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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 495 473 473
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 84 87 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 79
Average daily rate
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£391 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £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 £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
47639 44687 49823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.80% 92.79% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27384 28500
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £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 1896 1919 2491
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 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +12 49 £400 +6.66% 23
South East -14 12 £325 -7.14% 10
South West - 10 £300 - 1
East of England -28 7 £400 +41.59% 6
North West -1 3 £450 +40.62% 1
Yorkshire 0 1 £250 -37.50% 4
West Midlands -13 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 23 September 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Linux
2 101 (61.96%) Red Hat
3 71 (43.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (34.36%) UNIX
5 52 (31.90%) Puppet
6 51 (31.29%) Perl
7 46 (28.22%) VMware
8 41 (25.15%) Bash Shell
9 37 (22.70%) DNS
10 36 (22.09%) LDAP
11 33 (20.25%) Apache
12 32 (19.63%) MySQL
12 32 (19.63%) DevOps
13 31 (19.02%) Python
14 30 (18.40%) SAN
15 28 (17.18%) ITIL
16 25 (15.34%) Ubuntu
17 24 (14.72%) Solaris
17 24 (14.72%) Shell Script
17 24 (14.72%) Nagios
18 23 (14.11%) PHP
18 23 (14.11%) Cisco
18 23 (14.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (14.11%) Load Balancing
19 22 (13.50%) SSL
20 21 (12.88%) HP
20 21 (12.88%) Firewall
21 19 (11.66%) Ruby
21 19 (11.66%) CentOS
21 19 (11.66%) HTTP

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 33 (20.25%) Apache
2 10 (6.13%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.91%) OpenStack
4 7 (4.29%) nginx
4 7 (4.29%) Confluence
5 6 (3.68%) MediaWiki
5 6 (3.68%) Drupal
6 3 (1.84%) Moodle
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.23%) IIS
8 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.61%) Zope
8 1 (0.61%) Plone
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.61%) GitHub
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 37 (22.70%) DNS
2 36 (22.09%) LDAP
3 30 (18.40%) SAN
4 22 (13.50%) SSL
5 21 (12.88%) Firewall
6 19 (11.66%) HTTP
7 18 (11.04%) SMTP
8 16 (9.82%) Internet
9 15 (9.20%) VPN
10 11 (6.75%) LAN
10 11 (6.75%) WAN
11 10 (6.13%) TCP/IP
12 9 (5.52%) NAS
13 8 (4.91%) IPsec
13 8 (4.91%) Network Security
13 8 (4.91%) OSPF
13 8 (4.91%) BGP
14 7 (4.29%) DHCP
14 7 (4.29%) SSH
15 5 (3.07%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.63%) MySQL
2 13 (7.98%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.84%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) Informix
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) Redis
6 1 (0.61%) Big Data
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (8.59%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.36%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.13%) JIRA
3 10 (6.13%) Subversion
4 9 (5.52%) Hudson
5 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.61%) Maven
5 1 (0.61%) Ant
5 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.61%) Trac
General
1 14 (8.59%) Finance
2 9 (5.52%) Banking
3 3 (1.84%) Electronics
3 3 (1.84%) Games
4 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.43%) LAMP
2 4 (2.45%) CSS
3 3 (1.84%) Web Services
3 3 (1.84%) HTML
3 3 (1.84%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.23%) jQuery
4 2 (1.23%) JSON
4 2 (1.23%) Middleware
4 2 (1.23%) XML
5 1 (0.61%) XSLT
5 1 (0.61%) Java SE
5 1 (0.61%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.61%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.61%) Django
5 1 (0.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Open Source
2 8 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.07%) Wiki
4 4 (2.45%) Clustering
5 3 (1.84%) VLE
5 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.84%) Firmware
5 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.23%) iSeries
6 2 (1.23%) STB
6 2 (1.23%) NHS
6 2 (1.23%) Statistics
7 1 (0.61%) IPTV
7 1 (0.61%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.61%) FMCG
7 1 (0.61%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.61%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 163 (100.00%) Linux
2 71 (43.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 56 (34.36%) UNIX
4 25 (15.34%) Ubuntu
5 24 (14.72%) Solaris
6 19 (11.66%) CentOS
7 18 (11.04%) HPUX
8 17 (10.43%) Windows
8 17 (10.43%) Debian
9 8 (4.91%) AIX
10 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.45%) SUSE
12 3 (1.84%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (1.23%) SELinux
13 2 (1.23%) Fedora
14 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.61%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.63%) DevOps
2 28 (17.18%) ITIL
3 23 (14.11%) Load Balancing
4 14 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (8.59%) Configuration Management
5 9 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (3.68%) Performance Management
8 6 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (3.68%) Change Management
9 5 (3.07%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.07%) Release Management
10 4 (2.45%) Information Security
10 4 (2.45%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.45%) Computer Security
11 3 (1.84%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (1.84%) Capacity Management
11 3 (1.84%) Analytics
11 3 (1.84%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 51 (31.29%) Perl
2 41 (25.15%) Bash Shell
3 31 (19.02%) Python
4 24 (14.72%) Shell Script
5 23 (14.11%) PHP
6 19 (11.66%) Ruby
7 15 (9.20%) Java
8 12 (7.36%) SQL
9 7 (4.29%) Korn
9 7 (4.29%) Bourne shell
10 5 (3.07%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.84%) C
12 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.61%) C++
13 1 (0.61%) AWK
Qualifications
1 15 (9.20%) LPIC
2 14 (8.59%) CCENT
3 11 (6.75%) RHCE
4 7 (4.29%) Degree
5 6 (3.68%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.23%) CCNA
8 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.61%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) QA
1 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (14.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (9.20%) Squid
3 13 (7.98%) qmail
4 12 (7.36%) NFS
5 11 (6.75%) Samba
5 11 (6.75%) Postfix
6 9 (5.52%) KVM
7 8 (4.91%) vSphere
8 7 (4.29%) XenServer
9 6 (3.68%) Sendmail
9 6 (3.68%) Active Directory
10 5 (3.07%) Xen
11 4 (2.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (2.45%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.84%) OpenSSH
12 3 (1.84%) Varnish
13 2 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.23%) XenApp
14 1 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 52 (31.90%) Puppet
2 24 (14.72%) Nagios
3 15 (9.20%) Zenoss
4 13 (7.98%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (6.13%) ZABBIX
6 6 (3.68%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.68%) YUM
7 5 (3.07%) Ansible
8 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.84%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.23%) Cacti
11 1 (0.61%) Munin
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.61%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.61%) Ambari
Vendors
1 101 (61.96%) Red Hat
2 46 (28.22%) VMware
3 23 (14.11%) Cisco
4 21 (12.88%) HP
5 15 (9.20%) Juniper
5 15 (9.20%) F5
6 13 (7.98%) NetApp
6 13 (7.98%) Oracle
7 11 (6.75%) IBM
8 10 (6.13%) Veritas
8 10 (6.13%) Citrix
9 9 (5.52%) EMC
10 8 (4.91%) JBoss
11 4 (2.45%) Rackspace
12 3 (1.84%) Nimsoft
13 2 (1.23%) SaltStack
13 2 (1.23%) CA
13 2 (1.23%) Symantec
13 2 (1.23%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.23%) Sun
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