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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 483 500 404
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -96
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 88 59 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 85
Average daily rate
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£369 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £291 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.53% -6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £30.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 - £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 - £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - £16.00

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +4 79 £363 +2.11% 58
London +6 35 £400 +4.57% 28
South East +7 23 £275 -31.46% 9
Oxfordshire - 13 £263 - 1
Oxford - 9 £275 -
City of London +12 8 £369 -13.23% 8
East of England +7 8 £313 - 5
South West -14 8 £350 +20.68% 4
Scotland -3 7 £500 +33.33% 1
Edinburgh - 6 £500 -
Cambridge - 4 - - 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 4
North West +1 3 £380 +21.60% 8
East Sussex - 3 - - 1
Brighton - 3 - - 1
Berkshire +4 2 £328 +8.42% 2
Gloucestershire -14 2 £450 - 1
Hampshire -19 2 £268 -46.50% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £338 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £338 -
Devon - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £460 - 1
Leeds - 2 £338 -
Manchester - 2 £380 - 4
Wiltshire -4 1 £245 -15.51% 1
Swindon - 1 £245 - 1
Reading - 1 £328 - 1
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Exeter - 1 - -

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Linux
2 97 (62.58%) Red Hat
3 66 (42.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 58 (37.42%) Puppet
5 56 (36.13%) UNIX
6 45 (29.03%) VMware
7 41 (26.45%) Bash Shell
8 38 (24.52%) Apache
9 33 (21.29%) Perl
10 32 (20.65%) DevOps
11 30 (19.35%) CentOS
12 27 (17.42%) Windows
12 27 (17.42%) SAN
12 27 (17.42%) Shell Script
13 25 (16.13%) Python
14 24 (15.48%) Finance
15 23 (14.84%) HP
15 23 (14.84%) Clustering
15 23 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
16 22 (14.19%) Jenkins
16 22 (14.19%) Solaris
17 21 (13.55%) Tomcat
18 20 (12.90%) MySQL
18 20 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
19 19 (12.26%) Open Source
19 19 (12.26%) PHP
19 19 (12.26%) Configuration Management
20 18 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
21 17 (10.97%) Nagios
21 17 (10.97%) ITIL

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 38 (24.52%) Apache
2 21 (13.55%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.52%) JBoss
4 6 (3.87%) uWSGI
4 6 (3.87%) OpenStack
5 5 (3.23%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.58%) Lync
6 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.58%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.58%) nginx
7 3 (1.94%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.29%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.29%) Node.js
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.29%) Confluence
8 2 (1.29%) Drupal
9 1 (0.65%) Mule
9 1 (0.65%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.29%) Stata
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.65%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.94%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.29%) Route 53
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.42%) SAN
2 13 (8.39%) DNS
3 12 (7.74%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.45%) Firewall
5 9 (5.81%) LDAP
6 7 (4.52%) SSH
7 6 (3.87%) HTTP
7 6 (3.87%) DHCP
7 6 (3.87%) VLAN
8 4 (2.58%) SSL
9 3 (1.94%) VPN
9 3 (1.94%) NAS
10 2 (1.29%) SNMP
10 2 (1.29%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.29%) LAN
10 2 (1.29%) WAN
10 2 (1.29%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.65%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.65%) Network Security
11 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.90%) MySQL
2 13 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.58%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.58%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.94%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.94%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.29%) Big Data
5 2 (1.29%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.65%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.65%) DB2
6 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) Ingres
6 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (14.19%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.74%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.74%) Subversion
3 5 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.58%) Maven
4 4 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.94%) JIRA
6 2 (1.29%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.65%) Selenium
7 1 (0.65%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.65%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.65%) JMeter
7 1 (0.65%) Ant
7 1 (0.65%) Hudson
7 1 (0.65%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.65%) Gradle
7 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
General
1 24 (15.48%) Finance
2 11 (7.10%) Banking
3 2 (1.29%) Law
3 2 (1.29%) Legal
3 2 (1.29%) Publishing
3 2 (1.29%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.29%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Games
4 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.39%) Web Services
2 6 (3.87%) WSGI
2 6 (3.87%) Regular Expression
3 5 (3.23%) LAMP
4 3 (1.94%) CSS
5 2 (1.29%) REST
5 2 (1.29%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.29%) XML
5 2 (1.29%) HTML
5 2 (1.29%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.29%) jQuery
6 1 (0.65%) RESTful
6 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.65%) Spring
6 1 (0.65%) DAO
6 1 (0.65%) Middleware
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.65%) JDBC
6 1 (0.65%) J2EE
6 1 (0.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.84%) Clustering
2 19 (12.26%) Open Source
3 6 (3.87%) Wiki
4 5 (3.23%) Replication
5 4 (2.58%) Grid Computing
5 4 (2.58%) Physics
5 4 (2.58%) Chemistry
5 4 (2.58%) Biology
6 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.29%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.29%) Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) CESG
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
8 1 (0.65%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.65%) AS400
8 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 155 (100.00%) Linux
2 66 (42.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 56 (36.13%) UNIX
4 30 (19.35%) CentOS
5 27 (17.42%) Windows
6 22 (14.19%) Solaris
7 13 (8.39%) AIX
8 12 (7.74%) Debian
9 9 (5.81%) Ubuntu
10 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (3.87%) HPUX
11 6 (3.87%) SUSE
12 5 (3.23%) VMS
12 5 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (1.29%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (1.29%) Fedora
16 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.65%) DevOps
2 19 (12.26%) Configuration Management
3 18 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (10.97%) ITIL
5 10 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.81%) E-Commerce
7 8 (5.16%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (5.16%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.87%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.87%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.23%) Release Management
9 5 (3.23%) Data Security
10 4 (2.58%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.58%) Scrum
10 4 (2.58%) Supplier Management
10 4 (2.58%) Numerical Analysis
11 3 (1.94%) Content Management
11 3 (1.94%) Service Management
11 3 (1.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.45%) Bash Shell
2 33 (21.29%) Perl
3 27 (17.42%) Shell Script
4 25 (16.13%) Python
5 19 (12.26%) PHP
6 14 (9.03%) SQL
7 12 (7.74%) Java
8 10 (6.45%) Ruby
9 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.58%) C
10 4 (2.58%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.94%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.29%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.29%) Korn
13 1 (0.65%) Groovy
13 1 (0.65%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.65%) Scala
13 1 (0.65%) C++
13 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.10%) RHCE
2 10 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.52%) RHCT
4 5 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.58%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.94%) Degree
6 3 (1.94%) SCSA
6 3 (1.94%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.65%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.29%) SLA
1 2 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 20 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.10%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.16%) vSphere
4 7 (4.52%) XenApp
4 7 (4.52%) NFS
4 7 (4.52%) KVM
5 6 (3.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (3.87%) Shibboleth
6 4 (2.58%) Firmware
6 4 (2.58%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (1.94%) Veritas File System
7 3 (1.94%) Samba
7 3 (1.94%) RHEV
8 2 (1.29%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.29%) vCloud
8 2 (1.29%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.29%) XenServer
9 1 (0.65%) Postfix
9 1 (0.65%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 58 (37.42%) Puppet
2 23 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (10.97%) Nagios
4 14 (9.03%) Ansible
5 6 (3.87%) Vagrant
6 5 (3.23%) NetBackup
6 5 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (2.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.58%) Control-M
8 3 (1.94%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.94%) Ganglia
9 2 (1.29%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.29%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.29%) logstash
9 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.29%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.29%) Salt
9 2 (1.29%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 97 (62.58%) Red Hat
2 45 (29.03%) VMware
3 23 (14.84%) HP
4 15 (9.68%) Oracle
5 12 (7.74%) IBM
6 9 (5.81%) Veritas
6 9 (5.81%) Cisco
7 8 (5.16%) Citrix
8 7 (4.52%) EMC
9 5 (3.23%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.58%) Rackspace
10 4 (2.58%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.58%) NetApp
10 4 (2.58%) Brocade
11 3 (1.94%) Sun
11 3 (1.94%) F5
12 2 (1.29%) New Relic
12 2 (1.29%) Percona
12 2 (1.29%) Nimsoft
12 2 (1.29%) Adobe
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 20 days ago