The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 447 428 379
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 128 116 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 78 129
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £284 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Linux Administrator
UK

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +4 50 £388 +3.33% 53
South West +13 36 £375 +20.96% 4
South East -15 15 £375 +11.11% 16
East of England -16 14 £400 +13.47% 9
North West +7 9 £250 -18.83% 7
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North East - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Linux Administrator
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 254 (100.00%) Linux
2 150 (59.06%) Red Hat
3 108 (42.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 85 (33.46%) Perl
5 76 (29.92%) VMware
6 72 (28.35%) Puppet
7 68 (26.77%) UNIX
8 66 (25.98%) Apache
9 62 (24.41%) Bash Shell
10 55 (21.65%) MySQL
11 48 (18.90%) LDAP
11 48 (18.90%) Python
11 48 (18.90%) DNS
12 47 (18.50%) Oracle
13 44 (17.32%) Windows
13 44 (17.32%) Shell Script
14 42 (16.54%) ITIL
14 42 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (16.14%) DevOps
16 39 (15.35%) Ubuntu
17 37 (14.57%) Solaris
18 33 (12.99%) Nagios
19 32 (12.60%) Cisco
19 32 (12.60%) Java
19 32 (12.60%) CentOS
20 31 (12.20%) PHP
20 31 (12.20%) SAN
21 30 (11.81%) Debian
21 30 (11.81%) Ruby
22 29 (11.42%) Load Balancing

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 66 (25.98%) Apache
2 27 (10.63%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.94%) nginx
3 10 (3.94%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.54%) Confluence
5 8 (3.15%) IIS
6 7 (2.76%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.76%) MediaWiki
7 6 (2.36%) Drupal
8 5 (1.97%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.57%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.18%) Moodle
11 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.39%) Resin
12 1 (0.39%) Mule
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.39%) Zope
12 1 (0.39%) Plone
12 1 (0.39%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.57%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.79%) Joyent
4 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) GitHub
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.90%) LDAP
1 48 (18.90%) DNS
2 31 (12.20%) SAN
3 29 (11.42%) Firewall
4 25 (9.84%) HTTP
4 25 (9.84%) SMTP
4 25 (9.84%) SSL
5 23 (9.06%) TCP/IP
6 22 (8.66%) VPN
7 20 (7.87%) Internet
8 15 (5.91%) SSH
9 13 (5.12%) LAN
9 13 (5.12%) WAN
10 11 (4.33%) DHCP
10 11 (4.33%) SNMP
10 11 (4.33%) NAS
11 10 (3.94%) IPsec
11 10 (3.94%) Network Security
12 9 (3.54%) OSPF
12 9 (3.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (21.65%) MySQL
2 24 (9.45%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.69%) Relational Database
4 13 (5.12%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.33%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.94%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.54%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.57%) Big Data
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.39%) Informix
11 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (6.69%) Subversion
2 16 (6.30%) JIRA
3 15 (5.91%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.91%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.72%) Hudson
5 2 (0.79%) Maven
6 1 (0.39%) Ant
6 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.39%) Trac
General
1 28 (11.02%) Banking
2 26 (10.24%) Finance
3 7 (2.76%) Electronics
3 7 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.97%) Marketing
5 4 (1.57%) Retail
5 4 (1.57%) Games
6 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.27%) LAMP
2 7 (2.76%) CSS
3 6 (2.36%) Web Services
3 6 (2.36%) Middleware
4 5 (1.97%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.57%) HTML
5 4 (1.57%) XML
5 4 (1.57%) JSON
6 3 (1.18%) jQuery
7 2 (0.79%) HTML5
8 1 (0.39%) Symfony
8 1 (0.39%) Zend Framework
8 1 (0.39%) CakePHP
8 1 (0.39%) Django
8 1 (0.39%) Ajax
8 1 (0.39%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.39%) Java SE
8 1 (0.39%) Java EE
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.09%) Open Source
2 8 (3.15%) Clustering
3 7 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.36%) Wiki
5 5 (1.97%) FMCG
5 5 (1.97%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.57%) NHS
6 4 (1.57%) PKI
6 4 (1.57%) IPTV
7 3 (1.18%) Statistics
7 3 (1.18%) STB
7 3 (1.18%) VLE
7 3 (1.18%) DTV
7 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.79%) iSeries
8 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.79%) Firmware
8 2 (0.79%) Replication
8 2 (0.79%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 254 (100.00%) Linux
2 108 (42.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 68 (26.77%) UNIX
4 44 (17.32%) Windows
5 39 (15.35%) Ubuntu
6 37 (14.57%) Solaris
7 32 (12.60%) CentOS
8 30 (11.81%) Debian
9 15 (5.91%) HPUX
10 9 (3.54%) AIX
10 9 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.57%) SELinux
13 4 (1.57%) SUSE
14 3 (1.18%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.39%) Fedora
16 1 (0.39%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.54%) ITIL
2 41 (16.14%) DevOps
3 29 (11.42%) Load Balancing
4 25 (9.84%) Configuration Management
5 17 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (5.12%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (4.33%) Change Management
9 10 (3.94%) Release Management
10 9 (3.54%) Migration
10 9 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (3.15%) OO
12 7 (2.76%) E-Commerce
13 6 (2.36%) Capacity Management
13 6 (2.36%) Data Modelling
13 6 (2.36%) Problem Management
14 5 (1.97%) Business Intelligence
15 4 (1.57%) Performance Monitoring
15 4 (1.57%) Information Security
15 4 (1.57%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (33.46%) Perl
2 62 (24.41%) Bash Shell
3 48 (18.90%) Python
4 44 (17.32%) Shell Script
5 32 (12.60%) Java
6 31 (12.20%) PHP
7 30 (11.81%) Ruby
8 15 (5.91%) SQL
9 10 (3.94%) C
10 8 (3.15%) Bourne shell
11 7 (2.76%) Korn
11 7 (2.76%) JavaScript
12 6 (2.36%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.79%) C++
14 1 (0.39%) PHP5
14 1 (0.39%) AWK
14 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (6.30%) Degree
2 15 (5.91%) SC Cleared
2 15 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.91%) LPIC
3 14 (5.51%) CCENT
4 9 (3.54%) RHCE
5 5 (1.97%) CCNA
5 5 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.39%) OCP
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.39%) HND
7 1 (0.39%) MCSA
7 1 (0.39%) PhD
7 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.76%) QA
2 6 (2.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (8.27%) Squid
3 17 (6.69%) qmail
3 17 (6.69%) NFS
3 17 (6.69%) Samba
4 13 (5.12%) Postfix
5 12 (4.72%) KVM
6 11 (4.33%) XenServer
7 10 (3.94%) Active Directory
8 8 (3.15%) vSphere
9 7 (2.76%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (2.76%) Xen
9 7 (2.76%) Sendmail
10 6 (2.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (1.97%) RHEV
12 4 (1.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (1.57%) VMware ESX
13 3 (1.18%) OpenSSH
14 2 (0.79%) Varnish
14 2 (0.79%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 72 (28.35%) Puppet
2 33 (12.99%) Nagios
3 16 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (5.91%) Zenoss
4 15 (5.91%) ZABBIX
5 8 (3.15%) YUM
6 7 (2.76%) Cacti
7 6 (2.36%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.57%) Ansible
8 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.57%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.18%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.79%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.79%) Munin
10 2 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.79%) Control-M
10 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 150 (59.06%) Red Hat
2 76 (29.92%) VMware
3 47 (18.50%) Oracle
4 32 (12.60%) Cisco
5 22 (8.66%) NetApp
6 19 (7.48%) JBoss
7 17 (6.69%) Microsoft
8 16 (6.30%) F5
9 15 (5.91%) Juniper
9 15 (5.91%) HP
10 13 (5.12%) Citrix
11 12 (4.72%) IBM
12 11 (4.33%) EMC
13 10 (3.94%) Veritas
14 6 (2.36%) SAP
14 6 (2.36%) Sun
14 6 (2.36%) LANDesk
15 5 (1.97%) Rackspace
16 4 (1.57%) SaltStack
17 3 (1.18%) CheckPoint
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