The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Linux Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
England / South West
Rank 134 141 124
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 2 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.074% 0.13% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.14% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 17
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £8.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -61.78%

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2570 2882 3030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.11% 96.26% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1682 1917 1919
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 165 160
Median hourly rate £38.25 £32.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Administrator across the South West region.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator across the South West region.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +7 1 £400 +37.93% 1
Gloucestershire +1 1 - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Linux Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
3 8 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (63.64%) Puppet
5 6 (54.55%) Middleware
6 5 (45.45%) JBoss
6 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
7 4 (36.36%) Apache
7 4 (36.36%) CentOS
7 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
7 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (27.27%) DevOps
9 2 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (18.18%) Python
9 2 (18.18%) Perl
9 2 (18.18%) Oracle
9 2 (18.18%) Debian
10 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
10 1 (9.09%) ITIL
10 1 (9.09%) Unix
10 1 (9.09%) Gluster
10 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
10 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (9.09%) Ansible
10 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
10 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) JBoss
1 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
2 4 (36.36%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (36.36%) CentOS
4 2 (18.18%) Debian
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Puppet
2 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (9.09%) Ansible
3 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle