The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 458 445 397
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 135 123 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 82 132
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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 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -21 126 £375 +7.14% 77
London -15 47 £394 +5.00% 43
South West +7 37 £375 +20.96% 5
South East -11 14 £400 +23.07% 16
East of England -23 14 £400 +13.47% 9
Gloucestershire - 14 £390 - 2
City of London +14 13 £328 -6.42% 15
Gloucester - 13 £390 -
Cambridgeshire -1 11 £388 -3.12% 5
Cambridge -2 11 £388 -3.12% 5
North West +4 10 £250 -19.74% 2
Manchester +2 8 £250 -21.25% 1
Bristol -16 7 £325 +4.83% 2
Scotland -17 6 £300 -4.00% 3
Edinburgh - 5 £338 - 2
Kent - 4 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 3 - -
Cheshire +3 2 £213 -31.00%
Oxfordshire -3 2 £425 -5.55% 1
Hertfordshire -7 2 £450 +28.57% 5
St Albans - 2 £450 - 1
Reading +8 1 - - 5
Knutsford +4 1 £195 -
Berkshire 0 1 - - 7
Surrey -7 1 - - 4
Somerset - 1 £413 -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £300 - 2

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Linux
2 156 (59.77%) Red Hat
3 114 (43.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 85 (32.57%) Perl
5 81 (31.03%) VMware
6 76 (29.12%) UNIX
7 69 (26.44%) Apache
7 69 (26.44%) Puppet
8 63 (24.14%) Bash Shell
9 55 (21.07%) MySQL
10 51 (19.54%) Windows
11 49 (18.77%) Oracle
11 49 (18.77%) LDAP
11 49 (18.77%) DNS
12 48 (18.39%) Python
13 46 (17.62%) Shell Script
13 46 (17.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (16.09%) DevOps
15 41 (15.71%) ITIL
16 39 (14.94%) Ubuntu
17 37 (14.18%) Solaris
18 36 (13.79%) SAN
19 33 (12.64%) Nagios
20 32 (12.26%) Cisco
20 32 (12.26%) Java
21 31 (11.88%) PHP
21 31 (11.88%) Debian
21 31 (11.88%) CentOS
22 30 (11.49%) Ruby
23 29 (11.11%) Load Balancing

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (26.44%) Apache
2 28 (10.73%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.83%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.83%) nginx
4 9 (3.45%) IIS
4 9 (3.45%) Confluence
5 7 (2.68%) MediaWiki
6 6 (2.30%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.30%) Drupal
7 4 (1.53%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.53%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.15%) Moodle
9 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.38%) Liferay
10 1 (0.38%) Resin
10 1 (0.38%) Mule
10 1 (0.38%) SAS
10 1 (0.38%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.38%) Zope
10 1 (0.38%) Plone
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.53%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.77%) Joyent
5 1 (0.38%) Route 53
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 49 (18.77%) LDAP
1 49 (18.77%) DNS
2 36 (13.79%) SAN
3 29 (11.11%) Firewall
4 26 (9.96%) HTTP
5 25 (9.58%) SMTP
5 25 (9.58%) SSL
6 24 (9.20%) TCP/IP
7 22 (8.43%) VPN
8 20 (7.66%) Internet
9 15 (5.75%) SSH
10 13 (4.98%) LAN
10 13 (4.98%) WAN
11 12 (4.60%) DHCP
12 11 (4.21%) SNMP
12 11 (4.21%) NAS
13 10 (3.83%) Network Security
13 10 (3.83%) IPsec
14 9 (3.45%) OSPF
14 9 (3.45%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (21.07%) MySQL
2 24 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.51%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.98%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.21%) SQL Server
6 9 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.53%) Big Data
7 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.38%) Informix
Development Applications
1 17 (6.51%) Subversion
2 16 (6.13%) JIRA
3 15 (5.75%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.60%) Hudson
5 2 (0.77%) Maven
6 1 (0.38%) Ant
6 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.38%) ProC
6 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.38%) Trac
General
1 27 (10.34%) Finance
1 27 (10.34%) Banking
2 7 (2.68%) Electronics
2 7 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.92%) Marketing
4 4 (1.53%) Games
4 4 (1.53%) Retail
5 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.43%) LAMP
2 8 (3.07%) Middleware
3 6 (2.30%) CSS
4 5 (1.92%) Web Services
4 5 (1.92%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.53%) XML
5 4 (1.53%) JSON
6 3 (1.15%) HTML
7 2 (0.77%) jQuery
7 2 (0.77%) HTML5
8 1 (0.38%) CSS3
8 1 (0.38%) MapReduce
8 1 (0.38%) HornetQ
8 1 (0.38%) RESTful
8 1 (0.38%) J2EE
