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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 244 222 218
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 14 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.070% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.076% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £425 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
8981 7849 7624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.31% 91.97% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4174 3698
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 442 656
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 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
Hampshire -17 4 £344 -
Berkshire -2 3 £349 - 1
Kent - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
UNIX Administrator
England

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) UNIX
2 16 (84.21%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) Solaris
3 12 (63.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
5 8 (42.11%) Oracle
6 7 (36.84%) Veritas
7 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
7 6 (31.58%) HPUX
7 6 (31.58%) Migration
7 6 (31.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (26.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 5 (26.32%) SAN
9 4 (21.05%) LDAP
9 4 (21.05%) Sun
9 4 (21.05%) HP
9 4 (21.05%) Korn
9 4 (21.05%) NAS
9 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
10 3 (15.79%) sed
10 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
10 3 (15.79%) VMware
10 3 (15.79%) Retail
10 3 (15.79%) Clustering
10 3 (15.79%) AWK
10 3 (15.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (15.79%) SSH
10 3 (15.79%) EMC

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) NAS
2 4 (21.05%) LDAP
3 3 (15.79%) FTP
3 3 (15.79%) HTTPS
3 3 (15.79%) DMZ
3 3 (15.79%) SSH
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) HACMP
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) UNIX
2 16 (84.21%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (63.16%) Solaris
4 6 (31.58%) HPUX
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) AIX
7 1 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (5.26%) SUSE
7 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
2 4 (21.05%) Korn
3 3 (15.79%) AWK
3 3 (15.79%) sed
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) Bourne shell
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) RHCE
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (15.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (15.79%) NFS
3 1 (5.26%) Samba
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) Xen
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Postfix
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas File System
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
3 3 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (5.26%) YaST
4 1 (5.26%) Puppet
4 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) Veritas
4 4 (21.05%) Sun
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) EMC
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 3 (15.79%) VMware