The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 112 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.12% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£269 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Linux Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2250 2204 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.91% 91.04% 91.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1127 863
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 185 128
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £37.50 £37.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Administrator across the West Midlands region.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator across the West Midlands region.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Worcestershire - 2 £363 -
Birmingham +5 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £175 - 1
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Linux Administrator in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Puppet
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) Google
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
4 2 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (28.57%) OpenStack
4 2 (28.57%) Joyent
4 2 (28.57%) Rackspace
4 2 (28.57%) IaaS
4 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
4 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (28.57%) Ansible
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (28.57%) CentOS

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Linux Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Joyent
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) CentOS
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) HPUX
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Server Building
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Squid
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (14.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Puppet
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
2 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (28.57%) Ansible
3 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
1 2 (28.57%) Google
1 2 (28.57%) Rackspace
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas