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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 474 437 428
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 127 138 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 94 130
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
- +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £31.25

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -39 119 £375 +7.14% 64
London -3 52 £400 +6.66% 36
South West -3 29 £320 -5.88% 3
City of London +28 14 £300 -14.28% 6
South East -11 14 £375 +15.38% 12
East of England -15 12 £400 +11.11% 6
Cambridgeshire 0 10 £400 - 4
Cambridge -6 10 £400 - 4
North West -6 9 £300 -3.69% 3
Gloucestershire - 7 £390 - 1
Manchester -6 6 £275 -14.06% 2
Gloucester - 6 £395 -
Bristol - 5 £291 - 1
Scotland -16 4 £288 -14.81% 1
Reading +12 2 £200 -27.27%
Berkshire +2 2 £200 -31.91% 3
Oxfordshire -2 2 £425 +13.33% 2
Glasgow -11 2 £270 -36.47% 1
Hertfordshire -15 2 £450 +20.00% 2
St Albans - 2 £450 -
Edinburgh - 2 £338 -
Leeds +6 1 £250 - 1
West Yorkshire 0 1 £250 - 2
Yorkshire -9 1 £250 -11.50% 3
West Midlands -12 1 - -
Hampshire -17 1 £375 +11.11% 1
South Wales - 1 £300 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £500 - 3
Merseyside - 1 £450 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 272 (100.00%) Linux
2 164 (60.29%) Red Hat
3 119 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 82 (30.15%) Perl
4 82 (30.15%) VMware
5 79 (29.04%) UNIX
5 79 (29.04%) Puppet
6 69 (25.37%) Apache
7 64 (23.53%) Bash Shell
8 55 (20.22%) MySQL
9 51 (18.75%) Windows
10 49 (18.01%) Python
10 49 (18.01%) DNS
10 49 (18.01%) Shell Script
11 47 (17.28%) Oracle
12 46 (16.91%) LDAP
13 44 (16.18%) DevOps
14 43 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 40 (14.71%) ITIL
16 39 (14.34%) Ubuntu
17 37 (13.60%) SAN
18 36 (13.24%) Solaris
19 34 (12.50%) Nagios
20 32 (11.76%) Cisco
20 32 (11.76%) Java
20 32 (11.76%) Ruby
21 31 (11.40%) Tomcat
21 31 (11.40%) CentOS
22 29 (10.66%) Banking
22 29 (10.66%) PHP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 69 (25.37%) Apache
2 31 (11.40%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.04%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.68%) nginx
5 9 (3.31%) IIS
6 8 (2.94%) Confluence
6 8 (2.94%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.57%) MediaWiki
8 6 (2.21%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.21%) Drupal
9 5 (1.84%) GlassFish
10 3 (1.10%) Moodle
11 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.37%) Liferay
12 1 (0.37%) Resin
12 1 (0.37%) Mule
12 1 (0.37%) SAS
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.10%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.74%) Joyent
4 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.37%) Route 53
5 1 (0.37%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) IaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (18.01%) DNS
2 46 (16.91%) LDAP
3 37 (13.60%) SAN
4 28 (10.29%) HTTP
5 27 (9.93%) Firewall
6 25 (9.19%) SMTP
6 25 (9.19%) SSL
7 21 (7.72%) TCP/IP
7 21 (7.72%) VPN
8 20 (7.35%) Internet
9 16 (5.88%) SSH
10 14 (5.15%) LAN
10 14 (5.15%) WAN
11 12 (4.41%) DHCP
12 11 (4.04%) SNMP
12 11 (4.04%) NAS
13 9 (3.31%) Network Security
13 9 (3.31%) IPsec
13 9 (3.31%) OSPF
13 9 (3.31%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (20.22%) MySQL
2 25 (9.19%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.68%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.68%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.31%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.94%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.84%) Big Data
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.37%) Informix
Development Applications
1 17 (6.25%) Subversion
1 17 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 16 (5.88%) JIRA
3 15 (5.51%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.41%) Hudson
5 2 (0.74%) Maven
6 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.37%) Ant
6 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.37%) ProC
6 1 (0.37%) Introscope
6 1 (0.37%) Trac
General
1 29 (10.66%) Banking
2 27 (9.93%) Finance
3 7 (2.57%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.21%) Electronics
5 5 (1.84%) Retail
5 5 (1.84%) Games
5 5 (1.84%) Marketing
6 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) Publishing
7 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.35%) LAMP
2 9 (3.31%) Middleware
3 7 (2.57%) Web Services
4 6 (2.21%) CSS
5 5 (1.84%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.47%) HTML
6 4 (1.47%) XML
6 4 (1.47%) JSON
7 3 (1.10%) jQuery
