The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 107 108 130
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 35 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.15% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £310 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £342 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2832 1998 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.13% 93.32% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1220 1726
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 134 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Linux Administrator
England

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 1 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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 12 £390 - 3
Bristol -17 7 £325 +4.83%
Somerset - 1 £413 -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (52.46%) Red Hat
3 30 (49.18%) Perl
4 29 (47.54%) LDAP
5 25 (40.98%) Apache
6 23 (37.70%) VMware
7 22 (36.07%) DNS
8 19 (31.15%) SMTP
9 18 (29.51%) Cisco
9 18 (29.51%) Squid
9 18 (29.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (27.87%) Load Balancing
10 17 (27.87%) Bash Shell
11 16 (26.23%) HTTP
11 16 (26.23%) MySQL
11 16 (26.23%) Windows
12 15 (24.59%) Internet
12 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (24.59%) CentOS
13 14 (22.95%) CCENT
13 14 (22.95%) Zenoss
13 14 (22.95%) qmail
13 14 (22.95%) LPIC
13 14 (22.95%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (22.95%) Juniper
13 14 (22.95%) SSL
13 14 (22.95%) F5
13 14 (22.95%) DevOps
14 13 (21.31%) Samba
15 12 (19.67%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 25 (40.98%) Apache
2 7 (11.48%) nginx
3 6 (9.84%) Confluence
3 6 (9.84%) MediaWiki
3 6 (9.84%) IIS
4 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.92%) Drupal
5 3 (4.92%) Moodle
6 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.64%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.64%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (47.54%) LDAP
2 22 (36.07%) DNS
3 19 (31.15%) SMTP
4 16 (26.23%) HTTP
5 15 (24.59%) Internet
6 14 (22.95%) SSL
7 11 (18.03%) LAN
7 11 (18.03%) WAN
8 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
9 9 (14.75%) SNMP
10 8 (13.11%) Firewall
11 7 (11.48%) VPN
12 6 (9.84%) IPsec
12 6 (9.84%) OSPF
12 6 (9.84%) BGP
12 6 (9.84%) EIGRP
12 6 (9.84%) IPv6
12 6 (9.84%) Network Security
13 5 (8.20%) SSH
13 5 (8.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) MySQL
2 14 (22.95%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Subversion
2 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.84%) Hudson
3 6 (9.84%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.28%) Finance
1 2 (3.28%) Marketing
2 1 (1.64%) Electronics
2 1 (1.64%) Banking
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
2 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) LAMP
2 1 (1.64%) CSS
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) HTML5
2 1 (1.64%) CSS3
2 1 (1.64%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Wiki
2 5 (8.20%) Open Source
3 3 (4.92%) VLE
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) DTV
4 1 (1.64%) FMCG
4 1 (1.64%) IPTV
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (29.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (26.23%) Windows
4 15 (24.59%) CentOS
5 12 (19.67%) Ubuntu
6 11 (18.03%) Debian
7 10 (16.39%) Solaris
8 8 (13.11%) UNIX
9 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (8.20%) HPUX
11 3 (4.92%) SELinux
11 3 (4.92%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Load Balancing
2 14 (22.95%) DevOps
3 12 (19.67%) ITIL
4 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (9.84%) Data Modelling
5 6 (9.84%) OO
5 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.20%) Problem Management
7 4 (6.56%) Computer Security
8 2 (3.28%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.28%) Change Control
8 2 (3.28%) Migration
8 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.64%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.64%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.64%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.64%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) Perl
2 17 (27.87%) Bash Shell
3 12 (19.67%) Ruby
3 12 (19.67%) Python
4 10 (16.39%) PHP
4 10 (16.39%) Shell Script
5 8 (13.11%) Java
6 6 (9.84%) SQL
7 5 (8.20%) Korn
7 5 (8.20%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.64%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) CCENT
1 14 (22.95%) LPIC
2 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
2 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) CCNA
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) Squid
2 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (22.95%) qmail
4 13 (21.31%) Samba
5 10 (16.39%) Postfix
5 10 (16.39%) NFS
6 6 (9.84%) XenServer
7 5 (8.20%) Sendmail
8 3 (4.92%) Xen
8 3 (4.92%) KVM
9 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) Zenoss
2 10 (16.39%) Puppet
3 6 (9.84%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (3.28%) YUM
4 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) Red Hat
2 23 (37.70%) VMware
3 18 (29.51%) Cisco
4 14 (22.95%) Juniper
4 14 (22.95%) F5
5 6 (9.84%) JBoss
5 6 (9.84%) Citrix
6 5 (8.20%) NetApp
7 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.64%) HP
8 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.64%) Remedy
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle
8 1 (1.64%) SAP
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