The first table below looks at the demand for the UNIX Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 513 450 459
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +9
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 90 102 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 77 73
Average daily rate £350 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

UNIX Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

UNIX Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Administrator within the UK.

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UNIX Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Administrator within the UK.

UNIX Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -53 76 £363 -0.34% 13
London -49 53 £385 -3.75% 9
City of London -12 13 £388 -9.35% 5
Scotland -8 9 - -
West Midlands -4 5 £375 +15.38%
South East -18 5 £269 -11.88% 1
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Motherwell - 4 - -
Berkshire -8 3 £238 -9.09%
North West -21 3 £358 +14.40%
Reading -10 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £325 -
Wales - 2 £325 -
Slough +6 1 £238 -16.66%
Hampshire -3 1 £300 -11.11% 1
Cheshire -7 1 £290 -
Surrey -14 1 - -
Manchester -15 1 - -
Essex -18 1 - -
East of England -36 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bridgend - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 205 (100.00%) UNIX
2 156 (76.10%) Linux
3 147 (71.71%) Solaris
4 123 (60.00%) Red Hat
5 98 (47.80%) SAN
6 95 (46.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 85 (41.46%) Veritas
8 75 (36.59%) Oracle
9 66 (32.20%) Perl
10 59 (28.78%) DNS
11 58 (28.29%) Sun
12 57 (27.80%) Shell Script
12 57 (27.80%) Finance
13 55 (26.83%) EMC
14 53 (25.85%) VMware
15 51 (24.88%) NFS
16 44 (21.46%) ITIL
17 43 (20.98%) TCP/IP
18 42 (20.49%) Apache
19 41 (20.00%) HP
20 38 (18.54%) Banking
20 38 (18.54%) VMware Infrastructure
21 37 (18.05%) Puppet
22 36 (17.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
23 35 (17.07%) NAS
24 32 (15.61%) Tomcat
24 32 (15.61%) AIX
25 28 (13.66%) LDAP
26 27 (13.17%) Migration
27 26 (12.68%) Veritas Cluster Server

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 42 (20.49%) Apache
2 32 (15.61%) Tomcat
3 12 (5.85%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.85%) Oracle Application Server
4 8 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.41%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.95%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.46%) IIS
8 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.98%) SAS
9 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.37%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (4.39%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 98 (47.80%) SAN
2 59 (28.78%) DNS
3 43 (20.98%) TCP/IP
4 35 (17.07%) NAS
5 28 (13.66%) LDAP
6 22 (10.73%) SSH
7 19 (9.27%) DHCP
8 15 (7.32%) HTTP
9 14 (6.83%) FTP
10 11 (5.37%) SSL
10 11 (5.37%) Firewall
11 10 (4.88%) SMTP
12 6 (2.93%) VPN
12 6 (2.93%) LAN
12 6 (2.93%) WAN
13 5 (2.44%) SNMP
13 5 (2.44%) Internet
14 3 (1.46%) Kerberos
15 2 (0.98%) iSCSI
15 2 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.73%) Oracle Database
2 14 (6.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (6.34%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (4.39%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (1.95%) MySQL
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.98%) BODI
8 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.95%) Hudson
2 4 (1.95%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.95%) Mercurial
2 4 (1.95%) Git (software)
General
1 57 (27.80%) Finance
2 38 (18.54%) Banking
3 23 (11.22%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.37%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.93%) Retail
6 5 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.98%) Advertising
8 2 (0.98%) Games
9 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.49%) French Language
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.83%) Web Services
2 11 (5.37%) J2EE
3 8 (3.90%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.98%) Middleware
4 2 (0.98%) COM
4 2 (0.98%) CSS
4 2 (0.98%) XML
4 2 (0.98%) .NET
4 2 (0.98%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.24%) Clustering
2 11 (5.37%) CLARiiON
3 8 (3.90%) Celerra
3 8 (3.90%) Wiki
4 7 (3.41%) Symmetrix DMX
4 7 (3.41%) PKI
5 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.44%) Open Source
7 4 (1.95%) Oracle Exalogic
7 4 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.46%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.98%) HACMP
9 2 (0.98%) LPAR
9 2 (0.98%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.49%) Replication
10 1 (0.49%) Statistics
10 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 205 (100.00%) UNIX
2 156 (76.10%) Linux
3 147 (71.71%) Solaris
4 95 (46.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (15.61%) AIX
6 21 (10.24%) SUSE
7 14 (6.83%) HPUX
8 12 (5.85%) Windows
9 10 (4.88%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.93%) CentOS
11 3 (1.46%) Debian
12 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.98%) VMS
12 2 (0.98%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.49%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.46%) ITIL
2 27 (13.17%) Migration
3 17 (8.29%) Configuration Management
4 15 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (6.83%) Problem Management
6 12 (5.85%) Change Management
7 11 (5.37%) Performance Management
8 9 (4.39%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.90%) SIEM
9 8 (3.90%) Software Deployment
9 8 (3.90%) Service Management
10 7 (3.41%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.41%) Resource Management
10 7 (3.41%) RDF
10 7 (3.41%) Performance Analysis
11 6 (2.93%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (2.44%) Business Continuity
12 5 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 66 (32.20%) Perl
2 57 (27.80%) Shell Script
3 24 (11.71%) Java
4 20 (9.76%) Korn
5 17 (8.29%) Bash Shell
6 13 (6.34%) Ruby
7 11 (5.37%) Python
8 8 (3.90%) Bourne shell
9 7 (3.41%) SQL
10 6 (2.93%) C
11 4 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.95%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.46%) REXX
13 2 (0.98%) VBScript
14 1 (0.49%) AWK
14 1 (0.49%) VB
14 1 (0.49%) ABAP
14 1 (0.49%) JCL
14 1 (0.49%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
14 1 (0.49%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (4.39%) SC Cleared
1 9 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.93%) Sun Certification
3 4 (1.95%) Degree
4 3 (1.46%) RHCE
5 2 (0.98%) OCP
5 2 (0.98%) OCA
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.98%) ISEB
5 2 (0.98%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.49%) SCSA
6 1 (0.49%) CCNA
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.95%) QA
System Software
1 51 (24.88%) NFS
2 38 (18.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (17.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 26 (12.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 17 (8.29%) Veritas File System
6 15 (7.32%) Sendmail
6 15 (7.32%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (7.32%) Samba
7 11 (5.37%) vSphere
8 10 (4.88%) Cronacle
9 6 (2.93%) Squid
10 5 (2.44%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (1.46%) KVM
13 2 (0.98%) Dovecot
13 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
13 2 (0.98%) Xen
13 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
14 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (18.05%) Puppet
2 20 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (8.29%) Nagios
3 17 (8.29%) NetBackup
4 13 (6.34%) Ganglia
5 12 (5.85%) EMC NetWorker
6 11 (5.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 11 (5.37%) Data Guard
7 10 (4.88%) Tivoli
8 8 (3.90%) Cobbler
9 7 (3.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (1.95%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.95%) Legato
11 4 (1.95%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (1.95%) Control-M
12 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.49%) YUM
13 1 (0.49%) Cacti
13 1 (0.49%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 123 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 85 (41.46%) Veritas
3 75 (36.59%) Oracle
4 58 (28.29%) Sun
5 55 (26.83%) EMC
6 53 (25.85%) VMware
7 41 (20.00%) HP
8 24 (11.71%) IBM
9 20 (9.76%) NetApp
10 14 (6.83%) Splunk
11 13 (6.34%) Cisco
12 10 (4.88%) Sybase
13 8 (3.90%) ArcSight
14 7 (3.41%) Cyber-Ark
15 6 (2.93%) Hitachi
16 5 (2.44%) Brocade
16 5 (2.44%) JBoss
16 5 (2.44%) BMC
17 4 (1.95%) Juniper
17 4 (1.95%) StorageTek
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