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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 539 528 450
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -78
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 86 88 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 44 97
Average daily rate
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£365 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £341
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.08%
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 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 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 28 August 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 -24 63 £375 +25.00% 11
London +26 40 £375 +12.78% 8
Scotland +7 22 £330 +10.00%
Edinburgh -5 15 £325 -
City of London +4 14 £383 -12.57% 2
South East -16 10 £425 +30.76%
Surrey - 6 £425 -
Glasgow +5 5 £330 +10.00%
Hampshire -10 4 £415 +38.16%
East of England +1 3 £400 +33.33%
North East -23 3 £300 +33.33%
West Midlands -7 2 £294 +6.81%
South West -13 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Manchester -21 2 £300 -
North West -36 2 £300 - 1
Hook - 2 £327 -
Birmingham +3 1 £300 +9.09%
Hertfordshire +1 1 £501 -
Cambridgeshire -8 1 £380 +26.66%
Cambridge -8 1 £380 +26.66%
Yorkshire -31 1 £440 +13.54% 1
Solihull - 1 £288 -
Bristol - 1 £375 - 1
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Basildon - 1 £400 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £501 -
Weybridge - 1 £425 -
Livingston - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £400 -
West Lothian - 1 - -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 166 (100.00%) UNIX
2 103 (62.05%) Linux
3 90 (54.22%) Solaris
4 84 (50.60%) Red Hat
5 56 (33.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (31.93%) Finance
7 47 (28.31%) Veritas
8 46 (27.71%) SAN
8 46 (27.71%) AIX
9 42 (25.30%) Oracle
10 34 (20.48%) Shell Script
11 32 (19.28%) Perl
12 31 (18.67%) Banking
12 31 (18.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 30 (18.07%) IBM
14 27 (16.27%) HP
15 26 (15.66%) NAS
16 24 (14.46%) Sun
16 24 (14.46%) HPUX
16 24 (14.46%) VMware
17 22 (13.25%) EMC
18 21 (12.65%) NetApp
19 20 (12.05%) Migration
19 20 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (11.45%) Clustering
21 18 (10.84%) Windows
21 18 (10.84%) Puppet
22 16 (9.64%) Bash Shell
22 16 (9.64%) Oracle Database
22 16 (9.64%) Data Centre

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (4.22%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.81%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.81%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (27.71%) SAN
2 26 (15.66%) NAS
3 16 (9.64%) LDAP
4 12 (7.23%) TCP/IP
5 11 (6.63%) DNS
6 8 (4.82%) Firewall
7 7 (4.22%) HTTP
8 6 (3.61%) LAN
8 6 (3.61%) SSH
8 6 (3.61%) SSL
9 5 (3.01%) SMTP
10 4 (2.41%) WAN
10 4 (2.41%) Internet
11 2 (1.20%) FTP
11 2 (1.20%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.20%) PCoIP
11 2 (1.20%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.60%) DHCP
12 1 (0.60%) ATM
12 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.81%) MySQL
2 3 (1.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.20%) Subversion
3 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 53 (31.93%) Finance
2 31 (18.67%) Banking
3 13 (7.83%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.01%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.41%) Law
6 3 (1.81%) Electronics
7 2 (1.20%) German Language
8 1 (0.60%) Retail
8 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.81%) EDI
2 2 (1.20%) CGI
2 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.60%) J2EE
3 1 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.45%) Clustering
2 16 (9.64%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.82%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.41%) HACMP
6 3 (1.81%) Statistics
6 3 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.20%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.20%) IBM XIV
7 2 (1.20%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.20%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) HP Superdome
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.60%) PKI
8 1 (0.60%) STB
8 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 166 (100.00%) UNIX
2 103 (62.05%) Linux
3 90 (54.22%) Solaris
4 56 (33.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (27.71%) AIX
6 24 (14.46%) HPUX
7 18 (10.84%) Windows
8 8 (4.82%) SUSE
9 5 (3.01%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.81%) CentOS
11 3 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.20%) Debian
12 2 (1.20%) Tru64
12 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.60%) zOS
13 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.60%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.05%) Migration
2 10 (6.02%) ITIL
3 9 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (5.42%) Patch Management
4 8 (4.82%) Load Balancing
5 7 (4.22%) Problem Management
5 7 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (3.61%) Change Management
6 6 (3.61%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.01%) Project Management
7 5 (3.01%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.01%) Change Control
7 5 (3.01%) Risk Management
8 4 (2.41%) Data Security
8 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.81%) Service Management
9 3 (1.81%) Business Continuity
9 3 (1.81%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (1.81%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.48%) Shell Script
2 32 (19.28%) Perl
3 16 (9.64%) Bash Shell
4 15 (9.04%) Korn
5 8 (4.82%) Python
5 8 (4.82%) SQL
6 6 (3.61%) C
7 3 (1.81%) Java
7 3 (1.81%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.81%) C-shell
8 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.60%) Ruby
9 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.60%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.60%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 6 (3.61%) RHCE
2 5 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.81%) RHCA
4 2 (1.20%) MCSE
4 2 (1.20%) CCNA
4 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.20%) Degree
5 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) VCDX
5 1 (0.60%) VCAP
5 1 (0.60%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) SLA
1 2 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 31 (18.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 20 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 13 (7.83%) NFS
5 8 (4.82%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.82%) vSphere
6 6 (3.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (3.61%) RACF
6 6 (3.61%) Oracle Clusterware
7 5 (3.01%) Active Directory
7 5 (3.01%) Veritas File System
8 4 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.81%) KVM
9 3 (1.81%) RHEV
10 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.60%) Xen
11 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.60%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (10.84%) Puppet
2 8 (4.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (4.22%) Oracle ZFS
4 6 (3.61%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.01%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.81%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.20%) Nagios
8 2 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.20%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.60%) Control-M
9 1 (0.60%) SCCM
9 1 (0.60%) Salt
9 1 (0.60%) yum
Vendors
1 84 (50.60%) Red Hat
2 47 (28.31%) Veritas
3 42 (25.30%) Oracle
4 30 (18.07%) IBM
5 27 (16.27%) HP
6 24 (14.46%) Sun
6 24 (14.46%) VMware
7 22 (13.25%) EMC
8 21 (12.65%) NetApp
9 8 (4.82%) Cisco
10 6 (3.61%) Brocade
11 4 (2.41%) Microsoft
11 4 (2.41%) Dell
11 4 (2.41%) Symantec
12 3 (1.81%) Citrix
12 3 (1.81%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.20%) BMC
13 2 (1.20%) Remedy
13 2 (1.20%) Compaq
14 1 (0.60%) SAP
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