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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 511 490 452
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 122 120 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 90 95
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.09% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 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 +2 119 £369 -1.66% 62
London +5 48 £375 -3.22% 32
South East -12 25 £330 -8.96% 11
East of England +12 18 £400 - 7
Surrey - 12 £330 -
South West -17 11 £328 +3.96% 2
Essex - 10 £400 - 1
City of London +1 8 £375 +25.00% 9
Cambridgeshire -6 8 £400 - 4
Cambridge -9 7 £400 - 4
Yorkshire -24 5 £400 +60.00% 5
North East - 5 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
West Midlands +13 4 £269 -
Bristol -4 4 £325 +11.87% 1
Oxfordshire -13 4 £350 - 3
Brentwood - 4 £338 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £400 -
Gloucestershire -10 3 £450 +16.12%
North West -41 3 £300 - 5
Barnsley - 3 £403 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 - 2
Berkshire -2 2 £363 +81.25% 3
Middlesex - 2 £338 -
Malvern - 2 £363 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £394 -
Cheshire - 2 £250 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £394 -

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 277 (100.00%) Linux
2 150 (54.15%) Red Hat
3 113 (40.79%) Puppet
4 109 (39.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 95 (34.30%) UNIX
6 78 (28.16%) DevOps
7 69 (24.91%) Python
8 67 (24.19%) Configuration Management
9 56 (20.22%) VMware
10 55 (19.86%) Perl
10 55 (19.86%) Bash Shell
11 54 (19.49%) Apache
11 54 (19.49%) Shell Script
12 50 (18.05%) Opscode Chef
13 49 (17.69%) Ruby
14 48 (17.33%) MySQL
14 48 (17.33%) Windows
15 47 (16.97%) Amazon AWS
16 43 (15.52%) CentOS
17 41 (14.80%) Tomcat
18 39 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (12.64%) Oracle
20 32 (11.55%) Solaris
20 32 (11.55%) SAN
20 32 (11.55%) Finance
21 28 (10.11%) DNS
21 28 (10.11%) Jenkins
22 27 (9.75%) Veritas
22 27 (9.75%) Web Services
23 26 (9.39%) Data Centre

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 54 (19.49%) Apache
2 41 (14.80%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.61%) JBoss
4 7 (2.53%) IIS
4 7 (2.53%) nginx
5 6 (2.17%) WordPress
5 6 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.81%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.44%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.44%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.44%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.72%) CMS
9 2 (0.72%) Zope
9 2 (0.72%) Plone
9 2 (0.72%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.36%) Confluence
10 1 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (16.97%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.89%) IaaS
3 6 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.72%) Joyent
7 1 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.36%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Heroku
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.55%) SAN
2 28 (10.11%) DNS
3 17 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.42%) Firewall
5 13 (4.69%) NAS
6 11 (3.97%) HTTP
6 11 (3.97%) LDAP
6 11 (3.97%) SMTP
7 10 (3.61%) FTP
7 10 (3.61%) SSH
8 7 (2.53%) Internet
9 6 (2.17%) HTTPS
9 6 (2.17%) SSL
9 6 (2.17%) Network Security
10 4 (1.44%) WAN
10 4 (1.44%) LAN
11 3 (1.08%) Broadband
11 3 (1.08%) DHCP
11 3 (1.08%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.33%) MySQL
2 12 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.25%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.89%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.89%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.17%) MarkLogic
5 6 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.44%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.44%) Impala
6 4 (1.44%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (0.72%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.72%) DB2
7 2 (0.72%) Informix
7 2 (0.72%) Ingres
8 1 (0.36%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 28 (10.11%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.42%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.97%) Subversion
4 6 (2.17%) Maven
5 4 (1.44%) RSpec
6 2 (0.72%) Ant
6 2 (0.72%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.36%) JMeter
7 1 (0.36%) JIRA
7 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (11.55%) Finance
2 16 (5.78%) Banking
3 8 (2.89%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.44%) Retail
5 3 (1.08%) Law
5 3 (1.08%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.72%) German Language
6 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) Front Office
7 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.75%) Web Services
2 10 (3.61%) LAMP
3 4 (1.44%) PHP-FPM
3 4 (1.44%) GraphX
3 4 (1.44%) Middleware
3 4 (1.44%) .NET
3 4 (1.44%) J2EE
4 3 (1.08%) CSS
4 3 (1.08%) HTML
5 2 (0.72%) SOAP
5 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.72%) JSON
5 2 (0.72%) WAMP
5 2 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.36%) Kafka
6 1 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.36%) XML
6 1 (0.36%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.39%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.69%) Clustering
3 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.81%) Replication
4 5 (1.81%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.44%) Statistics
6 3 (1.08%) LPAR
6 3 (1.08%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.08%) HACMP
6 3 (1.08%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.72%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.72%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.36%) MPEG
8 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 277 (100.00%) Linux
2 109 (39.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 95 (34.30%) UNIX
4 48 (17.33%) Windows
5 43 (15.52%) CentOS
6 32 (11.55%) Solaris
7 22 (7.94%) SUSE
8 14 (5.05%) AIX
9 11 (3.97%) Debian
10 10 (3.61%) Fedora
10 10 (3.61%) Ubuntu
11 8 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (2.53%) HPUX
13 5 (1.81%) VMS
14 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.72%) zOS
17 1 (0.36%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (28.16%) DevOps
2 67 (24.19%) Configuration Management
3 39 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (6.86%) Open Source
5 18 (6.50%) ITIL
5 18 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.42%) Migration
7 14 (5.05%) E-Commerce
8 12 (4.33%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (3.61%) Change Management
10 9 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (3.25%) Load Balancing
11 6 (2.17%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (1.81%) Server Building
12 5 (1.81%) Problem Management
12 5 (1.81%) Data Migration
12 5 (1.81%) Data Security
12 5 (1.81%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (1.44%) Project Management
13 4 (1.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (24.91%) Python
2 55 (19.86%) Perl
2 55 (19.86%) Bash Shell
3 54 (19.49%) Shell Script
4 49 (17.69%) Ruby
5 24 (8.66%) PHP
5 24 (8.66%) Java
6 13 (4.69%) SQL
7 11 (3.97%) C
8 5 (1.81%) C++
8 5 (1.81%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.44%) AWK
10 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.08%) sed
11 2 (0.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 2 (0.72%) Korn
11 2 (0.72%) C#
12 1 (0.36%) Groovy
12 1 (0.36%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 24 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.78%) RHCE
3 8 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.81%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.81%) Degree
5 3 (1.08%) RHCA
6 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.72%) CCNA
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.72%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.25%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 23 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 16 (5.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 13 (4.69%) Active Directory
5 12 (4.33%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.61%) Postfix
6 10 (3.61%) KVM
7 8 (2.89%) iptables
7 8 (2.89%) Samba
7 8 (2.89%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.17%) NFS
8 6 (2.17%) qmail
9 5 (1.81%) Veritas File System
9 5 (1.81%) Docker
10 4 (1.44%) HDFS
10 4 (1.44%) SpamAssassin
10 4 (1.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (1.44%) vSphere
10 4 (1.44%) Xen
11 3 (1.08%) Squid
Systems Management
1 113 (40.79%) Puppet
2 50 (18.05%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (9.03%) Nagios
4 21 (7.58%) Ansible
5 10 (3.61%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (2.89%) Vagrant
6 8 (2.89%) SELinux
7 6 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.08%) Graphite
8 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.08%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.72%) OpenView
9 2 (0.72%) Cacti
9 2 (0.72%) yum
9 2 (0.72%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.72%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.72%) Salt
Vendors
1 150 (54.15%) Red Hat
2 56 (20.22%) VMware
3 35 (12.64%) Oracle
4 27 (9.75%) Veritas
5 25 (9.03%) IBM
6 21 (7.58%) HP
7 19 (6.86%) EMC
8 9 (3.25%) NetApp
9 8 (2.89%) Cisco
9 8 (2.89%) Sun
9 8 (2.89%) 3PAR
10 7 (2.53%) Symantec
10 7 (2.53%) Microsoft
11 6 (2.17%) Google
11 6 (2.17%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.81%) WSO2
13 4 (1.44%) F5
13 4 (1.44%) Splunk
13 4 (1.44%) Lotus
13 4 (1.44%) Citrix
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