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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 542 529 470
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -59
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 43 47 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.095% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.10% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 52
Average daily rate
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£375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £300 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.74% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
47724 45773 43200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.58% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30889 28241 25946
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1778 1846 1974
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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 -2 29 £375 -16.66% 2
East of England +5 6 £371 +23.75% 1
South East -22 5 £463 +29.18%
South West -4 1 £375 +25.00%
North West -19 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -23 1 £440 +13.54% 1
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UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 90 (100.00%) UNIX
2 66 (73.33%) Linux
3 58 (64.44%) Red Hat
4 54 (60.00%) Solaris
5 40 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (35.56%) SAN
7 30 (33.33%) Oracle
8 23 (25.56%) Veritas
9 22 (24.44%) Perl
9 22 (24.44%) AIX
10 21 (23.33%) Sun
11 20 (22.22%) Finance
11 20 (22.22%) Banking
12 19 (21.11%) NetApp
13 18 (20.00%) HP
13 18 (20.00%) IBM
13 18 (20.00%) VMware
13 18 (20.00%) NAS
14 16 (17.78%) Bash Shell
15 15 (16.67%) Korn
15 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (16.67%) Shell Script
16 14 (15.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 13 (14.44%) HPUX
17 13 (14.44%) LDAP
18 12 (13.33%) NFS
18 12 (13.33%) Oracle Database
19 11 (12.22%) Puppet
19 11 (12.22%) EMC
20 10 (11.11%) DNS

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (7.78%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) IIS
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (35.56%) SAN
2 18 (20.00%) NAS
3 13 (14.44%) LDAP
4 10 (11.11%) DNS
5 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.56%) HTTP
6 5 (5.56%) LAN
7 4 (4.44%) SMTP
7 4 (4.44%) SSL
7 4 (4.44%) Firewall
8 3 (3.33%) Internet
8 3 (3.33%) WAN
9 2 (2.22%) DHCP
9 2 (2.22%) FTP
9 2 (2.22%) SSH
9 2 (2.22%) PCoIP
9 2 (2.22%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.11%) VLAN
10 1 (1.11%) Network Security
10 1 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.33%) MySQL
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) JIRA
1 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (22.22%) Finance
1 20 (22.22%) Banking
2 7 (7.78%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.22%) Electronics
4 2 (2.22%) German Language
5 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) Web Services
1 1 (1.11%) EDI
1 1 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Clustering
2 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.33%) HACMP
4 3 (3.33%) Statistics
4 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.22%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.11%) STB
6 1 (1.11%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.11%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.11%) PMI
6 1 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.11%) HP Superdome
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.11%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) UNIX
2 66 (73.33%) Linux
3 54 (60.00%) Solaris
4 40 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (24.44%) AIX
6 13 (14.44%) HPUX
7 8 (8.89%) Windows
8 4 (4.44%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.33%) CentOS
9 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.11%) zOS
11 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.11%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.00%) Migration
2 8 (8.89%) ITIL
3 7 (7.78%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (5.56%) Change Control
4 5 (5.56%) Project Management
5 4 (4.44%) Service Management
5 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.44%) Load Balancing
5 4 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.44%) Data Security
6 3 (3.33%) Risk Management
6 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.33%) DevOps
6 3 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.33%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.22%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.22%) Market Research
7 2 (2.22%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) Perl
2 16 (17.78%) Bash Shell
3 15 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 15 (16.67%) Korn
4 8 (8.89%) Python
5 4 (4.44%) SQL
6 3 (3.33%) C
6 3 (3.33%) C-shell
7 1 (1.11%) SystemTap
7 1 (1.11%) Java
7 1 (1.11%) PHP
7 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) RHCE
1 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) RHCA
3 2 (2.22%) MCSE
3 2 (2.22%) CCNA
3 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.22%) Degree
3 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) VCDX
4 1 (1.11%) VCAP
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (15.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (13.33%) NFS
4 9 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (6.67%) Oracle Clusterware
5 6 (6.67%) vSphere
5 6 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
8 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.33%) KVM
9 2 (2.22%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.11%) Samba
10 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.11%) GPFS
10 1 (1.11%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) Puppet
2 10 (11.11%) Oracle ZFS
3 8 (8.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (6.67%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.22%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.22%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (2.22%) Nagios
7 1 (1.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.11%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 58 (64.44%) Red Hat
2 30 (33.33%) Oracle
3 23 (25.56%) Veritas
4 21 (23.33%) Sun
5 19 (21.11%) NetApp
6 18 (20.00%) HP
6 18 (20.00%) IBM
6 18 (20.00%) VMware
7 11 (12.22%) EMC
8 9 (10.00%) Cisco
9 4 (4.44%) Dell
9 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.44%) Symantec
10 3 (3.33%) Citrix
11 2 (2.22%) BMC
12 1 (1.11%) Informatica
12 1 (1.11%) Remedy
12 1 (1.11%) SAP
12 1 (1.11%) Compaq
12 1 (1.11%) Brocade