The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 457 449 395
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 137 121 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 82 137
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 2014.

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
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 31 July 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
England -14 129 £375 +7.14% 87
London +9 51 £381 +1.66% 52
South West +8 35 £375 +20.96% 4
City of London +24 15 £313 -10.71% 18
South East -11 15 £375 +11.11% 14
East of England -18 15 £400 +13.47% 9
Cambridgeshire +3 12 £394 -1.56% 4
Cambridge -3 12 £394 -1.56% 4
Gloucestershire - 12 £390 - 3
Gloucester - 10 £390 -
North West +1 9 £250 -18.83% 7
Manchester -1 8 £250 -21.25% 3
Bristol -15 7 £325 +4.83%
Scotland -17 5 £300 -4.00% 1
Kent - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 £338 - 1
Birmingham - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire +2 2 £425 -5.55%
Hertfordshire -8 2 £450 +28.57% 7
St Albans - 2 £450 - 1
Reading +8 1 - - 5
Berkshire 0 1 - - 8
Surrey -10 1 - - 3
Hampshire -11 1 £375 +7.14%
East Sussex - 1 £300 - 2
Essex - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £413 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Lincoln - 1 - -

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 268 (100.00%) Linux
2 160 (59.70%) Red Hat
3 118 (44.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 87 (32.46%) Perl
5 82 (30.60%) VMware
6 77 (28.73%) UNIX
7 73 (27.24%) Puppet
8 68 (25.37%) Apache
9 64 (23.88%) Bash Shell
10 55 (20.52%) MySQL
11 50 (18.66%) Oracle
11 50 (18.66%) Windows
12 49 (18.28%) LDAP
12 49 (18.28%) Python
12 49 (18.28%) DNS
13 47 (17.54%) Shell Script
13 47 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 44 (16.42%) ITIL
15 42 (15.67%) DevOps
16 40 (14.93%) Ubuntu
17 38 (14.18%) Solaris
18 37 (13.81%) SAN
19 35 (13.06%) Nagios
20 33 (12.31%) Cisco
20 33 (12.31%) Java
20 33 (12.31%) CentOS
21 31 (11.57%) PHP
22 30 (11.19%) Debian
22 30 (11.19%) Firewall
22 30 (11.19%) Ruby

