The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 505 454 447
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 82 90 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 68 93
Average daily rate £358 £363 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.37% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £247 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -96 80 £360 -0.68% 68
London -44 42 £375 -1.31% 36
South East -5 14 £331 -11.66% 16
City of London -21 12 £400 +8.47% 4
South West -13 11 £350 - 2
Kent - 8 £381 -
Gloucestershire +5 5 £350 - 1
Bristol - 4 £388 -
Hampshire +7 3 £350 +133.33% 4
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
North West - 3 £400 - 3
Cambridge -2 2 £388 +17.42% 3
Kingston Upon Thames -8 2 £375 -0.66%
Gloucester -15 2 £338 - 1
Cambridgeshire -15 2 £388 +17.42% 3
East of England -31 2 £388 +17.42% 6
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Berkshire - 2 £238 - 7
Altrincham - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Surrey -12 1 - - 1
North East -35 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Somerset - 1 £413 -
Scotland - 1 £110 - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £400 -
Dorset - 1 £360 -
Reading - 1 - - 7
Slough - 1 £238 -

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Linux
2 99 (67.81%) Red Hat
3 67 (45.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (38.36%) Puppet
5 51 (34.93%) UNIX
6 48 (32.88%) Apache
7 47 (32.19%) VMware
8 45 (30.82%) Perl
9 42 (28.77%) MySQL
10 40 (27.40%) Bash Shell
11 36 (24.66%) Windows
12 34 (23.29%) Solaris
13 33 (22.60%) Ubuntu
14 32 (21.92%) SAN
15 28 (19.18%) Debian
15 28 (19.18%) DNS
15 28 (19.18%) LDAP
16 27 (18.49%) Tomcat
17 26 (17.81%) Java
18 25 (17.12%) Finance
19 22 (15.07%) Python
19 22 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (14.38%) CentOS
20 21 (14.38%) Ruby
21 20 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
21 20 (13.70%) Shell Script
21 20 (13.70%) Nagios
22 16 (10.96%) Configuration Management
22 16 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
23 15 (10.27%) nginx

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (32.88%) Apache
2 27 (18.49%) Tomcat
3 15 (10.27%) nginx
4 10 (6.85%) IIS
5 4 (2.74%) Confluence
6 3 (2.05%) MediaWiki
7 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.37%) Drupal
7 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.37%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.68%) SAS
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.68%) Liferay
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.16%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.74%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) IaaS
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (21.92%) SAN
2 28 (19.18%) DNS
2 28 (19.18%) LDAP
3 14 (9.59%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.90%) Firewall
5 12 (8.22%) HTTP
6 10 (6.85%) VPN
7 9 (6.16%) DHCP
7 9 (6.16%) LAN
7 9 (6.16%) WAN
8 7 (4.79%) IPsec
8 7 (4.79%) SMTP
8 7 (4.79%) Network Security
9 6 (4.11%) SSL
10 5 (3.42%) Internet
10 5 (3.42%) SSH
11 4 (2.74%) NAS
11 4 (2.74%) PPTP
12 3 (2.05%) OSPF
12 3 (2.05%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (28.77%) MySQL
2 15 (10.27%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (6.85%) Hadoop
3 10 (6.85%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.16%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.42%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.42%) Big Data
6 5 (3.42%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) MSDE
7 1 (0.68%) HBase
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.53%) JIRA
3 10 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.85%) Subversion
4 6 (4.11%) Hudson
5 1 (0.68%) ProC
5 1 (0.68%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.68%) Ant
5 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.68%) Maven
5 1 (0.68%) Gradle
5 1 (0.68%) Redmine
General
1 25 (17.12%) Finance
2 14 (9.59%) Banking
3 9 (6.16%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.11%) Publishing
5 5 (3.42%) Games
6 3 (2.05%) Retail
7 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.27%) LAMP
