The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 29 45 31
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 29 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.25% 1.72% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.68% 1.86% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £393 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
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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
434 377 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.53% 92.63% 91.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 260 149
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 23 46
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.90 £45.00 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (73.53%) DevOps
3 24 (70.59%) Puppet
3 24 (70.59%) Ruby
4 23 (67.65%) Configuration Management
5 19 (55.88%) UNIX
6 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (44.12%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (38.24%) Web Services
9 13 (38.24%) Python
10 10 (29.41%) Red Hat
10 10 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (23.53%) Ansible
12 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
13 4 (11.76%) IaaS
13 4 (11.76%) Data Security
13 4 (11.76%) Perl
14 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
14 3 (8.82%) CentOS
14 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
15 2 (5.88%) Statistics
15 2 (5.88%) JSON
15 2 (5.88%) RHCA
15 2 (5.88%) Market Research
15 2 (5.88%) PHP
15 2 (5.88%) Java
15 2 (5.88%) Windows
15 2 (5.88%) Apache
15 2 (5.88%) LAN

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) Zope
3 1 (2.94%) Plone
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 15 (44.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (55.88%) UNIX
3 10 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
4 3 (8.82%) CentOS
5 2 (5.88%) Windows
5 2 (5.88%) Debian
6 1 (2.94%) Solaris
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) DevOps
2 23 (67.65%) Configuration Management
3 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (11.76%) Data Security
5 2 (5.88%) Market Research
6 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) Ruby
2 13 (38.24%) Python
3 4 (11.76%) Perl
4 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) RHCE
1 2 (5.88%) RHCA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (70.59%) Puppet
2 14 (41.18%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (23.53%) Ansible
4 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (2.94%) Sun
3 1 (2.94%) Symantec
3 1 (2.94%) VMware