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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 505 509 428
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -81
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 87 61 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 91
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £36.25 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -1.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -13 74 £348 -0.71% 38
London +2 34 £350 -6.66% 20
South East -16 18 £268 -17.69% 8
Oxfordshire - 10 £263 - 2
South West -23 9 £350 +20.68% 1
Scotland -3 7 £500 +33.33%
Edinburgh - 7 £500 -
City of London 0 6 £305 -27.16% 7
East of England -5 6 £313 - 2
Oxford - 6 £275 - 2
Berkshire 0 4 £325 +7.43% 1
Essex - 4 £313 -
North West -9 3 £380 +21.60% 4
Manchester - 3 £380 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 - 2
East Midlands +9 2 £338 +3.84%
Yorkshire -10 2 £338 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 2
Devon - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £338 -
Leeds - 2 £338 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £220 -
Cambridge - 2 - - 2
Wiltshire -14 1 £245 -15.51%
Gloucestershire -15 1 - -
Hampshire -21 1 £260 -20.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £245 -

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Linux
2 103 (60.23%) Red Hat
3 72 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 58 (33.92%) UNIX
5 57 (33.33%) Puppet
6 52 (30.41%) VMware
7 45 (26.32%) Bash Shell
8 43 (25.15%) Apache
9 35 (20.47%) CentOS
10 34 (19.88%) DevOps
11 33 (19.30%) Perl
12 27 (15.79%) MySQL
12 27 (15.79%) Python
12 27 (15.79%) Windows
12 27 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
13 26 (15.20%) SAN
13 26 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (14.04%) Nagios
14 24 (14.04%) HP
15 23 (13.45%) ITIL
16 21 (12.28%) Tomcat
16 21 (12.28%) DNS
16 21 (12.28%) Shell Script
16 21 (12.28%) Finance
17 20 (11.70%) PHP
18 19 (11.11%) Configuration Management
18 19 (11.11%) Open Source
19 18 (10.53%) Clustering
19 18 (10.53%) Solaris
19 18 (10.53%) Jenkins

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 43 (25.15%) Apache
2 21 (12.28%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.02%) JBoss
4 6 (3.51%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.92%) nginx
6 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.34%) Lync
6 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.34%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.34%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.34%) Drupal
7 3 (1.75%) uWSGI
8 2 (1.17%) Confluence
9 1 (0.58%) Moodle
9 1 (0.58%) Node.js
9 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.58%) IIS
9 1 (0.58%) Zope
9 1 (0.58%) Plone
9 1 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Stata
2 1 (0.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Agresso
1 1 (0.58%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.75%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.17%) Route 53
4 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.58%) IaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.58%) PaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.20%) SAN
2 21 (12.28%) DNS
3 15 (8.77%) Firewall
4 12 (7.02%) LDAP
4 12 (7.02%) TCP/IP
5 11 (6.43%) SSH
6 9 (5.26%) DHCP
7 7 (4.09%) VPN
7 7 (4.09%) SSL
7 7 (4.09%) VLAN
8 6 (3.51%) NAS
8 6 (3.51%) HTTP
9 4 (2.34%) FTP
9 4 (2.34%) SMTP
9 4 (2.34%) Network Security
10 3 (1.75%) IPsec
10 3 (1.75%) OpenVPN
10 3 (1.75%) OSPF
10 3 (1.75%) BGP
11 2 (1.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.79%) MySQL
2 10 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.92%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.34%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.75%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.17%) Redis
6 2 (1.17%) Big Data
6 2 (1.17%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.58%) Ingres
7 1 (0.58%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.58%) DB2
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.02%) Subversion
3 9 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.92%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.75%) Maven
6 3 (1.75%) JIRA
6 3 (1.75%) Hudson
7 2 (1.17%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.58%) Ant
8 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.58%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.58%) PHPUnit
General
1 21 (12.28%) Finance
2 12 (7.02%) Banking
3 3 (1.75%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.75%) Legal
4 2 (1.17%) Law
4 2 (1.17%) Electronics
4 2 (1.17%) Games
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.85%) Web Services
2 9 (5.26%) LAMP
3 3 (1.75%) HTML
3 3 (1.75%) CSS
3 3 (1.75%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.75%) WSGI
4 2 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.17%) REST
4 2 (1.17%) jQuery
4 2 (1.17%) XML
