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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 503 495 451
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 77 81 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 52 68
Average daily rate
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£350 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £473 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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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
46773 47492 40766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.43% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28857 29311 23960
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1929 2115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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
London -22 19 £388 +3.33% 23
South East -18 15 £425 +28.30% 6
South West +8 14 £290 -17.14% 9
East of England +29 11 £288 - 7
North West -10 8 £363 -9.37% 3
East Midlands +6 4 £388 -3.12%
North East +6 2 £450 -
Yorkshire -16 2 £350 - 1
West Midlands -16 2 £310 -
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 153 (100.00%) Linux
2 86 (56.21%) Red Hat
3 74 (48.37%) Puppet
4 59 (38.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (34.64%) UNIX
6 44 (28.76%) Python
6 44 (28.76%) Apache
7 40 (26.14%) VMware
7 40 (26.14%) CentOS
8 38 (24.84%) Bash Shell
9 37 (24.18%) Configuration Management
9 37 (24.18%) Perl
10 34 (22.22%) DevOps
11 32 (20.92%) MySQL
12 28 (18.30%) Shell Script
13 27 (17.65%) Windows
13 27 (17.65%) Tomcat
13 27 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
14 23 (15.03%) Solaris
14 23 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (14.38%) Ruby
15 22 (14.38%) SAN
16 21 (13.73%) PHP
17 20 (13.07%) Nagios
17 20 (13.07%) Finance
17 20 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
18 19 (12.42%) Subversion
19 18 (11.76%) DNS
20 17 (11.11%) TCP/IP
20 17 (11.11%) Web Services

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 44 (28.76%) Apache
2 27 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.92%) nginx
3 6 (3.92%) uWSGI
4 5 (3.27%) JBoss
4 5 (3.27%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.27%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.61%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.61%) Lync
5 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (1.96%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.31%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (1.31%) Confluence
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.65%) Node.js
8 1 (0.65%) Drupal
8 1 (0.65%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.65%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Agresso
1 1 (0.65%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.58%) IaaS
3 3 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.31%) Joyent
4 2 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.65%) Datadog
5 1 (0.65%) Route 53
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.38%) SAN
2 18 (11.76%) DNS
3 17 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 11 (7.19%) Firewall
5 8 (5.23%) LDAP
6 7 (4.58%) DHCP
6 7 (4.58%) HTTP
7 6 (3.92%) VLAN
8 5 (3.27%) SSH
9 4 (2.61%) VPN
9 4 (2.61%) SMTP
10 3 (1.96%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.96%) NAS
11 2 (1.31%) SSL
11 2 (1.31%) Internet
11 2 (1.31%) SNMP
11 2 (1.31%) FTP
11 2 (1.31%) VoIP
12 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.65%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.92%) MySQL
2 11 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.27%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.61%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.96%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.31%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.31%) DB2
6 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.65%) Redis
7 1 (0.65%) Big Data
7 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.65%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 19 (12.42%) Subversion
2 17 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 17 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.27%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.61%) Maven
5 2 (1.31%) JIRA
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
6 1 (0.65%) Ant
6 1 (0.65%) JMeter
6 1 (0.65%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.65%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.65%) Gradle
6 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
General
1 20 (13.07%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Banking
3 3 (1.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.31%) Legal
4 2 (1.31%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.11%) Web Services
2 6 (3.92%) Regular Expression
2 6 (3.92%) WSGI
3 4 (2.61%) XML
4 3 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.96%) PHP-FPM
5 2 (1.31%) .NET
6 1 (0.65%) J2EE
6 1 (0.65%) CSS
6 1 (0.65%) Kafka
6 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.65%) JMS
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.65%) Middleware
6 1 (0.65%) LAMP
6 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.65%) Spring
6 1 (0.65%) jQuery
6 1 (0.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Clustering
2 13 (8.50%) Open Source
3 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.92%) Wiki
3 6 (3.92%) Replication
4 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.31%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.65%) User Experience
5 1 (0.65%) AS400
5 1 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.65%) Statistics
5 1 (0.65%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 153 (100.00%) Linux
2 59 (38.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 53 (34.64%) UNIX
4 40 (26.14%) CentOS
5 27 (17.65%) Windows
6 23 (15.03%) Solaris
7 13 (8.50%) AIX
8 12 (7.84%) Debian
9 9 (5.88%) Ubuntu
10 8 (5.23%) VMS
11 6 (3.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (3.27%) Fedora
12 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (3.27%) SUSE
12 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.31%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.18%) Configuration Management
2 34 (22.22%) DevOps
3 23 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (7.19%) E-Commerce
6 9 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.23%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (4.58%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.92%) High Availability
9 6 (3.92%) Change Management
10 5 (3.27%) ITIL
10 5 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.61%) Kernel Tuning
12 3 (1.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 3 (1.96%) Workflow
12 3 (1.96%) Software Engineering
12 3 (1.96%) Load Balancing
12 3 (1.96%) Service Delivery
13 2 (1.31%) OO
13 2 (1.31%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.76%) Python
2 38 (24.84%) Bash Shell
3 37 (24.18%) Perl
4 28 (18.30%) Shell Script
5 22 (14.38%) Ruby
6 21 (13.73%) PHP
7 14 (9.15%) Java
8 8 (5.23%) SQL
9 4 (2.61%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.61%) C
10 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.65%) Scala
11 1 (0.65%) Groovy
11 1 (0.65%) C++
11 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.58%) RHCT
3 6 (3.92%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.27%) RHCE
5 4 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.96%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.96%) SCSA
6 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.19%) vSphere
4 7 (4.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (3.92%) Shibboleth
5 6 (3.92%) Samba
6 5 (3.27%) KVM
7 4 (2.61%) XenApp
7 4 (2.61%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.96%) Veritas File System
8 3 (1.96%) Xen
8 3 (1.96%) Firmware
8 3 (1.96%) RHEV
9 2 (1.31%) iptables
9 2 (1.31%) PowerHA
9 2 (1.31%) NFS
9 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.65%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 74 (48.37%) Puppet
2 27 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (13.07%) Nagios
4 10 (6.54%) Ansible
5 9 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (2.61%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.61%) Control-M
7 3 (1.96%) Ganglia
7 3 (1.96%) Bcfg2
7 3 (1.96%) Cobbler
7 3 (1.96%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.96%) Salt
7 3 (1.96%) Ganeti
8 2 (1.31%) Graphite
8 2 (1.31%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.31%) logstash
8 2 (1.31%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.31%) WSUS
9 1 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 86 (56.21%) Red Hat
2 40 (26.14%) VMware
3 17 (11.11%) HP
4 11 (7.19%) Oracle
5 9 (5.88%) IBM
5 9 (5.88%) Veritas
6 6 (3.92%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.92%) Cisco
7 5 (3.27%) Sun
7 5 (3.27%) Citrix
8 4 (2.61%) Brocade
8 4 (2.61%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.96%) Infoblox
9 3 (1.96%) Splunk
9 3 (1.96%) Percona
9 3 (1.96%) NetApp
10 2 (1.31%) Google
10 2 (1.31%) Apple
10 2 (1.31%) EMC
10 2 (1.31%) Adobe
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