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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 489 472 432
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 94 85 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 54 107
Average daily rate
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£398 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.38% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 +18 48 £400 +15.10% 37
South West - 17 £315 - 1
South East 0 13 £363 +7.40% 14
East of England -25 10 £400 +6.66% 7
North West 0 3 £450 +40.62% 4
Yorkshire -3 1 £250 -16.66% 4
West Midlands -21 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
North East - - - -
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Linux
2 115 (64.61%) Red Hat
3 80 (44.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 60 (33.71%) UNIX
4 60 (33.71%) Perl
5 58 (32.58%) Puppet
6 50 (28.09%) VMware
7 49 (27.53%) Bash Shell
8 44 (24.72%) MySQL
9 42 (23.60%) Apache
10 40 (22.47%) LDAP
11 39 (21.91%) DNS
12 36 (20.22%) Python
13 33 (18.54%) SAN
13 33 (18.54%) DevOps
14 30 (16.85%) Ubuntu
15 29 (16.29%) Nagios
15 29 (16.29%) Solaris
15 29 (16.29%) ITIL
16 28 (15.73%) PHP
16 28 (15.73%) Shell Script
17 25 (14.04%) Ruby
18 24 (13.48%) Load Balancing
19 23 (12.92%) HP
19 23 (12.92%) Windows
20 22 (12.36%) SSL
20 22 (12.36%) Debian
20 22 (12.36%) Firewall
20 22 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 21 (11.80%) CentOS

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (23.60%) Apache
2 14 (7.87%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.06%) nginx
4 8 (4.49%) Confluence
5 7 (3.93%) MediaWiki
6 6 (3.37%) OpenStack
6 6 (3.37%) Drupal
7 3 (1.69%) Moodle
8 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.12%) IIS
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) SAS
9 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.56%) Zope
9 1 (0.56%) Plone
9 1 (0.56%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) PaaS
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.47%) LDAP
2 39 (21.91%) DNS
3 33 (18.54%) SAN
4 22 (12.36%) SSL
4 22 (12.36%) Firewall
5 20 (11.24%) HTTP
6 19 (10.67%) SMTP
7 16 (8.99%) VPN
7 16 (8.99%) Internet
8 13 (7.30%) LAN
8 13 (7.30%) WAN
9 12 (6.74%) TCP/IP
10 10 (5.62%) NAS
10 10 (5.62%) DHCP
11 9 (5.06%) OSPF
11 9 (5.06%) IPsec
11 9 (5.06%) BGP
11 9 (5.06%) Network Security
11 9 (5.06%) SSH
12 6 (3.37%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (24.72%) MySQL
2 19 (10.67%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.25%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.56%) Informix
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.56%) Redis
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (8.99%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.30%) Subversion
4 11 (6.18%) JIRA
4 11 (6.18%) Hudson
5 1 (0.56%) Ant
5 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.56%) Maven
5 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.56%) Trac
General
1 16 (8.99%) Finance
2 9 (5.06%) Banking
3 5 (2.81%) Games
4 3 (1.69%) Electronics
5 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.99%) LAMP
2 4 (2.25%) CSS
3 3 (1.69%) HTML
3 3 (1.69%) XML
3 3 (1.69%) Middleware
3 3 (1.69%) JSON
3 3 (1.69%) jQuery
3 3 (1.69%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.12%) Web Services
5 1 (0.56%) XSLT
5 1 (0.56%) Java SE
5 1 (0.56%) Ajax
5 1 (0.56%) RESTful
5 1 (0.56%) Symfony
5 1 (0.56%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.56%) CakePHP
5 1 (0.56%) Django
5 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.49%) Open Source
2 6 (3.37%) Wiki
3 4 (2.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.25%) Clustering
4 3 (1.69%) Firmware
4 3 (1.69%) VLE
5 2 (1.12%) iSeries
5 2 (1.12%) Statistics
5 2 (1.12%) STB
5 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.12%) NHS
5 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.56%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.56%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.56%) CESG
6 1 (0.56%) PKI
6 1 (0.56%) IPTV
6 1 (0.56%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (0.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 178 (100.00%) Linux
2 80 (44.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 60 (33.71%) UNIX
4 30 (16.85%) Ubuntu
5 29 (16.29%) Solaris
6 23 (12.92%) Windows
7 22 (12.36%) Debian
8 21 (11.80%) CentOS
9 19 (10.67%) HPUX
10 8 (4.49%) AIX
11 7 (3.93%) SUSE
11 7 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.69%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (1.12%) SELinux
15 2 (1.12%) Fedora
16 1 (0.56%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.54%) DevOps
2 29 (16.29%) ITIL
3 24 (13.48%) Load Balancing
4 15 (8.43%) Configuration Management
4 15 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (6.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (3.93%) Change Management
8 6 (3.37%) Performance Management
8 6 (3.37%) Migration
8 6 (3.37%) Data Modelling
9 5 (2.81%) E-Commerce
9 5 (2.81%) Release Management
10 4 (2.25%) Computer Security
10 4 (2.25%) Information Security
11 3 (1.69%) Data Security
11 3 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (1.69%) Analytics
11 3 (1.69%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (33.71%) Perl
2 49 (27.53%) Bash Shell
3 36 (20.22%) Python
4 28 (15.73%) PHP
4 28 (15.73%) Shell Script
5 25 (14.04%) Ruby
6 16 (8.99%) Java
7 15 (8.43%) SQL
8 8 (4.49%) Bourne shell
8 8 (4.49%) Korn
9 6 (3.37%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.69%) C
11 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.56%) C++
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) AWK
Qualifications
1 15 (8.43%) LPIC
2 14 (7.87%) CCENT
3 10 (5.62%) RHCE
4 7 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.93%) Degree
5 6 (3.37%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.69%) CCNA
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.56%) MCSA
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.56%) OCP
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) QA
1 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (9.55%) Squid
3 14 (7.87%) NFS
4 13 (7.30%) qmail
4 13 (7.30%) Samba
5 12 (6.74%) Postfix
6 9 (5.06%) KVM
7 7 (3.93%) Active Directory
7 7 (3.93%) vSphere
8 6 (3.37%) XenServer
8 6 (3.37%) Sendmail
8 6 (3.37%) Xen
9 5 (2.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (2.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (2.25%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.69%) OpenSSH
11 3 (1.69%) Varnish
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.12%) XenApp
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 58 (32.58%) Puppet
2 29 (16.29%) Nagios
3 16 (8.99%) ZABBIX
4 15 (8.43%) Zenoss
5 14 (7.87%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.37%) YUM
6 6 (3.37%) Cacti
7 5 (2.81%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.81%) Ansible
8 4 (2.25%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.69%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.12%) Cobbler
10 2 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.56%) Munin
Vendors
1 115 (64.61%) Red Hat
2 50 (28.09%) VMware
3 23 (12.92%) HP
4 21 (11.80%) Cisco
5 18 (10.11%) Oracle
6 15 (8.43%) F5
6 15 (8.43%) Juniper
7 13 (7.30%) NetApp
8 12 (6.74%) IBM
9 11 (6.18%) EMC
9 11 (6.18%) Citrix
10 10 (5.62%) Veritas
11 8 (4.49%) JBoss
12 5 (2.81%) Microsoft
12 5 (2.81%) Rackspace
13 3 (1.69%) SAP
13 3 (1.69%) SaltStack
14 2 (1.12%) Nimsoft
14 2 (1.12%) Symantec
14 2 (1.12%) CA
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