The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 465 473 391
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -82
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 117 86 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.20% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 60 95
Average daily rate
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£350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £291 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £9.00 £30.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +23.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-70.00% +87.50%
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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 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46468 43835 42327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.75% 92.63% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30057 26949 24391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1901 1936 2492
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.53 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in England

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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
London +3 55 £375 - 39
South West -20 17 £325 - 3
South East -22 17 £275 -24.13% 10
North West -3 8 £375 +20.00% 5
East of England -3 6 £350 +29.62% 6
North East - 5 £250 -
Yorkshire -8 4 £398 -11.66% 3
East Midlands +5 3 £350 +7.69%
West Midlands -6 2 £270 -10.00% 1
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 231 (100.00%) Linux
2 129 (55.84%) Red Hat
3 98 (42.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 81 (35.06%) VMware
5 70 (30.30%) Puppet
6 64 (27.71%) UNIX
7 56 (24.24%) Apache
7 56 (24.24%) Bash Shell
8 49 (21.21%) CentOS
9 45 (19.48%) Perl
9 45 (19.48%) Oracle
10 41 (17.75%) Shell Script
11 40 (17.32%) Finance
12 39 (16.88%) Tomcat
12 39 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (15.58%) ITIL
14 35 (15.15%) Python
14 35 (15.15%) DevOps
15 34 (14.72%) SAN
16 31 (13.42%) DNS
17 30 (12.99%) Windows
17 30 (12.99%) HP
17 30 (12.99%) Banking
18 28 (12.12%) MySQL
19 27 (11.69%) JBoss
20 26 (11.26%) Nagios
20 26 (11.26%) Opscode Chef
21 25 (10.82%) Configuration Management
22 24 (10.39%) SQL
22 24 (10.39%) Ubuntu

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 56 (24.24%) Apache
2 39 (16.88%) Tomcat
3 27 (11.69%) JBoss
4 20 (8.66%) WebSphere
5 17 (7.36%) WebLogic
6 9 (3.90%) GlassFish
7 8 (3.46%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.16%) nginx
8 5 (2.16%) Drupal
8 5 (2.16%) IIS
9 4 (1.73%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.73%) AquaLogic
9 4 (1.73%) Lync
9 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.87%) CMS
10 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.87%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Summit
1 1 (0.43%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.43%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.73%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.87%) GitHub
4 2 (0.87%) Route 53
4 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.72%) SAN
2 31 (13.42%) DNS
3 20 (8.66%) HTTP
4 18 (7.79%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.49%) LDAP
6 13 (5.63%) SSL
6 13 (5.63%) Firewall
7 12 (5.19%) DHCP
7 12 (5.19%) SSH
8 10 (4.33%) VPN
9 9 (3.90%) SMTP
10 8 (3.46%) NAS
11 6 (2.60%) FTP
11 6 (2.60%) Internet
12 5 (2.16%) VLAN
13 4 (1.73%) SNMP
13 4 (1.73%) Network Security
14 3 (1.30%) OpenVPN
14 3 (1.30%) BGP
14 3 (1.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.12%) MySQL
2 10 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.60%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.16%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.73%) Redis
7 4 (1.73%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.30%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.30%) Big Data
9 2 (0.87%) DB2
9 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.87%) Ingres
9 2 (0.87%) JasperReports
9 2 (0.87%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (8.23%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.63%) Subversion
3 12 (5.19%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.60%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.73%) Maven
6 3 (1.30%) Hudson
6 3 (1.30%) JIRA
7 2 (0.87%) Ant
7 2 (0.87%) Introscope
7 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.87%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.43%) Trac
8 1 (0.43%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 40 (17.32%) Finance
2 30 (12.99%) Banking
3 4 (1.73%) Retail
3 4 (1.73%) Law
4 2 (0.87%) Electronics
4 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.87%) Legal
4 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.87%) Games
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.19%) Web Services
2 10 (4.33%) Middleware
2 10 (4.33%) LAMP
3 5 (2.16%) Java EE
3 5 (2.16%) HTML
3 5 (2.16%) CSS
4 4 (1.73%) XML
4 4 (1.73%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.30%) XSLT
6 2 (0.87%) JDBC
6 2 (0.87%) CGI
6 2 (0.87%) jQuery
6 2 (0.87%) DAO
6 2 (0.87%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.87%) WSGI
6 2 (0.87%) REST
6 2 (0.87%) Laravel
6 2 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.43%) FreeSWITCH
7 1 (0.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.09%) Clustering
1 21 (9.09%) Open Source
2 8 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.73%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.73%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.73%) Replication
4 3 (1.30%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.30%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.87%) Wiki
5 2 (0.87%) VLE
5 2 (0.87%) iSeries
5 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.43%) User Experience
6 1 (0.43%) Kindle
6 1 (0.43%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.43%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.43%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 231 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (42.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 64 (27.71%) UNIX
4 49 (21.21%) CentOS
5 30 (12.99%) Windows
6 24 (10.39%) Ubuntu
7 23 (9.96%) Solaris
8 14 (6.06%) Debian
9 12 (5.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 11 (4.76%) SUSE
11 10 (4.33%) HPUX
12 8 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.03%) AIX
14 6 (2.60%) VMS
15 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
16 3 (1.30%) Fedora
17 2 (0.87%) Scientific Linux
17 2 (0.87%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.58%) ITIL
2 35 (15.15%) DevOps
3 25 (10.82%) Configuration Management
4 16 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (5.63%) Release Management
7 10 (4.33%) Change Management
8 8 (3.46%) Migration
8 8 (3.46%) Load Balancing
8 8 (3.46%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.03%) E-Commerce
10 6 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.60%) Network Management
11 5 (2.16%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (1.73%) OO
12 4 (1.73%) SOA
12 4 (1.73%) Scrum
12 4 (1.73%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.24%) Bash Shell
2 45 (19.48%) Perl
3 41 (17.75%) Shell Script
4 35 (15.15%) Python
5 24 (10.39%) SQL
6 22 (9.52%) PHP
7 21 (9.09%) Java
8 19 (8.23%) Ruby
9 14 (6.06%) PowerShell
10 13 (5.63%) C
11 12 (5.19%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.60%) Korn
13 4 (1.73%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.73%) Bourne shell
14 3 (1.30%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.30%) C++
15 2 (0.87%) XPath
16 1 (0.43%) Scala
16 1 (0.43%) R
16 1 (0.43%) AWK
Qualifications
1 19 (8.23%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.33%) RHCE
4 9 (3.90%) Degree
5 5 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.73%) RHCT
6 4 (1.73%) RHCSA
7 3 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.30%) LPIC
8 2 (0.87%) PhD
8 2 (0.87%) CCENT
9 1 (0.43%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.43%) RHCA
9 1 (0.43%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.33%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.73%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.19%) NFS
3 11 (4.76%) XenServer
3 11 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.33%) vSphere
5 9 (3.90%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (3.46%) Firmware
6 8 (3.46%) Samba
7 7 (3.03%) XenApp
7 7 (3.03%) Postfix
7 7 (3.03%) KVM
8 6 (2.60%) Sendmail
8 6 (2.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (2.60%) qmail
9 5 (2.16%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.16%) Squid
10 4 (1.73%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.73%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (1.30%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 70 (30.30%) Puppet
2 26 (11.26%) Nagios
2 26 (11.26%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (6.93%) Ansible
4 14 (6.06%) yum
5 13 (5.63%) Tivoli
6 10 (4.33%) SELinux
7 8 (3.46%) Control-M
8 6 (2.60%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.60%) Vagrant
8 6 (2.60%) ZABBIX
9 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (1.73%) OpenView
10 4 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.30%) Salt
11 3 (1.30%) Cacti
11 3 (1.30%) Ganglia
11 3 (1.30%) Zenoss
11 3 (1.30%) logstash
11 3 (1.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 129 (55.84%) Red Hat
2 81 (35.06%) VMware
3 45 (19.48%) Oracle
4 30 (12.99%) HP
5 18 (7.79%) IBM
5 18 (7.79%) Citrix
6 16 (6.93%) Microsoft
7 12 (5.19%) Veritas
8 11 (4.76%) NetApp
8 11 (4.76%) Cisco
9 10 (4.33%) LANDesk
10 8 (3.46%) EMC
11 5 (2.16%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (1.73%) Brocade
12 4 (1.73%) Percona
12 4 (1.73%) F5
12 4 (1.73%) Splunk
12 4 (1.73%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.30%) Nimsoft
13 3 (1.30%) Rackspace
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