The first table below looks at the demand for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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 Cambridge 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 38 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.19% 1.01% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.07% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
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£394 £400 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £344 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
426 373 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.22% 94.19% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 163 217
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 51 104
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Linux Administrator
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Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Linux 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 Linux Administrator in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (66.67%) Puppet
4 6 (50.00%) Nagios
5 5 (41.67%) IBM
5 5 (41.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) EMC
6 2 (16.67%) ERP
6 2 (16.67%) DHCP
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) SAP
6 2 (16.67%) C
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) Perl
6 2 (16.67%) PHP
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 2 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Linux 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 Linux Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) InfiniBand
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ERP
1 2 (16.67%) OO
1 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (8.33%) Market Research
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) E-business
2 1 (8.33%) Data Security
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
1 2 (16.67%) PHP
1 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) OCP
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (8.33%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) KVM
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) Puppet
2 6 (50.00%) Nagios
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (8.33%) SCCM
4 1 (8.33%) SCOM
4 1 (8.33%) Munin
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) Percona
4 1 (8.33%) Rackspace
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
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