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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 490 457 464
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 115 130 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 96 105
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £273 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 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
England -37 110 £350 - 64
London -6 56 £375 -3.22% 30
City of London +27 19 £300 -20.00% 9
South West -13 18 £315 -7.35% 5
North West -2 12 £300 -2.59% 4
South East -25 11 £325 -7.14% 16
Devon -11 9 £315 -7.35% 2
Exeter -12 9 £315 -7.35% 1
East of England -22 8 £400 +45.45% 6
Cambridgeshire +5 7 £400 +41.59% 4
Cambridge 0 7 £400 +37.93% 4
Manchester -9 6 £300 -6.97% 1
Kent - 4 - - 2
Scotland -13 3 £300 -11.11% 2
Merseyside - 3 £450 -
Liverpool - 3 £450 -
Glasgow -11 2 £270 -36.47%
Harrow - 2 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £225 -
North East - 2 £225 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £338 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £225 -
Reading +24 1 £200 - 1
Berkshire +4 1 £200 -40.74% 4
Cheshire -1 1 £375 +21.75% 3
Surrey -5 1 £325 -18.75% 4
Yorkshire -9 1 £250 -37.50% 4
West Midlands -19 1 - -
Hampshire -21 1 £375 +11.11% 3
Hertfordshire -28 1 £450 +63.63% 2

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 233 (100.00%) Linux
2 136 (58.37%) Red Hat
3 103 (44.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 75 (32.19%) VMware
5 69 (29.61%) UNIX
6 64 (27.47%) Perl
7 60 (25.75%) Puppet
8 55 (23.61%) Apache
9 49 (21.03%) Bash Shell
10 48 (20.60%) DNS
11 45 (19.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 44 (18.88%) Shell Script
13 43 (18.45%) Oracle
14 41 (17.60%) LDAP
15 40 (17.17%) ITIL
16 39 (16.74%) DevOps
17 38 (16.31%) Windows
18 37 (15.88%) Python
19 34 (14.59%) MySQL
20 32 (13.73%) SAN
21 30 (12.88%) Cisco
21 30 (12.88%) Tomcat
21 30 (12.88%) CentOS
22 28 (12.02%) HTTP
22 28 (12.02%) Banking
23 25 (10.73%) SSL
23 25 (10.73%) HP
23 25 (10.73%) Nagios
24 24 (10.30%) JBoss
24 24 (10.30%) PHP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 55 (23.61%) Apache
2 30 (12.88%) Tomcat
3 15 (6.44%) WebSphere
4 13 (5.58%) WebLogic
5 9 (3.86%) IIS
5 9 (3.86%) GlassFish
5 9 (3.86%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.58%) Confluence
6 6 (2.58%) nginx
6 6 (2.58%) Drupal
7 5 (2.15%) MediaWiki
8 3 (1.29%) Moodle
9 2 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.86%) CMS
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.43%) Node.js
10 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.43%) Zope
10 1 (0.43%) Plone
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Summit
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.86%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Joyent
4 1 (0.43%) GitHub
4 1 (0.43%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 48 (20.60%) DNS
2 41 (17.60%) LDAP
3 32 (13.73%) SAN
4 28 (12.02%) HTTP
5 25 (10.73%) SSL
6 23 (9.87%) SMTP
7 21 (9.01%) Firewall
8 18 (7.73%) VPN
9 17 (7.30%) Internet
10 14 (6.01%) TCP/IP
11 12 (5.15%) SSH
12 9 (3.86%) NAS
13 8 (3.43%) DHCP
13 8 (3.43%) LAN
13 8 (3.43%) WAN
14 7 (3.00%) SNMP
14 7 (3.00%) Network Security
14 7 (3.00%) IPsec
14 7 (3.00%) OSPF
14 7 (3.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.59%) MySQL
2 14 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.86%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.00%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.29%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.86%) JasperReports
7 2 (0.86%) Ingres
8 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.43%) Informix
8 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.43%) Redis
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (6.01%) Subversion
2 13 (5.58%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.15%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.43%) Hudson
5 7 (3.00%) JIRA
6 2 (0.86%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.86%) Introscope
7 1 (0.43%) Trac
7 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.43%) Maven
7 1 (0.43%) Ant
7 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (12.02%) Banking
2 20 (8.58%) Finance
3 4 (1.72%) Electronics
4 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.29%) Retail
5 2 (0.86%) Games
5 2 (0.86%) Marketing
6 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.01%) LAMP
2 9 (3.86%) Web Services
2 9 (3.86%) Middleware
3 7 (3.00%) CSS
4 5 (2.15%) XML
4 5 (2.15%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.72%) HTML
6 3 (1.29%) XSLT
6 3 (1.29%) JSON
7 2 (0.86%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.86%) DAO
7 2 (0.86%) CGI
7 2 (0.86%) JDBC
7 2 (0.86%) jQuery
7 2 (0.86%) Java EE
7 2 (0.86%) Laravel
8 1 (0.43%) HTML5
8 1 (0.43%) HornetQ
8 1 (0.43%) Java SE
8 1 (0.43%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.15%) Open Source
2 10 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.43%) Clustering
4 4 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.72%) Wiki
5 3 (1.29%) PKI
5 3 (1.29%) Statistics
5 3 (1.29%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.29%) VLE
5 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.86%) STB
6 2 (0.86%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.86%) NHS
6 2 (0.86%) iSeries
7 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.43%) FMCG
7 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 233 (100.00%) Linux
2 103 (44.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 69 (29.61%) UNIX
4 38 (16.31%) Windows
5 30 (12.88%) CentOS
6 24 (10.30%) Ubuntu
7 22 (9.44%) Solaris
8 14 (6.01%) HPUX
9 13 (5.58%) Debian
10 11 (4.72%) AIX
11 10 (4.29%) SUSE
12 6 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.72%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.29%) SELinux
14 3 (1.29%) Scientific Linux
14 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.86%) Fedora
15 2 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.17%) ITIL
2 39 (16.74%) DevOps
3 23 (9.87%) Load Balancing
4 18 (7.73%) Configuration Management
5 15 (6.44%) Release Management
5 15 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (5.15%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (4.72%) Change Management
8 10 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.43%) OO
9 8 (3.43%) Migration
9 8 (3.43%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.43%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.58%) Analytics
10 6 (2.58%) Problem Management
11 4 (1.72%) Change Control
11 4 (1.72%) Performance Management
11 4 (1.72%) Computer Security
11 4 (1.72%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (1.72%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.47%) Perl
2 49 (21.03%) Bash Shell
3 44 (18.88%) Shell Script
4 37 (15.88%) Python
5 24 (10.30%) PHP
6 22 (9.44%) Java
6 22 (9.44%) Ruby
7 14 (6.01%) SQL
8 12 (5.15%) C
9 10 (4.29%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.43%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.15%) Korn
12 4 (1.72%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.86%) XPath
13 2 (0.86%) C++
14 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.43%) AWK
14 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (7.30%) Degree
2 15 (6.44%) LPIC
3 14 (6.01%) CCENT
4 11 (4.72%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.86%) RHCE
7 4 (1.72%) CCNA
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.86%) PhD
9 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.43%) MCSA
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.43%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.29%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.00%) QA
3 2 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 45 (19.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.58%) Squid
3 19 (8.15%) NFS
4 17 (7.30%) qmail
5 15 (6.44%) XenServer
6 12 (5.15%) Samba
7 11 (4.72%) Postfix
8 10 (4.29%) Active Directory
8 10 (4.29%) vSphere
8 10 (4.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (3.43%) KVM
9 8 (3.43%) Firmware
10 7 (3.00%) Sendmail
11 5 (2.15%) VMware ESX
11 5 (2.15%) Xen
12 4 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (1.29%) OpenSSH
13 3 (1.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (1.29%) XenApp
13 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 60 (25.75%) Puppet
2 25 (10.73%) Nagios
3 16 (6.87%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (6.44%) Zenoss
5 11 (4.72%) Tivoli
6 9 (3.86%) ZABBIX
6 9 (3.86%) YUM
7 7 (3.00%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.58%) Ansible
9 4 (1.72%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (1.29%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.29%) Cacti
11 2 (0.86%) Munin
11 2 (0.86%) CA Wily
12 1 (0.43%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.43%) Ambari
12 1 (0.43%) Ganglia
12 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 136 (58.37%) Red Hat
2 75 (32.19%) VMware
3 43 (18.45%) Oracle
4 30 (12.88%) Cisco
5 25 (10.73%) HP
6 24 (10.30%) JBoss
7 20 (8.58%) NetApp
8 18 (7.73%) Citrix
9 16 (6.87%) IBM
10 15 (6.44%) Microsoft
10 15 (6.44%) Juniper
10 15 (6.44%) F5
11 11 (4.72%) EMC
12 10 (4.29%) LANDesk
13 9 (3.86%) Veritas
14 5 (2.15%) Rackspace
15 4 (1.72%) Cyber-Ark
15 4 (1.72%) CA
16 3 (1.29%) Nimsoft
17 2 (0.86%) Splunk
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