The first table below looks at the demand for the UNIX Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 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 advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 110 105 100
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 10 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.10% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.11% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £345 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% +23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £345 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £345 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £336 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.78% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2237 1825 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.86% 91.75% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 901 972
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 131 138
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
UNIX Administrator
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UNIX Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Administrator in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Administrator across the West Midlands region.

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Administrator across the West Midlands region.

UNIX Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Administrator within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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Birmingham - 5 £309 -
Warwickshire - - - -
UNIX Administrator
England

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited UNIX 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 Administrator in their job title.

1 14 (100.00%) UNIX
2 11 (78.57%) Red Hat
2 11 (78.57%) SAN
2 11 (78.57%) HPUX
3 9 (64.29%) Linux
4 8 (57.14%) NetApp
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (42.86%) AIX
7 5 (35.71%) HP
8 4 (28.57%) ITIL
9 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
9 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 3 (21.43%) Oracle
10 2 (14.29%) RHCE
10 2 (14.29%) SLA
10 2 (14.29%) IBM
10 2 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
10 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
11 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
11 1 (7.14%) Banking
11 1 (7.14%) IMAP
11 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
11 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
11 1 (7.14%) MS Office
11 1 (7.14%) Perl
11 1 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (7.14%) SMTP

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited UNIX 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 Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) IMAP
2 1 (7.14%) SMTP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) UNIX
2 11 (78.57%) HPUX
3 9 (64.29%) Linux
4 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (42.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Red Hat
2 8 (57.14%) NetApp
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) IBM
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft