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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 524 512 465
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -47
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 87 81 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 47 85
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£363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 28 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 28 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
England -38 63 £370 -1.33% 10
London +4 34 £375 -6.30% 4
Scotland +18 23 £330 +10.00%
Edinburgh +4 12 £325 -
East of England +5 10 £363 +21.84% 2
South East -19 10 £500 +39.66% 2
Glasgow +10 9 £330 +10.00%
Hampshire -1 9 £500 +41.24%
City of London -22 6 £395 -7.05%
Cambridge -3 5 £363 +21.84% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 5 £363 +21.84% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £325 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £325 -
Manchester -17 3 £300 -
North West -26 3 £300 -22.58% 1
South West +1 2 £375 +27.11%
Hook -7 2 £327 -8.65%
North East -24 2 £300 +33.33%
Surrey +3 1 - - 1
Birmingham -3 1 £300 -2.83% 1
Essex -10 1 £400 -
West Midlands -10 1 £300 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire -29 1 £440 +13.54%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Bristol - 1 £375 -
Basildon - 1 £400 -
Livingston - 1 - -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 147 (100.00%) UNIX
2 84 (57.14%) Linux
3 80 (54.42%) Solaris
4 64 (43.54%) Red Hat
5 46 (31.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (29.25%) AIX
7 41 (27.89%) Finance
8 40 (27.21%) Veritas
9 39 (26.53%) SAN
9 39 (26.53%) Oracle
10 30 (20.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 27 (18.37%) Perl
12 24 (16.33%) Sun
12 24 (16.33%) Shell Script
13 23 (15.65%) IBM
13 23 (15.65%) HP
14 22 (14.97%) VMware
15 21 (14.29%) NAS
16 20 (13.61%) Banking
16 20 (13.61%) Migration
16 20 (13.61%) NetApp
17 18 (12.24%) HPUX
17 18 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (12.24%) Oracle Database
18 17 (11.56%) Puppet
19 16 (10.88%) Data Centre
19 16 (10.88%) LDAP
19 16 (10.88%) Windows
20 15 (10.20%) Bash Shell
21 14 (9.52%) Veritas Volume Manager

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.53%) SAN
2 21 (14.29%) NAS
3 16 (10.88%) LDAP
4 11 (7.48%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.80%) DNS
6 6 (4.08%) LAN
7 5 (3.40%) HTTP
7 5 (3.40%) Firewall
8 4 (2.72%) SSL
8 4 (2.72%) WAN
9 3 (2.04%) SMTP
9 3 (2.04%) SSH
10 2 (1.36%) Internet
10 2 (1.36%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.36%) DHCP
10 2 (1.36%) FTP
10 2 (1.36%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.36%) PCoIP
11 1 (0.68%) Intranet
11 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.24%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.04%) MySQL
3 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.36%) Subversion
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 41 (27.89%) Finance
2 20 (13.61%) Banking
3 7 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.72%) Law
4 4 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.36%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.36%) CGI
2 1 (0.68%) Middleware
2 1 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.52%) Clustering
3 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.72%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.72%) HACMP
5 3 (2.04%) Statistics
5 3 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.36%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.36%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.36%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.36%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) STB
7 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 147 (100.00%) UNIX
2 84 (57.14%) Linux
3 80 (54.42%) Solaris
4 46 (31.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (29.25%) AIX
6 18 (12.24%) HPUX
7 16 (10.88%) Windows
8 6 (4.08%) SUSE
9 5 (3.40%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (2.04%) CentOS
12 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.36%) Tru64
12 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.68%) Scientific Linux
13 1 (0.68%) zOS
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.61%) Migration
2 11 (7.48%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (6.80%) ITIL
4 7 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.40%) Project Management
6 5 (3.40%) Service Management
6 5 (3.40%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.40%) Change Management
6 5 (3.40%) Risk Management
6 5 (3.40%) Load Balancing
6 5 (3.40%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (3.40%) Change Control
7 4 (2.72%) Data Security
7 4 (2.72%) Patch Management
7 4 (2.72%) DevOps
8 3 (2.04%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.04%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.04%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.37%) Perl
2 24 (16.33%) Shell Script
3 15 (10.20%) Bash Shell
4 14 (9.52%) Korn
5 9 (6.12%) SQL
5 9 (6.12%) Python
6 3 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.04%) C-shell
7 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.36%) C
7 2 (1.36%) Java
7 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.76%) RHCE
3 3 (2.04%) RHCA
4 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.36%) MCSE
4 2 (1.36%) CCNA
4 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.36%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) SLA
1 2 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 30 (20.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 18 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 11 (7.48%) NFS
5 6 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (4.08%) vSphere
5 6 (4.08%) Oracle Clusterware
6 5 (3.40%) Veritas File System
6 5 (3.40%) RACF
6 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
7 4 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.36%) KVM
9 2 (1.36%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.68%) Samba
10 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.68%) Xen
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.68%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 17 (11.56%) Puppet
2 10 (6.80%) Oracle ZFS
3 8 (5.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (4.08%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.40%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (2.04%) Control-M
7 3 (2.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (2.04%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.36%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.36%) SCCM
8 2 (1.36%) Nagios
8 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.68%) SCOM
9 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.68%) SCSM
9 1 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 64 (43.54%) Red Hat
2 40 (27.21%) Veritas
3 39 (26.53%) Oracle
4 24 (16.33%) Sun
5 23 (15.65%) HP
5 23 (15.65%) IBM
6 22 (14.97%) VMware
7 20 (13.61%) NetApp
8 14 (9.52%) EMC
9 9 (6.12%) Cisco
10 5 (3.40%) Microsoft
11 4 (2.72%) Dell
11 4 (2.72%) Symantec
12 3 (2.04%) Citrix
12 3 (2.04%) Brocade
12 3 (2.04%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.36%) Remedy
13 2 (1.36%) Compaq
14 1 (0.68%) SAP
14 1 (0.68%) BMC
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