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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 458 416 438
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 114 137 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 98 109
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £512 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
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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
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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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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 -13 56 £375 - 35
South West -3 21 £315 -7.35% 1
South East -14 13 £350 - 12
North West 0 11 £300 -3.69% 5
East of England -22 9 £400 +45.45% 9
Yorkshire -1 1 £250 -37.50% 4
West Midlands -17 1 - - 1
North East -33 1 £225 -35.71%
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Linux
2 147 (60.74%) Red Hat
3 106 (43.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (31.40%) VMware
5 70 (28.93%) Perl
6 69 (28.51%) Puppet
7 65 (26.86%) UNIX
8 58 (23.97%) Apache
9 57 (23.55%) Bash Shell
10 46 (19.01%) DNS
11 44 (18.18%) Shell Script
12 43 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 43 (17.77%) DevOps
13 42 (17.36%) MySQL
14 41 (16.94%) LDAP
14 41 (16.94%) Python
15 40 (16.53%) ITIL
16 39 (16.12%) Windows
16 39 (16.12%) Oracle
17 34 (14.05%) SAN
18 31 (12.81%) Cisco
18 31 (12.81%) Banking
19 29 (11.98%) Nagios
19 29 (11.98%) Tomcat
19 29 (11.98%) Solaris
20 28 (11.57%) HTTP
20 28 (11.57%) Ubuntu
21 27 (11.16%) Ruby
21 27 (11.16%) CentOS
21 27 (11.16%) PHP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 58 (23.97%) Apache
2 29 (11.98%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.37%) WebSphere
4 11 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 9 (3.72%) IIS
5 9 (3.72%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.31%) nginx
6 8 (3.31%) Confluence
6 8 (3.31%) GlassFish
7 7 (2.89%) MediaWiki
8 6 (2.48%) Drupal
9 3 (1.24%) Moodle
10 2 (0.83%) CMS
10 2 (0.83%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.41%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.41%) Mule
11 1 (0.41%) Resin
11 1 (0.41%) Zope
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.83%) Joyent
3 2 (0.83%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) GitHub
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 46 (19.01%) DNS
2 41 (16.94%) LDAP
3 34 (14.05%) SAN
4 28 (11.57%) HTTP
5 25 (10.33%) SSL
5 25 (10.33%) Firewall
6 23 (9.50%) SMTP
7 21 (8.68%) VPN
8 18 (7.44%) Internet
8 18 (7.44%) TCP/IP
9 14 (5.79%) LAN
9 14 (5.79%) WAN
9 14 (5.79%) SSH
10 10 (4.13%) NAS
10 10 (4.13%) SNMP
11 9 (3.72%) BGP
11 9 (3.72%) IPsec
11 9 (3.72%) OSPF
11 9 (3.72%) Network Security
12 8 (3.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.36%) MySQL
2 19 (7.85%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (6.20%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.72%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.89%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.41%) Ingres
8 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.41%) Informix
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.41%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.41%) Big Data
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (6.61%) Jenkins
1 16 (6.61%) Subversion
2 14 (5.79%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.55%) JIRA
4 10 (4.13%) Hudson
5 2 (0.83%) Introscope
6 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.41%) Ant
6 1 (0.41%) Maven
6 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.41%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.41%) Trac
General
1 31 (12.81%) Banking
2 20 (8.26%) Finance
3 6 (2.48%) Electronics
4 5 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.07%) Retail
5 4 (1.65%) Marketing
6 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.24%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.85%) LAMP
2 8 (3.31%) Web Services
3 7 (2.89%) Middleware
4 6 (2.48%) CSS
5 5 (2.07%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.65%) HTML
7 3 (1.24%) XML
7 3 (1.24%) JSON
8 2 (0.83%) jQuery
9 1 (0.41%) CGI
9 1 (0.41%) JDBC
9 1 (0.41%) XSLT
9 1 (0.41%) Zend Framework
9 1 (0.41%) Django
9 1 (0.41%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.41%) Java SE
