The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 45 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.35% 2.04% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 2.17% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
481 461 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.04% 94.27% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 307 154
Average daily rate £378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.71% -15.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.50 £58.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Linux Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Linux 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 Linux Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (88.89%) Ruby
2 24 (88.89%) Puppet
2 24 (88.89%) DevOps
3 22 (81.48%) Configuration Management
4 16 (59.26%) UNIX
4 16 (59.26%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (51.85%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (48.15%) Web Services
8 12 (44.44%) Python
9 8 (29.63%) Ansible
10 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
10 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (14.81%) IaaS
11 4 (14.81%) Perl
12 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
12 3 (11.11%) Data Security
13 2 (7.41%) CentOS
13 2 (7.41%) PHP
13 2 (7.41%) Java
13 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
14 1 (3.70%) Solaris
14 1 (3.70%) Apache
14 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (3.70%) LAN
14 1 (3.70%) WAN
14 1 (3.70%) Sun
14 1 (3.70%) RHCE
14 1 (3.70%) NetApp

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Linux 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 Linux Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 15 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (59.26%) UNIX
3 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) DevOps
2 22 (81.48%) Configuration Management
3 16 (59.26%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.11%) Data Security
5 1 (3.70%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) Ruby
2 12 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Perl
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
4 2 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) RHCE
1 1 (3.70%) RHCA
Systems Management
1 24 (88.89%) Puppet
2 14 (51.85%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (29.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) Sun
2 1 (3.70%) NetApp