8 2 (0.74%) HTML5
8 2 (0.74%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.37%) Symfony
9 1 (0.37%) Zend Framework
9 1 (0.37%) CakePHP
9 1 (0.37%) Django
9 1 (0.37%) CSS3
9 1 (0.37%) RESTful
9 1 (0.37%) XSLT
9 1 (0.37%) Ajax
9 1 (0.37%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.99%) Open Source
2 6 (2.21%) Wiki
2 6 (2.21%) Firmware
2 6 (2.21%) Clustering
3 5 (1.84%) NHS
3 5 (1.84%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.84%) Digital Media
4 4 (1.47%) FMCG
4 4 (1.47%) PKI
4 4 (1.47%) IPTV
5 3 (1.10%) Statistics
5 3 (1.10%) VLE
5 3 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.10%) DTV
5 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.74%) iSeries
6 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.74%) STB
7 1 (0.37%) CESG
7 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 272 (100.00%) Linux
2 119 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 79 (29.04%) UNIX
4 51 (18.75%) Windows
5 39 (14.34%) Ubuntu
6 36 (13.24%) Solaris
7 31 (11.40%) CentOS
8 28 (10.29%) Debian
9 18 (6.62%) HPUX
10 14 (5.15%) AIX
11 11 (4.04%) SUSE
12 10 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.47%) Windows 7
15 4 (1.47%) SELinux
16 3 (1.10%) Scientific Linux
17 2 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.74%) Fedora
18 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.18%) DevOps
2 40 (14.71%) ITIL
3 26 (9.56%) Configuration Management
3 26 (9.56%) Load Balancing
4 19 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (5.15%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (4.04%) Change Management
6 11 (4.04%) Release Management
7 10 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (3.31%) Migration
9 8 (2.94%) OO
10 7 (2.57%) E-Commerce
10 7 (2.57%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.21%) Data Modelling
12 5 (1.84%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (1.47%) Information Security
13 4 (1.47%) Performance Management
13 4 (1.47%) Computer Security
13 4 (1.47%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 82 (30.15%) Perl
2 64 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 49 (18.01%) Python
3 49 (18.01%) Shell Script
4 32 (11.76%) Ruby
4 32 (11.76%) Java
5 29 (10.66%) PHP
6 17 (6.25%) SQL
7 8 (2.94%) C
7 8 (2.94%) Korn
7 8 (2.94%) Bourne shell
8 7 (2.57%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.57%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.74%) C++
10 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.37%) PHP5
10 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.37%) AWK
10 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (5.88%) Degree
1 16 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.51%) SC Cleared
2 15 (5.51%) LPIC
3 14 (5.15%) CCENT
4 11 (4.04%) RHCE
5 5 (1.84%) CCNA
5 5 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) OCP
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MCSA
7 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.57%) QA
2 6 (2.21%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 43 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.72%) Squid
3 18 (6.62%) NFS
4 17 (6.25%) qmail
5 16 (5.88%) Samba
6 13 (4.78%) Postfix
7 11 (4.04%) XenServer
8 9 (3.31%) vSphere
8 9 (3.31%) KVM
9 8 (2.94%) Active Directory
10 7 (2.57%) Xen
10 7 (2.57%) Sendmail
10 7 (2.57%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (2.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (2.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (1.84%) VMware ESX
13 4 (1.47%) RHEV
14 3 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.10%) Hyper-V
14 3 (1.10%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 79 (29.04%) Puppet
2 34 (12.50%) Nagios
3 17 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (5.88%) ZABBIX
5 15 (5.51%) Zenoss
6 8 (2.94%) YUM
7 7 (2.57%) Cacti
7 7 (2.57%) Tivoli
8 6 (2.21%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.84%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (1.84%) Ansible
10 3 (1.10%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.10%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.74%) Munin
12 1 (0.37%) CA Wily
12 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 164 (60.29%) Red Hat
2 82 (30.15%) VMware
3 47 (17.28%) Oracle
4 32 (11.76%) Cisco
5 25 (9.19%) HP
6 23 (8.46%) JBoss
7 22 (8.09%) NetApp
8 17 (6.25%) Citrix
8 17 (6.25%) IBM
9 15 (5.51%) Microsoft
9 15 (5.51%) Juniper
9 15 (5.51%) F5
10 14 (5.15%) EMC
11 12 (4.41%) Veritas
12 6 (2.21%) SAP
12 6 (2.21%) LANDesk
12 6 (2.21%) Rackspace
13 4 (1.47%) Sun
13 4 (1.47%) CA
14 3 (1.10%) Sybase
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