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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 381 360 318
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -42
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 30 43 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.19% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 62
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+0.28% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £27.00
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
20772 21329 19784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.37% 92.77% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14288 14968 13348
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 384 414
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.79 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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
City of London +9 4 £450 +12.50%
UNIX Administrator
England

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 49 (100.00%) UNIX
2 30 (61.22%) Linux
3 26 (53.06%) Red Hat
4 25 (51.02%) Solaris
5 22 (44.90%) SAN
6 21 (42.86%) Oracle
7 19 (38.78%) Finance
7 19 (38.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (30.61%) HPUX
9 14 (28.57%) AIX
9 14 (28.57%) Veritas
9 14 (28.57%) HP
9 14 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (26.53%) Perl
11 11 (22.45%) NetApp
11 11 (22.45%) VMware
12 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database
13 9 (18.37%) Banking
13 9 (18.37%) NAS
13 9 (18.37%) Sun
14 8 (16.33%) EMC
14 8 (16.33%) IBM
14 8 (16.33%) Puppet
15 7 (14.29%) Cisco
15 7 (14.29%) Shell Script
15 7 (14.29%) Korn
16 6 (12.24%) Clustering
16 6 (12.24%) Python
16 6 (12.24%) SQL
17 5 (10.20%) Oracle RMAN

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Agresso
1 1 (2.04%) ResourceLink
1 1 (2.04%) Unica
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.90%) SAN
2 9 (18.37%) NAS
3 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.08%) DNS
3 2 (4.08%) LDAP
3 2 (4.08%) DHCP
4 1 (2.04%) FTP
4 1 (2.04%) HTTP
4 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.04%) Firewall
4 1 (2.04%) SSH
4 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.04%) HBase
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) CGI
1 2 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (6.12%) Wiki
2 3 (6.12%) Replication
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.04%) FMCG
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) IBM XIV
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.04%) PKI
3 1 (2.04%) HACMP
3 1 (2.04%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) UNIX
2 30 (61.22%) Linux
3 25 (51.02%) Solaris
4 19 (38.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (30.61%) HPUX
6 14 (28.57%) AIX
7 3 (6.12%) Windows
7 3 (6.12%) SUSE
8 1 (2.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.20%) Migration
2 4 (8.16%) Change Management
2 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
2 4 (8.16%) Change Control
3 3 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.12%) ITIL
3 3 (6.12%) High Availability
4 2 (4.08%) DevOps
4 2 (4.08%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.04%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.04%) Analytics
5 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (2.04%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (2.04%) Project Management
5 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) Perl
2 7 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 7 (14.29%) Korn
3 6 (12.24%) Python
3 6 (12.24%) SQL
4 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.16%) C
6 3 (6.12%) Java
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.08%) PHP
7 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.08%) C-shell
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) RHCE
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (6.12%) NFS
3 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.12%) KVM
3 3 (6.12%) RHEV
4 2 (4.08%) vSphere
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.04%) HDFS
5 1 (2.04%) Samba
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.04%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Puppet
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.08%) Nagios
3 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (4.08%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (2.04%) Salt
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (2.04%) Graphite
4 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.04%) CFEngine
4 1 (2.04%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) Red Hat
2 21 (42.86%) Oracle
3 14 (28.57%) HP
3 14 (28.57%) Veritas
4 11 (22.45%) NetApp
4 11 (22.45%) VMware
5 9 (18.37%) Sun
6 8 (16.33%) EMC
6 8 (16.33%) IBM
7 7 (14.29%) Cisco
8 3 (6.12%) Brocade
9 2 (4.08%) Symantec
9 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.08%) SaltStack
10 1 (2.04%) F5
10 1 (2.04%) Cloudera
10 1 (2.04%) Foundry
10 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.04%) Cognos
10 1 (2.04%) Citrix