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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 437 443 425
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 134 128 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 93 76
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£350 £380 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.53 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
45619 44406 38688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.57% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28722 27970 22842
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1788 1844 1977
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 May 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 May 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
East of England +33 41 £325 -16.12% 9
South East +4 31 £375 +13.63% 13
London -12 30 £375 -3.84% 27
South West -15 10 £320 -20.00% 6
North West -23 9 £350 +45.83% 6
Yorkshire -15 5 £345 -27.36%
North East -7 4 £450 -
East Midlands -10 3 £400 - 1
West Midlands -11 3 £310 - 1
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 255 (100.00%) Linux
2 125 (49.02%) Red Hat
3 103 (40.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 95 (37.25%) Puppet
5 90 (35.29%) UNIX
6 74 (29.02%) Python
7 67 (26.27%) Configuration Management
8 56 (21.96%) Bash Shell
9 54 (21.18%) DevOps
10 52 (20.39%) CentOS
11 50 (19.61%) VMware
12 47 (18.43%) Apache
12 47 (18.43%) Perl
13 45 (17.65%) MySQL
14 43 (16.86%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (16.08%) Shell Script
16 40 (15.69%) Ruby
17 38 (14.90%) Windows
18 33 (12.94%) Tomcat
19 32 (12.55%) Solaris
19 32 (12.55%) Oracle
20 31 (12.16%) Security Cleared
20 31 (12.16%) Opscode Chef
21 26 (10.20%) Java
21 26 (10.20%) Jenkins
22 25 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
22 25 (9.80%) DNS
23 23 (9.02%) Nagios
23 23 (9.02%) Finance
24 22 (8.63%) Subversion

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (18.43%) Apache
2 33 (12.94%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.31%) JBoss
4 9 (3.53%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.75%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.35%) uWSGI
7 4 (1.57%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.57%) nginx
7 4 (1.57%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.57%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.18%) IIS
8 3 (1.18%) AquaLogic
8 3 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.39%) Node.js
10 1 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Agresso
1 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.75%) IaaS
3 6 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.78%) Joyent
6 1 (0.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.39%) SaaS
6 1 (0.39%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.80%) DNS
2 21 (8.24%) TCP/IP
2 21 (8.24%) SAN
3 14 (5.49%) Firewall
4 12 (4.71%) HTTP
5 9 (3.53%) LDAP
5 9 (3.53%) SMTP
6 7 (2.75%) DHCP
6 7 (2.75%) NAS
6 7 (2.75%) VLAN
6 7 (2.75%) SSH
7 6 (2.35%) FTP
7 6 (2.35%) HTTPS
7 6 (2.35%) SSL
8 5 (1.96%) VPN
8 5 (1.96%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.57%) Network Security
10 3 (1.18%) Internet
11 2 (0.78%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.65%) MySQL
2 14 (5.49%) Oracle Database
3 13 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.14%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.57%) Big Data
8 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.78%) DB2
9 2 (0.78%) Impala
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Accumulo
9 2 (0.78%) HBase
10 1 (0.39%) Redis
10 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.39%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.39%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 26 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 22 (8.63%) Subversion
3 19 (7.45%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.35%) Maven
5 3 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.18%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.78%) Ant
7 1 (0.39%) Hudson
7 1 (0.39%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.39%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.39%) Gradle
7 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.39%) JMeter
7 1 (0.39%) Selenium
7 1 (0.39%) JIRA
General
1 23 (9.02%) Finance
2 19 (7.45%) Banking
3 4 (1.57%) Retail
3 4 (1.57%) Law
4 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.78%) Publishing
6 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.39%) Front Office
6 1 (0.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.39%) Legal
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.84%) Web Services
2 6 (2.35%) WSGI
2 6 (2.35%) Regular Expression
3 5 (1.96%) Middleware
4 4 (1.57%) J2EE
4 4 (1.57%) XML
5 3 (1.18%) PHP-FPM
5 3 (1.18%) .NET
5 3 (1.18%) Java EE
6 2 (0.78%) LAMP
6 2 (0.78%) JSON
6 2 (0.78%) CSS
6 2 (0.78%) SOAP
6 2 (0.78%) GraphX
7 1 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.39%) Kafka
7 1 (0.39%) RESTful
7 1 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.63%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.10%) Clustering
3 8 (3.14%) Replication
4 7 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.35%) Wiki
6 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.18%) Statistics
7 2 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.78%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.39%) User Experience
8 1 (0.39%) HACMP
8 1 (0.39%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 255 (100.00%) Linux
2 103 (40.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 90 (35.29%) UNIX
4 52 (20.39%) CentOS
5 38 (14.90%) Windows
6 32 (12.55%) Solaris
7 21 (8.24%) Ubuntu
8 19 (7.45%) AIX
9 17 (6.67%) Debian
10 9 (3.53%) SUSE
11 8 (3.14%) Fedora
12 4 (1.57%) VMS
12 4 (1.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.78%) zOS
13 2 (0.78%) HPUX
13 2 (0.78%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (26.27%) Configuration Management
2 54 (21.18%) DevOps
3 43 (16.86%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (8.24%) ITIL
5 20 (7.84%) Open Source
6 15 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 13 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (4.31%) Change Management
10 8 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.14%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (2.75%) High Availability
11 7 (2.75%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (2.75%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.75%) Migration
12 6 (2.35%) Load Balancing
13 5 (1.96%) Network Management
13 5 (1.96%) SOA
13 5 (1.96%) Data Security
14 4 (1.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 74 (29.02%) Python
2 56 (21.96%) Bash Shell
3 47 (18.43%) Perl
4 41 (16.08%) Shell Script
5 40 (15.69%) Ruby
6 26 (10.20%) Java
7 22 (8.63%) PHP
8 18 (7.06%) SQL
9 11 (4.31%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.35%) C
11 3 (1.18%) C++
12 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 1 (0.39%) Scala
13 1 (0.39%) C#
13 1 (0.39%) VB
13 1 (0.39%) Groovy
13 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.27%) RHCE
3 13 (5.10%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.75%) RHCT
5 5 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.57%) Degree
6 4 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.18%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.18%) SCSA
7 3 (1.18%) RHCA
8 1 (0.39%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.39%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.39%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 9 (3.53%) vSphere
4 9 (3.53%) KVM
5 8 (3.14%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.75%) Postfix
7 6 (2.35%) Samba
7 6 (2.35%) Shibboleth
8 5 (1.96%) qmail
8 5 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (1.57%) Xen
9 4 (1.57%) iptables
9 4 (1.57%) SpamAssassin
10 3 (1.18%) Veritas File System
10 3 (1.18%) HDFS
10 3 (1.18%) RHEV
10 3 (1.18%) NFS
10 3 (1.18%) Firmware
11 2 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 95 (37.25%) Puppet
2 31 (12.16%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (9.02%) Nagios
4 13 (5.10%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (3.53%) SELinux
6 8 (3.14%) Ansible
7 5 (1.96%) Salt
7 5 (1.96%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.57%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.57%) Control-M
8 4 (1.57%) OpenView
8 4 (1.57%) yum
9 3 (1.18%) Ganeti
9 3 (1.18%) Bcfg2
9 3 (1.18%) logstash
10 2 (0.78%) WSUS
10 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.78%) Graphite
10 2 (0.78%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.78%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 125 (49.02%) Red Hat
2 50 (19.61%) VMware
3 32 (12.55%) Oracle
4 16 (6.27%) HP
5 13 (5.10%) Veritas
6 8 (3.14%) Cisco
6 8 (3.14%) IBM
7 7 (2.75%) Sun
8 6 (2.35%) Google
8 6 (2.35%) SAP
8 6 (2.35%) Splunk
9 5 (1.96%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.57%) NetApp
10 4 (1.57%) WSO2
10 4 (1.57%) F5
11 3 (1.18%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.78%) Symantec
12 2 (0.78%) EMC
12 2 (0.78%) Juniper
12 2 (0.78%) Adobe
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