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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 221 232 213
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 37 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 14
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£381 £340 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £323 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £496 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Linux Administrator
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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 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
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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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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
Oxfordshire -13 12 £475 +11.76% 1
Hampshire +8 7 £368 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Berkshire +15 5 £369 -19.83% 2
Surrey -7 3 £388 +17.42%
East Sussex -8 3 - -
Middlesex - 1 £325 -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 38 (59.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (40.63%) UNIX
5 22 (34.38%) Python
6 21 (32.81%) Shell Script
7 17 (26.56%) CentOS
7 17 (26.56%) Bash Shell
8 16 (25.00%) Solaris
9 14 (21.88%) Veritas
10 13 (20.31%) Windows
10 13 (20.31%) Perl
10 13 (20.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (20.31%) VMware
11 12 (18.75%) Puppet
11 12 (18.75%) SAN
12 10 (15.63%) AIX
13 9 (14.06%) DNS
13 9 (14.06%) Finance
13 9 (14.06%) Clustering
13 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
14 8 (12.50%) SELinux
14 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
14 8 (12.50%) Postfix
14 8 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (12.50%) Nagios
14 8 (12.50%) RHCE
14 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
15 7 (10.94%) IBM
15 7 (10.94%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (9.38%) Apache
2 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) JBoss
4 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.56%) uWSGI
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) SAN
2 9 (14.06%) DNS
3 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.38%) Firewall
4 6 (9.38%) SSH
5 5 (7.81%) FTP
6 4 (6.25%) HTTP
6 4 (6.25%) HTTPS
6 4 (6.25%) SSL
6 4 (6.25%) SMTP
7 3 (4.69%) LDAP
7 3 (4.69%) Broadband
7 3 (4.69%) NAS
8 2 (3.13%) Multicast
9 1 (1.56%) Internet
9 1 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.56%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) MySQL
2 5 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.69%) Maven
4 2 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Banking
2 3 (4.69%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) JMS
1 1 (1.56%) Middleware
1 1 (1.56%) Regular Expression
1 1 (1.56%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Clustering
1 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) HACMP
3 3 (4.69%) LPAR
4 2 (3.13%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.56%) Statistics
5 1 (1.56%) AS400
5 1 (1.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (59.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (40.63%) UNIX
4 17 (26.56%) CentOS
5 16 (25.00%) Solaris
6 13 (20.31%) Windows
7 10 (15.63%) AIX
8 7 (10.94%) Fedora
9 6 (9.38%) VMS
10 5 (7.81%) Debian
11 4 (6.25%) Ubuntu
11 4 (6.25%) SUSE
12 2 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (9.38%) Change Management
3 5 (7.81%) Migration
3 5 (7.81%) Data Migration
3 5 (7.81%) DevOps
3 5 (7.81%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.13%) High Availability
6 2 (3.13%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.13%) Project Management
6 2 (3.13%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL
6 2 (3.13%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.13%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.56%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.56%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) Python
2 21 (32.81%) Shell Script
3 17 (26.56%) Bash Shell
4 13 (20.31%) Perl
5 5 (7.81%) Java
6 4 (6.25%) Ruby
7 3 (4.69%) SQL
7 3 (4.69%) sed
7 3 (4.69%) AWK
8 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) RHCE
1 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Sun Certification
3 2 (3.13%) SCSA
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (20.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (12.50%) Postfix
3 7 (10.94%) VMware ESX
3 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.94%) Veritas File System
4 5 (7.81%) qmail
5 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
5 4 (6.25%) SpamAssassin
5 4 (6.25%) KVM
6 2 (3.13%) iptables
7 1 (1.56%) Firmware
7 1 (1.56%) Samba
7 1 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.56%) vSphere
7 1 (1.56%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) Puppet
2 8 (12.50%) Nagios
2 8 (12.50%) SELinux
3 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.56%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.56%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 48 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 14 (21.88%) Veritas
3 13 (20.31%) VMware
4 7 (10.94%) Symantec
4 7 (10.94%) IBM
5 6 (9.38%) Oracle
6 5 (7.81%) EMC
6 5 (7.81%) 3PAR
7 4 (6.25%) Sun
8 3 (4.69%) Cisco
9 2 (3.13%) Juniper
10 1 (1.56%) NetApp
10 1 (1.56%) HP
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