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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 548 550 504
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 78 62 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 44 62
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £360 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.68% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 63 £425 +13.33% 9
London +28 38 £475 +15.15% 7
South East +23 12 £425 +13.33%
Scotland -3 12 £363 +11.53%
Edinburgh -8 11 £363 -
City of London +38 5 £450 +9.09% 4
Surrey -5 5 £425 -18.26%
Birmingham -4 4 £385 +10.00%
West Midlands -17 4 £385 +10.00%
Berkshire +9 3 £425 +3.03%
Reading -2 3 £425 +13.33%
Cardiff - 3 £318 -
South Wales - 3 £318 -
Wales - 3 £318 -
Hampshire +6 2 £400 +45.45%
South West -4 2 £400 -12.80%
East Midlands -13 2 £388 -
North West -17 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -24 2 £281 -37.50% 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £388 -
Northampton - 2 £388 -
Gosport - 2 £400 -
North Yorkshire +6 1 £313 -3.84%
Oxfordshire +5 1 - -
Glasgow +4 1 £325 -
Oxford +1 1 - -
Swindon -3 1 £400 +23.07%
Cheshire -7 1 - -
Wiltshire -7 1 £400 +23.07%
West Yorkshire -13 1 £250 -44.44% 1

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Unix
2 133 (79.64%) Linux
3 101 (60.48%) Red Hat
4 91 (54.49%) Solaris
5 81 (48.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (40.12%) Veritas
6 67 (40.12%) Finance
7 54 (32.34%) SAN
8 52 (31.14%) Perl
8 52 (31.14%) Banking
9 48 (28.74%) Oracle
10 38 (22.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 37 (22.16%) Puppet
11 37 (22.16%) Shell Script
12 35 (20.96%) NFS
13 34 (20.36%) AIX
14 32 (19.16%) Investment Banking
15 31 (18.56%) Sun
16 30 (17.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 29 (17.37%) HP
18 28 (16.77%) EMC
19 27 (16.17%) Clustering
20 26 (15.57%) IBM
21 25 (14.97%) Bash Shell
22 24 (14.37%) TCP/IP
23 23 (13.77%) VMware
23 23 (13.77%) NAS
24 21 (12.57%) Migration
24 21 (12.57%) LDAP
24 21 (12.57%) Patch Management

Unix Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (3.59%) Apache
1 6 (3.59%) JBoss
2 3 (1.80%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.20%) Drupal
3 2 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.60%) CMS
4 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.60%) TPMS
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (32.34%) SAN
2 24 (14.37%) TCP/IP
3 23 (13.77%) NAS
4 21 (12.57%) LDAP
5 20 (11.98%) DNS
6 12 (7.19%) SSH
7 10 (5.99%) Firewall
8 7 (4.19%) HTTP
9 5 (2.99%) FTP
10 4 (2.40%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.80%) Internet
11 3 (1.80%) SMTP
11 3 (1.80%) SNMP
12 2 (1.20%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.20%) SSL
13 1 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.60%) IMAP
13 1 (0.60%) IPv6
13 1 (0.60%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.40%) DB2
2 4 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.80%) MySQL
4 1 (0.60%) Big Data
4 1 (0.60%) OLTP
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.60%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Subversion
2 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.80%) JIRA
3 2 (1.20%) Ant
General
1 67 (40.12%) Finance
2 52 (31.14%) Banking
3 32 (19.16%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.59%) Law
5 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) Front Office
6 2 (1.20%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.99%) J2EE
2 4 (2.40%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) CGI
3 1 (0.60%) CSS
3 1 (0.60%) EDI
3 1 (0.60%) HTML
3 1 (0.60%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.60%) XHTML
3 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.17%) Clustering
2 19 (11.38%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.39%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.59%) CMDB
5 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.99%) User Experience
7 4 (2.40%) CLARiiON
7 4 (2.40%) HACMP
7 4 (2.40%) Replication
8 3 (1.80%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.80%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.60%) EFT
10 1 (0.60%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.60%) IBM XIV
10 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 167 (100.00%) Unix
2 133 (79.64%) Linux
3 91 (54.49%) Solaris
4 81 (48.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (20.36%) AIX
6 12 (7.19%) HPUX
6 12 (7.19%) SUSE
7 11 (6.59%) Windows
8 4 (2.40%) CentOS
9 2 (1.20%) Debian
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.57%) Migration
1 21 (12.57%) Patch Management
2 20 (11.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (8.98%) ITIL
4 13 (7.78%) High Availability
5 11 (6.59%) Performance Analysis
6 10 (5.99%) Load Balancing
6 10 (5.99%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (5.39%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (5.39%) Service Management
8 8 (4.79%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.79%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.19%) DevOps
9 7 (4.19%) Performance Management
9 7 (4.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (3.59%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.59%) Line Management
10 6 (3.59%) Project Management
10 6 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (31.14%) Perl
2 37 (22.16%) Shell Script
3 25 (14.97%) Bash Shell
4 19 (11.38%) Python
5 10 (5.99%) SQL
6 9 (5.39%) Korn
7 8 (4.79%) Bourne shell
8 7 (4.19%) C-shell
8 7 (4.19%) PHP
9 6 (3.59%) Java
10 5 (2.99%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.80%) C
11 3 (1.80%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.20%) AWK
12 2 (1.20%) Ruby
13 1 (0.60%) sed
Qualifications
1 11 (6.59%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.60%) Degree
2 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
2 1 (0.60%) IBM Certification
2 1 (0.60%) LPIC
2 1 (0.60%) MCSE
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.60%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (22.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 35 (20.96%) NFS
3 30 (17.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 11 (6.59%) RHEV
4 11 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (4.79%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (4.79%) Veritas File System
6 6 (3.59%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.99%) Samba
8 4 (2.40%) KVM
8 4 (2.40%) vSphere
9 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
9 2 (1.20%) GPFS
9 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.20%) SRDF
10 1 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (22.16%) Puppet
2 11 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.39%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.59%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (2.99%) Ansible
5 5 (2.99%) Control-M
5 5 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (2.99%) yum
6 4 (2.40%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.80%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.80%) Legato
7 3 (1.80%) OpenView
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.20%) Nagios
8 2 (1.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (1.20%) vRealize
9 1 (0.60%) Xymon
Vendors
1 101 (60.48%) Red Hat
2 67 (40.12%) Veritas
3 48 (28.74%) Oracle
4 31 (18.56%) Sun
5 29 (17.37%) HP
6 28 (16.77%) EMC
7 26 (15.57%) IBM
8 23 (13.77%) VMware
9 10 (5.99%) Brocade
9 10 (5.99%) NetApp
10 8 (4.79%) Splunk
11 7 (4.19%) Cisco
11 7 (4.19%) Cognizant
12 6 (3.59%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.99%) Microsoft
13 5 (2.99%) ServiceNow
14 4 (2.40%) BMC
14 4 (2.40%) Cyber-Ark
14 4 (2.40%) New Relic
15 2 (1.20%) hybris
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