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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 441 472 391
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -81
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 137 85 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.17% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 55 97
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.22% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £18.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.81% -43.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £18.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £18.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - £16.00

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +22 129 £375 - 73
London +3 59 £382 -2.05% 30
South East -5 27 £295 -26.25% 18
South West -7 17 £325 - 8
Oxfordshire -4 13 £263 -34.37% 2
East of England +15 9 £313 - 3
Oxford - 9 £275 - 1
City of London +7 8 £400 -5.88% 9
Scotland - 6 £500 - 1
Edinburgh - 6 £500 -
East Midlands +11 5 £425 +30.76% 4
Cambridge - 5 - - 3
Leicester - 5 £425 -
Leicestershire - 5 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 3
Devon - 5 £240 -
Surrey +1 4 £460 +12.53% 6
North West 0 4 £371 +18.80% 6
Tyne and Wear - 4 £250 -
North East - 4 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £250 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire +2 3 £375 -16.66% 1
Berkshire +1 3 £327 -14.80% 4
Yorkshire -7 3 £375 -16.66% 1
Leeds - 3 £375 - 1
East Sussex - 3 - - 1
Exeter - 3 £240 -
Brighton - 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 £400 - 3

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Linux
2 132 (55.93%) Red Hat
3 105 (44.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 80 (33.90%) UNIX
5 75 (31.78%) VMware
6 73 (30.93%) Puppet
7 53 (22.46%) Bash Shell
7 53 (22.46%) Apache
8 49 (20.76%) CentOS
9 48 (20.34%) Finance
10 46 (19.49%) Perl
11 44 (18.64%) Oracle
11 44 (18.64%) Shell Script
12 37 (15.68%) Banking
13 36 (15.25%) Windows
14 35 (14.83%) DevOps
15 33 (13.98%) Tomcat
15 33 (13.98%) Python
15 33 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
16 32 (13.56%) SAN
17 31 (13.14%) ITIL
18 30 (12.71%) Solaris
18 30 (12.71%) Clustering
19 29 (12.29%) HP
20 28 (11.86%) SQL
21 25 (10.59%) Configuration Management
22 24 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
22 24 (10.17%) Jenkins
23 23 (9.75%) PHP
23 23 (9.75%) MySQL

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 53 (22.46%) Apache
2 33 (13.98%) Tomcat
3 21 (8.90%) JBoss
4 18 (7.63%) WebSphere
5 13 (5.51%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.54%) nginx
6 6 (2.54%) uWSGI
6 6 (2.54%) OpenStack
6 6 (2.54%) GlassFish
7 5 (2.12%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.12%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.69%) Lync
8 4 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.69%) AquaLogic
9 3 (1.27%) IIS
10 2 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.85%) Node.js
10 2 (0.85%) Confluence
10 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) Stata
3 1 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Agresso
1 1 (0.42%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.27%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.85%) Route 53
4 2 (0.85%) GitHub
5 1 (0.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.56%) SAN
2 20 (8.47%) TCP/IP
3 18 (7.63%) DNS
4 13 (5.51%) HTTP
5 12 (5.08%) LDAP
6 10 (4.24%) Firewall
7 9 (3.81%) DHCP
7 9 (3.81%) SSH
8 7 (2.97%) SSL
9 6 (2.54%) VLAN
9 6 (2.54%) VPN
10 4 (1.69%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.27%) SMTP
11 3 (1.27%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.27%) SNMP
11 3 (1.27%) NAS
12 2 (0.85%) PuTTY
12 2 (0.85%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.85%) IPv6
12 2 (0.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.75%) MySQL
2 12 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.81%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.81%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.97%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.54%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.12%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.12%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.12%) Big Data
7 4 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.69%) Redis
8 3 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.27%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.85%) HBase
9 2 (0.85%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.85%) JasperReports
9 2 (0.85%) DB2
9 2 (0.85%) Ingres
10 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (10.17%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.93%) Subversion
4 5 (2.12%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.69%) Maven
5 4 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.27%) JIRA
7 2 (0.85%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.85%) Introscope
8 1 (0.42%) JMeter
8 1 (0.42%) Ant
8 1 (0.42%) Selenium
8 1 (0.42%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.42%) Gradle
8 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.42%) Hudson
8 1 (0.42%) Gerrit
General
1 48 (20.34%) Finance
2 37 (15.68%) Banking
3 5 (2.12%) Retail
4 4 (1.69%) Law
5 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Marketing
5 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.85%) Legal
5 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Front Office
6 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.42%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.36%) Web Services
2 9 (3.81%) Middleware
3 7 (2.97%) Regular Expression
4 6 (2.54%) WSGI
4 6 (2.54%) LAMP
5 5 (2.12%) CSS
6 4 (1.69%) Java EE
6 4 (1.69%) HTML
6 4 (1.69%) XML
7 3 (1.27%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.85%) REST
8 2 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.85%) Laravel
8 2 (0.85%) DAO
8 2 (0.85%) jQuery
8 2 (0.85%) XSLT
8 2 (0.85%) JDBC
8 2 (0.85%) CGI
8 2 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.42%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.71%) Clustering
2 22 (9.32%) Open Source
3 7 (2.97%) Replication
4 6 (2.54%) Wiki
5 4 (1.69%) Grid Computing
5 4 (1.69%) Physics
5 4 (1.69%) Chemistry
5 4 (1.69%) Biology
6 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.85%) Derivative
7 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.42%) AS400
8 1 (0.42%) NHS
8 1 (0.42%) HACMP
8 1 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 236 (100.00%) Linux
2 105 (44.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 80 (33.90%) UNIX
4 49 (20.76%) CentOS
5 36 (15.25%) Windows
6 30 (12.71%) Solaris
7 20 (8.47%) Ubuntu
8 18 (7.63%) AIX
9 14 (5.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 13 (5.51%) SUSE
11 12 (5.08%) Debian
12 10 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (3.39%) HPUX
14 7 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (2.54%) VMS
16 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (1.69%) Fedora
18 2 (0.85%) Amazon Linux
18 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
18 2 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.83%) DevOps
2 31 (13.14%) ITIL
3 25 (10.59%) Configuration Management
4 19 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (3.81%) Migration
7 9 (3.81%) E-Commerce
8 8 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (3.39%) Problem Management
8 8 (3.39%) Release Management
8 8 (3.39%) Change Management
9 6 (2.54%) Network Management
9 6 (2.54%) Load Balancing
9 6 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.54%) Data Security
10 5 (2.12%) Scrum
10 5 (2.12%) Mentoring
11 4 (1.69%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (1.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 53 (22.46%) Bash Shell
2 46 (19.49%) Perl
3 44 (18.64%) Shell Script
4 33 (13.98%) Python
5 28 (11.86%) SQL
6 23 (9.75%) PHP
7 20 (8.47%) Java
8 17 (7.20%) PL/SQL
9 16 (6.78%) Ruby
10 11 (4.66%) PowerShell
10 11 (4.66%) C
11 6 (2.54%) Korn
12 4 (1.69%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.27%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.27%) C++
14 2 (0.85%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.85%) XPath
15 1 (0.42%) VB
15 1 (0.42%) Groovy
15 1 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.08%) RHCE
2 12 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.97%) RHCT
4 6 (2.54%) Degree
4 6 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.27%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.27%) SCSA
7 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.85%) PhD
8 1 (0.42%) CIPD
8 1 (0.42%) RHCA
8 1 (0.42%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.54%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.27%) QA
3 2 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.51%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.81%) NFS
3 9 (3.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (3.39%) XenServer
4 8 (3.39%) vSphere
4 8 (3.39%) Firmware
5 7 (2.97%) KVM
5 7 (2.97%) XenApp
6 6 (2.54%) Shibboleth
6 6 (2.54%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (1.69%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (1.69%) RHEV
7 4 (1.69%) Samba
8 3 (1.27%) Veritas File System
8 3 (1.27%) Postfix
9 2 (0.85%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.85%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 73 (30.93%) Puppet
2 24 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (9.32%) Nagios
4 16 (6.78%) Ansible
5 10 (4.24%) Tivoli
6 8 (3.39%) yum
6 8 (3.39%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (3.39%) Control-M
7 7 (2.97%) SELinux
8 6 (2.54%) Vagrant
8 6 (2.54%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.12%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.69%) Ganglia
10 4 (1.69%) Salt
10 4 (1.69%) logstash
10 4 (1.69%) OpenView
11 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.85%) Graphite
12 2 (0.85%) YaST
12 2 (0.85%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 132 (55.93%) Red Hat
2 75 (31.78%) VMware
3 44 (18.64%) Oracle
4 29 (12.29%) HP
5 17 (7.20%) IBM
6 15 (6.36%) Citrix
7 13 (5.51%) Veritas
8 12 (5.08%) Microsoft
9 10 (4.24%) Cisco
10 8 (3.39%) EMC
11 7 (2.97%) NetApp
12 6 (2.54%) LANDesk
13 5 (2.12%) SAP
13 5 (2.12%) Splunk
13 5 (2.12%) Cyber-Ark
14 4 (1.69%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.69%) Percona
14 4 (1.69%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.69%) Brocade
14 4 (1.69%) Sun
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £580.00 - £630.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Guildford
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago