The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 501 486 479
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 79 76 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 53 79
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
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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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the England region.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the England region.

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 1 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 +11 47 £400 +6.66% 34
South East -17 11 £325 -7.14% 17
South West - 8 £300 - 4
East of England -25 7 £400 +41.59% 6
North West -9 3 £450 +39.53% 1
Yorkshire -1 1 £250 -37.50% 3
West Midlands -15 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £500 - 1
North East - - - -
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 154 (100.00%) Linux
2 92 (59.74%) Red Hat
3 63 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (33.77%) UNIX
5 47 (30.52%) Perl
5 47 (30.52%) Puppet
6 44 (28.57%) VMware
7 39 (25.32%) DNS
7 39 (25.32%) Bash Shell
8 35 (22.73%) LDAP
9 34 (22.08%) Apache
10 32 (20.78%) DevOps
11 30 (19.48%) Python
12 29 (18.83%) MySQL
13 26 (16.88%) ITIL
14 25 (16.23%) SAN
15 22 (14.29%) Nagios
15 22 (14.29%) PHP
15 22 (14.29%) Cisco
15 22 (14.29%) SSL
15 22 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (14.29%) Ubuntu
16 21 (13.64%) Load Balancing
17 20 (12.99%) CentOS
17 20 (12.99%) HP
17 20 (12.99%) Shell Script
18 19 (12.34%) Firewall
18 19 (12.34%) HTTP
19 18 (11.69%) SMTP
19 18 (11.69%) Solaris

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (22.08%) Apache
2 9 (5.84%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.19%) OpenStack
4 6 (3.90%) Drupal
4 6 (3.90%) Confluence
4 6 (3.90%) nginx
5 5 (3.25%) MediaWiki
6 3 (1.95%) Moodle
7 2 (1.30%) IIS
7 2 (1.30%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Node.js
8 1 (0.65%) Zope
8 1 (0.65%) Plone
8 1 (0.65%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.30%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.65%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (25.32%) DNS
2 35 (22.73%) LDAP
3 25 (16.23%) SAN
4 22 (14.29%) SSL
5 19 (12.34%) Firewall
5 19 (12.34%) HTTP
6 18 (11.69%) SMTP
7 16 (10.39%) Internet
8 14 (9.09%) VPN
9 9 (5.84%) NAS
10 8 (5.19%) DHCP
11 7 (4.55%) Network Security
11 7 (4.55%) SSH
11 7 (4.55%) OSPF
11 7 (4.55%) BGP
11 7 (4.55%) IPsec
11 7 (4.55%) LAN
11 7 (4.55%) WAN
11 7 (4.55%) TCP/IP
12 4 (2.60%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.83%) MySQL
2 11 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.30%) Redis
5 1 (0.65%) Big Data
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.65%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.65%) Ingres
5 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.65%) Informix
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.79%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.84%) Subversion
4 8 (5.19%) Hudson
5 7 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (0.65%) Trac
6 1 (0.65%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.65%) Maven
6 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.65%) Ant
General
1 12 (7.79%) Finance
2 8 (5.19%) Banking
3 3 (1.95%) Electronics
4 2 (1.30%) Games
4 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.44%) LAMP
2 5 (3.25%) CSS
3 4 (2.60%) Web Services
4 3 (1.95%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.95%) HTML
5 2 (1.30%) XML
5 2 (1.30%) JSON
5 2 (1.30%) jQuery
6 1 (0.65%) HTML5
6 1 (0.65%) Laravel
6 1 (0.65%) Zend Framework
6 1 (0.65%) Django
6 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.65%) Java SE
6 1 (0.65%) DAO
6 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.65%) Middleware
6 1 (0.65%) CGI
6 1 (0.65%) XSLT
6 1 (0.65%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) Open Source
2 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.25%) Clustering
4 4 (2.60%) Wiki
5 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.95%) VLE
5 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.30%) NHS
6 2 (1.30%) STB
6 2 (1.30%) Statistics
6 2 (1.30%) iSeries
7 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.65%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.65%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.65%) FMCG
7 1 (0.65%) IPTV
7 1 (0.65%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) Linux
2 63 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 52 (33.77%) UNIX
4 22 (14.29%) Ubuntu
5 20 (12.99%) CentOS
6 18 (11.69%) Solaris
7 17 (11.04%) Windows
8 14 (9.09%) Debian
8 14 (9.09%) HPUX
9 6 (3.90%) AIX
9 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.60%) SUSE
11 3 (1.95%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (1.30%) Fedora
12 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.65%) SELinux
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.65%) VMS
13 1 (0.65%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.78%) DevOps
2 26 (16.88%) ITIL
3 21 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 13 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (7.79%) Configuration Management
6 8 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.90%) Change Management
7 6 (3.90%) Performance Management
7 6 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.25%) Release Management
9 4 (2.60%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.60%) Data Modelling
9 4 (2.60%) Migration
9 4 (2.60%) Information Security
9 4 (2.60%) Computer Security
9 4 (2.60%) Analytics
10 3 (1.95%) Capacity Management
10 3 (1.95%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 47 (30.52%) Perl
2 39 (25.32%) Bash Shell
3 30 (19.48%) Python
4 22 (14.29%) PHP
5 20 (12.99%) Shell Script
6 16 (10.39%) Ruby
7 13 (8.44%) Java
8 11 (7.14%) SQL
9 6 (3.90%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.60%) Korn
10 4 (2.60%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.95%) C
12 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.65%) AWK
12 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (9.74%) LPIC
2 14 (9.09%) CCENT
3 9 (5.84%) RHCE
4 7 (4.55%) Degree
5 3 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.30%) CCNA
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (9.74%) Squid
3 13 (8.44%) qmail
3 13 (8.44%) NFS
4 10 (6.49%) Postfix
5 9 (5.84%) Samba
6 8 (5.19%) Active Directory
6 8 (5.19%) vSphere
6 8 (5.19%) KVM
7 6 (3.90%) XenServer
7 6 (3.90%) Sendmail
8 5 (3.25%) Xen
9 4 (2.60%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (2.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.95%) Varnish
10 3 (1.95%) OpenSSH
10 3 (1.95%) XenApp
10 3 (1.95%) Firmware
11 2 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 47 (30.52%) Puppet
2 22 (14.29%) Nagios
3 15 (9.74%) Zenoss
4 13 (8.44%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (5.84%) ZABBIX
6 6 (3.90%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.90%) YUM
7 5 (3.25%) Ansible
8 4 (2.60%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.95%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.95%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.30%) Cacti
11 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.65%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.65%) Ambari
11 1 (0.65%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.65%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.65%) Rsyslog
11 1 (0.65%) Munin
11 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 92 (59.74%) Red Hat
2 44 (28.57%) VMware
3 22 (14.29%) Cisco
4 20 (12.99%) HP
5 15 (9.74%) Juniper
5 15 (9.74%) F5
6 13 (8.44%) Oracle
7 12 (7.79%) NetApp
8 11 (7.14%) IBM
9 10 (6.49%) Veritas
10 9 (5.84%) EMC
10 9 (5.84%) Citrix
11 7 (4.55%) JBoss
12 4 (2.60%) Rackspace
13 3 (1.95%) Nimsoft
14 2 (1.30%) Microsoft
14 2 (1.30%) Sun
14 2 (1.30%) CA
14 2 (1.30%) Symantec
14 2 (1.30%) SaltStack
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