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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Administrator
Rank 510 499 455
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 114 117 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 70 83
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
+7.36% -

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 97 £400 +6.66% 11
London +19 41 £438 +9.37% 6
South East +11 31 £400 +6.66% 3
Surrey +8 18 £394 -24.27% 2
Scotland -15 14 £363 +11.53%
Edinburgh -7 12 £363 -
Birmingham -4 7 £360 +2.85%
West Midlands -17 7 £360 +2.85%
Yorkshire -21 7 £375 - 2
Redhill - 7 £365 - 2
North West -9 5 - -
Berkshire +6 4 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands -4 4 £388 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Kent -7 3 £440 -
Reading -8 3 £425 +36.54%
Sheffield - 3 £400 -
Hampshire - 3 £400 -
Manchester - 3 - -
Wales - 3 £318 -
South Wales - 3 £318 -
Cardiff - 3 £318 -
City of London +42 2 £425 +3.03% 3
West Sussex +8 2 £366 +7.53%
Glasgow +2 2 £325 +3.83%
Northamptonshire - 2 £388 -
Gosport - 2 £400 -
Northampton - 2 £388 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £450 -
North Yorkshire +6 1 £313 -3.84% 1

Unix Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Unix
2 180 (74.38%) Linux
3 133 (54.96%) Red Hat
4 132 (54.55%) Solaris
5 116 (47.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 98 (40.50%) Veritas
7 85 (35.12%) Finance
8 82 (33.88%) SAN
8 82 (33.88%) Oracle
9 67 (27.69%) Banking
10 66 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 64 (26.45%) Perl
12 56 (23.14%) AIX
13 55 (22.73%) EMC
14 52 (21.49%) IBM
15 50 (20.66%) Shell Script
16 48 (19.83%) Sun
17 43 (17.77%) HP
18 42 (17.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 42 (17.36%) Puppet
19 40 (16.53%) NFS
20 38 (15.70%) Disaster Recovery
21 37 (15.29%) NAS
22 33 (13.64%) LDAP
23 31 (12.81%) Clustering
23 31 (12.81%) Investment Banking
24 30 (12.40%) Migration
25 29 (11.98%) Python
25 29 (11.98%) High Availability
26 28 (11.57%) Bash Shell

