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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 480 506 528
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 145 130 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 108 76
Median daily rate £421 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00
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
46932 50120 49138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.00% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30956 32529 30550
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1540 1922 1988
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +3 85 £395 -1.25% 22
South East +19 22 £425 +28.78% 12
North West +18 11 £425 +54.54% 6
South West +16 10 £340 -24.44%
North East -15 8 £425 +17.24% 2
East of England +7 5 £375 -1.31% 2
West Midlands -31 2 £313 -13.79% 1
Yorkshire +4 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
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Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 292 (100.00%) Linux
2 162 (55.48%) Red Hat
3 150 (51.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 138 (47.26%) Puppet
5 91 (31.16%) VMware
6 84 (28.77%) Unix
6 84 (28.77%) Perl
7 77 (26.37%) Apache
7 77 (26.37%) Python
8 67 (22.95%) Bash Shell
9 62 (21.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 61 (20.89%) Windows
11 55 (18.84%) Configuration Management
12 54 (18.49%) PHP
12 54 (18.49%) Opscode Chef
12 54 (18.49%) Ansible
13 53 (18.15%) CentOS
14 51 (17.47%) DNS
14 51 (17.47%) Nagios
15 50 (17.12%) Solaris
16 49 (16.78%) MySQL
16 49 (16.78%) Finance
16 49 (16.78%) DevOps
17 47 (16.10%) ITIL
18 46 (15.75%) EMC
19 45 (15.41%) Tomcat
20 42 (14.38%) SAN
21 41 (14.04%) Oracle
22 40 (13.70%) Load Balancing
23 38 (13.01%) Ubuntu

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 77 (26.37%) Apache
2 45 (15.41%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.45%) nginx
4 10 (3.42%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.40%) IIS
5 7 (2.40%) JBoss
6 5 (1.71%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.03%) Confluence
7 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.68%) Drupal
8 2 (0.68%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.68%) WildFly
9 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.34%) SAS
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (2.05%) Amazon S3
3 6 (2.05%) GitHub
4 5 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.03%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.34%) Route 53
8 1 (0.34%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 51 (17.47%) DNS
2 42 (14.38%) SAN
3 33 (11.30%) Firewall
4 22 (7.53%) Internet
4 22 (7.53%) TCP/IP
5 18 (6.16%) NAS
6 16 (5.48%) DHCP
6 16 (5.48%) X.509
7 11 (3.77%) SSH
8 10 (3.42%) LDAP
9 8 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (2.40%) LAN
10 7 (2.40%) Network Security
10 7 (2.40%) WAN
11 5 (1.71%) SSL
11 5 (1.71%) VPN
12 4 (1.37%) HTTP
12 4 (1.37%) Kerberos
13 3 (1.03%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (16.78%) MySQL
2 13 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.40%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.40%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (2.05%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.37%) Big Data
6 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.68%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.68%) Redis
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.34%) GIS
9 1 (0.34%) HBase
9 1 (0.34%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.34%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 19 (6.51%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.82%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.11%) JIRA
4 11 (3.77%) Hudson
4 11 (3.77%) Subversion
5 7 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.71%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.03%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.68%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.34%) GitLab
9 1 (0.34%) GoCD
9 1 (0.34%) Introscope
9 1 (0.34%) Selenium
9 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (16.78%) Finance
2 23 (7.88%) Banking
3 18 (6.16%) Back Office
4 9 (3.08%) Publishing
5 6 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.71%) Law
7 4 (1.37%) Advertising
8 3 (1.03%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Retail
9 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.88%) LAMP
2 10 (3.42%) Web Services
3 8 (2.74%) Middleware
4 5 (1.71%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (1.37%) JRuby
6 3 (1.03%) ELK Stack
7 2 (0.68%) J2EE
7 2 (0.68%) Java EE
7 2 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.68%) Node.js
7 2 (0.68%) REST
7 2 (0.68%) Spring
7 2 (0.68%) XML
8 1 (0.34%) CSS
8 1 (0.34%) HTML
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.34%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.90%) Data Centre
2 24 (8.22%) Clustering
3 9 (3.08%) Replication
4 8 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.74%) EMC VNX
5 7 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.05%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.37%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.37%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.03%) Derivative
8 3 (1.03%) Online Games
9 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.68%) NHS
9 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (0.68%) Wiki
10 1 (0.34%) Ergonomics
10 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 292 (100.00%) Linux
2 150 (51.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 84 (28.77%) Unix
4 61 (20.89%) Windows
5 53 (18.15%) CentOS
6 50 (17.12%) Solaris
7 38 (13.01%) Ubuntu
8 28 (9.59%) AIX
9 27 (9.25%) Windows Server
10 16 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (4.11%) SUSE
12 9 (3.08%) Debian
12 9 (3.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (2.74%) HPUX
14 4 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.37%) VMS
14 4 (1.37%) VyOS
15 2 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.84%) Configuration Management
2 49 (16.78%) DevOps
3 47 (16.10%) ITIL
4 40 (13.70%) Load Balancing
5 27 (9.25%) High Availability
6 24 (8.22%) Virtual Environments
7 23 (7.88%) Open Source
8 19 (6.51%) Migration
8 19 (6.51%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (4.79%) E-Commerce
11 13 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (4.45%) Incident Management
12 12 (4.11%) Change Control
13 11 (3.77%) Low Latency
14 8 (2.74%) Change Management
14 8 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (2.74%) Server Building
15 7 (2.40%) Kalman Filter
16 6 (2.05%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 84 (28.77%) Perl
2 77 (26.37%) Python
3 67 (22.95%) Bash Shell
4 54 (18.49%) PHP
5 37 (12.67%) PowerShell
6 30 (10.27%) Shell Script
7 28 (9.59%) Ruby
8 24 (8.22%) Java
9 22 (7.53%) SQL
10 7 (2.40%) AWK
10 7 (2.40%) C
10 7 (2.40%) sed
11 6 (2.05%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.71%) Korn
13 4 (1.37%) SystemTap
14 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.68%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.68%) C-shell
15 2 (0.68%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.14%) RHCE
3 9 (3.08%) DV Cleared
3 9 (3.08%) RHCSA
3 9 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.74%) CCNA
4 8 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (2.40%) CCNP
6 3 (1.03%) Degree
7 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.68%) RHCA
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.05%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) QA
3 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (21.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.85%) vSphere
3 17 (5.82%) Active Directory
3 17 (5.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 17 (5.82%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (5.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 12 (4.11%) iptables
5 12 (4.11%) Postfix
6 11 (3.77%) KVM
7 10 (3.42%) NFS
8 7 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.05%) RHEV
9 6 (2.05%) Sendmail
10 4 (1.37%) Docker
10 4 (1.37%) GPFS
11 2 (0.68%) Firmware
11 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.68%) vCloud
11 2 (0.68%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 138 (47.26%) Puppet
2 54 (18.49%) Ansible
2 54 (18.49%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (17.47%) Nagios
4 17 (5.82%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (3.08%) HAProxy
6 8 (2.74%) Oracle ZFS
6 8 (2.74%) SCOM
6 8 (2.74%) WSUS
7 7 (2.40%) Cobbler
7 7 (2.40%) OSSEC
7 7 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (2.40%) ZABBIX
8 6 (2.05%) Control-M
8 6 (2.05%) Icinga
9 5 (1.71%) logstash
10 4 (1.37%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 3 (1.03%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.03%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 162 (55.48%) Red Hat
2 91 (31.16%) VMware
3 46 (15.75%) EMC
4 41 (14.04%) Oracle
5 32 (10.96%) HP
6 25 (8.56%) Cisco
6 25 (8.56%) Veritas
7 19 (6.51%) IBM
8 14 (4.79%) NetApp
9 13 (4.45%) Microsoft
10 11 (3.77%) 3PAR
10 11 (3.77%) Splunk
10 11 (3.77%) Sun
11 10 (3.42%) Citrix
11 10 (3.42%) Dell
12 8 (2.74%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.40%) LogRhythm
13 7 (2.40%) TippingPoint
14 6 (2.05%) ServiceNow
15 4 (1.37%) F5
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