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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 574 511 448
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -63
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 55 70 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 97
Average daily rate
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£369 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £326 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £341 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.93% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -42 52 £378 +0.66% 15
London +3 34 £380 -1.93% 5
City of London +19 7 £425 -2.85% 2
West Yorkshire - 7 £313 - 3
Yorkshire - 7 £313 - 3
Leeds - 6 £275 - 3
East Midlands - 4 - -
South West -36 3 £375 - 1
South East -20 2 £325 -16.12% 2
Scotland - 2 £350 - 2
Dorset - 2 £413 -
Cardiff -6 1 £300 -
Surrey -8 1 £325 -18.75%
South Wales -12 1 £300 -
West Midlands -19 1 £338 -2.17%
Hampshire -24 1 - - 2
Wales -25 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 -
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 99 (100.00%) UNIX
2 82 (82.83%) Linux
3 56 (56.57%) Solaris
4 52 (52.53%) Red Hat
5 41 (41.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (37.37%) Shell Script
7 35 (35.35%) Finance
8 27 (27.27%) Perl
9 25 (25.25%) SAN
10 23 (23.23%) Banking
11 21 (21.21%) Oracle
12 20 (20.20%) NetApp
12 20 (20.20%) TCP/IP
13 18 (18.18%) HP
13 18 (18.18%) Migration
14 17 (17.17%) VMware
14 17 (17.17%) Veritas
14 17 (17.17%) Bash Shell
15 16 (16.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 16 (16.16%) EMC
16 15 (15.15%) AIX
16 15 (15.15%) HPUX
17 14 (14.14%) Korn
18 13 (13.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 13 (13.13%) LDAP
18 13 (13.13%) ITIL
18 13 (13.13%) DNS
18 13 (13.13%) SUSE
19 12 (12.12%) NAS
20 11 (11.11%) IBM

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 10 (10.10%) Apache
2 8 (8.08%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.05%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.04%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.02%) nginx
5 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.25%) SAN
2 20 (20.20%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.13%) DNS
3 13 (13.13%) LDAP
4 12 (12.12%) NAS
5 7 (7.07%) SSH
6 6 (6.06%) Firewall
6 6 (6.06%) HTTPS
6 6 (6.06%) FTP
7 5 (5.05%) DMZ
8 4 (4.04%) LAN
8 4 (4.04%) WAN
9 2 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.01%) Multicast
10 1 (1.01%) PuTTY
10 1 (1.01%) DHCP
10 1 (1.01%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) RDBMS
1 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.03%) Ingres
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.01%) JasperReports
4 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.01%) MySQL
4 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Subversion
2 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.01%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.01%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 23 (23.23%) Banking
3 10 (10.10%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Front Office
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) XML
2 4 (4.04%) Middleware
3 2 (2.02%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.01%) CGI
4 1 (1.01%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.01%) DAO
4 1 (1.01%) Laravel
4 1 (1.01%) HTML
4 1 (1.01%) CSS
4 1 (1.01%) JDBC
4 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Clustering
1 6 (6.06%) Oracle Exalogic
2 5 (5.05%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (2.02%) Statistics
3 2 (2.02%) Wiki
3 2 (2.02%) Replication
4 1 (1.01%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) Equities
4 1 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.01%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.01%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) UNIX
2 82 (82.83%) Linux
3 56 (56.57%) Solaris
4 41 (41.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (15.15%) AIX
5 15 (15.15%) HPUX
6 13 (13.13%) SUSE
7 10 (10.10%) Windows
8 3 (3.03%) CentOS
9 2 (2.02%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.01%) Tru64
10 1 (1.01%) VMS
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.18%) Migration
2 13 (13.13%) ITIL
3 8 (8.08%) Change Management
4 7 (7.07%) OO
5 6 (6.06%) Change Control
6 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (4.04%) Service Management
7 3 (3.03%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.03%) Data Security
7 3 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.03%) Market Research
8 2 (2.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.02%) Release Management
8 2 (2.02%) High Availability
8 2 (2.02%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (2.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.02%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.02%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.02%) Kernel Tuning
9 1 (1.01%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.37%) Shell Script
2 27 (27.27%) Perl
3 17 (17.17%) Bash Shell
4 14 (14.14%) Korn
5 10 (10.10%) Python
6 7 (7.07%) Java
7 5 (5.05%) AWK
7 5 (5.05%) sed
8 4 (4.04%) C
8 4 (4.04%) SQL
9 3 (3.03%) PHP
9 3 (3.03%) Bourne shell
10 2 (2.02%) C-shell
10 2 (2.02%) Ruby
11 1 (1.01%) C++
11 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.02%) RHCE
4 1 (1.01%) RHCA
4 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 16 (16.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 13 (13.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.07%) NFS
5 5 (5.05%) Samba
6 4 (4.04%) RHEV
7 3 (3.03%) Active Directory
8 2 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (2.02%) KVM
8 2 (2.02%) vSphere
9 1 (1.01%) vCloud
9 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.01%) Postfix
9 1 (1.01%) Firmware
9 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) Puppet
2 5 (5.05%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.02%) YUM
4 2 (2.02%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.02%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.02%) Ansible
4 2 (2.02%) Nagios
5 1 (1.01%) Salt
5 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.01%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.01%) OpenView
5 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (52.53%) Red Hat
2 21 (21.21%) Oracle
3 20 (20.20%) NetApp
4 18 (18.18%) HP
5 17 (17.17%) Veritas
5 17 (17.17%) VMware
6 16 (16.16%) EMC
7 11 (11.11%) IBM
8 10 (10.10%) Sun
9 2 (2.02%) CA
9 2 (2.02%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.02%) Symantec
9 2 (2.02%) Sophos
9 2 (2.02%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.02%) Tumbleweed
9 2 (2.02%) Splunk
9 2 (2.02%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (1.01%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.01%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.01%) 3PAR
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