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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 448 459 462
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 165 136 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 98 81
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.52 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.95% -
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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +3 155 £375 - 68
London -5 42 £375 -6.25% 42
East of England +26 41 £400 - 4
South East +9 39 £375 -6.25% 7
Cambridgeshire +5 24 £365 -7.30% 3
Cambridge +4 20 £380 -3.49% 3
Essex +5 16 £400 -
South West -26 12 £328 -12.66% 6
Oxfordshire -13 11 £475 +11.76% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £400 -
Surrey +10 8 £350 - 2
City of London -14 8 £375 +14.50% 9
North East - 7 £331 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
Berkshire +9 5 £369 - 2
Bristol -9 5 £325 - 2
North West -24 5 £350 +40.00% 3
South Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 2
Hampshire - 5 £375 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £394 -
Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 3
West Midlands 0 4 £269 - 2
Gloucestershire -15 4 £425 +8.97% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £394 -
East Sussex -2 3 - -
Cheshire -3 3 £350 +64.70%
Brighton -10 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £475 -
Barnsley - 3 £403 - 1

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 289 (100.00%) Linux
2 155 (53.63%) Red Hat
3 126 (43.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 109 (37.72%) Puppet
5 90 (31.14%) UNIX
6 81 (28.03%) Python
7 77 (26.64%) Configuration Management
8 74 (25.61%) DevOps
9 64 (22.15%) VMware
10 60 (20.76%) Windows
11 59 (20.42%) CentOS
12 57 (19.72%) Shell Script
13 54 (18.69%) Bash Shell
14 53 (18.34%) Apache
15 52 (17.99%) MySQL
16 50 (17.30%) Perl
17 47 (16.26%) Opscode Chef
18 46 (15.92%) Ruby
19 44 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
20 43 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
21 38 (13.15%) Tomcat
22 33 (11.42%) Oracle
23 32 (11.07%) Solaris
24 30 (10.38%) SAN
25 28 (9.69%) DNS
26 26 (9.00%) Security Cleared
26 26 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
26 26 (9.00%) Finance
27 25 (8.65%) Web Services
27 25 (8.65%) Java

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (18.34%) Apache
2 38 (13.15%) Tomcat
3 17 (5.88%) JBoss
4 7 (2.42%) IIS
4 7 (2.42%) nginx
5 6 (2.08%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.38%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.38%) Lotus Domino
6 4 (1.38%) WordPress
6 4 (1.38%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.69%) CMS
8 2 (0.69%) Zope
8 2 (0.69%) Plone
8 2 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (2.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 44 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.42%) IaaS
3 6 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.69%) Joyent
6 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.38%) SAN
2 28 (9.69%) DNS
3 14 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.84%) Firewall
4 12 (4.15%) NAS
5 10 (3.46%) SMTP
6 8 (2.77%) HTTP
6 8 (2.77%) LDAP
7 7 (2.42%) FTP
8 6 (2.08%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.08%) SSH
9 4 (1.38%) Network Security
9 4 (1.38%) SSL
9 4 (1.38%) Internet
9 4 (1.38%) DHCP
10 3 (1.04%) Broadband
10 3 (1.04%) SNMP
10 3 (1.04%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.69%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.99%) MySQL
2 15 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.11%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.77%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.77%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.08%) MarkLogic
6 5 (1.73%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.38%) Apache Accumulo
7 4 (1.38%) Impala
8 3 (1.04%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.04%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.35%) Redis
10 1 (0.35%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.35%) Ingres
10 1 (0.35%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (8.65%) Jenkins
2 18 (6.23%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.19%) Subversion
4 5 (1.73%) Maven
5 2 (0.69%) Ant
6 1 (0.35%) JMeter
6 1 (0.35%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.35%) RSpec
6 1 (0.35%) Hudson
6 1 (0.35%) JIRA
6 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (9.00%) Finance
2 15 (5.19%) Banking
3 6 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.73%) Retail
5 4 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.04%) Publishing
6 3 (1.04%) Law
6 3 (1.04%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.69%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.65%) Web Services
2 9 (3.11%) LAMP
3 5 (1.73%) Middleware
4 4 (1.38%) XML
4 4 (1.38%) .NET
4 4 (1.38%) PHP-FPM
4 4 (1.38%) GraphX
5 3 (1.04%) J2EE
5 3 (1.04%) CSS
5 3 (1.04%) HTML
6 2 (0.69%) SOAP
6 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.69%) WAMP
6 2 (0.69%) JSON
7 1 (0.35%) Django
7 1 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.35%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.61%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.15%) Clustering
3 8 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.73%) Replication
6 4 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.38%) Statistics
6 4 (1.38%) Freedom of Information Act
6 4 (1.38%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.38%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.04%) LPAR
7 3 (1.04%) HACMP
8 2 (0.69%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 289 (100.00%) Linux
2 126 (43.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 90 (31.14%) UNIX
4 60 (20.76%) Windows
5 59 (20.42%) CentOS
6 32 (11.07%) Solaris
7 19 (6.57%) Fedora
8 18 (6.23%) Ubuntu
9 16 (5.54%) AIX
10 15 (5.19%) Debian
11 13 (4.50%) SUSE
12 9 (3.11%) VMS
13 5 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (1.04%) HPUX
15 3 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.69%) zOS
16 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (26.64%) Configuration Management
2 74 (25.61%) DevOps
3 43 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (7.27%) Open Source
5 19 (6.57%) ITIL
5 19 (6.57%) Migration
6 17 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (5.19%) E-Commerce
7 15 (5.19%) Change Management
8 13 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (3.11%) Data Migration
11 7 (2.42%) Release Management
11 7 (2.42%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (2.08%) Performance Analysis
12 6 (2.08%) High Availability
12 6 (2.08%) Load Balancing
13 5 (1.73%) Problem Management
13 5 (1.73%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 81 (28.03%) Python
2 57 (19.72%) Shell Script
3 54 (18.69%) Bash Shell
4 50 (17.30%) Perl
5 46 (15.92%) Ruby
6 25 (8.65%) Java
7 23 (7.96%) PHP
8 16 (5.54%) SQL
9 6 (2.08%) C
10 5 (1.73%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.38%) C++
12 3 (1.04%) sed
12 3 (1.04%) AWK
13 2 (0.69%) C#
13 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.35%) SystemTap
14 1 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.92%) RHCE
3 9 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.42%) Degree
5 5 (1.73%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.04%) RHCA
8 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.11%) SLA
2 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 26 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 18 (6.23%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 10 (3.46%) KVM
5 10 (3.46%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.46%) Postfix
6 7 (2.42%) vSphere
6 7 (2.42%) Xen
6 7 (2.42%) Samba
6 7 (2.42%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.42%) iptables
7 6 (2.08%) qmail
8 5 (1.73%) Veritas File System
9 4 (1.38%) SpamAssassin
9 4 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (1.38%) HDFS
9 4 (1.38%) Ceph
10 3 (1.04%) Docker
11 2 (0.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 109 (37.72%) Puppet
2 47 (16.26%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (7.61%) Nagios
4 20 (6.92%) Ansible
5 11 (3.81%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (2.77%) SELinux
6 8 (2.77%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.73%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.04%) Ganeti
8 3 (1.04%) Graphite
8 3 (1.04%) Bcfg2
8 3 (1.04%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.69%) WSUS
9 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.69%) OpenView
9 2 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.69%) yum
9 2 (0.69%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.69%) Salt
9 2 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 155 (53.63%) Red Hat
2 64 (22.15%) VMware
3 33 (11.42%) Oracle
4 24 (8.30%) Veritas
5 20 (6.92%) HP
6 17 (5.88%) IBM
7 15 (5.19%) EMC
8 9 (3.11%) Cisco
9 8 (2.77%) Sun
9 8 (2.77%) NetApp
10 7 (2.42%) Symantec
11 6 (2.08%) Google
11 6 (2.08%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.73%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.73%) Microsoft
12 5 (1.73%) WSO2
13 4 (1.38%) Lotus
13 4 (1.38%) Splunk
14 3 (1.04%) F5
14 3 (1.04%) Juniper
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