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 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 456 505 493
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 200 171 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 132 105
Median daily rate £415 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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
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 30 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
England +27 190 £425 +13.33% 61
London +42 112 £431 +7.81% 30
South East +12 29 £425 +28.78% 17
City of London +23 25 £450 +9.09% 7
North East -6 15 £300 -9.43% 2
Tyne and Wear -9 15 £300 -23.80% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 15 £300 -23.80% 2
North West +21 11 £425 +54.54% 6
South West +16 10 £340 -24.44%
Berkshire +8 10 £418 +60.57% 3
Manchester -2 10 £425 +21.42% 4
Reading +21 7 £350 +30.23% 1
Hampshire +18 7 £450 +15.53% 5
Scotland +16 6 £210 -42.06% 1
Oxfordshire -13 6 £425 +13.33% 1
Wiltshire +21 5 £340 +3.03%
East of England 0 5 £375 -0.66% 3
Yorkshire +7 4 £363 -12.12% 2
Surrey +3 4 £425 +28.78% 4
Swindon +14 3 £340 +3.03%
Leeds +12 3 £363 - 2
West Yorkshire +8 3 £363 - 2
Gloucestershire +1 3 £425 -5.55%
Oxford -14 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Kilmarnock - 3 - -
East Ayrshire - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +18 2 £375 +7.91%
Cambridge +17 2 £375 +17.18%
Glasgow +11 2 £210 -36.36%
West Midlands -30 2 £313 +16.27% 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 445 (100.00%) Linux
2 259 (58.20%) Red Hat
3 242 (54.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 162 (36.40%) Puppet
5 130 (29.21%) Unix
6 124 (27.87%) VMware
7 106 (23.82%) ITIL
7 106 (23.82%) Oracle
8 102 (22.92%) Perl
9 93 (20.90%) Apache
10 89 (20.00%) Python
11 85 (19.10%) SAN
12 83 (18.65%) VMware Infrastructure
13 82 (18.43%) Bash Shell
14 80 (17.98%) Windows
15 79 (17.75%) EMC
16 77 (17.30%) Solaris
16 77 (17.30%) DNS
17 76 (17.08%) Finance
18 73 (16.40%) HP
19 68 (15.28%) Ansible
20 67 (15.06%) MySQL
21 65 (14.61%) RHCE
21 65 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
21 65 (14.61%) CentOS
22 64 (14.38%) PHP
23 63 (14.16%) AIX
23 63 (14.16%) Configuration Management
24 61 (13.71%) DevOps
25 60 (13.48%) Nagios

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 93 (20.90%) Apache
2 52 (11.69%) Tomcat
3 14 (3.15%) nginx
4 13 (2.92%) JBoss
5 12 (2.70%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.80%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.57%) IIS
8 5 (1.12%) Confluence
9 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.45%) Drupal
10 2 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.45%) iPlanet
10 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.45%) SAS
10 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.45%) WildFly
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) OpenCart
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.80%) GitHub
2 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (1.35%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.67%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) Office 365
8 1 (0.22%) Route 53
8 1 (0.22%) SaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 85 (19.10%) SAN
2 77 (17.30%) DNS
3 39 (8.76%) Firewall
4 26 (5.84%) NAS
5 24 (5.39%) Internet
6 23 (5.17%) TCP/IP
7 17 (3.82%) DHCP
7 17 (3.82%) X.509
8 13 (2.92%) SSH
9 12 (2.70%) LDAP
10 10 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (2.02%) LAN
11 9 (2.02%) Network Security
11 9 (2.02%) SMTP
11 9 (2.02%) WAN
12 8 (1.80%) HTTP
12 8 (1.80%) SSL
13 7 (1.57%) VPN
14 4 (0.90%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (15.06%) MySQL
2 19 (4.27%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.15%) Hadoop
5 13 (2.92%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.70%) Big Data
7 8 (1.80%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.57%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.35%) DB2
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.90%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.67%) DB2 UDB
12 3 (0.67%) InterSystems Cache
12 3 (0.67%) VLDB
13 2 (0.45%) HBase
13 2 (0.45%) OLTP
13 2 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
13 2 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (5.39%) Jenkins
2 20 (4.49%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.82%) JIRA
4 13 (2.92%) Subversion
5 12 (2.70%) Hudson
6 10 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.12%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.90%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.45%) GitLab
10 2 (0.45%) Introscope
11 1 (0.22%) GoCD
11 1 (0.22%) Maven
11 1 (0.22%) ProC
11 1 (0.22%) Selenium
11 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 76 (17.08%) Finance
2 51 (11.46%) Banking
3 18 (4.04%) Back Office
4 10 (2.25%) Publishing
5 9 (2.02%) Law
6 7 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.67%) Games
8 3 (0.67%) Retail
9 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.22%) International Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.29%) LAMP
2 14 (3.15%) Middleware
3 11 (2.47%) Web Services
4 5 (1.12%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (0.90%) JRuby
5 4 (0.90%) XML
6 3 (0.67%) ELK Stack
6 3 (0.67%) HTML
6 3 (0.67%) Node.js
6 3 (0.67%) REST
7 2 (0.45%) CSS
7 2 (0.45%) Django
7 2 (0.45%) J2EE
7 2 (0.45%) Java EE
7 2 (0.45%) JSON
7 2 (0.45%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.45%) SAML
7 2 (0.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.13%) Clustering
2 31 (6.97%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.27%) Replication
4 14 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.25%) EMC VNX
6 8 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.57%) EMC VMAX
8 5 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (0.90%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.90%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.90%) NHS
10 3 (0.67%) Derivative
10 3 (0.67%) Online Games
10 3 (0.67%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.67%) Wiki
11 2 (0.45%) FMCG
11 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.45%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 445 (100.00%) Linux
2 242 (54.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 130 (29.21%) Unix
4 80 (17.98%) Windows
5 77 (17.30%) Solaris
6 65 (14.61%) CentOS
7 63 (14.16%) AIX
8 42 (9.44%) Ubuntu
9 31 (6.97%) Windows Server
10 18 (4.04%) SUSE
11 16 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (2.92%) Debian
12 13 (2.92%) Oracle Linux
12 13 (2.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 9 (2.02%) HPUX
13 9 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.90%) VyOS
15 3 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.45%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (23.82%) ITIL
2 63 (14.16%) Configuration Management
3 61 (13.71%) DevOps
4 55 (12.36%) High Availability
5 47 (10.56%) Migration
6 46 (10.34%) Load Balancing
7 43 (9.66%) Performance Tuning
8 28 (6.29%) Service Delivery
9 26 (5.84%) Virtual Environments
10 25 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (5.62%) Open Source
11 23 (5.17%) Compliance Management
12 21 (4.72%) Incident Management
13 20 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (3.82%) Data Protection
15 16 (3.60%) Change Control
15 16 (3.60%) Change Management
16 14 (3.15%) Low Latency
17 13 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (2.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 102 (22.92%) Perl
2 89 (20.00%) Python
3 82 (18.43%) Bash Shell
4 64 (14.38%) PHP
5 49 (11.01%) Shell Script
6 40 (8.99%) PowerShell
7 37 (8.31%) SQL
8 31 (6.97%) Ruby
9 28 (6.29%) Java
10 16 (3.60%) C
11 9 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.57%) AWK
12 7 (1.57%) Korn
12 7 (1.57%) sed
13 5 (1.12%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.90%) SystemTap
15 2 (0.45%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.45%) C-shell
15 2 (0.45%) Jython
15 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (14.61%) RHCE
2 39 (8.76%) Security Cleared
3 24 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.27%) RHCA
5 17 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (3.37%) RHCSA
7 13 (2.92%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.25%) CCNA
8 10 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.02%) CCNP
10 7 (1.57%) OCP
10 7 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (1.35%) Degree
12 5 (1.12%) IBM Certification
12 5 (1.12%) MCITP
12 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.90%) RHCT
14 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.72%) SLA
2 8 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 83 (18.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (6.97%) KVM
3 30 (6.74%) Oracle RAC
4 29 (6.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 28 (6.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 28 (6.29%) vSphere
6 20 (4.49%) Active Directory
7 16 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (3.37%) Postfix
9 14 (3.15%) iptables
10 12 (2.70%) NFS
11 9 (2.02%) Hyper-V
11 9 (2.02%) Sendmail
12 8 (1.80%) RHEV
12 8 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.35%) Docker
14 5 (1.12%) GPFS
15 4 (0.90%) Squid
16 3 (0.67%) Veritas File System
17 2 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 162 (36.40%) Puppet
2 68 (15.28%) Ansible
3 65 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (13.48%) Nagios
5 27 (6.07%) Red Hat Satellite
6 22 (4.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 12 (2.70%) NetBackup
8 10 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (2.02%) HAProxy
9 9 (2.02%) Oracle ZFS
9 9 (2.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 8 (1.80%) Cobbler
10 8 (1.80%) Control-M
10 8 (1.80%) OSSEC
10 8 (1.80%) SCOM
10 8 (1.80%) WSUS
10 8 (1.80%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.35%) Icinga
12 5 (1.12%) logstash
13 4 (0.90%) Salt
Vendors
1 259 (58.20%) Red Hat
2 124 (27.87%) VMware
3 106 (23.82%) Oracle
4 79 (17.75%) EMC
5 73 (16.40%) HP
6 52 (11.69%) IBM
7 43 (9.66%) Veritas
8 31 (6.97%) Cisco
9 22 (4.94%) Microsoft
10 21 (4.72%) NetApp
11 17 (3.82%) Sun
12 14 (3.15%) Splunk
13 11 (2.47%) Citrix
14 10 (2.25%) 3PAR
14 10 (2.25%) Dell
15 9 (2.02%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.80%) LogRhythm
16 8 (1.80%) TippingPoint
17 7 (1.57%) Brocade
17 7 (1.57%) ServiceNow
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Posted: 17 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + 6 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago