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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 139 167 122
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 11 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.089% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.094% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
Median daily rate £425 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £215 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £335 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00
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
3306 4259 2991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.48% 95.17% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2606 1696
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 211 196
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 +8 10 £425 +21.42% 3
Cheshire +9 1 £388 +93.75%
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Puppet
3 8 (50.00%) Unix
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
5 4 (25.00%) Hudson
5 4 (25.00%) Splunk
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) MySQL
6 3 (18.75%) Nagios
6 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) Python
6 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
6 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
7 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (12.50%) Big Data
7 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (12.50%) KVM
7 2 (12.50%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) SaltStack
7 2 (12.50%) Salt
7 2 (12.50%) Incident Management

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 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) GlassFish
1 1 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) Liferay
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
1 1 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) Hudson
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) Introscope
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) AIX
5 1 (6.25%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Debian
5 1 (6.25%) HPUX
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) SUSE
5 1 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.25%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
1 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
1 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
3 1 (6.25%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) Video Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) KVM
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Puppet
2 3 (18.75%) Nagios
2 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (12.50%) Ganglia
3 2 (12.50%) Salt
4 1 (6.25%) CA Wily
4 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (6.25%) nmon
4 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
2 4 (25.00%) Splunk
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) SaltStack
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (6.25%) Endeca
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Wonderware