9 1 (0.41%) Java EE
9 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.41%) DAO
9 1 (0.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.09%) Open Source
2 14 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.31%) Firmware
4 7 (2.89%) Clustering
5 6 (2.48%) Wiki
6 4 (1.65%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.65%) NHS
7 3 (1.24%) DTV
7 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.24%) FMCG
7 3 (1.24%) Statistics
7 3 (1.24%) PKI
7 3 (1.24%) IPTV
7 3 (1.24%) VLE
7 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.83%) iSeries
8 2 (0.83%) STB
8 2 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 242 (100.00%) Linux
2 106 (43.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 65 (26.86%) UNIX
4 39 (16.12%) Windows
5 29 (11.98%) Solaris
6 28 (11.57%) Ubuntu
7 27 (11.16%) CentOS
8 20 (8.26%) HPUX
9 18 (7.44%) Debian
10 8 (3.31%) SUSE
10 8 (3.31%) AIX
11 7 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.65%) SELinux
13 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.24%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.83%) Fedora
15 1 (0.41%) VMS
15 1 (0.41%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.77%) DevOps
2 40 (16.53%) ITIL
3 25 (10.33%) Load Balancing
4 21 (8.68%) Configuration Management
5 17 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (5.37%) Release Management
6 13 (5.37%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (4.13%) Change Management
9 8 (3.31%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.31%) OO
10 7 (2.89%) Migration
10 7 (2.89%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.48%) Data Modelling
12 5 (2.07%) Analytics
13 4 (1.65%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (1.65%) Coaching
13 4 (1.65%) Business Continuity
13 4 (1.65%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 70 (28.93%) Perl
2 57 (23.55%) Bash Shell
3 44 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 41 (16.94%) Python
5 27 (11.16%) Ruby
5 27 (11.16%) PHP
6 23 (9.50%) Java
7 15 (6.20%) SQL
8 11 (4.55%) C
9 10 (4.13%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.72%) Korn
11 8 (3.31%) Bourne shell
12 7 (2.89%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.83%) C++
14 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.41%) AWK
14 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (6.20%) Degree
1 15 (6.20%) LPIC
2 14 (5.79%) CCENT
2 14 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.96%) RHCE
5 4 (1.65%) CCNA
5 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.41%) PhD
8 1 (0.41%) MCSA
8 1 (0.41%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.72%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.48%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.26%) Squid
3 17 (7.02%) NFS
3 17 (7.02%) qmail
4 16 (6.61%) XenServer
4 16 (6.61%) Samba
5 14 (5.79%) Postfix
6 9 (3.72%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (3.72%) vSphere
6 9 (3.72%) KVM
7 8 (3.31%) Active Directory
8 7 (2.89%) Sendmail
9 5 (2.07%) Xen
9 5 (2.07%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.24%) OpenSSH
11 3 (1.24%) RHEV
12 2 (0.83%) GPFS
12 2 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 69 (28.51%) Puppet
2 29 (11.98%) Nagios
3 15 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (6.20%) Zenoss
4 12 (4.96%) ZABBIX
5 11 (4.55%) Tivoli
6 8 (3.31%) YUM
7 6 (2.48%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (2.48%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.07%) Ansible
9 4 (1.65%) Cacti
10 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (1.24%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.24%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.83%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.83%) Munin
11 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.41%) Control-M
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 147 (60.74%) Red Hat
2 76 (31.40%) VMware
3 39 (16.12%) Oracle
4 31 (12.81%) Cisco
5 23 (9.50%) JBoss
6 22 (9.09%) HP
7 21 (8.68%) NetApp
8 19 (7.85%) Citrix
9 16 (6.61%) IBM
9 16 (6.61%) Microsoft
10 15 (6.20%) Juniper
10 15 (6.20%) F5
11 11 (4.55%) EMC
12 10 (4.13%) Veritas
13 9 (3.72%) LANDesk
14 5 (2.07%) Rackspace
15 4 (1.65%) SAP
15 4 (1.65%) CA
16 3 (1.24%) Sun
16 3 (1.24%) Nimsoft
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