The first table below looks at the demand for the UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 114 107 103
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.052% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.057% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £367 £406 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.78% +30.00%
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
2124 1765 2122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.69% 91.36% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 840 1010
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 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 132 146
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
UNIX Systems Administrator
England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the West Midlands region.

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the West Midlands region.

UNIX Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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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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 -4 3 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
UNIX Systems Administrator
England

UNIX Systems Administrator
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) SAN
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (75.00%) NetApp
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (75.00%) AIX
2 6 (75.00%) HPUX
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) SAN
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (75.00%) AIX
2 6 (75.00%) HPUX
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
1 6 (75.00%) NetApp
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle