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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 513 467 461
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 99 120 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 84 80
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £272 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-70.00% -7.69%

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
52636 48524 50207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.72% 92.71% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33069 29347 28320
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2131 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 October 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 October 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 -60 91 £350 - 73
London -17 50 £375 - 36
City of London +20 17 £320 -21.23% 11
North West +1 14 £325 - 6
South West -21 9 £315 -7.35% 5
Manchester -4 6 £300 -7.69% 6
South East -37 6 £325 -7.14% 15
Berkshire +7 4 £263 -22.22% 2
Cheshire +14 3 £305 -
East Midlands +1 3 £350 +7.69%
Yorkshire -2 3 £250 -37.50% 5
Devon -20 3 £315 -7.35% 1
East of England -29 3 £313 +13.63% 5
West Yorkshire - 3 £250 - 3
Merseyside - 3 £450 -
Leeds - 3 £250 -
Liverpool - 3 £450 -
Scotland -1 2 £345 -10.96%
Exeter -18 2 £315 -7.35% 1
Hertfordshire -20 2 £375 +36.36%
North East - 2 £225 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £225 - 1
Bristol - 2 £220 - 2
Knutsford - 2 £235 -
Maidenhead - 2 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £225 - 1
Watford - 2 £375 -
Reading +12 1 £200 -
Cambridge -2 1 £250 -13.79% 4
Kingston Upon Thames -3 1 £375 -6.25%

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Linux
2 137 (58.05%) Red Hat
3 110 (46.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 79 (33.47%) VMware
5 75 (31.78%) UNIX
6 59 (25.00%) Puppet
7 54 (22.88%) Perl
8 52 (22.03%) Apache
9 50 (21.19%) Bash Shell
10 44 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 44 (18.64%) Shell Script
11 43 (18.22%) Oracle
12 42 (17.80%) Windows
13 39 (16.53%) DNS
14 38 (16.10%) CentOS
15 35 (14.83%) ITIL
16 34 (14.41%) DevOps
17 33 (13.98%) SAN
18 31 (13.14%) Tomcat
18 31 (13.14%) Python
18 31 (13.14%) Finance
19 29 (12.29%) Banking
20 28 (11.86%) LDAP
21 27 (11.44%) MySQL
21 27 (11.44%) HP
22 26 (11.02%) Solaris
22 26 (11.02%) JBoss
23 25 (10.59%) Ubuntu
24 24 (10.17%) PHP
24 24 (10.17%) HTTP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 52 (22.03%) Apache
2 31 (13.14%) Tomcat
3 26 (11.02%) JBoss
4 16 (6.78%) WebSphere
5 13 (5.51%) WebLogic
6 9 (3.81%) GlassFish
7 8 (3.39%) Drupal
8 7 (2.97%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.54%) IIS
10 5 (2.12%) nginx
10 5 (2.12%) Confluence
11 4 (1.69%) MediaWiki
12 3 (1.27%) Moodle
13 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.85%) CMS
13 2 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.42%) AquaLogic
14 1 (0.42%) Zope
14 1 (0.42%) Plone
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Stata
2 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Summit
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.27%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.42%) Route 53
5 1 (0.42%) GitHub
5 1 (0.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.53%) DNS
2 33 (13.98%) SAN
3 28 (11.86%) LDAP
4 24 (10.17%) HTTP
5 20 (8.47%) SSL
6 17 (7.20%) Firewall
7 15 (6.36%) SMTP
8 13 (5.51%) TCP/IP
8 13 (5.51%) Internet
9 12 (5.08%) SSH
10 10 (4.24%) VPN
10 10 (4.24%) DHCP
11 8 (3.39%) NAS
12 6 (2.54%) Network Security
12 6 (2.54%) IPsec
12 6 (2.54%) OSPF
12 6 (2.54%) BGP
12 6 (2.54%) FTP
12 6 (2.54%) LAN
12 6 (2.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.44%) MySQL
2 11 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (4.66%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.97%) RDBMS
3 7 (2.97%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.85%) JasperReports
5 2 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.85%) Redis
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.85%) Ingres
6 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.42%) DB2
6 1 (0.42%) Informix
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (6.36%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.08%) Subversion
3 8 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.97%) Hudson
5 6 (2.54%) JIRA
6 2 (0.85%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.85%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.85%) Introscope
7 1 (0.42%) Trac
7 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.42%) Maven
7 1 (0.42%) Ant
7 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
General
1 31 (13.14%) Finance
2 29 (12.29%) Banking
3 4 (1.69%) Retail
3 4 (1.69%) Electronics
4 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.27%) Marketing
5 2 (0.85%) Games
5 2 (0.85%) Law
5 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.36%) LAMP
2 9 (3.81%) Web Services
3 8 (3.39%) Middleware
4 4 (1.69%) XML
4 4 (1.69%) HTML
4 4 (1.69%) CSS
5 3 (1.27%) XSLT
6 2 (0.85%) CGI
6 2 (0.85%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.85%) DAO
6 2 (0.85%) JDBC
6 2 (0.85%) jQuery
6 2 (0.85%) Java EE
6 2 (0.85%) REST
6 2 (0.85%) Laravel
6 2 (0.85%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.42%) HornetQ
7 1 (0.42%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.42%) Zend Framework
7 1 (0.42%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.90%) Open Source
2 14 (5.93%) Clustering
3 8 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.27%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.27%) Replication
5 3 (1.27%) Grid Computing
5 3 (1.27%) VLE
5 3 (1.27%) Physics
5 3 (1.27%) Chemistry
5 3 (1.27%) Biology
5 3 (1.27%) Wiki
5 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.85%) iSeries
6 2 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.85%) Derivative
6 2 (0.85%) Statistics
6 2 (0.85%) STB
Operating Systems
1 236 (100.00%) Linux
2 110 (46.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 75 (31.78%) UNIX
4 42 (17.80%) Windows
5 38 (16.10%) CentOS
6 26 (11.02%) Solaris
7 25 (10.59%) Ubuntu
8 14 (5.93%) Debian
9 12 (5.08%) AIX
9 12 (5.08%) HPUX
10 9 (3.81%) SUSE
11 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.12%) SELinux
12 4 (1.69%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.27%) Scientific Linux
13 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.85%) Fedora
14 2 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.83%) ITIL
2 34 (14.41%) DevOps
3 19 (8.05%) Configuration Management
4 16 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (6.36%) Release Management
5 15 (6.36%) Load Balancing
6 13 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.39%) Change Management
9 8 (3.39%) Migration
10 6 (2.54%) OO
10 6 (2.54%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.12%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (1.69%) Mentoring
12 4 (1.69%) Coaching
12 4 (1.69%) Computer Security
12 4 (1.69%) Change Control
12 4 (1.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.88%) Perl
2 50 (21.19%) Bash Shell
3 44 (18.64%) Shell Script
4 31 (13.14%) Python
5 24 (10.17%) PHP
6 21 (8.90%) Java
7 19 (8.05%) Ruby
8 15 (6.36%) SQL
9 13 (5.51%) C
9 13 (5.51%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.54%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.12%) Korn
12 4 (1.69%) Bourne shell
13 3 (1.27%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.85%) XPath
14 2 (0.85%) C++
15 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.42%) Groovy
15 1 (0.42%) AWK
15 1 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.08%) Degree
2 12 (5.08%) RHCE
3 11 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.24%) LPIC
5 9 (3.81%) CCENT
6 5 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.27%) CCNA
7 3 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.85%) PhD
8 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.42%) RHCA
9 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.24%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.12%) QA
3 3 (1.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 44 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.78%) NFS
3 14 (5.93%) XenServer
4 13 (5.51%) Samba
5 12 (5.08%) Squid
6 11 (4.66%) vSphere
7 10 (4.24%) Postfix
7 10 (4.24%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (3.81%) qmail
8 9 (3.81%) KVM
9 8 (3.39%) Active Directory
9 8 (3.39%) Firmware
10 7 (2.97%) Sendmail
11 6 (2.54%) Hyper-V
12 5 (2.12%) Xen
12 5 (2.12%) VMware ESX
12 5 (2.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (1.27%) OpenSSH
13 3 (1.27%) RHEV
13 3 (1.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 59 (25.00%) Puppet
2 23 (9.75%) Nagios
3 19 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.51%) Tivoli
5 10 (4.24%) Zenoss
5 10 (4.24%) YUM
6 8 (3.39%) Ansible
6 8 (3.39%) ZABBIX
7 7 (2.97%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.54%) Vagrant
9 5 (2.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.27%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.27%) Cacti
12 2 (0.85%) CA Wily
12 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 1 (0.42%) Control-M
13 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.42%) OpenView
13 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 137 (58.05%) Red Hat
2 79 (33.47%) VMware
3 43 (18.22%) Oracle
4 27 (11.44%) HP
5 23 (9.75%) Cisco
6 19 (8.05%) IBM
7 17 (7.20%) Citrix
8 16 (6.78%) NetApp
9 12 (5.08%) Microsoft
10 10 (4.24%) Juniper
10 10 (4.24%) EMC
10 10 (4.24%) Veritas
10 10 (4.24%) LANDesk
10 10 (4.24%) F5
11 5 (2.12%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (1.69%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.69%) CA
13 3 (1.27%) Nimsoft
14 2 (0.85%) Splunk
14 2 (0.85%) Google
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