The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems 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 Systems 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 System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 536 481 410
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -71
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 47 84 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.17% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.19% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 58 112
Average daily rate
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£380 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £306
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.25
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 Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in England

UNIX Systems 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 Systems 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 -26 24 £415 +18.57% 2
South East -25 4 £350 -6.66% 1
South West - 4 £300 - 1
North West -10 3 £430 +27.40% 1
East of England - 3 £300 - 2
West Midlands -12 2 £375 -
Yorkshire - 2 £409 -
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UNIX Systems 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 Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 93 (100.00%) UNIX
2 79 (84.95%) Linux
3 47 (50.54%) Red Hat
4 46 (49.46%) Solaris
5 41 (44.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (35.48%) Shell Script
7 30 (32.26%) Finance
8 23 (24.73%) Perl
9 21 (22.58%) SAN
10 20 (21.51%) Banking
10 20 (21.51%) Bash Shell
11 19 (20.43%) NetApp
11 19 (20.43%) Oracle
11 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
12 18 (19.35%) HP
12 18 (19.35%) VMware
13 17 (18.28%) HPUX
14 15 (16.13%) Migration
15 14 (15.05%) Korn
15 14 (15.05%) Veritas
16 13 (13.98%) Windows
17 12 (12.90%) Python
17 12 (12.90%) LDAP
18 11 (11.83%) DNS
18 11 (11.83%) AIX
18 11 (11.83%) Puppet
19 10 (10.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
19 10 (10.75%) EMC
20 9 (9.68%) Sun

UNIX Systems 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 Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.53%) Apache
2 5 (5.38%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.08%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.58%) SAN
2 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
3 12 (12.90%) LDAP
4 11 (11.83%) DNS
5 8 (8.60%) LAN
5 8 (8.60%) WAN
6 6 (6.45%) NAS
6 6 (6.45%) SSH
6 6 (6.45%) Firewall
6 6 (6.45%) FTP
7 4 (4.30%) HTTPS
7 4 (4.30%) DMZ
8 2 (2.15%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.15%) IMAP
8 2 (2.15%) SMTP
8 2 (2.15%) DHCP
8 2 (2.15%) HTTP
9 1 (1.08%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.08%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.15%) MySQL
2 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Subversion
2 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.08%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (32.26%) Finance
2 20 (21.51%) Banking
3 7 (7.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.08%) Front Office
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) Middleware
2 2 (2.15%) XML
3 1 (1.08%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.15%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (2.15%) Open Source
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Exalogic
2 2 (2.15%) Statistics
3 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.08%) Firmware
3 1 (1.08%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.08%) Equities
3 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.08%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 93 (100.00%) UNIX
2 79 (84.95%) Linux
3 46 (49.46%) Solaris
4 41 (44.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (18.28%) HPUX
6 13 (13.98%) Windows
7 11 (11.83%) AIX
8 5 (5.38%) SUSE
8 5 (5.38%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.23%) Debian
10 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.15%) CentOS
10 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.13%) Migration
2 9 (9.68%) ITIL
3 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.38%) Release Management
4 5 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (4.30%) Change Control
5 4 (4.30%) Change Management
6 3 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.23%) Data Security
6 3 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (3.23%) Kernel Tuning
6 3 (3.23%) Market Research
7 2 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.15%) DevOps
7 2 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.15%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.15%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.15%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.15%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.48%) Shell Script
2 23 (24.73%) Perl
3 20 (21.51%) Bash Shell
4 14 (15.05%) Korn
5 12 (12.90%) Python
6 8 (8.60%) Bourne shell
7 6 (6.45%) SQL
8 4 (4.30%) sed
8 4 (4.30%) AWK
9 2 (2.15%) C-shell
9 2 (2.15%) C
9 2 (2.15%) Java
10 1 (1.08%) REXX
10 1 (1.08%) JCL
10 1 (1.08%) C++
10 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) RHCE
3 1 (1.08%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.08%) Degree
3 1 (1.08%) RHCA
System Software
1 10 (10.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (5.38%) NFS
4 4 (4.30%) RHEV
4 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.15%) Dovecot
6 2 (2.15%) Sendmail
6 2 (2.15%) KVM
6 2 (2.15%) Squid
7 1 (1.08%) Xen
7 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (11.83%) Puppet
2 4 (4.30%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.23%) Nagios
3 3 (3.23%) YUM
4 2 (2.15%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.15%) Salt
4 2 (2.15%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.08%) OpenView
5 1 (1.08%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.08%) RANCID
5 1 (1.08%) Cacti
5 1 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 47 (50.54%) Red Hat
2 19 (20.43%) NetApp
2 19 (20.43%) Oracle
3 18 (19.35%) HP
3 18 (19.35%) VMware
4 14 (15.05%) Veritas
5 10 (10.75%) EMC
6 9 (9.68%) Sun
7 8 (8.60%) IBM
8 4 (4.30%) TIBCO
8 4 (4.30%) Cisco
9 3 (3.23%) Symantec
9 3 (3.23%) Splunk
9 3 (3.23%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (3.23%) Tumbleweed
10 2 (2.15%) SaltStack
10 2 (2.15%) Sophos
10 2 (2.15%) Sybase
10 2 (2.15%) CA
10 2 (2.15%) Dell
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