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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 562 501 453
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -48
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 51 83 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 56 110
Average daily rate
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£384 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £327
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.17%

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
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 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 2014.

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 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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 -59 49 £388 +10.71% 9
London -35 30 £400 +14.28% 4
City of London +23 9 £444 +7.57%
South West -31 4 £300 - 1
North West -6 3 £430 +34.90%
West Midlands -15 2 £375 -
Yorkshire - 2 £409 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £298 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £430 -
Cambridge - 2 £298 - 1
East of England - 2 £298 - 1
Surrey -4 1 £325 -13.33%
Manchester -8 1 - -
Cardiff -11 1 £300 -
South East -14 1 £325 -13.33%
South Wales -16 1 £300 -
Scotland -20 1 - - 2
Wales -21 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £430 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £430 - 2
Dorset - 1 £450 -
Chester - 1 - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bradford - - - -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 104 (100.00%) UNIX
2 91 (87.50%) Linux
3 56 (53.85%) Red Hat
4 53 (50.96%) Solaris
5 47 (45.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (33.65%) Shell Script
7 34 (32.69%) Finance
8 26 (25.00%) Perl
9 23 (22.12%) SAN
10 22 (21.15%) HP
10 22 (21.15%) TCP/IP
10 22 (21.15%) Banking
10 22 (21.15%) VMware
11 21 (20.19%) NetApp
12 20 (19.23%) Oracle
12 20 (19.23%) Bash Shell
13 18 (17.31%) HPUX
14 16 (15.38%) AIX
14 16 (15.38%) Migration
15 15 (14.42%) Windows
15 15 (14.42%) LDAP
15 15 (14.42%) Veritas
16 13 (12.50%) DNS
16 13 (12.50%) Python
16 13 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (12.50%) Korn
17 12 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 12 (11.54%) Puppet
17 12 (11.54%) EMC
18 11 (10.58%) IBM

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 9 (8.65%) Apache
2 6 (5.77%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.92%) nginx
6 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.96%) TIBCO EMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.12%) SAN
2 22 (21.15%) TCP/IP
3 15 (14.42%) LDAP
4 13 (12.50%) DNS
5 7 (6.73%) LAN
5 7 (6.73%) WAN
5 7 (6.73%) SSH
6 6 (5.77%) NAS
6 6 (5.77%) Firewall
6 6 (5.77%) FTP
7 4 (3.85%) HTTPS
7 4 (3.85%) DMZ
8 3 (2.88%) DHCP
9 2 (1.92%) IMAP
9 2 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.92%) HTTP
9 2 (1.92%) SMTP
9 2 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.96%) Multicast
10 1 (0.96%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) MySQL
2 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Subversion
2 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.96%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (32.69%) Finance
2 22 (21.15%) Banking
3 10 (9.62%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.96%) Front Office
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) Middleware
2 3 (2.88%) XML
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.96%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
1 3 (2.88%) Symmetrix DMX
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle Exalogic
2 2 (1.92%) Clustering
2 2 (1.92%) Statistics
2 2 (1.92%) Open Source
3 1 (0.96%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
3 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.96%) Firmware
3 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.96%) Replication
3 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.96%) Equities
3 1 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) UNIX
2 91 (87.50%) Linux
3 53 (50.96%) Solaris
4 47 (45.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (17.31%) HPUX
6 16 (15.38%) AIX
7 15 (14.42%) Windows
8 10 (9.62%) SUSE
9 6 (5.77%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.88%) CentOS
10 3 (2.88%) Debian
10 3 (2.88%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.38%) Migration
2 11 (10.58%) ITIL
3 6 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.81%) Change Management
4 5 (4.81%) Release Management
4 5 (4.81%) Change Control
4 5 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.85%) Service Management
6 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.88%) Data Security
6 3 (2.88%) OO
6 3 (2.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (2.88%) Business Continuity
6 3 (2.88%) Kernel Tuning
6 3 (2.88%) Market Research
6 3 (2.88%) DevOps
6 3 (2.88%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.92%) ITIL V3
7 2 (1.92%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.65%) Shell Script
2 26 (25.00%) Perl
3 20 (19.23%) Bash Shell
4 13 (12.50%) Korn
4 13 (12.50%) Python
5 7 (6.73%) Bourne shell
6 6 (5.77%) SQL
7 4 (3.85%) C
7 4 (3.85%) sed
7 4 (3.85%) AWK
8 3 (2.88%) Java
9 2 (1.92%) Ruby
9 2 (1.92%) C-shell
10 1 (0.96%) JCL
10 1 (0.96%) REXX
10 1 (0.96%) C++
10 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.85%) RHCE
4 1 (0.96%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.96%) RHCA
4 1 (0.96%) Degree
4 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 13 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 10 (9.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (5.77%) NFS
5 5 (4.81%) RHEV
6 3 (2.88%) KVM
6 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.92%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.92%) Squid
7 2 (1.92%) vSphere
7 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.92%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.96%) vCloud
8 1 (0.96%) Xen
8 1 (0.96%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 12 (11.54%) Puppet
2 4 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.88%) Nagios
3 3 (2.88%) YUM
4 2 (1.92%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.92%) Ansible
4 2 (1.92%) Salt
4 2 (1.92%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.96%) Cacti
5 1 (0.96%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.96%) OpenView
5 1 (0.96%) RANCID
5 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 56 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 22 (21.15%) HP
2 22 (21.15%) VMware
3 21 (20.19%) NetApp
4 20 (19.23%) Oracle
5 15 (14.42%) Veritas
6 12 (11.54%) EMC
7 11 (10.58%) IBM
8 10 (9.62%) Sun
9 4 (3.85%) Cisco
9 4 (3.85%) TIBCO
10 3 (2.88%) Symantec
10 3 (2.88%) Tumbleweed
10 3 (2.88%) Splunk
10 3 (2.88%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (1.92%) SaltStack
11 2 (1.92%) CA
11 2 (1.92%) Sophos
11 2 (1.92%) Dell
11 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
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