The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 384 399 360
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -39
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 29 16 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.068% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.073% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 41
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £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 - - -
UNIX Systems 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
21610 21787 22472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.18% 92.83% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15114 14878 15294
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 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 401 469
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
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 London

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in London

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in London

UNIX Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in London

UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 4 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
City of London -13 6 £383 -17.29%
UNIX Systems Administrator
England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 52 (100.00%) UNIX
2 40 (76.92%) Linux
3 33 (63.46%) Red Hat
4 32 (61.54%) Solaris
5 20 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (36.54%) SAN
7 18 (34.62%) Banking
8 17 (32.69%) Finance
8 17 (32.69%) Perl
9 16 (30.77%) Oracle
9 16 (30.77%) Veritas
10 15 (28.85%) NetApp
10 15 (28.85%) VMware
11 14 (26.92%) HP
12 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (23.08%) NAS
12 12 (23.08%) Bash Shell
13 11 (21.15%) IBM
14 10 (19.23%) Sun
14 10 (19.23%) NFS
14 10 (19.23%) HPUX
14 10 (19.23%) EMC
15 9 (17.31%) Cisco
15 9 (17.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 9 (17.31%) Korn
16 8 (15.38%) Puppet
17 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
17 7 (13.46%) AIX
18 6 (11.54%) LDAP
18 6 (11.54%) ITIL

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (5.77%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) SAN
2 12 (23.08%) NAS
3 6 (11.54%) LDAP
3 6 (11.54%) DNS
4 5 (9.62%) HTTP
5 4 (7.69%) SSL
5 4 (7.69%) SMTP
6 3 (5.77%) Internet
6 3 (5.77%) Firewall
7 2 (3.85%) PCoIP
7 2 (3.85%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.85%) DHCP
7 2 (3.85%) LAN
7 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.92%) FTP
8 1 (1.92%) SSH
8 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (34.62%) Banking
2 17 (32.69%) Finance
3 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.85%) German Language
6 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Clustering
2 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) STB
5 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.92%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) UNIX
2 40 (76.92%) Linux
3 32 (61.54%) Solaris
4 20 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (19.23%) HPUX
6 7 (13.46%) AIX
7 5 (9.62%) Windows
8 3 (5.77%) CentOS
9 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.54%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) Change Control
2 5 (9.62%) Migration
3 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
4 3 (5.77%) Project Management
4 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.77%) DevOps
5 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.85%) Patch Management
5 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.92%) Business Continuity Management
6 1 (1.92%) Kernel Tuning
6 1 (1.92%) Low Latency
6 1 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.92%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) Perl
2 12 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 9 (17.31%) Korn
4 5 (9.62%) Python
5 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.77%) SQL
6 3 (5.77%) C-shell
7 2 (3.85%) C
8 1 (1.92%) Java
8 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) RHCE
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) MCSE
3 2 (3.85%) CCNA
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.85%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.92%) VCDX
4 1 (1.92%) VCAP
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (19.23%) NFS
3 9 (17.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (11.54%) vSphere
5 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
7 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.85%) KVM
8 1 (1.92%) Samba
8 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Puppet
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (3.85%) BladeLogic
3 2 (3.85%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.92%) Nagios
4 1 (1.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.92%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (63.46%) Red Hat
2 16 (30.77%) Veritas
2 16 (30.77%) Oracle
3 15 (28.85%) VMware
3 15 (28.85%) NetApp
4 14 (26.92%) HP
5 11 (21.15%) IBM
6 10 (19.23%) EMC
6 10 (19.23%) Sun
7 9 (17.31%) Cisco
8 4 (7.69%) Dell
9 3 (5.77%) Citrix
9 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.85%) BMC
10 2 (3.85%) Symantec
11 1 (1.92%) Brocade
11 1 (1.92%) Atlassian