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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 531 507 457
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 69 74 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 58 81
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £289 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%

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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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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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 -69 57 £344 -1.78% 74
London -8 35 £350 -6.66% 45
City of London +19 7 £310 -24.84% 14
South East -30 7 £325 -3.70% 8
Edinburgh - 6 £500 -
Scotland - 6 £500 - 1
South West -26 5 £298 +8.18% 3
Berkshire +7 4 £325 -3.70%
East of England -12 4 £313 +13.63% 5
Essex - 4 £313 -
North West +3 2 £380 +21.60% 4
East Midlands +2 2 £338 +3.84%
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire -6 2 £338 - 5
West Yorkshire - 2 £338 - 2
Devon - 2 - - 1
Leeds - 2 £338 - 2
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £380 - 3
Surrey -4 1 £325 -18.75% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -14 1 - - 1
Hampshire -25 1 £260 -20.00% 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 £400 -
Exeter - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £220 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Linux
2 97 (59.88%) Red Hat
3 73 (45.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (34.57%) UNIX
5 54 (33.33%) VMware
6 47 (29.01%) Puppet
7 42 (25.93%) Apache
8 38 (23.46%) Bash Shell
9 32 (19.75%) Perl
10 30 (18.52%) SAN
10 30 (18.52%) CentOS
11 29 (17.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (17.90%) DevOps
12 26 (16.05%) HP
12 26 (16.05%) MySQL
12 26 (16.05%) Windows
12 26 (16.05%) DNS
13 25 (15.43%) ITIL
14 24 (14.81%) Python
15 23 (14.20%) Opscode Chef
16 22 (13.58%) Shell Script
16 22 (13.58%) Nagios
17 21 (12.96%) Tomcat
18 19 (11.73%) Solaris
18 19 (11.73%) PHP
18 19 (11.73%) LDAP
18 19 (11.73%) Finance
19 16 (9.88%) Ubuntu
19 16 (9.88%) Clustering
19 16 (9.88%) Oracle

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 (25.93%) Apache
2 21 (12.96%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.79%) JBoss
4 7 (4.32%) OpenStack
4 7 (4.32%) Drupal
5 5 (3.09%) nginx
6 4 (2.47%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.47%) Lync
6 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.85%) Moodle
7 3 (1.85%) Confluence
7 3 (1.85%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.62%) Node.js
8 1 (0.62%) Zope
8 1 (0.62%) Plone
8 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.62%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.62%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.47%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.23%) Route 53
5 1 (0.62%) PaaS
5 1 (0.62%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.62%) IaaS
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.52%) SAN
2 26 (16.05%) DNS
3 19 (11.73%) LDAP
4 14 (8.64%) Firewall
5 12 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.79%) SSL
7 10 (6.17%) DHCP
7 10 (6.17%) SSH
8 9 (5.56%) HTTP
9 8 (4.94%) NAS
10 7 (4.32%) SMTP
10 7 (4.32%) VPN
11 4 (2.47%) FTP
11 4 (2.47%) Internet
12 3 (1.85%) OpenVPN
12 3 (1.85%) Network Security
12 3 (1.85%) OSPF
12 3 (1.85%) BGP
12 3 (1.85%) IPsec
12 3 (1.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.05%) MySQL
2 10 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.47%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.85%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.23%) Redis
5 2 (1.23%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.62%) Big Data
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.62%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.62%) DB2
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.62%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.47%) Subversion
3 4 (2.47%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.47%) JIRA
3 4 (2.47%) Hudson
4 2 (1.23%) Ant
4 2 (1.23%) Maven
4 2 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.23%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.62%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.62%) Trac
5 1 (0.62%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (11.73%) Finance
2 8 (4.94%) Banking
3 3 (1.85%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.85%) Electronics
4 2 (1.23%) Law
4 2 (1.23%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.17%) LAMP
2 7 (4.32%) Web Services
3 3 (1.85%) HTML
3 3 (1.85%) CSS
4 2 (1.23%) XML
4 2 (1.23%) Middleware
4 2 (1.23%) jQuery
4 2 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.23%) REST
5 1 (0.62%) Laravel
5 1 (0.62%) HTML5
5 1 (0.62%) Java SE
5 1 (0.62%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.62%) DAO
5 1 (0.62%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.62%) XSLT
5 1 (0.62%) JDBC
5 1 (0.62%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Clustering
1 16 (9.88%) Open Source
2 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.47%) Grid Computing
3 4 (2.47%) Physics
3 4 (2.47%) Chemistry
3 4 (2.47%) Biology
4 3 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.85%) VLE
4 3 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.23%) STB
5 2 (1.23%) iSeries
5 2 (1.23%) Statistics
5 2 (1.23%) Derivative
5 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.62%) User Experience
6 1 (0.62%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (45.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 56 (34.57%) UNIX
4 30 (18.52%) CentOS
5 26 (16.05%) Windows
6 19 (11.73%) Solaris
7 16 (9.88%) Ubuntu
8 15 (9.26%) Debian
9 9 (5.56%) HPUX
10 6 (3.70%) AIX
10 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (3.09%) VMS
12 4 (2.47%) SUSE
12 4 (2.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.85%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (1.23%) Fedora
14 2 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.90%) DevOps
2 25 (15.43%) ITIL
3 14 (8.64%) Configuration Management
4 12 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (6.17%) Load Balancing
6 9 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (4.94%) E-Commerce
8 7 (4.32%) Release Management
8 7 (4.32%) Data Security
9 5 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.47%) Supplier Management
10 4 (2.47%) Software Engineering
10 4 (2.47%) Scrum
10 4 (2.47%) Numerical Analysis
10 4 (2.47%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (1.85%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (1.85%) Change Control
11 3 (1.85%) Identity Management
11 3 (1.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.46%) Bash Shell
2 32 (19.75%) Perl
3 24 (14.81%) Python
4 22 (13.58%) Shell Script
5 19 (11.73%) PHP
6 14 (8.64%) SQL
7 12 (7.41%) Ruby
8 9 (5.56%) Java
9 4 (2.47%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.85%) Bourne shell
10 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.85%) C
11 2 (1.23%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.23%) Korn
12 1 (0.62%) Scala
12 1 (0.62%) Groovy
12 1 (0.62%) AWK
12 1 (0.62%) C++
12 1 (0.62%) VB
12 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (9.26%) RHCE
2 8 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.32%) Degree
4 5 (3.09%) RHCSA
5 4 (2.47%) LPIC
5 4 (2.47%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.85%) CCENT
7 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.62%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.85%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (17.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.79%) NFS
3 10 (6.17%) vSphere
4 9 (5.56%) Active Directory
5 8 (4.94%) KVM
6 7 (4.32%) XenApp
7 6 (3.70%) Samba
7 6 (3.70%) Postfix
7 6 (3.70%) Sendmail
8 5 (3.09%) qmail
9 4 (2.47%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (2.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (2.47%) Xen
9 4 (2.47%) Squid
10 3 (1.85%) Varnish
10 3 (1.85%) OpenSSH
10 3 (1.85%) Firmware
11 2 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (29.01%) Puppet
2 23 (14.20%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (13.58%) Nagios
4 13 (8.02%) Ansible
5 7 (4.32%) Vagrant
6 6 (3.70%) NetBackup
7 5 (3.09%) YUM
7 5 (3.09%) ZABBIX
8 4 (2.47%) Zenoss
9 3 (1.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.85%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.23%) Cacti
10 2 (1.23%) Ganglia
10 2 (1.23%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.62%) logstash
11 1 (0.62%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 1 (0.62%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 97 (59.88%) Red Hat
2 54 (33.33%) VMware
3 26 (16.05%) HP
4 16 (9.88%) Oracle
5 13 (8.02%) IBM
6 11 (6.79%) Cisco
7 10 (6.17%) EMC
8 9 (5.56%) Citrix
8 9 (5.56%) Veritas
9 7 (4.32%) NetApp
10 6 (3.70%) F5
11 5 (3.09%) Microsoft
12 4 (2.47%) Juniper
12 4 (2.47%) Brocade
12 4 (2.47%) Rackspace
12 4 (2.47%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.85%) Nimsoft
14 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.23%) Google
14 2 (1.23%) Percona
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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London
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Rate: Competitive
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
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Posted: 24 days ago
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