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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 591 597 552
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 2 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.004% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
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£463 £575 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% +58.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £555 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £595 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £300
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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
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 £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -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 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 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 17 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 -4 2 £463 -19.56% 6
London +4 1 £475 -17.39% 1
Reading - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 1
Exeter - - - - 2

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) MySQL
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) HTTP
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Puppet
5 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
5 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (16.67%) Openswan
5 1 (16.67%) OpenVPN
5 1 (16.67%) Lync
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) PowerHA
5 1 (16.67%) Splunk
5 1 (16.67%) Percona
5 1 (16.67%) Route 53
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) MariaDB
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Route 53
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) SSH
3 1 (16.67%) OpenVPN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) MariaDB
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) VMS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Debian
3 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITSM
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Logistics
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (16.67%) Openswan
2 1 (16.67%) PowerHA
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Graphite
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk
3 1 (16.67%) Percona
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft