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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 521 492 463
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -29
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 71 78 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 55 66
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -41 61 £375 -6.25% 5
London -30 18 £378 -5.62% 1
Yorkshire +4 16 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 16 £450 - 1
Leeds 0 15 £450 -
South West -20 12 £450 +55.17%
West Midlands +2 8 £350 -
Scotland -3 8 £358 +24.34% 1
Birmingham -1 6 £350 -
South East -28 5 £363 -14.70% 1
Hampshire -17 3 - -
City of London -6 1 - -
North West -11 1 £275 -31.25% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 121 (100.00%) UNIX
2 82 (67.77%) Linux
3 81 (66.94%) Solaris
4 43 (35.54%) Red Hat
5 38 (31.40%) Shell Script
5 38 (31.40%) Finance
5 38 (31.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (23.97%) SAN
7 28 (23.14%) Oracle
7 28 (23.14%) Banking
8 27 (22.31%) Perl
9 24 (19.83%) EMC
10 23 (19.01%) AIX
11 22 (18.18%) HP
11 22 (18.18%) Veritas
12 21 (17.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 21 (17.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
13 18 (14.88%) Migration
13 18 (14.88%) SUSE
14 17 (14.05%) NetApp
15 16 (13.22%) TCP/IP
15 16 (13.22%) DNS
15 16 (13.22%) LDAP
16 15 (12.40%) HPUX
16 15 (12.40%) IBM
16 15 (12.40%) Investment Banking
16 15 (12.40%) Korn
17 14 (11.57%) VMware
17 14 (11.57%) Clustering

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (9.09%) Apache
2 10 (8.26%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.61%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.61%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.61%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.65%) nginx
6 2 (1.65%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.83%) Lync
7 1 (0.83%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Office
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.97%) SAN
2 16 (13.22%) TCP/IP
2 16 (13.22%) DNS
2 16 (13.22%) LDAP
3 10 (8.26%) NAS
4 4 (3.31%) Firewall
4 4 (3.31%) FTP
4 4 (3.31%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.48%) DMZ
5 3 (2.48%) SSH
6 1 (0.83%) VLAN
6 1 (0.83%) Multicast
6 1 (0.83%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.83%) Internet
6 1 (0.83%) ADSL
6 1 (0.83%) Broadband
6 1 (0.83%) LAN
6 1 (0.83%) WAN
6 1 (0.83%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.44%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.31%) Ingres
4 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.83%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.83%) PHPUnit
General
1 38 (31.40%) Finance
2 28 (23.14%) Banking
3 15 (12.40%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.83%) Front Office
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (4.96%) XML
2 6 (4.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (0.83%) Laravel
3 1 (0.83%) CGI
3 1 (0.83%) Middleware
3 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.83%) DAO
3 1 (0.83%) HTML
3 1 (0.83%) CSS
3 1 (0.83%) JDBC
3 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Clustering
2 11 (9.09%) Symmetrix DMX
3 8 (6.61%) Wiki
4 6 (4.96%) Oracle Exalogic
5 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.48%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.48%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.83%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.83%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.83%) Equities
7 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.83%) Statistics
7 1 (0.83%) Celerra
7 1 (0.83%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) UNIX
2 82 (67.77%) Linux
3 81 (66.94%) Solaris
4 38 (31.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (19.01%) AIX
6 18 (14.88%) SUSE
7 15 (12.40%) HPUX
8 8 (6.61%) Windows
9 3 (2.48%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.48%) CentOS
10 2 (1.65%) VMS
10 2 (1.65%) zOS
10 2 (1.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.83%) Tru64
11 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.88%) Migration
2 14 (11.57%) ITIL
3 11 (9.09%) Service Management
3 11 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 8 (6.61%) Change Management
4 8 (6.61%) OO
5 6 (4.96%) Project Management
5 6 (4.96%) Change Control
6 4 (3.31%) Risk Management
7 3 (2.48%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.48%) DevOps
7 3 (2.48%) Data Protection
8 2 (1.65%) High Availability
8 2 (1.65%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (0.83%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (0.83%) Low Latency
9 1 (0.83%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (0.83%) Market Research
9 1 (0.83%) ITIL V3
9 1 (0.83%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.40%) Shell Script
2 27 (22.31%) Perl
3 15 (12.40%) Korn
4 11 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 9 (7.44%) Python
6 8 (6.61%) Java
7 4 (3.31%) C
8 3 (2.48%) PHP
8 3 (2.48%) AWK
8 3 (2.48%) Ruby
8 3 (2.48%) sed
9 2 (1.65%) SQL
10 1 (0.83%) C++
10 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.83%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.83%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) RHCE
System Software
1 21 (17.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 21 (17.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (4.96%) Samba
3 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.31%) NFS
4 2 (1.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.65%) KVM
4 2 (1.65%) RHEV
5 1 (0.83%) Postfix
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
5 1 (0.83%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (6.61%) NetBackup
2 8 (6.61%) Puppet
3 5 (4.13%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 3 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.65%) Ansible
6 2 (1.65%) Nagios
7 1 (0.83%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.83%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 43 (35.54%) Red Hat
2 28 (23.14%) Oracle
3 24 (19.83%) EMC
4 22 (18.18%) Veritas
4 22 (18.18%) HP
5 17 (14.05%) NetApp
6 15 (12.40%) IBM
7 14 (11.57%) Sun
7 14 (11.57%) VMware
8 3 (2.48%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.83%) Juniper
9 1 (0.83%) BMC
9 1 (0.83%) Google
9 1 (0.83%) Foundry
9 1 (0.83%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.83%) F5
9 1 (0.83%) Rackspace
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