The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 246 218 233
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 9 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.094% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £318 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +71.42%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8811 8067 8889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.91% 92.83% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4972 4332 4166
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 493 620
Average hourly rate £15.88 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.51 £11.50 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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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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
Berkshire +12 3 £200 -40.74% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - - 2
Surrey -7 1 £325 -18.75% 5
Hampshire -29 1 £375 +15.38% 3
Kent - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (30.00%) Apache
4 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (20.00%) Puppet
7 3 (15.00%) Drupal
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) DevOps
7 3 (15.00%) PHP
7 3 (15.00%) MySQL
7 3 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) Nagios
7 3 (15.00%) LAMP
7 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
8 2 (10.00%) Solaris
8 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (10.00%) XML
8 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) Python
8 2 (10.00%) DHCP
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (10.00%) SAN
8 2 (10.00%) LDAP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (30.00%) Apache
2 3 (15.00%) Drupal
3 1 (5.00%) Resin
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) LDAP
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) SNMP
3 1 (5.00%) SMTP
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) Bitbucket
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Trac
2 1 (5.00%) Ant
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) LAMP
2 2 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) Java SE
3 1 (5.00%) Java EE
3 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (10.00%) Solaris
5 1 (5.00%) HPUX
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) FreeBSD
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (15.00%) DevOps
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (5.00%) Information Security
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) UML
3 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Time Management
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) AWK
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) KVM
2 1 (5.00%) NFS
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Postfix
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Nagios
3 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.00%) Ansible
4 1 (5.00%) Check_MK
4 1 (5.00%) Rsyslog
4 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.00%) Munin
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Altiris
4 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
Wokingham, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Research Councils UK
Posted: 3 days ago
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Research Councils UK
Posted: 5 days ago
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Research Councils UK
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago