The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 133 - 133
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% - 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% - 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50
Linux Systems 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
3137 2094 2903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.50% 92.86% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2031 1337 1701
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 162 251
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the South West region.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the South West region.

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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 - 2 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £325 - 1
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (64.71%) LDAP
3 19 (55.88%) Perl
4 16 (47.06%) DNS
4 16 (47.06%) Red Hat
4 16 (47.06%) Load Balancing
5 15 (44.12%) HTTP
6 14 (41.18%) SMTP
6 14 (41.18%) SSL
6 14 (41.18%) Cisco
6 14 (41.18%) Juniper
6 14 (41.18%) Internet
6 14 (41.18%) LPIC
6 14 (41.18%) Squid
6 14 (41.18%) CCENT
6 14 (41.18%) Zenoss
6 14 (41.18%) F5
7 12 (35.29%) Apache
8 11 (32.35%) ITIL
8 11 (32.35%) VMware
9 10 (29.41%) qmail
10 9 (26.47%) Ubuntu
10 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
10 9 (26.47%) Samba
10 9 (26.47%) MySQL
10 9 (26.47%) LAN
10 9 (26.47%) WAN
11 8 (23.53%) PHP
11 8 (23.53%) Debian
11 8 (23.53%) PostgreSQL

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (35.29%) Apache
2 5 (14.71%) nginx
2 5 (14.71%) Confluence
2 5 (14.71%) MediaWiki
3 3 (8.82%) Moodle
3 3 (8.82%) Drupal
4 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.94%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) LDAP
2 16 (47.06%) DNS
3 15 (44.12%) HTTP
4 14 (41.18%) Internet
4 14 (41.18%) SSL
4 14 (41.18%) SMTP
5 9 (26.47%) LAN
5 9 (26.47%) WAN
6 5 (14.71%) IPv6
6 5 (14.71%) OSPF
6 5 (14.71%) BGP
6 5 (14.71%) EIGRP
6 5 (14.71%) Firewall
6 5 (14.71%) IPsec
6 5 (14.71%) VPN
6 5 (14.71%) Network Security
7 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.76%) SAN
8 1 (2.94%) FTP
8 1 (2.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) MySQL
2 8 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Subversion
2 5 (14.71%) JIRA
2 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.71%) Hudson
2 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Banking
1 1 (2.94%) Retail
1 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Wiki
2 3 (8.82%) VLE
3 1 (2.94%) IPTV
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) FMCG
3 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) Ubuntu
3 8 (23.53%) Debian
3 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (17.65%) Solaris
4 6 (17.65%) CentOS
4 6 (17.65%) UNIX
5 5 (14.71%) Windows
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.76%) HPUX
7 3 (8.82%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (2.94%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Load Balancing
2 11 (32.35%) ITIL
3 8 (23.53%) DevOps
4 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
4 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.71%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (11.76%) Computer Security
6 2 (5.88%) Change Control
7 1 (2.94%) Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) Perl
2 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
3 8 (23.53%) PHP
4 6 (17.65%) Python
4 6 (17.65%) Java
4 6 (17.65%) Ruby
5 5 (14.71%) SQL
6 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 4 (11.76%) Korn
6 4 (11.76%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) LPIC
1 14 (41.18%) CCENT
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Squid
2 10 (29.41%) qmail
3 9 (26.47%) Samba
4 8 (23.53%) Postfix
4 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (14.71%) XenServer
6 4 (11.76%) Sendmail
7 3 (8.82%) NFS
7 3 (8.82%) Xen
7 3 (8.82%) KVM
8 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) Zenoss
2 6 (17.65%) Puppet
3 5 (14.71%) ZABBIX
4 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.94%) YUM
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Red Hat
2 14 (41.18%) Juniper
2 14 (41.18%) F5
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco
3 11 (32.35%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) Citrix
5 3 (8.82%) JBoss
6 1 (2.94%) HP