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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 516 456 417
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -39
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 90 136 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 99 130
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £261 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £295
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +16.19%

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 -47 78 £305 -12.85% 15
London -28 37 £340 -4.56% 6
City of London +22 14 £444 +22.41% 1
Scotland -9 9 £300 -11.76% 4
West Midlands -12 9 £275 -
North West -9 6 £300 - 2
East of England -28 6 £298 - 3
Edinburgh -3 5 - - 2
South West -18 5 £300 - 1
South East -20 5 £344 -14.00% 1
Hampshire 0 4 £322 -3.88% 1
Yorkshire -4 3 £388 +29.16% 1
Manchester -11 3 £300 +20.00%
Cheshire +7 2 £430 +39.61%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £298 - 2
Cambridge - 2 £298 - 2
West Yorkshire 0 1 £430 - 1
Oxfordshire -6 1 £425 +41.66%
Cardiff -9 1 £300 -
South Wales -12 1 £300 -
Wales -22 1 £300 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
Chester - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £430 - 1
Liverpool - - - - 2
Luton - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 180 (100.00%) UNIX
2 136 (75.56%) Linux
3 83 (46.11%) Solaris
4 82 (45.56%) Red Hat
5 65 (36.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (31.11%) Shell Script
7 50 (27.78%) Finance
8 46 (25.56%) AIX
9 44 (24.44%) SAN
10 40 (22.22%) Banking
11 37 (20.56%) VMware
12 36 (20.00%) HPUX
13 35 (19.44%) IBM
14 34 (18.89%) Oracle
15 31 (17.22%) Perl
15 31 (17.22%) Veritas
16 30 (16.67%) HP
17 29 (16.11%) NetApp
18 28 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (14.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 24 (13.33%) Migration
21 23 (12.78%) NetBackup
22 22 (12.22%) SUSE
23 19 (10.56%) TCP/IP
23 19 (10.56%) Windows
24 18 (10.00%) Bash Shell
25 15 (8.33%) Security Cleared
25 15 (8.33%) Korn
25 15 (8.33%) EMC
26 14 (7.78%) DNS

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 10 (5.56%) Apache
2 7 (3.89%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.33%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.11%) nginx
6 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.44%) SAN
2 19 (10.56%) TCP/IP
3 14 (7.78%) DNS
3 14 (7.78%) LDAP
4 12 (6.67%) SSH
5 11 (6.11%) Firewall
6 9 (5.00%) LAN
6 9 (5.00%) WAN
7 8 (4.44%) NAS
8 7 (3.89%) IMAP
8 7 (3.89%) SMTP
9 4 (2.22%) DHCP
9 4 (2.22%) FTP
9 4 (2.22%) HTTPS
9 4 (2.22%) DMZ
10 2 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.11%) HTTP
10 2 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.56%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.22%) MySQL
1 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.56%) DB2
4 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 50 (27.78%) Finance
2 40 (22.22%) Banking
3 10 (5.56%) Retail
3 10 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.44%) Middleware
2 2 (1.11%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.11%) Web Services
3 1 (0.56%) Flash
3 1 (0.56%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 4 (2.22%) HP Superdome
3 3 (1.67%) Open Source
3 3 (1.67%) Statistics
3 3 (1.67%) Firmware
4 2 (1.11%) Clustering
4 2 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.56%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.56%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 180 (100.00%) UNIX
2 136 (75.56%) Linux
3 83 (46.11%) Solaris
4 65 (36.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (25.56%) AIX
6 36 (20.00%) HPUX
7 22 (12.22%) SUSE
8 19 (10.56%) Windows
9 6 (3.33%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.22%) CentOS
10 4 (2.22%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.67%) Debian
11 3 (1.67%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.33%) Migration
2 13 (7.22%) ITIL
3 11 (6.11%) Change Management
4 10 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.78%) Business Continuity
7 5 (2.78%) Change Control
7 5 (2.78%) Release Management
7 5 (2.78%) Coaching
8 4 (2.22%) Software Deployment
8 4 (2.22%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.22%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.22%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.22%) Service Management
9 3 (1.67%) Data Security
9 3 (1.67%) Data Management
9 3 (1.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (1.67%) Performance Improvement
9 3 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (31.11%) Shell Script
2 31 (17.22%) Perl
3 18 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 15 (8.33%) Korn
5 13 (7.22%) Python
6 8 (4.44%) SQL
6 8 (4.44%) Bourne shell
7 4 (2.22%) AWK
7 4 (2.22%) sed
8 3 (1.67%) Java
9 2 (1.11%) C
9 2 (1.11%) C-shell
10 1 (0.56%) R
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby
10 1 (0.56%) JCL
10 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.56%) C++
10 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.56%) REXX
Qualifications
1 15 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.22%) Degree
3 4 (2.22%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.67%) RHCE
5 1 (0.56%) PhD
5 1 (0.56%) RHCA
5 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (14.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (6.67%) Veritas File System
4 9 (5.00%) RHEV
5 7 (3.89%) Sendmail
6 6 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (2.78%) NFS
8 3 (1.67%) Active Directory
8 3 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.11%) vSphere
9 2 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.11%) Dovecot
9 2 (1.11%) KVM
9 2 (1.11%) Squid
10 1 (0.56%) Xen
10 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.56%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 23 (12.78%) NetBackup
2 10 (5.56%) Puppet
3 4 (2.22%) Nagios
3 4 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (2.22%) YUM
4 3 (1.67%) Control-M
4 3 (1.67%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.11%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.11%) Salt
5 2 (1.11%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.56%) Ansible
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.56%) RANCID
6 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.56%) Cacti
6 1 (0.56%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 82 (45.56%) Red Hat
2 37 (20.56%) VMware
3 35 (19.44%) IBM
4 34 (18.89%) Oracle
5 31 (17.22%) Veritas
6 30 (16.67%) HP
7 29 (16.11%) NetApp
8 15 (8.33%) EMC
9 14 (7.78%) Sun
10 6 (3.33%) Citrix
11 5 (2.78%) Cisco
12 4 (2.22%) Sybase
12 4 (2.22%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.67%) Symantec
13 3 (1.67%) Microsoft
13 3 (1.67%) Tumbleweed
13 3 (1.67%) Splunk
13 3 (1.67%) Cyber-Ark
14 2 (1.11%) SaltStack
14 2 (1.11%) Brocade
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