The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Linux Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
England / North West
Rank 127 147 130
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 10 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 6
Median daily rate £414 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £320 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £333
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £37.63
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -60.13%

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
2503 3711 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2213 1689
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 3 £406 -
Lancashire - 3 £420 -
Merseyside - 1 £225 -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Linux Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Puppet
4 6 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 5 (27.78%) Perl
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Migration
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) MySQL
6 4 (22.22%) AIX
6 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 3 (16.67%) Docker
7 3 (16.67%) DevOps
7 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
7 3 (16.67%) RHCSA
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) Nagios
7 3 (16.67%) DNS
7 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 3 (16.67%) Veritas
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) GIS
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) JIRA
8 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
1 1 (5.56%) nginx
1 1 (5.56%) SAS
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) GIS
3 2 (11.11%) Big Data
3 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) Hudson
3 2 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) LAMP
2 1 (5.56%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (22.22%) AIX
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
6 1 (5.56%) CentOS
6 1 (5.56%) Debian
6 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Security Patching
4 1 (5.56%) Video Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) Perl
3 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) RHCSA
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (11.11%) KVM
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) Nagios
3 2 (11.11%) Ganglia
3 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.11%) Salt
4 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Veritas
4 2 (11.11%) SaltStack
4 2 (11.11%) Splunk
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Wonderware