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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 541 511 462
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -49
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 52 88 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 77
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£413 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £27.00

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -33 45 £450 +28.57% 15
London -24 22 £450 +20.00% 3
South East -10 14 £470 +74.97% 3
Surrey +8 6 £520 - 1
Scotland -2 6 £340 - 2
Yorkshire - 6 £338 - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 2
Kent - 4 £466 -
City of London +11 3 £450 +16.12%
North West -16 3 £363 +1.39% 2
Manchester -5 2 £363 -
Brighton - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £400 - 2
East Sussex - 2 - -
Staines - 1 £325 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Harrogate - 1 £325 -
West Sussex - 1 £475 -
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 4
Hove - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 159 (100.00%) UNIX
2 102 (64.15%) Solaris
3 80 (50.31%) Linux
4 63 (39.62%) Oracle
5 62 (38.99%) Red Hat
6 52 (32.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 48 (30.19%) SAN
8 47 (29.56%) Finance
9 41 (25.79%) AIX
10 37 (23.27%) Veritas
11 33 (20.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 31 (19.50%) Shell Script
13 28 (17.61%) HP
14 27 (16.98%) HPUX
15 25 (15.72%) EMC
15 25 (15.72%) Sun
15 25 (15.72%) Oracle Database
16 23 (14.47%) NAS
17 22 (13.84%) LDAP
17 22 (13.84%) Perl
18 20 (12.58%) Migration
19 19 (11.95%) Banking
20 18 (11.32%) Security Cleared
20 18 (11.32%) VMware
20 18 (11.32%) NetApp
21 17 (10.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
22 16 (10.06%) Clustering
23 15 (9.43%) Korn
24 14 (8.81%) Puppet
24 14 (8.81%) IBM

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.18%) Apache
2 12 (7.55%) WebSphere
3 11 (6.92%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (4.40%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.52%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (2.52%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.89%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.26%) JBoss
9 1 (0.63%) Lync
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Agresso
1 1 (0.63%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.63%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (30.19%) SAN
2 23 (14.47%) NAS
3 22 (13.84%) LDAP
4 13 (8.18%) DNS
5 11 (6.92%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.89%) FTP
6 3 (1.89%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.89%) DMZ
7 2 (1.26%) Firewall
7 2 (1.26%) SSH
7 2 (1.26%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.63%) HTTP
8 1 (0.63%) ADSL
8 1 (0.63%) Broadband
8 1 (0.63%) DHCP
8 1 (0.63%) VLAN
8 1 (0.63%) Network Security
8 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.72%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.92%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (2.52%) Ingres
4 3 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.89%) MySQL
4 3 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.63%) HBase
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) Subversion
2 1 (0.63%) Maven
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) Gradle
General
1 47 (29.56%) Finance
2 19 (11.95%) Banking
3 6 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.26%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.66%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (3.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (1.89%) Flash
4 1 (0.63%) CGI
4 1 (0.63%) Middleware
4 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.06%) Clustering
2 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.40%) Wiki
2 7 (4.40%) Symmetrix DMX
3 5 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.52%) Replication
4 4 (2.52%) HACMP
5 3 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (1.89%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.26%) Open Source
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) CMDB
7 1 (0.63%) PKI
7 1 (0.63%) Celerra
7 1 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) FMCG
7 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 159 (100.00%) UNIX
2 102 (64.15%) Solaris
3 80 (50.31%) Linux
4 52 (32.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (25.79%) AIX
6 27 (16.98%) HPUX
7 11 (6.92%) Windows
7 11 (6.92%) SUSE
8 5 (3.14%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.52%) zOS
10 3 (1.89%) CentOS
10 3 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.63%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.58%) Migration
2 13 (8.18%) ITIL
3 12 (7.55%) Configuration Management
4 10 (6.29%) Project Management
4 10 (6.29%) Change Management
4 10 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (5.66%) Service Management
5 9 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (3.77%) Risk Management
7 5 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.14%) DevOps
8 4 (2.52%) Change Control
8 4 (2.52%) High Availability
9 3 (1.89%) Data Protection
9 3 (1.89%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.89%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (1.26%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (1.26%) Performance Management
10 2 (1.26%) Load Balancing
10 2 (1.26%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.50%) Shell Script
2 22 (13.84%) Perl
3 15 (9.43%) Korn
4 9 (5.66%) Bash Shell
5 8 (5.03%) Python
6 7 (4.40%) SQL
7 5 (3.14%) C
8 4 (2.52%) Java
8 4 (2.52%) PHP
9 3 (1.89%) sed
9 3 (1.89%) AWK
10 2 (1.26%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.63%) C++
11 1 (0.63%) Ruby
11 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.63%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 18 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.26%) RHCE
4 2 (1.26%) Degree
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.63%) EMC Certification
5 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.26%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (20.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 17 (10.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (5.03%) Samba
4 7 (4.40%) NFS
4 7 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.77%) Active Directory
5 6 (3.77%) RACF
6 4 (2.52%) KVM
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.89%) RHEV
8 2 (1.26%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.63%) Xen
9 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.63%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.63%) HDFS
9 1 (0.63%) SRDF
9 1 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (8.81%) Puppet
2 13 (8.18%) NetBackup
3 12 (7.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (4.40%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (4.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 5 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.52%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.52%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 3 (1.89%) Control-M
7 3 (1.89%) Nagios
8 2 (1.26%) SCCM
8 2 (1.26%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.63%) SCSM
9 1 (0.63%) Ansible
9 1 (0.63%) Salt
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.63%) Graphite
Vendors
1 63 (39.62%) Oracle
2 62 (38.99%) Red Hat
3 37 (23.27%) Veritas
4 28 (17.61%) HP
5 25 (15.72%) EMC
5 25 (15.72%) Sun
6 18 (11.32%) NetApp
6 18 (11.32%) VMware
7 14 (8.81%) IBM
8 7 (4.40%) Cisco
8 7 (4.40%) Symantec
9 3 (1.89%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.26%) Brocade
10 2 (1.26%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.26%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.63%) F5
11 1 (0.63%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.63%) Foundry
11 1 (0.63%) Cognos
11 1 (0.63%) Citrix
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