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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 449 474 460
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 202 167 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 117 111
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 £300 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £348 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.83% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 £27.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.97% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £27.75 -
% change year-on-year
+72.97% -

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 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
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 3 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 +19 189 £400 +15.94% 71
London +33 98 £450 +20.00% 37
South East +3 38 £371 -15.14% 19
City of London +47 19 £410 +9.33% 14
East of England -6 17 £340 +23.63%
Cambridgeshire +4 14 £488 +69.56%
Cambridge 0 14 £488 +77.27%
Berkshire +15 10 £388 +6.89% 5
Scotland -12 10 £400 +3.22% 4
North West -6 9 £400 +18.51% 2
Yorkshire +5 8 £400 +19.40% 7
Hampshire -1 8 £325 +35.41% 1
Surrey -3 8 £405 -4.70% 7
South West -14 8 £310 +6.89% 1
Manchester -3 7 £425 +11.47% 2
Edinburgh -8 7 £400 +3.22% 2
West Midlands -4 5 £300 -3.22% 3
West Yorkshire +11 4 £400 +28.00% 6
Bristol +1 4 £320 +10.34%
Oxfordshire 0 4 £375 -23.46% 3
South Yorkshire -3 4 £338 -3.57%
Barnsley - 4 £338 -
Wokingham - 4 - -
Oxford +8 3 £375 -23.46% 1
Gloucestershire +3 3 £300 -33.33% 1
Leeds -5 3 £400 +42.85% 4
North East -36 3 £115 -74.44%
East Sussex - 3 £350 - 3
West Sussex - 3 £371 -
Guildford - 3 £450 -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 356 (100.00%) Linux
2 185 (51.97%) Red Hat
3 164 (46.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 155 (43.54%) Unix
5 98 (27.53%) Puppet
6 78 (21.91%) Solaris
7 77 (21.63%) Finance
8 76 (21.35%) Windows
9 73 (20.51%) VMware
10 70 (19.66%) Oracle
10 70 (19.66%) Bash Shell
11 69 (19.38%) Perl
12 64 (17.98%) Python
13 61 (17.13%) SAN
14 57 (16.01%) Shell Script
15 56 (15.73%) DevOps
16 54 (15.17%) MySQL
17 52 (14.61%) Apache
17 52 (14.61%) Migration
17 52 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
18 50 (14.04%) AIX
19 48 (13.48%) Veritas
20 41 (11.52%) HP
21 40 (11.24%) Configuration Management
21 40 (11.24%) DNS
22 39 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
22 39 (10.96%) Opscode Chef
23 38 (10.67%) CentOS
24 37 (10.39%) ITIL
25 36 (10.11%) Clustering

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 52 (14.61%) Apache
2 32 (8.99%) Tomcat
3 30 (8.43%) JBoss
4 16 (4.49%) OpenStack
5 12 (3.37%) nginx
6 7 (1.97%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.40%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.12%) Node.js
9 3 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.84%) SAS
9 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.56%) TPMS
10 2 (0.56%) WildFly
11 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.28%) Confluence
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) HipChat
1 1 (0.28%) Maple
1 1 (0.28%) Mathematica
1 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 52 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.21%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (3.37%) Amazon S3
4 9 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (1.97%) Amazon Glacier
6 4 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.12%) Route 53
7 3 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.56%) SaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.28%) GitHub
9 1 (0.28%) IaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (17.13%) SAN
2 40 (11.24%) DNS
3 28 (7.87%) TCP/IP
4 23 (6.46%) Firewall
4 23 (6.46%) NAS
5 19 (5.34%) LDAP
6 15 (4.21%) DHCP
7 14 (3.93%) SSH
8 11 (3.09%) LAN
8 11 (3.09%) SSL
9 10 (2.81%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (2.81%) HTTP
9 10 (2.81%) WAN
10 8 (2.25%) Internet
11 6 (1.69%) FTP
12 5 (1.40%) SMTP
13 4 (1.12%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.12%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.12%) OpenLDAP
13 4 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (15.17%) MySQL
2 19 (5.34%) Oracle Database
3 17 (4.78%) MongoDB
4 13 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (2.25%) SQL Server
8 7 (1.97%) Big Data
9 6 (1.69%) VLDB
10 4 (1.12%) MarkLogic
10 4 (1.12%) Neo4j
10 4 (1.12%) Redis
11 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.56%) OLTP
12 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.28%) Informix
Development Applications
1 32 (8.99%) Jenkins
2 27 (7.58%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.81%) Subversion
4 8 (2.25%) RSpec
5 7 (1.97%) GitLab
5 7 (1.97%) JIRA
6 5 (1.40%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.40%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.12%) Selenium
8 3 (0.84%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.28%) Introscope
9 1 (0.28%) Maven
9 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 77 (21.63%) Finance
2 33 (9.27%) Banking
3 8 (2.25%) Games
3 8 (2.25%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.97%) Back Office
5 6 (1.69%) Retail
6 5 (1.40%) Law
7 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.02%) Web Services
2 16 (4.49%) LAMP
3 13 (3.65%) Middleware
4 5 (1.40%) ELK Stack
4 5 (1.40%) J2EE
5 4 (1.12%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (0.84%) JRuby
6 3 (0.84%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.84%) POSIX
6 3 (0.84%) SOAP
7 2 (0.56%) Akka
7 2 (0.56%) Java EE
7 2 (0.56%) SAML
8 1 (0.28%) CSS
8 1 (0.28%) HTML
8 1 (0.28%) MCollective
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.28%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.11%) Clustering
2 31 (8.71%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.81%) EMC VMAX
5 9 (2.53%) Replication
6 8 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.25%) HACMP
6 8 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.69%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.40%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.40%) User Experience
8 5 (1.40%) Wiki
9 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.12%) Ergonomics
9 4 (1.12%) Online Games
9 4 (1.12%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.84%) CMDB
10 3 (0.84%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.84%) LPAR
10 3 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 356 (100.00%) Linux
2 164 (46.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 155 (43.54%) Unix
4 78 (21.91%) Solaris
5 76 (21.35%) Windows
6 50 (14.04%) AIX
7 38 (10.67%) CentOS
8 26 (7.30%) Ubuntu
8 26 (7.30%) Windows Server
9 14 (3.93%) Debian
9 14 (3.93%) HPUX
10 13 (3.65%) SUSE
11 10 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.69%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.84%) VMS
16 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.73%) DevOps
2 52 (14.61%) Migration
3 40 (11.24%) Configuration Management
4 37 (10.39%) ITIL
5 34 (9.55%) High Availability
6 22 (6.18%) Open Source
7 21 (5.90%) Change Management
7 21 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (3.93%) Change Control
10 14 (3.93%) E-Commerce
10 14 (3.93%) Load Balancing
11 12 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.09%) Incident Management
13 10 (2.81%) Server Building
14 7 (1.97%) Data Migration
14 7 (1.97%) Performance Analysis
15 6 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
15 6 (1.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (19.66%) Bash Shell
2 69 (19.38%) Perl
3 64 (17.98%) Python
4 57 (16.01%) Shell Script
5 35 (9.83%) Java
6 33 (9.27%) Ruby
7 29 (8.15%) SQL
8 28 (7.87%) PHP
9 12 (3.37%) Korn
10 7 (1.97%) C
10 7 (1.97%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.69%) AWK
11 6 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.40%) sed
13 3 (0.84%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.84%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.84%) Jython
14 2 (0.56%) C#
14 2 (0.56%) C++
14 2 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.90%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.06%) Degree
4 10 (2.81%) RHCE
5 6 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.84%) MCSE
6 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.56%) CCNA
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.56%) OCP
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.56%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.28%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.93%) SLA
2 7 (1.97%) QA
System Software
1 39 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (9.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 28 (7.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 25 (7.02%) Active Directory
5 16 (4.49%) KVM
6 14 (3.93%) NFS
7 13 (3.65%) iptables
7 13 (3.65%) Veritas File System
8 12 (3.37%) vSphere
9 8 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.97%) GlusterFS
11 6 (1.69%) Hyper-V
11 6 (1.69%) Postfix
11 6 (1.69%) Sendmail
11 6 (1.69%) VMware ESX
12 5 (1.40%) Docker
12 5 (1.40%) GPFS
13 4 (1.12%) RHEV
13 4 (1.12%) Samba
14 2 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 98 (27.53%) Puppet
2 39 (10.96%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (10.11%) Ansible
4 32 (8.99%) Nagios
5 16 (4.49%) NetBackup
6 15 (4.21%) Red Hat Satellite
7 13 (3.65%) Oracle ZFS
8 11 (3.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 9 (2.53%) Cacti
10 8 (2.25%) HAProxy
11 6 (1.69%) logstash
12 5 (1.40%) BladeLogic
12 5 (1.40%) Control-M
12 5 (1.40%) Kibana
12 5 (1.40%) Salt
12 5 (1.40%) Xymon
13 4 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (1.12%) Opsview
13 4 (1.12%) Packer
13 4 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 185 (51.97%) Red Hat
2 73 (20.51%) VMware
3 70 (19.66%) Oracle
4 48 (13.48%) Veritas
5 41 (11.52%) HP
6 34 (9.55%) IBM
7 32 (8.99%) EMC
8 13 (3.65%) Cisco
8 13 (3.65%) NetApp
8 13 (3.65%) Splunk
8 13 (3.65%) Sun
9 9 (2.53%) 3PAR
9 9 (2.53%) Brocade
9 9 (2.53%) Symantec
10 8 (2.25%) Dell
11 7 (1.97%) F5
11 7 (1.97%) New Relic
11 7 (1.97%) Rackspace
12 6 (1.69%) Microsoft
12 6 (1.69%) StorageTek
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