The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 124 116 133
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 19 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.089% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.096% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
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£315 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.01% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
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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 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
3137 2094 2903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.50% 92.86% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2031 1337 1701
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 162 251
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Devon -10 9 £315 -7.35% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 -
Bristol - 1 £325 - 1
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Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Linux 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 Administrator in their job title.

1 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (51.85%) Red Hat
3 27 (50.00%) Perl
4 26 (48.15%) LDAP
5 24 (44.44%) Apache
6 22 (40.74%) DNS
6 22 (40.74%) VMware
7 18 (33.33%) Squid
7 18 (33.33%) HTTP
7 18 (33.33%) Cisco
7 18 (33.33%) SMTP
8 17 (31.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (29.63%) Load Balancing
10 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (25.93%) Zenoss
10 14 (25.93%) qmail
10 14 (25.93%) F5
10 14 (25.93%) SSL
10 14 (25.93%) Juniper
10 14 (25.93%) Internet
10 14 (25.93%) CCENT
10 14 (25.93%) LPIC
11 13 (24.07%) Bash Shell
11 13 (24.07%) CentOS
12 12 (22.22%) MySQL
12 12 (22.22%) Windows
13 11 (20.37%) ITIL
13 11 (20.37%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (20.37%) Samba
13 11 (20.37%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Linux 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 Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (44.44%) Apache
2 8 (14.81%) IIS
3 6 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 5 (9.26%) nginx
4 5 (9.26%) Confluence
4 5 (9.26%) MediaWiki
5 3 (5.56%) Moodle
5 3 (5.56%) Drupal
6 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.85%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Summit
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (48.15%) LDAP
2 22 (40.74%) DNS
3 18 (33.33%) SMTP
3 18 (33.33%) HTTP
4 14 (25.93%) Internet
4 14 (25.93%) SSL
5 9 (16.67%) LAN
5 9 (16.67%) WAN
6 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
7 7 (12.96%) SNMP
8 5 (9.26%) VPN
8 5 (9.26%) OSPF
8 5 (9.26%) BGP
8 5 (9.26%) EIGRP
8 5 (9.26%) Firewall
8 5 (9.26%) IPsec
8 5 (9.26%) IPv6
8 5 (9.26%) SAN
8 5 (9.26%) Network Security
9 4 (7.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) MySQL
2 11 (20.37%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.85%) Ingres
5 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.85%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Subversion
2 5 (9.26%) JIRA
2 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.26%) Hudson
2 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
1 2 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Electronics
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) LAMP
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) CGI
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) JDBC
3 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.85%) DAO
3 1 (1.85%) Laravel
3 1 (1.85%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Wiki
2 3 (5.56%) Open Source
2 3 (5.56%) VLE
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) IPTV
4 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) DTV
4 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (31.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (24.07%) CentOS
4 12 (22.22%) Windows
5 9 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 8 (14.81%) Debian
7 7 (12.96%) UNIX
7 7 (12.96%) Solaris
8 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (7.41%) HPUX
10 3 (5.56%) Scientific Linux
10 3 (5.56%) SELinux
11 1 (1.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Load Balancing
2 11 (20.37%) ITIL
2 11 (20.37%) DevOps
3 5 (9.26%) Data Modelling
3 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (9.26%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.41%) Computer Security
4 4 (7.41%) OO
5 3 (5.56%) Migration
5 3 (5.56%) Change Control
5 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.85%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.85%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.85%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.85%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.85%) MVC
7 1 (1.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.00%) Perl
2 13 (24.07%) Bash Shell
3 10 (18.52%) Ruby
4 9 (16.67%) Python
4 9 (16.67%) PHP
5 8 (14.81%) Java
5 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
6 6 (11.11%) SQL
7 5 (9.26%) Korn
8 4 (7.41%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) LPIC
1 14 (25.93%) CCENT
2 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 18 (33.33%) Squid
2 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (25.93%) qmail
3 11 (20.37%) Samba
4 9 (16.67%) NFS
5 8 (14.81%) Postfix
6 5 (9.26%) Sendmail
6 5 (9.26%) XenServer
7 3 (5.56%) Xen
7 3 (5.56%) KVM
8 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
8 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) Zenoss
2 9 (16.67%) Puppet
3 5 (9.26%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (3.70%) YUM
4 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (51.85%) Red Hat
2 22 (40.74%) VMware
3 18 (33.33%) Cisco
4 14 (25.93%) Juniper
4 14 (25.93%) F5
5 6 (11.11%) JBoss
6 5 (9.26%) Citrix
6 5 (9.26%) NetApp
7 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.85%) HP
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle
8 1 (1.85%) SAP
8 1 (1.85%) Remedy