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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 428 427 436
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 236 223 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.41% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 172 127
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £22.75 £22.52 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.04% -9.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £18.53 £20.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £26.50 £28.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -8.33%

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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
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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 +3 225 £400 +6.66% 61
London +24 105 £438 +25.00% 32
South East +14 46 £400 +6.66% 13
North East -10 32 £280 -17.03%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 32 £280 -22.75%
Tyne and Wear -24 32 £280 -22.75%
City of London +61 27 £450 +16.12% 12
Berkshire +11 18 £500 +33.33% 3
North West +11 12 £444 +26.78% 5
East of England -8 12 £363 -9.37% 2
Hampshire +6 10 £400 +8.84% 2
Manchester +6 10 £450 +36.36% 5
South West -1 10 £425 +30.76% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £350 -4.10% 1
Scotland +4 7 £442 - 1
Cambridge 0 7 £350 -7.89% 1
Windsor - 7 £500 -
Wiltshire +3 5 £340 -15.00%
Oxfordshire +1 5 £400 -17.09% 3
Surrey -6 5 £400 +14.28% 3
Hertfordshire +20 4 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire +2 4 £425 -
Yorkshire -3 4 £298 -26.76% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £442 -
Leeds - 4 £298 - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £298 - 2
East Sussex +9 3 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 3 £275 - 1
Brighton +8 3 £325 - 1
Reading +6 3 £369 -24.74% 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 434 (100.00%) Linux
2 245 (56.45%) Red Hat
3 235 (54.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 154 (35.48%) Unix
5 141 (32.49%) Puppet
6 106 (24.42%) VMware
7 99 (22.81%) Oracle
8 93 (21.43%) ITIL
9 92 (21.20%) Solaris
10 90 (20.74%) Windows
11 85 (19.59%) Perl
11 85 (19.59%) SAN
12 83 (19.12%) Python
13 77 (17.74%) Finance
14 76 (17.51%) MySQL
15 72 (16.59%) AIX
15 72 (16.59%) Apache
16 68 (15.67%) EMC
16 68 (15.67%) Bash Shell
17 66 (15.21%) HP
18 65 (14.98%) DNS
18 65 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
19 61 (14.06%) DevOps
20 59 (13.59%) High Availability
20 59 (13.59%) RHCE
21 57 (13.13%) Migration
21 57 (13.13%) Ansible
22 56 (12.90%) Clustering
23 55 (12.67%) Configuration Management
24 54 (12.44%) PHP

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 72 (16.59%) Apache
2 31 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 14 (3.23%) nginx
4 12 (2.76%) JBoss
5 11 (2.53%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.07%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.61%) IIS
8 6 (1.38%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.46%) Confluence
10 2 (0.46%) Drupal
10 2 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.46%) TPMS
10 2 (0.46%) WildFly
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.23%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) HipChat
1 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (2.07%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (1.15%) Route 53
6 4 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.46%) Office 365
7 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.46%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 85 (19.59%) SAN
2 65 (14.98%) DNS
3 29 (6.68%) Firewall
4 28 (6.45%) NAS
5 22 (5.07%) Internet
5 22 (5.07%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.23%) DHCP
6 14 (3.23%) LDAP
7 11 (2.53%) HTTP
7 11 (2.53%) LAN
8 10 (2.30%) SMTP
8 10 (2.30%) SSL
8 10 (2.30%) WAN
9 9 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (2.07%) SSH
10 8 (1.84%) FTP
10 8 (1.84%) Network Security
11 7 (1.61%) X.509
12 6 (1.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (17.51%) MySQL
2 16 (3.69%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.84%) Big Data
5 8 (1.84%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.84%) VLDB
6 6 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (1.38%) Redis
7 5 (1.15%) MarkLogic
7 5 (1.15%) Neo4j
8 4 (0.92%) DB2
8 4 (0.92%) OLTP
9 3 (0.69%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (5.07%) Git (software)
2 18 (4.15%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.00%) JIRA
4 10 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (2.30%) Subversion
5 8 (1.84%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (1.38%) Hudson
8 5 (1.15%) GitLab
8 5 (1.15%) Selenium
9 4 (0.92%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.46%) Introscope
10 2 (0.46%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.23%) GoCD
11 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 77 (17.74%) Finance
2 53 (12.21%) Banking
3 9 (2.07%) Back Office
4 8 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.38%) Games
6 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.15%) Publishing
7 4 (0.92%) Law
8 3 (0.69%) Retail
9 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.23%) International Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.68%) LAMP
2 13 (3.00%) Middleware
3 12 (2.76%) Web Services
4 7 (1.61%) ELK Stack
5 6 (1.38%) Node.js
6 4 (0.92%) JRuby
6 4 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (0.92%) XML
7 3 (0.69%) HTML
7 3 (0.69%) REST
7 3 (0.69%) SOAP
8 2 (0.46%) CSS
8 2 (0.46%) J2EE
8 2 (0.46%) Java EE
8 2 (0.46%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.46%) SAML
8 2 (0.46%) Spring
9 1 (0.23%) POSIX
9 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.90%) Clustering
2 29 (6.68%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.15%) Replication
4 13 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.76%) EMC VMAX
6 10 (2.30%) EMC VNX
7 7 (1.61%) Wiki
8 6 (1.38%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (1.15%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.92%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.92%) Online Games
11 3 (0.69%) Derivative
11 3 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.69%) VCE vBlock
12 2 (0.46%) Fintech
12 2 (0.46%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 434 (100.00%) Linux
2 235 (54.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 154 (35.48%) Unix
4 92 (21.20%) Solaris
5 90 (20.74%) Windows
6 72 (16.59%) AIX
7 45 (10.37%) CentOS
8 35 (8.06%) Windows Server
9 30 (6.91%) Ubuntu
10 15 (3.46%) SUSE
10 15 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (3.00%) HPUX
11 13 (3.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 12 (2.76%) Debian
13 10 (2.30%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.92%) VyOS
15 3 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.46%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (21.43%) ITIL
2 61 (14.06%) DevOps
3 59 (13.59%) High Availability
4 57 (13.13%) Migration
5 55 (12.67%) Configuration Management
6 34 (7.83%) Performance Tuning
7 31 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (6.91%) Load Balancing
9 25 (5.76%) Service Delivery
10 24 (5.53%) Open Source
11 23 (5.30%) Incident Management
12 20 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (4.15%) Change Control
14 17 (3.92%) Virtual Environments
15 14 (3.23%) Data Protection
15 14 (3.23%) E-Commerce
16 13 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (2.76%) Low Latency
18 11 (2.53%) Change Management
18 11 (2.53%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 85 (19.59%) Perl
2 83 (19.12%) Python
3 68 (15.67%) Bash Shell
4 54 (12.44%) PHP
5 52 (11.98%) Shell Script
6 33 (7.60%) SQL
7 32 (7.37%) Java
8 31 (7.14%) Ruby
9 22 (5.07%) PowerShell
10 14 (3.23%) C
11 11 (2.53%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.07%) Korn
13 7 (1.61%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.15%) SystemTap
15 3 (0.69%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.69%) Jython
16 2 (0.46%) AWK
16 2 (0.46%) C++
16 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (13.59%) RHCE
2 42 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 27 (6.22%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.46%) RHCA
5 14 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (3.23%) RHCSA
6 13 (3.00%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.53%) CCNA
7 11 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.53%) Degree
8 10 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.07%) CCNP
10 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.15%) OCP
10 5 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.92%) RHCT
12 3 (0.69%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.69%) MCITP
13 2 (0.46%) MCSE
14 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.38%) SLA
2 5 (1.15%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 65 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (7.37%) KVM
3 31 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 25 (5.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 24 (5.53%) vSphere
6 23 (5.30%) Active Directory
6 23 (5.30%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (3.23%) iptables
9 12 (2.76%) Postfix
10 10 (2.30%) NFS
10 10 (2.30%) Sendmail
11 9 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (1.84%) Docker
12 8 (1.84%) Hyper-V
12 8 (1.84%) RHEV
13 7 (1.61%) GlusterFS
13 7 (1.61%) Veritas File System
13 7 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.38%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 141 (32.49%) Puppet
2 57 (13.13%) Ansible
3 54 (12.44%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (11.52%) Nagios
5 25 (5.76%) Red Hat Satellite
6 21 (4.84%) NetBackup
7 18 (4.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 14 (3.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 13 (3.00%) Oracle ZFS
10 11 (2.53%) HAProxy
11 8 (1.84%) BladeLogic
11 8 (1.84%) logstash
11 8 (1.84%) OSSEC
11 8 (1.84%) SCOM
11 8 (1.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (1.84%) WSUS
12 7 (1.61%) Cobbler
12 7 (1.61%) Kibana
13 6 (1.38%) Control-M
13 6 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 245 (56.45%) Red Hat
2 106 (24.42%) VMware
3 99 (22.81%) Oracle
4 68 (15.67%) EMC
5 66 (15.21%) HP
6 48 (11.06%) IBM
7 45 (10.37%) Veritas
8 25 (5.76%) Cisco
9 21 (4.84%) Microsoft
10 18 (4.15%) Sun
11 17 (3.92%) NetApp
12 13 (3.00%) Splunk
13 12 (2.76%) Brocade
13 12 (2.76%) Citrix
14 10 (2.30%) Dell
15 9 (2.07%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.84%) LogRhythm
16 8 (1.84%) StorageTek
16 8 (1.84%) TippingPoint
17 7 (1.61%) BMC
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