The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 485 438 429
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 81 91 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 69 88
Average daily rate £368 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £248 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48348 40743 51574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29873 23952 29018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 2112 2464
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Linux Systems Administrator
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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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -55 46 £375 - 31
South East -4 14 £331 -14.51% 15
South West -7 10 £350 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
North West - 2 £400 - 5
North East -34 1 - - 1
East of England -38 1 - - 7
Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (68.06%) Red Hat
3 68 (47.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (39.58%) Puppet
5 49 (34.03%) Apache
6 48 (33.33%) UNIX
7 46 (31.94%) VMware
8 41 (28.47%) Perl
8 41 (28.47%) MySQL
9 39 (27.08%) Windows
9 39 (27.08%) Bash Shell
10 34 (23.61%) Ubuntu
10 34 (23.61%) Solaris
11 31 (21.53%) SAN
12 29 (20.14%) Tomcat
12 29 (20.14%) Debian
13 27 (18.75%) LDAP
13 27 (18.75%) DNS
14 26 (18.06%) Java
15 25 (17.36%) CentOS
16 24 (16.67%) Finance
17 22 (15.28%) Nagios
17 22 (15.28%) Python
18 21 (14.58%) Shell Script
18 21 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (14.58%) Ruby
19 20 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
20 16 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
20 16 (11.11%) nginx
20 16 (11.11%) Configuration Management

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 49 (34.03%) Apache
2 29 (20.14%) Tomcat
3 16 (11.11%) nginx
4 10 (6.94%) IIS
5 4 (2.78%) Confluence
6 3 (2.08%) MediaWiki
7 2 (1.39%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.39%) Drupal
7 2 (1.39%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.69%) SAS
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.69%) Liferay
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.64%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.17%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.69%) PaaS
4 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (21.53%) SAN
2 27 (18.75%) LDAP
2 27 (18.75%) DNS
3 13 (9.03%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.33%) Firewall
5 11 (7.64%) HTTP
6 10 (6.94%) VPN
7 9 (6.25%) LAN
7 9 (6.25%) WAN
7 9 (6.25%) DHCP
8 7 (4.86%) IPsec
8 7 (4.86%) Network Security
9 6 (4.17%) SMTP
10 5 (3.47%) SSL
10 5 (3.47%) SSH
11 4 (2.78%) NAS
11 4 (2.78%) Internet
11 4 (2.78%) PPTP
12 3 (2.08%) IPv6
12 3 (2.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (28.47%) MySQL
2 15 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (6.94%) Hadoop
3 10 (6.94%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.47%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.47%) Big Data
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.69%) HBase
7 1 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.64%) JIRA
3 10 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.94%) Subversion
4 6 (4.17%) Hudson
5 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.69%) Redmine
General
1 24 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (9.72%) Banking
3 9 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.17%) Publishing
5 5 (3.47%) Games
6 3 (2.08%) Retail
7 2 (1.39%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.11%) LAMP
2 9 (6.25%) Regular Expression
3 7 (4.86%) Web Services
4 6 (4.17%) Middleware
4 6 (4.17%) XML
5 5 (3.47%) HTML
5 5 (3.47%) J2EE
6 2 (1.39%) JSON
6 2 (1.39%) CSS
7 1 (0.69%) .NET
7 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.69%) Ajax
7 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.69%) Symfony
7 1 (0.69%) CakePHP
7 1 (0.69%) jQuery
7 1 (0.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.86%) Open Source
3 5 (3.47%) Clustering
4 3 (2.08%) Wiki
5 2 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.39%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.39%) Online Games
5 2 (1.39%) Replication
5 2 (1.39%) Firmware
6 1 (0.69%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.69%) CESG
6 1 (0.69%) STB
6 1 (0.69%) PKI
6 1 (0.69%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 144 (100.00%) Linux
2 68 (47.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (33.33%) UNIX
4 39 (27.08%) Windows
5 34 (23.61%) Ubuntu
5 34 (23.61%) Solaris
6 29 (20.14%) Debian
7 25 (17.36%) CentOS
8 16 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (6.94%) HPUX
10 7 (4.86%) AIX
10 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (4.17%) Windows 7
11 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (4.17%) SUSE
12 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.69%) Fedora
12 1 (0.69%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 10 (6.94%) ITIL
3 8 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 6 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.47%) E-Commerce
5 5 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (2.78%) Migration
6 4 (2.78%) Change Management
7 3 (2.08%) Data Modelling
7 3 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.08%) Software Engineering
7 3 (2.08%) High Availability
8 2 (1.39%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (1.39%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.39%) SIEM
9 1 (0.69%) ERP
9 1 (0.69%) Workflow
9 1 (0.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.47%) Perl
2 39 (27.08%) Bash Shell
3 26 (18.06%) Java
4 22 (15.28%) Python
5 21 (14.58%) Shell Script
5 21 (14.58%) Ruby
6 15 (10.42%) PHP
7 9 (6.25%) SQL
8 6 (4.17%) Korn
9 4 (2.78%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.39%) C
10 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.69%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) RHCE
2 8 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.17%) Degree
4 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.08%) RHCT
6 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) LPIC
6 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.39%) CCNA
7 1 (0.69%) MCSE
7 1 (0.69%) MCSA
7 1 (0.69%) OCP
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 21 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 9 (6.25%) NFS
3 9 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.56%) Veritas File System
4 8 (5.56%) Cronacle
5 7 (4.86%) Samba
6 6 (4.17%) KVM
7 5 (3.47%) Xen
7 5 (3.47%) XenServer
8 4 (2.78%) Postfix
9 3 (2.08%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.08%) Squid
9 3 (2.08%) Varnish
9 3 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (2.08%) vSphere
10 2 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.69%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 57 (39.58%) Puppet
2 22 (15.28%) Nagios
3 20 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (6.25%) ZABBIX
5 6 (4.17%) HAProxy
6 5 (3.47%) Cacti
7 4 (2.78%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.08%) SCCM
9 2 (1.39%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.39%) Ansible
9 2 (1.39%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.69%) Control-M
10 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.69%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 98 (68.06%) Red Hat
2 46 (31.94%) VMware
3 14 (9.72%) EMC
4 12 (8.33%) Oracle
5 11 (7.64%) Veritas
6 10 (6.94%) JBoss
7 9 (6.25%) Sybase
7 9 (6.25%) HP
8 8 (5.56%) Microsoft
9 6 (4.17%) IBM
9 6 (4.17%) NetApp
9 6 (4.17%) Citrix
10 5 (3.47%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (2.78%) Cisco
12 3 (2.08%) Sun
12 3 (2.08%) Rackspace
13 2 (1.39%) ArcSight
13 2 (1.39%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.39%) BMC
13 2 (1.39%) SAP
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