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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 226 233 194
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 23 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.036% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.039% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 19
Average daily rate
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£275 £401 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.46% +14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £322 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.53% -6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - £16.00
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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
8378 7708 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.36% 91.51% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4519 4013 3379
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 452 616
Average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 January 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 January 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
Oxfordshire - 13 £263 - 1
East Sussex - 3 - - 1
Berkshire +4 2 £328 +8.42% 1
Hampshire -19 2 £268 -46.50% 1
Surrey - 2 £460 - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Linux Systems Administrator
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 15 (50.00%) UNIX
4 13 (43.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (43.33%) Bash Shell
4 13 (43.33%) Puppet
5 12 (40.00%) Apache
6 11 (36.67%) Python
6 11 (36.67%) Subversion
7 8 (26.67%) PHP
7 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
7 8 (26.67%) DevOps
7 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (23.33%) MySQL
8 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
9 6 (20.00%) Nagios
9 6 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (20.00%) Perl
9 6 (20.00%) AIX
9 6 (20.00%) RHCT
9 6 (20.00%) Wiki
9 6 (20.00%) CentOS
9 6 (20.00%) Shibboleth
9 6 (20.00%) uWSGI
9 6 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (20.00%) WSGI
9 6 (20.00%) Regular Expression
10 5 (16.67%) VLAN
10 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 12 (40.00%) Apache
2 6 (20.00%) uWSGI
3 3 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) VLAN
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (16.67%) SAN
2 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 3 (10.00%) LDAP
4 1 (3.33%) SSL
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) MySQL
2 6 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Subversion
2 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) WSGI
1 6 (20.00%) Regular Expression
2 2 (6.67%) REST
2 2 (6.67%) LAMP
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) JMS
3 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Wiki
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (3.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (50.00%) UNIX
3 13 (43.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (20.00%) AIX
4 6 (20.00%) CentOS
5 5 (16.67%) Solaris
6 4 (13.33%) Windows
7 3 (10.00%) SUSE
8 1 (3.33%) HPUX
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) DevOps
1 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) Security Management
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Bash Shell
2 11 (36.67%) Python
3 8 (26.67%) PHP
4 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
5 6 (20.00%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) RHCT
2 3 (10.00%) Sun Certification
2 3 (10.00%) SCSA
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.33%) RHCE
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Shibboleth
2 3 (10.00%) Veritas File System
2 3 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (6.67%) KVM
3 2 (6.67%) Samba
4 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) NFS
4 1 (3.33%) Postfix
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) Puppet
2 6 (20.00%) Nagios
3 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.67%) Vagrant
4 2 (6.67%) Ansible
4 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (13.33%) Veritas
2 4 (13.33%) IBM
3 3 (10.00%) Sun
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Cognos
5 1 (3.33%) Altiris
5 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat