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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 515 458 468
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 98 119 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 85 87
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 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 24 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 -50 91 £350 - 80
London -28 49 £375 - 41
City of London +18 17 £320 -20.00% 12
North West +5 16 £313 -1.26% 8
Manchester +4 7 £300 -7.69% 7
South West -30 7 £315 -7.35% 3
South East -34 6 £325 -7.14% 18
East of England -21 5 £338 +22.72% 6
Berkshire +11 3 £200 -40.74% 4
Cheshire +6 3 £305 -0.97% 1
East Midlands +5 3 £350 +7.69%
Cambridge +3 3 £300 +3.44% 5
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £300 +6.19% 5
Liverpool - 3 £450 -
Merseyside - 3 £450 -
Yorkshire -2 2 £335 -16.25% 5
Scotland -5 2 £345 -10.96% 1
Exeter -13 2 £315 -7.35%
Devon -15 2 £315 -7.35%
Hertfordshire -28 2 £375 +36.36% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 3
North East - 2 £225 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £225 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £225 - 1
Watford - 2 £375 - 1
Bristol - 2 £220 - 2
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
Knutsford - 2 £235 -
Leeds - 2 £335 -
Reading +9 1 £200 - 1

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 234 (100.00%) Linux
2 138 (58.97%) Red Hat
3 110 (47.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (32.48%) VMware
5 73 (31.20%) UNIX
6 58 (24.79%) Puppet
7 57 (24.36%) Perl
8 52 (22.22%) Apache
9 48 (20.51%) Bash Shell
10 47 (20.09%) Shell Script
11 46 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
12 44 (18.80%) Oracle
12 44 (18.80%) DNS
13 41 (17.52%) Windows
14 38 (16.24%) ITIL
15 37 (15.81%) CentOS
16 35 (14.96%) DevOps
17 33 (14.10%) LDAP
18 32 (13.68%) SAN
19 31 (13.25%) Python
20 30 (12.82%) Tomcat
20 30 (12.82%) Banking
21 29 (12.39%) Finance
22 28 (11.97%) MySQL
22 28 (11.97%) Cisco
23 27 (11.54%) HTTP
24 26 (11.11%) HP
25 24 (10.26%) Ubuntu
25 24 (10.26%) PHP
25 24 (10.26%) JBoss

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (22.22%) Apache
2 30 (12.82%) Tomcat
3 24 (10.26%) JBoss
4 15 (6.41%) WebSphere
5 13 (5.56%) WebLogic
6 9 (3.85%) GlassFish
7 8 (3.42%) Drupal
7 8 (3.42%) IIS
8 7 (2.99%) OpenStack
9 5 (2.14%) nginx
9 5 (2.14%) Confluence
10 4 (1.71%) MediaWiki
11 3 (1.28%) Moodle
12 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.85%) CMS
12 2 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.43%) AquaLogic
13 1 (0.43%) Zope
13 1 (0.43%) Plone
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Summit
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.28%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.43%) Route 53
5 1 (0.43%) GitHub
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 44 (18.80%) DNS
2 33 (14.10%) LDAP
3 32 (13.68%) SAN
4 27 (11.54%) HTTP
5 23 (9.83%) SSL
6 20 (8.55%) SMTP
7 17 (7.26%) Firewall
8 16 (6.84%) Internet
9 14 (5.98%) TCP/IP
10 11 (4.70%) VPN
10 11 (4.70%) SSH
11 8 (3.42%) NAS
11 8 (3.42%) DHCP
12 6 (2.56%) FTP
12 6 (2.56%) LAN
12 6 (2.56%) WAN
12 6 (2.56%) Network Security
12 6 (2.56%) IPsec
12 6 (2.56%) OSPF
12 6 (2.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.97%) MySQL
2 11 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.99%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.85%) Redis
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.85%) JasperReports
6 2 (0.85%) Ingres
7 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.43%) Informix
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (6.41%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.13%) Subversion
3 8 (3.42%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.99%) Hudson
5 6 (2.56%) JIRA
6 2 (0.85%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.85%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.85%) Introscope
7 1 (0.43%) Trac
7 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.43%) Maven
7 1 (0.43%) Ant
7 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (12.82%) Banking
2 29 (12.39%) Finance
3 4 (1.71%) Retail
3 4 (1.71%) Electronics
4 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.28%) Marketing
5 2 (0.85%) Games
5 2 (0.85%) Law
5 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.41%) LAMP
2 9 (3.85%) Web Services
3 8 (3.42%) Middleware
4 5 (2.14%) CSS
4 5 (2.14%) XML
5 4 (1.71%) HTML
6 3 (1.28%) XSLT
7 2 (0.85%) CGI
7 2 (0.85%) JDBC
7 2 (0.85%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.85%) DAO
7 2 (0.85%) Java EE
7 2 (0.85%) REST
7 2 (0.85%) Laravel
7 2 (0.85%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.85%) jQuery
8 1 (0.43%) HTML5
8 1 (0.43%) HornetQ
8 1 (0.43%) JSON
8 1 (0.43%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.97%) Open Source
2 14 (5.98%) Clustering
3 8 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.71%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.71%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.28%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.28%) Replication
5 3 (1.28%) VLE
5 3 (1.28%) Wiki
5 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.85%) iSeries
6 2 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.85%) STB
6 2 (0.85%) Derivative
6 2 (0.85%) Statistics
6 2 (0.85%) Physics
6 2 (0.85%) Chemistry
6 2 (0.85%) Biology
6 2 (0.85%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 234 (100.00%) Linux
2 110 (47.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 73 (31.20%) UNIX
4 41 (17.52%) Windows
5 37 (15.81%) CentOS
6 24 (10.26%) Ubuntu
6 24 (10.26%) Solaris
7 14 (5.98%) Debian
8 12 (5.13%) HPUX
9 11 (4.70%) AIX
10 10 (4.27%) SUSE
11 5 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.71%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.28%) SELinux
13 3 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.28%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (0.85%) Fedora
14 2 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.24%) ITIL
2 35 (14.96%) DevOps
3 19 (8.12%) Load Balancing
4 18 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 16 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (6.41%) Release Management
7 12 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (4.70%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.42%) Change Management
10 8 (3.42%) Migration
11 6 (2.56%) OO
11 6 (2.56%) E-Commerce
12 5 (2.14%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (1.71%) Mentoring
13 4 (1.71%) Coaching
13 4 (1.71%) Computer Security
13 4 (1.71%) Change Control
13 4 (1.71%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 57 (24.36%) Perl
2 48 (20.51%) Bash Shell
3 47 (20.09%) Shell Script
4 31 (13.25%) Python
5 24 (10.26%) PHP
6 21 (8.97%) Ruby
7 20 (8.55%) Java
8 14 (5.98%) SQL
9 12 (5.13%) C
9 12 (5.13%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.99%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.14%) Korn
12 4 (1.71%) Bourne shell
13 3 (1.28%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.85%) C++
14 2 (0.85%) XPath
15 1 (0.43%) Groovy
15 1 (0.43%) R
15 1 (0.43%) AWK
Qualifications
1 14 (5.98%) Degree
2 13 (5.56%) LPIC
3 12 (5.13%) RHCE
3 12 (5.13%) CCENT
3 12 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.70%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.28%) CCNA
5 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.85%) PhD
6 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.43%) RHCA
7 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.27%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.99%) QA
3 3 (1.28%) SLA
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 46 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.69%) NFS
3 17 (7.26%) Squid
4 14 (5.98%) XenServer
4 14 (5.98%) qmail
5 13 (5.56%) Samba
6 10 (4.27%) Postfix
6 10 (4.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (3.85%) vSphere
8 8 (3.42%) KVM
8 8 (3.42%) Firmware
9 7 (2.99%) Active Directory
9 7 (2.99%) Sendmail
9 7 (2.99%) Hyper-V
10 5 (2.14%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.14%) Xen
10 5 (2.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.28%) OpenSSH
11 3 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.28%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 58 (24.79%) Puppet
2 22 (9.40%) Nagios
3 19 (8.12%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.56%) Zenoss
5 12 (5.13%) Tivoli
6 9 (3.85%) YUM
7 8 (3.42%) Ansible
7 8 (3.42%) ZABBIX
8 7 (2.99%) NetBackup
9 6 (2.56%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.71%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (1.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 3 (1.28%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.28%) Cacti
12 2 (0.85%) CA Wily
13 1 (0.43%) ARCserve
13 1 (0.43%) Ganglia
13 1 (0.43%) Munin
13 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 138 (58.97%) Red Hat
2 76 (32.48%) VMware
3 44 (18.80%) Oracle
4 28 (11.97%) Cisco
5 26 (11.11%) HP
6 17 (7.26%) IBM
6 17 (7.26%) Citrix
6 17 (7.26%) NetApp
7 14 (5.98%) Microsoft
8 13 (5.56%) Juniper
8 13 (5.56%) F5
9 10 (4.27%) LANDesk
9 10 (4.27%) Veritas
9 10 (4.27%) EMC
10 6 (2.56%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (1.71%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.71%) CA
12 3 (1.28%) Nimsoft
13 2 (0.85%) Splunk
13 2 (0.85%) Google
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 Per Day Ltd Co
Posted: 2 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Harwell, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8 to £10 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago