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 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 System Administrator
Rank 228 238 232
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 23 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £306 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.77% -27.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £261 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Linux Systems 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
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 8 £490 -
Surrey +18 6 £388 -
Hampshire +3 6 £319 -8.92% 3
East Sussex -11 2 - - 4
Berkshire +3 1 - - 5
Kent 0 1 - - 1
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems 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 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 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (68.63%) Red Hat
3 24 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (47.06%) Bash Shell
4 23 (45.10%) UNIX
4 23 (45.10%) Python
5 18 (35.29%) Shell Script
6 17 (33.33%) Puppet
7 15 (29.41%) Solaris
8 14 (27.45%) Windows
9 13 (25.49%) CentOS
10 11 (21.57%) Subversion
10 11 (21.57%) Apache
10 11 (21.57%) Perl
10 11 (21.57%) Nagios
11 10 (19.61%) MySQL
12 9 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
12 9 (17.65%) DevOps
13 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
13 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
14 6 (11.76%) Veritas
14 6 (11.76%) SAN
14 6 (11.76%) Firewall
14 6 (11.76%) Oracle
14 6 (11.76%) PHP
14 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
14 6 (11.76%) Wiki
14 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (11.76%) RHCT

Linux Systems 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 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 11 (21.57%) Apache
2 6 (11.76%) uWSGI
3 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (3.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) SAN
1 6 (11.76%) Firewall
1 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.80%) VLAN
3 4 (7.84%) DNS
3 4 (7.84%) LDAP
4 3 (5.88%) NAS
4 3 (5.88%) SSH
5 2 (3.92%) SSL
6 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.96%) SMTP
6 1 (1.96%) FTP
6 1 (1.96%) HTTP
6 1 (1.96%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) MySQL
2 9 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Subversion
2 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.92%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) WSGI
1 6 (11.76%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.96%) JMS
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Wiki
1 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.88%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (3.92%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.96%) Statistics
4 1 (1.96%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (45.10%) UNIX
4 15 (29.41%) Solaris
5 14 (27.45%) Windows
6 13 (25.49%) CentOS
7 5 (9.80%) Fedora
7 5 (9.80%) AIX
8 4 (7.84%) SUSE
9 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.96%) VMS
10 1 (1.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) DevOps
2 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
3 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.92%) Project Management
6 2 (3.92%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.92%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.92%) CRM
6 2 (3.92%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.92%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.96%) Server Building
7 1 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.96%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.96%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.96%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) Bash Shell
2 23 (45.10%) Python
3 18 (35.29%) Shell Script
4 11 (21.57%) Perl
5 6 (11.76%) PHP
6 4 (7.84%) Java
7 2 (3.92%) SQL
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) RHCT
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) SCSA
3 3 (5.88%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.96%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Shibboleth
2 5 (9.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.84%) KVM
4 3 (5.88%) Veritas File System
5 2 (3.92%) Samba
6 1 (1.96%) iptables
6 1 (1.96%) SpamAssassin
6 1 (1.96%) vSphere
6 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.96%) qmail
6 1 (1.96%) Postfix
6 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (33.33%) Puppet
2 11 (21.57%) Nagios
3 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.96%) Ansible
4 1 (1.96%) SELinux
4 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.96%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.96%) Cacti
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (68.63%) Red Hat
2 6 (11.76%) Veritas
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) Sun
4 3 (5.88%) VMware
4 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) NetApp
Hungerford, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + TBA
Posted: 3 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago