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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 511 497 473
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -24
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 92 89 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 51 74
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£351 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £358 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +8.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -

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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 29 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 2 July 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 -28 70 £370 -1.33% 14
London -4 41 £384 -4.06% 7
Scotland +18 18 £335 +11.66%
South East -26 11 £500 +34.58% 4
East of England -1 9 £356 +19.74% 1
Hampshire -1 9 £500 +39.66% 2
City of London -20 9 £400 -1.53% 2
Edinburgh +9 8 £325 -
Glasgow +8 8 £335 +11.66%
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £363 +21.84% 1
Cambridge -4 5 £363 +21.84%
North West -19 5 £300 -22.58% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £325 -
Manchester -13 3 £300 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £343 -
South West - 2 £375 -
Surrey -2 1 - -
West Midlands -5 1 £300 -13.66%
Hook -5 1 £329 -8.10% 1
Birmingham -8 1 £300 -2.83%
Brighton - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £375 -
Livingston - 1 - -
Prescot - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
North East - 1 £300 -
Somerset - 1 £375 -
East Sussex - 1 - -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 150 (100.00%) UNIX
2 86 (57.33%) Linux
3 84 (56.00%) Solaris
4 62 (41.33%) Red Hat
5 47 (31.33%) AIX
5 47 (31.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (30.00%) Finance
7 43 (28.67%) SAN
8 42 (28.00%) Oracle
9 37 (24.67%) Veritas
10 30 (20.00%) Perl
10 30 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 24 (16.00%) HP
11 24 (16.00%) Sun
11 24 (16.00%) Shell Script
12 23 (15.33%) IBM
13 21 (14.00%) Migration
13 21 (14.00%) Oracle Database
14 20 (13.33%) NAS
14 20 (13.33%) Puppet
14 20 (13.33%) VMware
14 20 (13.33%) NetApp
15 19 (12.67%) HPUX
16 17 (11.33%) Data Centre
17 16 (10.67%) Banking
17 16 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (10.67%) Bash Shell
18 15 (10.00%) Windows
18 15 (10.00%) EMC
19 14 (9.33%) LDAP

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 9 (6.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (0.67%) IIS
3 1 (0.67%) Confluence
3 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (28.67%) SAN
2 20 (13.33%) NAS
3 14 (9.33%) LDAP
4 10 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.67%) DNS
5 6 (4.00%) LAN
6 5 (3.33%) HTTP
6 5 (3.33%) Firewall
7 4 (2.67%) SSL
7 4 (2.67%) WAN
8 3 (2.00%) SMTP
8 3 (2.00%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.00%) SSH
9 2 (1.33%) Internet
9 2 (1.33%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.33%) DHCP
9 2 (1.33%) FTP
9 2 (1.33%) PCoIP
10 1 (0.67%) Intranet
10 1 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.67%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.00%) MySQL
3 3 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.67%) HBase
5 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.33%) Subversion
3 1 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 45 (30.00%) Finance
2 16 (10.67%) Banking
3 6 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.33%) Law
4 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Publishing
5 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.33%) CGI
1 2 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.67%) Middleware
2 1 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.33%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.00%) Clustering
3 6 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.67%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.67%) Replication
5 3 (2.00%) HACMP
5 3 (2.00%) Statistics
6 2 (1.33%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.33%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.33%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.33%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.33%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.33%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) PKI
7 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 150 (100.00%) UNIX
2 86 (57.33%) Linux
3 84 (56.00%) Solaris
4 47 (31.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (31.33%) AIX
5 19 (12.67%) HPUX
6 15 (10.00%) Windows
7 7 (4.67%) SUSE
8 5 (3.33%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.00%) CentOS
11 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.33%) Tru64
11 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.67%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.67%) zOS
12 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.00%) Migration
2 12 (8.00%) ITIL
3 11 (7.33%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (5.33%) Configuration Management
4 8 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (4.67%) Change Management
5 7 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.00%) Project Management
6 6 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.33%) Load Balancing
7 5 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 5 (3.33%) Patch Management
8 4 (2.67%) DevOps
8 4 (2.67%) Data Security
8 4 (2.67%) Change Control
8 4 (2.67%) High Availability
9 3 (2.00%) Capacity Management
9 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.00%) Perl
2 24 (16.00%) Shell Script
3 16 (10.67%) Bash Shell
4 14 (9.33%) Korn
5 12 (8.00%) Python
6 11 (7.33%) SQL
7 5 (3.33%) C
8 3 (2.00%) PHP
8 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.00%) C-shell
9 2 (1.33%) Java
9 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.67%) RHCE
3 3 (2.00%) RHCA
3 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.33%) RHCSA
4 2 (1.33%) MCSE
4 2 (1.33%) CCNA
4 2 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.67%) Degree
5 1 (0.67%) EMC Certification
5 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.33%) SLA
1 2 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 30 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 16 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.33%) NFS
3 11 (7.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (4.00%) vSphere
4 6 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 6 (4.00%) RACF
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.67%) KVM
6 3 (2.00%) RHEV
6 3 (2.00%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.33%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.67%) Samba
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.67%) Xen
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (13.33%) Puppet
2 7 (4.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (4.67%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (4.00%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (2.67%) Control-M
5 4 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.00%) Data Guard
6 3 (2.00%) Nagios
6 3 (2.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.33%) SCCM
7 2 (1.33%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.67%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.67%) SCSM
8 1 (0.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 62 (41.33%) Red Hat
2 42 (28.00%) Oracle
3 37 (24.67%) Veritas
4 24 (16.00%) Sun
4 24 (16.00%) HP
5 23 (15.33%) IBM
6 20 (13.33%) NetApp
6 20 (13.33%) VMware
7 15 (10.00%) EMC
8 9 (6.00%) Cisco
9 5 (3.33%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.67%) Symantec
11 3 (2.00%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.00%) Citrix
11 3 (2.00%) Brocade
12 2 (1.33%) Compaq
12 2 (1.33%) Dell
12 2 (1.33%) Remedy
12 2 (1.33%) SaltStack
13 1 (0.67%) Cloudera
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