The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Linux Administrator
Rank 618 602 577
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.014% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate £450 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator within the UK.

Senior Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 10 £450 -10.00% 4
London +14 7 £463 - 2
South East - 3 £375 - 2
Reading - 2 £368 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £368 - 1
City of London - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator in their job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) Red Hat
2 10 (52.63%) Puppet
3 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (36.84%) Unix
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) Apache
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Ubuntu
5 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
5 5 (26.32%) Ansible
6 4 (21.05%) AIX
6 4 (21.05%) Perl
6 4 (21.05%) Python
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.79%) Nagios
7 3 (15.79%) LDAP
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) DevOps
7 3 (15.79%) iptables
7 3 (15.79%) nginx
7 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
7 3 (15.79%) CentOS

Senior Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) nginx
3 2 (10.53%) JBoss
3 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) ATM
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (5.26%) SSH
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) J2EE
1 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) EFT
2 1 (5.26%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Unix
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) Ubuntu
5 4 (21.05%) AIX
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (15.79%) CentOS
7 2 (10.53%) Solaris
8 1 (5.26%) HPUX
8 1 (5.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (15.79%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.26%) Memory Management
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
2 4 (21.05%) Perl
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) iptables
4 2 (10.53%) vCloud
5 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) KVM
5 1 (5.26%) Varnish
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) Puppet
2 5 (26.32%) Ansible
3 3 (15.79%) Nagios
3 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.53%) CFEngine
5 1 (5.26%) Cacti
5 1 (5.26%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Red Hat
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 2 (10.53%) Dell KACE
4 2 (10.53%) Veeam
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) SAP