The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 246 248 226
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 13 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.052% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.056% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Average daily rate
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£466 £269 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.20% -11.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £244 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £294 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £27.00
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9227 8896 7720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.68% 91.94% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5092 4904 3850
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 480 603
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

UNIX Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

UNIX Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South East

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Administrator across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

UNIX Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

UNIX Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

UNIX Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 21 April 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
Surrey +7 4 £438 - 1
Kent - 4 £466 -
East Sussex - 2 - -
West Sussex - 1 £475 -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
UNIX Administrator
England

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 27 (100.00%) UNIX
2 22 (81.48%) Linux
3 19 (70.37%) Solaris
4 18 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 18 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (51.85%) Veritas
6 12 (44.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (37.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (33.33%) AIX
8 9 (33.33%) Oracle
9 7 (25.93%) NetBackup
9 7 (25.93%) Perl
9 7 (25.93%) LDAP
9 7 (25.93%) Shell Script
10 6 (22.22%) SAN
10 6 (22.22%) Sun
10 6 (22.22%) Clustering
10 6 (22.22%) Migration
10 6 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (18.52%) VMware
11 5 (18.52%) Finance
11 5 (18.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 5 (18.52%) NFS
11 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
11 5 (18.52%) Symantec
12 4 (14.81%) HP
12 4 (14.81%) HACMP
12 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
13 3 (11.11%) NAS

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) LDAP
2 6 (22.22%) SAN
3 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.11%) DNS
4 3 (11.11%) NAS
5 2 (7.41%) DMZ
5 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
5 2 (7.41%) FTP
6 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) HACMP
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) UNIX
2 22 (81.48%) Linux
3 19 (70.37%) Solaris
4 18 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (33.33%) AIX
6 3 (11.11%) HPUX
6 3 (11.11%) Windows
7 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.70%) CentOS
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (22.22%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.70%) High Availability
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Perl
1 7 (25.93%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.11%) Korn
2 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 3 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) sed
3 2 (7.41%) AWK
4 1 (3.70%) Bourne shell
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (18.52%) NFS
4 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) Veritas File System
5 1 (3.70%) Samba
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.70%) Xen
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) NetBackup
2 5 (18.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (11.11%) Puppet
3 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.70%) SCSM
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) YaST
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 14 (51.85%) Veritas
3 9 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (22.22%) Sun
5 5 (18.52%) Symantec
5 5 (18.52%) VMware
6 4 (14.81%) HP
7 3 (11.11%) EMC
8 2 (7.41%) NetApp
9 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.70%) Microsoft