The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux System Administrator
England / South East
Rank 218 231 235
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 22 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 18
Median daily rate £388 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £308 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
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 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
7212 8261 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.74% 94.50% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4213 5055 4897
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 378 431
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the South East region.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the South East region.

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire +18 6 £550 +15.78% 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £375 - 1
Hampshire +8 4 £290 -27.50% 3
Surrey +3 3 £375 +13.63% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £438 - 2
West Sussex - 1 £400 - 2
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (69.64%) Puppet
3 37 (66.07%) Red Hat
4 26 (46.43%) Python
4 26 (46.43%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (41.07%) VMware
6 22 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (35.71%) CentOS
8 16 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (26.79%) Ruby
10 13 (23.21%) Firewall
10 13 (23.21%) DevOps
11 12 (21.43%) Ansible
11 12 (21.43%) Nagios
12 10 (17.86%) EMC
12 10 (17.86%) Bash Shell
13 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
13 9 (16.07%) Subversion
13 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
14 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (14.29%) Perl
14 8 (14.29%) Unix
14 8 (14.29%) Cisco
14 8 (14.29%) CCNP
14 8 (14.29%) CCNA
14 8 (14.29%) Data Management
14 8 (14.29%) GitHub
14 8 (14.29%) Hudson
15 7 (12.50%) Apache
15 7 (12.50%) DNS

Linux Systems 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 7 (12.50%) Apache
2 6 (10.71%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.36%) nginx
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) GitHub
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) DNS
3 5 (8.93%) VPN
4 4 (7.14%) IPv4
4 4 (7.14%) IPv6
4 4 (7.14%) Network Security
5 2 (3.57%) DHCP
5 2 (3.57%) FTP
5 2 (3.57%) Internet
5 2 (3.57%) LDAP
5 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.79%) LAN
6 1 (1.79%) NAS
6 1 (1.79%) SAN
6 1 (1.79%) SMTP
6 1 (1.79%) SSH
6 1 (1.79%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) MySQL
2 5 (8.93%) Big Data
3 4 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 4 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
1 9 (16.07%) Subversion
2 8 (14.29%) Hudson
3 6 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) LAMP
1 3 (5.36%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Replication
2 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.79%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (35.71%) CentOS
4 8 (14.29%) Unix
5 6 (10.71%) Ubuntu
6 5 (8.93%) Debian
7 3 (5.36%) Solaris
8 2 (3.57%) AIX
8 2 (3.57%) Windows
9 1 (1.79%) SUSE
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) DevOps
2 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
3 8 (14.29%) Data Management
4 5 (8.93%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.14%) ITIL
5 4 (7.14%) Server Building
6 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.57%) Scrum
7 2 (3.57%) SDLC
7 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.57%) Web Development
8 1 (1.79%) Change Management
8 1 (1.79%) Conflict Management
8 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.79%) Migration
8 1 (1.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) Python
2 15 (26.79%) Ruby
3 10 (17.86%) Bash Shell
4 8 (14.29%) Perl
5 7 (12.50%) Java
6 4 (7.14%) SQL
7 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.57%) PHP
8 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.79%) C++
9 1 (1.79%) Korn
9 1 (1.79%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) CCNA
1 8 (14.29%) CCNP
1 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.14%) RHCSA
3 3 (5.36%) RHCE
4 1 (1.79%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.79%) CEH
4 1 (1.79%) RHCT
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.14%) Docker
2 4 (7.14%) vSphere
3 3 (5.36%) Postfix
4 2 (3.57%) NFS
4 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.79%) iptables
5 1 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.79%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (69.64%) Puppet
2 26 (46.43%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (21.43%) Ansible
3 12 (21.43%) Nagios
4 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.57%) Opsview
4 2 (3.57%) vMotion
5 1 (1.79%) Cacti
5 1 (1.79%) Capistrano
5 1 (1.79%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (66.07%) Red Hat
2 23 (41.07%) VMware
3 10 (17.86%) EMC
4 8 (14.29%) Cisco
5 6 (10.71%) Oracle
6 2 (3.57%) Symantec
6 2 (3.57%) Veritas
7 1 (1.79%) Brocade
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) Isilon
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.79%) NetApp
7 1 (1.79%) Percona
7 1 (1.79%) Sun