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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 502 468 461
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -7
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 74 108 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 60 49
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£361 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
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 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 March 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 2 March 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 -74 52 £375 -6.25% 21
Scotland +10 20 £301 +15.76%
London -57 17 £406 +1.43% 8
Yorkshire +3 9 £450 +157.14% 4
South East -12 9 £498 +65.83% 3
Edinburgh - 8 - -
West Yorkshire -3 7 £450 +157.14% 4
South West -15 7 £338 +14.40% 1
West Midlands +1 6 £350 -
Birmingham - 5 £350 -
Leeds -2 4 £450 +157.14% 4
North West - 4 £363 -
Kent - 3 £550 -
Surrey - 3 £535 -
City of London -2 2 £413 +6.45% 3
West Sussex - 1 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Harrogate - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 £363 -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Telford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 163 (100.00%) UNIX
2 106 (65.03%) Solaris
3 90 (55.21%) Linux
4 58 (35.58%) Red Hat
5 55 (33.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (31.29%) Oracle
7 48 (29.45%) SAN
8 44 (26.99%) Finance
9 41 (25.15%) AIX
10 38 (23.31%) Veritas
11 35 (21.47%) Shell Script
11 35 (21.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 32 (19.63%) EMC
13 26 (15.95%) HPUX
13 26 (15.95%) Banking
14 25 (15.34%) HP
15 24 (14.72%) Sun
16 22 (13.50%) Migration
16 22 (13.50%) Security Cleared
17 21 (12.88%) VMware
17 21 (12.88%) Perl
18 20 (12.27%) IBM
18 20 (12.27%) Oracle Database
19 19 (11.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 19 (11.66%) LDAP
19 19 (11.66%) Clustering
20 18 (11.04%) ITIL
20 18 (11.04%) Korn
21 16 (9.82%) SUSE
22 15 (9.20%) Apache

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 15 (9.20%) Apache
2 14 (8.59%) WebSphere
3 11 (6.75%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.52%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.45%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (1.84%) ColdFusion
6 3 (1.84%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.23%) JBoss
8 1 (0.61%) Lync
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Agresso
1 1 (0.61%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (29.45%) SAN
2 19 (11.66%) LDAP
3 13 (7.98%) DNS
3 13 (7.98%) NAS
4 9 (5.52%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.07%) SSH
6 4 (2.45%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.45%) FTP
7 3 (1.84%) DMZ
7 3 (1.84%) Firewall
8 2 (1.23%) DHCP
9 1 (0.61%) HTTP
9 1 (0.61%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.61%) ADSL
9 1 (0.61%) Broadband
9 1 (0.61%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.61%) Internet
9 1 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.27%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (3.07%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.07%) Ingres
3 5 (3.07%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.61%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.61%) HBase
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.23%) Maven
3 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.61%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.61%) Gradle
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 44 (26.99%) Finance
2 26 (15.95%) Banking
3 7 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.75%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (3.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (1.84%) Flash
4 2 (1.23%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) Laravel
5 1 (0.61%) CGI
5 1 (0.61%) HTML
5 1 (0.61%) CSS
5 1 (0.61%) JDBC
5 1 (0.61%) Middleware
5 1 (0.61%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.61%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.66%) Clustering
2 9 (5.52%) Wiki
2 9 (5.52%) Symmetrix DMX
3 6 (3.68%) Replication
4 4 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.84%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (1.84%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.23%) HACMP
6 2 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.23%) HP Superdome
6 2 (1.23%) Open Source
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.61%) Celerra
7 1 (0.61%) FMCG
7 1 (0.61%) CMDB
7 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 163 (100.00%) UNIX
2 106 (65.03%) Solaris
3 90 (55.21%) Linux
4 55 (33.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (25.15%) AIX
6 26 (15.95%) HPUX
7 16 (9.82%) SUSE
8 10 (6.13%) Windows
9 3 (1.84%) zOS
9 3 (1.84%) CentOS
10 2 (1.23%) VMS
10 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.61%) Tru64
11 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.50%) Migration
2 18 (11.04%) ITIL
3 13 (7.98%) Configuration Management
4 12 (7.36%) Service Management
5 9 (5.52%) Change Management
6 8 (4.91%) Project Management
6 8 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.07%) High Availability
8 5 (3.07%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.07%) DevOps
9 4 (2.45%) Risk Management
9 4 (2.45%) Problem Management
10 3 (1.84%) Change Control
10 3 (1.84%) Data Protection
11 2 (1.23%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (1.23%) Load Balancing
11 2 (1.23%) Software Deployment
12 1 (0.61%) Analytics
12 1 (0.61%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.47%) Shell Script
2 21 (12.88%) Perl
3 18 (11.04%) Korn
4 9 (5.52%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.29%) PHP
5 7 (4.29%) C
6 5 (3.07%) Python
7 4 (2.45%) SQL
8 3 (1.84%) AWK
8 3 (1.84%) Java
8 3 (1.84%) sed
9 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (13.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.84%) RHCE
3 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.23%) Degree
4 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.61%) EMC Certification
System Software
1 35 (21.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 19 (11.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 9 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.91%) Samba
5 7 (4.29%) NFS
6 6 (3.68%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (3.68%) KVM
7 5 (3.07%) RHEV
7 5 (3.07%) RACF
7 5 (3.07%) Active Directory
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.23%) Veritas File System
8 2 (1.23%) vSphere
9 1 (0.61%) vCloud
9 1 (0.61%) SRDF
9 1 (0.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.61%) Postfix
9 1 (0.61%) Xen
9 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (7.98%) NetBackup
2 11 (6.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 11 (6.75%) Puppet
3 6 (3.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 5 (3.07%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (3.07%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.84%) Control-M
6 3 (1.84%) Nagios
7 2 (1.23%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.23%) Ansible
8 1 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.61%) Graphite
8 1 (0.61%) SCSM
8 1 (0.61%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.61%) SCCM
8 1 (0.61%) SCOM
8 1 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 58 (35.58%) Red Hat
2 51 (31.29%) Oracle
3 38 (23.31%) Veritas
4 32 (19.63%) EMC
5 25 (15.34%) HP
6 24 (14.72%) Sun
7 21 (12.88%) VMware
8 20 (12.27%) IBM
9 10 (6.13%) NetApp
10 5 (3.07%) Symantec
11 2 (1.23%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.23%) BMC
11 2 (1.23%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.23%) Cisco
12 1 (0.61%) Juniper
12 1 (0.61%) Cognos
12 1 (0.61%) Brocade
12 1 (0.61%) Unica
12 1 (0.61%) Foundry
12 1 (0.61%) F5
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