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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 128 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 17 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
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£325 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.63 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.58% +87.50%
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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
3097 2165 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.05% 91.66% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 1353 1425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 185 194
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £34.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 - 5 £240 -
Bristol - 4 £310 -
Gloucestershire -18 1 - -
Somerset - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (57.89%) VMware
3 20 (52.63%) Apache
4 19 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 15 (39.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (36.84%) CentOS
7 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
7 11 (28.95%) JBoss
8 10 (26.32%) Tomcat
8 10 (26.32%) Java
8 10 (26.32%) SELinux
9 9 (23.68%) Perl
9 9 (23.68%) UNIX
9 9 (23.68%) DNS
10 8 (21.05%) Python
10 8 (21.05%) yum
10 8 (21.05%) Puppet
11 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (18.42%) Ruby
11 7 (18.42%) WebSphere
11 7 (18.42%) Solaris
11 7 (18.42%) HTTP
12 6 (15.79%) NFS
13 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
13 5 (13.16%) LDAP
13 5 (13.16%) IIS
13 5 (13.16%) Samba
14 4 (10.53%) SAN
14 4 (10.53%) Web Services
14 4 (10.53%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (52.63%) Apache
2 11 (28.95%) JBoss
3 10 (26.32%) Tomcat
4 7 (18.42%) WebSphere
5 5 (13.16%) IIS
6 2 (5.26%) Drupal
6 2 (5.26%) Moodle
6 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) HTTP
3 5 (13.16%) LDAP
4 4 (10.53%) SAN
4 4 (10.53%) SMTP
5 3 (7.89%) SSH
6 2 (5.26%) Internet
6 2 (5.26%) HTTPS
6 2 (5.26%) SSL
6 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.26%) FTP
6 2 (5.26%) VLAN
6 2 (5.26%) PuTTY
7 1 (2.63%) LAN
7 1 (2.63%) WAN
7 1 (2.63%) SNMP
7 1 (2.63%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.26%) Ingres
2 2 (5.26%) JasperReports
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
1 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (5.26%) PHPUnit
1 2 (5.26%) Maven
1 2 (5.26%) Subversion
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) CGI
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) JDBC
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) Laravel
2 2 (5.26%) DAO
2 2 (5.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Clustering
1 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
1 2 (5.26%) VLE
2 1 (2.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (39.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (36.84%) CentOS
4 9 (23.68%) UNIX
5 7 (18.42%) Solaris
6 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.26%) Debian
7 2 (5.26%) Windows
7 2 (5.26%) VMS
7 2 (5.26%) Scientific Linux
7 2 (5.26%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.63%) HPUX
8 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.53%) Change Control
1 4 (10.53%) Migration
1 4 (10.53%) DevOps
2 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
2 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (7.89%) ITIL
2 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.26%) MVC
3 2 (5.26%) Validation
3 2 (5.26%) OO
3 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.63%) Scrum
4 1 (2.63%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
2 10 (26.32%) Java
3 9 (23.68%) Perl
4 8 (21.05%) Python
5 7 (18.42%) Ruby
6 4 (10.53%) PHP
7 3 (7.89%) Korn
7 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.26%) SQL
8 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.63%) Bourne shell
9 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) CCENT
3 2 (5.26%) LPIC
3 2 (5.26%) RHCSA
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
1 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.63%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.79%) NFS
3 5 (13.16%) Samba
4 4 (10.53%) Sendmail
5 3 (7.89%) Squid
5 3 (7.89%) qmail
5 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
6 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.26%) Postfix
6 2 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (5.26%) Xen
6 2 (5.26%) KVM
7 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) SELinux
2 8 (21.05%) yum
2 8 (21.05%) Puppet
3 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.26%) ZABBIX
4 2 (5.26%) Zenoss
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (5.26%) logstash
4 2 (5.26%) Ansible
4 2 (5.26%) Salt
5 1 (2.63%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) VMware
2 19 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) NetApp
4 2 (5.26%) Juniper
4 2 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) Remedy
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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