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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 497 437 454
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 91 116 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 82 80
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £271 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-70.00% -7.69%
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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
47993 44437 46047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.63% 92.80% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30660 27466 26538
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 1962 2297
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 -17 50 £375 - 34
North West +1 14 £325 - 5
South West -21 9 £315 -7.35% 5
South East -37 6 £325 -7.14% 12
East Midlands +1 3 £350 +7.69%
Yorkshire -2 3 £250 -37.50% 5
East of England -29 3 £313 +13.63% 5
North East - 2 £225 - 1
West Midlands -8 1 - -
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Linux
2 128 (58.18%) Red Hat
3 100 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 74 (33.64%) VMware
5 62 (28.18%) UNIX
6 58 (26.36%) Puppet
7 53 (24.09%) Perl
8 50 (22.73%) Apache
9 48 (21.82%) Bash Shell
10 41 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 39 (17.73%) DNS
12 38 (17.27%) Shell Script
13 37 (16.82%) Oracle
14 35 (15.91%) CentOS
15 34 (15.45%) Windows
16 33 (15.00%) DevOps
17 32 (14.55%) ITIL
18 30 (13.64%) Tomcat
18 30 (13.64%) Python
19 29 (13.18%) SAN
19 29 (13.18%) Banking
20 28 (12.73%) Finance
21 26 (11.82%) MySQL
21 26 (11.82%) LDAP
22 25 (11.36%) HP
23 24 (10.91%) JBoss
23 24 (10.91%) HTTP
23 24 (10.91%) PHP
23 24 (10.91%) Solaris
23 24 (10.91%) Ubuntu

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 50 (22.73%) Apache
2 30 (13.64%) Tomcat
3 24 (10.91%) JBoss
4 15 (6.82%) WebSphere
5 13 (5.91%) WebLogic
6 9 (4.09%) GlassFish
7 8 (3.64%) Drupal
8 7 (3.18%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.73%) IIS
10 5 (2.27%) Confluence
11 4 (1.82%) nginx
11 4 (1.82%) MediaWiki
12 3 (1.36%) Moodle
13 2 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.91%) CMS
13 2 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.45%) AquaLogic
14 1 (0.45%) Zope
14 1 (0.45%) Plone
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Stata
2 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Summit
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.36%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.45%) Route 53
5 1 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.73%) DNS
2 29 (13.18%) SAN
3 26 (11.82%) LDAP
4 24 (10.91%) HTTP
5 20 (9.09%) SSL
6 17 (7.73%) Firewall
7 15 (6.82%) SMTP
8 13 (5.91%) TCP/IP
8 13 (5.91%) Internet
9 11 (5.00%) SSH
10 10 (4.55%) VPN
10 10 (4.55%) DHCP
11 8 (3.64%) NAS
12 6 (2.73%) Network Security
12 6 (2.73%) IPsec
12 6 (2.73%) OSPF
12 6 (2.73%) BGP
12 6 (2.73%) FTP
12 6 (2.73%) LAN
12 6 (2.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.82%) MySQL
2 11 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.18%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.18%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.91%) Redis
6 2 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.91%) JasperReports
6 2 (0.91%) Ingres
7 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.45%) DB2
7 1 (0.45%) Informix
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.45%) Subversion
3 8 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.18%) Hudson
5 6 (2.73%) JIRA
6 2 (0.91%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.91%) Introscope
7 1 (0.45%) Trac
7 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.45%) Maven
7 1 (0.45%) Ant
7 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
General
1 29 (13.18%) Banking
2 28 (12.73%) Finance
3 4 (1.82%) Retail
3 4 (1.82%) Electronics
4 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.36%) Marketing
5 2 (0.91%) Games
5 2 (0.91%) Law
5 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.82%) LAMP
2 9 (4.09%) Web Services
3 6 (2.73%) Middleware
4 4 (1.82%) XML
4 4 (1.82%) HTML
4 4 (1.82%) CSS
5 3 (1.36%) XSLT
6 2 (0.91%) CGI
6 2 (0.91%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.91%) DAO
6 2 (0.91%) JDBC
6 2 (0.91%) jQuery
6 2 (0.91%) Java EE
6 2 (0.91%) REST
6 2 (0.91%) Laravel
6 2 (0.91%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.45%) HornetQ
