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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 478 447 485
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 144 175 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 140 83
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £31.50 £17.53 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.69% -10.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 - £30.00
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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
47229 49071 46876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.85% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31077 31733 28907
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1408 1851 1923
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 July 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 July 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 -13 64 £425 +21.42% 38
South East +8 38 £400 +3.22% 13
North West +6 11 £450 +28.57% 3
South West -2 11 £383 +17.69% 3
East of England -7 11 £363 -9.37% 1
North East -37 4 £315 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire -5 2 £345 -13.75% 2
East Midlands - 2 £281 - 4
West Midlands -26 1 £525 +44.82% 2
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Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 269 (100.00%) Linux
2 139 (51.67%) Red Hat
3 131 (48.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 112 (41.64%) Puppet
5 101 (37.55%) Unix
6 72 (26.77%) Windows
6 72 (26.77%) VMware
7 64 (23.79%) Python
8 61 (22.68%) Perl
9 55 (20.45%) Solaris
10 54 (20.07%) Apache
11 51 (18.96%) Finance
12 50 (18.59%) Bash Shell
12 50 (18.59%) DevOps
13 49 (18.22%) MySQL
14 47 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
15 45 (16.73%) Ansible
16 44 (16.36%) Configuration Management
17 43 (15.99%) Opscode Chef
18 41 (15.24%) SAN
18 41 (15.24%) PHP
18 41 (15.24%) ITIL
19 39 (14.50%) Oracle
20 38 (14.13%) Nagios
21 37 (13.75%) DNS
22 36 (13.38%) EMC
23 35 (13.01%) Shell Script
24 34 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
25 33 (12.27%) CentOS
25 33 (12.27%) HP

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 54 (20.07%) Apache
2 22 (8.18%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.83%) nginx
4 7 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.60%) IIS
5 6 (2.23%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.86%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.49%) JBoss
7 4 (1.49%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.74%) Drupal
8 2 (0.74%) TPMS
8 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.74%) WildFly
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.37%) Confluence
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.37%) Liferay
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) HipChat
1 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (3.35%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (1.86%) Route 53
6 4 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.74%) SaaS
8 1 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.24%) SAN
2 37 (13.75%) DNS
3 22 (8.18%) Firewall
4 19 (7.06%) Internet
4 19 (7.06%) NAS
4 19 (7.06%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.46%) DHCP
6 9 (3.35%) LDAP
7 7 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (2.60%) LAN
7 7 (2.60%) Network Security
7 7 (2.60%) WAN
7 7 (2.60%) X.509
8 5 (1.86%) SSL
9 4 (1.49%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.49%) SSH
9 4 (1.49%) VPN
10 3 (1.12%) HTTP
11 2 (0.74%) MRTG
11 2 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.22%) MySQL
2 13 (4.83%) MongoDB
3 12 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.60%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.23%) Redis
6 5 (1.86%) MarkLogic
6 5 (1.86%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.12%) Big Data
8 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.74%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.37%) HBase
10 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.37%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 19 (7.06%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.20%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.72%) JIRA
4 8 (2.97%) Subversion
4 8 (2.97%) Vagrant
5 7 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.86%) GitLab
7 5 (1.86%) Hudson
7 5 (1.86%) Selenium
8 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.37%) GoCD
9 1 (0.37%) Introscope
9 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (18.96%) Finance
2 27 (10.04%) Banking
3 9 (3.35%) Back Office
4 6 (2.23%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.86%) Games
6 4 (1.49%) Advertising
6 4 (1.49%) Publishing
7 2 (0.74%) Law
7 2 (0.74%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.18%) LAMP
2 7 (2.60%) ELK Stack
2 7 (2.60%) Middleware
2 7 (2.60%) Web Services
3 5 (1.86%) Node.js
4 4 (1.49%) JRuby
4 4 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (0.74%) Java EE
5 2 (0.74%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.74%) REST
5 2 (0.74%) Spring
5 2 (0.74%) XML
6 1 (0.37%) CSS
6 1 (0.37%) HTML
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.37%) SAML
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.04%) Clustering
2 21 (7.81%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.97%) EMC VNX
4 7 (2.60%) Replication
5 6 (2.23%) EMC VMAX
5 6 (2.23%) Wiki
6 5 (1.86%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.49%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.49%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.49%) Online Games
8 3 (1.12%) Derivative
8 3 (1.12%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.74%) Ergonomics
9 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.74%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 269 (100.00%) Linux
2 131 (48.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 101 (37.55%) Unix
4 72 (26.77%) Windows
5 55 (20.45%) Solaris
6 33 (12.27%) CentOS
7 32 (11.90%) AIX
8 30 (11.15%) Windows Server
9 29 (10.78%) Ubuntu
10 15 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (4.09%) HPUX
12 10 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (3.35%) Debian
13 9 (3.35%) SUSE
13 9 (3.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.86%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.49%) VMS
15 4 (1.49%) VyOS
16 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.74%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.59%) DevOps
2 44 (16.36%) Configuration Management
3 41 (15.24%) ITIL
4 31 (11.52%) Migration
5 26 (9.67%) High Availability
6 23 (8.55%) Load Balancing
7 21 (7.81%) Open Source
8 17 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (5.95%) Virtual Environments
10 15 (5.58%) Change Control
10 15 (5.58%) E-Commerce
11 13 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (4.83%) Incident Management
11 13 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.72%) Low Latency
13 9 (3.35%) Server Building
14 8 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
16 6 (2.23%) Service Management
16 6 (2.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (23.79%) Python
2 61 (22.68%) Perl
3 50 (18.59%) Bash Shell
4 41 (15.24%) PHP
5 35 (13.01%) Shell Script
6 27 (10.04%) Ruby
7 24 (8.92%) Java
8 21 (7.81%) PowerShell
9 20 (7.43%) SQL
10 7 (2.60%) Korn
10 7 (2.60%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.23%) C
12 5 (1.86%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.86%) SystemTap
13 3 (1.12%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.74%) AWK
14 2 (0.74%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.74%) sed
14 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.95%) RHCE
3 10 (3.72%) DV Cleared
4 9 (3.35%) CCNA
4 9 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.97%) RHCSA
5 8 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (2.60%) CCNP
7 3 (1.12%) Degree
8 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.37%) MCSE
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.37%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.23%) SLA
2 4 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 47 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.69%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.32%) vSphere
4 16 (5.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 16 (5.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 15 (5.58%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (4.83%) KVM
7 11 (4.09%) iptables
8 9 (3.35%) NFS
8 9 (3.35%) Postfix
9 7 (2.60%) Docker
9 7 (2.60%) Sendmail
9 7 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.23%) Veritas File System
11 5 (1.86%) GPFS
11 5 (1.86%) RHEV
12 3 (1.12%) Firmware
12 3 (1.12%) Samba
12 3 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 112 (41.64%) Puppet
2 45 (16.73%) Ansible
3 43 (15.99%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (14.13%) Nagios
5 11 (4.09%) HAProxy
5 11 (4.09%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (3.35%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (2.97%) logstash
7 8 (2.97%) SCOM
7 8 (2.97%) WSUS
8 7 (2.60%) Kibana
8 7 (2.60%) OSSEC
9 6 (2.23%) Cobbler
9 6 (2.23%) ITRS Geneos
9 6 (2.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.86%) BladeLogic
10 5 (1.86%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.86%) Packer
11 4 (1.49%) Control-M
11 4 (1.49%) Icinga
Vendors
1 139 (51.67%) Red Hat
2 72 (26.77%) VMware
3 39 (14.50%) Oracle
4 36 (13.38%) EMC
5 33 (12.27%) HP
6 25 (9.29%) Veritas
7 21 (7.81%) IBM
8 19 (7.06%) Cisco
9 14 (5.20%) Microsoft
10 11 (4.09%) Sun
11 10 (3.72%) Citrix
11 10 (3.72%) NetApp
11 10 (3.72%) Splunk
12 9 (3.35%) Dell
13 8 (2.97%) SolarWinds
14 7 (2.60%) 3PAR
14 7 (2.60%) LogRhythm
14 7 (2.60%) TippingPoint
15 6 (2.23%) ServiceNow
16 5 (1.86%) BMC
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