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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 488 446 415
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 123 137 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 95 130
Average daily rate
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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 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50

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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
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 2007 2141 2629
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 £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -30 115 £375 +7.14% 55
London -4 51 £391 +4.33% 35
South West -10 25 £315 -7.35% 1
City of London +32 15 £300 -17.24% 9
South East -13 13 £363 +11.53% 10
East of England -18 12 £400 +15.94% 7
North West -3 11 £300 -3.69% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 10 £400 - 7
Cambridge -1 10 £400 - 7
Manchester +1 6 £300 -6.25% 2
Gloucestershire - 5 £390 -
Scotland -12 4 £288 -14.81% 1
Gloucester - 4 £395 -
Bristol - 4 £291 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £450 -
Merseyside - 3 £450 -
Reading +8 2 £200 -27.27%
Berkshire +6 2 £200 -31.91% 3
Hertfordshire -12 2 £450 - 2
Glasgow -19 2 £270 -36.47%
Edinburgh - 2 £338 -
St Albans - 2 £450 -
Leeds +6 1 £250 - 1
West Yorkshire +3 1 £250 - 1
Yorkshire -6 1 £250 -11.50% 1
Oxfordshire -6 1 £350 -6.66% 2
Hampshire -13 1 £375 +11.11%
West Midlands -18 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £300 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 250 (100.00%) Linux
2 152 (60.80%) Red Hat
3 114 (45.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (30.40%) VMware
5 75 (30.00%) UNIX
5 75 (30.00%) Perl
6 72 (28.80%) Puppet
7 62 (24.80%) Apache
8 57 (22.80%) Bash Shell
9 48 (19.20%) Shell Script
10 46 (18.40%) DNS
10 46 (18.40%) MySQL
10 46 (18.40%) Windows
11 44 (17.60%) LDAP
11 44 (17.60%) DevOps
12 43 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 43 (17.20%) Python
13 42 (16.80%) Oracle
14 40 (16.00%) ITIL
14 40 (16.00%) SAN
15 32 (12.80%) Solaris
16 30 (12.00%) Banking
16 30 (12.00%) Cisco
17 29 (11.60%) Tomcat
17 29 (11.60%) Ubuntu
17 29 (11.60%) CentOS
18 28 (11.20%) Ruby
19 27 (10.80%) Finance
19 27 (10.80%) HTTP
19 27 (10.80%) Nagios

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 62 (24.80%) Apache
2 29 (11.60%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.80%) WebSphere
4 10 (4.00%) nginx
5 9 (3.60%) WebLogic
5 9 (3.60%) IIS
6 8 (3.20%) Confluence
6 8 (3.20%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.80%) MediaWiki
8 6 (2.40%) Drupal
8 6 (2.40%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.20%) Moodle
10 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.40%) Resin
11 1 (0.40%) Mule
11 1 (0.40%) Liferay
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.40%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.40%) CMS
11 1 (0.40%) Zope
Applications
1 5 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.80%) Joyent
3 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) GitHub
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (18.40%) DNS
2 44 (17.60%) LDAP
3 40 (16.00%) SAN
4 27 (10.80%) HTTP
5 25 (10.00%) Firewall
6 24 (9.60%) SMTP
6 24 (9.60%) SSL
7 21 (8.40%) VPN
8 19 (7.60%) TCP/IP
8 19 (7.60%) Internet
9 14 (5.60%) LAN
9 14 (5.60%) WAN
9 14 (5.60%) SSH
10 11 (4.40%) NAS
10 11 (4.40%) SNMP
11 10 (4.00%) DHCP
12 9 (3.60%) OSPF
12 9 (3.60%) BGP
12 9 (3.60%) Network Security
12 9 (3.60%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (18.40%) MySQL
2 23 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.60%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.20%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.80%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.60%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.40%) Informix
9 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (6.80%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.40%) Subversion
3 15 (6.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.40%) Hudson
4 11 (4.40%) JIRA
5 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.40%) Maven
5 1 (0.40%) Ant
5 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.40%) Introscope
5 1 (0.40%) Trac
General
1 30 (12.00%) Banking
2 27 (10.80%) Finance
3 6 (2.40%) Electronics
4 5 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.00%) Games
5 4 (1.60%) Marketing
5 4 (1.60%) Retail
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.20%) LAMP
2 9 (3.60%) Middleware
3 7 (2.80%) Web Services
4 6 (2.40%) CSS
5 5 (2.00%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.60%) HTML
7 3 (1.20%) XML
7 3 (1.20%) JSON
8 2 (0.80%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.80%) jQuery
8 2 (0.80%) HTML5
9 1 (0.40%) CSS3
9 1 (0.40%) Java SE
9 1 (0.40%) Java EE
9 1 (0.40%) HornetQ
9 1 (0.40%) Zend Framework
9 1 (0.40%) Django
9 1 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.60%) Open Source
2 7 (2.80%) Firmware
3 6 (2.40%) Clustering
3 6 (2.40%) Wiki
4 4 (1.60%) Digital Media
4 4 (1.60%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.60%) NHS
4 4 (1.60%) PKI
5 3 (1.20%) IPTV
5 3 (1.20%) Statistics
5 3 (1.20%) VLE
5 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.20%) DTV
5 3 (1.20%) FMCG
6 2 (0.80%) iSeries
6 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.80%) STB
7 1 (0.40%) CESG
7 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 250 (100.00%) Linux
2 114 (45.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 75 (30.00%) UNIX
4 46 (18.40%) Windows
5 32 (12.80%) Solaris
6 29 (11.60%) CentOS
6 29 (11.60%) Ubuntu
7 19 (7.60%) HPUX
8 17 (6.80%) Debian
9 14 (5.60%) AIX
10 10 (4.00%) SUSE
11 7 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (1.60%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.60%) SELinux
15 3 (1.20%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.80%) Fedora
17 1 (0.40%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.60%) DevOps
2 40 (16.00%) ITIL
3 25 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 19 (7.60%) Configuration Management
5 18 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (5.60%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.80%) Release Management
9 10 (4.00%) Change Management
10 9 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (3.20%) OO
12 7 (2.80%) Migration
12 7 (2.80%) Problem Management
13 6 (2.40%) Data Modelling
14 4 (1.60%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (1.60%) E-Commerce
14 4 (1.60%) Information Security
14 4 (1.60%) Performance Management
14 4 (1.60%) Computer Security
14 4 (1.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 75 (30.00%) Perl
2 57 (22.80%) Bash Shell
3 48 (19.20%) Shell Script
4 43 (17.20%) Python
5 28 (11.20%) Ruby
6 24 (9.60%) PHP
7 23 (9.20%) Java
8 16 (6.40%) SQL
9 9 (3.60%) C
10 8 (3.20%) Korn
10 8 (3.20%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.20%) Bourne shell
11 6 (2.40%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.80%) C++
13 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.40%) R
13 1 (0.40%) PHP5
13 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.40%) AWK
Qualifications
1 15 (6.00%) LPIC
1 15 (6.00%) Degree
1 15 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.60%) CCENT
2 14 (5.60%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.40%) RHCE
4 4 (1.60%) CCNA
4 4 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.40%) MCSA
6 1 (0.40%) PhD
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.40%) OCP
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.80%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.40%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 43 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.00%) Squid
3 17 (6.80%) NFS
3 17 (6.80%) qmail
4 15 (6.00%) Samba
5 13 (5.20%) Postfix
5 13 (5.20%) XenServer
6 9 (3.60%) vSphere
6 9 (3.60%) KVM
7 8 (3.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (3.20%) Active Directory
8 7 (2.80%) Sendmail
9 6 (2.40%) Xen
10 5 (2.00%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.20%) OpenSSH
12 3 (1.20%) Hyper-V
12 3 (1.20%) RHEV
12 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 72 (28.80%) Puppet
2 27 (10.80%) Nagios
3 18 (7.20%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (6.00%) Zenoss
5 12 (4.80%) ZABBIX
6 8 (3.20%) Tivoli
6 8 (3.20%) YUM
7 6 (2.40%) Ansible
7 6 (2.40%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.00%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.20%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.20%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.80%) Cacti
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.80%) Munin
10 2 (0.80%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.40%) SCCM
11 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 152 (60.80%) Red Hat
2 76 (30.40%) VMware
3 42 (16.80%) Oracle
4 30 (12.00%) Cisco
5 23 (9.20%) HP
6 22 (8.80%) JBoss
7 21 (8.40%) NetApp
8 17 (6.80%) Citrix
9 16 (6.40%) IBM
10 15 (6.00%) Microsoft
10 15 (6.00%) Juniper
10 15 (6.00%) F5
11 13 (5.20%) EMC
12 10 (4.00%) Veritas
13 7 (2.80%) LANDesk
14 6 (2.40%) Rackspace
14 6 (2.40%) SAP
15 4 (1.60%) Sun
15 4 (1.60%) CA
16 3 (1.20%) Nimsoft
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