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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 474 481 477
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 123 90 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 65 51
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£375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.53 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
47807 45756 43091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.65% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31014 28318 25816
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1784 1851 1999
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 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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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
East of England +23 36 £400 +1.58% 3
London -2 35 £375 -6.25% 41
South East +5 33 £375 +7.14% 6
South West -18 6 £325 -13.33% 4
Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 4
North West - 4 £350 - 3
West Midlands -2 2 £363 - 1
North East - 2 £363 -
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 199 (100.00%) Linux
2 106 (53.27%) Red Hat
3 89 (44.72%) Puppet
4 77 (38.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (34.67%) UNIX
6 60 (30.15%) Configuration Management
6 60 (30.15%) DevOps
7 59 (29.65%) Python
8 47 (23.62%) VMware
9 44 (22.11%) Perl
10 43 (21.61%) Ruby
11 41 (20.60%) Bash Shell
11 41 (20.60%) Apache
12 39 (19.60%) Opscode Chef
12 39 (19.60%) CentOS
13 36 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (18.09%) MySQL
14 35 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
15 34 (17.09%) Windows
15 34 (17.09%) Shell Script
16 30 (15.08%) Tomcat
17 24 (12.06%) Solaris
17 24 (12.06%) Jenkins
18 23 (11.56%) Web Services
18 23 (11.56%) Oracle
18 23 (11.56%) SAN
19 21 (10.55%) PHP
20 20 (10.05%) Nagios
21 18 (9.05%) Veritas
21 18 (9.05%) Finance

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 41 (20.60%) Apache
2 30 (15.08%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.52%) JBoss
4 7 (3.52%) IIS
4 7 (3.52%) nginx
5 4 (2.01%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.01%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (1.51%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.01%) CMS
8 1 (0.50%) Zope
8 1 (0.50%) Plone
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.50%) Drupal
8 1 (0.50%) Jetty
8 1 (0.50%) WordPress
8 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.52%) IaaS
3 5 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.01%) Joyent
5 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.56%) SAN
2 17 (8.54%) DNS
3 12 (6.03%) NAS
4 10 (5.03%) Firewall
5 7 (3.52%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.02%) SMTP
7 5 (2.51%) LDAP
8 4 (2.01%) DHCP
8 4 (2.01%) FTP
8 4 (2.01%) HTTP
8 4 (2.01%) Internet
9 3 (1.51%) SNMP
9 3 (1.51%) Network Security
9 3 (1.51%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.51%) SSH
10 2 (1.01%) SSL
10 2 (1.01%) LAN
10 2 (1.01%) VoIP
10 2 (1.01%) WAN
10 2 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.09%) MySQL
2 10 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.02%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.52%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.02%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.01%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.01%) MarkLogic
7 3 (1.51%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.50%) Redis
9 1 (0.50%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.50%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (12.06%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.04%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.03%) Subversion
4 4 (2.01%) Maven
5 1 (0.50%) JIRA
5 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.50%) RSpec
General
1 18 (9.05%) Finance
2 12 (6.03%) Banking
3 5 (2.51%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.01%) Retail
5 3 (1.51%) Publishing
6 2 (1.01%) German Language
6 2 (1.01%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.56%) Web Services
2 6 (3.02%) LAMP
3 4 (2.01%) XML
3 4 (2.01%) .NET
3 4 (2.01%) PHP-FPM
4 3 (1.51%) CSS
4 3 (1.51%) HTML
5 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.01%) Middleware
5 2 (1.01%) WAMP
6 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.50%) Kafka
6 1 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.02%) Clustering
3 7 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.01%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.51%) Replication
5 3 (1.51%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.01%) Statistics
6 2 (1.01%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 199 (100.00%) Linux
2 77 (38.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 69 (34.67%) UNIX
4 39 (19.60%) CentOS
5 34 (17.09%) Windows
6 24 (12.06%) Solaris
7 11 (5.53%) SUSE
7 11 (5.53%) Ubuntu
8 10 (5.03%) Debian
8 10 (5.03%) Fedora
9 6 (3.02%) AIX
9 6 (3.02%) VMS
10 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.15%) Configuration Management
1 60 (30.15%) DevOps
2 36 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.04%) Open Source
5 13 (6.53%) E-Commerce
6 11 (5.53%) Migration
7 10 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (4.52%) Change Management
9 8 (4.02%) ITIL
10 6 (3.02%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (2.01%) High Availability
11 4 (2.01%) Patch Management
11 4 (2.01%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.01%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.01%) Data Security
11 4 (2.01%) Load Balancing
12 3 (1.51%) Project Management
12 3 (1.51%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.65%) Python
2 44 (22.11%) Perl
3 43 (21.61%) Ruby
4 41 (20.60%) Bash Shell
5 34 (17.09%) Shell Script
6 21 (10.55%) PHP
7 17 (8.54%) Java
8 12 (6.03%) SQL
9 5 (2.51%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) C++
11 1 (0.50%) C-shell
11 1 (0.50%) Korn
11 1 (0.50%) Groovy
11 1 (0.50%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 14 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.03%) RHCE
3 5 (2.51%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.51%) Degree
6 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.01%) RHCA
6 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.51%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.50%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (8.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 8 (4.02%) KVM
5 7 (3.52%) iptables
5 7 (3.52%) vSphere
5 7 (3.52%) Samba
6 6 (3.02%) Xen
7 4 (2.01%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.01%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.01%) Postfix
8 2 (1.01%) Veritas File System
8 2 (1.01%) Varnish
8 2 (1.01%) Firmware
8 2 (1.01%) qmail
8 2 (1.01%) NFS
9 1 (0.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.50%) Docker
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 89 (44.72%) Puppet
2 39 (19.60%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (10.05%) Nagios
4 16 (8.04%) Ansible
5 8 (4.02%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (3.52%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.01%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.51%) Ganeti
8 3 (1.51%) Bcfg2
8 3 (1.51%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.01%) WSUS
9 2 (1.01%) SELinux
9 2 (1.01%) Salt
10 1 (0.50%) OpenView
10 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.50%) Control-M
10 1 (0.50%) systemd
10 1 (0.50%) Graphite
10 1 (0.50%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 106 (53.27%) Red Hat
2 47 (23.62%) VMware
3 23 (11.56%) Oracle
4 18 (9.05%) Veritas
5 17 (8.54%) HP
6 12 (6.03%) IBM
7 11 (5.53%) EMC
8 8 (4.02%) Sun
9 7 (3.52%) Cisco
10 6 (3.02%) NetApp
11 5 (2.51%) Google
11 5 (2.51%) WSO2
12 4 (2.01%) Rackspace
12 4 (2.01%) Symantec
12 4 (2.01%) Lotus
13 2 (1.01%) Apple
13 2 (1.01%) Juniper
13 2 (1.01%) Dell
13 2 (1.01%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.01%) hybris
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