The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 232 228 232
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 12 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 11
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£350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £293 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8317 7813 8982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.97% 92.67% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4023 4109
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 553 641
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Linux Systems Administrator
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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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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
Kent - 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire -5 2 £425 -5.55% 2
Berkshire +3 1 - - 5
East Sussex - 1 £300 - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Linux Systems Administrator
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (57.69%) Red Hat
3 13 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (42.31%) MySQL
5 9 (34.62%) Nagios
5 9 (34.62%) VMware
6 8 (30.77%) Debian
6 8 (30.77%) Windows
6 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
7 7 (26.92%) Ruby
7 7 (26.92%) PHP
8 6 (23.08%) Python
8 6 (23.08%) DNS
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
9 5 (19.23%) ZABBIX
9 5 (19.23%) Cacti
9 5 (19.23%) Apache
9 5 (19.23%) UNIX
10 4 (15.38%) Solaris
10 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
10 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
11 3 (11.54%) Subversion
11 3 (11.54%) LDAP
11 3 (11.54%) DHCP
11 3 (11.54%) Perl
11 3 (11.54%) Puppet
12 2 (7.69%) Cobbler

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (19.23%) Apache
2 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) Drupal
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) LDAP
2 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) HTTP
3 2 (7.69%) Kerberos
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) SSH
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) SSL
4 1 (3.85%) SNMP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) MySQL
2 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Maven
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.85%) Trac
2 1 (3.85%) Ant
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (30.77%) Debian
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (19.23%) UNIX
5 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
6 4 (15.38%) Solaris
7 1 (3.85%) AIX
7 1 (3.85%) HPUX
7 1 (3.85%) FreeBSD
7 1 (3.85%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
1 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
1 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (3.85%) UML
2 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 7 (26.92%) PHP
2 7 (26.92%) Ruby
3 6 (23.08%) Python
4 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (11.54%) Perl
6 2 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (3.85%) Java
7 1 (3.85%) AWK
7 1 (3.85%) Korn
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CCNA
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) MCSA
2 1 (3.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Squid
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (3.85%) Samba
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Varnish
2 1 (3.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Nagios
2 5 (19.23%) ZABBIX
2 5 (19.23%) Cacti
3 3 (11.54%) Puppet
4 2 (7.69%) Cobbler
5 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Red Hat
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase
3 1 (3.85%) HP
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