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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 479 496 478
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 115 81 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 53 64
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£375 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £301 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.53 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
49496 48382 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.51% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30854 29920 24330
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £240
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 1937 1986 2076
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +15 105 £375 -1.31% 62
East of England +29 30 £338 -12.90% 13
London +3 29 £375 -3.84% 28
South East +7 27 £413 +32.00% 10
Cambridgeshire +17 21 £288 -25.80% 6
Cambridge +19 20 £288 -25.80% 6
Oxfordshire -12 8 £490 -2.00%
City of London +9 7 £375 -6.25% 14
Essex +6 7 £400 - 4
Hampshire +5 7 £375 +7.14% 2
North West -13 7 £350 -12.50% 1
Surrey +10 6 £388 -
South West -18 5 £303 -19.33% 5
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £400 - 2
Manchester -8 4 £400 - 1
Berkshire +4 3 £395 - 3
Chester +2 3 £350 -
Bristol -6 3 £280 -34.11% 3
East Midlands -6 3 £400 - 2
Cheshire -8 3 £350 -
Aldershot - 3 £375 -
Hungerford - 3 £395 - 1
Edinburgh 0 2 £375 - 1
East Sussex -9 2 - - 4
West Midlands -9 2 £310 - 1
Brighton -10 2 - - 4
Scotland -11 2 £375 - 1
Wales - 2 £363 - 1
South Wales - 2 £363 -
Wiltshire - 2 £400 - 1

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Linux
2 118 (56.46%) Red Hat
3 92 (44.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 89 (42.58%) Puppet
5 79 (37.80%) UNIX
6 71 (33.97%) Python
7 56 (26.79%) Configuration Management
8 53 (25.36%) Bash Shell
9 51 (24.40%) DevOps
10 49 (23.44%) CentOS
11 46 (22.01%) Perl
12 43 (20.57%) Windows
12 43 (20.57%) Shell Script
13 42 (20.10%) Apache
14 40 (19.14%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (18.18%) VMware
16 36 (17.22%) MySQL
16 36 (17.22%) Ruby
17 29 (13.88%) Opscode Chef
18 28 (13.40%) Solaris
19 27 (12.92%) Tomcat
20 26 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
21 25 (11.96%) Jenkins
22 24 (11.48%) Data Centre
22 24 (11.48%) Oracle
22 24 (11.48%) PHP
23 22 (10.53%) Nagios
24 21 (10.05%) SAN
24 21 (10.05%) Java
25 20 (9.57%) Subversion

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 42 (20.10%) Apache
2 27 (12.92%) Tomcat
3 15 (7.18%) JBoss
4 6 (2.87%) uWSGI
5 5 (2.39%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.91%) nginx
6 4 (1.91%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.91%) IIS
7 3 (1.44%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.44%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.48%) CMS
9 1 (0.48%) Confluence
9 1 (0.48%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.48%) Mule
9 1 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.35%) IaaS
3 5 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.96%) Joyent
6 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.48%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.05%) SAN
2 19 (9.09%) DNS
3 15 (7.18%) Firewall
4 13 (6.22%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.31%) LDAP
6 7 (3.35%) SMTP
6 7 (3.35%) VLAN
6 7 (3.35%) NAS
7 6 (2.87%) HTTP
8 4 (1.91%) Network Security
8 4 (1.91%) SSH
8 4 (1.91%) DHCP
8 4 (1.91%) FTP
9 3 (1.44%) SNMP
9 3 (1.44%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.44%) Internet
9 3 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.44%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.22%) MySQL
2 16 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.35%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.39%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.91%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.44%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.48%) DB2
9 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.48%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.48%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.48%) Redis
9 1 (0.48%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.48%) Big Data
9 1 (0.48%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 25 (11.96%) Jenkins
2 20 (9.57%) Subversion
3 17 (8.13%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.39%) Maven
5 2 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.48%) JMeter
6 1 (0.48%) Selenium
6 1 (0.48%) JIRA
6 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.48%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.48%) Gradle
6 1 (0.48%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (8.13%) Finance
2 9 (4.31%) Banking
3 4 (1.91%) Retail
3 4 (1.91%) Publishing
4 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.48%) Law
