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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 478 482 400
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -82
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 79 57 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 39 81
Average daily rate
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£363 £355 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.53% -6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £30.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 - £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 - £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - £16.00
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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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +6 35 £400 +4.57% 29
South East +7 23 £275 -31.46% 7
East of England +7 8 £313 - 5
South West -14 8 £350 +20.68% 5
North West +1 3 £380 +21.60% 7
Yorkshire - 2 £338 -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Linux
2 89 (63.57%) Red Hat
3 57 (40.71%) Puppet
4 55 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (33.57%) UNIX
6 40 (28.57%) VMware
7 39 (27.86%) Bash Shell
8 33 (23.57%) Apache
9 32 (22.86%) Perl
10 29 (20.71%) DevOps
11 27 (19.29%) SAN
11 27 (19.29%) CentOS
12 24 (17.14%) Shell Script
12 24 (17.14%) Python
13 23 (16.43%) Windows
13 23 (16.43%) HP
14 22 (15.71%) Opscode Chef
14 22 (15.71%) Jenkins
15 21 (15.00%) Finance
16 20 (14.29%) Solaris
17 19 (13.57%) PHP
17 19 (13.57%) MySQL
17 19 (13.57%) Configuration Management
17 19 (13.57%) Open Source
18 17 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (12.14%) Nagios
18 17 (12.14%) Clustering
18 17 (12.14%) Tomcat
19 16 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
20 13 (9.29%) Amazon AWS

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 33 (23.57%) Apache
2 17 (12.14%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.29%) uWSGI
3 6 (4.29%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.86%) Lync
5 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.14%) nginx
6 3 (2.14%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (1.43%) Node.js
7 2 (1.43%) Drupal
7 2 (1.43%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.71%) Mule
8 1 (0.71%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.71%) JBoss
8 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Stata
1 2 (1.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.71%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.14%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.43%) Route 53
5 1 (0.71%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.29%) SAN
2 13 (9.29%) DNS
3 12 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.71%) Firewall
5 6 (4.29%) HTTP
5 6 (4.29%) DHCP
5 6 (4.29%) SSH
5 6 (4.29%) VLAN
6 5 (3.57%) LDAP
7 4 (2.86%) SSL
8 3 (2.14%) NAS
8 3 (2.14%) VPN
9 2 (1.43%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.43%) SNMP
9 2 (1.43%) LAN
9 2 (1.43%) WAN
10 1 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.71%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.71%) Network Security
10 1 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.57%) MySQL
2 12 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.14%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.14%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.43%) Big Data
5 2 (1.43%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.71%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) DB2
6 1 (0.71%) Ingres
6 1 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (15.71%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.57%) Subversion
3 5 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.86%) Maven
4 4 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.14%) JIRA
6 2 (1.43%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.71%) Hudson
7 1 (0.71%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.71%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.71%) Selenium
7 1 (0.71%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.71%) Ant
7 1 (0.71%) JMeter
7 1 (0.71%) Gradle
7 1 (0.71%) Artifactory
General
1 21 (15.00%) Finance
2 9 (6.43%) Banking
3 2 (1.43%) Publishing
3 2 (1.43%) Law
3 2 (1.43%) Legal
3 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) Games
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) Web Services
2 6 (4.29%) WSGI
2 6 (4.29%) Regular Expression
3 5 (3.57%) LAMP
4 3 (2.14%) CSS
5 2 (1.43%) REST
5 2 (1.43%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.43%) XML
5 2 (1.43%) HTML
5 2 (1.43%) jQuery
5 2 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.71%) RESTful
6 1 (0.71%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.71%) DAO
6 1 (0.71%) Spring
6 1 (0.71%) JDBC
6 1 (0.71%) J2EE
6 1 (0.71%) JMS
6 1 (0.71%) CGI
6 1 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.57%) Open Source
2 17 (12.14%) Clustering
3 6 (4.29%) Wiki
4 5 (3.57%) Replication
5 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) CESG
7 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.71%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.71%) AS400
7 1 (0.71%) NHS
7 1 (0.71%) User Experience
7 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 140 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 47 (33.57%) UNIX
4 27 (19.29%) CentOS
5 23 (16.43%) Windows
6 20 (14.29%) Solaris
7 13 (9.29%) AIX
8 12 (8.57%) Debian
9 8 (5.71%) Ubuntu
10 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (4.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (4.29%) SUSE
11 6 (4.29%) HPUX
12 5 (3.57%) VMS
12 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (1.43%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (1.43%) Fedora
15 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.71%) DevOps
2 19 (13.57%) Configuration Management
3 17 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (7.14%) ITIL
4 10 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.43%) E-Commerce
6 8 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.86%) Scrum
8 4 (2.86%) Release Management
9 3 (2.14%) Content Management
9 3 (2.14%) Workflow
9 3 (2.14%) Identity Management
9 3 (2.14%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (2.14%) Capacity Management
10 2 (1.43%) High Availability
10 2 (1.43%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.43%) Kernel Tuning
10 2 (1.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.86%) Bash Shell
2 32 (22.86%) Perl
3 24 (17.14%) Shell Script
3 24 (17.14%) Python
4 19 (13.57%) PHP
5 13 (9.29%) SQL
6 11 (7.86%) Java
7 9 (6.43%) Ruby
8 5 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.86%) C
9 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.14%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.43%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.43%) Korn
12 1 (0.71%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.71%) Scala
12 1 (0.71%) Groovy
12 1 (0.71%) C++
12 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) RHCT
3 5 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.57%) RHCE
4 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.14%) SCSA
5 3 (2.14%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.43%) Degree
7 1 (0.71%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 16 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.71%) vSphere
4 7 (5.00%) XenApp
4 7 (5.00%) NFS
4 7 (5.00%) KVM
5 6 (4.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (4.29%) Shibboleth
6 4 (2.86%) Firmware
6 4 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (2.14%) Veritas File System
7 3 (2.14%) Samba
7 3 (2.14%) RHEV
8 2 (1.43%) vCloud
8 2 (1.43%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.43%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.43%) XenServer
9 1 (0.71%) Varnish
9 1 (0.71%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 57 (40.71%) Puppet
2 22 (15.71%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (12.14%) Nagios
4 13 (9.29%) Ansible
5 6 (4.29%) Vagrant
6 5 (3.57%) NetBackup
6 5 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.86%) Control-M
8 3 (2.14%) ZABBIX
8 3 (2.14%) Ganglia
9 2 (1.43%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.43%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.43%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.43%) logstash
9 2 (1.43%) Salt
9 2 (1.43%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.71%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 89 (63.57%) Red Hat
2 40 (28.57%) VMware
3 23 (16.43%) HP
4 12 (8.57%) IBM
5 11 (7.86%) Oracle
6 9 (6.43%) Veritas
7 8 (5.71%) Citrix
7 8 (5.71%) Cisco
8 5 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.57%) EMC
9 4 (2.86%) NetApp
9 4 (2.86%) Brocade
9 4 (2.86%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.14%) Sun
10 3 (2.14%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.43%) Percona
11 2 (1.43%) Nimsoft
11 2 (1.43%) New Relic
11 2 (1.43%) Adobe
11 2 (1.43%) Infoblox
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