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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 503 518 466
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 91 82 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 52 74
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£350 £355 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £286 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £448 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
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 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -5 76 £350 -1.40% 52
London -16 20 £375 +2.73% 23
South West +6 14 £290 -17.14% 2
South East -7 14 £400 +20.75% 9
East of England +30 10 £288 -25.80% 9
Cambridgeshire +13 9 £288 -25.80% 2
Cambridge +4 8 £288 -25.80% 2
North West -15 8 £350 -12.50% 7
City of London +13 7 £375 -6.25% 9
Bristol +8 7 £290 -25.16% 1
Scotland +10 6 £350 +218.18% 1
Manchester -11 5 £381 - 5
Exeter - 5 £313 -
Devon - 5 £313 -
East Midlands +7 4 £388 -3.12% 1
Hampshire -9 4 £294 -16.07%
Oxfordshire - 4 £479 - 3
Edinburgh +4 3 £375 +240.90%
Surrey +3 3 £375 -
Glasgow - 3 £325 -
North East -3 2 £450 -
Berkshire -5 2 £363 +52.63% 4
Northamptonshire -9 2 £400 -
West Midlands -12 2 £310 -
Yorkshire -16 2 £350 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £325 -
South Wales - 2 £363 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £450 -
Wales - 2 £363 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £350 - 1

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Linux
2 100 (55.87%) Red Hat
3 79 (44.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 77 (43.02%) Puppet
5 65 (36.31%) UNIX
6 48 (26.82%) Python
7 47 (26.26%) Apache
7 47 (26.26%) VMware
8 46 (25.70%) CentOS
9 39 (21.79%) DevOps
10 38 (21.23%) Perl
10 38 (21.23%) Configuration Management
11 37 (20.67%) Bash Shell
12 35 (19.55%) Windows
13 32 (17.88%) MySQL
14 30 (16.76%) Tomcat
15 29 (16.20%) Shell Script
16 28 (15.64%) Opscode Chef
17 27 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (14.53%) Amazon AWS
19 24 (13.41%) Ruby
20 23 (12.85%) SAN
20 23 (12.85%) Solaris
21 21 (11.73%) PHP
21 21 (11.73%) Finance
21 21 (11.73%) Clustering
22 20 (11.17%) Nagios
23 19 (10.61%) DNS
23 19 (10.61%) Subversion
24 18 (10.06%) TCP/IP

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 47 (26.26%) Apache
2 30 (16.76%) Tomcat
3 17 (9.50%) JBoss
4 6 (3.35%) nginx
4 6 (3.35%) uWSGI
5 5 (2.79%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.79%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.23%) Apache Solr
6 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.23%) Lync
6 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.68%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.68%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.12%) Confluence
8 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.56%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.56%) WildFly
9 1 (0.56%) Node.js
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Agresso
1 1 (0.56%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.53%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.91%) IaaS
3 3 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.12%) Joyent
5 1 (0.56%) Datadog
5 1 (0.56%) Route 53
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.85%) SAN
2 19 (10.61%) DNS
3 18 (10.06%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.38%) Firewall
5 13 (7.26%) LDAP
6 8 (4.47%) HTTP
7 7 (3.91%) DHCP
7 7 (3.91%) VLAN
8 5 (2.79%) SMTP
8 5 (2.79%) SSH
9 4 (2.23%) NAS
9 4 (2.23%) HTTPS
9 4 (2.23%) VPN
10 3 (1.68%) SNMP
10 3 (1.68%) SSL
10 3 (1.68%) FTP
10 3 (1.68%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.12%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.88%) MySQL
2 14 (7.82%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.35%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.79%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.23%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.68%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.68%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.12%) DB2
7 2 (1.12%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) Redis
8 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.56%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 19 (10.61%) Subversion
2 18 (10.06%) Jenkins
3 17 (9.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.79%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.79%) Maven
5 4 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.12%) JIRA
7 1 (0.56%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.56%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.56%) Gradle
7 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.56%) Ant
7 1 (0.56%) JMeter
7 1 (0.56%) Selenium
7 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
General
1 21 (11.73%) Finance
2 11 (6.15%) Banking
3 3 (1.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.12%) Legal
4 2 (1.12%) Publishing
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.50%) Web Services
2 6 (3.35%) Regular Expression
2 6 (3.35%) WSGI
3 4 (2.23%) XML
4 3 (1.68%) PHP-FPM
4 3 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.12%) .NET
6 1 (0.56%) Kafka
6 1 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.56%) J2EE
6 1 (0.56%) JMS
6 1 (0.56%) LAMP
6 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.56%) Middleware
6 1 (0.56%) jQuery
6 1 (0.56%) RESTful
6 1 (0.56%) Spring
6 1 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.73%) Clustering
2 11 (6.15%) Open Source
3 6 (3.35%) Wiki
3 6 (3.35%) Replication
3 6 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.23%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.68%) Statistics
6 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.12%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.12%) Physics
7 2 (1.12%) Chemistry
7 2 (1.12%) Biology
7 2 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 179 (100.00%) Linux
2 79 (44.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 65 (36.31%) UNIX
4 46 (25.70%) CentOS
5 35 (19.55%) Windows
6 23 (12.85%) Solaris
7 13 (7.26%) Debian
8 12 (6.70%) AIX
9 10 (5.59%) Fedora
10 9 (5.03%) Ubuntu
11 8 (4.47%) VMS
12 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.79%) SUSE
12 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (2.23%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (2.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (1.12%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.79%) DevOps
2 38 (21.23%) Configuration Management
3 27 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (7.82%) ITIL
5 13 (7.26%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (6.70%) E-Commerce
7 8 (4.47%) Load Balancing
7 8 (4.47%) Change Management
7 8 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.47%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (4.47%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.35%) High Availability
9 5 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (2.79%) Migration
9 5 (2.79%) Release Management
9 5 (2.79%) Software Engineering
10 4 (2.23%) Supplier Management
10 4 (2.23%) Data Migration
10 4 (2.23%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.82%) Python
2 38 (21.23%) Perl
3 37 (20.67%) Bash Shell
4 29 (16.20%) Shell Script
5 24 (13.41%) Ruby
6 21 (11.73%) PHP
7 18 (10.06%) Java
8 12 (6.70%) SQL
9 4 (2.23%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.23%) C
10 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.56%) C++
11 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.56%) VB
11 1 (0.56%) Groovy
11 1 (0.56%) Scala
11 1 (0.56%) C-shell
11 1 (0.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (6.15%) RHCE
1 11 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.91%) RHCT
3 5 (2.79%) DV Cleared
3 5 (2.79%) Degree
4 4 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.68%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.68%) SCSA
6 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.56%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 17 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.94%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.15%) vSphere
4 8 (4.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (3.91%) Samba
6 6 (3.35%) Shibboleth
7 5 (2.79%) KVM
8 4 (2.23%) XenApp
8 4 (2.23%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.23%) Xen
8 4 (2.23%) Ceph
9 3 (1.68%) iptables
9 3 (1.68%) RHEV
9 3 (1.68%) Firmware
9 3 (1.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (1.68%) Veritas File System
10 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.12%) NFS
11 1 (0.56%) Openswan
11 1 (0.56%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 77 (43.02%) Puppet
2 28 (15.64%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (11.17%) Nagios
4 11 (6.15%) Ansible
4 11 (6.15%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (2.23%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.23%) Control-M
6 3 (1.68%) Ganeti
6 3 (1.68%) Salt
6 3 (1.68%) Bcfg2
6 3 (1.68%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.68%) Cobbler
6 3 (1.68%) Ganglia
7 2 (1.12%) WSUS
7 2 (1.12%) logstash
7 2 (1.12%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.12%) Graphite
8 1 (0.56%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 100 (55.87%) Red Hat
2 47 (26.26%) VMware
3 18 (10.06%) HP
4 15 (8.38%) Oracle
5 10 (5.59%) Veritas
6 8 (4.47%) IBM
7 7 (3.91%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.91%) Cisco
7 7 (3.91%) Sun
8 5 (2.79%) EMC
8 5 (2.79%) Citrix
8 5 (2.79%) Brocade
9 4 (2.23%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.23%) F5
10 3 (1.68%) ForgeRock
10 3 (1.68%) Percona
10 3 (1.68%) Splunk
10 3 (1.68%) Infoblox
10 3 (1.68%) Google
11 2 (1.12%) CheckPoint
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £530 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
Posted: 2 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £376 per day + DOE
Posted: 25 days ago