The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 551 543 441
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -102
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 46 56 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 79
Average daily rate
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£376 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
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 £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -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 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator within the UK.

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UNIX Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator within the UK.

UNIX Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -9 38 £406 +12.06% 10
London -22 21 £425 +17.24% 4
South East -13 10 £375 +13.20% 4
Scotland +1 5 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £338 -
Glasgow - 4 £350 -
Surrey +1 3 £325 -
City of London -1 3 £400 +8.47%
North West -18 3 £353 -17.05% 1
Kent - 3 £466 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Tonbridge - 2 £466 -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £369 - 3
Brighton - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £400 -
Merseyside - 2 £343 - 1
Edinburgh -8 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 £363 -
Prescot - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £325 -
Woking - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £250 -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 106 (100.00%) UNIX
2 73 (68.87%) Solaris
3 55 (51.89%) Linux
4 41 (38.68%) Red Hat
5 37 (34.91%) Oracle
6 29 (27.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (26.42%) AIX
8 27 (25.47%) SAN
9 23 (21.70%) HP
9 23 (21.70%) Finance
10 20 (18.87%) Oracle Database
11 19 (17.92%) Sun
11 19 (17.92%) Veritas
11 19 (17.92%) Perl
12 18 (16.98%) Banking
13 17 (16.04%) HPUX
13 17 (16.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 16 (15.09%) LDAP
14 16 (15.09%) NetApp
15 15 (14.15%) Shell Script
15 15 (14.15%) VMware
15 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
16 14 (13.21%) NAS
17 13 (12.26%) Clustering
17 13 (12.26%) DNS
18 12 (11.32%) IBM
18 12 (11.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 12 (11.32%) Puppet
19 11 (10.38%) EMC
19 11 (10.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.60%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.66%) Apache
4 5 (4.72%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.77%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.89%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.94%) JBoss
8 1 (0.94%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Office
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.47%) SAN
2 16 (15.09%) LDAP
3 14 (13.21%) NAS
4 13 (12.26%) DNS
5 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.77%) Firewall
7 2 (1.89%) VLAN
7 2 (1.89%) DHCP
8 1 (0.94%) FTP
8 1 (0.94%) HTTP
8 1 (0.94%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.94%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.94%) ADSL
8 1 (0.94%) Broadband
8 1 (0.94%) Network Security
8 1 (0.94%) SSH
8 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.94%) DMZ
8 1 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.87%) Oracle Database
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.89%) MySQL
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.94%) Ingres
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
General
1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 18 (16.98%) Banking
3 10 (9.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (5.66%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Clustering
2 6 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.72%) Wiki
3 5 (4.72%) Symmetrix DMX
4 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.83%) Replication
5 3 (2.83%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.83%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.89%) HACMP
7 1 (0.94%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.94%) NHS
7 1 (0.94%) AS400
7 1 (0.94%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.94%) CMDB
7 1 (0.94%) PKI
7 1 (0.94%) Statistics
7 1 (0.94%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.94%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) UNIX
2 73 (68.87%) Solaris
3 55 (51.89%) Linux
4 29 (27.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (26.42%) AIX
6 17 (16.04%) HPUX
7 8 (7.55%) SUSE
8 7 (6.60%) Windows
9 4 (3.77%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.83%) zOS
11 2 (1.89%) CentOS
12 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.38%) Configuration Management
1 11 (10.38%) Migration
2 9 (8.49%) Service Management
3 8 (7.55%) Project Management
4 5 (4.72%) ITIL
4 5 (4.72%) Risk Management
4 5 (4.72%) Change Control
5 4 (3.77%) DevOps
5 4 (3.77%) Change Management
5 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.83%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.83%) High Availability
6 3 (2.83%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.89%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.89%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (0.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (0.94%) Business Continuity Management
8 1 (0.94%) Kernel Tuning
8 1 (0.94%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) Perl
2 15 (14.15%) Shell Script
3 11 (10.38%) Korn
4 8 (7.55%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.60%) Python
6 4 (3.77%) SQL
6 4 (3.77%) C
7 3 (2.83%) PHP
7 3 (2.83%) C-shell
8 2 (1.89%) Java
9 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.94%) AWK
9 1 (0.94%) Ruby
9 1 (0.94%) sed
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.94%) Degree
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.94%) RHCE
4 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (11.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.72%) NFS
5 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.83%) Samba
5 3 (2.83%) KVM
5 3 (2.83%) RHEV
6 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) Puppet
2 11 (10.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (6.60%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.77%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.94%) Nagios
6 1 (0.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.94%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.94%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 41 (38.68%) Red Hat
2 37 (34.91%) Oracle
3 23 (21.70%) HP
4 19 (17.92%) Sun
4 19 (17.92%) Veritas
5 16 (15.09%) NetApp
6 15 (14.15%) VMware
7 12 (11.32%) IBM
8 11 (10.38%) EMC
9 7 (6.60%) Cisco
10 4 (3.77%) Microsoft
11 3 (2.83%) Symantec
12 2 (1.89%) Remedy
13 1 (0.94%) Brocade
13 1 (0.94%) Foundry
13 1 (0.94%) F5
13 1 (0.94%) Citrix
13 1 (0.94%) Juniper
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