The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 528 523 502
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 97 93 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 71 57
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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 £318 £291 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK.

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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 -10 92 £375 -5.06% 52
London -8 41 £375 -6.25% 33
South East -18 19 £330 -8.96% 6
East of England +13 17 £400 - 3
Surrey - 10 £330 - 1
Cambridgeshire -6 9 £400 - 3
Essex - 8 £400 -
Cambridge -8 7 £400 - 3
South West -13 6 £325 +8.33% 3
Bristol -1 5 £325 +11.87% 1
Yorkshire -26 5 £400 +60.00% 4
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 2
City of London -1 4 £375 -1.63% 11
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Scotland -4 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire -21 3 £363 -14.70% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 - 1
Barnsley - 3 £403 -
West Midlands +7 2 £363 -
Sheffield - 2 £400 - 2
Middlesex - 2 £338 -
Wembley - 2 £383 -
Glasgow +6 1 - -
Birmingham +5 1 - -
Swindon -4 1 £330 +14.78% 1
Wiltshire -6 1 £330 +11.86% 1
North West -22 1 £350 -22.22% 3
Worcestershire - 1 £363 -

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 211 (100.00%) Linux
2 119 (56.40%) Red Hat
3 98 (46.45%) Puppet
4 83 (39.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 78 (36.97%) UNIX
6 68 (32.23%) DevOps
7 59 (27.96%) Python
8 53 (25.12%) Configuration Management
9 49 (23.22%) Perl
10 46 (21.80%) Bash Shell
11 45 (21.33%) Ruby
11 45 (21.33%) VMware
12 43 (20.38%) Opscode Chef
13 42 (19.91%) Apache
14 40 (18.96%) Amazon AWS
15 39 (18.48%) Shell Script
16 37 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (16.59%) Windows
17 35 (16.59%) MySQL
18 34 (16.11%) CentOS
19 33 (15.64%) Tomcat
20 28 (13.27%) Solaris
20 28 (13.27%) Finance
20 28 (13.27%) Jenkins
21 27 (12.80%) SAN
21 27 (12.80%) Oracle
22 24 (11.37%) Web Services
23 23 (10.90%) Veritas
23 23 (10.90%) Nagios
24 21 (9.95%) PHP

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (19.91%) Apache
2 33 (15.64%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.79%) JBoss
4 7 (3.32%) IIS
5 6 (2.84%) nginx
6 4 (1.90%) WordPress
6 4 (1.90%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.90%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.95%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.95%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Zope
9 1 (0.47%) Plone
9 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.47%) Drupal
9 1 (0.47%) Jetty
9 1 (0.47%) Resin
9 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.95%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.32%) IaaS
3 5 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.95%) Joyent
7 1 (0.47%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) Heroku
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.80%) SAN
2 18 (8.53%) DNS
3 13 (6.16%) NAS
4 12 (5.69%) Firewall
5 8 (3.79%) Internet
5 8 (3.79%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.79%) LDAP
6 7 (3.32%) SMTP
7 6 (2.84%) FTP
7 6 (2.84%) HTTP
7 6 (2.84%) SSH
8 5 (2.37%) Network Security
9 4 (1.90%) LAN
9 4 (1.90%) WAN
9 4 (1.90%) SNMP
10 3 (1.42%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.42%) SSL
10 3 (1.42%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.42%) DHCP
10 3 (1.42%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.59%) MySQL
2 9 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.79%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.84%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.84%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.90%) MarkLogic
6 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.95%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.95%) DB2
7 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.95%) MSDE
8 1 (0.47%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 28 (13.27%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.16%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.32%) Subversion
3 7 (3.32%) Maven
4 4 (1.90%) RSpec
5 2 (0.95%) Gradle
5 2 (0.95%) Ant
6 1 (0.47%) JIRA
6 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 28 (13.27%) Finance
2 13 (6.16%) Banking
3 7 (3.32%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.90%) Retail
5 2 (0.95%) Law
5 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.95%) Publishing
5 2 (0.95%) German Language
6 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Front Office
6 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.37%) Web Services
2 7 (3.32%) LAMP
3 4 (1.90%) .NET
3 4 (1.90%) Middleware
3 4 (1.90%) PHP-FPM
4 3 (1.42%) HTML
4 3 (1.42%) CSS
5 2 (0.95%) J2EE
5 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.95%) WAMP
5 2 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.47%) Kafka
6 1 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.48%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.27%) Clustering
3 7 (3.32%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.37%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.90%) Statistics
6 3 (1.42%) Replication
6 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.95%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.95%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (0.95%) Physics
7 2 (0.95%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.47%) EFT
8 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 211 (100.00%) Linux
2 83 (39.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 78 (36.97%) UNIX
4 35 (16.59%) Windows
5 34 (16.11%) CentOS
6 28 (13.27%) Solaris
7 19 (9.00%) SUSE
8 10 (4.74%) Fedora
9 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.32%) AIX
11 6 (2.84%) Debian
12 5 (2.37%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.95%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (32.23%) DevOps
2 53 (25.12%) Configuration Management
3 37 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (6.64%) Open Source
6 12 (5.69%) E-Commerce
7 11 (5.21%) Migration
8 10 (4.74%) ITIL
9 8 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.84%) Change Management
10 6 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.84%) Load Balancing
11 5 (2.37%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (2.37%) Performance Analysis
12 4 (1.90%) Patch Management
12 4 (1.90%) Project Management
12 4 (1.90%) Data Security
12 4 (1.90%) Workflow
13 3 (1.42%) Release Management
13 3 (1.42%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 59 (27.96%) Python
2 49 (23.22%) Perl
3 46 (21.80%) Bash Shell
4 45 (21.33%) Ruby
5 39 (18.48%) Shell Script
6 21 (9.95%) PHP
7 20 (9.48%) Java
8 12 (5.69%) SQL
9 5 (2.37%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.90%) C
10 4 (1.90%) C++
11 3 (1.42%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.95%) Korn
13 1 (0.47%) Groovy
13 1 (0.47%) C-shell
13 1 (0.47%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 11 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.79%) RHCE
3 5 (2.37%) Degree
4 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.95%) RHCSA
5 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.95%) RHCA
5 2 (0.95%) CCNA
5 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.42%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (9.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 14 (6.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 14 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.74%) Active Directory
4 9 (4.27%) KVM
5 8 (3.79%) iptables
6 7 (3.32%) Samba
7 6 (2.84%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.37%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.37%) NFS
9 4 (1.90%) Xen
9 4 (1.90%) Postfix
9 4 (1.90%) vSphere
10 3 (1.42%) Docker
11 2 (0.95%) Varnish
11 2 (0.95%) vCloud
11 2 (0.95%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.95%) qmail
11 2 (0.95%) Squid
12 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 98 (46.45%) Puppet
2 43 (20.38%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (10.90%) Nagios
4 18 (8.53%) Ansible
5 8 (3.79%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (3.32%) Vagrant
7 6 (2.84%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.95%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.95%) OpenView
9 2 (0.95%) Cacti
9 2 (0.95%) SELinux
9 2 (0.95%) Salt
10 1 (0.47%) Icinga
10 1 (0.47%) systemd
10 1 (0.47%) Graphite
10 1 (0.47%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.47%) logstash
10 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 119 (56.40%) Red Hat
2 45 (21.33%) VMware
3 27 (12.80%) Oracle
4 23 (10.90%) Veritas
5 18 (8.53%) IBM
5 18 (8.53%) HP
6 15 (7.11%) EMC
7 9 (4.27%) Sun
8 7 (3.32%) Cisco
8 7 (3.32%) NetApp
9 5 (2.37%) Google
9 5 (2.37%) WSO2
10 4 (1.90%) Rackspace
10 4 (1.90%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.90%) Symantec
10 4 (1.90%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.90%) Lotus
11 3 (1.42%) Citrix
11 3 (1.42%) Juniper
12 2 (0.95%) BMC
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