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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 484 467 438
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 95 86 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 56 65
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £295 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.53 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 May 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 22 May 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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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 +30 28 £325 -16.12% 10
South East -4 24 £410 +31.20% 12
London -20 22 £400 +5.26% 24
North West -17 7 £350 -12.50% 2
South West -3 6 £280 -25.33% 5
East Midlands -9 3 £400 - 1
North East -9 2 £450 -
West Midlands -12 2 £310 - 1
Yorkshire -14 1 £350 -
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (54.75%) Red Hat
3 84 (46.93%) Puppet
4 72 (40.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (39.11%) UNIX
6 57 (31.84%) Python
7 52 (29.05%) Configuration Management
8 48 (26.82%) DevOps
9 47 (26.26%) Bash Shell
10 44 (24.58%) Perl
11 39 (21.79%) Apache
12 38 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
13 37 (20.67%) CentOS
14 36 (20.11%) Ruby
15 34 (18.99%) Shell Script
16 33 (18.44%) VMware
16 33 (18.44%) MySQL
17 28 (15.64%) Windows
18 27 (15.08%) Opscode Chef
19 24 (13.41%) Jenkins
19 24 (13.41%) Solaris
19 24 (13.41%) Tomcat
20 22 (12.29%) Amazon AWS
21 21 (11.73%) PHP
22 20 (11.17%) Subversion
23 19 (10.61%) Java
23 19 (10.61%) Nagios
24 18 (10.06%) SAN
24 18 (10.06%) Web Services
24 18 (10.06%) DNS

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 39 (21.79%) Apache
2 24 (13.41%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.47%) JBoss
4 6 (3.35%) uWSGI
5 5 (2.79%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.23%) nginx
6 4 (2.23%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.68%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.68%) IIS
7 3 (1.68%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.56%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.56%) WildFly
9 1 (0.56%) Confluence
9 1 (0.56%) Node.js
9 1 (0.56%) Jetty
9 1 (0.56%) Drupal
9 1 (0.56%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.56%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.56%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.91%) IaaS
3 5 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.12%) Joyent
6 1 (0.56%) Datadog
6 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.06%) SAN
1 18 (10.06%) DNS
2 14 (7.82%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.26%) Firewall
4 7 (3.91%) NAS
4 7 (3.91%) VLAN
4 7 (3.91%) HTTP
5 6 (3.35%) SMTP
5 6 (3.35%) LDAP
6 4 (2.23%) DHCP
6 4 (2.23%) Network Security
6 4 (2.23%) SSH
7 3 (1.68%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.68%) SSL
7 3 (1.68%) FTP
7 3 (1.68%) Internet
8 2 (1.12%) SNMP
8 2 (1.12%) LAN
8 2 (1.12%) VoIP
8 2 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.44%) MySQL
2 12 (6.70%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.15%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.79%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.56%) Big Data
9 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.56%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.56%) Redis
9 1 (0.56%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (13.41%) Jenkins
2 20 (11.17%) Subversion
3 15 (8.38%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.35%) Maven
5 3 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.56%) Gradle
7 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.56%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.56%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.56%) JIRA
7 1 (0.56%) Selenium
7 1 (0.56%) JMeter
General
1 16 (8.94%) Finance
2 7 (3.91%) Banking
3 3 (1.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.12%) Publishing
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.06%) Web Services
2 6 (3.35%) Regular Expression
2 6 (3.35%) WSGI
3 4 (2.23%) XML
4 3 (1.68%) PHP-FPM
4 3 (1.68%) .NET
5 2 (1.12%) LAMP
5 2 (1.12%) J2EE
5 2 (1.12%) CSS
6 1 (0.56%) Kafka
6 1 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.56%) RESTful
6 1 (0.56%) WAMP
6 1 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.56%) Spring
6 1 (0.56%) jQuery
6 1 (0.56%) JMS
6 1 (0.56%) HTML
6 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.38%) Open Source
2 11 (6.15%) Clustering
3 7 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.35%) Replication
4 6 (3.35%) Wiki
5 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.12%) Statistics
6 2 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 179 (100.00%) Linux
2 72 (40.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 70 (39.11%) UNIX
4 37 (20.67%) CentOS
5 28 (15.64%) Windows
6 24 (13.41%) Solaris
7 12 (6.70%) Debian
8 10 (5.59%) AIX
8 10 (5.59%) Ubuntu
9 6 (3.35%) Fedora
10 5 (2.79%) SUSE
11 4 (2.23%) VMS
11 4 (2.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (1.12%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.05%) Configuration Management
2 48 (26.82%) DevOps
3 38 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (7.26%) E-Commerce
5 11 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.47%) ITIL
7 8 (4.47%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (3.91%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (3.91%) Change Management
8 7 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.35%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.35%) High Availability
10 4 (2.23%) Workflow
10 4 (2.23%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (2.23%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (1.68%) Kernel Tuning
11 3 (1.68%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (1.68%) Software Engineering
12 2 (1.12%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 57 (31.84%) Python
2 47 (26.26%) Bash Shell
3 44 (24.58%) Perl
4 36 (20.11%) Ruby
5 34 (18.99%) Shell Script
6 21 (11.73%) PHP
7 19 (10.61%) Java
8 7 (3.91%) SQL
9 4 (2.23%) C
10 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.12%) C++
11 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.56%) Scala
12 1 (0.56%) C-shell
12 1 (0.56%) Groovy
12 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.56%) Korn
12 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.03%) RHCE
3 7 (3.91%) RHCT
4 5 (2.79%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.68%) SCSA
6 3 (1.68%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.12%) Degree
8 1 (0.56%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.56%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.03%) vSphere
3 8 (4.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (4.47%) KVM
4 7 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.91%) Samba
5 6 (3.35%) Shibboleth
6 4 (2.23%) Xen
6 4 (2.23%) iptables
7 3 (1.68%) RHEV
7 3 (1.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (1.68%) Veritas File System
7 3 (1.68%) NFS
7 3 (1.68%) Firmware
8 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.12%) Postfix
9 1 (0.56%) vCloud
9 1 (0.56%) Docker
9 1 (0.56%) Openswan
9 1 (0.56%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 84 (46.93%) Puppet
2 27 (15.08%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (10.61%) Nagios
4 11 (6.15%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (2.79%) Ansible
6 4 (2.23%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.23%) Control-M
7 3 (1.68%) Bcfg2
7 3 (1.68%) Salt
7 3 (1.68%) Ganeti
8 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.12%) WSUS
8 2 (1.12%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.12%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.12%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.12%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.56%) SELinux
9 1 (0.56%) Graphite
9 1 (0.56%) Kibana
9 1 (0.56%) logstash
Vendors
1 98 (54.75%) Red Hat
2 33 (18.44%) VMware
3 17 (9.50%) Oracle
4 11 (6.15%) HP
5 10 (5.59%) Veritas
6 7 (3.91%) Cisco
6 7 (3.91%) IBM
6 7 (3.91%) Sun
7 5 (2.79%) Google
8 4 (2.23%) WSO2
9 3 (1.68%) Splunk
9 3 (1.68%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.12%) Apple
10 2 (1.12%) NetApp
10 2 (1.12%) EMC
10 2 (1.12%) Adobe
10 2 (1.12%) F5
10 2 (1.12%) Infoblox
10 2 (1.12%) hybris
10 2 (1.12%) Rackspace
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