The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 3 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 142 123 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 9 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.38% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.41% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 1
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£350 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +22.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3434 2914 2191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.21% 92.48% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1959 1574 1032
Average daily rate £378 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 195 177
Average hourly rate £16.92 £16.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Administrator across the North West region.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator across the North West region.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 June 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
Manchester -8 5 £400 +60.00% 3
Cheshire -11 3 £350 +64.70%
Lancashire +7 1 £300 -25.00%
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Linux 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 Administrator in their job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) UNIX
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 6 (42.86%) MySQL
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (35.71%) Puppet
5 4 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (28.57%) CentOS
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Google
5 4 (28.57%) Apache
6 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
6 3 (21.43%) Nagios
6 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 3 (21.43%) PHP
6 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Ruby
6 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
6 3 (21.43%) nginx
6 3 (21.43%) PHP-FPM
7 2 (14.29%) Network Security
7 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 2 (14.29%) Firewall

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Linux 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 Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) Apache
2 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 3 (21.43%) nginx
3 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Google App Engine
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) MySQL
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) CentOS
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
5 1 (7.14%) Debian
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Scientific Linux
5 1 (7.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Document Management
3 1 (7.14%) BCP
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby
2 3 (21.43%) Perl
2 3 (21.43%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) QEMU
1 1 (7.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Google