The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Linux Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 422 481 467
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 194 138 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 94 97
Median daily rate £375 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £9.00
Linux Administrator
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43243 48091 49053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.58% 94.95% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28473 31109 31489
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1507 1878 2039
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in England

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +26 109 £375 -11.24% 27
South East +43 49 £400 +22.13% 16
South West +16 9 £215 -52.22% 9
Yorkshire +19 7 £375 -11.76%
North West +8 5 £419 +109.37% 9
East of England +4 5 £338 -4.92% 4
West Midlands - 5 £388 - 2
East Midlands -3 2 £525 +35.48% 3
North East -32 2 £464 +16.00%
Midlands - 1 - -
Linux Administrator
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Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Linux Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 405 (100.00%) Linux
2 248 (61.23%) Red Hat
3 212 (52.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 191 (47.16%) Puppet
5 142 (35.06%) VMware
6 109 (26.91%) Perl
7 107 (26.42%) Unix
8 100 (24.69%) Python
9 98 (24.20%) Bash Shell
10 95 (23.46%) Apache
11 93 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 80 (19.75%) CentOS
13 77 (19.01%) ITIL
13 77 (19.01%) DNS
14 76 (18.77%) Windows
15 74 (18.27%) Ansible
16 73 (18.02%) Oracle
17 72 (17.78%) Opscode Chef
18 67 (16.54%) DevOps
18 67 (16.54%) Nagios
19 62 (15.31%) SAN
20 60 (14.81%) EMC
20 60 (14.81%) Configuration Management
21 59 (14.57%) Finance
22 57 (14.07%) HP
23 56 (13.83%) Tomcat
24 53 (13.09%) PHP
25 51 (12.59%) Firewall
26 48 (11.85%) Load Balancing
26 48 (11.85%) Solaris

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 95 (23.46%) Apache
2 56 (13.83%) Tomcat
3 18 (4.44%) nginx
4 17 (4.20%) JBoss
5 13 (3.21%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.98%) IIS
7 6 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.23%) Confluence
9 4 (0.99%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.74%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.25%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.25%) CMS
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.25%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.25%) SAS
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.25%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 43 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (2.96%) Amazon S3
3 10 (2.47%) GitHub
4 9 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.99%) Route 53
6 4 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.74%) IaaS
8 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.49%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.25%) Office 365
9 1 (0.25%) SaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 77 (19.01%) DNS
2 62 (15.31%) SAN
3 51 (12.59%) Firewall
4 24 (5.93%) DHCP
5 23 (5.68%) TCP/IP
6 21 (5.19%) LDAP
7 19 (4.69%) Internet
7 19 (4.69%) X.509
8 15 (3.70%) NAS
9 14 (3.46%) SSH
10 10 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (2.22%) LAN
11 9 (2.22%) VPN
11 9 (2.22%) WAN
12 6 (1.48%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.48%) SMTP
13 5 (1.23%) Kerberos
13 5 (1.23%) Network Security
14 4 (0.99%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.88%) MySQL
2 19 (4.69%) Hadoop
2 19 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (4.44%) Big Data
4 11 (2.72%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.98%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.74%) GIS
8 3 (0.74%) HBase
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.49%) Impala
9 2 (0.49%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.49%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 33 (8.15%) Jenkins
2 24 (5.93%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.44%) Hudson
4 16 (3.95%) JIRA
5 14 (3.46%) Subversion
6 7 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.49%) Gradle
8 2 (0.49%) gulp
8 2 (0.49%) Maven
8 2 (0.49%) Selenium
8 2 (0.49%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.25%) GitLab
9 1 (0.25%) GoCD
9 1 (0.25%) ProC
9 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 59 (14.57%) Finance
2 44 (10.86%) Banking
3 16 (3.95%) Back Office
4 10 (2.47%) Law
5 9 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.73%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.73%) Publishing
7 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.43%) LAMP
2 14 (3.46%) Middleware
3 12 (2.96%) Web Services
4 9 (2.22%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (1.23%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (0.99%) ELK Stack
7 3 (0.74%) J2EE
7 3 (0.74%) Node.js
8 2 (0.49%) Browserify
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.49%) XML
9 1 (0.25%) .NET
9 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Tez
9 1 (0.25%) CSS
9 1 (0.25%) HTML
9 1 (0.25%) JSON
9 1 (0.25%) Kafka
9 1 (0.25%) XHTML
9 1 (0.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.12%) Data Centre
2 35 (8.64%) Clustering
3 15 (3.70%) Replication
4 11 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.48%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (1.23%) NHS
7 5 (1.23%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.74%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.49%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.49%) Symmetrix
10 2 (0.49%) Wiki
11 1 (0.25%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.25%) DataPower
11 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 405 (100.00%) Linux
2 212 (52.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 107 (26.42%) Unix
4 80 (19.75%) CentOS
5 76 (18.77%) Windows
6 48 (11.85%) Solaris
7 47 (11.60%) Ubuntu
8 44 (10.86%) AIX
9 28 (6.91%) Windows Server
10 21 (5.19%) Debian
11 19 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (3.70%) SUSE
13 14 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (1.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.99%) HPUX
16 4 (0.99%) VMS
17 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.01%) ITIL
2 67 (16.54%) DevOps
3 60 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 48 (11.85%) Load Balancing
5 39 (9.63%) High Availability
6 35 (8.64%) Performance Tuning
7 27 (6.67%) Migration
8 24 (5.93%) Virtual Environments
9 23 (5.68%) Service Delivery
10 19 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (4.69%) Change Management
11 17 (4.20%) Open Source
12 16 (3.95%) Server Building
13 14 (3.46%) Incident Management
14 13 (3.21%) Low Latency
15 12 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (2.72%) Compliance Management
16 11 (2.72%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (2.72%) Data Protection
16 11 (2.72%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 109 (26.91%) Perl
2 100 (24.69%) Python
3 98 (24.20%) Bash Shell
4 53 (13.09%) PHP
5 45 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 38 (9.38%) Shell Script
7 37 (9.14%) Ruby
8 24 (5.93%) Java
8 24 (5.93%) SQL
9 14 (3.46%) C
10 11 (2.72%) AWK
10 11 (2.72%) sed
11 10 (2.47%) Korn
12 5 (1.23%) C-shell
12 5 (1.23%) SystemTap
13 3 (0.74%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.49%) C++
14 2 (0.49%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (10.86%) RHCE
2 27 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.70%) RHCSA
5 14 (3.46%) RHCA
6 12 (2.96%) CCNA
6 12 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.72%) CCNP
8 10 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.48%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.48%) RHCT
11 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.49%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.49%) Degree
12 2 (0.49%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.49%) MCITP
12 2 (0.49%) OCP
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.25%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.73%) SLA
2 6 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.99%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (6.91%) vSphere
3 23 (5.68%) Active Directory
4 21 (5.19%) KVM
4 21 (5.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 18 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 17 (4.20%) Docker
6 17 (4.20%) NFS
7 14 (3.46%) Postfix
8 11 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (2.22%) iptables
10 9 (2.22%) RHEV
11 6 (1.48%) Hyper-V
11 6 (1.48%) Samba
12 4 (0.99%) HDFS
13 3 (0.74%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.74%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 191 (47.16%) Puppet
2 74 (18.27%) Ansible
3 72 (17.78%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (16.54%) Nagios
5 23 (5.68%) Red Hat Satellite
6 14 (3.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (2.96%) EMC NetWorker
8 10 (2.47%) Control-M
8 10 (2.47%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.73%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 7 (1.73%) Salt
10 6 (1.48%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.48%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (1.48%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.23%) SCOM
11 5 (1.23%) WSUS
12 4 (0.99%) Cobbler
12 4 (0.99%) Icinga
12 4 (0.99%) logstash
12 4 (0.99%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 248 (61.23%) Red Hat
2 142 (35.06%) VMware
3 73 (18.02%) Oracle
4 60 (14.81%) EMC
5 57 (14.07%) HP
6 37 (9.14%) Cisco
6 37 (9.14%) Veritas
7 31 (7.65%) IBM
8 24 (5.93%) NetApp
9 19 (4.69%) Sun
10 16 (3.95%) Microsoft
11 13 (3.21%) Splunk
12 9 (2.22%) Citrix
13 8 (1.98%) 3PAR
14 7 (1.73%) Dell
15 5 (1.23%) F5
15 5 (1.23%) Juniper
15 5 (1.23%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.23%) Veeam
16 4 (0.99%) Symantec
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