
3 3 (1.95%) RHCE
4 1 (0.65%) PhD
4 1 (0.65%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (15.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 11 (7.14%) Veritas File System
3 9 (5.84%) RHEV
4 7 (4.55%) Sendmail
5 4 (2.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (2.60%) NFS
5 4 (2.60%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.30%) vSphere
7 2 (1.30%) Dovecot
7 2 (1.30%) KVM
7 2 (1.30%) Squid
8 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.65%) GPFS
8 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (13.64%) NetBackup
2 9 (5.84%) Puppet
3 4 (2.60%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (2.60%) YUM
3 4 (2.60%) Nagios
4 3 (1.95%) Control-M
4 3 (1.95%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.30%) Salt
5 2 (1.30%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.30%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.30%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.65%) OpenView
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) RANCID
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.65%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.65%) Cacti
6 1 (0.65%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 71 (46.10%) Red Hat
2 33 (21.43%) VMware
3 30 (19.48%) Oracle
4 28 (18.18%) NetApp
4 28 (18.18%) Veritas
4 28 (18.18%) IBM
5 25 (16.23%) HP
6 13 (8.44%) Sun
7 12 (7.79%) EMC
8 6 (3.90%) Citrix
9 5 (3.25%) Cisco
10 4 (2.60%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.60%) Sybase
11 3 (1.95%) Microsoft
11 3 (1.95%) Symantec
11 3 (1.95%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (1.95%) Splunk
11 3 (1.95%) Tumbleweed
12 2 (1.30%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.30%) Sophos
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