The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Linux Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 499 500 511
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 152 155 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 124 96
Median daily rate £425 £363 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £24.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 - £20.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 - £28.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK.

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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 -3 149 £425 +17.24% 49
London -9 82 £438 +22.80% 30
South East +10 28 £425 +21.42% 8
City of London +42 16 £450 +22.11% 10
Berkshire +15 11 £500 +33.33%
South West +12 11 £340 +4.61%
North West +18 9 £444 +26.78% 2
Manchester +5 9 £444 +26.78% 2
East of England +3 7 £375 -6.25% 2
North East -17 7 £378 +7.85% 2
Tyne and Wear -21 7 £378 +7.85% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 7 £378 +7.85% 2
Windsor - 7 £500 -
Wiltshire +13 6 £340 +3.03%
Oxfordshire +1 6 £400 +6.66% 3
Surrey -7 5 £425 +28.78%
Cambridgeshire +16 4 £358 -10.62%
Reading +15 4 £350 -28.57%
Cambridge +13 4 £358 -10.62%
Swindon +9 4 £340 +3.03%
Gloucestershire - 4 £425 -
Hampshire +5 3 £475 +22.58% 2
Yorkshire +1 3 £345 -15.07% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £275 - 1
Oxford -9 2 £375 -13.29% 1
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Egham - 2 £350 -
Leeds - 2 £345 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £345 - 2
Abingdon - 2 £400 - 1

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 301 (100.00%) Linux
2 162 (53.82%) Red Hat
3 156 (51.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 130 (43.19%) Puppet
5 107 (35.55%) Unix
6 83 (27.57%) VMware
7 77 (25.58%) Perl
8 74 (24.58%) Python
9 71 (23.59%) Windows
10 70 (23.26%) Apache
11 60 (19.93%) Solaris
12 59 (19.60%) VMware Infrastructure
13 58 (19.27%) Bash Shell
14 56 (18.60%) Finance
15 55 (18.27%) MySQL
16 54 (17.94%) PHP
17 53 (17.61%) Ansible
18 52 (17.28%) SAN
19 50 (16.61%) Opscode Chef
20 49 (16.28%) DevOps
21 48 (15.95%) DNS
22 47 (15.61%) EMC
22 47 (15.61%) Configuration Management
23 44 (14.62%) ITIL
24 43 (14.29%) Oracle
25 42 (13.95%) Nagios
26 41 (13.62%) CentOS
27 40 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
28 37 (12.29%) Shell Script
29 36 (11.96%) HP

Linux Systems 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 70 (23.26%) Apache
2 33 (10.96%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.99%) nginx
4 9 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.33%) IIS
6 6 (1.99%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.66%) JBoss
8 4 (1.33%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.66%) Drupal
9 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.66%) TPMS
9 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.66%) WildFly
10 1 (0.33%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.99%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (3.32%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.66%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.66%) Route 53
6 3 (1.00%) GitHub
6 3 (1.00%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.66%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.33%) Office 365
8 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (17.28%) SAN
2 48 (15.95%) DNS
3 27 (8.97%) NAS
4 26 (8.64%) Firewall
5 22 (7.31%) Internet
6 17 (5.65%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.65%) DHCP
8 11 (3.65%) SSH
8 11 (3.65%) X.509
9 9 (2.99%) LDAP
9 9 (2.99%) Network Security
10 8 (2.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (2.66%) LAN
10 8 (2.66%) WAN
11 7 (2.33%) SSL
12 6 (1.99%) VPN
13 5 (1.66%) HTTP
14 4 (1.33%) FTP
14 4 (1.33%) Kerberos
15 3 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.27%) MySQL
2 12 (3.99%) MongoDB
3 10 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (3.32%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (1.99%) Redis
5 5 (1.66%) MarkLogic
5 5 (1.66%) Neo4j
6 4 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.00%) Big Data
8 2 (0.66%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) HBase
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.33%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 18 (5.98%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.98%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.32%) Subversion
4 9 (2.99%) JIRA
4 9 (2.99%) Vagrant
5 8 (2.66%) Hudson
6 7 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.66%) GitLab
8 5 (1.66%) Selenium
9 3 (1.00%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.66%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.33%) GoCD
11 1 (0.33%) Introscope
11 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (18.60%) Finance
2 28 (9.30%) Banking
3 15 (4.98%) Back Office
4 9 (2.99%) Publishing
5 6 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.66%) Law
7 4 (1.33%) Advertising
7 4 (1.33%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Retail
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.97%) LAMP
2 10 (3.32%) Web Services
3 8 (2.66%) Middleware
4 7 (2.33%) ELK Stack
5 5 (1.66%) Node.js
6 4 (1.33%) JRuby
7 3 (1.00%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (1.00%) XML
8 2 (0.66%) Java EE
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.66%) REST
8 2 (0.66%) SAML
8 2 (0.66%) Spring
9 1 (0.33%) CSS
9 1 (0.33%) HTML
9 1 (0.33%) JSON
9 1 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.33%) SOAP
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.96%) Clustering
2 30 (9.97%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.65%) Replication
4 9 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.66%) EMC VNX
6 7 (2.33%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.66%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.33%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.33%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.33%) Online Games
9 4 (1.33%) Wiki
10 3 (1.00%) Derivative
11 2 (0.66%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.66%) Ergonomics
11 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) VCE vBlock
11 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 301 (100.00%) Linux
2 156 (51.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 107 (35.55%) Unix
4 71 (23.59%) Windows
5 60 (19.93%) Solaris
6 41 (13.62%) CentOS
7 34 (11.30%) AIX
8 32 (10.63%) Ubuntu
9 31 (10.30%) Windows Server
10 16 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (3.65%) SUSE
12 9 (2.99%) HPUX
12 9 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (2.66%) Debian
13 8 (2.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.66%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.33%) VMS
15 4 (1.33%) VyOS
16 2 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.33%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.28%) DevOps
2 47 (15.61%) Configuration Management
3 44 (14.62%) ITIL
4 36 (11.96%) Load Balancing
5 30 (9.97%) High Availability
6 29 (9.63%) Migration
7 22 (7.31%) Open Source
8 19 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (6.31%) Virtual Environments
9 16 (5.32%) E-Commerce
10 15 (4.98%) Incident Management
10 15 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (4.65%) Change Control
11 14 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (3.99%) Low Latency
13 10 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (2.99%) Server Building
15 7 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
15 7 (2.33%) Performance Analysis
16 6 (1.99%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 77 (25.58%) Perl
2 74 (24.58%) Python
3 58 (19.27%) Bash Shell
4 54 (17.94%) PHP
5 37 (12.29%) Shell Script
6 32 (10.63%) Ruby
7 28 (9.30%) Java
7 28 (9.30%) PowerShell
8 22 (7.31%) SQL
9 8 (2.66%) C
10 6 (1.99%) Korn
10 6 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.66%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.66%) SystemTap
12 4 (1.33%) AWK
12 4 (1.33%) sed
13 3 (1.00%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.66%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (5.32%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.98%) RHCE
3 10 (3.32%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.99%) CCNA
4 9 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.66%) RHCSA
5 8 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (2.33%) CCNP
6 7 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.33%) Degree
8 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.33%) MCSE
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.33%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) SLA
2 4 (1.33%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (19.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 19 (6.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 19 (6.31%) vSphere
3 18 (5.98%) Active Directory
4 16 (5.32%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (3.65%) iptables
5 11 (3.65%) KVM
6 9 (2.99%) NFS
6 9 (2.99%) Postfix
6 9 (2.99%) RHEV
7 8 (2.66%) Docker
7 8 (2.66%) Sendmail
8 7 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.99%) Veritas File System
10 5 (1.66%) GPFS
11 3 (1.00%) Firmware
12 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.66%) Samba
Systems Management
1 130 (43.19%) Puppet
2 53 (17.61%) Ansible
3 50 (16.61%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (13.95%) Nagios
5 16 (5.32%) Red Hat Satellite
6 11 (3.65%) HAProxy
7 9 (2.99%) logstash
7 9 (2.99%) Oracle ZFS
7 9 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (2.66%) SCOM
8 8 (2.66%) WSUS
9 7 (2.33%) Cobbler
9 7 (2.33%) Control-M
9 7 (2.33%) Kibana
9 7 (2.33%) OSSEC
10 6 (1.99%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.99%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.66%) BladeLogic
11 5 (1.66%) Icinga
11 5 (1.66%) Packer
Vendors
1 162 (53.82%) Red Hat
2 83 (27.57%) VMware
3 47 (15.61%) EMC
4 43 (14.29%) Oracle
5 36 (11.96%) HP
6 29 (9.63%) Veritas
7 23 (7.64%) Cisco
7 23 (7.64%) IBM
8 19 (6.31%) NetApp
9 14 (4.65%) Microsoft
10 13 (4.32%) Dell
11 12 (3.99%) Sun
12 11 (3.65%) 3PAR
12 11 (3.65%) Splunk
13 10 (3.32%) Citrix
14 8 (2.66%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.33%) LogRhythm
15 7 (2.33%) TippingPoint
16 6 (1.99%) ServiceNow
17 5 (1.66%) BMC
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