The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 609 575 581
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.004% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £343 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £483 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.86%
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 14 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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 -27 2 £325 -21.21% 8
London -6 1 £325 -35.00% 7
South East -18 1 £325 - 1
South West - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Solaris
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (50.00%) RHCE
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (33.33%) CentOS
5 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (33.33%) Coaching
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (33.33%) Puppet
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Perl
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) LDAP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Service Management
5 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Derivative
6 1 (16.67%) VLAN

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) SSH
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Derivative
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Solaris
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) CentOS
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) AIX
6 1 (16.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Coaching
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) RHCE
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Postfix
2 1 (16.67%) Shibboleth
2 1 (16.67%) PowerHA
2 1 (16.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) OpenAM
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp