The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 242 232 211
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 15 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.059% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.064% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 13
Average daily rate
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£268 £325 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.69% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £312 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £440 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +87.50%
Linux Systems 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
9046 7839 7738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.24% 91.96% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4999 4158 3740
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 449 657
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the South East region.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the South East region.

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
Oxfordshire - 7 £263 - 1
Berkshire +4 4 £325 -0.38% 1
Hampshire -20 1 £260 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 8 (29.63%) UNIX
4 8 (29.63%) Bash Shell
5 7 (25.93%) Puppet
5 7 (25.93%) Apache
6 6 (22.22%) Python
6 6 (22.22%) Subversion
6 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.81%) CentOS
7 4 (14.81%) DevOps
7 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
7 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
7 4 (14.81%) RHCT
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) Nagios
7 4 (14.81%) Perl
7 4 (14.81%) PHP
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL
8 3 (11.11%) DNS
8 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 3 (11.11%) SAN
8 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (11.11%) VLAN
8 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (7.41%) KVM
9 2 (7.41%) Ansible

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (25.93%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) uWSGI
2 2 (7.41%) Drupal
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
1 3 (11.11%) VLAN
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) LDAP
3 1 (3.70%) SMTP
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) SNMP
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Subversion
2 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.70%) Ant
4 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) Trac
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) WSGI
1 2 (7.41%) REST
1 2 (7.41%) Regular Expression
1 2 (7.41%) LAMP
1 2 (7.41%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) Java SE
2 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Wiki
2 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (29.63%) UNIX
4 4 (14.81%) CentOS
5 2 (7.41%) Solaris
5 2 (7.41%) Windows
5 2 (7.41%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) HPUX
6 1 (3.70%) FreeBSD
6 1 (3.70%) SUSE
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) DevOps
1 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (7.41%) Scrum
3 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Bash Shell
2 6 (22.22%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Perl
3 4 (14.81%) PHP
4 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) AWK
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) RHCT
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) RHCE
3 1 (3.70%) Sun Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SCSA
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) KVM
1 2 (7.41%) Shibboleth
2 1 (3.70%) NFS
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Samba
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
2 1 (3.70%) vCloud
2 1 (3.70%) Postfix
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
2 1 (3.70%) Veritas File System
2 1 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Puppet
2 4 (14.81%) Nagios
3 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (7.41%) Ansible
4 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Veritas
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Sun
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) Altiris
3 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
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