The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 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 System Administrator
Rank 95 133 115
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 44 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.47% 0.28% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.30% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 7 5
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
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 East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2816 2660 2131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.80% 91.66% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1522 1095
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 225 232
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £22.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -27.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +21 30 £325 -16.12% 3
Essex 0 13 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 3
Linux Systems Administrator
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (80.43%) Puppet
2 37 (80.43%) DevOps
3 34 (73.91%) Configuration Management
4 28 (60.87%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (58.70%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (54.35%) Ruby
7 19 (41.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (41.30%) UNIX
8 17 (36.96%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (30.43%) Web Services
9 14 (30.43%) Python
10 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
11 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
12 8 (17.39%) Ansible
13 7 (15.22%) Open Source
13 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (13.04%) Perl
15 5 (10.87%) WSO2
15 5 (10.87%) IaaS
16 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
17 3 (6.52%) CentOS
17 3 (6.52%) Apache
17 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
17 3 (6.52%) Debian
17 3 (6.52%) VMware
17 3 (6.52%) Data Security
18 2 (4.35%) Java
18 2 (4.35%) Samba
18 2 (4.35%) PHP

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (6.52%) Apache
1 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) SMTP
1 2 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) LAN
2 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Statistics
1 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (41.30%) UNIX
2 19 (41.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Debian
3 3 (6.52%) CentOS
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (80.43%) DevOps
2 34 (73.91%) Configuration Management
3 28 (60.87%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.22%) Open Source
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) Data Security
6 1 (2.17%) Workflow
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL
6 1 (2.17%) Web Application Development
6 1 (2.17%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 25 (54.35%) Ruby
2 14 (30.43%) Python
3 6 (13.04%) Perl
4 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 2 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) RHCE
1 1 (2.17%) RHCA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) NFS
1 2 (4.35%) Samba
1 2 (4.35%) iptables
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 37 (80.43%) Puppet
2 27 (58.70%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (17.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
2 5 (10.87%) WSO2
3 3 (6.52%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) Sun
4 1 (2.17%) NetApp