The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 559 488 412
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -76
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 45 77 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.16% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 55 114
Average daily rate
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£385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £322 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.53% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 -34 45 £385 +2.66% 14
London -28 16 £450 +19.60% 3
Hampshire -5 8 £358 +6.46% 1
South East -30 8 £358 -7.61% 5
City of London +10 7 £463 +28.02%
North West -3 4 £390 +15.55% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £388 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £375 -
East of England - 4 £300 - 2
South West -28 3 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £300 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £390 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £300 - 1
Birmingham - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £430 - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £381 -
Dorset - 1 £450 - 1
Chester - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £430 - 1
Cardiff - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
York - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 1

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 102 (100.00%) UNIX
2 78 (76.47%) Linux
3 55 (53.92%) Red Hat
4 54 (52.94%) Solaris
5 46 (45.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (33.33%) SAN
7 33 (32.35%) Oracle
8 30 (29.41%) Shell Script
9 25 (24.51%) Veritas
10 23 (22.55%) Finance
10 23 (22.55%) Perl
11 22 (21.57%) HP
11 22 (21.57%) VMware
12 18 (17.65%) Banking
12 18 (17.65%) Bash Shell
13 17 (16.67%) Korn
13 17 (16.67%) Migration
13 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 16 (15.69%) Sun
14 16 (15.69%) AIX
14 16 (15.69%) HPUX
15 15 (14.71%) Windows
15 15 (14.71%) NetApp
16 14 (13.73%) ITIL
17 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (12.75%) Puppet
18 12 (11.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 12 (11.76%) LDAP
18 12 (11.76%) DNS
19 11 (10.78%) Apache

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (10.78%) Apache
2 10 (9.80%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.84%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.98%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.98%) nginx
6 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (33.33%) SAN
2 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.76%) DNS
3 12 (11.76%) LDAP
4 9 (8.82%) SSH
5 7 (6.86%) FTP
5 7 (6.86%) LAN
5 7 (6.86%) WAN
5 7 (6.86%) NAS
6 6 (5.88%) Firewall
7 5 (4.90%) HTTP
8 4 (3.92%) DMZ
8 4 (3.92%) SMTP
8 4 (3.92%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.96%) SSL
9 2 (1.96%) DHCP
9 2 (1.96%) SNMP
9 2 (1.96%) IMAP
9 2 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.96%) MySQL
3 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.98%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (0.98%) Subversion
2 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (22.55%) Finance
2 18 (17.65%) Banking
3 5 (4.90%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.98%) Front Office
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.88%) Web Services
1 6 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (0.98%) CSS
2 1 (0.98%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
1 5 (4.90%) Clustering
2 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.94%) Hedge funds
3 2 (1.96%) Open Source
3 2 (1.96%) Statistics
4 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.98%) LPAR
4 1 (0.98%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (0.98%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.98%) Firmware
4 1 (0.98%) HACMP
4 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.98%) Equities
4 1 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.98%) Replication
4 1 (0.98%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 102 (100.00%) UNIX
2 78 (76.47%) Linux
3 54 (52.94%) Solaris
4 46 (45.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (15.69%) AIX
5 16 (15.69%) HPUX
6 15 (14.71%) Windows
7 8 (7.84%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.90%) CentOS
8 5 (4.90%) SUSE
9 3 (2.94%) Debian
9 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.67%) Migration
2 14 (13.73%) ITIL
3 10 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (7.84%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.86%) Change Management
5 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.90%) Performance Management
7 5 (4.90%) Release Management
8 3 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (2.94%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.94%) Data Security
8 3 (2.94%) Market Research
8 3 (2.94%) Kernel Tuning
9 2 (1.96%) Change Control
9 2 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (1.96%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.96%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.41%) Shell Script
2 23 (22.55%) Perl
3 18 (17.65%) Bash Shell
4 17 (16.67%) Korn
5 7 (6.86%) Bourne shell
6 6 (5.88%) SQL
6 6 (5.88%) Python
7 4 (3.92%) AWK
7 4 (3.92%) sed
8 2 (1.96%) Java
8 2 (1.96%) C-shell
8 2 (1.96%) REXX
8 2 (1.96%) C
9 1 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.98%) JCL
9 1 (0.98%) Ruby
9 1 (0.98%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) SC Cleared
1 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.94%) RHCE
3 2 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (0.98%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.98%) RHCA
4 1 (0.98%) CCNA
4 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 11 (10.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (7.84%) NFS
5 5 (4.90%) RHEV
6 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.94%) KVM
8 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.96%) Dovecot
8 2 (1.96%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.96%) Veritas File System
8 2 (1.96%) Squid
8 2 (1.96%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.98%) Xen
9 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) Puppet
2 9 (8.82%) NetBackup
3 8 (7.84%) Tivoli
3 8 (7.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (4.90%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (4.90%) Data Guard
6 4 (3.92%) Legato
7 3 (2.94%) Nagios
7 3 (2.94%) YUM
7 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.96%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.96%) Salt
8 2 (1.96%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.98%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.98%) OpenView
9 1 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.98%) Control-M
9 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.98%) Cacti
Vendors
1 55 (53.92%) Red Hat
2 33 (32.35%) Oracle
3 25 (24.51%) Veritas
4 22 (21.57%) VMware
4 22 (21.57%) HP
5 16 (15.69%) Sun
6 15 (14.71%) NetApp
7 10 (9.80%) EMC
8 7 (6.86%) IBM
9 4 (3.92%) Cisco
9 4 (3.92%) Dell
9 4 (3.92%) Northgate
9 4 (3.92%) TIBCO
10 3 (2.94%) Symantec
10 3 (2.94%) Tumbleweed
10 3 (2.94%) Splunk
10 3 (2.94%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (2.94%) Sybase
11 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.96%) CA
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