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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 244 224 225
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 23 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 10
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£375 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £296 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £483 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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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
9227 8947 7837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.70% 91.89% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5072 4916 3900
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 474 613
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.33 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Hampshire -4 8 £239 -31.78% 1
Surrey +4 6 £473 +43.18%
Oxfordshire - 4 £479 -
Berkshire +2 2 £363 -18.44% 1
Kent -12 2 £550 +44.26%
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (59.18%) Red Hat
3 24 (48.98%) UNIX
3 24 (48.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (32.65%) CentOS
4 16 (32.65%) Puppet
5 15 (30.61%) Python
5 15 (30.61%) Solaris
6 13 (26.53%) Bash Shell
7 11 (22.45%) Subversion
7 11 (22.45%) Veritas
7 11 (22.45%) Apache
8 10 (20.41%) Perl
8 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
9 9 (18.37%) Windows
9 9 (18.37%) MySQL
10 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
10 8 (16.33%) Nagios
10 8 (16.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (16.33%) DevOps
11 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
11 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
11 7 (14.29%) PHP
12 6 (12.24%) AIX
12 6 (12.24%) DNS
12 6 (12.24%) SAN
12 6 (12.24%) Sun
12 6 (12.24%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (22.45%) Apache
2 6 (12.24%) uWSGI
3 3 (6.12%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.04%) nginx
4 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.24%) SAN
2 6 (12.24%) SSH
2 6 (12.24%) DNS
3 5 (10.20%) VLAN
4 4 (8.16%) Firewall
4 4 (8.16%) LDAP
5 3 (6.12%) SMTP
5 3 (6.12%) FTP
5 3 (6.12%) HTTP
5 3 (6.12%) HTTPS
5 3 (6.12%) SSL
6 2 (4.08%) Multicast
7 1 (2.04%) IPv6
7 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.04%) VPN
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) MySQL
2 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.08%) DB2
4 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Redis
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Subversion
2 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Regular Expression
1 6 (12.24%) WSGI
2 1 (2.04%) beanstalkd
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) JMS
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Clustering
1 6 (12.24%) Wiki
2 1 (2.04%) HACMP
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.04%) AS400
2 1 (2.04%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (2.04%) Statistics
2 1 (2.04%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (48.98%) UNIX
2 24 (48.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (32.65%) CentOS
4 15 (30.61%) Solaris
5 9 (18.37%) Windows
6 6 (12.24%) AIX
6 6 (12.24%) Fedora
7 5 (10.20%) SUSE
8 4 (8.16%) Debian
9 2 (4.08%) HPUX
9 2 (4.08%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (4.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) DevOps
2 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (12.24%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.04%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.04%) Security Management
7 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.04%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.04%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.04%) Project Management
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL
7 1 (2.04%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) Python
2 13 (26.53%) Bash Shell
3 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
3 10 (20.41%) Perl
4 7 (14.29%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) Korn
5 1 (2.04%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) RHCT
2 5 (10.20%) RHCE
3 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Sun Certification
4 3 (6.12%) SCSA
5 2 (4.08%) Degree
6 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) RHCSA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (12.24%) Shibboleth
2 6 (12.24%) Postfix
3 4 (8.16%) qmail
4 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.12%) SpamAssassin
4 3 (6.12%) Veritas File System
5 2 (4.08%) Samba
5 2 (4.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.04%) NFS
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.04%) Firmware
6 1 (2.04%) vSphere
6 1 (2.04%) KVM
6 1 (2.04%) iptables
Systems Management
1 16 (32.65%) Puppet
2 8 (16.33%) Nagios
3 5 (10.20%) SELinux
4 2 (4.08%) YaST
4 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.04%) Cacti
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.04%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.04%) Ansible
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) Red Hat
2 11 (22.45%) Veritas
3 6 (12.24%) Sun
4 5 (10.20%) VMware
5 4 (8.16%) IBM
6 3 (6.12%) Oracle
7 1 (2.04%) Cognos
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) NetApp
7 1 (2.04%) Symantec
7 1 (2.04%) Percona