2 10 (6.85%) Regular Expression
3 8 (5.48%) Middleware
4 6 (4.11%) Web Services
4 6 (4.11%) XML
5 5 (3.42%) HTML
6 4 (2.74%) J2EE
7 2 (1.37%) JSON
7 2 (1.37%) CSS
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.68%) .NET
8 1 (0.68%) Ajax
8 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.68%) Symfony
8 1 (0.68%) CakePHP
8 1 (0.68%) jQuery
8 1 (0.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.42%) Clustering
2 5 (3.42%) Open Source
3 3 (2.05%) Wiki
4 2 (1.37%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.37%) Online Games
4 2 (1.37%) Replication
4 2 (1.37%) Firmware
5 1 (0.68%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.68%) CESG
5 1 (0.68%) STB
5 1 (0.68%) PKI
5 1 (0.68%) Physics
5 1 (0.68%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 146 (100.00%) Linux
2 67 (45.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 51 (34.93%) UNIX
4 36 (24.66%) Windows
5 34 (23.29%) Solaris
6 33 (22.60%) Ubuntu
7 28 (19.18%) Debian
8 21 (14.38%) CentOS
9 16 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (6.85%) HPUX
11 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (4.79%) AIX
12 6 (4.11%) Windows 7
12 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (4.11%) SUSE
13 1 (0.68%) Fedora
13 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.68%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.96%) Configuration Management
2 12 (8.22%) ITIL
3 9 (6.16%) Load Balancing
4 6 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (4.11%) Change Management
4 6 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.42%) E-Commerce
5 5 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (2.74%) Migration
7 3 (2.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.05%) Data Modelling
7 3 (2.05%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.05%) High Availability
8 2 (1.37%) SIEM
8 2 (1.37%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (1.37%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.37%) Build Automation
8 2 (1.37%) Analytics
8 2 (1.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.82%) Perl
2 40 (27.40%) Bash Shell
3 26 (17.81%) Java
4 22 (15.07%) Python
5 21 (14.38%) Ruby
6 20 (13.70%) Shell Script
7 15 (10.27%) PHP
8 8 (5.48%) SQL
9 6 (4.11%) Korn
10 4 (2.74%) Bourne shell
11 3 (2.05%) C
12 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.68%) C++
13 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.68%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 11 (7.53%) RHCE
2 8 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.11%) Degree
4 5 (3.42%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) LPIC
6 2 (1.37%) RHCT
6 2 (1.37%) CCNA
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) MCSA
7 1 (0.68%) OCP
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCENT
System Software
1 22 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 9 (6.16%) NFS
3 9 (6.16%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.48%) Veritas File System
4 8 (5.48%) Cronacle
5 7 (4.79%) Samba
5 7 (4.79%) KVM
6 6 (4.11%) Xen
7 5 (3.42%) XenServer
8 4 (2.74%) Postfix
8 4 (2.74%) Squid
9 3 (2.05%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (2.05%) vSphere
9 3 (2.05%) Varnish
10 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 56 (38.36%) Puppet
2 20 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (13.70%) Nagios
3 9 (6.16%) ZABBIX
4 6 (4.11%) HAProxy
5 5 (3.42%) Cacti
6 4 (2.74%) Cobbler
7 3 (2.05%) SCCM
8 2 (1.37%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.37%) Ansible
8 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.68%) Control-M
9 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 99 (67.81%) Red Hat
2 47 (32.19%) VMware
3 14 (9.59%) EMC
4 11 (7.53%) Oracle
4 11 (7.53%) Veritas
5 9 (6.16%) HP
5 9 (6.16%) JBoss
5 9 (6.16%) Sybase
6 8 (5.48%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.11%) IBM
7 6 (4.11%) Citrix
7 6 (4.11%) NetApp
8 5 (3.42%) Cisco
8 5 (3.42%) Cyber-Ark
9 4 (2.74%) Rackspace
10 3 (2.05%) Sun
11 2 (1.37%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.37%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.37%) SAP
11 2 (1.37%) Juniper
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