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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 412 495 464
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 219 150 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 102 106
Median daily rate £380 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £9.00

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +85 205 £380 -5.00% 69
London +49 118 £375 -10.71% 26
South East +47 48 £400 +22.13% 15
City of London +6 16 £375 -16.66% 7
Berkshire +12 11 £550 +100.91% 2
Hampshire +30 10 £290 -27.50% 2
South West +19 9 £215 -46.58% 7
Yorkshire +15 9 £350 -17.64% 2
Scotland +22 8 £305 -7.57%
Surrey +20 7 £363 +26.08% 2
North West +8 6 £419 - 8
West Yorkshire +28 5 £400 - 2
Leeds +22 5 £400 - 2
Reading +3 5 £438 +52.17% 2
East of England 0 5 £338 -4.92% 5
Wales 0 5 £413 +44.73%
Oxfordshire -2 5 £400 - 2
West Sussex - 5 £369 -
Kent - 5 - -
South Wales - 5 £413 -
West Midlands - 5 £388 - 2
Windsor - 5 £550 -
Cheshire +18 4 £413 -
Oxford +2 4 £400 +6.66% 1
Hertfordshire 0 4 £338 +3.84% 1
South Yorkshire -9 4 £350 -17.64%
Sheffield -11 4 £350 -26.31%
Telford - 4 £388 -
Taunton - 4 £400 -
Swindon - 4 £215 -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 437 (100.00%) Linux
2 259 (59.27%) Red Hat
3 226 (51.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 195 (44.62%) Puppet
5 154 (35.24%) VMware
6 115 (26.32%) Unix
7 114 (26.09%) Perl
8 112 (25.63%) Bash Shell
9 106 (24.26%) Python
10 103 (23.57%) Apache
11 99 (22.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 86 (19.68%) Oracle
13 85 (19.45%) CentOS
14 83 (18.99%) Windows
15 82 (18.76%) DNS
16 80 (18.31%) Ansible
17 77 (17.62%) Opscode Chef
18 74 (16.93%) ITIL
19 71 (16.25%) DevOps
20 68 (15.56%) SAN
21 67 (15.33%) Nagios
22 64 (14.65%) EMC
23 62 (14.19%) Finance
23 62 (14.19%) Configuration Management
24 59 (13.50%) HP
24 59 (13.50%) Tomcat
25 57 (13.04%) Solaris
26 54 (12.36%) PHP
27 52 (11.90%) Firewall
28 51 (11.67%) Ubuntu

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
1 103 (23.57%) Apache
2 59 (13.50%) Tomcat
3 18 (4.12%) JBoss
3 18 (4.12%) nginx
4 15 (3.43%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.06%) IIS
6 6 (1.37%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.14%) Confluence
7 5 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.69%) iPlanet
10 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.23%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.23%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.23%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (2.75%) Amazon S3
2 12 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.52%) GitHub
4 5 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.92%) Route 53
5 4 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.69%) IaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.46%) Office 365
7 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 82 (18.76%) DNS
2 68 (15.56%) SAN
3 52 (11.90%) Firewall
4 28 (6.41%) TCP/IP
5 25 (5.72%) DHCP
5 25 (5.72%) LDAP
6 21 (4.81%) NAS
7 20 (4.58%) Internet
8 19 (4.35%) X.509
9 15 (3.43%) SSH
10 10 (2.29%) LAN
10 10 (2.29%) VPN
10 10 (2.29%) WAN
11 9 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (1.83%) SMTP
13 7 (1.60%) Ethernet
13 7 (1.60%) Network Security
14 6 (1.37%) HTTP
15 5 (1.14%) Kerberos
15 5 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.61%) MySQL
2 19 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (4.12%) Big Data
3 18 (4.12%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.52%) SQL Server
5 10 (2.29%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.14%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.92%) DB2
8 4 (0.92%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.69%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (0.69%) GIS
9 3 (0.69%) HBase
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.46%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 34 (7.78%) Jenkins
2 27 (6.18%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.12%) Hudson
4 16 (3.66%) JIRA
5 14 (3.20%) Subversion
6 7 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.14%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.69%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.69%) Gradle
8 3 (0.69%) gulp
8 3 (0.69%) Selenium
9 2 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.46%) GoCD
9 2 (0.46%) Maven
9 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.23%) GitLab
10 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.23%) ProC
10 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 62 (14.19%) Finance
2 44 (10.07%) Banking
3 16 (3.66%) Back Office
4 12 (2.75%) Law
5 9 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.83%) Publishing
7 7 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.46%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.49%) LAMP
2 13 (2.97%) Middleware
2 13 (2.97%) Web Services
3 9 (2.06%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (1.60%) ELK Stack
5 5 (1.14%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.69%) Browserify
6 3 (0.69%) J2EE
6 3 (0.69%) JSON
6 3 (0.69%) Node.js
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.46%) XML
8 1 (0.23%) .NET
8 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.23%) CSS
8 1 (0.23%) HTML
8 1 (0.23%) Kafka
8 1 (0.23%) XHTML
8 1 (0.23%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.30%) Data Centre
2 35 (8.01%) Clustering
3 16 (3.66%) Replication
4 11 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (1.14%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.14%) NHS
6 5 (1.14%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (0.92%) Symmetrix
8 3 (0.69%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.46%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.46%) Wiki
10 1 (0.23%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.23%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 437 (100.00%) Linux
2 226 (51.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 115 (26.32%) Unix
4 85 (19.45%) CentOS
5 83 (18.99%) Windows
6 57 (13.04%) Solaris
7 51 (11.67%) Ubuntu
8 44 (10.07%) AIX
9 29 (6.64%) Windows Server
10 23 (5.26%) Debian
11 19 (4.35%) SUSE
11 19 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (3.20%) Oracle Linux
12 14 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (2.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.37%) VMS
15 4 (0.92%) HPUX
16 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (16.93%) ITIL
2 71 (16.25%) DevOps
3 62 (14.19%) Configuration Management
4 50 (11.44%) Load Balancing
5 40 (9.15%) Performance Tuning
6 37 (8.47%) High Availability
7 28 (6.41%) Migration
8 24 (5.49%) Virtual Environments
9 23 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 21 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (4.81%) Change Management
11 19 (4.35%) Open Source
12 16 (3.66%) Server Building
13 15 (3.43%) Incident Management
14 14 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (2.97%) E-Commerce
15 13 (2.97%) Low Latency
16 12 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (2.52%) Compliance Management
17 11 (2.52%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 114 (26.09%) Perl
2 112 (25.63%) Bash Shell
3 106 (24.26%) Python
4 54 (12.36%) PHP
5 50 (11.44%) PowerShell
6 46 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 38 (8.70%) Ruby
8 28 (6.41%) SQL
9 27 (6.18%) Java
10 13 (2.97%) C
11 11 (2.52%) AWK
11 11 (2.52%) sed
12 10 (2.29%) Korn
13 5 (1.14%) C-shell
13 5 (1.14%) SystemTap
14 3 (0.69%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.69%) C++
14 3 (0.69%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (9.84%) RHCE
2 29 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.20%) RHCSA
5 13 (2.97%) RHCA
6 12 (2.75%) CCNA
6 12 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.29%) CCNP
7 10 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.37%) RHCT
8 6 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.46%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.46%) IBM Certification
10 2 (0.46%) MCITP
10 2 (0.46%) OCP
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.23%) CEH
11 1 (0.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.60%) SLA
2 6 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.92%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (22.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (6.64%) vSphere
3 24 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 24 (5.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 23 (5.26%) NFS
4 23 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 21 (4.81%) KVM
6 20 (4.58%) Docker
6 20 (4.58%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (3.20%) Postfix
8 13 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (2.06%) iptables
11 8 (1.83%) RHEV
12 6 (1.37%) Hyper-V
12 6 (1.37%) Samba
13 4 (0.92%) HDFS
13 4 (0.92%) SRDF
13 4 (0.92%) Veritas File System
14 3 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 195 (44.62%) Puppet
2 80 (18.31%) Ansible
3 77 (17.62%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (15.33%) Nagios
5 23 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
6 13 (2.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (2.75%) EMC NetWorker
8 10 (2.29%) NetBackup
9 9 (2.06%) Control-M
10 8 (1.83%) HAProxy
11 7 (1.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 7 (1.60%) Salt
11 7 (1.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 6 (1.37%) logstash
12 6 (1.37%) Oracle ZFS
12 6 (1.37%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.14%) SCOM
13 5 (1.14%) WSUS
14 4 (0.92%) OSSEC
14 4 (0.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 259 (59.27%) Red Hat
2 154 (35.24%) VMware
3 86 (19.68%) Oracle
4 64 (14.65%) EMC
5 59 (13.50%) HP
6 42 (9.61%) Veritas
7 41 (9.38%) IBM
8 37 (8.47%) Cisco
9 31 (7.09%) NetApp
10 28 (6.41%) Sun
11 17 (3.89%) Microsoft
12 15 (3.43%) Splunk
13 9 (2.06%) Citrix
14 8 (1.83%) 3PAR
15 7 (1.60%) Dell
16 6 (1.37%) SaltStack
17 5 (1.14%) F5
17 5 (1.14%) Juniper
17 5 (1.14%) SolarWinds
17 5 (1.14%) Veeam
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