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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 500 498 478
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 90 88 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 67 52
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£375 £388 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £315 £344
% change year-on-year
+17.06% -8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +1 41 £375 -6.25% 30
South East -18 18 £330 -5.71% 10
East of England +11 15 £400 - 5
South West -12 6 £328 +9.16% 2
Yorkshire -24 5 £400 +60.00% 5
West Midlands +11 2 £363 -
North West -34 2 £275 -38.88% 2
North East - 1 £363 -
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 198 (100.00%) Linux
2 109 (55.05%) Red Hat
3 94 (47.47%) Puppet
4 73 (36.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (36.87%) UNIX
5 63 (31.82%) DevOps
6 52 (26.26%) Configuration Management
7 50 (25.25%) Python
8 48 (24.24%) Perl
9 45 (22.73%) Ruby
10 43 (21.72%) VMware
11 42 (21.21%) Apache
11 42 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
12 40 (20.20%) Amazon AWS
12 40 (20.20%) Bash Shell
13 35 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (17.17%) MySQL
15 33 (16.67%) Windows
15 33 (16.67%) Tomcat
16 31 (15.66%) Shell Script
17 30 (15.15%) CentOS
18 28 (14.14%) Solaris
18 28 (14.14%) Jenkins
19 27 (13.64%) Oracle
19 27 (13.64%) SAN
20 25 (12.63%) Finance
21 24 (12.12%) Web Services
22 23 (11.62%) Nagios
23 22 (11.11%) Veritas
24 21 (10.61%) PHP

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 42 (21.21%) Apache
2 33 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.54%) IIS
4 6 (3.03%) JBoss
4 6 (3.03%) nginx
5 4 (2.02%) WordPress
5 4 (2.02%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.02%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.01%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.01%) CMS
8 1 (0.51%) Zope
8 1 (0.51%) Plone
8 1 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.51%) Drupal
8 1 (0.51%) Jetty
8 1 (0.51%) Resin
8 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.01%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (20.20%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.54%) IaaS
3 5 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.01%) Joyent
7 1 (0.51%) GitHub
7 1 (0.51%) Heroku
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.64%) SAN
2 17 (8.59%) DNS
3 13 (6.57%) NAS
4 10 (5.05%) Firewall
4 10 (5.05%) LDAP
5 8 (4.04%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.54%) HTTP
6 7 (3.54%) SMTP
7 6 (3.03%) FTP
7 6 (3.03%) Internet
7 6 (3.03%) SSH
8 5 (2.53%) Network Security
9 4 (2.02%) SSL
9 4 (2.02%) WAN
9 4 (2.02%) LAN
10 3 (1.52%) DHCP
10 3 (1.52%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.52%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.52%) SNMP
10 3 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.17%) MySQL
2 9 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.04%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.02%) MarkLogic
6 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.01%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.01%) DB2
7 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.51%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 28 (14.14%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.03%) Subversion
4 5 (2.53%) Maven
5 4 (2.02%) RSpec
6 1 (0.51%) JIRA
6 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 25 (12.63%) Finance
2 12 (6.06%) Banking
3 6 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.01%) Law
5 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.01%) Publishing
5 2 (1.01%) German Language
6 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Front Office
6 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.12%) Web Services
2 7 (3.54%) LAMP
3 4 (2.02%) .NET
3 4 (2.02%) PHP-FPM
4 3 (1.52%) HTML
4 3 (1.52%) CSS
5 2 (1.01%) J2EE
5 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.01%) WAMP
5 2 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.51%) Kafka
6 1 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.51%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.55%) Clustering
3 5 (2.53%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.52%) Replication
5 2 (1.01%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.01%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.01%) Statistics
6 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.51%) EFT
6 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 198 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (36.87%) UNIX
2 73 (36.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (16.67%) Windows
4 30 (15.15%) CentOS
5 28 (14.14%) Solaris
6 19 (9.60%) SUSE
7 8 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.54%) Fedora
8 7 (3.54%) AIX
9 6 (3.03%) Debian
10 5 (2.53%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.01%) VMS
13 2 (1.01%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (31.82%) DevOps
2 52 (26.26%) Configuration Management
3 35 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.06%) E-Commerce
5 12 (6.06%) Open Source
6 11 (5.56%) Migration
7 10 (5.05%) ITIL
8 8 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.54%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.02%) Change Management
11 4 (2.02%) Data Security
11 4 (2.02%) Patch Management
12 3 (1.52%) Server Building
12 3 (1.52%) Performance Analysis
12 3 (1.52%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (1.52%) Project Management
13 2 (1.01%) Service Delivery
13 2 (1.01%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.25%) Python
2 48 (24.24%) Perl
3 45 (22.73%) Ruby
4 40 (20.20%) Bash Shell
5 31 (15.66%) Shell Script
6 21 (10.61%) PHP
7 19 (9.60%) Java
8 12 (6.06%) SQL
9 5 (2.53%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.01%) C
11 2 (1.01%) C++
11 2 (1.01%) Korn
12 1 (0.51%) Groovy
12 1 (0.51%) C-shell
12 1 (0.51%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 13 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.04%) RHCE
3 5 (2.53%) Degree
4 4 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.01%) RHCA
5 2 (1.01%) CCNA
5 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.51%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.51%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (9.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 10 (5.05%) Active Directory
5 8 (4.04%) KVM
5 8 (4.04%) iptables
6 7 (3.54%) Samba
7 6 (3.03%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.53%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.53%) NFS
9 4 (2.02%) Postfix
9 4 (2.02%) vSphere
10 3 (1.52%) Xen
10 3 (1.52%) Docker
11 2 (1.01%) Varnish
11 2 (1.01%) vCloud
11 2 (1.01%) Squid
11 2 (1.01%) Veritas File System
11 2 (1.01%) qmail
12 1 (0.51%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 94 (47.47%) Puppet
2 42 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (11.62%) Nagios
4 17 (8.59%) Ansible
5 7 (3.54%) Vagrant
5 7 (3.54%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (2.53%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (1.52%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.01%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.01%) Cacti
8 2 (1.01%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.01%) SELinux
8 2 (1.01%) Salt
9 1 (0.51%) Icinga
9 1 (0.51%) systemd
9 1 (0.51%) Graphite
9 1 (0.51%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.51%) logstash
9 1 (0.51%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 109 (55.05%) Red Hat
2 43 (21.72%) VMware
3 27 (13.64%) Oracle
4 22 (11.11%) Veritas
5 18 (9.09%) IBM
6 17 (8.59%) HP
7 15 (7.58%) EMC
8 8 (4.04%) Sun
9 7 (3.54%) Cisco
9 7 (3.54%) NetApp
10 5 (2.53%) Google
10 5 (2.53%) WSO2
11 4 (2.02%) Rackspace
11 4 (2.02%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.02%) Microsoft
11 4 (2.02%) Lotus
11 4 (2.02%) Symantec
12 3 (1.52%) Citrix
12 3 (1.52%) Juniper
13 2 (1.01%) BMC
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