The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Unix Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Administrator
Rank 465 552 503
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 176 80 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 62 58
Median daily rate £415 £389 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+218.75% -

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
52739 52999 51576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.73% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34376 32174 31581
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 2137 2130
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Unix Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Unix Administrator in the job title.

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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +53 146 £415 +3.75% 10
London +14 61 £450 +7.46% 3
South East +22 52 £400 -17.94% 2
Surrey +30 38 £425 -2.85% 2
Scotland +12 28 £400 +10.34%
Edinburgh +5 17 £420 +5.00%
Camberley - 16 £425 - 1
City of London +49 9 £410 -8.88% 2
Redhill - 9 £365 - 1
South West - 8 £375 - 2
Bristol - 7 £375 -
East of England +10 6 £325 - 2
North West -11 6 £338 -1.45% 1
Glasgow +8 5 £373 +7.97%
Hampshire +7 5 £325 -35.00%
West Sussex -22 5 £366 -22.89%
Tyne and Wear - 5 - -
Cambridge - 5 £325 -
Erskine - 5 £326 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £326 -
North East - 5 - -
West Midlands - 5 £363 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £325 -
Yorkshire -2 3 £430 +22.71%
Guildford - 3 £450 -
Basingstoke - 3 £325 -
Gatwick - 3 £366 -
West Yorkshire -5 2 £440 +17.20%
Manchester -9 2 - - 1

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Unix Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 287 (100.00%) Unix
2 223 (77.70%) Linux
3 172 (59.93%) Solaris
4 153 (53.31%) Red Hat
5 144 (50.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 130 (45.30%) Veritas
7 115 (40.07%) Finance
8 112 (39.02%) SAN
9 84 (29.27%) Oracle
10 81 (28.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 76 (26.48%) Banking
12 71 (24.74%) AIX
13 67 (23.34%) Migration
14 64 (22.30%) Shell Script
14 64 (22.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 62 (21.60%) EMC
16 60 (20.91%) Perl
17 55 (19.16%) Clustering
18 54 (18.82%) Sun
19 51 (17.77%) NetBackup
20 49 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
21 47 (16.38%) NAS
22 46 (16.03%) HP
23 44 (15.33%) High Availability
24 42 (14.63%) Data Centre
25 40 (13.94%) Puppet
26 37 (12.89%) Oracle ZFS
27 36 (12.54%) IBM
28 33 (11.50%) ITIL
29 31 (10.80%) Python

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.83%) Apache
2 10 (3.48%) JBoss
2 10 (3.48%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.79%) TPMS
4 7 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (1.05%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.35%) CMS
7 1 (0.35%) FileNet
7 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.35%) GitHub
1 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 112 (39.02%) SAN
2 47 (16.38%) NAS
3 30 (10.45%) TCP/IP
4 26 (9.06%) Fibre Channel
5 25 (8.71%) DNS
6 24 (8.36%) LDAP
7 15 (5.23%) Firewall
8 8 (2.79%) DHCP
9 7 (2.44%) LAN
9 7 (2.44%) SSH
9 7 (2.44%) WAN
10 5 (1.74%) HTTP
10 5 (1.74%) SSL
11 4 (1.39%) Internet
11 4 (1.39%) VPN
12 2 (0.70%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.70%) FTP
12 2 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.70%) SMTP
12 2 (0.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.76%) MySQL
2 22 (7.67%) VLDB
3 17 (5.92%) OLTP
4 8 (2.79%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.74%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.05%) DB2
8 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.35%) GIS
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.74%) JIRA
2 3 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.05%) Subversion
3 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 115 (40.07%) Finance
2 76 (26.48%) Banking
3 18 (6.27%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.57%) Law
5 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.70%) Back Office
6 2 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.09%) Web Services
2 5 (1.74%) Middleware
3 4 (1.39%) J2EE
4 3 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.70%) LAMP
5 2 (0.70%) SAML
5 2 (0.70%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.70%) XML
6 1 (0.35%) CGI
6 1 (0.35%) CSS
6 1 (0.35%) HTML
6 1 (0.35%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.35%) POSIX
6 1 (0.35%) SOAP
6 1 (0.35%) Symfony
6 1 (0.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.16%) Clustering
2 42 (14.63%) Data Centre
3 30 (10.45%) EMC VMAX
4 17 (5.92%) Computer Science
5 16 (5.57%) Replication
6 14 (4.88%) HACMP
7 8 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.79%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.44%) CMDB
9 5 (1.74%) User Experience
10 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.70%) Contactless
11 2 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.70%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.70%) Wiki
12 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) iSeries
12 1 (0.35%) LPAR
12 1 (0.35%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 287 (100.00%) Unix
2 223 (77.70%) Linux
3 172 (59.93%) Solaris
4 144 (50.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (24.74%) AIX
6 25 (8.71%) Windows
7 21 (7.32%) HPUX
8 14 (4.88%) SUSE
9 6 (2.09%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.39%) CentOS
10 4 (1.39%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.35%) Debian
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (23.34%) Migration
2 49 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 44 (15.33%) High Availability
4 33 (11.50%) ITIL
5 24 (8.36%) Change Management
6 16 (5.57%) DevOps
7 15 (5.23%) Configuration Management
8 12 (4.18%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (4.18%) Service Management
9 11 (3.83%) Project Management
10 10 (3.48%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.48%) Patch Management
11 9 (3.14%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (2.79%) Incident Management
13 7 (2.44%) Open Source
13 7 (2.44%) Performance Analysis
13 7 (2.44%) Server Patching
14 5 (1.74%) Kalman Filter
14 5 (1.74%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 64 (22.30%) Shell Script
2 60 (20.91%) Perl
3 31 (10.80%) Python
4 13 (4.53%) Bash Shell
5 11 (3.83%) PHP
5 11 (3.83%) SQL
6 10 (3.48%) Bourne shell
6 10 (3.48%) Korn
7 8 (2.79%) C
8 6 (2.09%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.74%) Java
10 4 (1.39%) C-shell
11 3 (1.05%) AWK
11 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.70%) sed
12 2 (0.70%) SystemTap
13 1 (0.35%) C#
13 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.27%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.09%) Degree
4 2 (0.70%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (0.70%) OCP
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.53%) SLA
2 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (28.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 64 (22.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 28 (9.76%) NFS
4 26 (9.06%) Veritas File System
5 21 (7.32%) GlusterFS
6 14 (4.88%) KVM
6 14 (4.88%) RHEV
6 14 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (3.14%) Firmware
8 7 (2.44%) Active Directory
8 7 (2.44%) vSphere
9 6 (2.09%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (1.74%) GPFS
10 5 (1.74%) iptables
10 5 (1.74%) Sendmail
11 4 (1.39%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (1.39%) SRDF
12 3 (1.05%) Postfix
13 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 51 (17.77%) NetBackup
2 40 (13.94%) Puppet
3 37 (12.89%) Oracle ZFS
4 29 (10.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 22 (7.67%) Red Hat Satellite
6 14 (4.88%) Oracle RMAN
7 12 (4.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (3.48%) Control-M
9 7 (2.44%) Legato
10 6 (2.09%) Ansible
10 6 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.74%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (1.39%) Nagios
12 4 (1.39%) OSSEC
13 3 (1.05%) BladeLogic
13 3 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
13 3 (1.05%) Cobbler
14 2 (0.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 153 (53.31%) Red Hat
2 130 (45.30%) Veritas
3 84 (29.27%) Oracle
4 62 (21.60%) EMC
5 54 (18.82%) Sun
6 46 (16.03%) HP
7 36 (12.54%) IBM
8 30 (10.45%) NetApp
9 29 (10.10%) Brocade
10 25 (8.71%) StorageTek
11 21 (7.32%) VMware
12 11 (3.83%) Dell
13 10 (3.48%) Symantec
14 9 (3.14%) Emulex
14 9 (3.14%) Splunk
15 7 (2.44%) BMC
15 7 (2.44%) ServiceNow
16 5 (1.74%) Cognizant
17 4 (1.39%) 3PAR
17 4 (1.39%) SolarWinds
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £390 to £400 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago