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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 518 478 450
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -28
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 59 80 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 64 66
Average daily rate
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£365 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -13.75%
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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 -47 49 £388 -3.12% 6
London -62 14 £413 +3.12% 3
South West -11 11 £459 +43.35%
Scotland 0 10 £325 +13.04%
West Yorkshire +8 8 £450 -
Yorkshire +5 8 £450 -
Leeds +4 8 £450 -
West Midlands - 8 £350 -
Birmingham - 6 £350 -
Edinburgh - 5 - -
South East - 5 £363 - 2
City of London +10 2 £413 +3.06% 1
North West -11 2 £319 -20.31%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £520 -
Berkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Watford - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 118 (100.00%) UNIX
2 83 (70.34%) Solaris
3 79 (66.95%) Linux
4 46 (38.98%) Red Hat
5 42 (35.59%) Finance
6 40 (33.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (29.66%) Shell Script
8 32 (27.12%) SAN
9 28 (23.73%) Perl
9 28 (23.73%) Oracle
9 28 (23.73%) Banking
10 27 (22.88%) AIX
11 24 (20.34%) EMC
12 22 (18.64%) Veritas
13 21 (17.80%) HP
13 21 (17.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 21 (17.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 19 (16.10%) SUSE
15 18 (15.25%) Migration
15 18 (15.25%) IBM
16 17 (14.41%) Clustering
17 16 (13.56%) Sun
17 16 (13.56%) DNS
17 16 (13.56%) NetApp
17 16 (13.56%) Korn
18 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
18 15 (12.71%) LDAP
18 15 (12.71%) ITIL
18 15 (12.71%) Investment Banking
19 14 (11.86%) VMware

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (9.32%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.47%) Apache
3 8 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.78%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.78%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.93%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.39%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.69%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.85%) JBoss
7 1 (0.85%) Lync
7 1 (0.85%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 32 (27.12%) SAN
2 16 (13.56%) DNS
3 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
3 15 (12.71%) LDAP
4 10 (8.47%) NAS
5 4 (3.39%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.39%) FTP
5 4 (3.39%) Firewall
6 3 (2.54%) DMZ
6 3 (2.54%) SSH
7 1 (0.85%) Internet
7 1 (0.85%) DHCP
7 1 (0.85%) ADSL
7 1 (0.85%) Broadband
7 1 (0.85%) LAN
7 1 (0.85%) WAN
7 1 (0.85%) Multicast
7 1 (0.85%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.32%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.93%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.39%) Ingres
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Subversion
2 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) PHPUnit
General
1 42 (35.59%) Finance
2 28 (23.73%) Banking
3 15 (12.71%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.85%) Front Office
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.32%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (5.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 6 (5.08%) XML
3 1 (0.85%) Middleware
3 1 (0.85%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.85%) DAO
3 1 (0.85%) CGI
3 1 (0.85%) HTML
3 1 (0.85%) CSS
3 1 (0.85%) JDBC
3 1 (0.85%) Web Services
3 1 (0.85%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.41%) Clustering
2 10 (8.47%) Symmetrix DMX
3 8 (6.78%) Wiki
4 6 (5.08%) Oracle Exalogic
5 5 (4.24%) Replication
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.54%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (2.54%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.85%) AS400
7 1 (0.85%) Equities
7 1 (0.85%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.85%) Celerra
7 1 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) UNIX
2 83 (70.34%) Solaris
3 79 (66.95%) Linux
4 40 (33.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (22.88%) AIX
6 19 (16.10%) SUSE
7 14 (11.86%) HPUX
8 8 (6.78%) Windows
9 3 (2.54%) CentOS
9 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.69%) VMS
10 2 (1.69%) zOS
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.85%) Tru64
11 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.25%) Migration
2 15 (12.71%) ITIL
3 13 (11.02%) Configuration Management
4 11 (9.32%) Service Management
5 8 (6.78%) OO
5 8 (6.78%) Change Management
6 6 (5.08%) Project Management
7 4 (3.39%) Change Control
7 4 (3.39%) High Availability
7 4 (3.39%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.54%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.54%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.54%) DevOps
9 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma
9 1 (0.85%) Service Delivery
9 1 (0.85%) MVC
9 1 (0.85%) Security Management
9 1 (0.85%) Validation
9 1 (0.85%) CRM
9 1 (0.85%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.66%) Shell Script
2 28 (23.73%) Perl
3 16 (13.56%) Korn
4 11 (9.32%) Bash Shell
5 10 (8.47%) Python
6 8 (6.78%) Java
7 6 (5.08%) C
8 5 (4.24%) PHP
9 3 (2.54%) AWK
9 3 (2.54%) Ruby
9 3 (2.54%) sed
10 1 (0.85%) SQL
10 1 (0.85%) C++
10 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.85%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.85%) RHCE
4 1 (0.85%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 21 (17.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 21 (17.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (5.93%) Samba
3 5 (4.24%) NFS
3 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.24%) KVM
3 5 (4.24%) RHEV
4 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.85%) vCloud
5 1 (0.85%) Postfix
5 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) Puppet
2 9 (7.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (5.93%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.24%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 4 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.69%) Ansible
6 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.69%) Nagios
7 1 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 46 (38.98%) Red Hat
2 28 (23.73%) Oracle
3 24 (20.34%) EMC
4 22 (18.64%) Veritas
5 21 (17.80%) HP
6 18 (15.25%) IBM
7 16 (13.56%) Sun
7 16 (13.56%) NetApp
8 14 (11.86%) VMware
9 3 (2.54%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.85%) Symantec
10 1 (0.85%) Juniper
10 1 (0.85%) BMC
10 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.85%) F5
10 1 (0.85%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.85%) Google
10 1 (0.85%) Foundry
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