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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 542 495 454
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -41
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 55 77 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 65
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£413 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £295 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.25

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
49911 48452 42119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.38% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30221 29000 24202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1962 2019 2153
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 26 March 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 26 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -46 39 £438 +16.66% 14
London -25 20 £438 +9.37% 4
Scotland -1 14 £325 - 3
South East -6 11 £475 +76.74% 5
Yorkshire -5 6 £325 +85.71% 2
Surrey - 6 £520 -
West Yorkshire -3 4 £450 +157.14% 2
City of London +7 3 £425 +15.64% 1
Kent - 3 £508 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Leeds -5 1 £450 +157.14% 2
West Sussex - 1 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Harrogate - 1 £325 -
Staines - 1 £325 -
Telford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Hove - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Crawley - - - -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 155 (100.00%) UNIX
2 101 (65.16%) Solaris
3 82 (52.90%) Linux
4 61 (39.35%) Red Hat
5 56 (36.13%) Oracle
6 54 (34.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (30.32%) SAN
8 44 (28.39%) Finance
9 39 (25.16%) AIX
10 37 (23.87%) Veritas
11 33 (21.29%) Shell Script
11 33 (21.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 28 (18.06%) EMC
13 25 (16.13%) Sun
13 25 (16.13%) HPUX
14 24 (15.48%) HP
15 22 (14.19%) Migration
16 21 (13.55%) Perl
16 21 (13.55%) Oracle Database
16 21 (13.55%) Banking
17 19 (12.26%) Security Cleared
17 19 (12.26%) LDAP
18 18 (11.61%) VMware
18 18 (11.61%) NAS
19 17 (10.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 17 (10.97%) Korn
20 16 (10.32%) Clustering
21 14 (9.03%) NetApp
22 13 (8.39%) NetBackup
22 13 (8.39%) Apache

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 13 (8.39%) Apache
2 12 (7.74%) WebSphere
3 11 (7.10%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (5.16%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.58%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.94%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.29%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.65%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Agresso
1 1 (0.65%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (30.32%) SAN
2 19 (12.26%) LDAP
3 18 (11.61%) NAS
4 13 (8.39%) DNS
5 9 (5.81%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.58%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.58%) Firewall
7 3 (1.94%) DMZ
7 3 (1.94%) FTP
8 2 (1.29%) SSH
8 2 (1.29%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.65%) Internet
9 1 (0.65%) DHCP
9 1 (0.65%) ADSL
9 1 (0.65%) Broadband
9 1 (0.65%) HTTP
9 1 (0.65%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.55%) Oracle Database
2 11 (7.10%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (3.23%) Ingres
4 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.29%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) HBase
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.65%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.65%) Gradle
2 1 (0.65%) Maven
2 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 44 (28.39%) Finance
2 21 (13.55%) Banking
3 5 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.29%) Retail
4 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.65%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.81%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (3.87%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (1.94%) Flash
4 2 (1.29%) Web Services
4 2 (1.29%) CGI
5 1 (0.65%) Middleware
5 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) JDBC
5 1 (0.65%) Laravel
5 1 (0.65%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.32%) Clustering
2 8 (5.16%) Wiki
2 8 (5.16%) Symmetrix DMX
3 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.58%) Replication
4 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.94%) HACMP
5 3 (1.94%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (1.94%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.29%) Open Source
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) AS400
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.65%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.65%) FMCG
7 1 (0.65%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 155 (100.00%) UNIX
2 101 (65.16%) Solaris
3 82 (52.90%) Linux
4 54 (34.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (25.16%) AIX
6 25 (16.13%) HPUX
7 11 (7.10%) SUSE
8 10 (6.45%) Windows
9 3 (1.94%) zOS
9 3 (1.94%) CentOS
10 2 (1.29%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.29%) VMS
10 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.65%) Tru64
11 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.19%) Migration
2 13 (8.39%) ITIL
3 12 (7.74%) Configuration Management
4 10 (6.45%) Change Management
5 9 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (5.81%) Service Management
5 9 (5.81%) Project Management
6 8 (5.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (3.87%) DevOps
8 5 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.58%) Risk Management
10 3 (1.94%) Data Protection
10 3 (1.94%) High Availability
10 3 (1.94%) Change Control
10 3 (1.94%) Problem Management
11 2 (1.29%) Load Balancing
11 2 (1.29%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (1.29%) Performance Management
11 2 (1.29%) Performance Analysis
12 1 (0.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.29%) Shell Script
2 21 (13.55%) Perl
3 17 (10.97%) Korn
4 10 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.52%) SQL
5 7 (4.52%) Python
6 5 (3.23%) PHP
7 4 (2.58%) C
7 4 (2.58%) Java
8 3 (1.94%) AWK
8 3 (1.94%) sed
9 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.65%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.10%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.29%) Degree
4 2 (1.29%) RHCE
5 1 (0.65%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.65%) EMC Certification
5 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 33 (21.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 17 (10.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (4.52%) Samba
3 7 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.87%) NFS
5 5 (3.23%) RACF
5 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.58%) KVM
7 3 (1.94%) RHEV
8 2 (1.29%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.65%) iptables
9 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.65%) SRDF
9 1 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.65%) vSphere
9 1 (0.65%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.65%) HDFS
9 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (8.39%) NetBackup
1 13 (8.39%) Puppet
2 12 (7.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (4.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (3.87%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 5 (3.23%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 3 (1.94%) Nagios
7 3 (1.94%) Control-M
8 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.29%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.65%) Graphite
9 1 (0.65%) SCSM
9 1 (0.65%) Ansible
9 1 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.65%) YaST
9 1 (0.65%) Salt
Vendors
1 61 (39.35%) Red Hat
2 56 (36.13%) Oracle
3 37 (23.87%) Veritas
4 28 (18.06%) EMC
5 25 (16.13%) Sun
6 24 (15.48%) HP
7 18 (11.61%) VMware
8 14 (9.03%) NetApp
9 13 (8.39%) IBM
10 6 (3.87%) Symantec
11 5 (3.23%) Cisco
12 2 (1.29%) Brocade
12 2 (1.29%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.29%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.29%) Microsoft
13 1 (0.65%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.65%) Remedy
13 1 (0.65%) Citrix
13 1 (0.65%) Juniper
13 1 (0.65%) BMC
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