The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Linux Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 36 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 4 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.17% 1.53% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.60% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 11
Median daily rate £358 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
Linux Administrator
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
323 501 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.17% 95.98% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 322 324
Median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 46
Median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.77 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridge region that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Linux Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) Solaris
2 12 (70.59%) Puppet
3 11 (64.71%) Unix
3 11 (64.71%) Windows
4 8 (47.06%) EMC
4 8 (47.06%) SAN
4 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
4 8 (47.06%) Shell Script
4 8 (47.06%) DNS
4 8 (47.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (47.06%) Open Source
4 8 (47.06%) High Availability
4 8 (47.06%) TippingPoint
4 8 (47.06%) OSSEC
4 8 (47.06%) LogRhythm
4 8 (47.06%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (47.06%) iptables
4 8 (47.06%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (41.18%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (41.18%) ServiceNow
5 7 (41.18%) HP
5 7 (41.18%) Postfix
5 7 (41.18%) Sendmail
5 7 (41.18%) SolarWinds
5 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
5 7 (41.18%) JIRA
5 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
5 7 (41.18%) Splunk

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon S3
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (29.41%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (29.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
1 8 (47.06%) SAN
2 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) MySQL
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (29.41%) MarkLogic
2 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
2 5 (29.41%) Neo4j
2 5 (29.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) GitLab
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Subversion
2 5 (29.41%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) ELK Stack
1 5 (29.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) Solaris
3 11 (64.71%) Unix
3 11 (64.71%) Windows
4 8 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (23.53%) AIX
5 4 (23.53%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (47.06%) High Availability
1 8 (47.06%) Kalman Filter
1 8 (47.06%) Open Source
1 8 (47.06%) Virtual Environments
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Change Control
2 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
2 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
3 4 (23.53%) DevOps
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Shell Script
2 7 (41.18%) PL/SQL
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) iptables
2 7 (41.18%) Postfix
2 7 (41.18%) Sendmail
2 7 (41.18%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (41.18%) vSphere
3 5 (29.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) Puppet
2 8 (47.06%) OSSEC
3 7 (41.18%) Cobbler
3 7 (41.18%) Nagios
4 5 (29.41%) Ansible
4 5 (29.41%) Kibana
4 5 (29.41%) logstash
4 5 (29.41%) Packer
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) EMC
1 8 (47.06%) LogRhythm
1 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
1 8 (47.06%) TippingPoint
2 7 (41.18%) HP
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) ServiceNow
2 7 (41.18%) SolarWinds
2 7 (41.18%) Splunk