The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 135 117 122
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate
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£468 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.20% -10.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £30.25 -
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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3097 2165 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.05% 91.66% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 1353 1425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 185 194
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £34.30 £42.50
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 South West

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South West

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

UNIX Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

UNIX Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South 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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UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 14 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (85.71%) Solaris
3 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
4 7 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (50.00%) IBM
5 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 5 (35.71%) Project Management
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
7 4 (28.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
7 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
7 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (21.43%) Change Control
8 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
8 3 (21.43%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (21.43%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL
9 2 (14.29%) SQL
9 2 (14.29%) DNS
9 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (14.29%) SAN
9 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
9 2 (14.29%) zOS
9 2 (14.29%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 7 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) PuTTY
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) JasperReports
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (7.14%) Laravel
3 1 (7.14%) DAO
3 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.14%) CGI
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) JDBC
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Freedom of Information Act
1 3 (21.43%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (85.71%) Solaris
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) zOS
6 1 (7.14%) AIX
6 1 (7.14%) HPUX
6 1 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 3 (21.43%) Change Control
4 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 2 (14.29%) Korn
2 1 (7.14%) Bourne shell
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
1 4 (28.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Sun
3 1 (7.14%) HP