The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 531 502 454
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -48
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 76 80 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 44 72
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£363 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £27.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 27 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 22 May 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
England -38 63 £400 +6.66% 12
London -17 33 £425 +9.67% 4
South East -8 16 £466 +30.02% 3
Scotland +3 10 £330 - 2
Glasgow - 9 £330 - 1
East of England +14 8 £350 - 4
Hampshire -1 7 £500 +39.66% 1
North West -22 5 £300 -22.58%
Surrey +7 4 £325 -
City of London -6 4 £450 +12.50% 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £325 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £363 - 2
Cambridge - 4 £363 - 1
Manchester -11 3 £300 -
Kent - 3 £466 -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £343 -
Tonbridge - 2 £466 -
Staines +9 1 £325 -
Edinburgh -2 1 - -
West Yorkshire -10 1 £350 -
Yorkshire -15 1 £350 -6.66% 1
Woking - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
Prescot - 1 - -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 154 (100.00%) UNIX
2 85 (55.19%) Solaris
3 82 (53.25%) Linux
4 66 (42.86%) Red Hat
5 52 (33.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (31.17%) AIX
6 48 (31.17%) Oracle
7 44 (28.57%) Finance
8 41 (26.62%) SAN
9 31 (20.13%) Veritas
9 31 (20.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 28 (18.18%) Perl
11 27 (17.53%) HP
12 26 (16.88%) Sun
13 24 (15.58%) Oracle Database
14 23 (14.94%) Shell Script
15 22 (14.29%) HPUX
16 21 (13.64%) NetApp
16 21 (13.64%) Migration
17 17 (11.04%) IBM
17 17 (11.04%) LDAP
18 16 (10.39%) EMC
18 16 (10.39%) VMware
18 16 (10.39%) NAS
19 15 (9.74%) Puppet
19 15 (9.74%) Banking
20 13 (8.44%) Korn
20 13 (8.44%) Security Cleared
21 12 (7.79%) Bash Shell
21 12 (7.79%) NetBackup

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.25%) Apache
3 4 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.60%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.95%) ColdFusion
4 3 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) JBoss
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Maximo
2 1 (0.65%) Agresso
2 1 (0.65%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.65%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (26.62%) SAN
2 17 (11.04%) LDAP
3 16 (10.39%) NAS
4 10 (6.49%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.49%) DNS
5 4 (2.60%) LAN
5 4 (2.60%) WAN
6 3 (1.95%) Firewall
7 2 (1.30%) VLAN
7 2 (1.30%) SSH
7 2 (1.30%) DHCP
7 2 (1.30%) FTP
7 2 (1.30%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.65%) Intranet
8 1 (0.65%) SSL
8 1 (0.65%) HTTP
8 1 (0.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.58%) Oracle Database
2 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.60%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.95%) MySQL
4 3 (1.95%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.65%) HBase
6 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
General
1 44 (28.57%) Finance
2 15 (9.74%) Banking
3 5 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.60%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (1.30%) Flash
2 2 (1.30%) CGI
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.14%) Clustering
2 5 (3.25%) HACMP
3 4 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.60%) Replication
4 2 (1.30%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (1.30%) Wiki
4 2 (1.30%) Statistics
4 2 (1.30%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.65%) AS400
5 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.65%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.65%) NHS
5 1 (0.65%) CMDB
5 1 (0.65%) PKI
5 1 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.65%) Celerra
5 1 (0.65%) HP Superdome
5 1 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) UNIX
2 85 (55.19%) Solaris
3 82 (53.25%) Linux
4 52 (33.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (31.17%) AIX
6 22 (14.29%) HPUX
7 9 (5.84%) Windows
8 7 (4.55%) SUSE
9 4 (2.60%) zOS
10 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.95%) CentOS
10 3 (1.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.30%) Tru64
12 1 (0.65%) VMS
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.65%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.64%) Migration
2 10 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (5.84%) Change Management
3 9 (5.84%) ITIL
3 9 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (5.19%) Configuration Management
5 6 (3.90%) Service Management
5 6 (3.90%) Project Management
6 4 (2.60%) High Availability
6 4 (2.60%) DevOps
6 4 (2.60%) Change Control
7 3 (1.95%) Business Continuity
7 3 (1.95%) Risk Management
7 3 (1.95%) Service Delivery
7 3 (1.95%) Data Security
7 3 (1.95%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.95%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (1.30%) Business Continuity Management
8 2 (1.30%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.18%) Perl
2 23 (14.94%) Shell Script
3 13 (8.44%) Korn
4 12 (7.79%) Bash Shell
5 11 (7.14%) SQL
6 10 (6.49%) Python
7 5 (3.25%) C
8 4 (2.60%) PHP
9 3 (1.95%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.95%) Java
9 3 (1.95%) C-shell
10 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.25%) RHCE
2 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.95%) RHCA
4 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.65%) EMC Certification
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 31 (20.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 11 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 11 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.19%) NFS
4 7 (4.55%) RACF
5 5 (3.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (3.25%) KVM
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (1.95%) RHEV
8 2 (1.30%) vSphere
9 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.65%) Samba
9 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.65%) SRDF
9 1 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.65%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (9.74%) Puppet
2 12 (7.79%) NetBackup
3 7 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (3.90%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.95%) Control-M
6 3 (1.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (1.95%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.95%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.30%) SCCM
7 2 (1.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (1.30%) Nagios
8 1 (0.65%) SCOM
8 1 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.65%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.65%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 66 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 48 (31.17%) Oracle
3 31 (20.13%) Veritas
4 27 (17.53%) HP
5 26 (16.88%) Sun
6 21 (13.64%) NetApp
7 17 (11.04%) IBM
8 16 (10.39%) EMC
8 16 (10.39%) VMware
9 7 (4.55%) Cisco
10 5 (3.25%) Symantec
11 3 (1.95%) Microsoft
11 3 (1.95%) Brocade
11 3 (1.95%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.30%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.30%) Compaq
12 2 (1.30%) Remedy
13 1 (0.65%) Juniper
13 1 (0.65%) BMC
13 1 (0.65%) Informatica
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