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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 461 431 409
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 114 130 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 89 125
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
Linux Administrator
UK

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
47165 45283 49370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.19% 92.85% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29205 27533 28388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1871 1982 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -21 50 £400 +6.66% 32
South West -17 25 £315 -7.35% 1
South East -19 13 £363 +11.53% 11
East of England -19 12 £400 +15.94% 8
North West +5 11 £300 -3.69% 3
Yorkshire -3 1 £250 -11.50% 1
West Midlands -12 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
North East - - - - 1
Linux Administrator
UK

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Linux
2 144 (60.76%) Red Hat
3 106 (44.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 74 (31.22%) Perl
5 71 (29.96%) Puppet
6 69 (29.11%) VMware
7 66 (27.85%) UNIX
8 60 (25.32%) Apache
9 57 (24.05%) Bash Shell
10 46 (19.41%) DNS
11 45 (18.99%) MySQL
12 43 (18.14%) Shell Script
12 43 (18.14%) DevOps
13 42 (17.72%) LDAP
13 42 (17.72%) Python
14 39 (16.46%) Windows
15 38 (16.03%) Oracle
16 37 (15.61%) ITIL
16 37 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
17 34 (14.35%) SAN
18 32 (13.50%) Solaris
19 29 (12.24%) Cisco
19 29 (12.24%) Banking
20 27 (11.39%) Ruby
20 27 (11.39%) Ubuntu
20 27 (11.39%) CentOS
20 27 (11.39%) HTTP
20 27 (11.39%) Tomcat
20 27 (11.39%) Nagios
21 25 (10.55%) Firewall

