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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 113 108 128
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 29 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.91% 0.045% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.048% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £340 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -4.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £340 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £340 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +2.36%
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
2964 2072 2911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 92.83% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1282 1706
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Gloucestershire - 7 £390 -
Bristol - 5 £291 - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 59 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (50.85%) Red Hat
2 30 (50.85%) Perl
3 27 (45.76%) Apache
3 27 (45.76%) LDAP
4 23 (38.98%) VMware
5 22 (37.29%) DNS
6 19 (32.20%) SMTP
7 18 (30.51%) HTTP
7 18 (30.51%) Cisco
7 18 (30.51%) Squid
8 17 (28.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (28.81%) Bash Shell
9 16 (27.12%) Load Balancing
9 16 (27.12%) MySQL
10 15 (25.42%) Windows
10 15 (25.42%) Internet
11 14 (23.73%) Juniper
11 14 (23.73%) SSL
11 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (23.73%) CCENT
11 14 (23.73%) Zenoss
11 14 (23.73%) qmail
11 14 (23.73%) LPIC
11 14 (23.73%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (23.73%) F5
11 14 (23.73%) DevOps
12 13 (22.03%) Samba
12 13 (22.03%) CentOS
13 12 (20.34%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (45.76%) Apache
2 8 (13.56%) IIS
3 7 (11.86%) nginx
4 6 (10.17%) Confluence
4 6 (10.17%) MediaWiki
4 6 (10.17%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.08%) Drupal
5 3 (5.08%) Moodle
6 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.69%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Summit
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (45.76%) LDAP
2 22 (37.29%) DNS
3 19 (32.20%) SMTP
4 18 (30.51%) HTTP
5 15 (25.42%) Internet
6 14 (23.73%) SSL
7 11 (18.64%) LAN
7 11 (18.64%) WAN
8 9 (15.25%) SNMP
8 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
9 7 (11.86%) VPN
9 7 (11.86%) Firewall
10 6 (10.17%) Network Security
10 6 (10.17%) IPsec
10 6 (10.17%) OSPF
10 6 (10.17%) BGP
10 6 (10.17%) EIGRP
10 6 (10.17%) IPv6
11 5 (8.47%) SAN
11 5 (8.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.12%) MySQL
2 14 (23.73%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Subversion
2 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.17%) Hudson
3 6 (10.17%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.39%) Finance
1 2 (3.39%) Marketing
2 1 (1.69%) Electronics
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
2 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) LAMP
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) CSS
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) HTML5
2 1 (1.69%) CSS3
2 1 (1.69%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Wiki
2 5 (8.47%) Open Source
3 3 (5.08%) VLE
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) DTV
4 1 (1.69%) FMCG
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) IPTV
4 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (28.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (25.42%) Windows
4 13 (22.03%) CentOS
5 10 (16.95%) Ubuntu
6 9 (15.25%) Debian
7 8 (13.56%) UNIX
7 8 (13.56%) Solaris
8 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (8.47%) HPUX
10 3 (5.08%) SELinux
10 3 (5.08%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Load Balancing
2 14 (23.73%) DevOps
3 11 (18.64%) ITIL
4 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.17%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.17%) Data Modelling
5 6 (10.17%) OO
6 5 (8.47%) Problem Management
7 4 (6.78%) Computer Security
8 2 (3.39%) Change Control
8 2 (3.39%) Migration
8 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.69%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.69%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.69%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.69%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) Perl
2 17 (28.81%) Bash Shell
3 12 (20.34%) Ruby
3 12 (20.34%) Python
4 10 (16.95%) PHP
4 10 (16.95%) Shell Script
5 8 (13.56%) Java
6 6 (10.17%) SQL
7 5 (8.47%) Korn
7 5 (8.47%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.69%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) CCENT
1 14 (23.73%) LPIC
2 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
2 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) CCNA
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (30.51%) Squid
2 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (23.73%) qmail
3 13 (22.03%) Samba
4 10 (16.95%) Postfix
5 8 (13.56%) NFS
6 6 (10.17%) XenServer
7 5 (8.47%) Sendmail
8 3 (5.08%) Xen
8 3 (5.08%) KVM
9 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) Zenoss
2 10 (16.95%) Puppet
3 6 (10.17%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (3.39%) YUM
4 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (50.85%) Red Hat
2 23 (38.98%) VMware
3 18 (30.51%) Cisco
4 14 (23.73%) Juniper
4 14 (23.73%) F5
5 6 (10.17%) Citrix
5 6 (10.17%) JBoss
6 5 (8.47%) NetApp
7 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.69%) HP
8 1 (1.69%) Remedy
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle
8 1 (1.69%) SAP