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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 480 442 440
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -2
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 98 115 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 79 56
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£363 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £320 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -60 71 £375 -6.25% 8
Scotland +10 24 £325 +25.00%
London -70 21 £381 -4.68% 3
South West -8 13 £459 +41.15% 1
South East -12 13 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire +8 10 £450 +157.14%
West Midlands +7 10 £350 -
Yorkshire -1 10 £450 +157.14%
Edinburgh - 10 - -
Leeds -5 9 £450 +157.14%
Birmingham - 7 £350 -
Berkshire +3 3 £349 - 1
North West -1 3 £319 -20.31%
City of London +2 2 £413 +3.12% 1
Surrey - 2 £520 -
Kent - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £248 -
East Midlands +9 1 - - 1
Nottingham -4 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -4 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 194 (100.00%) UNIX
2 116 (59.79%) Linux
3 115 (59.28%) Solaris
4 70 (36.08%) Red Hat
5 67 (34.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (30.93%) Finance
7 54 (27.84%) SAN
8 53 (27.32%) Oracle
9 48 (24.74%) Shell Script
10 46 (23.71%) AIX
11 43 (22.16%) Veritas
12 39 (20.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 37 (19.07%) Banking
13 37 (19.07%) EMC
14 36 (18.56%) Migration
15 31 (15.98%) HPUX
15 31 (15.98%) Perl
16 29 (14.95%) HP
16 29 (14.95%) IBM
17 23 (11.86%) VMware
18 22 (11.34%) Sun
18 22 (11.34%) ITIL
18 22 (11.34%) Security Cleared
19 21 (10.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 20 (10.31%) Korn
20 20 (10.31%) Oracle Database
20 20 (10.31%) LDAP
20 20 (10.31%) SUSE
21 19 (9.79%) NetBackup
22 18 (9.28%) Clustering

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 16 (8.25%) Apache
2 14 (7.22%) WebSphere
3 13 (6.70%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (4.64%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.06%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.55%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.03%) JBoss
9 1 (0.52%) Lync
9 1 (0.52%) nginx
9 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Agresso
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.52%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) IaaS
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (27.84%) SAN
2 20 (10.31%) LDAP
3 14 (7.22%) NAS
3 14 (7.22%) DNS
4 8 (4.12%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.09%) SSH
6 4 (2.06%) FTP
6 4 (2.06%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.55%) DMZ
7 3 (1.55%) Firewall
8 2 (1.03%) IMAP
8 2 (1.03%) SMTP
8 2 (1.03%) DHCP
9 1 (0.52%) Internet
9 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.52%) ADSL
9 1 (0.52%) Broadband
9 1 (0.52%) LAN
9 1 (0.52%) WAN
9 1 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.31%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.12%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (3.09%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.58%) Ingres
5 3 (1.55%) MySQL
6 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.52%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.52%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.03%) Maven
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.52%) Gradle
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 60 (30.93%) Finance
2 37 (19.07%) Banking
3 11 (5.67%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.58%) Retail
5 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.52%) Games
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (3.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (1.55%) Web Services
3 3 (1.55%) Flash
4 2 (1.03%) Middleware
5 1 (0.52%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.52%) HTML
5 1 (0.52%) CSS
5 1 (0.52%) JDBC
5 1 (0.52%) CGI
5 1 (0.52%) DAO
5 1 (0.52%) Laravel
5 1 (0.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.28%) Clustering
2 9 (4.64%) Wiki
2 9 (4.64%) Symmetrix DMX
3 6 (3.09%) Replication
4 4 (2.06%) HP Superdome
4 4 (2.06%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.55%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (1.55%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (1.55%) Open Source
6 2 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.03%) HACMP
7 1 (0.52%) NHS
7 1 (0.52%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.52%) AS400
7 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.52%) Celerra
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 194 (100.00%) UNIX
2 116 (59.79%) Linux
3 115 (59.28%) Solaris
4 67 (34.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (23.71%) AIX
6 31 (15.98%) HPUX
7 20 (10.31%) SUSE
8 10 (5.15%) Windows
9 5 (2.58%) CentOS
10 3 (1.55%) zOS
10 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.03%) VMS
12 1 (0.52%) Tru64
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.56%) Migration
2 22 (11.34%) ITIL
3 14 (7.22%) Configuration Management
4 13 (6.70%) Change Management
5 11 (5.67%) Service Management
6 8 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (4.12%) Project Management
7 6 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (2.58%) DevOps
8 5 (2.58%) High Availability
9 4 (2.06%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.06%) Change Control
9 4 (2.06%) Software Deployment
9 4 (2.06%) Risk Management
9 4 (2.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (1.55%) Incident Management
10 3 (1.55%) Data Protection
11 2 (1.03%) Performance Improvement
11 2 (1.03%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (0.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.74%) Shell Script
2 31 (15.98%) Perl
3 20 (10.31%) Korn
4 15 (7.73%) Bash Shell
5 13 (6.70%) Python
6 7 (3.61%) C
7 6 (3.09%) PHP
8 4 (2.06%) SQL
8 4 (2.06%) Java
9 3 (1.55%) AWK
9 3 (1.55%) sed
10 2 (1.03%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.03%) C++
11 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.52%) Ruby
11 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.55%) Degree
4 2 (1.03%) RHCE
5 1 (0.52%) PhD
5 1 (0.52%) EMC Certification
5 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 39 (20.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 21 (10.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 12 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.12%) Samba
5 7 (3.61%) NFS
5 7 (3.61%) Veritas File System
6 6 (3.09%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (3.09%) KVM
6 6 (3.09%) RHEV
7 5 (2.58%) RACF
8 4 (2.06%) Active Directory
9 2 (1.03%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.52%) Xen
10 1 (0.52%) vCloud
10 1 (0.52%) SRDF
10 1 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 19 (9.79%) NetBackup
2 13 (6.70%) Puppet
3 9 (4.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (3.09%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (3.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 6 (3.09%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.06%) Nagios
5 4 (2.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.55%) Ansible
6 3 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.03%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.52%) Control-M
8 1 (0.52%) Legato
8 1 (0.52%) yum
8 1 (0.52%) YaST
8 1 (0.52%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 70 (36.08%) Red Hat
2 53 (27.32%) Oracle
3 43 (22.16%) Veritas
4 37 (19.07%) EMC
5 29 (14.95%) HP
5 29 (14.95%) IBM
6 23 (11.86%) VMware
7 22 (11.34%) Sun
8 12 (6.19%) NetApp
9 5 (2.58%) Symantec
10 2 (1.03%) BMC
11 1 (0.52%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.52%) Sybase
11 1 (0.52%) Cognos
11 1 (0.52%) Juniper
11 1 (0.52%) Citrix
11 1 (0.52%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.52%) Cisco
11 1 (0.52%) Unica
11 1 (0.52%) Google
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