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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 136 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 11 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 1.11% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 1.19% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 30 5
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£328 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.02% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Linux Administrator
England

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
2901 2680 1922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.88% 92.89% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1762 1150
Average daily rate £374 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 165 127
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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 6 July 2015. 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
Bristol -2 5 £325 - 2
Gloucestershire -21 4 £425 +8.97% 1
Wiltshire +2 2 £400 +45.45% 2
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (58.06%) Python
3 16 (51.61%) Red Hat
4 15 (48.39%) Puppet
5 13 (41.94%) VMware
5 13 (41.94%) CentOS
6 9 (29.03%) Subversion
6 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
6 9 (29.03%) Tomcat
6 9 (29.03%) Perl
6 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
7 8 (25.81%) Bash Shell
7 8 (25.81%) Apache
7 8 (25.81%) DNS
7 8 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
8 7 (22.58%) UNIX
9 6 (19.35%) Windows
9 6 (19.35%) MySQL
9 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
9 6 (19.35%) vSphere
10 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (16.13%) RHCE
10 5 (16.13%) Oracle
10 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.13%) JBoss
10 5 (16.13%) Change Management
10 5 (16.13%) Migration
10 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 9 (29.03%) Tomcat
2 8 (25.81%) Apache
3 5 (16.13%) JBoss
4 4 (12.90%) IBM Notes
4 4 (12.90%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (12.90%) IIS
4 4 (12.90%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (12.90%) Hadoop
3 4 (12.90%) MarkLogic
3 4 (12.90%) Apache Accumulo
3 4 (12.90%) Impala
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Subversion
1 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
1 4 (12.90%) GraphX
2 3 (9.68%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (41.94%) CentOS
3 8 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (22.58%) UNIX
5 6 (19.35%) Windows
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.90%) Fedora
7 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
7 3 (9.68%) Debian
7 3 (9.68%) VMS
8 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.23%) AIX
8 1 (3.23%) HPUX
8 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
2 5 (16.13%) Change Management
2 5 (16.13%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) High Availability
3 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps
4 2 (6.45%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.23%) Web Development
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) Python
2 9 (29.03%) Perl
3 8 (25.81%) Bash Shell
4 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.90%) Ruby
5 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (12.90%) C
5 4 (12.90%) SQL
6 3 (9.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) RHCE
1 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
1 6 (19.35%) vSphere
2 4 (12.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (12.90%) HDFS
3 3 (9.68%) Xen
4 2 (6.45%) Firmware
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (48.39%) Puppet
2 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (12.90%) Vagrant
2 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.90%) Ansible
3 3 (9.68%) Ganeti
3 3 (9.68%) Bcfg2
4 2 (6.45%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Red Hat
2 13 (41.94%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle
4 4 (12.90%) NetApp
4 4 (12.90%) Lotus
5 3 (9.68%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Cloudera
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco
6 2 (6.45%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.23%) Rackspace
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