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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 461 482 469
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 125 73 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 56 62
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£384 £389 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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 3 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 +38 44 £400 +3.22% 7
London -4 34 £375 -6.25% 27
South East +10 30 £400 +14.28% 4
South West -24 7 £325 -15.03% 3
North West -13 6 £350 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 4
North East - 1 - -
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Linux
2 106 (53.81%) Red Hat
3 88 (44.67%) Puppet
4 80 (40.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 75 (38.07%) UNIX
6 64 (32.49%) Python
7 60 (30.46%) Configuration Management
8 58 (29.44%) DevOps
9 46 (23.35%) VMware
10 45 (22.84%) Perl
11 42 (21.32%) Ruby
12 41 (20.81%) Bash Shell
13 40 (20.30%) Opscode Chef
14 37 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (18.78%) Apache
15 36 (18.27%) CentOS
16 34 (17.26%) Amazon AWS
17 33 (16.75%) Shell Script
18 32 (16.24%) MySQL
18 32 (16.24%) Windows
19 30 (15.23%) Solaris
20 28 (14.21%) Tomcat
21 26 (13.20%) Jenkins
22 25 (12.69%) Web Services
22 25 (12.69%) SAN
23 22 (11.17%) Oracle
24 21 (10.66%) PHP
24 21 (10.66%) Data Centre
25 19 (9.64%) Java
26 18 (9.14%) DNS

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 37 (18.78%) Apache
2 28 (14.21%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.57%) JBoss
4 7 (3.55%) IIS
5 4 (2.03%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.03%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (2.03%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.03%) nginx
5 4 (2.03%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.02%) Confluence
6 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.51%) uWSGI
7 1 (0.51%) WildFly
7 1 (0.51%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.51%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.55%) IaaS
3 5 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.02%) Joyent
5 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.69%) SAN
2 18 (9.14%) DNS
3 12 (6.09%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.58%) Firewall
5 9 (4.57%) NAS
6 6 (3.05%) LDAP
6 6 (3.05%) SMTP
7 5 (2.54%) HTTP
8 4 (2.03%) DHCP
8 4 (2.03%) FTP
8 4 (2.03%) Internet
9 3 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.52%) Network Security
9 3 (1.52%) SSH
9 3 (1.52%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.02%) SSL
10 2 (1.02%) VPN
10 2 (1.02%) LAN
10 2 (1.02%) VoIP
10 2 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.24%) MySQL
2 12 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.06%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.54%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.54%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.03%) MarkLogic
6 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.51%) Redis
7 1 (0.51%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.51%) DB2
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 26 (13.20%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.60%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.08%) Subversion
4 5 (2.54%) Maven
5 2 (1.02%) JIRA
6 1 (0.51%) Selenium
6 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.51%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.51%) Gradle
6 1 (0.51%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.51%) JMeter
General
1 18 (9.14%) Finance
2 12 (6.09%) Banking
3 4 (2.03%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.03%) Publishing
4 3 (1.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.02%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.69%) Web Services
2 4 (2.03%) XML
2 4 (2.03%) .NET
3 3 (1.52%) CSS
3 3 (1.52%) LAMP
3 3 (1.52%) PHP-FPM
4 2 (1.02%) WAMP
4 2 (1.02%) HTML
4 2 (1.02%) J2EE
4 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.51%) JMS
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.51%) RESTful
5 1 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.51%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.51%) WSGI
5 1 (0.51%) Kafka
5 1 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.66%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.60%) Clustering
3 6 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.54%) Replication
5 4 (2.03%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.02%) Statistics
6 2 (1.02%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Wiki
7 1 (0.51%) AS400
7 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 197 (100.00%) Linux
2 80 (40.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 75 (38.07%) UNIX
4 36 (18.27%) CentOS
5 32 (16.24%) Windows
6 30 (15.23%) Solaris
7 11 (5.58%) AIX
7 11 (5.58%) Ubuntu
8 10 (5.08%) SUSE
8 10 (5.08%) Debian
8 10 (5.08%) Fedora
9 6 (3.05%) VMS
10 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.46%) Configuration Management
2 58 (29.44%) DevOps
3 37 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (6.60%) Open Source
6 11 (5.58%) E-Commerce
7 10 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (4.57%) Change Management
8 9 (4.57%) Migration
9 8 (4.06%) ITIL
10 6 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.54%) High Availability
11 5 (2.54%) Patch Management
12 4 (2.03%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (2.03%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (2.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (2.03%) Data Security
12 4 (2.03%) Load Balancing
13 3 (1.52%) Software Engineering
13 3 (1.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (32.49%) Python
2 45 (22.84%) Perl
3 42 (21.32%) Ruby
4 41 (20.81%) Bash Shell
5 33 (16.75%) Shell Script
6 21 (10.66%) PHP
7 19 (9.64%) Java
8 10 (5.08%) SQL
9 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.52%) C
11 1 (0.51%) C++
11 1 (0.51%) C-shell
11 1 (0.51%) Korn
11 1 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.58%) RHCE
3 5 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.02%) Degree
6 2 (1.02%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.02%) SCSA
6 2 (1.02%) RHCA
7 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 15 (7.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 13 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.57%) KVM
4 8 (4.06%) vSphere
5 7 (3.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (3.55%) Samba
6 5 (2.54%) Xen
6 5 (2.54%) iptables
7 4 (2.03%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.03%) Veritas File System
8 3 (1.52%) Postfix
8 3 (1.52%) Firmware
8 3 (1.52%) RHEV
9 2 (1.02%) NFS
9 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.51%) qmail
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.51%) Snort
10 1 (0.51%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 88 (44.67%) Puppet
2 40 (20.30%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (9.14%) Nagios
4 15 (7.61%) Ansible
5 11 (5.58%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (3.05%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.03%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.52%) Bcfg2
8 3 (1.52%) Salt
8 3 (1.52%) Ganeti
9 2 (1.02%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.02%) SELinux
9 2 (1.02%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.02%) WSUS
9 2 (1.02%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.51%) Cacti
10 1 (0.51%) Dollar Universe
10 1 (0.51%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 106 (53.81%) Red Hat
2 46 (23.35%) VMware
3 22 (11.17%) Oracle
4 17 (8.63%) HP
4 17 (8.63%) Veritas
5 12 (6.09%) IBM
6 9 (4.57%) Cisco
7 8 (4.06%) Sun
7 8 (4.06%) EMC
8 6 (3.05%) NetApp
9 5 (2.54%) Google
9 5 (2.54%) WSO2
10 4 (2.03%) Rackspace
10 4 (2.03%) Symantec
10 4 (2.03%) Lotus
11 2 (1.02%) Apple
11 2 (1.02%) Juniper
11 2 (1.02%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.02%) Adobe
11 2 (1.02%) Infoblox
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