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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 514 497 485
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 92 95 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 63 93
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 -2 89 £395 +12.85% 55
London +19 51 £400 +6.66% 28
South East -10 12 £350 - 12
South West - 12 £300 - 1
City of London +21 10 £375 - 6
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £400 +3.22% 8
Cambridge -6 8 £400 +3.22% 8
East of England -32 8 £400 +12.67% 9
North West -4 3 £450 +40.62% 4
Merseyside - 3 £450 -
Liverpool - 3 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £400 -
Berkshire +11 2 £200 -38.46% 5
Bristol - 2 £308 - 1
Harrow - 2 £400 - 2
Gloucester - 2 £400 -
Reading - 2 £200 - 1
Leeds +2 1 £250 - 2
West Yorkshire +1 1 £250 - 2
Hampshire -5 1 £375 +15.38% 1
Oxfordshire -7 1 £350 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire -8 1 £250 -16.66% 4
Scotland -15 1 £300 -14.28%
Glasgow -17 1 £300 -29.41%
West Midlands -19 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £500 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
South Wales - 1 £300 -
Leicester - 1 £500 -

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 174 (100.00%) Linux
2 110 (63.22%) Red Hat
3 77 (44.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (35.06%) UNIX
5 56 (32.18%) Puppet
6 54 (31.03%) Perl
7 51 (29.31%) VMware
8 44 (25.29%) Bash Shell
9 39 (22.41%) LDAP
10 37 (21.26%) DNS
11 36 (20.69%) MySQL
11 36 (20.69%) Apache
11 36 (20.69%) SAN
12 34 (19.54%) DevOps
13 33 (18.97%) Python
14 30 (17.24%) ITIL
15 28 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (16.09%) Ubuntu
16 27 (15.52%) Shell Script
17 26 (14.94%) Windows
18 25 (14.37%) Solaris
18 25 (14.37%) PHP
18 25 (14.37%) Nagios
19 23 (13.22%) Load Balancing
19 23 (13.22%) Cisco
19 23 (13.22%) HP
20 22 (12.64%) SSL
20 22 (12.64%) Firewall
20 22 (12.64%) Ruby
21 20 (11.49%) CentOS

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 36 (20.69%) Apache
2 11 (6.32%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.17%) nginx
4 8 (4.60%) Confluence
4 8 (4.60%) OpenStack
5 7 (4.02%) MediaWiki
6 6 (3.45%) Drupal
7 3 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.72%) Moodle
8 2 (1.15%) IIS
9 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.57%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.57%) Zope
9 1 (0.57%) Plone
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.15%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.57%) PaaS
3 1 (0.57%) GitHub
3 1 (0.57%) IaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.41%) LDAP
2 37 (21.26%) DNS
3 36 (20.69%) SAN
4 22 (12.64%) SSL
4 22 (12.64%) Firewall
5 19 (10.92%) HTTP
6 18 (10.34%) SMTP
7 16 (9.20%) VPN
7 16 (9.20%) Internet
8 13 (7.47%) LAN
8 13 (7.47%) WAN
9 11 (6.32%) TCP/IP
10 9 (5.17%) OSPF
10 9 (5.17%) BGP
10 9 (5.17%) IPsec
10 9 (5.17%) Network Security
10 9 (5.17%) NAS
11 8 (4.60%) SSH
12 7 (4.02%) DHCP
13 6 (3.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.69%) MySQL
2 16 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.72%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.57%) Informix
6 1 (0.57%) Redis
6 1 (0.57%) Big Data
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (8.62%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.47%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.90%) Subversion
4 11 (6.32%) JIRA
5 10 (5.75%) Hudson
6 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.57%) Maven
6 1 (0.57%) Ant
6 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.57%) Trac
General
1 16 (9.20%) Finance
2 9 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (1.72%) Electronics
3 3 (1.72%) Games
4 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.34%) LAMP
2 4 (2.30%) CSS
3 3 (1.72%) Web Services
3 3 (1.72%) HTML
3 3 (1.72%) Middleware
3 3 (1.72%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.15%) jQuery
4 2 (1.15%) JSON
4 2 (1.15%) XML
5 1 (0.57%) XSLT
5 1 (0.57%) Java SE
5 1 (0.57%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.57%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.57%) Django
5 1 (0.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.90%) Open Source
2 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.45%) Wiki
4 4 (2.30%) Clustering
5 3 (1.72%) VLE
5 3 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.72%) Firmware
5 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.15%) iSeries
6 2 (1.15%) STB
6 2 (1.15%) NHS
6 2 (1.15%) Statistics
7 1 (0.57%) IPTV
7 1 (0.57%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.57%) FMCG
7 1 (0.57%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.57%) Replication
7 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.57%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 174 (100.00%) Linux
2 77 (44.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 61 (35.06%) UNIX
4 28 (16.09%) Ubuntu
5 26 (14.94%) Windows
6 25 (14.37%) Solaris
7 20 (11.49%) CentOS
8 19 (10.92%) Debian
9 18 (10.34%) HPUX
10 11 (6.32%) AIX
11 8 (4.60%) SUSE
12 7 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.72%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (1.15%) Windows 7
15 2 (1.15%) Fedora
15 2 (1.15%) SELinux
16 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.57%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.54%) DevOps
2 30 (17.24%) ITIL
3 23 (13.22%) Load Balancing
4 16 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (8.05%) Configuration Management
6 10 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.60%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (4.02%) Change Management
9 6 (3.45%) Data Modelling
9 6 (3.45%) Release Management
9 6 (3.45%) Performance Management
9 6 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.30%) Information Security
10 4 (2.30%) Computer Security
10 4 (2.30%) E-Commerce
11 3 (1.72%) Data Security
11 3 (1.72%) Migration
11 3 (1.72%) Capacity Management
11 3 (1.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 54 (31.03%) Perl
2 44 (25.29%) Bash Shell
3 33 (18.97%) Python
4 27 (15.52%) Shell Script
5 25 (14.37%) PHP
6 22 (12.64%) Ruby
7 17 (9.77%) Java
8 14 (8.05%) SQL
9 8 (4.60%) Korn
9 8 (4.60%) Bourne shell
10 5 (2.87%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.72%) C
12 2 (1.15%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.57%) C++
13 1 (0.57%) AWK
Qualifications
1 15 (8.62%) LPIC
2 14 (8.05%) CCENT
3 10 (5.75%) RHCE
4 8 (4.60%) Degree
5 7 (4.02%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.15%) CCNA
8 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.15%) QA
1 2 (1.15%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.62%) Squid
3 13 (7.47%) NFS
3 13 (7.47%) qmail
4 12 (6.90%) Samba
5 11 (6.32%) Postfix
6 9 (5.17%) KVM
7 8 (4.60%) XenServer
8 7 (4.02%) vSphere
9 6 (3.45%) Sendmail
9 6 (3.45%) Active Directory
10 5 (2.87%) Xen
11 4 (2.30%) VMware ESX
11 4 (2.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.72%) OpenSSH
12 3 (1.72%) Hyper-V
12 3 (1.72%) Varnish
12 3 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 56 (32.18%) Puppet
2 25 (14.37%) Nagios
3 15 (8.62%) Zenoss
4 14 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (6.90%) ZABBIX
6 6 (3.45%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.45%) YUM
7 5 (2.87%) Ansible
8 4 (2.30%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.72%) Cacti
9 3 (1.72%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.15%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.15%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.57%) Ambari
11 1 (0.57%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.57%) Munin
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 110 (63.22%) Red Hat
2 51 (29.31%) VMware
3 23 (13.22%) Cisco
3 23 (13.22%) HP
4 15 (8.62%) Oracle
4 15 (8.62%) Juniper
4 15 (8.62%) F5
5 13 (7.47%) NetApp
6 11 (6.32%) Citrix
6 11 (6.32%) IBM
7 10 (5.75%) Veritas
8 9 (5.17%) JBoss
8 9 (5.17%) EMC
9 5 (2.87%) Rackspace
10 3 (1.72%) Nimsoft
10 3 (1.72%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.15%) Sun
11 2 (1.15%) CA
11 2 (1.15%) Symantec
11 2 (1.15%) SaltStack
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