The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Linux 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 Administrator
Rank 229 247 234
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 28 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 5
Median daily rate £425 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £375 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00
Linux Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7839 9408 8773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.69% 94.76% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4757 5661 4851
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 441 462
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the South East 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
Berkshire +5 9 £428 +64.42% 3
Hampshire +11 7 £450 +15.53% 5
Oxfordshire -11 6 £425 +17.24% 1
Surrey +1 4 £425 +28.78% 4
Middlesex 0 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Linux 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 South East region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (46.75%) Puppet
3 35 (45.45%) VMware
4 33 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (41.56%) Red Hat
6 27 (35.06%) Perl
7 26 (33.77%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (29.87%) Python
9 21 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (25.97%) ITIL
10 20 (25.97%) Unix
11 19 (24.68%) Apache
12 18 (23.38%) MySQL
13 17 (22.08%) DevOps
14 15 (19.48%) Ansible
14 15 (19.48%) EMC
15 14 (18.18%) vSphere
15 14 (18.18%) Bash Shell
16 13 (16.88%) Cisco
16 13 (16.88%) Oracle
17 11 (14.29%) PHP
17 11 (14.29%) Java
18 10 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
18 10 (12.99%) RHCSA
18 10 (12.99%) EMC VNX
18 10 (12.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 10 (12.99%) Ruby
18 10 (12.99%) Solaris
18 10 (12.99%) Nagios
18 10 (12.99%) RHCE

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (24.68%) Apache
2 6 (7.79%) nginx
3 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.90%) JBoss
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.60%) Drupal
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.30%) Confluence
6 1 (1.30%) TPMS
6 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) OpenCart
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.60%) GitHub
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (11.69%) SAN
3 8 (10.39%) DNS
4 7 (9.09%) DHCP
5 6 (7.79%) Internet
6 5 (6.49%) Firewall
6 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (3.90%) LAN
7 3 (3.90%) LDAP
7 3 (3.90%) WAN
8 2 (2.60%) NAS
8 2 (2.60%) VPN
9 1 (1.30%) DVB
9 1 (1.30%) HTTP
9 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.38%) MySQL
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.60%) Big Data
5 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Sqoop
5 2 (2.60%) VLDB
6 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Zeppelin
6 1 (1.30%) HBase
6 1 (1.30%) OLTP
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.90%) Subversion
4 3 (3.90%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.60%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.60%) Hudson
6 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.30%) JIRA
6 1 (1.30%) ProC
6 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Banking
2 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) LAMP
2 3 (3.90%) REST
3 2 (2.60%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (2.60%) Middleware
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (2.60%) Spring
3 2 (2.60%) XML
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Tez
4 1 (1.30%) HTML
4 1 (1.30%) HTML5
4 1 (1.30%) Kafka
4 1 (1.30%) Node.js
4 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) EMC VNX
2 6 (7.79%) Clustering
3 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
4 2 (2.60%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.60%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) MPEG
5 1 (1.30%) STB
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (25.97%) Unix
4 10 (12.99%) Solaris
5 9 (11.69%) CentOS
5 9 (11.69%) Ubuntu
6 6 (7.79%) Windows
7 5 (6.49%) Debian
8 4 (5.19%) AIX
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) ITIL
2 17 (22.08%) DevOps
3 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 7 (9.09%) Migration
4 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.19%) High Availability
4 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.19%) Open Source
4 4 (5.19%) Time Management
5 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.90%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (3.90%) Scrum
5 3 (3.90%) Service Management
6 2 (2.60%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.60%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.60%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.60%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.60%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) Perl
2 23 (29.87%) Python
3 14 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 11 (14.29%) Java
4 11 (14.29%) PHP
5 10 (12.99%) Ruby
6 7 (9.09%) SQL
7 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.90%) C
10 2 (2.60%) C++
10 2 (2.60%) Korn
10 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.30%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) RHCE
1 10 (12.99%) RHCSA
1 10 (12.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (11.69%) CCNA
2 9 (11.69%) CCNP
2 9 (11.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.90%) Degree
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.60%) OCP
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.30%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (18.18%) vSphere
3 6 (7.79%) Postfix
4 4 (5.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.60%) Apache Flume
6 2 (2.60%) GlusterFS
6 2 (2.60%) KVM
6 2 (2.60%) NFS
6 2 (2.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.30%) Docker
7 1 (1.30%) Firmware
7 1 (1.30%) HDFS
7 1 (1.30%) iptables
7 1 (1.30%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 36 (46.75%) Puppet
2 26 (33.77%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (19.48%) Ansible
4 10 (12.99%) Nagios
5 7 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (6.49%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.60%) Data Guard
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (2.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.30%) Ambari
8 1 (1.30%) Capistrano
8 1 (1.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (1.30%) Hyperic
8 1 (1.30%) Legato
8 1 (1.30%) Nessus
8 1 (1.30%) Oozie
8 1 (1.30%) Salt
8 1 (1.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (45.45%) VMware
2 32 (41.56%) Red Hat
3 15 (19.48%) EMC
4 13 (16.88%) Cisco
4 13 (16.88%) Oracle
5 8 (10.39%) Veritas
6 6 (7.79%) HP
7 5 (6.49%) IBM
8 3 (3.90%) Juniper
8 3 (3.90%) Veeam
9 2 (2.60%) Brocade
9 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.60%) NetApp
9 2 (2.60%) StorageTek
9 2 (2.60%) Sun
10 1 (1.30%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.30%) CA
10 1 (1.30%) Dell
10 1 (1.30%) Symantec
10 1 (1.30%) Teradata
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