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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 553 492 418
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -74
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 49 91 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 61 117
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£380 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £306
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +18.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.25

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 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 1 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 -53 47 £380 +8.57% 6
London -45 24 £415 +18.57% 1
City of London +16 7 £444 +17.54%
Hampshire -11 4 £350 +4.08%
South East -17 4 £350 -6.66% 1
South West - 4 £300 - 1
North West +2 3 £430 +34.90% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £300 - 2
Cambridge - 3 £300 - 2
East of England - 3 £300 - 2
West Midlands -12 2 £375 -
Cheshire - 2 £430 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £409 -
Birmingham -5 1 - -
Manchester -5 1 - -
Cardiff -8 1 £300 -
Wales -12 1 £300 -
South Wales -13 1 £300 -
Scotland -20 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £430 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
Dorset - 1 £450 -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £430 -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 98 (100.00%) UNIX
2 84 (85.71%) Linux
3 50 (51.02%) Red Hat
4 47 (47.96%) Solaris
5 45 (45.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (34.69%) Shell Script
7 31 (31.63%) Finance
8 24 (24.49%) Perl
9 23 (23.47%) SAN
10 21 (21.43%) Banking
11 20 (20.41%) VMware
11 20 (20.41%) HP
11 20 (20.41%) Bash Shell
12 19 (19.39%) NetApp
12 19 (19.39%) Oracle
12 19 (19.39%) TCP/IP
13 17 (17.35%) HPUX
14 16 (16.33%) Windows
15 15 (15.31%) Migration
16 14 (14.29%) Korn
16 14 (14.29%) AIX
16 14 (14.29%) Veritas
17 13 (13.27%) Python
17 13 (13.27%) LDAP
18 12 (12.24%) Puppet
18 12 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (11.22%) DNS
20 10 (10.20%) EMC
20 10 (10.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
21 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 8 (8.16%) Apache
2 5 (5.10%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.04%) nginx
5 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.02%) TIBCO EMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.47%) SAN
2 19 (19.39%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.27%) LDAP
4 11 (11.22%) DNS
5 8 (8.16%) LAN
5 8 (8.16%) WAN
6 7 (7.14%) SSH
7 6 (6.12%) NAS
7 6 (6.12%) FTP
7 6 (6.12%) Firewall
8 4 (4.08%) HTTPS
8 4 (4.08%) DMZ
9 2 (2.04%) IMAP
9 2 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.04%) HTTP
9 2 (2.04%) SMTP
9 2 (2.04%) DHCP
10 1 (1.02%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.02%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) MySQL
2 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Subversion
2 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (31.63%) Finance
2 21 (21.43%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) Front Office
6 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) Middleware
2 2 (2.04%) XML
3 1 (1.02%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.04%) Statistics
2 2 (2.04%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (2.04%) Open Source
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Exalogic
3 1 (1.02%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.02%) Firmware
3 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.02%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.02%) Equities
3 1 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 98 (100.00%) UNIX
2 84 (85.71%) Linux
3 47 (47.96%) Solaris
4 45 (45.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (17.35%) HPUX
6 16 (16.33%) Windows
7 14 (14.29%) AIX
8 8 (8.16%) SUSE
9 6 (6.12%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.06%) CentOS
10 3 (3.06%) Debian
10 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.31%) Migration
2 9 (9.18%) ITIL
3 6 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.10%) Release Management
4 5 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (4.08%) Change Management
5 4 (4.08%) Change Control
6 3 (3.06%) Kernel Tuning
6 3 (3.06%) DevOps
6 3 (3.06%) Market Research
6 3 (3.06%) Data Security
6 3 (3.06%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.06%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.04%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.04%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.04%) Service Management
7 2 (2.04%) OO
7 2 (2.04%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.69%) Shell Script
2 24 (24.49%) Perl
3 20 (20.41%) Bash Shell
4 14 (14.29%) Korn
5 13 (13.27%) Python
6 8 (8.16%) Bourne shell
7 6 (6.12%) SQL
8 4 (4.08%) AWK
8 4 (4.08%) sed
9 2 (2.04%) Java
9 2 (2.04%) Ruby
9 2 (2.04%) C-shell
9 2 (2.04%) C
10 1 (1.02%) C++
10 1 (1.02%) REXX
10 1 (1.02%) JCL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
1 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.06%) RHCE
3 1 (1.02%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.02%) RHCA
3 1 (1.02%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (5.10%) NFS
5 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.08%) RHEV
6 3 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.04%) Sendmail
7 2 (2.04%) Squid
7 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.04%) Dovecot
7 2 (2.04%) KVM
8 1 (1.02%) vSphere
8 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (12.24%) Puppet
2 4 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.06%) Nagios
3 3 (3.06%) YUM
4 2 (2.04%) Salt
4 2 (2.04%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.04%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.04%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.02%) Cacti
5 1 (1.02%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.02%) OpenView
5 1 (1.02%) Ansible
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.02%) RANCID
Vendors
1 50 (51.02%) Red Hat
2 20 (20.41%) HP
2 20 (20.41%) VMware
3 19 (19.39%) Oracle
3 19 (19.39%) NetApp
4 14 (14.29%) Veritas
5 10 (10.20%) EMC
6 9 (9.18%) IBM
6 9 (9.18%) Sun
7 4 (4.08%) Cisco
7 4 (4.08%) TIBCO
8 3 (3.06%) Symantec
8 3 (3.06%) Tumbleweed
8 3 (3.06%) Splunk
8 3 (3.06%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (2.04%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.04%) CA
9 2 (2.04%) Sophos
9 2 (2.04%) Dell
9 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
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