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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 485 483 466
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 140 129 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 96 73
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £279 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 £17.53 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 - -
Linux Systems Administrator
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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
47502 47488 45467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.71% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31380 29845 28550
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1349 1884 1941
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +19 77 £425 +13.33% 35
South East 0 30 £350 -14.63% 16
East of England -8 13 £488 +50.00% 1
South West -4 8 £363 +20.83%
North West -6 4 £450 +28.57% 4
North East -40 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +11 2 £356 +9.61% 2
West Midlands -6 2 £300 -3.22% 3
East Midlands +10 1 £275 -31.25% 1
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Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 243 (100.00%) Linux
2 115 (47.33%) Red Hat
3 102 (41.98%) Unix
4 100 (41.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 88 (36.21%) Puppet
6 69 (28.40%) Windows
7 58 (23.87%) Finance
8 53 (21.81%) Python
9 52 (21.40%) Bash Shell
10 50 (20.58%) DevOps
10 50 (20.58%) VMware
11 49 (20.16%) Solaris
12 45 (18.52%) Perl
13 43 (17.70%) SAN
14 42 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
15 41 (16.87%) Apache
16 38 (15.64%) MySQL
17 37 (15.23%) Oracle
18 36 (14.81%) Ansible
19 35 (14.40%) Shell Script
19 35 (14.40%) Configuration Management
20 34 (13.99%) Migration
21 32 (13.17%) HP
22 31 (12.76%) DNS
22 31 (12.76%) Opscode Chef
23 30 (12.35%) ITIL
24 29 (11.93%) AIX
24 29 (11.93%) Veritas
24 29 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
25 26 (10.70%) Ruby

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 41 (16.87%) Apache
2 18 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.35%) nginx
4 12 (4.94%) OpenStack
5 9 (3.70%) JBoss
6 7 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.06%) Node.js
8 2 (0.82%) Drupal
8 2 (0.82%) IIS
8 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.82%) TPMS
8 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.82%) WildFly
9 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) HipChat
1 1 (0.41%) Maple
1 1 (0.41%) Mathematica
1 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (3.70%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (2.06%) Route 53
5 4 (1.65%) Amazon Glacier
5 4 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.82%) SaaS
8 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.41%) Office 365
8 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.70%) SAN
2 31 (12.76%) DNS
3 24 (9.88%) TCP/IP
4 19 (7.82%) NAS
5 13 (5.35%) Firewall
6 12 (4.94%) DHCP
7 10 (4.12%) Internet
7 10 (4.12%) LDAP
8 7 (2.88%) SSL
9 6 (2.47%) LAN
9 6 (2.47%) Network Security
9 6 (2.47%) WAN
10 5 (2.06%) HTTP
10 5 (2.06%) SSH
11 3 (1.23%) VoIP
12 2 (0.82%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.82%) MRTG
12 2 (0.82%) VPN
12 2 (0.82%) X.509
13 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.64%) MySQL
2 16 (6.58%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (4.12%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.06%) MarkLogic
6 5 (2.06%) Neo4j
6 5 (2.06%) Redis
6 5 (2.06%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.65%) Big Data
8 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.23%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.12%) Subversion
4 7 (2.88%) GitLab
4 7 (2.88%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.47%) JIRA
5 6 (2.47%) RSpec
6 5 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.06%) Selenium
7 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.41%) Introscope
8 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (23.87%) Finance
2 26 (10.70%) Banking
3 7 (2.88%) Back Office
3 7 (2.88%) Games
4 4 (1.65%) Advertising
4 4 (1.65%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.65%) Retail
5 3 (1.23%) Law
6 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.82%) Publishing
6 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.58%) LAMP
2 14 (5.76%) Web Services
3 9 (3.70%) Middleware
4 7 (2.88%) ELK Stack
5 6 (2.47%) JRuby
6 4 (1.65%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.82%) Java EE
7 2 (0.82%) REST
7 2 (0.82%) Spring
7 2 (0.82%) XML
8 1 (0.41%) CSS
8 1 (0.41%) HTML
8 1 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.41%) MCollective
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.41%) SAML
8 1 (0.41%) SOAP
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.29%) Clustering
2 22 (9.05%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.47%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.06%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.06%) User Experience
6 5 (2.06%) Wiki
7 4 (1.65%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.65%) Online Games
8 3 (1.23%) Derivative
8 3 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (1.23%) Ergonomics
8 3 (1.23%) HACMP
8 3 (1.23%) PlayStation
8 3 (1.23%) VCE vBlock
8 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.23%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 243 (100.00%) Linux
2 102 (41.98%) Unix
3 100 (41.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 69 (28.40%) Windows
5 49 (20.16%) Solaris
6 29 (11.93%) AIX
7 25 (10.29%) CentOS
7 25 (10.29%) Windows Server
8 23 (9.47%) Ubuntu
9 14 (5.76%) HPUX
10 11 (4.53%) SUSE
11 9 (3.70%) Debian
12 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (2.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (2.47%) Mac OS X
14 6 (2.47%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (2.06%) VyOS
16 3 (1.23%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.58%) DevOps
2 35 (14.40%) Configuration Management
3 34 (13.99%) Migration
4 30 (12.35%) ITIL
5 23 (9.47%) Open Source
6 16 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (6.17%) High Availability
8 13 (5.35%) E-Commerce
9 11 (4.53%) Change Control
10 10 (4.12%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (3.70%) Load Balancing
12 8 (3.29%) Server Building
13 7 (2.88%) Time Management
14 6 (2.47%) Change Management
14 6 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
15 5 (2.06%) Analytics
15 5 (2.06%) Identity Management
15 5 (2.06%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (21.81%) Python
2 52 (21.40%) Bash Shell
3 45 (18.52%) Perl
4 35 (14.40%) Shell Script
5 26 (10.70%) Ruby
6 22 (9.05%) PHP
7 20 (8.23%) Java
8 18 (7.41%) SQL
9 13 (5.35%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.88%) Korn
11 4 (1.65%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.23%) Bourne shell
12 3 (1.23%) C
12 3 (1.23%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.82%) AWK
13 2 (0.82%) C++
13 2 (0.82%) sed
13 2 (0.82%) SystemTap
13 2 (0.82%) VB
14 1 (0.41%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 18 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.70%) Degree
2 9 (3.70%) RHCE
2 9 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.82%) MCSE
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) CCNA
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.41%) RHCA
5 1 (0.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.12%) SLA
2 6 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 29 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 20 (8.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 18 (7.41%) Active Directory
4 14 (5.76%) KVM
5 13 (5.35%) NFS
6 7 (2.88%) Veritas File System
6 7 (2.88%) vSphere
7 6 (2.47%) Docker
8 5 (2.06%) GPFS
8 5 (2.06%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.06%) iptables
8 5 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.65%) Postfix
9 4 (1.65%) Sendmail
10 3 (1.23%) Firmware
11 2 (0.82%) RHEV
11 2 (0.82%) Samba
11 2 (0.82%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.41%) qmail
Systems Management
1 88 (36.21%) Puppet
2 36 (14.81%) Ansible
3 31 (12.76%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (9.05%) Nagios
5 8 (3.29%) HAProxy
5 8 (3.29%) logstash
6 7 (2.88%) Kibana
7 6 (2.47%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (2.06%) Cacti
8 5 (2.06%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (2.06%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (2.06%) Packer
9 4 (1.65%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.65%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (1.23%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.23%) SCOM
10 3 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.23%) WSUS
10 3 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 115 (47.33%) Red Hat
2 50 (20.58%) VMware
3 37 (15.23%) Oracle
4 32 (13.17%) HP
5 29 (11.93%) Veritas
6 23 (9.47%) IBM
7 20 (8.23%) EMC
8 13 (5.35%) Cisco
9 11 (4.53%) Splunk
10 10 (4.12%) NetApp
11 9 (3.70%) 3PAR
12 8 (3.29%) Dell
12 8 (3.29%) Microsoft
12 8 (3.29%) Sun
13 7 (2.88%) New Relic
14 6 (2.47%) Brocade
14 6 (2.47%) Vyatta
15 5 (2.06%) Citrix
15 5 (2.06%) Rackspace
16 4 (1.65%) BMC
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