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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
England / South West
Rank 125 132 119
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 5 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.17% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 12
Median daily rate £308 £375 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £299 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £395 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £339 £340
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -61.53%

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
2468 2765 2904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.51% 95.64% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1615 1873 1865
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £248 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 161 178
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 January 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
Wiltshire - 3 £215 -
Gloucestershire -1 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £400 - 1
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 9 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (57.14%) Puppet
5 6 (42.86%) Middleware
6 5 (35.71%) JBoss
6 5 (35.71%) Tomcat
7 4 (28.57%) Apache
7 4 (28.57%) Unix
7 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
7 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (28.57%) CentOS
8 3 (21.43%) DevOps
9 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (14.29%) Ansible
9 2 (14.29%) Python
9 2 (14.29%) Perl
9 2 (14.29%) Oracle
9 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
9 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
9 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (14.29%) Debian
10 1 (7.14%) Clustering
10 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
10 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (7.14%) Ruby
10 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
10 1 (7.14%) Network Security

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 (35.71%) JBoss
1 5 (35.71%) Tomcat
2 4 (28.57%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) CentOS
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) DevOps
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Compliance Audit
2 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Puppet
2 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (14.29%) Ansible
4 1 (7.14%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas