The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 471 476 439
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 123 124 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 84 88
Average daily rate
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£340 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £374 £310
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +20.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.75 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England -14 109 £337 -10.13% 60
London -32 25 £350 -6.66% 29
South East -6 23 £350 +6.06% 9
South West +3 20 £290 -28.61% 4
East of England +38 18 £275 -29.03% 10
Cambridgeshire +18 14 £288 -25.80% 3
Cambridge +8 12 £288 -25.80% 2
Bristol +10 10 £290 -31.76% 2
North West -16 10 £338 - 6
Hampshire -5 9 £240 -31.42%
City of London +5 7 £340 -9.33% 10
Manchester -12 6 £381 +45.23% 4
Yorkshire -13 6 £345 -27.36% 1
Devon - 6 £313 -
Exeter - 6 £313 -
Scotland +9 5 £350 +218.18% 1
Surrey +1 5 £425 +28.78%
West Yorkshire -8 5 £313 -34.21% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £479 - 3
Farnborough - 5 £238 -
East Midlands +7 4 £388 -3.12% 1
West Midlands -11 3 £310 -
Glasgow - 3 £325 -
Leeds - 3 £280 - 1
Luton - 3 £175 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £175 - 3
Somerset +10 2 £250 -39.39%
Bath +5 2 £250 -39.39%
Edinburgh +3 2 £375 +240.90%
North East -3 2 £450 -

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 260 (100.00%) Linux
2 128 (49.23%) Red Hat
3 112 (43.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 90 (34.62%) Puppet
5 83 (31.92%) UNIX
6 70 (26.92%) VMware
7 67 (25.77%) CentOS
8 66 (25.38%) Python
9 59 (22.69%) Apache
10 52 (20.00%) Configuration Management
11 49 (18.85%) Windows
12 46 (17.69%) Bash Shell
13 45 (17.31%) DevOps
14 44 (16.92%) MySQL
15 43 (16.54%) Perl
16 39 (15.00%) Tomcat
17 37 (14.23%) Shell Script
18 36 (13.85%) Finance
19 35 (13.46%) Oracle
20 34 (13.08%) Solaris
21 32 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
22 30 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
23 28 (10.77%) Banking
23 28 (10.77%) SAN
23 28 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
24 27 (10.38%) TCP/IP
24 27 (10.38%) SQL
24 27 (10.38%) Ruby
25 26 (10.00%) ITIL
25 26 (10.00%) DNS

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 59 (22.69%) Apache
2 39 (15.00%) Tomcat
3 24 (9.23%) JBoss
4 13 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.08%) nginx
6 6 (2.31%) uWSGI
6 6 (2.31%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.54%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.54%) Lync
8 4 (1.54%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.15%) AquaLogic
9 3 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.77%) Confluence
10 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Agresso
1 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.69%) IaaS
3 4 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.77%) GitHub
5 2 (0.77%) Joyent
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.38%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.38%) Route 53
6 1 (0.38%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.77%) SAN
2 27 (10.38%) TCP/IP
3 26 (10.00%) DNS
4 16 (6.15%) LDAP
5 15 (5.77%) Firewall
5 15 (5.77%) HTTP
6 10 (3.85%) DHCP
7 9 (3.46%) SSH
8 8 (3.08%) SSL
8 8 (3.08%) SMTP
9 7 (2.69%) VPN
9 7 (2.69%) HTTPS
9 7 (2.69%) VLAN
10 6 (2.31%) FTP
11 5 (1.92%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.54%) NAS
12 4 (1.54%) BIG-IP
13 3 (1.15%) OpenLDAP
14 2 (0.77%) Multicast
14 2 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.92%) MySQL
2 15 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.46%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.46%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.69%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.69%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.54%) Big Data
6 3 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.15%) DB2
6 3 (1.15%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.15%) Redis
7 2 (0.77%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.77%) HBase
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.38%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 23 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.08%) Subversion
3 20 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.31%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.92%) Maven
6 4 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.77%) JIRA
8 1 (0.38%) Ant
8 1 (0.38%) JMeter
8 1 (0.38%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.38%) Selenium
8 1 (0.38%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.38%) Hudson
8 1 (0.38%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.38%) Gradle
8 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
General
1 36 (13.85%) Finance
2 28 (10.77%) Banking
3 5 (1.92%) Retail
4 4 (1.54%) Law
5 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.77%) Publishing
5 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Front Office
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.54%) Web Services
2 6 (2.31%) WSGI
2 6 (2.31%) Regular Expression
3 5 (1.92%) Middleware
4 4 (1.54%) XML
5 3 (1.15%) Java EE
5 3 (1.15%) PHP-FPM
5 3 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.77%) beanstalkd
6 2 (0.77%) JSON
6 2 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.77%) .NET
6 2 (0.77%) CSS
7 1 (0.38%) JMS
7 1 (0.38%) HTML
7 1 (0.38%) J2EE
7 1 (0.38%) Spring
7 1 (0.38%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.38%) LAMP
7 1 (0.38%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.23%) Clustering
2 17 (6.54%) Open Source
3 8 (3.08%) Replication
4 6 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.31%) Wiki
5 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.54%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) Physics
8 2 (0.77%) Chemistry
8 2 (0.77%) Biology
8 2 (0.77%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (0.77%) Statistics
8 2 (0.77%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.38%) AS400
9 1 (0.38%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 260 (100.00%) Linux
2 112 (43.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 83 (31.92%) UNIX
4 67 (25.77%) CentOS
5 49 (18.85%) Windows
6 34 (13.08%) Solaris
7 22 (8.46%) Ubuntu
8 20 (7.69%) AIX
9 18 (6.92%) Debian
10 13 (5.00%) Fedora
11 11 (4.23%) SUSE
12 8 (3.08%) VMS
12 8 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (2.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.54%) HPUX
15 3 (1.15%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.77%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 45 (17.31%) DevOps
3 32 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (10.00%) ITIL
5 17 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (5.38%) E-Commerce
7 12 (4.62%) Change Management
8 10 (3.85%) Migration
8 10 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.08%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (3.08%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (3.08%) Load Balancing
11 7 (2.69%) High Availability
12 5 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (1.92%) Software Engineering
12 5 (1.92%) Release Management
12 5 (1.92%) Problem Management
12 5 (1.92%) Network Management
13 4 (1.54%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 66 (25.38%) Python
2 46 (17.69%) Bash Shell
3 43 (16.54%) Perl
4 37 (14.23%) Shell Script
5 27 (10.38%) SQL
5 27 (10.38%) Ruby
6 23 (8.85%) PHP
6 23 (8.85%) Java
7 17 (6.54%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.92%) C
9 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.77%) C++
10 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.38%) VB
10 1 (0.38%) Korn
10 1 (0.38%) Groovy
10 1 (0.38%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.15%) RHCE
3 9 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.69%) RHCT
4 7 (2.69%) Degree
5 6 (2.31%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.15%) Sun Certification
8 3 (1.15%) SCSA
9 1 (0.38%) CIPD
9 1 (0.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.38%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.23%) vSphere
4 10 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (2.69%) Postfix
6 6 (2.31%) KVM
6 6 (2.31%) Shibboleth
6 6 (2.31%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.31%) Samba
7 5 (1.92%) qmail
7 5 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (1.54%) Ceph
8 4 (1.54%) SpamAssassin
8 4 (1.54%) XenApp
8 4 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.54%) Xen
9 3 (1.15%) NFS
9 3 (1.15%) Firmware
9 3 (1.15%) iptables
9 3 (1.15%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 90 (34.62%) Puppet
2 30 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (8.85%) Nagios
4 13 (5.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 13 (5.00%) Ansible
4 13 (5.00%) SELinux
5 8 (3.08%) Control-M
6 7 (2.69%) yum
7 5 (1.92%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.92%) Salt
8 4 (1.54%) logstash
8 4 (1.54%) OpenView
9 3 (1.15%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.15%) Ganglia
9 3 (1.15%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.15%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.15%) Bcfg2
9 3 (1.15%) Ganeti
9 3 (1.15%) Graphite
10 2 (0.77%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 128 (49.23%) Red Hat
2 70 (26.92%) VMware
3 35 (13.46%) Oracle
4 22 (8.46%) HP
5 15 (5.77%) Veritas
6 9 (3.46%) IBM
6 9 (3.46%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.08%) Cisco
8 7 (2.69%) Sun
9 6 (2.31%) F5
9 6 (2.31%) Splunk
10 5 (1.92%) SAP
10 5 (1.92%) EMC
10 5 (1.92%) Citrix
10 5 (1.92%) Brocade
10 5 (1.92%) Percona
11 4 (1.54%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.54%) Google
12 3 (1.15%) Symantec
12 3 (1.15%) NetApp
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