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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 234 257 242
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 12 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.063% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.067% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 0
Average daily rate £425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £360 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.68% +5.88%
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 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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 5 £425 -18.26%
Berkshire +9 3 £425 +3.03%
Hampshire +6 2 £400 +45.45%
Oxfordshire +5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Kent - 1 £450 -
Unix Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Unix
2 22 (81.48%) Linux
3 13 (48.15%) Oracle
3 13 (48.15%) Solaris
3 13 (48.15%) SAN
3 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
4 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
6 9 (33.33%) Sun
6 9 (33.33%) EMC
6 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (33.33%) Banking
6 9 (33.33%) NAS
6 9 (33.33%) High Availability
7 8 (29.63%) Brocade
7 8 (29.63%) Firewall
8 7 (25.93%) Client/Server
8 7 (25.93%) SSH
8 7 (25.93%) Investment Banking
8 7 (25.93%) RHEV
9 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) Perl
10 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (14.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (14.81%) Python
11 4 (14.81%) AIX
11 4 (14.81%) HPUX
11 4 (14.81%) Veritas
11 4 (14.81%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (3.70%) TPMS
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) SAN
2 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
3 9 (33.33%) NAS
4 8 (29.63%) Firewall
5 7 (25.93%) SSH
6 2 (7.41%) DNS
6 2 (7.41%) HTTP
6 2 (7.41%) LDAP
7 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) DB2
1 1 (3.70%) OLTP
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Banking
3 7 (25.93%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) EDI
1 1 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (3.70%) J2EE
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) HACMP
4 1 (3.70%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Unix
2 22 (81.48%) Linux
3 13 (48.15%) Solaris
4 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.81%) AIX
5 4 (14.81%) HPUX
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
3 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 1 (3.70%) Benchmarking
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Kernel Tuning
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Perl
2 4 (14.81%) Python
2 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
3 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.41%) AWK
4 2 (7.41%) Korn
5 1 (3.70%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) LPIC
2 1 (3.70%) RHCT
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) RHEV
2 4 (14.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (11.11%) NFS
3 3 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (3.70%) Firmware
4 1 (3.70%) Veritas File System
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
1 3 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
2 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.70%) Nagios
3 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Oracle
1 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
2 9 (33.33%) EMC
2 9 (33.33%) Sun
3 8 (29.63%) Brocade
4 4 (14.81%) Veritas
5 3 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) NetApp
6 2 (7.41%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) Ab Initio
7 1 (3.70%) Emulex
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) VMware