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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 443 417 399
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 123 113 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.28% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 83 103
Average daily rate £380 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48348 40743 51574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29873 23952 29018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 2112 2464
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Linux Administrator
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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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -40 67 £375 +4.16% 32
South East +2 24 £330 -2.22% 17
South West -3 18 £413 +33.06% 2
North West -18 4 £400 +60.00% 8
West Midlands -4 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 5
North East -35 1 - - 1
East of England -43 1 - - 7
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 210 (100.00%) Linux
2 134 (63.81%) Red Hat
3 90 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (34.76%) Puppet
5 68 (32.38%) UNIX
6 65 (30.95%) Apache
6 65 (30.95%) VMware
7 61 (29.05%) Perl
8 54 (25.71%) Windows
9 53 (25.24%) MySQL
10 51 (24.29%) Bash Shell
11 45 (21.43%) Solaris
12 40 (19.05%) SAN
13 38 (18.10%) Finance
13 38 (18.10%) Ubuntu
14 37 (17.62%) Oracle
14 37 (17.62%) Java
15 35 (16.67%) Python
15 35 (16.67%) Shell Script
16 34 (16.19%) DNS
16 34 (16.19%) Tomcat
17 33 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 31 (14.76%) LDAP
19 29 (13.81%) Debian
20 26 (12.38%) Ruby
20 26 (12.38%) CentOS
20 26 (12.38%) Nagios
20 26 (12.38%) Configuration Management
21 25 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
22 23 (10.95%) PHP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 65 (30.95%) Apache
2 34 (16.19%) Tomcat
3 16 (7.62%) nginx
4 9 (4.29%) IIS
5 4 (1.90%) Confluence
6 3 (1.43%) MediaWiki
6 3 (1.43%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.43%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.95%) Drupal
7 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.48%) SAS
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.48%) Liferay
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.33%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.90%) Joyent
4 1 (0.48%) PaaS
4 1 (0.48%) Route 53
4 1 (0.48%) IaaS
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.05%) SAN
2 34 (16.19%) DNS
3 31 (14.76%) LDAP
4 22 (10.48%) TCP/IP
5 21 (10.00%) Firewall
6 19 (9.05%) VPN
7 14 (6.67%) HTTP
8 12 (5.71%) NAS
9 11 (5.24%) DHCP
9 11 (5.24%) LAN
9 11 (5.24%) WAN
9 11 (5.24%) SSL
10 10 (4.76%) SSH
11 9 (4.29%) Internet
12 8 (3.81%) Network Security
12 8 (3.81%) SNMP
12 8 (3.81%) IPsec
13 6 (2.86%) SMTP
13 6 (2.86%) FTP
14 5 (2.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (25.24%) MySQL
2 20 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (6.19%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 10 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.29%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.29%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.38%) Big Data
8 3 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.48%) HBase
9 1 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.71%) Subversion
3 11 (5.24%) JIRA
4 7 (3.33%) Hudson
5 2 (0.95%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.95%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.48%) Redmine
6 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.48%) Maven
General
1 38 (18.10%) Finance
2 21 (10.00%) Banking
3 10 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.81%) Retail
5 7 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.86%) Publishing
7 4 (1.90%) Marketing
7 4 (1.90%) Games
8 3 (1.43%) Electronics
9 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.52%) LAMP
2 13 (6.19%) Web Services
3 9 (4.29%) Regular Expression
4 8 (3.81%) XML
4 8 (3.81%) Middleware
5 7 (3.33%) CSS
5 7 (3.33%) J2EE
6 6 (2.86%) HTML
7 5 (2.38%) JSON
8 1 (0.48%) HTML5
8 1 (0.48%) CSS3
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.48%) .NET
8 1 (0.48%) Ajax
8 1 (0.48%) RESTful
8 1 (0.48%) jQuery
8 1 (0.48%) Symfony
8 1 (0.48%) CakePHP
8 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.52%) Open Source
2 11 (5.24%) Clustering
3 9 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 5 (2.38%) Replication
4 5 (2.38%) FMCG
5 4 (1.90%) Wiki
5 4 (1.90%) PKI
5 4 (1.90%) IPTV
5 4 (1.90%) NHS
6 3 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.95%) CMDB
7 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.95%) Online Games
7 2 (0.95%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.95%) DTV
7 2 (0.95%) Firmware
7 2 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 210 (100.00%) Linux
2 90 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 68 (32.38%) UNIX
4 54 (25.71%) Windows
5 45 (21.43%) Solaris
6 38 (18.10%) Ubuntu
7 29 (13.81%) Debian
8 26 (12.38%) CentOS
9 19 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (5.71%) HPUX
11 11 (5.24%) AIX
12 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (3.33%) SUSE
12 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (2.38%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.48%) SELinux
15 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.48%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.38%) Configuration Management
2 21 (10.00%) ITIL
3 15 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 12 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (3.33%) Capacity Management
7 7 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 7 (3.33%) Problem Management
8 6 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (2.86%) OO
8 6 (2.86%) High Availability
9 4 (1.90%) Security Testing
9 4 (1.90%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (1.90%) Change Management
9 4 (1.90%) Migration
9 4 (1.90%) Build Automation
9 4 (1.90%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (1.43%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (29.05%) Perl
2 51 (24.29%) Bash Shell
3 37 (17.62%) Java
4 35 (16.67%) Python
4 35 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 26 (12.38%) Ruby
6 23 (10.95%) PHP
7 9 (4.29%) SQL
8 6 (2.86%) Korn
9 5 (2.38%) Bourne shell
9 5 (2.38%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.43%) C
11 1 (0.48%) Clojure
11 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.48%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 18 (8.57%) RHCE
2 16 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.24%) Degree
4 10 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.38%) RHCT
6 4 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.90%) CCNA
7 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.95%) LPIC
8 2 (0.95%) HND
8 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.48%) OCP
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.48%) MCSE
9 1 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 33 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 11 (5.24%) NFS
4 10 (4.76%) Samba
5 9 (4.29%) KVM
5 9 (4.29%) Active Directory
6 8 (3.81%) Cronacle
6 8 (3.81%) Veritas File System
6 8 (3.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (2.38%) vSphere
7 5 (2.38%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.38%) Postfix
7 5 (2.38%) XenServer
7 5 (2.38%) Xen
8 3 (1.43%) Varnish
8 3 (1.43%) Squid
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.48%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 73 (34.76%) Puppet
2 26 (12.38%) Nagios
3 25 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.29%) ZABBIX
5 6 (2.86%) Cacti
5 6 (2.86%) HAProxy
6 5 (2.38%) Cobbler
7 4 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.43%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.43%) SCCM
9 2 (0.95%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.95%) Control-M
9 2 (0.95%) Ansible
9 2 (0.95%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 134 (63.81%) Red Hat
2 65 (30.95%) VMware
3 37 (17.62%) Oracle
4 18 (8.57%) EMC
5 17 (8.10%) Veritas
6 16 (7.62%) HP
7 14 (6.67%) JBoss
8 11 (5.24%) IBM
8 11 (5.24%) Microsoft
9 10 (4.76%) NetApp
10 9 (4.29%) Cisco
10 9 (4.29%) Sybase
11 8 (3.81%) Sun
12 7 (3.33%) Rackspace
12 7 (3.33%) Citrix
13 6 (2.86%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.38%) Cyber-Ark
14 5 (2.38%) Mercator
15 4 (1.90%) SAP
16 3 (1.43%) F5
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