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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 429 450 367
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -83
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 128 80 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.18% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.19% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 52 96
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £279 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.74% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £39.25 £18.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.16% -43.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.08 £18.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £18.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 - £16.00
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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
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +6 60 £379 -2.94% 27
South East -4 27 £295 -26.25% 18
South West -14 16 £325 - 7
East of England +8 9 £313 - 3
East Midlands +11 5 £425 - 3
North East - 4 £250 -
Yorkshire +3 3 £375 -16.66% 1
North West -5 3 £380 +21.60% 6
West Midlands -4 1 £270 -10.00% 3
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 219 (100.00%) Linux
2 123 (56.16%) Red Hat
3 93 (42.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 72 (32.88%) Puppet
5 70 (31.96%) UNIX
6 68 (31.05%) VMware
7 51 (23.29%) Bash Shell
8 47 (21.46%) Apache
9 45 (20.55%) CentOS
10 44 (20.09%) Perl
10 44 (20.09%) Finance
11 40 (18.26%) Oracle
12 38 (17.35%) Shell Script
13 34 (15.53%) Banking
14 33 (15.07%) Windows
14 33 (15.07%) DevOps
15 32 (14.61%) Python
15 32 (14.61%) SAN
16 29 (13.24%) Tomcat
17 28 (12.79%) Solaris
17 28 (12.79%) SQL
17 28 (12.79%) HP
18 27 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (11.87%) Configuration Management
20 25 (11.42%) Clustering
21 24 (10.96%) ITIL
21 24 (10.96%) Jenkins
22 23 (10.50%) Opscode Chef
22 23 (10.50%) PHP
23 22 (10.05%) MySQL

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 47 (21.46%) Apache
2 29 (13.24%) Tomcat
3 17 (7.76%) WebSphere
4 15 (6.85%) JBoss
5 12 (5.48%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.74%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.74%) uWSGI
7 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.28%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.28%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (2.28%) GlassFish
7 5 (2.28%) nginx
8 4 (1.83%) AquaLogic
8 4 (1.83%) Lync
8 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.91%) Confluence
9 2 (0.91%) Node.js
9 2 (0.91%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.91%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.91%) Stata
3 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Agresso
1 1 (0.46%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.91%) Route 53
4 2 (0.91%) GitHub
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.61%) SAN
2 19 (8.68%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.76%) DNS
4 14 (6.39%) HTTP
5 9 (4.11%) DHCP
6 8 (3.65%) LDAP
6 8 (3.65%) Firewall
6 8 (3.65%) SSH
7 7 (3.20%) SSL
8 6 (2.74%) VPN
8 6 (2.74%) VLAN
9 4 (1.83%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.37%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.37%) NAS
11 2 (0.91%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.91%) IPv6
11 2 (0.91%) Internet
11 2 (0.91%) SNMP
11 2 (0.91%) FTP
11 2 (0.91%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.05%) MySQL
2 12 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.11%) Hadoop
3 9 (4.11%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.20%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.28%) Big Data
6 5 (2.28%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.83%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.83%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.83%) Redis
8 3 (1.37%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.91%) HBase
9 2 (0.91%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.91%) DB2
9 2 (0.91%) Ingres
9 2 (0.91%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (10.96%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.31%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.39%) Subversion
4 5 (2.28%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.83%) Maven
5 4 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.37%) JIRA
7 2 (0.91%) Introscope
7 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.91%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.46%) Hudson
8 1 (0.46%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.46%) Gradle
8 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.46%) JMeter
8 1 (0.46%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.46%) Ant
8 1 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 44 (20.09%) Finance
2 34 (15.53%) Banking
3 5 (2.28%) Retail
4 4 (1.83%) Law
5 2 (0.91%) Legal
5 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.91%) Marketing
5 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.46%) Front Office
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
6 1 (0.46%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.85%) Web Services
2 9 (4.11%) Middleware
3 7 (3.20%) Regular Expression
4 6 (2.74%) WSGI
4 6 (2.74%) LAMP
5 5 (2.28%) CSS
6 4 (1.83%) HTML
6 4 (1.83%) XML
6 4 (1.83%) Java EE
7 3 (1.37%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.91%) DAO
8 2 (0.91%) CGI
8 2 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.91%) XSLT
8 2 (0.91%) JDBC
8 2 (0.91%) jQuery
8 2 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.91%) REST
8 2 (0.91%) Laravel
9 1 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.42%) Clustering
2 22 (10.05%) Open Source
3 7 (3.20%) Replication
4 6 (2.74%) Wiki
5 3 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.91%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.46%) Kindle
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.46%) User Experience
7 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.46%) NHS
7 1 (0.46%) HACMP
7 1 (0.46%) AS400
7 1 (0.46%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.46%) CESG
7 1 (0.46%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 219 (100.00%) Linux
2 93 (42.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 70 (31.96%) UNIX
4 45 (20.55%) CentOS
5 33 (15.07%) Windows
6 28 (12.79%) Solaris
7 19 (8.68%) Ubuntu
8 17 (7.76%) AIX
9 14 (6.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 13 (5.94%) SUSE
11 12 (5.48%) Debian
12 10 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (3.65%) HPUX
14 7 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (2.74%) VMS
16 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (1.83%) Fedora
18 2 (0.91%) Amazon Linux
18 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
19 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.07%) DevOps
2 26 (11.87%) Configuration Management
3 24 (10.96%) ITIL
4 19 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (4.11%) E-Commerce
7 9 (4.11%) Migration
8 8 (3.65%) Change Management
8 8 (3.65%) Problem Management
8 8 (3.65%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (3.20%) Release Management
10 6 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.74%) Network Management
11 5 (2.28%) Scrum
12 4 (1.83%) SOA
12 4 (1.83%) OO
12 4 (1.83%) SAP Implementation
12 4 (1.83%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (1.83%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (23.29%) Bash Shell
2 44 (20.09%) Perl
3 38 (17.35%) Shell Script
4 32 (14.61%) Python
5 28 (12.79%) SQL
6 23 (10.50%) PHP
7 20 (9.13%) Java
8 17 (7.76%) PL/SQL
9 14 (6.39%) Ruby
10 10 (4.57%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.57%) C
11 6 (2.74%) Korn
12 4 (1.83%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.37%) C++
13 3 (1.37%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.91%) XPath
14 2 (0.91%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.46%) R
15 1 (0.46%) Groovy
15 1 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.20%) RHCT
4 6 (2.74%) RHCE
4 6 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.28%) Degree
6 3 (1.37%) SCSA
6 3 (1.37%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.91%) PhD
7 2 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.46%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.46%) CIPD
8 1 (0.46%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.28%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 27 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.94%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (3.65%) vSphere
4 8 (3.65%) Firmware
4 8 (3.65%) NFS
5 7 (3.20%) KVM
5 7 (3.20%) XenApp
5 7 (3.20%) XenServer
6 6 (2.74%) Shibboleth
7 5 (2.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.83%) Samba
8 4 (1.83%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (1.83%) RHEV
9 3 (1.37%) Veritas File System
9 3 (1.37%) Postfix
10 2 (0.91%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.91%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 72 (32.88%) Puppet
2 23 (10.50%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (9.59%) Nagios
4 15 (6.85%) Ansible
5 9 (4.11%) Tivoli
6 8 (3.65%) Control-M
6 8 (3.65%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (3.65%) yum
7 7 (3.20%) SELinux
8 6 (2.74%) Vagrant
8 6 (2.74%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.28%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.83%) Ganglia
10 4 (1.83%) OpenView
10 4 (1.83%) logstash
10 4 (1.83%) Salt
11 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.91%) Cobbler
12 2 (0.91%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.91%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 123 (56.16%) Red Hat
2 68 (31.05%) VMware
3 40 (18.26%) Oracle
4 28 (12.79%) HP
5 16 (7.31%) IBM
6 14 (6.39%) Citrix
7 13 (5.94%) Veritas
8 10 (4.57%) Microsoft
9 8 (3.65%) Cisco
10 6 (2.74%) NetApp
10 6 (2.74%) EMC
11 5 (2.28%) SAP
11 5 (2.28%) LANDesk
11 5 (2.28%) Splunk
11 5 (2.28%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (1.83%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.83%) Percona
12 4 (1.83%) Brocade
12 4 (1.83%) Sun
13 3 (1.37%) Symantec
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