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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 446 485 442
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 162 118 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 92 80
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£375 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.52 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -

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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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 +17 149 £375 -3.84% 60
East of England +40 50 £400 +3.22% 8
London -5 39 £375 -9.09% 27
Cambridgeshire +23 35 £350 -9.67% 4
South East +7 35 £394 +15.80% 7
Cambridge +12 29 £350 -9.67% 2
Essex +3 14 £400 -
South West -22 11 £328 -16.02% 5
City of London -4 10 £375 -6.25% 12
Oxfordshire -15 10 £490 +15.29% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £400 -
North West -24 9 £350 +40.00% 5
Hampshire +6 7 £368 - 2
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Berkshire +1 5 £369 -19.83% 2
Bristol -5 5 £325 -13.33% 1
Cheshire -15 4 £350 +64.70%
Manchester -16 4 £355 +42.00% 4
Gloucestershire -18 4 £425 +8.97%
North East - 4 £300 -
Surrey -3 3 £388 +17.42%
Chester -3 3 £350 -
Brighton -5 3 - -
East Sussex -9 3 - -
Hungerford - 3 £395 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Wiltshire 0 2 £400 +45.45% 2
Cheltenham -4 2 £425 -
Cardiff - 2 £363 - 2

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

1 283 (100.00%) Linux
2 146 (51.59%) Red Hat
3 124 (43.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 103 (36.40%) Puppet
5 98 (34.63%) UNIX
6 88 (31.10%) Python
7 77 (27.21%) Configuration Management
8 68 (24.03%) DevOps
9 62 (21.91%) VMware
10 58 (20.49%) Windows
11 55 (19.43%) Shell Script
11 55 (19.43%) CentOS
12 54 (19.08%) Bash Shell
13 50 (17.67%) Perl
14 47 (16.61%) Apache
15 46 (16.25%) MySQL
16 45 (15.90%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (15.90%) Opscode Chef
17 43 (15.19%) Ruby
18 40 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
19 37 (13.07%) Solaris
20 36 (12.72%) Tomcat
21 30 (10.60%) Oracle
22 28 (9.89%) SAN
22 28 (9.89%) Jenkins
23 27 (9.54%) Web Services
23 27 (9.54%) Security Cleared
24 26 (9.19%) Finance
24 26 (9.19%) DNS
25 25 (8.83%) Java

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 47 (16.61%) Apache
2 36 (12.72%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.65%) JBoss
4 7 (2.47%) IIS
5 6 (2.12%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.12%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.77%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.41%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (1.41%) nginx
7 4 (1.41%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.06%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.71%) uWSGI
9 2 (0.71%) Confluence
9 2 (0.71%) WordPress
9 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.47%) IaaS
3 6 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.71%) Joyent
7 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.89%) SAN
2 26 (9.19%) DNS
3 18 (6.36%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.95%) Firewall
5 9 (3.18%) LDAP
5 9 (3.18%) SMTP
5 9 (3.18%) HTTP
6 8 (2.83%) NAS
7 7 (2.47%) FTP
8 6 (2.12%) SSH
8 6 (2.12%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.41%) SSL
9 4 (1.41%) DHCP
9 4 (1.41%) Network Security
10 3 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.06%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (1.06%) Broadband
10 3 (1.06%) Internet
11 2 (0.71%) Wireless
11 2 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.25%) MySQL
2 17 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.83%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.83%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.12%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.77%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.41%) Apache Accumulo
6 4 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.41%) Impala
7 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.71%) HBase
9 1 (0.35%) Redis
9 1 (0.35%) Big Data
9 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.35%) DB2
9 1 (0.35%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 28 (9.89%) Jenkins
2 16 (5.65%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.59%) Subversion
4 5 (1.77%) Maven
5 2 (0.71%) JIRA
5 2 (0.71%) Ant
6 1 (0.35%) JMeter
6 1 (0.35%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.35%) Selenium
6 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.35%) Hudson
6 1 (0.35%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.35%) Gradle
6 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
General
1 26 (9.19%) Finance
2 17 (6.01%) Banking
3 5 (1.77%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.41%) Retail
4 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.41%) Publishing
5 3 (1.06%) Law
5 3 (1.06%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.54%) Web Services
2 4 (1.41%) XML
2 4 (1.41%) .NET
2 4 (1.41%) J2EE
2 4 (1.41%) Middleware
2 4 (1.41%) LAMP
2 4 (1.41%) GraphX
3 3 (1.06%) PHP-FPM
3 3 (1.06%) CSS
4 2 (0.71%) SOAP
4 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.71%) JSON
4 2 (0.71%) WAMP
4 2 (0.71%) HTML
4 2 (0.71%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.71%) WSGI
5 1 (0.35%) Kafka
5 1 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.35%) RESTful
5 1 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.83%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.01%) Clustering
3 8 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.47%) Replication
5 6 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.41%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.41%) Statistics
6 4 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.06%) HACMP
7 3 (1.06%) LPAR
7 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.71%) Wiki
9 1 (0.35%) AS400
9 1 (0.35%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 283 (100.00%) Linux
2 124 (43.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 98 (34.63%) UNIX
4 58 (20.49%) Windows
5 55 (19.43%) CentOS
6 37 (13.07%) Solaris
7 23 (8.13%) AIX
8 20 (7.07%) Fedora
9 18 (6.36%) Ubuntu
10 15 (5.30%) Debian
11 10 (3.53%) SUSE
12 9 (3.18%) VMS
13 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.06%) HPUX
16 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.71%) zOS
16 2 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (27.21%) Configuration Management
2 68 (24.03%) DevOps
3 45 (15.90%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (7.42%) Migration
5 20 (7.07%) Open Source
6 17 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (6.01%) ITIL
7 14 (4.95%) Change Management
8 13 (4.59%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (3.18%) Data Migration
12 8 (2.83%) High Availability
13 7 (2.47%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (2.12%) Performance Analysis
15 5 (1.77%) Load Balancing
15 5 (1.77%) Problem Management
15 5 (1.77%) Data Security
15 5 (1.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.10%) Python
2 55 (19.43%) Shell Script
3 54 (19.08%) Bash Shell
4 50 (17.67%) Perl
5 43 (15.19%) Ruby
6 25 (8.83%) Java
7 24 (8.48%) PHP
8 18 (6.36%) SQL
9 7 (2.47%) C
10 4 (1.41%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.06%) sed
11 3 (1.06%) AWK
11 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.06%) C++
12 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.71%) C#
12 2 (0.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 1 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 27 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.36%) RHCE
3 8 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.47%) Degree
5 6 (2.12%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.06%) RHCA
8 2 (0.71%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.71%) SCSA
8 2 (0.71%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.18%) SLA
2 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 22 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.36%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 11 (3.89%) KVM
5 9 (3.18%) Postfix
6 8 (2.83%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.83%) vSphere
7 7 (2.47%) VMware ESX
7 7 (2.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (2.47%) Veritas File System
8 6 (2.12%) Xen
8 6 (2.12%) Samba
9 5 (1.77%) qmail
9 5 (1.77%) HDFS
9 5 (1.77%) iptables
10 4 (1.41%) Ceph
10 4 (1.41%) SpamAssassin
10 4 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (1.06%) RHEV
11 3 (1.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 103 (36.40%) Puppet
2 45 (15.90%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (7.07%) Nagios
4 17 (6.01%) Ansible
5 14 (4.95%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (2.83%) SELinux
7 6 (2.12%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (1.06%) Bcfg2
9 3 (1.06%) Salt
9 3 (1.06%) Ganeti
9 3 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (1.06%) Graphite
10 2 (0.71%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.71%) WSUS
10 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.71%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.71%) OpenView
10 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 146 (51.59%) Red Hat
2 62 (21.91%) VMware
3 30 (10.60%) Oracle
4 21 (7.42%) Veritas
5 17 (6.01%) HP
6 13 (4.59%) IBM
7 10 (3.53%) EMC
7 10 (3.53%) Cisco
8 8 (2.83%) Sun
8 8 (2.83%) NetApp
8 8 (2.83%) Symantec
9 6 (2.12%) Google
9 6 (2.12%) Rackspace
10 5 (1.77%) 3PAR
10 5 (1.77%) SAP
10 5 (1.77%) Microsoft
10 5 (1.77%) WSO2
11 4 (1.41%) Lotus
12 3 (1.06%) F5
12 3 (1.06%) Splunk
Barnsley
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
First Point
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago