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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 248 238 224
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 22 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 9
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£335 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.58% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £463 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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
Surrey - 10 £330 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Oxfordshire -22 3 £363 -14.70% 2
Berkshire -4 2 £395 +97.50% 3
Middlesex - 2 £338 -
Hampshire -8 1 £388 +3.33% 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (74.47%) Red Hat
3 23 (48.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (42.55%) UNIX
5 18 (38.30%) Python
6 17 (36.17%) Shell Script
7 15 (31.91%) Puppet
7 15 (31.91%) Bash Shell
8 13 (27.66%) Finance
9 12 (25.53%) Ruby
10 10 (21.28%) VMware
11 9 (19.15%) SAN
11 9 (19.15%) Solaris
11 9 (19.15%) Windows
11 9 (19.15%) Perl
11 9 (19.15%) Oracle
11 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
11 9 (19.15%) DevOps
11 9 (19.15%) Data Centre
12 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
12 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (14.89%) Nagios
13 7 (14.89%) Veritas
14 6 (12.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (12.77%) CentOS
15 5 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
15 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
15 5 (10.64%) Clustering
15 5 (10.64%) Apache
16 4 (8.51%) Tomcat

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (10.64%) Apache
2 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) SAN
2 4 (8.51%) DNS
3 3 (6.38%) Firewall
3 3 (6.38%) NAS
4 2 (4.26%) SSH
4 2 (4.26%) FTP
5 1 (2.13%) HTTP
5 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.13%) SSL
5 1 (2.13%) LDAP
5 1 (2.13%) SMTP
5 1 (2.13%) DHCP
5 1 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
2 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
2 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.51%) RSpec
4 3 (6.38%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.64%) Clustering
3 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.13%) Statistics
4 1 (2.13%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (48.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (42.55%) UNIX
4 9 (19.15%) Windows
4 9 (19.15%) Solaris
5 6 (12.77%) CentOS
6 3 (6.38%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.38%) VMS
7 2 (4.26%) SUSE
7 2 (4.26%) Fedora
7 2 (4.26%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) Debian
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) DevOps
2 5 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.38%) Change Management
3 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.26%) Identity Management
4 2 (4.26%) Migration
4 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.26%) Open Source
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.13%) Change Control
5 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.13%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.13%) Server Building
5 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) Python
2 17 (36.17%) Shell Script
3 15 (31.91%) Bash Shell
4 12 (25.53%) Ruby
5 9 (19.15%) Perl
6 4 (8.51%) SQL
6 4 (8.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) RHCE
3 1 (2.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (8.51%) KVM
2 4 (8.51%) VMware ESX
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.38%) iptables
4 2 (4.26%) Samba
4 2 (4.26%) Veritas File System
4 2 (4.26%) Postfix
5 1 (2.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Firmware
5 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.13%) qmail
5 1 (2.13%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (2.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 15 (31.91%) Puppet
2 7 (14.89%) Nagios
3 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.26%) SELinux
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.13%) Cacti
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.13%) Hyperic
4 1 (2.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (74.47%) Red Hat
2 10 (21.28%) VMware
3 9 (19.15%) Oracle
4 7 (14.89%) Veritas
5 4 (8.51%) Symantec
6 2 (4.26%) EMC
6 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 2 (4.26%) Sun
6 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) Juniper
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
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