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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 563 570 507
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -63
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 67 46 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.081% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.088% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 62
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.50

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 24 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 3 September 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 +5 59 £400 +5.26% 7
London +12 43 £400 -3.61% 5
City of London +22 17 £400 -9.85% 5
South East -3 10 £425 +21.42% 1
Scotland -2 7 £356 - 1
Surrey - 7 £425 -
Edinburgh -8 6 £356 -
Hampshire -1 3 £500 +42.85%
East of England +4 2 £450 +50.08%
South West -10 2 £450 +50.00% 1
Manchester -19 1 - -
Yorkshire -26 1 £440 +7.64%
North West -32 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £403 -
Bristol - 1 £525 - 1
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Basildon - 1 £400 -
Hook - 1 £325 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £501 -
Epsom - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £501 -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 131 (100.00%) UNIX
2 97 (74.05%) Linux
3 87 (66.41%) Solaris
4 81 (61.83%) Red Hat
5 50 (38.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (33.59%) Veritas
7 41 (31.30%) SAN
8 38 (29.01%) Oracle
9 36 (27.48%) Finance
10 35 (26.72%) Perl
11 34 (25.95%) Banking
12 27 (20.61%) AIX
12 27 (20.61%) Sun
12 27 (20.61%) Shell Script
13 26 (19.85%) IBM
14 25 (19.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 24 (18.32%) NAS
15 24 (18.32%) HP
15 24 (18.32%) EMC
16 21 (16.03%) NFS
16 21 (16.03%) Clustering
17 20 (15.27%) NetApp
18 19 (14.50%) VMware
19 18 (13.74%) Investment Banking
19 18 (13.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 18 (13.74%) Bash Shell
19 18 (13.74%) Puppet
19 18 (13.74%) LDAP
20 17 (12.98%) Migration
21 16 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 7 (5.34%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.29%) Apache
3 2 (1.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.76%) Confluence
4 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) MS Office
1 3 (2.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (31.30%) SAN
2 24 (18.32%) NAS
3 18 (13.74%) LDAP
4 15 (11.45%) TCP/IP
5 13 (9.92%) DNS
6 10 (7.63%) Firewall
6 10 (7.63%) SSH
7 8 (6.11%) HTTP
8 6 (4.58%) SMTP
8 6 (4.58%) SSL
8 6 (4.58%) FTP
9 5 (3.82%) Internet
9 5 (3.82%) LAN
10 3 (2.29%) WAN
10 3 (2.29%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.53%) PCoIP
11 2 (1.53%) DHCP
11 2 (1.53%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.76%) SNMP
12 1 (0.76%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.16%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.29%) MySQL
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.53%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.76%) Subversion
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (27.48%) Finance
2 34 (25.95%) Banking
3 18 (13.74%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.05%) Law
6 3 (2.29%) Electronics
6 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.53%) Front Office
7 2 (1.53%) German Language
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) EDI
1 2 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.03%) Clustering
2 14 (10.69%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.63%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.05%) CLARiiON
4 4 (3.05%) Statistics
5 3 (2.29%) HACMP
5 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.53%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.53%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.53%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.53%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.76%) STB
7 1 (0.76%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.76%) PKI
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 131 (100.00%) UNIX
2 97 (74.05%) Linux
3 87 (66.41%) Solaris
4 50 (38.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (20.61%) AIX
6 15 (11.45%) HPUX
7 10 (7.63%) Windows
8 7 (5.34%) SUSE
9 4 (3.05%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.29%) CentOS
10 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.76%) Debian
12 1 (0.76%) zOS
12 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.76%) Tru64
12 1 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.98%) Migration
2 11 (8.40%) Load Balancing
2 11 (8.40%) Patch Management
3 10 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (7.63%) ITIL
4 7 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (4.58%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.58%) Change Control
6 5 (3.82%) Capacity Management
6 5 (3.82%) Project Management
6 5 (3.82%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.82%) Change Management
7 4 (3.05%) Data Security
7 4 (3.05%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.05%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.29%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (1.53%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (1.53%) MOF
9 2 (1.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.72%) Perl
2 27 (20.61%) Shell Script
3 18 (13.74%) Bash Shell
4 15 (11.45%) Korn
5 7 (5.34%) Python
6 5 (3.82%) SQL
7 4 (3.05%) C
8 3 (2.29%) Bourne shell
8 3 (2.29%) C-shell
9 2 (1.53%) Java
10 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.76%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 6 (4.58%) RHCE
2 5 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) RHCA
4 2 (1.53%) MCSE
4 2 (1.53%) CCNA
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.53%) Degree
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) VCDX
5 1 (0.76%) VCAP
5 1 (0.76%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (19.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 21 (16.03%) NFS
3 18 (13.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 16 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.34%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.34%) vSphere
6 6 (4.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (4.58%) Oracle Clusterware
7 5 (3.82%) Samba
7 5 (3.82%) Veritas File System
8 4 (3.05%) RHEV
8 4 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.29%) KVM
9 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
10 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.53%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.76%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 18 (13.74%) Puppet
2 8 (6.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (6.11%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (4.58%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.58%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.82%) BladeLogic
5 3 (2.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (2.29%) yum
5 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.53%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.53%) Nagios
6 2 (1.53%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.76%) Control-M
7 1 (0.76%) OpenView
7 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 81 (61.83%) Red Hat
2 44 (33.59%) Veritas
3 38 (29.01%) Oracle
4 27 (20.61%) Sun
5 26 (19.85%) IBM
6 24 (18.32%) HP
6 24 (18.32%) EMC
7 20 (15.27%) NetApp
8 19 (14.50%) VMware
9 7 (5.34%) Microsoft
10 6 (4.58%) Cisco
10 6 (4.58%) Brocade
11 5 (3.82%) Symantec
11 5 (3.82%) BMC
12 4 (3.05%) Dell
12 4 (3.05%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.29%) Citrix
14 2 (1.53%) Remedy
15 1 (0.76%) Informatica
15 1 (0.76%) Compaq
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