The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Linux Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 446 510 523
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 158 111 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 81 60
Median daily rate £390 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £498 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -
Linux Systems 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
43322 47779 48205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.87% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30906 31008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 1853 2022
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.45%
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 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 10 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 +35 89 £375 -11.76% 16
South East +29 36 £431 +30.68% 15
South West +12 9 £215 -23.21% 4
North West +4 6 £419 - 6
East of England -2 6 £338 -6.25% 6
West Midlands -12 5 £388 - 1
Yorkshire +22 4 £400 -5.88% 2
East Midlands +3 2 £525 +35.48% 3
Midlands - 1 - -
Linux Systems Administrator
UK

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 310 (100.00%) Linux
2 188 (60.65%) Red Hat
3 162 (52.26%) Puppet
4 161 (51.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 116 (37.42%) VMware
6 91 (29.35%) Perl
7 88 (28.39%) Apache
8 86 (27.74%) Bash Shell
9 83 (26.77%) Python
10 78 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 75 (24.19%) CentOS
12 74 (23.87%) Unix
13 62 (20.00%) Windows
13 62 (20.00%) Nagios
14 61 (19.68%) DNS
14 61 (19.68%) Ansible
15 58 (18.71%) Opscode Chef
16 57 (18.39%) Tomcat
17 55 (17.74%) DevOps
18 49 (15.81%) Configuration Management
19 47 (15.16%) Firewall
20 46 (14.84%) PHP
21 43 (13.87%) EMC
21 43 (13.87%) Load Balancing
22 42 (13.55%) Ubuntu
23 41 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
23 41 (13.23%) PowerShell
24 37 (11.94%) Finance
24 37 (11.94%) Data Centre
25 36 (11.61%) Solaris

Linux Systems 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 88 (28.39%) Apache
2 57 (18.39%) Tomcat
3 18 (5.81%) nginx
4 13 (4.19%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.55%) JBoss
6 8 (2.58%) IIS
7 5 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.97%) Confluence
10 2 (0.65%) iPlanet
10 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.32%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.32%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.19%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (4.19%) Amazon S3
3 10 (3.23%) GitHub
4 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.61%) Route 53
6 4 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.97%) IaaS
8 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.32%) G Suite
9 1 (0.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 61 (19.68%) DNS
2 47 (15.16%) Firewall
3 30 (9.68%) SAN
4 24 (7.74%) DHCP
5 22 (7.10%) TCP/IP
6 19 (6.13%) X.509
7 18 (5.81%) Internet
8 16 (5.16%) LDAP
9 15 (4.84%) SSH
10 12 (3.87%) NAS
11 9 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (2.26%) LAN
12 7 (2.26%) VPN
12 7 (2.26%) WAN
13 6 (1.94%) HTTP
13 6 (1.94%) SMTP
14 5 (1.61%) Ethernet
15 4 (1.29%) Network Security
15 4 (1.29%) VLAN
16 3 (0.97%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.00%) MySQL
2 20 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.58%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.26%) Big Data
4 7 (2.26%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.65%) GIS
8 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.32%) HBase
9 1 (0.32%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.32%) Redis
9 1 (0.32%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 31 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (6.77%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.48%) Hudson
4 13 (4.19%) Subversion
5 11 (3.55%) JIRA
6 7 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.29%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.97%) Gradle
8 3 (0.97%) gulp
8 3 (0.97%) Selenium
9 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.65%) GoCD
9 2 (0.65%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.32%) Maven
10 1 (0.32%) Phabricator
General
1 37 (11.94%) Finance
2 19 (6.13%) Banking
3 16 (5.16%) Back Office
4 7 (2.26%) Publishing
5 6 (1.94%) Law
6 5 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.97%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.65%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.45%) LAMP
2 13 (4.19%) Web Services
3 9 (2.90%) LEMP Stack
3 9 (2.90%) Middleware
4 5 (1.61%) ELK Stack
4 5 (1.61%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.97%) Browserify
6 2 (0.65%) J2EE
6 2 (0.65%) Node.js
6 2 (0.65%) XML
7 1 (0.32%) .NET
7 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.32%) HTML
7 1 (0.32%) XHTML
7 1 (0.32%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.94%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.55%) Clustering
3 8 (2.58%) Replication
4 7 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.61%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (1.61%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.29%) NHS
8 3 (0.97%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.65%) Wiki
10 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.32%) Fintech
10 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.32%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 310 (100.00%) Linux
2 161 (51.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 75 (24.19%) CentOS
4 74 (23.87%) Unix
5 62 (20.00%) Windows
6 42 (13.55%) Ubuntu
7 36 (11.61%) Solaris
8 26 (8.39%) Windows Server
9 20 (6.45%) AIX
10 18 (5.81%) Debian
11 17 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (3.23%) SUSE
14 5 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (1.29%) HPUX
16 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.65%) VMS
18 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (17.74%) DevOps
2 49 (15.81%) Configuration Management
3 43 (13.87%) Load Balancing
4 32 (10.32%) ITIL
5 24 (7.74%) Virtual Environments
6 20 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (5.48%) High Availability
7 17 (5.48%) Open Source
8 15 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (4.19%) E-Commerce
10 11 (3.55%) Server Building
11 10 (3.23%) Low Latency
11 10 (3.23%) Migration
12 9 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (2.58%) Change Management
13 8 (2.58%) Data Management
14 7 (2.26%) Continuous Delivery
15 6 (1.94%) Incident Management
15 6 (1.94%) Service Delivery
16 5 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 91 (29.35%) Perl
2 86 (27.74%) Bash Shell
3 83 (26.77%) Python
4 46 (14.84%) PHP
5 41 (13.23%) PowerShell
6 31 (10.00%) Ruby
6 31 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 23 (7.42%) Java
8 20 (6.45%) SQL
9 11 (3.55%) AWK
9 11 (3.55%) sed
10 5 (1.61%) C
10 5 (1.61%) C-shell
11 4 (1.29%) SystemTap
12 3 (0.97%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.97%) Korn
12 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.87%) RHCE
4 11 (3.55%) CCNA
4 11 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.23%) CCNP
5 10 (3.23%) RHCSA
6 6 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.65%) RHCT
9 1 (0.32%) CCA
9 1 (0.32%) CEH
9 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.32%) MCSE
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.32%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.29%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.10%) vSphere
3 21 (6.77%) Active Directory
4 20 (6.45%) Docker
5 12 (3.87%) Postfix
5 12 (3.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 11 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.23%) KVM
7 10 (3.23%) NFS
7 10 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (2.26%) iptables
9 5 (1.61%) RHEV
9 5 (1.61%) Samba
10 4 (1.29%) Dovecot
10 4 (1.29%) FreeRADIUS
11 3 (0.97%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.97%) vCloud
12 2 (0.65%) XenServer
13 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 162 (52.26%) Puppet
2 62 (20.00%) Nagios
3 61 (19.68%) Ansible
4 58 (18.71%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (4.19%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (1.94%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (1.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (1.61%) Control-M
7 5 (1.61%) HAProxy
7 5 (1.61%) logstash
7 5 (1.61%) Salt
7 5 (1.61%) SCOM
7 5 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.61%) WSUS
7 5 (1.61%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.29%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.29%) Icinga
8 4 (1.29%) OSSEC
9 3 (0.97%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 188 (60.65%) Red Hat
2 116 (37.42%) VMware
3 43 (13.87%) EMC
4 33 (10.65%) Oracle
5 28 (9.03%) Cisco
6 25 (8.06%) HP
7 21 (6.77%) Veritas
8 17 (5.48%) NetApp
9 16 (5.16%) IBM
10 14 (4.52%) Microsoft
10 14 (4.52%) Sun
11 11 (3.55%) Splunk
12 7 (2.26%) Citrix
12 7 (2.26%) Dell
13 6 (1.94%) 3PAR
14 5 (1.61%) Veeam
15 4 (1.29%) F5
15 4 (1.29%) SolarWinds
15 4 (1.29%) Symantec
15 4 (1.29%) TippingPoint
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