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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 522 582 561
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 118 53 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 41 33
Average daily rate £420 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £357 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.00 -

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +35 100 £425 +6.25% 5
London +11 46 £450 +5.88% 1
South East +4 30 £425 -8.70% 1
Surrey +8 24 £425 +30.76% 1
Scotland -7 18 £420 +12.00%
Camberley - 16 £425 - 1
Edinburgh 0 11 £420 +5.00%
South West - 8 £375 - 1
City of London +47 7 £425 +6.25% 1
Bristol - 7 £375 -
East of England - 6 £325 - 1
Cambridge - 5 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £325 -
Hampshire -1 4 £325 -25.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
Erskine - 4 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Renfrewshire - 4 £330 -
North West -9 3 - - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £325 -
Glasgow +3 2 - -
Manchester -6 2 - - 1
Guildford - 2 £450 -
West Midlands - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire -3 1 £430 +32.15%
Woking -4 1 £385 -
West Yorkshire -7 1 £430 +7.37%
Kent -28 1 £425 -8.70%
Gloucestershire - 1 £300 - 1

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Unix
2 151 (76.65%) Linux
3 110 (55.84%) Solaris
4 100 (50.76%) Red Hat
5 91 (46.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 84 (42.64%) Finance
7 81 (41.12%) Veritas
8 73 (37.06%) SAN
9 61 (30.96%) Banking
10 50 (25.38%) Shell Script
11 47 (23.86%) Migration
12 46 (23.35%) AIX
12 46 (23.35%) Perl
13 44 (22.34%) Oracle
14 42 (21.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 41 (20.81%) NAS
16 39 (19.80%) Clustering
17 36 (18.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 35 (17.77%) Puppet
19 33 (16.75%) EMC
20 31 (15.74%) Data Centre
21 29 (14.72%) HP
22 28 (14.21%) ITIL
23 27 (13.71%) NetApp
24 26 (13.20%) Sun
24 26 (13.20%) TCP/IP
25 25 (12.69%) Python
26 24 (12.18%) Disaster Recovery
27 23 (11.68%) NFS
28 22 (11.17%) IBM

Unix Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 8 (4.06%) TPMS
2 7 (3.55%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.05%) Apache
4 5 (2.54%) JBoss
5 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) FileNet
6 1 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (37.06%) SAN
2 41 (20.81%) NAS
3 26 (13.20%) TCP/IP
4 20 (10.15%) DNS
5 17 (8.63%) LDAP
6 14 (7.11%) Firewall
7 6 (3.05%) LAN
7 6 (3.05%) SSH
7 6 (3.05%) WAN
8 5 (2.54%) DHCP
9 4 (2.03%) SSL
10 3 (1.52%) HTTP
10 3 (1.52%) VPN
11 2 (1.02%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.02%) Internet
11 2 (1.02%) SNMP
12 1 (0.51%) IMAP
12 1 (0.51%) IPsec
12 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.51%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.02%) MySQL
2 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.51%) DB2
3 1 (0.51%) OLTP
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.51%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.03%) JIRA
2 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 84 (42.64%) Finance
2 61 (30.96%) Banking
3 18 (9.14%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.08%) Law
5 2 (1.02%) Retail
5 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) German Language
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.03%) J2EE
1 4 (2.03%) Web Services
2 3 (1.52%) Middleware
2 3 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.02%) SAML
4 1 (0.51%) CGI
4 1 (0.51%) CSS
4 1 (0.51%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.51%) LAMP
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.51%) Symfony
4 1 (0.51%) XHTML
4 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.80%) Clustering
2 31 (15.74%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.57%) EMC VMAX
3 9 (4.57%) HACMP
3 9 (4.57%) Replication
4 8 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.54%) CMDB
6 5 (2.54%) User Experience
7 3 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.02%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.51%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 197 (100.00%) Unix
2 151 (76.65%) Linux
3 110 (55.84%) Solaris
4 91 (46.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (23.35%) AIX
6 18 (9.14%) Windows
7 13 (6.60%) HPUX
8 7 (3.55%) SUSE
9 4 (2.03%) CentOS
10 3 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.52%) Windows Server
11 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.86%) Migration
2 28 (14.21%) ITIL
3 24 (12.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (10.66%) High Availability
5 15 (7.61%) Configuration Management
5 15 (7.61%) DevOps
6 14 (7.11%) Change Management
7 11 (5.58%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (5.08%) Service Management
9 9 (4.57%) Data Migration
10 8 (4.06%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (3.55%) Load Balancing
11 7 (3.55%) Patch Management
12 6 (3.05%) Open Source
12 6 (3.05%) Performance Analysis
12 6 (3.05%) Problem Management
13 5 (2.54%) Change Control
13 5 (2.54%) Low Latency
13 5 (2.54%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.38%) Shell Script
2 46 (23.35%) Perl
3 25 (12.69%) Python
4 9 (4.57%) PHP
5 8 (4.06%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.06%) SQL
6 7 (3.55%) Bourne shell
7 6 (3.05%) C
7 6 (3.05%) Korn
8 5 (2.54%) C-shell
8 5 (2.54%) Java
9 3 (1.52%) AWK
9 3 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.02%) sed
10 2 (1.02%) SystemTap
11 1 (0.51%) C#
11 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.02%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (0.51%) Degree
4 1 (0.51%) MCSE
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (21.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 36 (18.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 23 (11.68%) NFS
4 15 (7.61%) Veritas File System
5 13 (6.60%) RHEV
6 12 (6.09%) KVM
7 9 (4.57%) Firmware
7 9 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (3.05%) vSphere
9 5 (2.54%) Active Directory
10 4 (2.03%) GPFS
10 4 (2.03%) iptables
10 4 (2.03%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (2.03%) Sendmail
10 4 (2.03%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.52%) Postfix
12 2 (1.02%) SRDF
13 1 (0.51%) Samba
13 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 35 (17.77%) Puppet
2 20 (10.15%) NetBackup
3 10 (5.08%) Oracle ZFS
4 9 (4.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 9 (4.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (3.55%) Control-M
6 6 (3.05%) Ansible
7 5 (2.54%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (2.54%) Legato
8 4 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.03%) OSSEC
8 4 (2.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.52%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (1.52%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (1.52%) Nagios
10 2 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.02%) vRealize
11 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 100 (50.76%) Red Hat
2 81 (41.12%) Veritas
3 44 (22.34%) Oracle
4 33 (16.75%) EMC
5 29 (14.72%) HP
6 27 (13.71%) NetApp
7 26 (13.20%) Sun
8 22 (11.17%) IBM
9 16 (8.12%) VMware
10 9 (4.57%) Dell
10 9 (4.57%) Emulex
10 9 (4.57%) Splunk
11 8 (4.06%) Symantec
12 6 (3.05%) BMC
12 6 (3.05%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.03%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.03%) Brocade
13 4 (2.03%) Cognizant
13 4 (2.03%) New Relic
13 4 (2.03%) SolarWinds
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