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 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 566 524 458
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -66
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 53 79 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 52 102
Average daily rate
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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 £326 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.17%

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
52704 48932 53740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.69% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32323 29402 30051
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2063 2086 2672
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 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 29 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 -42 51 £380 +8.57% 10
London -15 31 £380 +8.57% 4
City of London +23 7 £425 -
South West -24 5 £300 - 1
West Midlands -9 3 £356 +3.26%
Yorkshire - 3 £409 - 2
North West -3 2 £430 +34.90% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £430 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £430 - 1
Dorset - 2 £413 -
Leeds - 2 £430 - 2
Cardiff -8 1 £300 -
South Wales -11 1 £300 -
Surrey -13 1 £325 -13.33%
South East -17 1 £325 -13.33%
Wales -23 1 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 £300 -
Chester - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £300 -
Scotland - 1 - - 3
Inverclyde - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bradford - - - -

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 104 (100.00%) UNIX
2 91 (87.50%) Linux
3 55 (52.88%) Red Hat
4 52 (50.00%) Solaris
5 46 (44.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (36.54%) Finance
7 36 (34.62%) Shell Script
8 30 (28.85%) Perl
9 23 (22.12%) HP
9 23 (22.12%) VMware
9 23 (22.12%) Banking
10 22 (21.15%) SAN
10 22 (21.15%) NetApp
10 22 (21.15%) TCP/IP
10 22 (21.15%) Bash Shell
11 20 (19.23%) Oracle
12 16 (15.38%) AIX
12 16 (15.38%) LDAP
12 16 (15.38%) DNS
12 16 (15.38%) Veritas
12 16 (15.38%) Migration
13 15 (14.42%) HPUX
14 14 (13.46%) EMC
14 14 (13.46%) SUSE
14 14 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (12.50%) Korn
15 13 (12.50%) Puppet
15 13 (12.50%) IBM
15 13 (12.50%) Python

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 10 (9.62%) Apache
2 8 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.92%) nginx
5 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.15%) SAN
1 22 (21.15%) TCP/IP
2 16 (15.38%) LDAP
2 16 (15.38%) DNS
3 9 (8.65%) SSH
4 7 (6.73%) FTP
4 7 (6.73%) Firewall
5 6 (5.77%) NAS
6 5 (4.81%) HTTPS
7 4 (3.85%) LAN
7 4 (3.85%) WAN
7 4 (3.85%) DMZ
8 3 (2.88%) DHCP
9 2 (1.92%) SMTP
9 2 (1.92%) HTTP
9 2 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.92%) IMAP
10 1 (0.96%) Multicast
10 1 (0.96%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) RDBMS
1 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.88%) MySQL
3 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.96%) Ingres
4 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.96%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Subversion
2 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.96%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.96%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 38 (36.54%) Finance
2 23 (22.12%) Banking
3 11 (10.58%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.81%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.96%) Front Office
6 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) XML
1 5 (4.81%) Middleware
2 2 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.96%) Laravel
3 1 (0.96%) HTML
3 1 (0.96%) CSS
3 1 (0.96%) JDBC
3 1 (0.96%) Web Services
3 1 (0.96%) CGI
3 1 (0.96%) DAO
3 1 (0.96%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.81%) Oracle Exalogic
1 5 (4.81%) Clustering
2 4 (3.85%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.92%) Replication
4 2 (1.92%) Open Source
4 2 (1.92%) Statistics
5 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.96%) Wiki
5 1 (0.96%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.96%) Equities
5 1 (0.96%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) UNIX
2 91 (87.50%) Linux
3 52 (50.00%) Solaris
4 46 (44.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (15.38%) AIX
6 15 (14.42%) HPUX
7 14 (13.46%) SUSE
8 13 (12.50%) Windows
9 6 (5.77%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.88%) CentOS
10 3 (2.88%) Debian
11 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.38%) Migration
2 12 (11.54%) ITIL
3 7 (6.73%) Change Management
4 6 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (5.77%) OO
4 6 (5.77%) Change Control
5 5 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.85%) Service Management
7 3 (2.88%) Kernel Tuning
7 3 (2.88%) DevOps
7 3 (2.88%) Release Management
7 3 (2.88%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.88%) Market Research
7 3 (2.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (2.88%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.88%) Data Security
8 2 (1.92%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.92%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.92%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.92%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 36 (34.62%) Shell Script
2 30 (28.85%) Perl
3 22 (21.15%) Bash Shell
4 13 (12.50%) Korn
4 13 (12.50%) Python
5 6 (5.77%) SQL
5 6 (5.77%) Java
6 5 (4.81%) C
7 4 (3.85%) AWK
7 4 (3.85%) Bourne shell
7 4 (3.85%) sed
8 3 (2.88%) PHP
9 2 (1.92%) C-shell
9 2 (1.92%) Ruby
10 1 (0.96%) C++
10 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.85%) RHCE
4 1 (0.96%) Degree
4 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.96%) RHCA
System Software
1 14 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (7.69%) NFS
4 6 (5.77%) RHEV
5 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.85%) KVM
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.92%) Dovecot
7 2 (1.92%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.92%) vSphere
7 2 (1.92%) Squid
8 1 (0.96%) vCloud
8 1 (0.96%) Ceph
8 1 (0.96%) Xen
8 1 (0.96%) Postfix
8 1 (0.96%) Firmware
8 1 (0.96%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (12.50%) Puppet
2 5 (4.81%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.88%) YUM
3 3 (2.88%) Nagios
4 2 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.92%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.92%) Salt
4 2 (1.92%) Ansible
4 2 (1.92%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.96%) RANCID
5 1 (0.96%) Cacti
5 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.96%) OpenView
5 1 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 55 (52.88%) Red Hat
2 23 (22.12%) HP
2 23 (22.12%) VMware
3 22 (21.15%) NetApp
4 20 (19.23%) Oracle
5 16 (15.38%) Veritas
6 14 (13.46%) EMC
7 13 (12.50%) IBM
8 11 (10.58%) Sun
9 4 (3.85%) Cisco
10 3 (2.88%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (2.88%) Tumbleweed
10 3 (2.88%) Splunk
10 3 (2.88%) Symantec
10 3 (2.88%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.92%) Sophos
11 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.92%) Dell
11 2 (1.92%) CA
11 2 (1.92%) SaltStack
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