The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 509 450 391
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -59
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 81 120 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 85 124
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£375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 -50 75 £375 +7.14% 16
London -37 31 £400 +6.73% 5
City of London +31 19 £425 +25.18% 3
South East -15 13 £358 -4.53% 5
West Midlands -5 10 £275 -20.28%
Hampshire -5 10 £354 +5.67% 1
North West -4 9 £388 +40.90% 2
Manchester -1 5 £300 +20.00%
Birmingham - 5 £309 -
Yorkshire +2 4 £388 +53.46% 1
Scotland -20 4 £300 -21.05%
Cheshire +6 3 £390 +26.62% 1
East of England -19 3 £298 -19.59% 3
Edinburgh -20 3 - -
West Yorkshire +2 2 £430 -
South West -25 2 £295 -
East Midlands - 2 £430 -
Wiltshire - 2 £295 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £381 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £298 - 2
Cambridge - 2 £298 - 2
Berkshire +3 1 £388 -
Glasgow -4 1 £300 -29.41%
Surrey -16 1 - - 3
Leeds - 1 £430 -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Chester - 1 - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 160 (100.00%) UNIX
2 113 (70.63%) Linux
3 83 (51.88%) Solaris
4 79 (49.38%) Red Hat
5 60 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (30.63%) SAN
7 48 (30.00%) Oracle
8 45 (28.13%) Shell Script
9 39 (24.38%) Veritas
10 37 (23.13%) AIX
11 36 (22.50%) Finance
12 34 (21.25%) VMware
13 31 (19.38%) Perl
14 29 (18.13%) HP
14 29 (18.13%) NetApp
15 27 (16.88%) HPUX
15 27 (16.88%) Banking
16 26 (16.25%) Sun
17 24 (15.00%) IBM
17 24 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (14.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 21 (13.13%) NetBackup
20 20 (12.50%) Migration
21 19 (11.88%) TCP/IP
22 18 (11.25%) ITIL
22 18 (11.25%) Windows
23 17 (10.63%) DNS
23 17 (10.63%) Korn
24 16 (10.00%) SSH
24 16 (10.00%) Bash Shell

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 12 (7.50%) Apache
2 11 (6.88%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.75%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (2.50%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.63%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.63%) nginx
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (30.63%) SAN
2 19 (11.88%) TCP/IP
3 17 (10.63%) DNS
4 16 (10.00%) SSH
5 12 (7.50%) LDAP
6 11 (6.88%) Firewall
7 10 (6.25%) NAS
8 9 (5.63%) FTP
9 8 (5.00%) LAN
9 8 (5.00%) WAN
10 7 (4.38%) SMTP
11 5 (3.13%) IMAP
11 5 (3.13%) HTTP
12 4 (2.50%) HTTPS
12 4 (2.50%) DMZ
13 2 (1.25%) SSL
13 2 (1.25%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.25%) SNMP
13 2 (1.25%) DHCP
13 2 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.63%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.25%) MySQL
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 36 (22.50%) Finance
2 27 (16.88%) Banking
3 8 (5.00%) Retail
4 5 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.00%) Middleware
2 6 (3.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.63%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.63%) Flash
3 1 (0.63%) CSS
3 1 (0.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.75%) Client/Server
1 6 (3.75%) Clustering
2 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.88%) Open Source
3 3 (1.88%) Hedge funds
3 3 (1.88%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.25%) HACMP
4 2 (1.25%) Firmware
4 2 (1.25%) LPAR
4 2 (1.25%) Statistics
5 1 (0.63%) Celerra
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.63%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.63%) Replication
5 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 160 (100.00%) UNIX
2 113 (70.63%) Linux
3 83 (51.88%) Solaris
4 60 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (23.13%) AIX
6 27 (16.88%) HPUX
7 18 (11.25%) Windows
8 14 (8.75%) SUSE
9 8 (5.00%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.13%) CentOS
11 4 (2.50%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.88%) Debian
13 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.50%) Migration
2 18 (11.25%) ITIL
3 15 (9.38%) Change Management
4 14 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (6.88%) Service Delivery
6 10 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (4.38%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.13%) Performance Management
8 5 (3.13%) Release Management
9 4 (2.50%) Business Continuity
9 4 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
9 4 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (2.50%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.50%) Load Balancing
10 3 (1.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (1.88%) Kernel Tuning
11 2 (1.25%) Configuration Management
11 2 (1.25%) Data Security
11 2 (1.25%) ITIL V3
11 2 (1.25%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.13%) Shell Script
2 31 (19.38%) Perl
3 17 (10.63%) Korn
4 16 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 8 (5.00%) Bourne shell
6 7 (4.38%) SQL
7 5 (3.13%) sed
7 5 (3.13%) AWK
7 5 (3.13%) Python
8 4 (2.50%) C
8 4 (2.50%) Java
9 3 (1.88%) REXX
10 2 (1.25%) C-shell
11 1 (0.63%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 1 (0.63%) JCL
11 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.50%) SC Cleared
1 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.13%) Degree
2 5 (3.13%) Sun Certification
3 3 (1.88%) RHCE
4 1 (0.63%) RHCA
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.63%) OCP
4 1 (0.63%) OCA
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (14.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (7.50%) NFS
4 11 (6.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (5.63%) RHEV
6 8 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (5.00%) Veritas File System
7 5 (3.13%) Sendmail
8 4 (2.50%) Active Directory
9 3 (1.88%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.88%) KVM
9 3 (1.88%) vSphere
9 3 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.25%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.25%) Dovecot
10 2 (1.25%) Cronacle
10 2 (1.25%) Squid
11 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (13.13%) NetBackup
2 10 (6.25%) Puppet
3 8 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (4.38%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (4.38%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.13%) Data Guard
5 5 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.50%) Control-M
6 4 (2.50%) Legato
6 4 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.88%) YUM
7 3 (1.88%) Nagios
7 3 (1.88%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.25%) Salt
8 2 (1.25%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.63%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.63%) Cacti
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 79 (49.38%) Red Hat
2 48 (30.00%) Oracle
3 39 (24.38%) Veritas
4 34 (21.25%) VMware
5 29 (18.13%) HP
5 29 (18.13%) NetApp
6 26 (16.25%) Sun
7 24 (15.00%) IBM
8 15 (9.38%) EMC
9 7 (4.38%) Cisco
10 5 (3.13%) Citrix
11 4 (2.50%) Dell
11 4 (2.50%) Sybase
11 4 (2.50%) StorageTek
11 4 (2.50%) TIBCO
11 4 (2.50%) Northgate
12 3 (1.88%) Tumbleweed
12 3 (1.88%) Cyber-Ark
12 3 (1.88%) Splunk
12 3 (1.88%) Symantec
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