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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 152 138 118
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 6 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.27% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.28% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 14
Median daily rate £419 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £403 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -8.33%
Linux Administrator
England

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
3554 3523 2941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 94.78% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2209 2041 1584
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 194 175
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
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 30 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 4 £450 +12.50%
Cheshire -8 2 £388 +10.71%
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 11 (61.11%) Red Hat
3 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (33.33%) Unix
4 6 (33.33%) Migration
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) AIX
7 3 (16.67%) Mac OS X
7 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 3 (16.67%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 3 (16.67%) Puppet
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Splunk
8 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
8 2 (11.11%) NetApp
8 2 (11.11%) Debian
8 2 (11.11%) Apache
8 2 (11.11%) VoIP
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL
8 2 (11.11%) Solaris
9 1 (5.56%) JBoss

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 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) GlassFish
2 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Liferay
2 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Introscope
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) AIX
5 3 (16.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (11.11%) Debian
6 2 (11.11%) Solaris
7 1 (5.56%) CentOS
7 1 (5.56%) HPUX
7 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
7 1 (5.56%) SUSE
7 1 (5.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) DevOps
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.56%) High Availability
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) Korn
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Firmware
4 1 (5.56%) KVM
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) CA Wily
2 1 (5.56%) Cacti
2 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) nmon
2 1 (5.56%) OpenNebula
2 1 (5.56%) Pacemaker
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Red Hat
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
3 2 (11.11%) Splunk
4 1 (5.56%) CA
4 1 (5.56%) Endeca
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle