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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux System Administrator
UK / England
Rank 479 504 484
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 100 104 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 88 75
Median daily rate £415 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £320 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- -61.53%

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
39568 44607 44474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.66% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25980 29105 27895
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1426 1501 1768
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +20 62 £420 +5.00% 17
South East +10 22 £388 +13.97% 10
North West +25 9 £420 +23.52% 3
East of England +3 2 £400 -13.51% 4
West Midlands +2 2 £450 +87.50%
East Midlands +5 1 £160 -58.70% 2
South West 0 1 £400 +15.94% 2
North East -16 1 £308 -
Linux Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 249 (100.00%) Linux
2 160 (64.26%) Red Hat
3 128 (51.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 124 (49.80%) Puppet
5 91 (36.55%) VMware
6 82 (32.93%) Bash Shell
7 69 (27.71%) Apache
8 68 (27.31%) CentOS
9 66 (26.51%) Perl
10 65 (26.10%) Python
11 58 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 56 (22.49%) Unix
13 52 (20.88%) DNS
14 47 (18.88%) Opscode Chef
14 47 (18.88%) DevOps
15 46 (18.47%) Nagios
16 45 (18.07%) Windows
17 44 (17.67%) Tomcat
17 44 (17.67%) Firewall
17 44 (17.67%) Ansible
18 40 (16.06%) Configuration Management
19 38 (15.26%) Ubuntu
20 33 (13.25%) Data Centre
21 31 (12.45%) PowerShell
22 29 (11.65%) Finance
22 29 (11.65%) MySQL
23 27 (10.84%) Jenkins
23 27 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
24 26 (10.44%) Ruby
25 25 (10.04%) 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 69 (27.71%) Apache
2 44 (17.67%) Tomcat
3 18 (7.23%) nginx
4 11 (4.42%) JBoss
5 7 (2.81%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.61%) IIS
8 3 (1.20%) Confluence
9 2 (0.80%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.40%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.40%) SAS
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.42%) GitHub
3 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (3.21%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.01%) Route 53
6 4 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.20%) IaaS
8 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.80%) SaaS
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.40%) G Suite
9 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 52 (20.88%) DNS
2 44 (17.67%) Firewall
3 23 (9.24%) LDAP
4 22 (8.84%) TCP/IP
5 17 (6.83%) DHCP
6 14 (5.62%) SAN
6 14 (5.62%) SSH
7 11 (4.42%) X.509
8 10 (4.02%) Ethernet
8 10 (4.02%) HTTP
8 10 (4.02%) Internet
9 7 (2.81%) NAS
9 7 (2.81%) SMTP
9 7 (2.81%) VPN
10 6 (2.41%) Network Security
10 6 (2.41%) VLAN
11 5 (2.01%) LAN
11 5 (2.01%) WAN
12 4 (1.61%) POP3
12 4 (1.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.65%) MySQL
2 20 (8.03%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.21%) Big Data
4 7 (2.81%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.01%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.20%) GIS
7 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.40%) KDB
9 1 (0.40%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (10.84%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.03%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.43%) Subversion
4 10 (4.02%) Hudson
5 9 (3.61%) JIRA
6 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.20%) Gradle
6 3 (1.20%) gulp
6 3 (1.20%) Selenium
7 2 (0.80%) GoCD
7 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.40%) Maven
8 1 (0.40%) Phabricator
8 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (11.65%) Finance
2 13 (5.22%) Banking
3 7 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.61%) Back Office
5 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.20%) Games
5 3 (1.20%) Publishing
6 2 (0.80%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.43%) LAMP
2 9 (3.61%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (3.21%) Middleware
3 8 (3.21%) Web Services
4 6 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.61%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.20%) Browserify
7 2 (0.80%) J2EE
7 2 (0.80%) Node.js
7 2 (0.80%) XML
8 1 (0.40%) .NET
8 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.40%) CSS
8 1 (0.40%) HTML
8 1 (0.40%) Sensu
8 1 (0.40%) XHTML
8 1 (0.40%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.21%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (2.41%) Replication
4 5 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.61%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.20%) Clustering
6 3 (1.20%) NHS
7 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.80%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.40%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.40%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.40%) Fintech
8 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Online Games
8 1 (0.40%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 249 (100.00%) Linux
2 128 (51.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 68 (27.31%) CentOS
4 56 (22.49%) Unix
5 45 (18.07%) Windows
6 38 (15.26%) Ubuntu
7 25 (10.04%) Solaris
8 17 (6.83%) Windows Server
9 16 (6.43%) Debian
10 12 (4.82%) AIX
11 7 (2.81%) SUSE
12 5 (2.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.61%) HPUX
13 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.20%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.80%) Scientific Linux
16 1 (0.40%) Fedora
16 1 (0.40%) VMS
16 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.88%) DevOps
2 40 (16.06%) Configuration Management
3 19 (7.63%) Load Balancing
4 15 (6.02%) ITIL
4 15 (6.02%) Server Building
5 14 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (5.22%) Migration
7 12 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (4.82%) Virtual Environments
8 11 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (4.42%) Data Management
9 10 (4.02%) Change Management
9 10 (4.02%) Open Source
10 7 (2.81%) E-Commerce
10 7 (2.81%) High Availability
11 6 (2.41%) Low Latency
12 5 (2.01%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (2.01%) Scrum
12 5 (2.01%) Service Delivery
12 5 (2.01%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 82 (32.93%) Bash Shell
2 66 (26.51%) Perl
3 65 (26.10%) Python
4 31 (12.45%) PowerShell
5 26 (10.44%) Ruby
6 23 (9.24%) PHP
7 21 (8.43%) Shell Script
8 15 (6.02%) Java
8 15 (6.02%) SQL
9 8 (3.21%) AWK
9 8 (3.21%) sed
10 5 (2.01%) C-shell
11 3 (1.20%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.20%) SystemTap
12 2 (0.80%) C++
12 2 (0.80%) Korn
12 2 (0.80%) Tcl
12 2 (0.80%) VB
13 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (9.24%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.21%) CCNA
3 8 (3.21%) CCNP
3 8 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.81%) RHCSA
5 5 (2.01%) RHCE
6 2 (0.80%) RHCT
7 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CCA
7 1 (0.40%) CEH
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.40%) MCSE
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.40%) RHCA
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.61%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (10.04%) Docker
3 22 (8.84%) Active Directory
4 13 (5.22%) KVM
5 12 (4.82%) NFS
6 11 (4.42%) vSphere
7 8 (3.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (3.21%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.81%) Postfix
8 7 (2.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.01%) Dovecot
11 4 (1.61%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (1.61%) Samba
12 3 (1.20%) XenServer
13 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.80%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.40%) SRDF
14 1 (0.40%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 124 (49.80%) Puppet
2 47 (18.88%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (18.47%) Nagios
4 44 (17.67%) Ansible
5 9 (3.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 7 (2.81%) yum
7 5 (2.01%) HAProxy
7 5 (2.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (1.61%) logstash
8 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.61%) Salt
9 3 (1.20%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.20%) Kibana
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (1.20%) systemd
10 2 (0.80%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.80%) Graphite
10 2 (0.80%) Opsview
10 2 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.80%) vMotion
Vendors
1 160 (64.26%) Red Hat
2 91 (36.55%) VMware
3 22 (8.84%) Oracle
4 19 (7.63%) Cisco
5 18 (7.23%) EMC
6 17 (6.83%) Veritas
7 14 (5.62%) Sun
8 12 (4.82%) HP
8 12 (4.82%) IBM
9 10 (4.02%) Microsoft
9 10 (4.02%) NetApp
10 9 (3.61%) Splunk
11 5 (2.01%) Symantec
12 3 (1.20%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.20%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.20%) F5
12 3 (1.20%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.80%) Apple
13 2 (0.80%) Isilon
13 2 (0.80%) Lumension
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