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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 222 231 233
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 29 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.19% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.21% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 7
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£388 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
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 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
8314 8244 7570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.89% 91.80% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4710 4537 3853
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 424 589
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 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
Hampshire +7 11 £240 -31.42% 3
Oxfordshire - 9 £490 -
Surrey +14 6 £388 +17.42%
East Sussex -11 2 - - 3
Berkshire +1 1 - - 4
Kent 0 1 - - 1
Linux Administrator
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (63.93%) Red Hat
3 29 (47.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (44.26%) Python
5 26 (42.62%) UNIX
6 24 (39.34%) Bash Shell
7 20 (32.79%) CentOS
8 19 (31.15%) Puppet
9 18 (29.51%) Shell Script
10 17 (27.87%) Solaris
11 14 (22.95%) Windows
12 13 (21.31%) Perl
13 11 (18.03%) Apache
13 11 (18.03%) Nagios
13 11 (18.03%) Subversion
14 10 (16.39%) MySQL
15 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
15 9 (14.75%) Veritas
15 9 (14.75%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
15 9 (14.75%) DevOps
16 8 (13.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 7 (11.48%) Fedora
17 7 (11.48%) Firewall
17 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
17 7 (11.48%) DNS
17 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
18 6 (9.84%) Postfix
18 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
18 6 (9.84%) Wiki

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (18.03%) Apache
2 6 (9.84%) uWSGI
3 3 (4.92%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.28%) IIS
5 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.48%) Firewall
2 7 (11.48%) DNS
3 6 (9.84%) SSH
4 5 (8.20%) SAN
4 5 (8.20%) VLAN
5 4 (6.56%) HTTPS
5 4 (6.56%) SSL
5 4 (6.56%) FTP
5 4 (6.56%) HTTP
5 4 (6.56%) SMTP
5 4 (6.56%) LDAP
6 3 (4.92%) NAS
7 2 (3.28%) Multicast
8 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.64%) VPN
8 1 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) MySQL
2 9 (14.75%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Subversion
2 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.28%) Maven
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) WSGI
1 6 (9.84%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Wiki
1 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) Clustering
3 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) AS400
4 1 (1.64%) HACMP
4 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (47.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (42.62%) UNIX
4 20 (32.79%) CentOS
5 17 (27.87%) Solaris
6 14 (22.95%) Windows
7 7 (11.48%) Fedora
8 6 (9.84%) AIX
9 5 (8.20%) Debian
10 4 (6.56%) SUSE
11 3 (4.92%) Ubuntu
12 2 (3.28%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (1.64%) VMS
13 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) DevOps
2 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (9.84%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.28%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.28%) CRM
7 2 (3.28%) Project Management
7 2 (3.28%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.28%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.64%) Security Management
8 1 (1.64%) Change Management
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL
8 1 (1.64%) SOA
8 1 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.64%) Patch Management
8 1 (1.64%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 27 (44.26%) Python
2 24 (39.34%) Bash Shell
3 18 (29.51%) Shell Script
4 13 (21.31%) Perl
5 6 (9.84%) PHP
6 4 (6.56%) Java
7 2 (3.28%) Ruby
7 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
1 6 (9.84%) RHCT
1 6 (9.84%) RHCE
2 3 (4.92%) Sun Certification
2 3 (4.92%) SCSA
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
1 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (9.84%) Postfix
2 6 (9.84%) Shibboleth
3 5 (8.20%) qmail
4 4 (6.56%) SpamAssassin
4 4 (6.56%) KVM
4 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.92%) Veritas File System
6 2 (3.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.64%) Samba
7 1 (1.64%) Firmware
7 1 (1.64%) iptables
7 1 (1.64%) vSphere
7 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (31.15%) Puppet
2 11 (18.03%) Nagios
3 6 (9.84%) SELinux
4 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.64%) Ansible
5 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.64%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.64%) Cacti
Vendors
1 39 (63.93%) Red Hat
2 9 (14.75%) Veritas
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle
4 5 (8.20%) Sun
5 3 (4.92%) VMware
5 3 (4.92%) IBM
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco
7 1 (1.64%) Juniper
7 1 (1.64%) NetApp
7 1 (1.64%) HP
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