The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 383 357 342
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -15
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 36 62 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 45 33
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.17%
UNIX Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22031 23293 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.18% 93.24% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15796 16084 13908
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 386 507
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

UNIX Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

UNIX Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Trend in London

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in London

UNIX Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

UNIX Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in London

UNIX Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
City of London -5 5 £425 +3.03% 1
Surbiton - - - -
UNIX Administrator
England

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 67 (100.00%) UNIX
2 52 (77.61%) Linux
3 45 (67.16%) Solaris
4 29 (43.28%) Veritas
5 26 (38.81%) Red Hat
6 25 (37.31%) Finance
7 23 (34.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 20 (29.85%) Shell Script
9 19 (28.36%) Banking
9 19 (28.36%) SAN
9 19 (28.36%) AIX
9 19 (28.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (25.37%) IBM
10 17 (25.37%) VMware
11 16 (23.88%) SUSE
12 15 (22.39%) EMC
13 13 (19.40%) Perl
14 12 (17.91%) Migration
14 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (14.93%) HPUX
15 10 (14.93%) Sun
15 10 (14.93%) NetApp
16 9 (13.43%) LDAP
16 9 (13.43%) NetBackup
16 9 (13.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 8 (11.94%) Korn
17 8 (11.94%) ITIL
17 8 (11.94%) Oracle
18 7 (10.45%) Investment Banking
18 7 (10.45%) Clustering

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.36%) SAN
2 9 (13.43%) LDAP
3 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.96%) DNS
4 2 (2.99%) Firewall
4 2 (2.99%) LAN
4 2 (2.99%) WAN
4 2 (2.99%) SMTP
4 2 (2.99%) IMAP
4 2 (2.99%) NAS
4 2 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.49%) DHCP
5 1 (1.49%) FTP
5 1 (1.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
General
1 25 (37.31%) Finance
2 19 (28.36%) Banking
3 7 (10.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Clustering
2 5 (7.46%) Wiki
2 5 (7.46%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (2.99%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.49%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) UNIX
2 52 (77.61%) Linux
3 45 (67.16%) Solaris
4 19 (28.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (28.36%) AIX
5 16 (23.88%) SUSE
6 10 (14.93%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) Migration
2 8 (11.94%) ITIL
3 4 (5.97%) Service Management
4 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
4 3 (4.48%) Change Control
5 2 (2.99%) Kernel Tuning
5 2 (2.99%) Release Management
5 2 (2.99%) High Availability
5 2 (2.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.99%) Change Management
5 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.49%) Scrum
6 1 (1.49%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.49%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (1.49%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.49%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.49%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) Shell Script
2 13 (19.40%) Perl
3 8 (11.94%) Korn
4 7 (10.45%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.48%) C
5 3 (4.48%) Python
6 2 (2.99%) PHP
6 2 (2.99%) SQL
6 2 (2.99%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.99%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 23 (34.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (8.96%) Veritas File System
5 4 (5.97%) NFS
6 2 (2.99%) Sendmail
6 2 (2.99%) KVM
6 2 (2.99%) RHEV
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.49%) Samba
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) NetBackup
2 5 (7.46%) Puppet
3 4 (5.97%) Nagios
4 2 (2.99%) YUM
5 1 (1.49%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 29 (43.28%) Veritas
2 26 (38.81%) Red Hat
3 17 (25.37%) IBM
3 17 (25.37%) VMware
4 15 (22.39%) EMC
5 10 (14.93%) Sun
5 10 (14.93%) NetApp
6 8 (11.94%) Oracle
7 5 (7.46%) HP
8 3 (4.48%) Citrix
9 2 (2.99%) CA
9 2 (2.99%) Symantec
10 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.49%) BMC