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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 509 439 404
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -35
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 86 139 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 98 125
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£300 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £252 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £425 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -76 75 £305 -12.85% 25
London -33 34 £381 +8.92% 11
City of London +35 16 £438 +21.10% 1
West Midlands -16 9 £275 -20.28% 2
Scotland -12 8 £300 -11.76% 3
North West -3 7 £300 - 1
South East -13 7 £325 -16.12% 3
Hampshire -5 6 £300 -10.44%
Edinburgh -15 5 - - 1
East Midlands - 5 £430 -
South West - 5 £300 - 1
Birmingham +4 4 £275 - 1
Manchester -8 4 £300 +20.00%
East of England -27 4 £300 -18.91% 2
Yorkshire 0 3 £388 +40.27% 5
Glasgow -11 3 £300 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £300 - 1
Cheshire -5 2 £430 +39.61% 1
Sheffield +10 1 £350 +16.66%
West Yorkshire +10 1 £430 - 5
Oxfordshire +4 1 £425 +41.66% 1
South Yorkshire -1 1 £350 +26.69%
Cardiff -3 1 £300 - 1
South Wales -7 1 £300 - 1
Wales -13 1 £300 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
Chester - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £430 - 5

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 166 (100.00%) UNIX
2 125 (75.30%) Linux
3 77 (46.39%) Red Hat
4 75 (45.18%) Solaris
5 63 (37.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (29.52%) Shell Script
7 46 (27.71%) Finance
8 42 (25.30%) AIX
9 39 (23.49%) SAN
10 37 (22.29%) Banking
11 33 (19.88%) VMware
12 32 (19.28%) Oracle
13 31 (18.67%) HPUX
14 29 (17.47%) IBM
15 28 (16.87%) Veritas
15 28 (16.87%) Perl
16 27 (16.27%) NetApp
16 27 (16.27%) HP
17 24 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (14.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 22 (13.25%) Migration
19 21 (12.65%) NetBackup
20 20 (12.05%) Windows
21 18 (10.84%) SUSE
22 17 (10.24%) TCP/IP
22 17 (10.24%) Bash Shell
23 14 (8.43%) Korn
24 13 (7.83%) DNS
24 13 (7.83%) Sun
24 13 (7.83%) LDAP

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 10 (6.02%) Apache
2 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.61%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.01%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.20%) nginx
5 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.49%) SAN
2 17 (10.24%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.83%) DNS
3 13 (7.83%) LDAP
4 11 (6.63%) Firewall
5 10 (6.02%) SSH
6 9 (5.42%) LAN
6 9 (5.42%) WAN
7 8 (4.82%) NAS
8 7 (4.22%) IMAP
8 7 (4.22%) SMTP
9 4 (2.41%) DMZ
9 4 (2.41%) FTP
9 4 (2.41%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.81%) DHCP
11 2 (1.20%) HTTP
11 2 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.60%) MRTG
12 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.41%) MySQL
2 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.81%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 46 (27.71%) Finance
2 37 (22.29%) Banking
3 10 (6.02%) Retail
4 8 (4.82%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.82%) Middleware
2 2 (1.20%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.60%) Flash
3 1 (0.60%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) J2EE
3 1 (0.60%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.22%) Client/Server
2 4 (2.41%) Open Source
3 3 (1.81%) Statistics
3 3 (1.81%) Firmware
4 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.60%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.60%) HP Superdome
5 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.60%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.60%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 166 (100.00%) UNIX
2 125 (75.30%) Linux
3 75 (45.18%) Solaris
4 63 (37.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (25.30%) AIX
6 31 (18.67%) HPUX
7 20 (12.05%) Windows
8 18 (10.84%) SUSE
9 6 (3.61%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.41%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.41%) CentOS
11 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.81%) Debian
12 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.25%) Migration
2 10 (6.02%) Change Management
3 9 (5.42%) ITIL
4 8 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (3.61%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.01%) Release Management
7 5 (3.01%) Business Continuity
8 3 (1.81%) Market Research
8 3 (1.81%) Data Management
8 3 (1.81%) Load Balancing
8 3 (1.81%) Kernel Tuning
8 3 (1.81%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (1.81%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (1.81%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (1.81%) Change Control
8 3 (1.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.81%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.81%) Data Security
8 3 (1.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 49 (29.52%) Shell Script
2 28 (16.87%) Perl
3 17 (10.24%) Bash Shell
4 14 (8.43%) Korn
5 12 (7.23%) Python
6 8 (4.82%) SQL
6 8 (4.82%) Bourne shell
7 5 (3.01%) sed
7 5 (3.01%) AWK
8 3 (1.81%) Java
9 2 (1.20%) C-shell
10 1 (0.60%) Ruby
10 1 (0.60%) R
10 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) C++
10 1 (0.60%) REXX
10 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.60%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.23%) SC Cleared
1 12 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.61%) Degree
3 4 (2.41%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.81%) RHCE
5 1 (0.60%) PhD
5 1 (0.60%) CCNA
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.60%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (14.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 11 (6.63%) Veritas File System
3 9 (5.42%) RHEV
4 7 (4.22%) Sendmail
5 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.41%) NFS
5 4 (2.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.20%) KVM
7 2 (1.20%) Squid
7 2 (1.20%) vSphere
7 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.20%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.60%) Xen
8 1 (0.60%) GPFS
8 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (12.65%) NetBackup
2 10 (6.02%) Puppet
3 4 (2.41%) Nagios
3 4 (2.41%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (2.41%) YUM
4 3 (1.81%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.81%) Control-M
5 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.20%) Salt
5 2 (1.20%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.60%) Cacti
6 1 (0.60%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.60%) RANCID
Vendors
1 77 (46.39%) Red Hat
2 33 (19.88%) VMware
3 32 (19.28%) Oracle
4 29 (17.47%) IBM
5 28 (16.87%) Veritas
6 27 (16.27%) NetApp
6 27 (16.27%) HP
7 13 (7.83%) Sun
8 12 (7.23%) EMC
9 6 (3.61%) Citrix
10 5 (3.01%) Sybase
10 5 (3.01%) Cisco
11 4 (2.41%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.81%) Tumbleweed
12 3 (1.81%) Splunk
12 3 (1.81%) Cyber-Ark
12 3 (1.81%) Microsoft
12 3 (1.81%) Symantec
13 2 (1.20%) Sophos
13 2 (1.20%) CA
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