The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 123 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 0.076% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.082% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +11.11%
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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2794 2429 2275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.10% 92.15% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1494 1310 1117
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 63 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +13.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Linux Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Linux Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Edinburgh +5 3 £375 +240.90%
Glasgow - 2 £363 -
Linux Systems Administrator
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (75.00%) JBoss
4 8 (66.67%) ITIL
4 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
5 5 (41.67%) LDAP
5 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) Clustering
6 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
6 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (33.33%) Apache
6 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 4 (33.33%) RHCE
6 4 (33.33%) UNIX
6 4 (33.33%) Firewall
6 4 (33.33%) Data Security
7 3 (25.00%) EMC
7 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (25.00%) Java
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle
7 3 (25.00%) ForgeRock
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (25.00%) Private Cloud

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (75.00%) JBoss
2 4 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LDAP
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (33.33%) Data Security
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) RHCE
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) EMC
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) ForgeRock
4 2 (16.67%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Brocade