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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 474 437 488
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 156 175 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.36% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 111 58
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £263 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £39.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.87% +112.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £39.25 -
% change year-on-year
-61.78% -

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -32 141 £375 +1.69% 82
London -7 60 £400 +6.66% 39
South East +13 44 £330 +11.86% 15
Surrey +13 20 £330 -28.26% 5
City of London +52 11 £425 +15.25% 15
Yorkshire -7 10 £400 -8.57% 5
Manchester -9 10 £358 -2.05% 4
North West -13 10 £358 -1.37% 6
Berkshire +9 8 £360 +37.14% 4
Hampshire +13 7 £400 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire -5 7 £400 -8.57% 2
Scotland -12 7 £365 -8.75%
East of England 0 6 £360 +15.20% 6
Wales - 6 £319 -
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £394 -
Reading -4 5 £355 +8.23% 2
South West -13 5 £375 +7.14% 5
South Wales - 5 £320 -
Cardiff - 5 £320 -
Leeds -7 4 £400 -8.57% 1
Redhill - 4 £330 - 3
Bradford - 4 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire +10 3 £400 -11.11% 3
Milton Keynes +8 3 £338 -
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £360 - 5
Reigate -3 3 £330 - 1
Cambridge -8 3 £360 - 5
North East -27 3 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £403 - 2
Glasgow +8 2 £345 +0.72%

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 313 (100.00%) Linux
2 162 (51.76%) Red Hat
3 136 (43.45%) Unix
4 112 (35.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (31.31%) Perl
6 97 (30.99%) Puppet
7 96 (30.67%) Bash Shell
8 87 (27.80%) VMware
9 76 (24.28%) Python
10 69 (22.04%) Windows
11 68 (21.73%) Finance
12 65 (20.77%) Oracle
13 56 (17.89%) Solaris
14 52 (16.61%) DevOps
15 50 (15.97%) SAN
16 48 (15.34%) Shell Script
17 47 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
17 47 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 47 (15.02%) CentOS
18 44 (14.06%) Configuration Management
19 42 (13.42%) DNS
20 41 (13.10%) Apache
21 39 (12.46%) Opscode Chef
22 33 (10.54%) Jenkins
22 33 (10.54%) Data Centre
23 32 (10.22%) LDAP
23 32 (10.22%) Nagios
23 32 (10.22%) Veritas
23 32 (10.22%) Ruby
24 31 (9.90%) HP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 41 (13.10%) Apache
2 31 (9.90%) Tomcat
3 26 (8.31%) JBoss
4 12 (3.83%) OpenStack
5 8 (2.56%) nginx
6 5 (1.60%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.28%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.96%) SAS
9 2 (0.64%) IIS
9 2 (0.64%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.64%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.64%) WordPress
10 1 (0.32%) Confluence
10 1 (0.32%) Drupal
10 1 (0.32%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.32%) Jetty
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.96%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.96%) MS Office
2 1 (0.32%) Maple
2 1 (0.32%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.96%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 9 (2.88%) Amazon S3
3 9 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.24%) Amazon Glacier
5 6 (1.92%) SaaS
6 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.96%) Office 365
7 2 (0.64%) IaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (15.97%) SAN
2 42 (13.42%) DNS
3 32 (10.22%) LDAP
4 31 (9.90%) TCP/IP
5 21 (6.71%) HTTP
6 18 (5.75%) DHCP
6 18 (5.75%) Firewall
7 16 (5.11%) NAS
8 14 (4.47%) SSH
9 10 (3.19%) Kerberos
9 10 (3.19%) SSL
9 10 (3.19%) VLAN
10 8 (2.56%) FTP
11 7 (2.24%) Internet
11 7 (2.24%) LAN
11 7 (2.24%) WAN
12 6 (1.92%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.92%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.71%) MySQL
2 17 (5.43%) Oracle Database
3 16 (5.11%) Big Data
4 11 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (2.88%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.60%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.64%) DB2
9 2 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.64%) VLDB
10 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.32%) Informix
10 1 (0.32%) Ingres
10 1 (0.32%) OLTP
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.32%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 33 (10.54%) Jenkins
2 27 (8.63%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.39%) Subversion
4 10 (3.19%) RSpec
5 5 (1.60%) JIRA
6 4 (1.28%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.96%) GitLab
7 3 (0.96%) Maven
8 1 (0.32%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.32%) JConsole
8 1 (0.32%) JMeter
8 1 (0.32%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.32%) Selenium
8 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.32%) VisualVM
8 1 (0.32%) YourKit
General
1 68 (21.73%) Finance
2 26 (8.31%) Banking
3 12 (3.83%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.24%) Back Office
4 7 (2.24%) Retail
5 5 (1.60%) Law
6 4 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.96%) Games
8 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Front Office
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.63%) Web Services
2 17 (5.43%) Middleware
3 10 (3.19%) LAMP
4 6 (1.92%) J2EE
5 5 (1.60%) Akka
6 4 (1.28%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (0.96%) JRuby
7 3 (0.96%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (0.96%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (0.96%) POSIX
8 2 (0.64%) .NET
8 2 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.32%) EDI
9 1 (0.32%) Java EE
9 1 (0.32%) JMS
9 1 (0.32%) MCollective
9 1 (0.32%) PostGIS
9 1 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.54%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.39%) Clustering
3 19 (6.07%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.24%) EMC VMAX
5 7 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.24%) HACMP
6 6 (1.92%) User Experience
7 5 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.60%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.96%) CLARiiON
8 3 (0.96%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.96%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.96%) LPAR
8 3 (0.96%) PlayStation
8 3 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.96%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.64%) CMDB
9 2 (0.64%) Ergonomics
9 2 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 313 (100.00%) Linux
2 136 (43.45%) Unix
3 112 (35.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 69 (22.04%) Windows
5 56 (17.89%) Solaris
6 47 (15.02%) CentOS
7 29 (9.27%) Ubuntu
7 29 (9.27%) Windows Server
8 25 (7.99%) AIX
9 16 (5.11%) SUSE
10 12 (3.83%) Debian
11 11 (3.51%) HPUX
12 8 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.60%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.96%) VMS
15 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.61%) DevOps
2 44 (14.06%) Configuration Management
3 30 (9.58%) ITIL
4 25 (7.99%) Open Source
5 23 (7.35%) Migration
6 22 (7.03%) High Availability
7 19 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (4.79%) Change Management
9 13 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.83%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (3.19%) E-Commerce
11 10 (3.19%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (2.56%) Project Management
13 7 (2.24%) Patch Management
14 6 (1.92%) Analytics
14 6 (1.92%) Capacity Management
15 5 (1.60%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (31.31%) Perl
2 96 (30.67%) Bash Shell
3 76 (24.28%) Python
4 48 (15.34%) Shell Script
5 32 (10.22%) Ruby
6 30 (9.58%) SQL
7 29 (9.27%) Java
8 19 (6.07%) PHP
9 16 (5.11%) Korn
10 13 (4.15%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.51%) JavaScript
12 8 (2.56%) AWK
13 5 (1.60%) Bourne shell
13 5 (1.60%) sed
14 4 (1.28%) C
14 4 (1.28%) C-shell
15 2 (0.64%) C++
15 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.32%) C#
16 1 (0.32%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 22 (7.03%) Degree
2 17 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.88%) LPIC
4 9 (2.88%) RHCT
5 5 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.60%) RHCE
6 4 (1.28%) CCNA
6 4 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.64%) CCSA
7 2 (0.64%) MCSE
7 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.64%) RHCA
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.32%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.32%) VCAP
8 1 (0.32%) VCDX
8 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.15%) SLA
2 4 (1.28%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (9.90%) Active Directory
3 25 (7.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 24 (7.67%) NFS
5 18 (5.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 15 (4.79%) vSphere
7 12 (3.83%) KVM
8 11 (3.51%) iptables
9 9 (2.88%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.56%) Hyper-V
11 7 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.92%) Samba
12 6 (1.92%) Veritas File System
13 5 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (1.60%) vCloud
14 4 (1.28%) Docker
15 3 (0.96%) Sendmail
16 2 (0.64%) GlusterFS
16 2 (0.64%) Postfix
16 2 (0.64%) Squid
Systems Management
1 97 (30.99%) Puppet
2 39 (12.46%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (10.22%) Nagios
4 20 (6.39%) Ansible
5 11 (3.51%) Cacti
6 10 (3.19%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (1.92%) FreeIPA
7 6 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (1.92%) SELinux
8 5 (1.60%) CFEngine
8 5 (1.60%) Ganglia
8 5 (1.60%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.60%) OpenView
8 5 (1.60%) Xymon
8 5 (1.60%) yum
9 4 (1.28%) BladeLogic
9 4 (1.28%) Control-M
10 3 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.96%) logstash
10 3 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 162 (51.76%) Red Hat
2 87 (27.80%) VMware
3 65 (20.77%) Oracle
4 32 (10.22%) Veritas
5 31 (9.90%) HP
6 30 (9.58%) EMC
7 29 (9.27%) IBM
8 24 (7.67%) Cisco
9 11 (3.51%) NetApp
9 11 (3.51%) Splunk
10 10 (3.19%) 3PAR
10 10 (3.19%) Microsoft
11 9 (2.88%) Dell
11 9 (2.88%) Sun
12 7 (2.24%) BMC
12 7 (2.24%) Symantec
13 6 (1.92%) Brocade
13 6 (1.92%) Rackspace
14 5 (1.60%) F5
14 5 (1.60%) New Relic
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