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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 458 462 426
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 120 113 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 71 80
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£350 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £18.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.51% -43.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -

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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 March 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 -16 109 £350 -6.66% 64
London -30 31 £413 +10.00% 30
South East -8 28 £375 +11.94% 11
South West -2 20 £290 -23.68% 10
Bristol +8 10 £290 -25.16% 4
East of England +19 9 £213 - 7
Surrey -1 8 £425 +32.81% 1
East Midlands -5 8 £388 -3.12% 1
City of London +9 7 £375 +8.30% 15
Hampshire -6 7 £239 -31.78% 2
Oxfordshire - 6 £479 - 2
Devon - 6 £313 - 4
Cambridgeshire +8 5 £250 - 2
Cambridge +6 5 £250 - 2
Yorkshire -7 5 £313 -34.21% 2
West Yorkshire -9 5 £313 -34.21% 2
North West -16 5 £325 -23.52% 3
Farnborough - 5 £238 -
Scotland -5 4 £325 +195.45% 3
Berkshire -3 3 £350 -0.21% 2
West Midlands -5 3 £310 -
Glasgow - 3 £325 -
Leeds - 3 £280 - 2
Oxford - 3 £535 - 1
North East +3 2 £450 -
Gloucester -4 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire -8 2 £350 -
Northamptonshire -9 2 £400 -
Kent -11 2 £550 +44.26%
Nottingham -12 2 £350 -

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 257 (100.00%) Linux
2 129 (50.19%) Red Hat
3 117 (45.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 84 (32.68%) UNIX
5 81 (31.52%) Puppet
6 74 (28.79%) VMware
7 67 (26.07%) CentOS
8 59 (22.96%) Python
9 58 (22.57%) Apache
10 56 (21.79%) Windows
11 55 (21.40%) Bash Shell
12 47 (18.29%) Perl
13 44 (17.12%) Shell Script
14 42 (16.34%) Finance
15 41 (15.95%) Oracle
16 40 (15.56%) MySQL
16 40 (15.56%) Configuration Management
17 37 (14.40%) Solaris
17 37 (14.40%) DevOps
18 34 (13.23%) Tomcat
19 29 (11.28%) Clustering
20 28 (10.89%) Banking
20 28 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
20 28 (10.89%) SQL
21 27 (10.51%) ITIL
21 27 (10.51%) DNS
22 26 (10.12%) TCP/IP
22 26 (10.12%) SAN
22 26 (10.12%) Ubuntu
22 26 (10.12%) Opscode Chef

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 58 (22.57%) Apache
2 34 (13.23%) Tomcat
3 22 (8.56%) JBoss
4 13 (5.06%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.33%) uWSGI
6 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.95%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.95%) nginx
7 4 (1.56%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.56%) Lync
7 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.17%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.17%) Drupal
8 3 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.17%) AquaLogic
9 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.78%) Confluence
9 2 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Stata
3 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Agresso
1 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.78%) Joyent
4 2 (0.78%) Route 53
4 2 (0.78%) GitHub
4 2 (0.78%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.39%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.39%) Datadog
5 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.51%) DNS
2 26 (10.12%) TCP/IP
2 26 (10.12%) SAN
3 16 (6.23%) LDAP
3 16 (6.23%) HTTP
4 12 (4.67%) Firewall
5 10 (3.89%) DHCP
6 9 (3.50%) SSH
7 7 (2.72%) SMTP
7 7 (2.72%) SSL
7 7 (2.72%) VPN
8 6 (2.33%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.33%) VLAN
9 5 (1.95%) FTP
9 5 (1.95%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.56%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.17%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (1.17%) Internet
12 2 (0.78%) IPv6
12 2 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.56%) MySQL
2 16 (6.23%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.50%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.11%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.11%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.56%) Redis
7 4 (1.56%) Big Data
8 3 (1.17%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.17%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.17%) DB2
8 3 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.78%) HBase
9 2 (0.78%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 24 (9.34%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.17%) Jenkins
2 21 (8.17%) Subversion
3 6 (2.33%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.95%) Maven
5 3 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.78%) JIRA
6 2 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.39%) Gradle
7 1 (0.39%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.39%) Hudson
7 1 (0.39%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.39%) Selenium
7 1 (0.39%) Ant
7 1 (0.39%) JMeter
7 1 (0.39%) CruiseControl
General
1 42 (16.34%) Finance
2 28 (10.89%) Banking
3 6 (2.33%) Retail
4 4 (1.56%) Law
5 2 (0.78%) Legal
5 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.78%) Publishing
5 2 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.39%) Front Office
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.67%) Web Services
2 6 (2.33%) XML
2 6 (2.33%) Regular Expression
2 6 (2.33%) WSGI
3 5 (1.95%) Middleware
4 3 (1.17%) LAMP
4 3 (1.17%) Java EE
5 2 (0.78%) JSON
5 2 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.78%) REST
5 2 (0.78%) .NET
5 2 (0.78%) CSS
5 2 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.78%) beanstalkd
6 1 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.39%) HTML
6 1 (0.39%) J2EE
6 1 (0.39%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.28%) Clustering
2 21 (8.17%) Open Source
3 10 (3.89%) Replication
4 6 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.33%) Wiki
5 5 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.56%) Grid Computing
6 4 (1.56%) Physics
6 4 (1.56%) Chemistry
6 4 (1.56%) Biology
7 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.17%) Derivative
7 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.17%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.78%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.39%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 257 (100.00%) Linux
2 117 (45.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 84 (32.68%) UNIX
4 67 (26.07%) CentOS
5 56 (21.79%) Windows
6 37 (14.40%) Solaris
7 26 (10.12%) Ubuntu
8 22 (8.56%) AIX
9 19 (7.39%) Debian
10 13 (5.06%) Fedora
11 12 (4.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (3.50%) SUSE
13 8 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (3.11%) VMS
14 7 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (1.56%) HPUX
17 3 (1.17%) Mac OS X
17 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 2 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.56%) Configuration Management
2 37 (14.40%) DevOps
3 27 (10.51%) ITIL
4 23 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (7.00%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (5.84%) E-Commerce
7 12 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (3.89%) Change Management
9 10 (3.89%) Migration
10 9 (3.50%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (3.11%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (2.72%) High Availability
12 7 (2.72%) Load Balancing
12 7 (2.72%) Software Engineering
13 6 (2.33%) Mentoring
14 5 (1.95%) Problem Management
14 5 (1.95%) Release Management
14 5 (1.95%) Network Management
14 5 (1.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.96%) Python
2 55 (21.40%) Bash Shell
3 47 (18.29%) Perl
4 44 (17.12%) Shell Script
5 28 (10.89%) SQL
6 24 (9.34%) PHP
6 24 (9.34%) Java
7 17 (6.61%) PL/SQL
7 17 (6.61%) Ruby
8 5 (1.95%) C
9 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.17%) Korn
11 2 (0.78%) Groovy
11 2 (0.78%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.78%) C++
11 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.39%) VB
12 1 (0.39%) Scala
12 1 (0.39%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 24 (9.34%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.23%) RHCE
3 10 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.72%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.72%) RHCT
5 6 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.33%) Degree
6 4 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.17%) SCSA
7 3 (1.17%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.39%) RHCA
8 1 (0.39%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.56%) SLA
2 2 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.39%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.28%) vSphere
4 9 (3.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (2.72%) Samba
5 7 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.72%) KVM
6 6 (2.33%) Postfix
6 6 (2.33%) Shibboleth
7 4 (1.56%) XenApp
7 4 (1.56%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.56%) qmail
7 4 (1.56%) Ceph
8 3 (1.17%) RHEV
8 3 (1.17%) SpamAssassin
8 3 (1.17%) Xen
8 3 (1.17%) Firmware
8 3 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.17%) Veritas File System
8 3 (1.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 81 (31.52%) Puppet
2 26 (10.12%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (7.78%) Nagios
4 15 (5.84%) Ansible
5 12 (4.67%) SELinux
5 12 (4.67%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (3.11%) Control-M
7 7 (2.72%) yum
8 5 (1.95%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.56%) logstash
9 4 (1.56%) Salt
9 4 (1.56%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.17%) OpenView
10 3 (1.17%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.17%) Ganglia
10 3 (1.17%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.17%) Bcfg2
10 3 (1.17%) Ganeti
11 2 (0.78%) Graphite
11 2 (0.78%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 129 (50.19%) Red Hat
2 74 (28.79%) VMware
3 41 (15.95%) Oracle
4 20 (7.78%) HP
5 13 (5.06%) Veritas
6 9 (3.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.50%) Cisco
7 8 (3.11%) IBM
8 6 (2.33%) Sun
9 5 (1.95%) Citrix
9 5 (1.95%) SAP
9 5 (1.95%) Brocade
9 5 (1.95%) F5
9 5 (1.95%) Splunk
9 5 (1.95%) Percona
10 4 (1.56%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.56%) NetApp
11 3 (1.17%) EMC
11 3 (1.17%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.17%) Rackspace
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