7 1 (0.45%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.45%) Zend Framework
7 1 (0.45%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.55%) Open Source
2 12 (5.45%) Clustering
3 8 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.36%) Wiki
5 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.36%) VLE
5 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.36%) Replication
5 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.91%) NHS
6 2 (0.91%) iSeries
6 2 (0.91%) STB
6 2 (0.91%) Statistics
7 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.45%) IPTV
7 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 220 (100.00%) Linux
2 100 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 62 (28.18%) UNIX
4 35 (15.91%) CentOS
5 34 (15.45%) Windows
6 24 (10.91%) Solaris
6 24 (10.91%) Ubuntu
7 14 (6.36%) Debian
8 12 (5.45%) HPUX
9 8 (3.64%) AIX
10 7 (3.18%) SUSE
11 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.27%) SELinux
12 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.36%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.36%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (0.91%) Fedora
14 2 (0.91%) VMS
15 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.45%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.00%) DevOps
2 32 (14.55%) ITIL
3 19 (8.64%) Configuration Management
4 15 (6.82%) Load Balancing
4 15 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (6.36%) Release Management
6 13 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.64%) Migration
9 8 (3.64%) Change Management
9 8 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.73%) OO
10 6 (2.73%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (1.82%) Computer Security
12 4 (1.82%) Change Control
12 4 (1.82%) Scrum
12 4 (1.82%) Business Continuity
13 3 (1.36%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.09%) Perl
2 48 (21.82%) Bash Shell
3 38 (17.27%) Shell Script
4 30 (13.64%) Python
5 24 (10.91%) PHP
6 20 (9.09%) Java
7 18 (8.18%) Ruby
8 14 (6.36%) SQL
9 13 (5.91%) C
9 13 (5.91%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.73%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.27%) Korn
12 4 (1.82%) Bourne shell
13 3 (1.36%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.91%) XPath
14 2 (0.91%) C++
15 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.45%) Groovy
15 1 (0.45%) AWK
15 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.00%) Degree
2 11 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.55%) RHCE
3 10 (4.55%) LPIC
4 9 (4.09%) CCENT
5 5 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.36%) CCNA
6 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.91%) PhD
7 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.45%) RHCA
8 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.27%) QA
3 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 41 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.82%) NFS
3 14 (6.36%) XenServer
4 13 (5.91%) Samba
5 12 (5.45%) Squid
6 10 (4.55%) Postfix
6 10 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (4.55%) vSphere
7 9 (4.09%) KVM
7 9 (4.09%) qmail
8 8 (3.64%) Active Directory
8 8 (3.64%) Firmware
9 7 (3.18%) Sendmail
10 5 (2.27%) Xen
10 5 (2.27%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (1.82%) Hyper-V
12 3 (1.36%) XenApp
12 3 (1.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (1.36%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 58 (26.36%) Puppet
2 23 (10.45%) Nagios
3 18 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.91%) Tivoli
5 10 (4.55%) Zenoss
5 10 (4.55%) YUM
6 8 (3.64%) ZABBIX
7 7 (3.18%) Ansible
8 6 (2.73%) Vagrant
8 6 (2.73%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.36%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.36%) Cacti
12 2 (0.91%) CA Wily
12 2 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 1 (0.45%) Control-M
13 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.45%) OpenView
13 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 128 (58.18%) Red Hat
2 74 (33.64%) VMware
3 37 (16.82%) Oracle
4 25 (11.36%) HP
5 21 (9.55%) Cisco
6 18 (8.18%) IBM
7 17 (7.73%) Citrix
8 16 (7.27%) NetApp
9 12 (5.45%) Microsoft
10 10 (4.55%) Juniper
10 10 (4.55%) Veritas
10 10 (4.55%) F5
10 10 (4.55%) LANDesk
11 9 (4.09%) EMC
12 5 (2.27%) Cyber-Ark
13 4 (1.82%) CA
14 3 (1.36%) Rackspace
14 3 (1.36%) Nimsoft
15 2 (0.91%) SaltStack
15 2 (0.91%) Symantec
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