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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 474 461 397
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 105 122 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 83 81
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£331 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.73% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £305
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +27.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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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
46867 47364 39999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.45% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28952 29302 23504
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
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 1845 1936 2056
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 April 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
London -35 25 £363 -3.33% 25
South East -6 22 £363 +9.84% 7
South West +5 20 £290 -29.69% 10
East of England +25 16 £275 -29.03% 8
North West -12 9 £325 -3.70% 5
Yorkshire -11 6 £345 -27.36% 1
East Midlands 0 4 £388 -3.12% 1
West Midlands -8 3 £310 -
North East -2 2 £450 -
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 241 (100.00%) Linux
2 117 (48.55%) Red Hat
3 95 (39.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 88 (36.51%) Puppet
5 81 (33.61%) UNIX
6 66 (27.39%) VMware
7 62 (25.73%) CentOS
7 62 (25.73%) Python
8 55 (22.82%) Apache
9 50 (20.75%) Configuration Management
10 48 (19.92%) Bash Shell
11 44 (18.26%) Perl
12 42 (17.43%) MySQL
13 40 (16.60%) Windows
13 40 (16.60%) Finance
14 39 (16.18%) Shell Script
14 39 (16.18%) DevOps
15 35 (14.52%) Tomcat
15 35 (14.52%) Solaris
16 34 (14.11%) Oracle
17 29 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (12.03%) Banking
17 29 (12.03%) Opscode Chef
18 28 (11.62%) SAN
19 27 (11.20%) DNS
20 26 (10.79%) TCP/IP
20 26 (10.79%) Ruby
21 24 (9.96%) SQL
22 23 (9.54%) PHP
22 23 (9.54%) Nagios

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 55 (22.82%) Apache
2 35 (14.52%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.39%) WebSphere
3 13 (5.39%) JBoss
4 8 (3.32%) nginx
5 6 (2.49%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.49%) uWSGI
6 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.07%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.66%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.66%) Lync
7 4 (1.66%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.24%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.24%) AquaLogic
9 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.83%) Confluence
9 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Agresso
1 1 (0.41%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.90%) IaaS
3 4 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.83%) Joyent
5 2 (0.83%) GitHub
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) Route 53
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.41%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.41%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.62%) SAN
2 27 (11.20%) DNS
3 26 (10.79%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.64%) HTTP
5 11 (4.56%) LDAP
5 11 (4.56%) Firewall
6 10 (4.15%) DHCP
7 9 (3.73%) SSH
8 7 (2.90%) SMTP
8 7 (2.90%) VPN
8 7 (2.90%) SSL
9 6 (2.49%) HTTPS
9 6 (2.49%) VLAN
10 5 (2.07%) Kerberos
10 5 (2.07%) FTP
11 4 (1.66%) Internet
12 3 (1.24%) SNMP
12 3 (1.24%) NAS
13 2 (0.83%) Multicast
13 2 (0.83%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.43%) MySQL
2 12 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.73%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.73%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.90%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.66%) Big Data
6 3 (1.24%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.24%) Redis
6 3 (1.24%) DB2
7 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.83%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.83%) HBase
7 2 (0.83%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.41%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 23 (9.54%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.71%) Subversion
3 20 (8.30%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.49%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.07%) Maven
6 4 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.83%) JIRA
8 1 (0.41%) Selenium
8 1 (0.41%) Ant
8 1 (0.41%) JMeter
8 1 (0.41%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.41%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.41%) Hudson
8 1 (0.41%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.41%) Gradle
8 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
General
1 40 (16.60%) Finance
2 29 (12.03%) Banking
3 6 (2.49%) Retail
4 4 (1.66%) Law
5 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.83%) Legal
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Publishing
6 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.05%) Web Services
2 6 (2.49%) Regular Expression
2 6 (2.49%) WSGI
3 5 (2.07%) Middleware
4 4 (1.66%) XML
5 3 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.24%) Java EE
5 3 (1.24%) PHP-FPM
6 2 (0.83%) beanstalkd
6 2 (0.83%) JSON
6 2 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.83%) .NET
6 2 (0.83%) CSS
7 1 (0.41%) HTML
7 1 (0.41%) J2EE
7 1 (0.41%) LAMP
7 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.41%) Spring
7 1 (0.41%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.13%) Clustering
2 19 (7.88%) Open Source
3 10 (4.15%) Replication
4 6 (2.49%) Wiki
4 6 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) AS400
7 1 (0.41%) HACMP
7 1 (0.41%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.41%) Statistics
7 1 (0.41%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 241 (100.00%) Linux
2 95 (39.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 81 (33.61%) UNIX
4 62 (25.73%) CentOS
5 40 (16.60%) Windows
6 35 (14.52%) Solaris
7 23 (9.54%) Ubuntu
8 22 (9.13%) AIX
9 17 (7.05%) Debian
10 11 (4.56%) SUSE
10 11 (4.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 8 (3.32%) Fedora
11 8 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.32%) VMS
12 7 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.66%) HPUX
14 3 (1.24%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.75%) Configuration Management
2 39 (16.18%) DevOps
3 29 (12.03%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (7.88%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (7.05%) ITIL
6 13 (5.39%) E-Commerce
7 11 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (4.15%) Change Management
9 9 (3.73%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (3.32%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (3.32%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.90%) High Availability
12 6 (2.49%) Migration
13 5 (2.07%) Network Management
13 5 (2.07%) Problem Management
14 4 (1.66%) SAP Implementation
14 4 (1.66%) Kernel Tuning
14 4 (1.66%) Capacity Planning
14 4 (1.66%) Mentoring
14 4 (1.66%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 62 (25.73%) Python
2 48 (19.92%) Bash Shell
3 44 (18.26%) Perl
4 39 (16.18%) Shell Script
5 26 (10.79%) Ruby
6 24 (9.96%) SQL
7 23 (9.54%) PHP
8 20 (8.30%) Java
9 17 (7.05%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.07%) C
11 3 (1.24%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.83%) C++
13 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.41%) VB
13 1 (0.41%) Scala
13 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.41%) Korn
13 1 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.56%) RHCE
3 9 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.90%) RHCT
5 6 (2.49%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.66%) Degree
8 3 (1.24%) SCSA
8 3 (1.24%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CIPD
9 1 (0.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.41%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.88%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 11 (4.56%) vSphere
4 6 (2.49%) Shibboleth
4 6 (2.49%) Samba
4 6 (2.49%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.49%) Postfix
4 6 (2.49%) KVM
5 5 (2.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (1.66%) XenApp
6 4 (1.66%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.66%) qmail
7 3 (1.24%) Xen
7 3 (1.24%) Firmware
7 3 (1.24%) Veritas File System
7 3 (1.24%) RHEV
7 3 (1.24%) SpamAssassin
7 3 (1.24%) NFS
8 2 (0.83%) iptables
Systems Management
1 88 (36.51%) Puppet
2 29 (12.03%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (9.54%) Nagios
4 12 (4.98%) Ansible
4 12 (4.98%) SELinux
4 12 (4.98%) Red Hat Satellite
5 8 (3.32%) Control-M
6 7 (2.90%) yum
7 5 (2.07%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.07%) Salt
8 4 (1.66%) logstash
8 4 (1.66%) OpenView
9 3 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.24%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.24%) Ganglia
9 3 (1.24%) Bcfg2
9 3 (1.24%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.24%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.24%) Ganeti
9 3 (1.24%) Graphite
Vendors
1 117 (48.55%) Red Hat
2 66 (27.39%) VMware
3 34 (14.11%) Oracle
4 22 (9.13%) HP
5 16 (6.64%) Veritas
6 10 (4.15%) IBM
7 8 (3.32%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.49%) Cisco
8 6 (2.49%) Sun
8 6 (2.49%) Splunk
9 5 (2.07%) Percona
9 5 (2.07%) SAP
9 5 (2.07%) Citrix
10 4 (1.66%) NetApp
10 4 (1.66%) Brocade
10 4 (1.66%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.24%) F5
11 3 (1.24%) Infoblox
11 3 (1.24%) Google
11 3 (1.24%) Symantec
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