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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 406 429 442
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 249 211 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.40% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 155 121
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £22.75 £22.52 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.04% +15.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +30 234 £400 +6.66% 60
London +36 118 £438 +25.00% 35
South East +10 52 £394 -8.95% 8
City of London +52 30 £450 +25.87% 10
North East -33 30 £280 -12.15%
Tyne and Wear -36 30 £280 -17.03%
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 30 £280 -17.03%
Berkshire +6 19 £488 +23.41% 1
Scotland -5 13 £400 +6.66%
East of England -32 12 £340 -10.52% 7
Hampshire +13 9 £325 -11.56%
South West +1 8 £394 +20.22% 2
Cambridge -2 8 £340 +0.74% 2
Edinburgh -4 8 £421 +12.26%
Cambridgeshire -12 8 £340 -2.85% 2
Surrey -1 7 £413 +6.45% 3
Oxfordshire +3 6 £388 -20.91% 1
Windsor - 6 £500 - 1
East Sussex +11 5 £350 -
Brighton +8 5 £350 -
North West -12 5 £450 +28.57%
Oxford 0 4 £375 -23.46% 1
Gloucestershire -3 4 £363 -14.70% 2
Manchester -16 4 £450 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire +9 3 £275 -
Yorkshire +4 3 £448 +32.59% 2
West Midlands -27 3 £413 - 2
Glasgow - 3 £353 -
West Sussex - 3 £371 -
Leeds - 3 £448 - 2

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 426 (100.00%) Linux
2 235 (55.16%) Red Hat
3 220 (51.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 160 (37.56%) Unix
5 128 (30.05%) Puppet
6 102 (23.94%) VMware
7 98 (23.00%) Oracle
8 89 (20.89%) Solaris
9 87 (20.42%) SAN
10 86 (20.19%) Perl
11 85 (19.95%) Python
12 84 (19.72%) Windows
13 80 (18.78%) ITIL
14 78 (18.31%) Finance
15 73 (17.14%) MySQL
16 71 (16.67%) AIX
17 68 (15.96%) Apache
17 68 (15.96%) Bash Shell
18 63 (14.79%) HP
18 63 (14.79%) EMC
19 62 (14.55%) DevOps
20 59 (13.85%) DNS
20 59 (13.85%) Migration
21 57 (13.38%) Opscode Chef
22 56 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
23 55 (12.91%) Ansible
23 55 (12.91%) High Availability
23 55 (12.91%) Clustering
24 54 (12.68%) Veritas
24 54 (12.68%) Shell Script

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 68 (15.96%) Apache
2 30 (7.04%) Tomcat
3 24 (5.63%) JBoss
4 14 (3.29%) nginx
5 9 (2.11%) OpenStack
6 8 (1.88%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.41%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.70%) IIS
10 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.47%) Drupal
11 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.47%) TPMS
11 2 (0.47%) WildFly
12 1 (0.23%) Confluence
12 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.23%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) HipChat
1 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (2.11%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (1.17%) Route 53
5 5 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.70%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.47%) SaaS
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.23%) GitHub
9 1 (0.23%) Office 365
9 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 87 (20.42%) SAN
2 59 (13.85%) DNS
3 28 (6.57%) NAS
4 26 (6.10%) TCP/IP
5 24 (5.63%) Firewall
6 21 (4.93%) LDAP
7 19 (4.46%) Internet
8 17 (3.99%) DHCP
9 13 (3.05%) LAN
10 12 (2.82%) WAN
11 11 (2.58%) HTTP
11 11 (2.58%) SSH
12 10 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (2.35%) SMTP
12 10 (2.35%) SSL
13 8 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (1.88%) Network Security
14 6 (1.41%) FTP
15 4 (0.94%) Kerberos
15 4 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (17.14%) MySQL
2 19 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.99%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.29%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (2.11%) VLDB
8 6 (1.41%) Redis
9 5 (1.17%) Big Data
9 5 (1.17%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.17%) MarkLogic
9 5 (1.17%) Neo4j
10 4 (0.94%) DB2
10 4 (0.94%) OLTP
11 3 (0.70%) InterSystems Cache
11 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.40%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.58%) Subversion
4 10 (2.35%) JIRA
5 9 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (2.11%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (1.64%) GitLab
7 5 (1.17%) Selenium
8 4 (0.94%) RSpec
8 4 (0.94%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.70%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.47%) Introscope
11 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.23%) GoCD
11 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (18.31%) Finance
2 51 (11.97%) Banking
3 8 (1.88%) Games
4 7 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.41%) Back Office
6 4 (0.94%) Retail
7 3 (0.70%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
8 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.23%) International Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.10%) LAMP
2 19 (4.46%) Web Services
3 11 (2.58%) Middleware
4 7 (1.64%) ELK Stack
5 6 (1.41%) JRuby
5 6 (1.41%) Node.js
6 5 (1.17%) J2EE
6 5 (1.17%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (0.94%) XML
8 3 (0.70%) HTML
8 3 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.70%) REST
8 3 (0.70%) SOAP
9 2 (0.47%) CSS
9 2 (0.47%) Java EE
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.47%) SAML
9 2 (0.47%) Spring
10 1 (0.23%) POSIX
10 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.91%) Clustering
2 33 (7.75%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.52%) Replication
5 12 (2.82%) EMC VMAX
6 10 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.35%) EMC VNX
7 7 (1.64%) HACMP
7 7 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.41%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.41%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.17%) Wiki
10 4 (0.94%) Online Games
10 4 (0.94%) User Experience
11 3 (0.70%) Derivative
11 3 (0.70%) LPAR
11 3 (0.70%) PlayStation
11 3 (0.70%) VCE vBlock
12 2 (0.47%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 426 (100.00%) Linux
2 220 (51.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 160 (37.56%) Unix
4 89 (20.89%) Solaris
5 84 (19.72%) Windows
6 71 (16.67%) AIX
7 49 (11.50%) CentOS
8 31 (7.28%) Windows Server
9 29 (6.81%) Ubuntu
10 17 (3.99%) SUSE
11 15 (3.52%) HPUX
12 13 (3.05%) Debian
13 12 (2.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 10 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (1.41%) VyOS
18 4 (0.94%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.94%) VMS
19 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (18.78%) ITIL
2 62 (14.55%) DevOps
3 59 (13.85%) Migration
4 55 (12.91%) High Availability
5 48 (11.27%) Configuration Management
6 29 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (6.34%) Open Source
8 26 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
9 20 (4.69%) Incident Management
9 20 (4.69%) Load Balancing
10 19 (4.46%) Change Control
10 19 (4.46%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (3.52%) Change Management
14 13 (3.05%) Virtual Environments
15 12 (2.82%) E-Commerce
16 11 (2.58%) Server Building
17 10 (2.35%) Data Protection
17 10 (2.35%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 86 (20.19%) Perl
2 85 (19.95%) Python
3 68 (15.96%) Bash Shell
4 54 (12.68%) Shell Script
5 46 (10.80%) PHP
6 36 (8.45%) Java
7 34 (7.98%) Ruby
8 33 (7.75%) SQL
9 15 (3.52%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.82%) C
11 10 (2.35%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.11%) Korn
13 6 (1.41%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.17%) AWK
15 4 (0.94%) sed
15 4 (0.94%) SystemTap
16 3 (0.70%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.70%) Jython
17 2 (0.47%) C++
17 2 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (11.03%) RHCE
2 44 (10.33%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.51%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.23%) Degree
5 11 (2.58%) CCNA
5 11 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.58%) RHCSA
6 10 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.11%) RHCA
7 9 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.88%) CCNP
9 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.17%) OCP
10 5 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.70%) IBM Certification
11 3 (0.70%) MCITP
11 3 (0.70%) MCSE
12 2 (0.47%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.16%) SLA
2 5 (1.17%) QA
3 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (9.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 30 (7.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 27 (6.34%) KVM
5 24 (5.63%) Active Directory
5 24 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (4.93%) vSphere
7 20 (4.69%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (3.52%) NFS
9 14 (3.29%) iptables
10 12 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (2.35%) Postfix
11 10 (2.35%) Veritas File System
12 9 (2.11%) Sendmail
12 9 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (1.88%) Docker
13 8 (1.88%) GlusterFS
14 7 (1.64%) Hyper-V
15 6 (1.41%) GPFS
15 6 (1.41%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 128 (30.05%) Puppet
2 57 (13.38%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (12.91%) Ansible
4 47 (11.03%) Nagios
5 22 (5.16%) Red Hat Satellite
6 19 (4.46%) NetBackup
7 15 (3.52%) EMC NetWorker
7 15 (3.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 12 (2.82%) Oracle ZFS
9 11 (2.58%) HAProxy
10 9 (2.11%) logstash
11 8 (1.88%) Cacti
12 7 (1.64%) Kibana
13 6 (1.41%) BladeLogic
13 6 (1.41%) Cobbler
13 6 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
13 6 (1.41%) OSSEC
13 6 (1.41%) Salt
13 6 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 5 (1.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 235 (55.16%) Red Hat
2 102 (23.94%) VMware
3 98 (23.00%) Oracle
4 63 (14.79%) EMC
4 63 (14.79%) HP
5 54 (12.68%) Veritas
6 51 (11.97%) IBM
7 24 (5.63%) Cisco
8 18 (4.23%) Sun
9 17 (3.99%) NetApp
10 16 (3.76%) Microsoft
10 16 (3.76%) Splunk
11 15 (3.52%) Brocade
12 12 (2.82%) 3PAR
13 9 (2.11%) StorageTek
14 8 (1.88%) Citrix
14 8 (1.88%) Dell
14 8 (1.88%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.64%) BMC
15 7 (1.64%) New Relic
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