The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 255 243 222
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -21
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 6 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.063% 0.087% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.095% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 10
Average daily rate
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£463 £358 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.18% -7.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £337 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £374 £444
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 - - -
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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
8806 8448 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.37% 91.86% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 4616 4096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 400 542
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
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 the South East

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the South East region.

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South East

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the South East region.

UNIX Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Hampshire -11 4 £500 +39.66%
Surrey - 2 £425 -
UNIX Systems Administrator
England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (85.00%) Linux
3 16 (80.00%) Red Hat
4 15 (75.00%) Solaris
5 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (55.00%) AIX
6 11 (55.00%) Shell Script
7 10 (50.00%) Oracle
8 9 (45.00%) Sun
8 9 (45.00%) SAN
9 6 (30.00%) Korn
9 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
9 6 (30.00%) Maximo
9 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
9 6 (30.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 6 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (30.00%) Veritas
9 6 (30.00%) IBM
9 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (30.00%) Oracle Clusterware
10 5 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (25.00%) Perl
11 4 (20.00%) LDAP
11 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (15.00%) VMware
12 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
12 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
12 3 (15.00%) Puppet
12 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (15.00%) NAS

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) LDAP
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) NAS
4 2 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) FTP
5 1 (5.00%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.00%) Intranet
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) HACMP
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (85.00%) Linux
3 15 (75.00%) Solaris
4 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (55.00%) AIX
6 2 (10.00%) HPUX
6 2 (10.00%) Windows
6 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (30.00%) Korn
3 5 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.00%) Python
6 1 (5.00%) C
6 1 (5.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Clusterware
2 5 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (10.00%) NFS
5 1 (5.00%) KVM
5 1 (5.00%) Veritas File System
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
1 6 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 10 (50.00%) Oracle
3 9 (45.00%) Sun
4 6 (30.00%) IBM
4 6 (30.00%) Veritas
5 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 2 (10.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Informatica
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp