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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 505 492 406
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -86
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 74 59 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 48 88
Average daily rate
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£348 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £299 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £36.25 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -1.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +87.50%
Linux Systems Administrator
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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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +2 34 £350 -6.66% 24
South East -16 18 £268 -17.69% 10
South West -23 9 £350 +20.68% 3
East of England -5 6 £313 - 3
North West -9 3 £380 +21.60% 4
East Midlands +9 2 £338 +3.84%
Yorkshire -10 2 £338 - 2
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Linux
2 95 (61.29%) Red Hat
3 61 (39.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (36.13%) Puppet
5 48 (30.97%) UNIX
6 46 (29.68%) VMware
7 43 (27.74%) Bash Shell
8 37 (23.87%) Apache
9 32 (20.65%) Perl
9 32 (20.65%) CentOS
10 31 (20.00%) DevOps
11 26 (16.77%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (16.77%) MySQL
11 26 (16.77%) Python
12 25 (16.13%) SAN
13 24 (15.48%) HP
13 24 (15.48%) Nagios
14 22 (14.19%) Windows
15 21 (13.55%) DNS
15 21 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (12.90%) PHP
17 19 (12.26%) Configuration Management
17 19 (12.26%) Open Source
18 18 (11.61%) Shell Script
18 18 (11.61%) Finance
18 18 (11.61%) Jenkins
19 17 (10.97%) Tomcat
20 16 (10.32%) Solaris
20 16 (10.32%) ITIL
21 15 (9.68%) SQL

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 37 (23.87%) Apache
2 17 (10.97%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.87%) JBoss
3 6 (3.87%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.58%) Drupal
4 4 (2.58%) nginx
4 4 (2.58%) Lync
4 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.58%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.94%) uWSGI
6 2 (1.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.65%) Node.js
7 1 (0.65%) Moodle
7 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) Zope
7 1 (0.65%) Plone
7 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Stata
2 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Agresso
1 1 (0.65%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.94%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.29%) Route 53
4 2 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.13%) SAN
2 21 (13.55%) DNS
3 13 (8.39%) Firewall
4 12 (7.74%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.45%) SSH
6 9 (5.81%) DHCP
7 8 (5.16%) LDAP
8 7 (4.52%) VPN
8 7 (4.52%) SSL
8 7 (4.52%) VLAN
9 6 (3.87%) NAS
9 6 (3.87%) HTTP
10 4 (2.58%) FTP
10 4 (2.58%) SMTP
10 4 (2.58%) Network Security
11 3 (1.94%) OpenVPN
11 3 (1.94%) IPsec
11 3 (1.94%) OSPF
11 3 (1.94%) BGP
12 2 (1.29%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.77%) MySQL
2 9 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.58%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.94%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.29%) Redis
6 2 (1.29%) Big Data
6 2 (1.29%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) Ingres
7 1 (0.65%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.65%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (11.61%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.74%) Subversion
3 9 (5.81%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.94%) Maven
6 3 (1.94%) JIRA
6 3 (1.94%) Hudson
7 2 (1.29%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.65%) Ant
8 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.65%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.65%) PHPUnit
General
1 18 (11.61%) Finance
2 10 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (1.94%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.94%) Legal
4 2 (1.29%) Law
4 2 (1.29%) Electronics
4 2 (1.29%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.45%) Web Services
2 9 (5.81%) LAMP
3 3 (1.94%) HTML
3 3 (1.94%) CSS
3 3 (1.94%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.94%) WSGI
4 2 (1.29%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.29%) REST
4 2 (1.29%) jQuery
4 2 (1.29%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) XSLT
5 1 (0.65%) CGI
5 1 (0.65%) Middleware
5 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.65%) DAO
5 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.65%) HTML5
5 1 (0.65%) JDBC
5 1 (0.65%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.26%) Open Source
2 12 (7.74%) Clustering
3 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.94%) Wiki
6 2 (1.29%) iSeries
6 2 (1.29%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.29%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.65%) VLE
7 1 (0.65%) CESG
7 1 (0.65%) STB
7 1 (0.65%) Statistics
7 1 (0.65%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 155 (100.00%) Linux
2 61 (39.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (30.97%) UNIX
4 32 (20.65%) CentOS
5 22 (14.19%) Windows
6 16 (10.32%) Solaris
7 15 (9.68%) Debian
8 14 (9.03%) Ubuntu
9 7 (4.52%) AIX
9 7 (4.52%) HPUX
9 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.23%) SUSE
10 5 (3.23%) VMS
10 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.29%) Fedora
12 2 (1.29%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.65%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.00%) DevOps
2 19 (12.26%) Configuration Management
3 16 (10.32%) ITIL
4 15 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.16%) E-Commerce
7 7 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.23%) Release Management
9 4 (2.58%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.58%) Scrum
9 4 (2.58%) Load Balancing
10 3 (1.94%) Change Control
10 3 (1.94%) Capacity Management
10 3 (1.94%) Change Management
10 3 (1.94%) Migration
10 3 (1.94%) Identity Management
10 3 (1.94%) Performance Analysis
11 2 (1.29%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.74%) Bash Shell
2 32 (20.65%) Perl
3 26 (16.77%) Python
4 20 (12.90%) PHP
5 18 (11.61%) Shell Script
6 15 (9.68%) SQL
7 13 (8.39%) Ruby
8 10 (6.45%) Java
9 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.58%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.94%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.94%) C
12 2 (1.29%) C++
12 2 (1.29%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.29%) Korn
12 2 (1.29%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.65%) Groovy
13 1 (0.65%) Scala
13 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (5.81%) RHCE
2 8 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.52%) RHCT
4 5 (3.23%) Degree
5 4 (2.58%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.94%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.29%) LPIC
7 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.65%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.65%) SCSA
8 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.29%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.45%) vSphere
3 9 (5.81%) NFS
4 7 (4.52%) XenApp
5 6 (3.87%) KVM
6 5 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (2.58%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (2.58%) Postfix
7 4 (2.58%) Sendmail
7 4 (2.58%) Samba
7 4 (2.58%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.58%) Shibboleth
8 3 (1.94%) Varnish
8 3 (1.94%) Firmware
8 3 (1.94%) qmail
8 3 (1.94%) OpenSSH
9 2 (1.29%) XenServer
9 2 (1.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (36.13%) Puppet
2 26 (16.77%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (15.48%) Nagios
4 14 (9.03%) Ansible
5 7 (4.52%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.87%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.58%) ZABBIX
7 4 (2.58%) Control-M
7 4 (2.58%) yum
8 3 (1.94%) Ganglia
8 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.94%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.29%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.29%) Cacti
9 2 (1.29%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.29%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.65%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.65%) SELinux
10 1 (0.65%) logstash
Vendors
1 95 (61.29%) Red Hat
2 46 (29.68%) VMware
3 24 (15.48%) HP
4 13 (8.39%) IBM
5 12 (7.74%) Oracle
6 9 (5.81%) Citrix
6 9 (5.81%) Veritas
7 8 (5.16%) Cisco
8 7 (4.52%) EMC
9 6 (3.87%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.87%) NetApp
10 4 (2.58%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.58%) Brocade
11 3 (1.94%) Nimsoft
11 3 (1.94%) Rackspace
12 2 (1.29%) New Relic
12 2 (1.29%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.29%) Percona
12 2 (1.29%) F5
12 2 (1.29%) Sun
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