The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 143 134 130
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.071% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.078% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.25 -
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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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

UNIX Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the North West

UNIX Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

UNIX Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Manchester - - - - 1
UNIX Systems Administrator
England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) nginx
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) RHEV
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Data Management
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (25.00%) Firmware
4 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Coaching
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) RHEV
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Sybase
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp