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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 504 502 488
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 118 98 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 70 57
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£375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +10.71%
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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
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 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 4 August 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 4 August 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 0 113 £375 -3.22% 53
London 0 38 £375 -6.25% 29
East of England +13 33 £400 +1.58% 6
South East -15 25 £350 -3.44% 6
Cambridgeshire +1 19 £390 -0.95% 5
Cambridge 0 17 £400 +1.58% 5
Essex +4 14 £400 -
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £400 -
Surrey - 10 £335 - 2
Bristol -1 5 £325 -
South West -21 5 £325 -13.33% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 2
South Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 1
City of London -17 4 £375 +4.52% 12
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
North West - 4 £350 - 3
Berkshire +1 3 £395 - 1
Scotland -1 3 - - 1
East Sussex -6 3 - - 1
Brighton -6 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire -17 3 £363 -14.70%
Hungerford - 3 £395 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 -
Barnsley - 3 £403 -
West Midlands +6 2 £363 - 2
Hampshire -7 2 £381 +1.66% 2
Middlesex - 2 £338 -
Manchester - 2 £330 - 3
Cheshire - 2 £350 -

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 224 (100.00%) Linux
2 125 (55.80%) Red Hat
3 99 (44.20%) Puppet
4 91 (40.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 79 (35.27%) UNIX
6 67 (29.91%) DevOps
7 66 (29.46%) Python
8 59 (26.34%) Configuration Management
9 48 (21.43%) CentOS
10 47 (20.98%) VMware
11 46 (20.54%) Windows
11 46 (20.54%) Bash Shell
12 44 (19.64%) Perl
13 43 (19.20%) Apache
13 43 (19.20%) Opscode Chef
14 41 (18.30%) Ruby
15 40 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
15 40 (17.86%) MySQL
16 39 (17.41%) Shell Script
17 30 (13.39%) Tomcat
18 28 (12.50%) Solaris
19 27 (12.05%) Oracle
20 26 (11.61%) SAN
21 25 (11.16%) Finance
21 25 (11.16%) Jenkins
22 23 (10.27%) PHP
22 23 (10.27%) Web Services
23 22 (9.82%) Nagios
24 21 (9.38%) Java

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 43 (19.20%) Apache
2 30 (13.39%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.91%) JBoss
4 7 (3.13%) IIS
4 7 (3.13%) nginx
5 4 (1.79%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (1.34%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.89%) CMS
7 2 (0.89%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.89%) WordPress
7 2 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.45%) Confluence
8 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.45%) Zope
8 1 (0.45%) Plone
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.45%) Drupal
8 1 (0.45%) Jetty
8 1 (0.45%) Resin
Applications
1 6 (2.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.13%) IaaS
3 5 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.89%) Joyent
6 2 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) GitHub
7 1 (0.45%) Heroku
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.61%) SAN
2 18 (8.04%) DNS
3 13 (5.80%) Firewall
4 12 (5.36%) NAS
5 8 (3.57%) LDAP
6 7 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.68%) SMTP
7 6 (2.68%) Internet
8 4 (1.79%) DHCP
8 4 (1.79%) FTP
8 4 (1.79%) SNMP
9 3 (1.34%) WAN
9 3 (1.34%) LAN
9 3 (1.34%) HTTP
9 3 (1.34%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.34%) SSH
9 3 (1.34%) Network Security
10 2 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.89%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.86%) MySQL
2 12 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.68%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.79%) MarkLogic
7 3 (1.34%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.89%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.89%) MSDE
9 1 (0.45%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.45%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.45%) DB2
9 1 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (11.16%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.70%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.46%) Subversion
4 6 (2.68%) Maven
5 2 (0.89%) RSpec
5 2 (0.89%) Gradle
5 2 (0.89%) Ant
6 1 (0.45%) JIRA
6 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 25 (11.16%) Finance
2 13 (5.80%) Banking
3 6 (2.68%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.23%) Retail
5 2 (0.89%) Law
5 2 (0.89%) Publishing
5 2 (0.89%) German Language
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.27%) Web Services
2 6 (2.68%) LAMP
3 5 (2.23%) Middleware
4 4 (1.79%) XML
4 4 (1.79%) .NET
4 4 (1.79%) PHP-FPM
5 3 (1.34%) HTML
5 3 (1.34%) CSS
6 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.89%) WAMP
7 1 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.45%) Kafka
7 1 (0.45%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.04%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.13%) Clustering
3 6 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.79%) Statistics
4 4 (1.79%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.34%) Replication
5 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.34%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.89%) Physics
7 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 224 (100.00%) Linux
2 91 (40.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 79 (35.27%) UNIX
4 48 (21.43%) CentOS
5 46 (20.54%) Windows
6 28 (12.50%) Solaris
7 18 (8.04%) Fedora
8 13 (5.80%) SUSE
9 10 (4.46%) Debian
10 9 (4.02%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.68%) AIX
11 6 (2.68%) VMS
11 6 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.91%) DevOps
2 59 (26.34%) Configuration Management
3 40 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (7.14%) Migration
5 15 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (6.70%) Open Source
6 13 (5.80%) E-Commerce
7 11 (4.91%) ITIL
8 10 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.13%) Change Management
10 6 (2.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.68%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.23%) Release Management
11 5 (2.23%) Project Management
11 5 (2.23%) Performance Analysis
12 4 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (1.79%) Patch Management
12 4 (1.79%) Data Security
12 4 (1.79%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (29.46%) Python
2 46 (20.54%) Bash Shell
3 44 (19.64%) Perl
4 41 (18.30%) Ruby
5 39 (17.41%) Shell Script
6 23 (10.27%) PHP
7 21 (9.38%) Java
8 14 (6.25%) SQL
9 5 (2.23%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.34%) C
10 3 (1.34%) C++
11 2 (0.89%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.45%) C-shell
12 1 (0.45%) Korn
12 1 (0.45%) Groovy
12 1 (0.45%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 12 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.57%) RHCE
3 6 (2.68%) Degree
4 4 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.89%) RHCSA
5 2 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.89%) RHCA
6 1 (0.45%) CCNA
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.34%) SLA
2 2 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 13 (5.80%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (4.02%) KVM
5 7 (3.13%) iptables
5 7 (3.13%) Xen
6 5 (2.23%) Samba
6 5 (2.23%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.79%) Postfix
7 4 (1.79%) vSphere
7 4 (1.79%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.79%) Ceph
8 2 (0.89%) NFS
8 2 (0.89%) Docker
8 2 (0.89%) Varnish
8 2 (0.89%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.89%) qmail
9 1 (0.45%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 99 (44.20%) Puppet
2 43 (19.20%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (9.82%) Nagios
4 18 (8.04%) Ansible
5 7 (3.13%) Vagrant
5 7 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (2.23%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (1.34%) Ganeti
7 3 (1.34%) Bcfg2
7 3 (1.34%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.89%) SELinux
8 2 (0.89%) Salt
8 2 (0.89%) OpenView
8 2 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.45%) Control-M
9 1 (0.45%) systemd
9 1 (0.45%) Graphite
9 1 (0.45%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 125 (55.80%) Red Hat
2 47 (20.98%) VMware
3 27 (12.05%) Oracle
4 19 (8.48%) Veritas
5 17 (7.59%) HP
6 12 (5.36%) IBM
6 12 (5.36%) EMC
7 9 (4.02%) Sun
8 8 (3.57%) Cisco
9 6 (2.68%) NetApp
10 5 (2.23%) WSO2
10 5 (2.23%) Google
11 4 (1.79%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.79%) Lotus
11 4 (1.79%) Symantec
12 3 (1.34%) Microsoft
13 2 (0.89%) Dell
13 2 (0.89%) Citrix
13 2 (0.89%) Juniper
13 2 (0.89%) Splunk
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