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 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
UK
Rank 463 468 438
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 132 163 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.33% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 128 120
Median daily rate £406 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.75 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.60% -59.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -61.78%

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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 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
England +15 126 £400 +6.66% 49
London +22 72 £416 +4.06% 19
South East +5 30 £375 +11.11% 13
North West +25 10 £420 +12.00% 2
Berkshire +25 10 £550 +46.66% 2
Hampshire +6 7 £325 -17.18% 5
City of London -12 7 £400 -5.82% 5
Oxford +6 6 £375 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +3 6 £375 +25.00% 1
Croydon +5 5 £468 +24.66%
Windsor - 5 £550 -
Manchester +8 4 £450 +20.00% 2
East of England +4 4 £345 -6.44% 6
Bracknell - 4 - -
Scotland +19 3 £413 +13.01%
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £315 - 3
West Midlands +7 3 £525 +41.89% 2
Surrey -5 3 £375 +13.63% 1
Lancashire - 3 £420 -
Preston - 3 £420 -
South West +9 2 £400 +6.66%
South Yorkshire +1 2 £350 +7.69% 2
Sheffield 0 2 £350 - 2
Yorkshire 0 2 £350 -12.50% 5
Birmingham 0 2 £450 +87.50%
North East -16 2 £308 - 1
Peterborough - 2 £291 -
Hammersmith - 2 £475 -
Cheshire - 2 £420 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £308 - 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 340 (100.00%) Linux
2 197 (57.94%) Red Hat
3 171 (50.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 139 (40.88%) Puppet
5 123 (36.18%) VMware
6 106 (31.18%) Bash Shell
7 94 (27.65%) Unix
8 88 (25.88%) Python
8 88 (25.88%) Perl
9 81 (23.82%) Apache
10 76 (22.35%) CentOS
11 75 (22.06%) VMware Infrastructure
12 65 (19.12%) DNS
13 63 (18.53%) Windows
14 58 (17.06%) Opscode Chef
15 56 (16.47%) DevOps
16 54 (15.88%) Oracle
17 53 (15.59%) Ansible
18 49 (14.41%) Configuration Management
19 48 (14.12%) Ubuntu
20 47 (13.82%) Firewall
20 47 (13.82%) Nagios
20 47 (13.82%) Tomcat
21 43 (12.65%) SAN
21 43 (12.65%) Finance
22 40 (11.76%) Data Centre
23 39 (11.47%) Solaris
24 36 (10.59%) Veritas
24 36 (10.59%) PowerShell
25 34 (10.00%) Amazon AWS

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 81 (23.82%) Apache
2 47 (13.82%) Tomcat
3 18 (5.29%) JBoss
3 18 (5.29%) nginx
4 8 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.35%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.47%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.47%) IIS
6 4 (1.18%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.18%) Confluence
7 3 (0.88%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.59%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.82%) GitHub
2 13 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.65%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.47%) Route 53
5 4 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.88%) IaaS
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.59%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.29%) G Suite
8 1 (0.29%) Office 365
8 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 65 (19.12%) DNS
2 47 (13.82%) Firewall
3 43 (12.65%) SAN
4 34 (10.00%) LDAP
5 29 (8.53%) TCP/IP
6 16 (4.71%) DHCP
7 14 (4.12%) SSH
8 13 (3.82%) NAS
9 11 (3.24%) Ethernet
9 11 (3.24%) HTTP
9 11 (3.24%) Internet
9 11 (3.24%) X.509
10 8 (2.35%) LAN
10 8 (2.35%) SMTP
10 8 (2.35%) WAN
11 7 (2.06%) Network Security
11 7 (2.06%) VPN
12 6 (1.76%) Kerberos
12 6 (1.76%) SSL
12 6 (1.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.00%) MySQL
2 19 (5.59%) Hadoop
2 19 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (5.29%) Big Data
4 8 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.06%) Apache Hive
5 7 (2.06%) Impala
5 7 (2.06%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.18%) GIS
8 4 (1.18%) HBase
8 4 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.88%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.59%) Sqoop
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (8.24%) Jenkins
2 23 (6.76%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.71%) Subversion
4 14 (4.12%) JIRA
5 10 (2.94%) Hudson
6 4 (1.18%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.88%) Gradle
7 3 (0.88%) gulp
7 3 (0.88%) Selenium
7 3 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.59%) GoCD
8 2 (0.59%) Maven
8 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.29%) GitLab
9 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.29%) Phabricator
General
1 43 (12.65%) Finance
2 29 (8.53%) Banking
3 7 (2.06%) Investment Banking
3 7 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.47%) Law
5 4 (1.18%) Back Office
6 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.88%) Games
6 3 (0.88%) Publishing
7 2 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.71%) LAMP
2 10 (2.94%) Middleware
3 9 (2.65%) LEMP Stack
4 8 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (2.35%) Web Services
5 4 (1.18%) Kafka
5 4 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.88%) Browserify
6 3 (0.88%) J2EE
6 3 (0.88%) Node.js
7 2 (0.59%) HTML
7 2 (0.59%) JSON
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.59%) XML
8 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.29%) Django
8 1 (0.29%) Sensu
8 1 (0.29%) XHTML
8 1 (0.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.12%) Clustering
2 14 (4.12%) Replication
3 11 (3.24%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (2.06%) EMC VNX
4 7 (2.06%) Symmetrix
5 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.47%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.88%) NHS
9 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.59%) Fintech
9 2 (0.59%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.59%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.29%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 340 (100.00%) Linux
2 171 (50.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 94 (27.65%) Unix
4 76 (22.35%) CentOS
5 63 (18.53%) Windows
6 48 (14.12%) Ubuntu
7 39 (11.47%) Solaris
8 26 (7.65%) AIX
9 21 (6.18%) Debian
10 20 (5.88%) Windows Server
11 14 (4.12%) SUSE
12 12 (3.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 12 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (3.24%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (2.06%) VMS
15 4 (1.18%) Fedora
16 3 (0.88%) HPUX
16 3 (0.88%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.47%) DevOps
2 49 (14.41%) Configuration Management
3 32 (9.41%) ITIL
4 27 (7.94%) Change Management
4 27 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
5 23 (6.76%) Load Balancing
6 20 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (5.88%) Server Building
7 19 (5.59%) Migration
8 14 (4.12%) High Availability
9 12 (3.53%) Data Management
9 12 (3.53%) Open Source
9 12 (3.53%) Virtual Environments
10 11 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.65%) ITSM
12 8 (2.35%) E-Commerce
12 8 (2.35%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.35%) Problem Management
13 7 (2.06%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 106 (31.18%) Bash Shell
2 88 (25.88%) Perl
2 88 (25.88%) Python
3 36 (10.59%) PowerShell
4 32 (9.41%) Ruby
5 29 (8.53%) Shell Script
6 28 (8.24%) PHP
7 25 (7.35%) SQL
8 19 (5.59%) Java
9 10 (2.94%) Korn
10 8 (2.35%) AWK
10 8 (2.35%) sed
11 6 (1.76%) C-shell
12 5 (1.47%) C
13 3 (0.88%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.88%) C++
13 3 (0.88%) SystemTap
14 2 (0.59%) Tcl
14 2 (0.59%) VB
15 1 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.94%) RHCE
4 9 (2.65%) CCNA
4 9 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.35%) CCNP
5 8 (2.35%) RHCSA
6 5 (1.47%) EMC Certification
7 2 (0.59%) RHCA
7 2 (0.59%) RHCT
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CCA
8 1 (0.29%) CCSA
8 1 (0.29%) CEH
8 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.29%) Degree
8 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.18%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (22.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (8.53%) NFS
3 27 (7.94%) Docker
4 26 (7.65%) Active Directory
5 20 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 17 (5.00%) vSphere
7 14 (4.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 13 (3.82%) KVM
8 13 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (3.53%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (2.65%) VMware ESX
11 8 (2.35%) HDFS
11 8 (2.35%) Veritas File System
12 7 (2.06%) Postfix
12 7 (2.06%) SRDF
13 6 (1.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (1.47%) Dovecot
15 4 (1.18%) Apache Flume
15 4 (1.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 139 (40.88%) Puppet
2 58 (17.06%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (15.59%) Ansible
4 47 (13.82%) Nagios
5 14 (4.12%) Red Hat Satellite
6 11 (3.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 10 (2.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 8 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (2.06%) HAProxy
9 7 (2.06%) Kibana
9 7 (2.06%) yum
10 6 (1.76%) Salt
11 5 (1.47%) logstash
12 4 (1.18%) Control-M
12 4 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (1.18%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.18%) Simpana
13 3 (0.88%) Oozie
13 3 (0.88%) Oracle ZFS
13 3 (0.88%) systemd
Vendors
1 197 (57.94%) Red Hat
2 123 (36.18%) VMware
3 54 (15.88%) Oracle
4 36 (10.59%) Veritas
5 32 (9.41%) EMC
6 31 (9.12%) HP
7 28 (8.24%) Sun
8 26 (7.65%) Cisco
9 25 (7.35%) IBM
9 25 (7.35%) NetApp
10 12 (3.53%) Splunk
11 11 (3.24%) Microsoft
12 6 (1.76%) CommVault
12 6 (1.76%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.47%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.47%) Symantec
14 4 (1.18%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.18%) Canon
14 4 (1.18%) F5
15 3 (0.88%) EXASOL
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