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 68 (25.37%) Apache
2 28 (10.45%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.10%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.73%) nginx
5 9 (3.36%) Confluence
6 8 (2.99%) IIS
7 7 (2.61%) MediaWiki
7 7 (2.61%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.24%) Drupal
9 5 (1.87%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.49%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.12%) Moodle
12 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.37%) Liferay
13 1 (0.37%) Resin
13 1 (0.37%) Mule
13 1 (0.37%) SAS
13 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.37%) Zope
13 1 (0.37%) Plone
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.75%) Joyent
5 1 (0.37%) Route 53
5 1 (0.37%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 49 (18.28%) LDAP
1 49 (18.28%) DNS
2 37 (13.81%) SAN
3 30 (11.19%) Firewall
4 26 (9.70%) HTTP
5 25 (9.33%) SMTP
5 25 (9.33%) SSL
5 25 (9.33%) TCP/IP
6 22 (8.21%) VPN
7 20 (7.46%) Internet
8 15 (5.60%) SSH
9 14 (5.22%) LAN
9 14 (5.22%) WAN
10 11 (4.10%) DHCP
10 11 (4.10%) SNMP
10 11 (4.10%) NAS
11 10 (3.73%) Network Security
11 10 (3.73%) IPsec
12 9 (3.36%) OSPF
12 9 (3.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (20.52%) MySQL
2 25 (9.33%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.34%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.85%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.10%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.73%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.36%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.49%) Big Data
8 4 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.37%) Informix
Development Applications
1 17 (6.34%) Subversion
2 16 (5.97%) JIRA
3 15 (5.60%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.60%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.48%) Hudson
5 2 (0.75%) Maven
6 1 (0.37%) Ant
6 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.37%) ProC
6 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.37%) Trac
General
1 28 (10.45%) Banking
2 27 (10.07%) Finance
3 7 (2.61%) Electronics
3 7 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.87%) Marketing
5 4 (1.49%) Games
5 4 (1.49%) Retail
6 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.21%) LAMP
2 8 (2.99%) Middleware
3 7 (2.61%) CSS
4 6 (2.24%) Web Services
5 5 (1.87%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.49%) XML
6 4 (1.49%) JSON
6 4 (1.49%) HTML
7 3 (1.12%) jQuery
8 2 (0.75%) HTML5
9 1 (0.37%) CSS3
9 1 (0.37%) MapReduce
9 1 (0.37%) HornetQ
9 1 (0.37%) RESTful
9 1 (0.37%) J2EE
9 1 (0.37%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.37%) Symfony
9 1 (0.37%) Zend Framework
9 1 (0.37%) CakePHP
9 1 (0.37%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.72%) Open Source
2 8 (2.99%) Clustering
3 7 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.24%) Wiki
5 5 (1.87%) FMCG
5 5 (1.87%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.49%) PKI
6 4 (1.49%) IPTV
6 4 (1.49%) NHS
7 3 (1.12%) DTV
7 3 (1.12%) Statistics
7 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.12%) VLE
7 3 (1.12%) STB
8 2 (0.75%) iSeries
8 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.75%) Replication
8 2 (0.75%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.75%) Firmware
8 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 268 (100.00%) Linux
2 118 (44.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 77 (28.73%) UNIX
4 50 (18.66%) Windows
5 40 (14.93%) Ubuntu
6 38 (14.18%) Solaris
7 33 (12.31%) CentOS
8 30 (11.19%) Debian
9 16 (5.97%) HPUX
10 13 (4.85%) AIX
11 10 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (2.61%) SUSE
14 4 (1.49%) SELinux
15 3 (1.12%) Scientific Linux
15 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.75%) Fedora
17 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.42%) ITIL
2 42 (15.67%) DevOps
3 29 (10.82%) Load Balancing
4 25 (9.33%) Configuration Management
5 18 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (5.22%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (4.10%) Release Management
8 11 (4.10%) Change Management
9 10 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (3.36%) Migration
11 8 (2.99%) OO
12 7 (2.61%) E-Commerce
13 6 (2.24%) Data Modelling
13 6 (2.24%) Problem Management
13 6 (2.24%) Capacity Management
14 5 (1.87%) Business Intelligence
15 4 (1.49%) Information Security
15 4 (1.49%) Performance Management
15 4 (1.49%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 87 (32.46%) Perl
2 64 (23.88%) Bash Shell
3 49 (18.28%) Python
4 47 (17.54%) Shell Script
5 33 (12.31%) Java
6 31 (11.57%) PHP
7 30 (11.19%) Ruby
8 16 (5.97%) SQL
9 10 (3.73%) C
10 9 (3.36%) Bourne shell
11 8 (2.99%) Korn
12 7 (2.61%) JavaScript
13 6 (2.24%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.75%) C++
15 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.37%) PHP5
15 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.37%) AWK
15 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (6.34%) Degree
2 16 (5.97%) SC Cleared
2 16 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.60%) LPIC
4 14 (5.22%) CCENT
5 9 (3.36%) RHCE
6 5 (1.87%) CCNA
6 5 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.37%) OCP
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.37%) HND
8 1 (0.37%) MCSA
8 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.61%) QA
2 6 (2.24%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.75%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 47 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.84%) Squid
3 19 (7.09%) NFS
4 17 (6.34%) Samba
4 17 (6.34%) qmail
5 13 (4.85%) Postfix
6 12 (4.48%) KVM
7 11 (4.10%) XenServer
8 10 (3.73%) Active Directory
9 9 (3.36%) vSphere
10 8 (2.99%) Xen
11 7 (2.61%) Sendmail
11 7 (2.61%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (2.24%) RHEV
12 6 (2.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (1.49%) VMware ESX
13 4 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.12%) Hyper-V
14 3 (1.12%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 73 (27.24%) Puppet
2 35 (13.06%) Nagios
3 16 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (5.60%) Zenoss
4 15 (5.60%) ZABBIX
5 8 (2.99%) YUM
6 7 (2.61%) Cacti
7 6 (2.24%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.87%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.49%) Ansible
10 3 (1.12%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.75%) Munin
11 2 (0.75%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.75%) Control-M
11 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (0.75%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 160 (59.70%) Red Hat
2 82 (30.60%) VMware
3 50 (18.66%) Oracle
4 33 (12.31%) Cisco
5 22 (8.21%) NetApp
6 21 (7.84%) JBoss
7 20 (7.46%) HP
8 17 (6.34%) Microsoft
9 16 (5.97%) F5
10 15 (5.60%) Juniper
11 14 (5.22%) IBM
12 13 (4.85%) Citrix
13 12 (4.48%) EMC
14 10 (3.73%) Veritas
15 6 (2.24%) Sun
15 6 (2.24%) SAP
15 6 (2.24%) LANDesk
16 5 (1.87%) Rackspace
17 4 (1.49%) SaltStack
18 3 (1.12%) CheckPoint
Gloucestershire
Yoh Company
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + work from home
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-400 Per Day
Posted: 13 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago