The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Linux Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 420 456 444
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 232 191 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 139 117
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 £17.53 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £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 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +38 215 £400 +14.28% 73
London +54 112 £438 +25.00% 43
South East +13 45 £373 -3.70% 18
City of London +59 27 £425 +13.33% 17
North East -24 19 £265 -41.11% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 19 £265 -41.11% 1
Tyne and Wear -34 19 £265 -41.11% 2
East of England -20 17 £419 +28.84% 1
Berkshire +4 15 £425 +17.24% 4
Cambridgeshire 0 13 £488 +50.00% 1
Cambridge -9 13 £488 +69.56% 1
Scotland -10 12 £400 +6.66% 3
Hampshire +1 10 £325 +35.41% 1
South West -6 9 £341 +6.64%
Edinburgh 0 7 £400 +6.66% 2
North West -2 6 £400 +14.28% 4
Surrey -6 6 £438 +12.90% 9
East Sussex +7 5 £350 - 2
Brighton +4 5 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire +3 5 £363 -14.70%
Manchester -8 5 £400 - 3
Oxfordshire +2 4 £375 -23.46% 2
West Sussex - 4 £371 -
Wokingham - 4 - -
Oxford +1 3 £375 -22.27% 1
Bristol 0 3 £341 +6.64%
West Midlands -10 3 £300 -3.22% 2
Glasgow - 3 £353 - 1
Crawley - 3 £371 -
Maidenhead - 3 £400 -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 396 (100.00%) Linux
2 211 (53.28%) Red Hat
3 195 (49.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 157 (39.65%) Unix
5 111 (28.03%) Puppet
6 90 (22.73%) Oracle
7 83 (20.96%) VMware
8 81 (20.45%) Windows
9 80 (20.20%) Finance
10 79 (19.95%) Solaris
11 74 (18.69%) Perl
11 74 (18.69%) SAN
12 70 (17.68%) Python
13 68 (17.17%) Bash Shell
14 63 (15.91%) AIX
15 62 (15.66%) MySQL
16 61 (15.40%) Apache
17 59 (14.90%) Shell Script
17 59 (14.90%) Migration
18 58 (14.65%) ITIL
19 55 (13.89%) DevOps
20 52 (13.13%) Amazon AWS
20 52 (13.13%) DNS
20 52 (13.13%) Veritas
21 51 (12.88%) HP
22 47 (11.87%) Opscode Chef
23 46 (11.62%) VMware Infrastructure
23 46 (11.62%) IBM
24 45 (11.36%) EMC
24 45 (11.36%) High Availability

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 61 (15.40%) Apache
2 32 (8.08%) Tomcat
3 27 (6.82%) JBoss
4 15 (3.79%) OpenStack
5 13 (3.28%) nginx
6 8 (2.02%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.52%) Node.js
8 6 (1.52%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.51%) Drupal
11 2 (0.51%) IIS
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.51%) TPMS
11 2 (0.51%) WildFly
12 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) HipChat
1 1 (0.25%) Maple
1 1 (0.25%) Mathematica
1 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.13%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (1.26%) Route 53
6 4 (1.01%) Amazon Glacier
6 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.51%) SaaS
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.25%) GitHub
9 1 (0.25%) IaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Office 365
9 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 74 (18.69%) SAN
2 52 (13.13%) DNS
3 29 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 25 (6.31%) NAS
5 21 (5.30%) Firewall
6 18 (4.55%) LDAP
7 15 (3.79%) DHCP
8 13 (3.28%) HTTP
8 13 (3.28%) Internet
9 12 (3.03%) LAN
9 12 (3.03%) SSH
9 12 (3.03%) SSL
10 11 (2.78%) SMTP
10 11 (2.78%) WAN
11 10 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (1.77%) Network Security
13 6 (1.52%) FTP
14 4 (1.01%) OpenLDAP
15 3 (0.76%) Broadband
15 3 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (15.66%) MySQL
2 23 (5.81%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 15 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.54%) SQL Server
6 12 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (2.27%) VLDB
8 5 (1.26%) MarkLogic
8 5 (1.26%) Neo4j
8 5 (1.26%) Redis
9 4 (1.01%) Big Data
9 4 (1.01%) OLTP
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.51%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.25%) DB2
12 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (7.58%) Jenkins
2 28 (7.07%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.78%) Subversion
4 8 (2.02%) GitLab
4 8 (2.02%) JIRA
4 8 (2.02%) RSpec
4 8 (2.02%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.26%) Selenium
7 3 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.76%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.51%) Introscope
8 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (20.20%) Finance
2 43 (10.86%) Banking
3 8 (2.02%) Back Office
3 8 (2.02%) Games
4 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.26%) Retail
5 3 (0.76%) Law
5 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.25%) International Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.81%) Web Services
2 21 (5.30%) LAMP
3 14 (3.54%) Middleware
4 7 (1.77%) ELK Stack
5 6 (1.52%) JRuby
6 5 (1.26%) J2EE
7 4 (1.01%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (1.01%) SOAP
7 4 (1.01%) XML
8 3 (0.76%) HTML
8 3 (0.76%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.76%) REST
9 2 (0.51%) CSS
9 2 (0.51%) Java EE
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.51%) SAML
9 2 (0.51%) Spring
10 1 (0.25%) HTML5
10 1 (0.25%) Laravel
10 1 (0.25%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.11%) Clustering
2 33 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.28%) Replication
5 11 (2.78%) EMC VMAX
6 8 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.02%) HACMP
6 8 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.52%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.52%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.26%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.26%) User Experience
8 5 (1.26%) Wiki
9 4 (1.01%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.01%) LPAR
9 4 (1.01%) Online Games
10 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.76%) PlayStation
10 3 (0.76%) VCE vBlock
10 3 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 396 (100.00%) Linux
2 195 (49.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 157 (39.65%) Unix
4 81 (20.45%) Windows
5 79 (19.95%) Solaris
6 63 (15.91%) AIX
7 41 (10.35%) CentOS
8 29 (7.32%) Windows Server
9 24 (6.06%) Ubuntu
10 16 (4.04%) HPUX
11 15 (3.79%) SUSE
12 11 (2.78%) Debian
12 11 (2.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 8 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (1.52%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.26%) VyOS
17 3 (0.76%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (14.90%) Migration
2 58 (14.65%) ITIL
3 55 (13.89%) DevOps
4 45 (11.36%) High Availability
5 42 (10.61%) Configuration Management
6 27 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (6.82%) Open Source
7 21 (5.30%) Change Management
8 19 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (4.04%) Incident Management
11 15 (3.79%) Change Control
12 14 (3.54%) E-Commerce
12 14 (3.54%) Load Balancing
13 10 (2.53%) Performance Analysis
13 10 (2.53%) Server Building
14 8 (2.02%) Service Delivery
15 7 (1.77%) Scrum
15 7 (1.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (18.69%) Perl
2 70 (17.68%) Python
3 68 (17.17%) Bash Shell
4 59 (14.90%) Shell Script
5 36 (9.09%) PHP
6 35 (8.84%) Ruby
7 34 (8.59%) Java
8 32 (8.08%) SQL
9 13 (3.28%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.78%) C
11 9 (2.27%) Korn
12 8 (2.02%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.52%) AWK
13 6 (1.52%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.26%) sed
15 3 (0.76%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.76%) C++
15 3 (0.76%) Jython
16 2 (0.51%) SystemTap
16 2 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.57%) RHCE
4 20 (5.05%) Degree
5 11 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.26%) OCP
7 5 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.26%) RHCA
8 4 (1.01%) CCNA
8 4 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.76%) IBM Certification
9 3 (0.76%) MCITP
9 3 (0.76%) MCSE
9 3 (0.76%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.51%) CCNP
10 2 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.81%) SLA
2 6 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 46 (11.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (9.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 28 (7.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 23 (5.81%) Active Directory
5 22 (5.56%) KVM
6 14 (3.54%) NFS
7 13 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (3.28%) vSphere
8 11 (2.78%) Veritas File System
9 10 (2.53%) iptables
10 8 (2.02%) GlusterFS
10 8 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.77%) Sendmail
11 7 (1.77%) VMware ESX
12 6 (1.52%) Docker
12 6 (1.52%) GPFS
12 6 (1.52%) Hyper-V
13 5 (1.26%) Postfix
13 5 (1.26%) RHEV
14 3 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 111 (28.03%) Puppet
2 47 (11.87%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (10.10%) Ansible
4 34 (8.59%) Nagios
5 17 (4.29%) NetBackup
5 17 (4.29%) Red Hat Satellite
6 15 (3.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 11 (2.78%) Oracle ZFS
8 9 (2.27%) Cacti
9 8 (2.02%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (2.02%) HAProxy
9 8 (2.02%) logstash
10 7 (1.77%) Kibana
11 5 (1.26%) BladeLogic
11 5 (1.26%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (1.26%) Packer
11 5 (1.26%) Salt
11 5 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (1.01%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 211 (53.28%) Red Hat
2 90 (22.73%) Oracle
3 83 (20.96%) VMware
4 52 (13.13%) Veritas
5 51 (12.88%) HP
6 46 (11.62%) IBM
7 45 (11.36%) EMC
8 17 (4.29%) Cisco
9 16 (4.04%) NetApp
9 16 (4.04%) Sun
10 15 (3.79%) Brocade
11 14 (3.54%) Microsoft
12 13 (3.28%) Splunk
13 12 (3.03%) 3PAR
14 9 (2.27%) StorageTek
15 8 (2.02%) Dell
15 8 (2.02%) Symantec
16 7 (1.77%) New Relic
17 6 (1.52%) Vyatta
18 5 (1.26%) Rackspace
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £210 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £295 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £425 to £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 9 days ago