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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 33 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.72% 0.58% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 0.62% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +17.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
345 324 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.75% 93.64% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 198 148
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 55
Average hourly rate £18.75 £39.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.53% +21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 28 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) Ruby
2 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (71.43%) Puppet
2 10 (71.43%) DevOps
2 10 (71.43%) Configuration Management
2 10 (71.43%) UNIX
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
3 6 (42.86%) Python
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (35.71%) CentOS
5 4 (28.57%) IaaS
6 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
6 3 (21.43%) Workflow
6 3 (21.43%) Debian
7 2 (14.29%) Perl
8 1 (7.14%) Windows
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (7.14%) Symantec
8 1 (7.14%) Apache
8 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
8 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (7.14%) NetBackup

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (28.57%) IaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) UNIX
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (35.71%) CentOS
5 3 (21.43%) Debian
6 1 (7.14%) Windows
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (71.43%) DevOps
1 10 (71.43%) Configuration Management
2 3 (21.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Ruby
2 6 (42.86%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) Puppet
2 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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