5 1 (0.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.09%) Web Services
2 6 (2.87%) WSGI
2 6 (2.87%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.91%) XML
3 4 (1.91%) .NET
4 3 (1.44%) CSS
4 3 (1.44%) LAMP
4 3 (1.44%) PHP-FPM
5 2 (0.96%) WAMP
5 2 (0.96%) Middleware
5 2 (0.96%) HTML
5 2 (0.96%) J2EE
5 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.48%) JMS
6 1 (0.48%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.48%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.48%) Spring
6 1 (0.48%) RESTful
6 1 (0.48%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.48%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.74%) Clustering
3 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.87%) Wiki
4 6 (2.87%) Replication
5 4 (1.91%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.91%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (1.91%) Statistics
5 4 (1.91%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.96%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.48%) AS400
8 1 (0.48%) Derivative
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 209 (100.00%) Linux
2 92 (44.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 79 (37.80%) UNIX
4 49 (23.44%) CentOS
5 43 (20.57%) Windows
6 28 (13.40%) Solaris
7 15 (7.18%) Fedora
8 12 (5.74%) Debian
9 11 (5.26%) AIX
10 10 (4.78%) Ubuntu
11 7 (3.35%) SUSE
12 5 (2.39%) VMS
13 4 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.79%) Configuration Management
2 51 (24.40%) DevOps
3 40 (19.14%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (6.70%) Open Source
5 12 (5.74%) E-Commerce
6 11 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (4.78%) ITIL
7 10 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (3.83%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (3.83%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (3.83%) Change Management
9 7 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.35%) Migration
10 6 (2.87%) High Availability
10 6 (2.87%) Load Balancing
11 5 (2.39%) Workflow
11 5 (2.39%) Patch Management
12 4 (1.91%) Data Migration
12 4 (1.91%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 71 (33.97%) Python
2 53 (25.36%) Bash Shell
3 46 (22.01%) Perl
4 43 (20.57%) Shell Script
5 36 (17.22%) Ruby
6 24 (11.48%) PHP
7 21 (10.05%) Java
8 12 (5.74%) SQL
9 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.44%) C
10 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.96%) C++
11 1 (0.48%) Korn
11 1 (0.48%) C-shell
11 1 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.26%) RHCE
3 7 (3.35%) RHCT
4 5 (2.39%) Degree
4 5 (2.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.44%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.44%) SCSA
6 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.96%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.96%) RHCA
7 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) SLA
2 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.78%) KVM
2 10 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.31%) vSphere
3 9 (4.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 7 (3.35%) Samba
5 6 (2.87%) Shibboleth
5 6 (2.87%) Xen
6 5 (2.39%) iptables
7 4 (1.91%) Ceph
7 4 (1.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.44%) NFS
8 3 (1.44%) Firmware
8 3 (1.44%) Veritas File System
8 3 (1.44%) Postfix
8 3 (1.44%) RHEV
9 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.48%) Snort
Systems Management
1 89 (42.58%) Puppet
2 29 (13.88%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (10.53%) Nagios
4 13 (6.22%) Red Hat Satellite
5 8 (3.83%) Ansible
6 4 (1.91%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.91%) Control-M
7 3 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.44%) Ganeti
7 3 (1.44%) Salt
7 3 (1.44%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.44%) Bcfg2
8 2 (0.96%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.96%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.96%) SELinux
8 2 (0.96%) WSUS
8 2 (0.96%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.96%) OpenView
9 1 (0.48%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.48%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 118 (56.46%) Red Hat
2 38 (18.18%) VMware
3 24 (11.48%) Oracle
4 12 (5.74%) HP
4 12 (5.74%) Veritas
5 9 (4.31%) Cisco
5 9 (4.31%) Sun
6 7 (3.35%) IBM
7 5 (2.39%) Google
8 4 (1.91%) WSO2
8 4 (1.91%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.44%) EMC
9 3 (1.44%) NetApp
9 3 (1.44%) ForgeRock
9 3 (1.44%) Splunk
10 2 (0.96%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.96%) F5
10 2 (0.96%) Infoblox
10 2 (0.96%) hybris
10 2 (0.96%) Tripwire
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + Dependent on exeperience
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Hungerford
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £280 per day
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