4 2 (1.17%) Middleware
5 1 (0.58%) XSLT
5 1 (0.58%) CGI
5 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.58%) DAO
5 1 (0.58%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.58%) HTML5
5 1 (0.58%) JDBC
5 1 (0.58%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.11%) Open Source
2 18 (10.53%) Clustering
3 7 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.34%) Grid Computing
4 4 (2.34%) Physics
4 4 (2.34%) Chemistry
4 4 (2.34%) Biology
5 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.75%) Wiki
5 3 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.17%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.17%) iSeries
6 2 (1.17%) Replication
6 2 (1.17%) Derivative
6 2 (1.17%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.58%) User Experience
7 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 171 (100.00%) Linux
2 72 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 58 (33.92%) UNIX
4 35 (20.47%) CentOS
5 27 (15.79%) Windows
6 18 (10.53%) Solaris
7 15 (8.77%) Debian
7 15 (8.77%) Ubuntu
8 7 (4.09%) AIX
8 7 (4.09%) HPUX
8 7 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.92%) SUSE
10 5 (2.92%) VMS
10 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.17%) Fedora
11 2 (1.17%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.17%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.88%) DevOps
2 23 (13.45%) ITIL
3 19 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 16 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.68%) Load Balancing
6 8 (4.68%) E-Commerce
7 7 (4.09%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (4.09%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (3.51%) Data Security
8 6 (3.51%) Release Management
9 4 (2.34%) Software Engineering
9 4 (2.34%) Supplier Management
9 4 (2.34%) Numerical Analysis
9 4 (2.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.34%) Scrum
9 4 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (1.75%) Migration
10 3 (1.75%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (1.75%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.32%) Bash Shell
2 33 (19.30%) Perl
3 27 (15.79%) Python
4 21 (12.28%) Shell Script
5 20 (11.70%) PHP
6 16 (9.36%) SQL
7 14 (8.19%) Ruby
8 11 (6.43%) Java
9 5 (2.92%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.34%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.75%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.75%) C
12 2 (1.17%) C++
12 2 (1.17%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.17%) Korn
12 2 (1.17%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.58%) Groovy
13 1 (0.58%) Scala
13 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.77%) RHCE
2 8 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.09%) RHCT
4 6 (3.51%) Degree
5 4 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.75%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.17%) LPIC
7 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.58%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.58%) SCSA
8 1 (0.58%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.58%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.17%) SLA
1 2 (1.17%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.85%) NFS
2 10 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.85%) vSphere
3 7 (4.09%) XenApp
4 6 (3.51%) KVM
5 5 (2.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (2.34%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (2.34%) Shibboleth
6 4 (2.34%) Samba
6 4 (2.34%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.34%) Postfix
6 4 (2.34%) Sendmail
7 3 (1.75%) qmail
7 3 (1.75%) Firmware
7 3 (1.75%) Varnish
7 3 (1.75%) OpenSSH
8 2 (1.17%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (33.33%) Puppet
2 27 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (14.04%) Nagios
4 15 (8.77%) Ansible
5 7 (4.09%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.51%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.34%) ZABBIX
7 4 (2.34%) Control-M
7 4 (2.34%) yum
8 3 (1.75%) Ganglia
8 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.75%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.17%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.17%) Cacti
9 2 (1.17%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.17%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.58%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.58%) SELinux
10 1 (0.58%) logstash
Vendors
1 103 (60.23%) Red Hat
2 52 (30.41%) VMware
3 24 (14.04%) HP
4 17 (9.94%) Oracle
5 13 (7.60%) IBM
6 9 (5.26%) EMC
6 9 (5.26%) Citrix
6 9 (5.26%) Cisco
6 9 (5.26%) Veritas
7 6 (3.51%) NetApp
7 6 (3.51%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.34%) Rackspace
8 4 (2.34%) Brocade
8 4 (2.34%) 3PAR
8 4 (2.34%) F5
9 3 (1.75%) Nimsoft
10 2 (1.17%) New Relic
10 2 (1.17%) Google
10 2 (1.17%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.17%) Percona
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago