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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 493 444 467
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 120 141 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 102 106
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £309
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
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 18 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 18 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 -49 114 £375 +7.14% 61
London -30 56 £375 - 35
South West -15 21 £315 -7.35% 1
City of London +20 18 £300 -20.00% 9
South East -16 13 £350 - 12
North West -3 11 £300 -3.69% 3
Exeter -7 9 £315 -7.35%
Devon -12 9 £315 -7.35%
East of England -30 9 £400 +45.45% 8
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £400 +37.93% 7
Cambridge +3 8 £400 +37.93% 7
Manchester -5 6 £300 -6.25% 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £388 -
Kent - 4 - - 2
Scotland -21 3 £300 -11.11% 1
Merseyside - 3 £450 -
Liverpool - 3 £450 -
Gloucester - 3 £400 -
Reading +10 2 £200 -27.27% 1
Berkshire +3 2 £200 -33.33% 5
Glasgow -13 2 £270 -36.47% 1
Harrow - 2 £400 - 2
Bristol - 2 £308 - 1
Yorkshire +1 1 £250 -37.50% 5
West Yorkshire -2 1 £250 - 3
Leeds -2 1 £250 - 2
Surrey -3 1 £325 -18.75% 2
West Midlands -15 1 - - 1
Hampshire -16 1 £375 +11.11%
Hertfordshire -29 1 £450 +63.63% 2

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 249 (100.00%) Linux
2 152 (61.04%) Red Hat
3 113 (45.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 80 (32.13%) VMware
5 73 (29.32%) UNIX
6 70 (28.11%) Perl
7 69 (27.71%) Puppet
8 58 (23.29%) Apache
9 55 (22.09%) Bash Shell
10 47 (18.88%) Shell Script
10 47 (18.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 46 (18.47%) DNS
12 45 (18.07%) Windows
13 43 (17.27%) LDAP
13 43 (17.27%) DevOps
14 42 (16.87%) MySQL
14 42 (16.87%) Oracle
15 41 (16.47%) ITIL
15 41 (16.47%) Python
16 38 (15.26%) SAN
17 32 (12.85%) Cisco
18 30 (12.05%) Banking
18 30 (12.05%) Tomcat
19 29 (11.65%) Nagios
19 29 (11.65%) Ubuntu
20 28 (11.24%) Solaris
20 28 (11.24%) HTTP
20 28 (11.24%) CentOS
21 27 (10.84%) PHP
21 27 (10.84%) Ruby

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 58 (23.29%) Apache
2 30 (12.05%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.62%) WebSphere
4 11 (4.42%) WebLogic
5 9 (3.61%) IIS
5 9 (3.61%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.21%) Confluence
6 8 (3.21%) GlassFish
6 8 (3.21%) nginx
7 7 (2.81%) MediaWiki
8 6 (2.41%) Drupal
9 3 (1.20%) Moodle
10 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.80%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.80%) CMS
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.40%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.40%) Zope
11 1 (0.40%) Plone
11 1 (0.40%) Resin
Applications
1 5 (2.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.80%) Joyent
3 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) GitHub
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (18.47%) DNS
2 43 (17.27%) LDAP
3 38 (15.26%) SAN
4 28 (11.24%) HTTP
5 25 (10.04%) SSL
6 24 (9.64%) Firewall
7 23 (9.24%) SMTP
8 20 (8.03%) VPN
9 18 (7.23%) Internet
10 17 (6.83%) TCP/IP
11 14 (5.62%) SSH
12 13 (5.22%) LAN
12 13 (5.22%) WAN
13 10 (4.02%) NAS
14 9 (3.61%) Network Security
14 9 (3.61%) IPsec
14 9 (3.61%) OSPF
14 9 (3.61%) BGP
14 9 (3.61%) SNMP
15 8 (3.21%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.87%) MySQL
2 19 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (6.02%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.61%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.81%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.40%) Ingres
9 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.40%) Informix
9 1 (0.40%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.40%) Big Data
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (6.43%) Subversion
2 15 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.22%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.42%) JIRA
5 10 (4.02%) Hudson
6 2 (0.80%) Introscope
7 1 (0.40%) Trac
7 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.40%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.40%) Maven
7 1 (0.40%) Ant
7 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (12.05%) Banking
2 22 (8.84%) Finance
3 5 (2.01%) Electronics
4 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.61%) Retail
5 3 (1.20%) Games
5 3 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.23%) LAMP
2 9 (3.61%) Middleware
3 8 (3.21%) Web Services
4 6 (2.41%) CSS
5 5 (2.01%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.61%) HTML
7 3 (1.20%) XML
7 3 (1.20%) JSON
8 2 (0.80%) jQuery
9 1 (0.40%) HTML5
9 1 (0.40%) Laravel
9 1 (0.40%) HornetQ
9 1 (0.40%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.40%) Zend Framework
9 1 (0.40%) Django
9 1 (0.40%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.40%) DAO
9 1 (0.40%) Java SE
9 1 (0.40%) Java EE
9 1 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.43%) Open Source
2 13 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.21%) Firmware
4 7 (2.81%) Clustering
5 6 (2.41%) Wiki
6 4 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.20%) Statistics
7 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.20%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.20%) VLE
7 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.20%) NHS
7 3 (1.20%) PKI
8 2 (0.80%) IPTV
8 2 (0.80%) STB
8 2 (0.80%) FMCG
8 2 (0.80%) iSeries
8 2 (0.80%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.80%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 249 (100.00%) Linux
2 113 (45.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 73 (29.32%) UNIX
4 45 (18.07%) Windows
5 29 (11.65%) Ubuntu
6 28 (11.24%) CentOS
6 28 (11.24%) Solaris
7 19 (7.63%) HPUX
8 18 (7.23%) Debian
9 13 (5.22%) AIX
10 11 (4.42%) SUSE
11 7 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.61%) SELinux
13 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (1.61%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.20%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.80%) Fedora
16 1 (0.40%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.27%) DevOps
2 41 (16.47%) ITIL
3 25 (10.04%) Load Balancing
4 21 (8.43%) Configuration Management
5 17 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (5.62%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (5.62%) Release Management
7 12 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (4.02%) Change Management
9 8 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (2.81%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.81%) Migration
10 7 (2.81%) OO
11 6 (2.41%) Data Modelling
12 5 (2.01%) Analytics
13 4 (1.61%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (1.61%) Coaching
13 4 (1.61%) Performance Management
13 4 (1.61%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 70 (28.11%) Perl
2 55 (22.09%) Bash Shell
3 47 (18.88%) Shell Script
4 41 (16.47%) Python
5 27 (10.84%) Ruby
5 27 (10.84%) PHP
6 24 (9.64%) Java
7 16 (6.43%) SQL
8 11 (4.42%) C
9 10 (4.02%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.21%) Korn
11 7 (2.81%) Bourne shell
11 7 (2.81%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.80%) C++
13 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.40%) AWK
13 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (6.43%) Degree
2 15 (6.02%) LPIC
3 14 (5.62%) CCENT
4 13 (5.22%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.82%) RHCE
5 12 (4.82%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.61%) CCNA
6 4 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.40%) MCSA
9 1 (0.40%) PhD
9 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.40%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.61%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.41%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 47 (18.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.03%) Squid
3 18 (7.23%) NFS
4 17 (6.83%) qmail
5 16 (6.43%) XenServer
6 15 (6.02%) Samba
7 13 (5.22%) Postfix
8 10 (4.02%) vSphere
9 9 (3.61%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (3.61%) KVM
10 8 (3.21%) Active Directory
11 7 (2.81%) Sendmail
12 5 (2.01%) VMware ESX
12 5 (2.01%) Xen
13 4 (1.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (1.20%) OpenSSH
14 3 (1.20%) Hyper-V
14 3 (1.20%) RHEV
14 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 69 (27.71%) Puppet
2 29 (11.65%) Nagios
3 16 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (6.02%) Zenoss
5 12 (4.82%) ZABBIX
6 11 (4.42%) Tivoli
7 8 (3.21%) YUM
8 7 (2.81%) NetBackup
9 6 (2.41%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (2.41%) Ansible
10 4 (1.61%) Cacti
11 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 3 (1.20%) Cobbler
11 3 (1.20%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.80%) CA Wily
12 2 (0.80%) Munin
12 2 (0.80%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.40%) Ganglia
13 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 152 (61.04%) Red Hat
2 80 (32.13%) VMware
3 42 (16.87%) Oracle
4 32 (12.85%) Cisco
5 25 (10.04%) JBoss
5 25 (10.04%) HP
6 21 (8.43%) NetApp
7 19 (7.63%) Citrix
8 17 (6.83%) IBM
9 16 (6.43%) Microsoft
10 15 (6.02%) Juniper
10 15 (6.02%) F5
11 12 (4.82%) EMC
12 10 (4.02%) Veritas
13 9 (3.61%) LANDesk
14 6 (2.41%) Rackspace
15 4 (1.61%) CA
16 3 (1.20%) Sun
16 3 (1.20%) SAP
16 3 (1.20%) Cyber-Ark
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Cambridge
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