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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 549 517 466
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -51
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 63 61 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 72
Average daily rate
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£380 £394 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.49% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 November 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 27 November 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 -6 57 £380 -5.00% 10
London -24 28 £380 -5.00% 3
West Yorkshire +4 13 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +1 13 £400 - 2
Leeds +2 12 £450 - 1
South West -35 6 £501 -
South East -21 5 £388 -8.82% 1
Scotland -3 4 £358 +24.34% 1
West Midlands -12 4 £349 +1.08% 1
City of London +8 3 £425 -2.85% 2
Birmingham 0 3 £349 - 1
Glasgow -3 3 £358 +24.34% 1
Hampshire -28 3 - -
Surrey -10 1 £325 -23.52%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Winchester - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 111 (100.00%) UNIX
2 83 (74.77%) Linux
3 69 (62.16%) Solaris
4 48 (43.24%) Red Hat
5 43 (38.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (37.84%) Shell Script
7 39 (35.14%) Finance
8 30 (27.03%) Oracle
9 28 (25.23%) SAN
10 27 (24.32%) Perl
11 26 (23.42%) Banking
12 24 (21.62%) Veritas
13 22 (19.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 21 (18.92%) EMC
15 20 (18.02%) Migration
15 20 (18.02%) Korn
16 19 (17.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 19 (17.12%) HP
17 17 (15.32%) TCP/IP
17 17 (15.32%) SUSE
18 16 (14.41%) DNS
18 16 (14.41%) NetApp
18 16 (14.41%) AIX
19 15 (13.51%) VMware
19 15 (13.51%) NAS
20 14 (12.61%) Bash Shell
20 14 (12.61%) HPUX
20 14 (12.61%) ITIL
20 14 (12.61%) LDAP
20 14 (12.61%) IBM

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (9.01%) Apache
2 9 (8.11%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.31%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.41%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.80%) nginx
7 1 (0.90%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS Office
1 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.23%) SAN
2 17 (15.32%) TCP/IP
3 16 (14.41%) DNS
4 15 (13.51%) NAS
5 14 (12.61%) LDAP
6 8 (7.21%) HTTPS
6 8 (7.21%) FTP
7 7 (6.31%) DMZ
8 4 (3.60%) Firewall
8 4 (3.60%) LAN
8 4 (3.60%) WAN
9 3 (2.70%) SSH
10 2 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.90%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.90%) Multicast
11 1 (0.90%) DHCP
11 1 (0.90%) ADSL
11 1 (0.90%) Broadband
11 1 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.60%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.60%) Ingres
2 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.90%) JasperReports
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Subversion
2 1 (0.90%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.90%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 39 (35.14%) Finance
2 26 (23.42%) Banking
3 13 (11.71%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.90%) Front Office
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (5.41%) XML
3 4 (3.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (1.80%) Middleware
5 1 (0.90%) Laravel
5 1 (0.90%) CGI
5 1 (0.90%) HTML
5 1 (0.90%) CSS
5 1 (0.90%) JDBC
5 1 (0.90%) Web Services
5 1 (0.90%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.90%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Clustering
2 10 (9.01%) Symmetrix DMX
3 7 (6.31%) Wiki
4 6 (5.41%) Oracle Exalogic
5 3 (2.70%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.80%) Replication
6 2 (1.80%) Statistics
6 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.90%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.90%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.90%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.90%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 111 (100.00%) UNIX
2 83 (74.77%) Linux
3 69 (62.16%) Solaris
4 43 (38.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (15.32%) SUSE
6 16 (14.41%) AIX
7 14 (12.61%) HPUX
8 10 (9.01%) Windows
9 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.90%) CentOS
11 1 (0.90%) VMS
11 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.90%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.02%) Migration
2 14 (12.61%) ITIL
3 9 (8.11%) Change Management
4 8 (7.21%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.21%) Service Management
4 8 (7.21%) OO
5 6 (5.41%) Change Control
6 5 (4.50%) Project Management
7 4 (3.60%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.70%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.70%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.70%) Data Security
9 2 (1.80%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.80%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.80%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (1.80%) High Availability
9 2 (1.80%) Market Research
9 2 (1.80%) DevOps
10 1 (0.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.84%) Shell Script
2 27 (24.32%) Perl
3 20 (18.02%) Korn
4 14 (12.61%) Bash Shell
5 9 (8.11%) Python
6 7 (6.31%) sed
6 7 (6.31%) Java
6 7 (6.31%) AWK
7 4 (3.60%) C
7 4 (3.60%) SQL
8 3 (2.70%) Ruby
8 3 (2.70%) PHP
9 2 (1.80%) Bourne shell
9 2 (1.80%) C-shell
10 1 (0.90%) C++
10 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.80%) RHCE
3 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.90%) RHCA
System Software
1 22 (19.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 19 (17.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (5.41%) Samba
3 6 (5.41%) NFS
3 6 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.70%) RHEV
5 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.80%) KVM
6 1 (0.90%) vCloud
6 1 (0.90%) Postfix
6 1 (0.90%) vSphere
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) Puppet
2 6 (5.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (4.50%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.70%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.70%) Nagios
5 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (1.80%) Ansible
5 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.90%) YUM
6 1 (0.90%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.90%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 48 (43.24%) Red Hat
2 30 (27.03%) Oracle
3 24 (21.62%) Veritas
4 21 (18.92%) EMC
5 19 (17.12%) HP
6 16 (14.41%) NetApp
7 15 (13.51%) VMware
8 14 (12.61%) IBM
8 14 (12.61%) Sun
9 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.90%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.90%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.90%) Google
10 1 (0.90%) BMC
10 1 (0.90%) CA
10 1 (0.90%) Citrix
10 1 (0.90%) Sybase
10 1 (0.90%) Symantec
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