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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 466 463 443
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 123 114 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 87 88
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£363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
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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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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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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 +12 44 £375 -6.25% 33
South East -2 31 £350 -6.66% 10
East of England +12 21 £400 - 7
South West -24 11 £325 +3.17% 5
Yorkshire -25 5 £400 +60.00% 3
North East - 5 £300 -
West Midlands +3 4 £269 -
North West -39 2 £325 +8.33% 4
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 263 (100.00%) Linux
2 137 (52.09%) Red Hat
3 110 (41.83%) Puppet
4 100 (38.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 86 (32.70%) UNIX
6 75 (28.52%) DevOps
7 68 (25.86%) Configuration Management
8 61 (23.19%) Python
9 58 (22.05%) VMware
10 53 (20.15%) Apache
11 51 (19.39%) MySQL
12 50 (19.01%) Perl
13 49 (18.63%) Opscode Chef
14 48 (18.25%) Ruby
15 47 (17.87%) Shell Script
15 47 (17.87%) Amazon AWS
15 47 (17.87%) Bash Shell
16 44 (16.73%) Windows
17 42 (15.97%) CentOS
18 40 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (14.83%) Tomcat
20 35 (13.31%) Oracle
21 30 (11.41%) SAN
21 30 (11.41%) Finance
22 29 (11.03%) DNS
22 29 (11.03%) Jenkins
23 28 (10.65%) Solaris
24 26 (9.89%) Web Services
25 25 (9.51%) Nagios
25 25 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 53 (20.15%) Apache
2 39 (14.83%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.66%) IIS
3 7 (2.66%) nginx
4 6 (2.28%) WordPress
4 6 (2.28%) JBoss
4 6 (2.28%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.90%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.52%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.76%) CMS
8 2 (0.76%) Zope
8 2 (0.76%) Plone
8 2 (0.76%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.38%) Confluence
9 1 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (1.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.87%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.04%) IaaS
3 6 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.76%) Joyent
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) SaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Heroku
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.38%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.41%) SAN
2 29 (11.03%) DNS
3 14 (5.32%) Firewall
3 14 (5.32%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.94%) NAS
5 11 (4.18%) HTTP
5 11 (4.18%) SMTP
6 7 (2.66%) Internet
6 7 (2.66%) FTP
6 7 (2.66%) SSH
7 6 (2.28%) HTTPS
7 6 (2.28%) LDAP
8 5 (1.90%) SSL
8 5 (1.90%) Network Security
9 4 (1.52%) LAN
9 4 (1.52%) WAN
10 3 (1.14%) Broadband
10 3 (1.14%) DHCP
10 3 (1.14%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.14%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (19.39%) MySQL
2 12 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.42%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.04%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.04%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.28%) MarkLogic
5 6 (2.28%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.52%) Impala
6 4 (1.52%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (0.76%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.76%) DB2
7 2 (0.76%) Informix
7 2 (0.76%) Ingres
8 1 (0.38%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.38%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 29 (11.03%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.08%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.56%) Subversion
4 7 (2.66%) Maven
5 4 (1.52%) RSpec
6 2 (0.76%) Ant
6 2 (0.76%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.38%) JMeter
7 1 (0.38%) Hudson
7 1 (0.38%) JIRA
7 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (11.41%) Finance
2 13 (4.94%) Banking
3 6 (2.28%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.14%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.14%) Retail
5 3 (1.14%) Law
6 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.76%) Publishing
6 2 (0.76%) German Language
7 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.89%) Web Services
2 10 (3.80%) LAMP
3 4 (1.52%) PHP-FPM
3 4 (1.52%) GraphX
3 4 (1.52%) .NET
3 4 (1.52%) J2EE
4 3 (1.14%) CSS
4 3 (1.14%) HTML
4 3 (1.14%) Middleware
5 2 (0.76%) SOAP
5 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.76%) JSON
5 2 (0.76%) WAMP
5 2 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.38%) Kafka
6 1 (0.38%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.38%) XML
6 1 (0.38%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.51%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.94%) Clustering
3 5 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.90%) Replication
3 5 (1.90%) Client/Server
3 5 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.14%) LPAR
4 3 (1.14%) Statistics
4 3 (1.14%) HACMP
4 3 (1.14%) Public Cloud
5 2 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.38%) MPEG
6 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.38%) EFT
6 1 (0.38%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 263 (100.00%) Linux
2 100 (38.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 86 (32.70%) UNIX
4 44 (16.73%) Windows
5 42 (15.97%) CentOS
6 28 (10.65%) Solaris
7 20 (7.60%) SUSE
8 14 (5.32%) AIX
9 11 (4.18%) Debian
9 11 (4.18%) Ubuntu
10 8 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.66%) Fedora
12 6 (2.28%) VMS
13 5 (1.90%) HPUX
14 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.76%) zOS
17 1 (0.38%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (28.52%) DevOps
2 68 (25.86%) Configuration Management
3 40 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (6.84%) ITIL
4 18 (6.84%) Open Source
5 17 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.70%) Migration
7 14 (5.32%) E-Commerce
7 14 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (3.42%) Change Management
9 8 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.04%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.28%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (1.90%) Server Building
11 5 (1.90%) Data Migration
11 5 (1.90%) Problem Management
11 5 (1.90%) Data Security
12 4 (1.52%) Release Management
12 4 (1.52%) Patch Management
12 4 (1.52%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 61 (23.19%) Python
2 50 (19.01%) Perl
3 48 (18.25%) Ruby
4 47 (17.87%) Bash Shell
4 47 (17.87%) Shell Script
5 24 (9.13%) PHP
6 23 (8.75%) Java
7 13 (4.94%) SQL
8 11 (4.18%) C
9 5 (1.90%) C++
9 5 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.52%) AWK
11 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.14%) sed
12 2 (0.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 2 (0.76%) Korn
12 2 (0.76%) C#
13 1 (0.38%) Groovy
13 1 (0.38%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 21 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.08%) RHCE
3 8 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.90%) Degree
5 3 (1.14%) RHCA
5 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.76%) CCNA
6 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.42%) SLA
2 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 25 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 15 (5.70%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 12 (4.56%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.80%) Postfix
6 9 (3.42%) KVM
7 8 (3.04%) iptables
7 8 (3.04%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.28%) qmail
9 5 (1.90%) Veritas File System
9 5 (1.90%) Samba
9 5 (1.90%) Docker
10 4 (1.52%) HDFS
10 4 (1.52%) SpamAssassin
10 4 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (1.52%) vSphere
11 3 (1.14%) NFS
11 3 (1.14%) Squid
11 3 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 110 (41.83%) Puppet
2 49 (18.63%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (9.51%) Nagios
4 20 (7.60%) Ansible
5 9 (3.42%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (3.04%) SELinux
6 8 (3.04%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.90%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.14%) Graphite
8 3 (1.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.14%) yum
8 3 (1.14%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.76%) Cacti
9 2 (0.76%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.76%) Salt
9 2 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.38%) systemd
10 1 (0.38%) Icinga
10 1 (0.38%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 137 (52.09%) Red Hat
2 58 (22.05%) VMware
3 35 (13.31%) Oracle
4 23 (8.75%) Veritas
5 22 (8.37%) IBM
6 17 (6.46%) HP
7 16 (6.08%) EMC
8 9 (3.42%) NetApp
9 8 (3.04%) Cisco
10 7 (2.66%) Sun
10 7 (2.66%) Symantec
11 6 (2.28%) Google
11 6 (2.28%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.90%) WSO2
12 5 (1.90%) 3PAR
13 4 (1.52%) F5
13 4 (1.52%) Splunk
13 4 (1.52%) Microsoft
13 4 (1.52%) Lotus
13 4 (1.52%) Citrix
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