Unix Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 7 (2.89%) JBoss
2 6 (2.48%) Apache
3 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.24%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.83%) Drupal
5 2 (0.83%) SAS
5 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.41%) CMS
6 1 (0.41%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.41%) PowerExchange
6 1 (0.41%) TPMS
Applications
1 4 (1.65%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.83%) Magento
2 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.41%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 82 (33.88%) SAN
2 37 (15.29%) NAS
3 33 (13.64%) LDAP
4 27 (11.16%) TCP/IP
5 25 (10.33%) DNS
6 16 (6.61%) SSH
7 13 (5.37%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (4.55%) Firewall
9 7 (2.89%) HTTP
10 6 (2.48%) FTP
11 4 (1.65%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.24%) Internet
12 3 (1.24%) SMTP
12 3 (1.24%) SNMP
13 2 (0.83%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.83%) LAN
13 2 (0.83%) Radio Access Network
13 2 (0.83%) SSL
14 1 (0.41%) IPv6
14 1 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.20%) Oracle Database
2 12 (4.96%) MySQL
3 11 (4.55%) VLDB
4 9 (3.72%) OLTP
5 7 (2.89%) DB2
6 5 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.65%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.83%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.41%) GIS
9 1 (0.41%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.41%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 13 (5.37%) Subversion
2 8 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.31%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.24%) JIRA
4 2 (0.83%) Ant
5 1 (0.41%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.41%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 85 (35.12%) Finance
2 67 (27.69%) Banking
3 31 (12.81%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.31%) Law
5 7 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.24%) Retail
7 2 (0.83%) Back Office
7 2 (0.83%) Electronics
7 2 (0.83%) Front Office
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.48%) J2EE
2 5 (2.07%) Middleware
3 4 (1.65%) Web Services
4 2 (0.83%) EDI
5 1 (0.41%) CGI
5 1 (0.41%) CSS
5 1 (0.41%) HTML
5 1 (0.41%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.41%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.41%) XHTML
5 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.81%) Clustering
2 22 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.72%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.72%) EMC VMAX
4 9 (3.72%) HACMP
5 8 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.31%) CMDB
6 6 (2.48%) CLARiiON
6 6 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.07%) IBM XIV
7 5 (2.07%) Replication
7 5 (2.07%) User Experience
8 4 (1.65%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.24%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.24%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.83%) Contactless
10 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 242 (100.00%) Unix
2 180 (74.38%) Linux
3 132 (54.55%) Solaris
4 116 (47.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (23.14%) AIX
6 21 (8.68%) SUSE
7 17 (7.02%) Windows
8 16 (6.61%) HPUX
9 5 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.65%) CentOS
10 4 (1.65%) Debian
10 4 (1.65%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.24%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 30 (12.40%) Migration
3 29 (11.98%) High Availability
4 21 (8.68%) Patch Management
5 20 (8.26%) ITIL
6 14 (5.79%) Load Balancing
6 14 (5.79%) Performance Analysis
7 13 (5.37%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (4.96%) Problem Management
8 12 (4.96%) Service Management
9 11 (4.55%) Performance Management
10 10 (4.13%) Project Management
11 9 (3.72%) Capacity Management
11 9 (3.72%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (3.72%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.72%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (2.89%) Change Management
12 7 (2.89%) DevOps
12 7 (2.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (2.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (26.45%) Perl
2 50 (20.66%) Shell Script
3 29 (11.98%) Python
4 28 (11.57%) Bash Shell
5 13 (5.37%) SQL
6 11 (4.55%) Korn
7 10 (4.13%) Bourne shell
8 9 (3.72%) C-shell
9 7 (2.89%) PHP
10 6 (2.48%) Java
11 5 (2.07%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.65%) C
13 3 (1.24%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.24%) Ruby
14 2 (0.83%) AWK
15 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.41%) sed
Qualifications
1 16 (6.61%) SC Cleared
1 16 (6.61%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.65%) IBM AIX Certification
3 3 (1.24%) Degree
4 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.41%) LPIC
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.41%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.41%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 42 (17.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 40 (16.53%) NFS
4 14 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (5.37%) Veritas File System
6 11 (4.55%) RHEV
7 9 (3.72%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (3.31%) GlusterFS
9 7 (2.89%) vSphere
10 5 (2.07%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.65%) KVM
11 4 (1.65%) Samba
12 3 (1.24%) Active Directory
12 3 (1.24%) GPFS
12 3 (1.24%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.83%) RACF
13 2 (0.83%) SRDF
14 1 (0.41%) Firmware
14 1 (0.41%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 42 (17.36%) Puppet
2 26 (10.74%) NetBackup
3 22 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
4 20 (8.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 13 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.72%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (2.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 7 (2.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (2.48%) Control-M
8 6 (2.48%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (2.07%) Ansible
9 5 (2.07%) yum
10 4 (1.65%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.65%) Legato
10 4 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (1.24%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (1.24%) OpenView
12 2 (0.83%) Nagios
12 2 (0.83%) Xymon
Vendors
1 133 (54.96%) Red Hat
2 98 (40.50%) Veritas
3 82 (33.88%) Oracle
4 55 (22.73%) EMC
5 52 (21.49%) IBM
6 48 (19.83%) Sun
7 43 (17.77%) HP
8 26 (10.74%) Brocade
8 26 (10.74%) VMware
9 14 (5.79%) NetApp
10 12 (4.96%) StorageTek
11 10 (4.13%) Splunk
12 9 (3.72%) Cognizant
13 8 (3.31%) Cisco
14 7 (2.89%) 3PAR
14 7 (2.89%) Symantec
15 6 (2.48%) BMC
15 6 (2.48%) Microsoft
15 6 (2.48%) ServiceNow
16 4 (1.65%) SAP
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