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 60 (25.32%) Apache
2 27 (11.39%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.22%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.80%) nginx
4 9 (3.80%) IIS
5 8 (3.38%) Confluence
5 8 (3.38%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.95%) MediaWiki
6 7 (2.95%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.53%) Drupal
8 5 (2.11%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.27%) Moodle
10 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.42%) Liferay
11 1 (0.42%) Resin
11 1 (0.42%) Mule
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.42%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.42%) CMS
11 1 (0.42%) Zope
Applications
1 5 (2.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.84%) Joyent
3 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.42%) GitHub
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (19.41%) DNS
2 42 (17.72%) LDAP
3 34 (14.35%) SAN
4 27 (11.39%) HTTP
5 25 (10.55%) Firewall
6 24 (10.13%) SMTP
6 24 (10.13%) SSL
7 21 (8.86%) VPN
8 19 (8.02%) TCP/IP
8 19 (8.02%) Internet
9 14 (5.91%) LAN
9 14 (5.91%) WAN
10 13 (5.49%) SSH
11 11 (4.64%) NAS
11 11 (4.64%) SNMP
12 10 (4.22%) DHCP
13 9 (3.80%) OSPF
13 9 (3.80%) BGP
13 9 (3.80%) Network Security
13 9 (3.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.99%) MySQL
2 22 (9.28%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (6.33%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.80%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.38%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.95%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.42%) Big Data
8 1 (0.42%) Informix
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (7.17%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.75%) Subversion
3 15 (6.33%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.64%) Hudson
4 11 (4.64%) JIRA
5 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.42%) Maven
5 1 (0.42%) Ant
5 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.42%) Introscope
5 1 (0.42%) Trac
General
1 29 (12.24%) Banking
2 24 (10.13%) Finance
3 6 (2.53%) Electronics
4 5 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.11%) Games
5 4 (1.69%) Marketing
5 4 (1.69%) Retail
6 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.59%) LAMP
2 7 (2.95%) Middleware
2 7 (2.95%) Web Services
3 6 (2.53%) CSS
4 5 (2.11%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.69%) HTML
6 3 (1.27%) XML
6 3 (1.27%) JSON
7 2 (0.84%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.84%) jQuery
7 2 (0.84%) HTML5
8 1 (0.42%) CSS3
8 1 (0.42%) Java SE
8 1 (0.42%) Java EE
8 1 (0.42%) HornetQ
8 1 (0.42%) Zend Framework
8 1 (0.42%) Django
8 1 (0.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.59%) Open Source
2 7 (2.95%) Firmware
3 6 (2.53%) Clustering
3 6 (2.53%) Wiki
4 4 (1.69%) NHS
4 4 (1.69%) PKI
4 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.69%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.27%) FMCG
5 3 (1.27%) IPTV
5 3 (1.27%) Statistics
5 3 (1.27%) VLE
5 3 (1.27%) DTV
5 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.84%) STB
6 2 (0.84%) iSeries
6 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.42%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 237 (100.00%) Linux
2 106 (44.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 66 (27.85%) UNIX
4 39 (16.46%) Windows
5 32 (13.50%) Solaris
6 27 (11.39%) Ubuntu
6 27 (11.39%) CentOS
7 19 (8.02%) HPUX
8 16 (6.75%) Debian
9 9 (3.80%) AIX
10 7 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.95%) SUSE
11 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.69%) SELinux
12 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.27%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.84%) Fedora
14 1 (0.42%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.14%) DevOps
2 37 (15.61%) ITIL
3 25 (10.55%) Load Balancing
4 19 (8.02%) Configuration Management
5 17 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (5.49%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (4.22%) Change Management
7 10 (4.22%) Release Management
8 8 (3.38%) OO
8 8 (3.38%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (2.95%) Problem Management
9 7 (2.95%) Migration
10 6 (2.53%) Data Modelling
11 4 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (1.69%) E-Commerce
11 4 (1.69%) Information Security
11 4 (1.69%) Analytics
11 4 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (1.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (31.22%) Perl
2 57 (24.05%) Bash Shell
3 43 (18.14%) Shell Script
4 42 (17.72%) Python
5 27 (11.39%) Ruby
6 24 (10.13%) PHP
7 22 (9.28%) Java
8 15 (6.33%) SQL
9 8 (3.38%) C
9 8 (3.38%) Korn
9 8 (3.38%) Bourne shell
10 7 (2.95%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.53%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.84%) C++
13 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.42%) R
13 1 (0.42%) PHP5
13 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.42%) AWK
Qualifications
1 15 (6.33%) LPIC
1 15 (6.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.91%) Degree
2 14 (5.91%) CCENT
2 14 (5.91%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.64%) RHCE
4 4 (1.69%) CCNA
4 4 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.42%) MCSA
6 1 (0.42%) PhD
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.42%) OCP
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.53%) ISO 9001
1 6 (2.53%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 37 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.44%) Squid
3 17 (7.17%) qmail
4 16 (6.75%) NFS
5 15 (6.33%) Samba
6 13 (5.49%) Postfix
7 11 (4.64%) XenServer
8 9 (3.80%) KVM
9 8 (3.38%) vSphere
9 8 (3.38%) Active Directory
10 7 (2.95%) Sendmail
10 7 (2.95%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (2.53%) Xen
12 5 (2.11%) VMware ESX
12 5 (2.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (1.27%) OpenSSH
14 3 (1.27%) RHEV
15 2 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.84%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 71 (29.96%) Puppet
2 27 (11.39%) Nagios
3 17 (7.17%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (6.33%) Zenoss
5 12 (5.06%) ZABBIX
6 8 (3.38%) YUM
7 7 (2.95%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.11%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (2.11%) Ansible
9 3 (1.27%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.27%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.84%) Munin
10 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.84%) Cacti
11 1 (0.42%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 144 (60.76%) Red Hat
2 69 (29.11%) VMware
3 38 (16.03%) Oracle
4 29 (12.24%) Cisco
5 21 (8.86%) NetApp
6 20 (8.44%) HP
7 19 (8.02%) JBoss
8 16 (6.75%) Citrix
9 15 (6.33%) Juniper
9 15 (6.33%) IBM
9 15 (6.33%) F5
10 14 (5.91%) Microsoft
11 12 (5.06%) EMC
12 10 (4.22%) Veritas
13 6 (2.53%) SAP
13 6 (2.53%) LANDesk
14 5 (2.11%) Rackspace
15 4 (1.69%) Sun
15 4 (1.69%) CA
16 3 (1.27%) Nimsoft
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago