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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
UK
Rank 410 466 425
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 176 154 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 115 120
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £339 £340
% change year-on-year
+15.12% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.75 £37.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.60% -58.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £37.63
% change year-on-year
+83.33% -60.13%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +65 168 £400 +6.66% 50
London +40 96 £400 +0.06% 18
South East +10 40 £380 +15.15% 15
Berkshire +17 11 £550 +52.77% 2
North West +28 10 £414 +21.69% 3
City of London -7 10 £375 -14.28% 2
Yorkshire +12 7 £350 -12.50% 2
Windsor - 7 £550 -
Oxfordshire +7 6 £375 +25.00% 3
Surrey +7 6 £375 +20.96% 4
Kent 0 6 £350 -21.34%
South West +13 5 £308 -18.00% 4
Oxford +9 5 £388 +29.16% 2
West Sussex +7 5 £369 +1.02%
East of England 0 5 £338 -6.25% 6
Scotland +22 4 £400 +15.94% 2
Hampshire +10 4 £290 -27.50% 4
Sheffield +1 4 £350 -
South Yorkshire -5 4 £350 -13.04%
Maidstone - 4 - -
West Yorkshire +15 3 £388 -3.12% 1
Manchester +12 3 - - 2
Leeds +7 3 £388 -3.12% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £315 -12.50% 3
Croydon -7 3 £468 +24.66%
Canary Wharf - 3 £425 -
Preston - 3 £420 -
Swindon - 3 £215 -
Lancashire - 3 £420 -
Cheshire - 3 £406 - 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 375 (100.00%) Linux
2 223 (59.47%) Red Hat
3 188 (50.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 158 (42.13%) Puppet
5 129 (34.40%) VMware
6 105 (28.00%) Bash Shell
7 98 (26.13%) Perl
8 97 (25.87%) Unix
9 91 (24.27%) Python
10 89 (23.73%) Apache
11 84 (22.40%) CentOS
12 82 (21.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 71 (18.93%) DNS
14 66 (17.60%) Windows
14 66 (17.60%) Oracle
15 62 (16.53%) Opscode Chef
16 61 (16.27%) Ansible
17 56 (14.93%) DevOps
18 55 (14.67%) Tomcat
18 55 (14.67%) SAN
18 55 (14.67%) Nagios
19 52 (13.87%) Finance
20 50 (13.33%) Configuration Management
21 48 (12.80%) Solaris
21 48 (12.80%) Firewall
22 47 (12.53%) Ubuntu
22 47 (12.53%) EMC
23 46 (12.27%) Data Centre
24 45 (12.00%) HP
25 44 (11.73%) ITIL

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 89 (23.73%) Apache
2 55 (14.67%) Tomcat
3 18 (4.80%) nginx
4 17 (4.53%) JBoss
5 12 (3.20%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.33%) IIS
8 4 (1.07%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.07%) Confluence
9 3 (0.80%) iPlanet
9 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.27%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.27%) CMS
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.73%) GitHub
3 13 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.40%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.33%) Route 53
6 4 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.80%) IaaS
8 2 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.27%) G Suite
9 1 (0.27%) Office 365
9 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.27%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 71 (18.93%) DNS
2 55 (14.67%) SAN
3 48 (12.80%) Firewall
4 28 (7.47%) LDAP
5 27 (7.20%) TCP/IP
6 19 (5.07%) DHCP
6 19 (5.07%) NAS
7 17 (4.53%) SSH
8 14 (3.73%) X.509
9 11 (2.93%) Internet
10 10 (2.67%) Ethernet
11 9 (2.40%) HTTP
11 9 (2.40%) LAN
11 9 (2.40%) SMTP
11 9 (2.40%) WAN
12 8 (2.13%) VPN
13 6 (1.60%) Network Security
14 5 (1.33%) VLAN
15 4 (1.07%) POP3
15 4 (1.07%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.27%) MySQL
2 19 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (4.00%) Big Data
4 14 (3.73%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.67%) SQL Server
6 9 (2.40%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.07%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.80%) GIS
10 3 (0.80%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.53%) DB2
11 2 (0.53%) HBase
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 33 (8.80%) Jenkins
2 24 (6.40%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.80%) Subversion
4 13 (3.47%) Hudson
5 11 (2.93%) JIRA
6 5 (1.33%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.80%) Gradle
7 3 (0.80%) gulp
7 3 (0.80%) Selenium
8 2 (0.53%) GoCD
8 2 (0.53%) Maven
8 2 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.27%) GitLab
9 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.27%) ProC
9 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 52 (13.87%) Finance
2 36 (9.60%) Banking
3 10 (2.67%) Back Office
3 10 (2.67%) Law
4 7 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.33%) Publishing
7 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.53%) Games
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.53%) LAMP
2 10 (2.67%) Middleware
2 10 (2.67%) Web Services
3 9 (2.40%) LEMP Stack
4 8 (2.13%) ELK Stack
5 4 (1.07%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.80%) Browserify
6 3 (0.80%) J2EE
6 3 (0.80%) JSON
6 3 (0.80%) Node.js
7 2 (0.53%) HTML
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.53%) XML
8 1 (0.27%) .NET
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Tez
8 1 (0.27%) Kafka
8 1 (0.27%) Sensu
8 1 (0.27%) XHTML
8 1 (0.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.13%) Clustering
3 17 (4.53%) Replication
4 7 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (1.33%) NHS
5 5 (1.33%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.33%) Symmetrix
6 4 (1.07%) EMC VNX
7 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.80%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.53%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.27%) DataPower
9 1 (0.27%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.27%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 375 (100.00%) Linux
2 188 (50.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 97 (25.87%) Unix
4 84 (22.40%) CentOS
5 66 (17.60%) Windows
6 48 (12.80%) Solaris
7 47 (12.53%) Ubuntu
8 32 (8.53%) AIX
9 22 (5.87%) Windows Server
10 20 (5.33%) SUSE
11 19 (5.07%) Debian
12 13 (3.47%) Oracle Linux
13 12 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (2.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.33%) VMS
16 4 (1.07%) HPUX
17 3 (0.80%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (14.93%) DevOps
2 50 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 44 (11.73%) ITIL
4 34 (9.07%) Load Balancing
5 28 (7.47%) Performance Tuning
6 25 (6.67%) Change Management
7 23 (6.13%) High Availability
7 23 (6.13%) Migration
8 21 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (4.80%) Server Building
10 16 (4.27%) Virtual Environments
11 15 (4.00%) Open Source
12 13 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (2.93%) Service Delivery
14 10 (2.67%) Data Management
15 9 (2.40%) E-Commerce
15 9 (2.40%) Low Latency
16 8 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
16 8 (2.13%) Incident Management
16 8 (2.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (28.00%) Bash Shell
2 98 (26.13%) Perl
3 91 (24.27%) Python
4 42 (11.20%) PowerShell
5 38 (10.13%) PHP
6 34 (9.07%) Shell Script
7 33 (8.80%) Ruby
8 25 (6.67%) SQL
9 23 (6.13%) Java
10 12 (3.20%) C
11 10 (2.67%) AWK
11 10 (2.67%) sed
12 9 (2.40%) Korn
13 5 (1.33%) C-shell
14 3 (0.80%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.80%) C++
14 3 (0.80%) SystemTap
15 2 (0.53%) VB
16 1 (0.27%) Groovy
16 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.93%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.53%) RHCE
4 8 (2.13%) CCNA
4 8 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.87%) CCNP
5 7 (1.87%) RHCSA
6 5 (1.33%) RHCA
7 4 (1.07%) EMC Certification
7 4 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.80%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.53%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.53%) MCITP
9 2 (0.53%) OCP
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.53%) RHCT
10 1 (0.27%) CCSA
10 1 (0.27%) CEH
10 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.07%) QA
1 4 (1.07%) SLA
2 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (21.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (6.93%) NFS
3 25 (6.67%) Docker
3 25 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 23 (6.13%) Active Directory
5 22 (5.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 19 (5.07%) vSphere
7 16 (4.27%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (4.00%) KVM
9 13 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.87%) Postfix
10 7 (1.87%) RHEV
10 7 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.60%) Veritas File System
11 6 (1.60%) VMware ESX
12 5 (1.33%) Dovecot
12 5 (1.33%) SRDF
13 4 (1.07%) Samba
14 3 (0.80%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 158 (42.13%) Puppet
2 62 (16.53%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (16.27%) Ansible
4 55 (14.67%) Nagios
5 16 (4.27%) Red Hat Satellite
6 12 (3.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (2.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 9 (2.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 8 (2.13%) Control-M
10 7 (1.87%) HAProxy
11 6 (1.60%) logstash
11 6 (1.60%) Salt
12 5 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (1.33%) Kibana
12 5 (1.33%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.33%) yum
13 4 (1.07%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.80%) Cobbler
14 3 (0.80%) Oracle ZFS
14 3 (0.80%) systemd
Vendors
1 223 (59.47%) Red Hat
2 129 (34.40%) VMware
3 66 (17.60%) Oracle
4 47 (12.53%) EMC
5 45 (12.00%) HP
6 42 (11.20%) Veritas
7 38 (10.13%) IBM
8 28 (7.47%) Cisco
8 28 (7.47%) NetApp
9 27 (7.20%) Sun
10 13 (3.47%) Microsoft
10 13 (3.47%) Splunk
11 7 (1.87%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.60%) CommVault
12 6 (1.60%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.33%) Dell
13 5 (1.33%) Symantec
14 4 (1.07%) Canon
14 4 (1.07%) F5
15 3 (0.80%) EXASOL
London
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 10 days ago