8 1 (0.38%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.38%) Symfony
8 1 (0.38%) Zend Framework
8 1 (0.38%) CakePHP
8 1 (0.38%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.90%) Open Source
2 8 (3.07%) Clustering
3 6 (2.30%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.30%) Wiki
4 5 (1.92%) FMCG
4 5 (1.92%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.53%) PKI
5 4 (1.53%) IPTV
5 4 (1.53%) NHS
6 3 (1.15%) DTV
6 3 (1.15%) Statistics
6 3 (1.15%) VLE
6 3 (1.15%) STB
6 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.77%) iSeries
7 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.77%) Replication
7 2 (0.77%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.77%) Firmware
7 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 261 (100.00%) Linux
2 114 (43.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 76 (29.12%) UNIX
4 51 (19.54%) Windows
5 39 (14.94%) Ubuntu
6 37 (14.18%) Solaris
7 31 (11.88%) Debian
7 31 (11.88%) CentOS
8 15 (5.75%) HPUX
9 13 (4.98%) AIX
10 11 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.68%) SUSE
13 4 (1.53%) SELinux
14 3 (1.15%) Scientific Linux
14 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.38%) Fedora
16 1 (0.38%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.09%) DevOps
2 41 (15.71%) ITIL
3 29 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 24 (9.20%) Configuration Management
5 18 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (4.21%) Change Management
9 10 (3.83%) Release Management
9 10 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (3.45%) Migration
11 8 (3.07%) OO
12 7 (2.68%) E-Commerce
13 6 (2.30%) Data Modelling
13 6 (2.30%) Problem Management
13 6 (2.30%) Capacity Management
14 5 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
15 4 (1.53%) Performance Management
15 4 (1.53%) Computer Security
15 4 (1.53%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 85 (32.57%) Perl
2 63 (24.14%) Bash Shell
3 48 (18.39%) Python
4 46 (17.62%) Shell Script
5 32 (12.26%) Java
6 31 (11.88%) PHP
7 30 (11.49%) Ruby
8 16 (6.13%) SQL
9 9 (3.45%) C
10 8 (3.07%) Bourne shell
11 7 (2.68%) Korn
11 7 (2.68%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.92%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.38%) PHP5
13 1 (0.38%) AWK
13 1 (0.38%) C++
13 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (6.13%) Degree
2 15 (5.75%) SC Cleared
2 15 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.75%) LPIC
3 14 (5.36%) CCENT
4 10 (3.83%) RHCE
5 5 (1.92%) CCNA
5 5 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.38%) OCP
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.38%) HND
8 1 (0.38%) MCSE
8 1 (0.38%) MCSA
8 1 (0.38%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.68%) QA
2 5 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.77%) SLA
3 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 46 (17.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (8.43%) Squid
3 18 (6.90%) NFS
4 17 (6.51%) Samba
4 17 (6.51%) qmail
5 13 (4.98%) Postfix
6 12 (4.60%) KVM
7 11 (4.21%) Active Directory
8 10 (3.83%) XenServer
9 9 (3.45%) vSphere
10 8 (3.07%) Xen
11 7 (2.68%) Sendmail
12 6 (2.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (2.30%) RHEV
12 6 (2.30%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (1.53%) VMware ESX
14 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
14 3 (1.15%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 69 (26.44%) Puppet
2 33 (12.64%) Nagios
3 16 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (5.75%) ZABBIX
4 15 (5.75%) Zenoss
5 7 (2.68%) YUM
5 7 (2.68%) Cacti
6 5 (1.92%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.92%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (1.53%) Ansible
8 3 (1.15%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.77%) Munin
9 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.77%) Control-M
9 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.77%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 156 (59.77%) Red Hat
2 81 (31.03%) VMware
3 49 (18.77%) Oracle
4 32 (12.26%) Cisco
5 22 (8.43%) NetApp
6 20 (7.66%) JBoss
7 18 (6.90%) HP
8 16 (6.13%) Microsoft
8 16 (6.13%) F5
9 15 (5.75%) Juniper
10 13 (4.98%) IBM
11 12 (4.60%) EMC
12 11 (4.21%) Citrix
13 10 (3.83%) Veritas
14 6 (2.30%) Sun
14 6 (2.30%) SAP
15 5 (1.92%) Rackspace
15 5 (1.92%) LANDesk
16 4 (1.53%) SaltStack
17 3 (1.15%) CheckPoint
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