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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 493 503 496
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 149 135 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 102 76
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £280 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 £17.53 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 - -

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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 May 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 May 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 -1 138 £400 +6.66% 62
London +33 75 £425 +13.33% 31
South East -8 30 £350 -14.63% 18
City of London +58 17 £400 - 13
East of England -8 13 £488 +50.00%
Cambridgeshire +2 12 £488 +69.56%
Cambridge -2 12 £488 +69.56%
East Sussex +8 9 £350 - 2
Hampshire +3 8 £325 -12.16% 2
Berkshire +2 7 £463 +27.58% 4
South West -5 7 £363 +29.46%
Scotland -9 7 £400 +14.28% 3
Brighton +6 6 £350 - 2
Edinburgh -4 4 £400 +6.66% 2
Surrey -13 4 £438 +12.90% 9
North West -14 4 £450 +28.57% 3
Gloucestershire - 4 £363 -
Manchester -7 3 £450 +12.50% 2
North East -45 3 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -48 3 - -
Tyne and Wear -49 3 - - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £325 -
East Midlands +12 2 £288 -28.12% 2
Oxfordshire +5 2 £350 -28.57% 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £356 +9.61% 5
Bristol 0 2 £363 +29.46%
West Midlands -7 2 £300 -3.22% 2
Guildford - 2 £450 -
Westminster - 2 £275 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 265 (100.00%) Linux
2 129 (48.68%) Red Hat
3 115 (43.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 112 (42.26%) Unix
5 90 (33.96%) Puppet
6 71 (26.79%) Windows
7 59 (22.26%) Bash Shell
8 57 (21.51%) Finance
9 56 (21.13%) Python
10 54 (20.38%) Solaris
10 54 (20.38%) VMware
11 52 (19.62%) DevOps
12 51 (19.25%) Perl
13 48 (18.11%) Apache
14 46 (17.36%) Oracle
15 44 (16.60%) MySQL
15 44 (16.60%) SAN
16 43 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
17 38 (14.34%) Migration
18 37 (13.96%) Shell Script
18 37 (13.96%) Ansible
19 36 (13.58%) Configuration Management
20 35 (13.21%) AIX
21 34 (12.83%) DNS
22 33 (12.45%) HP
23 32 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
24 31 (11.70%) ITIL
24 31 (11.70%) Opscode Chef
25 29 (10.94%) Veritas
26 27 (10.19%) Banking

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 48 (18.11%) Apache
2 21 (7.92%) Tomcat
3 17 (6.42%) JBoss
4 13 (4.91%) nginx
5 12 (4.53%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.89%) Node.js
8 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.13%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.75%) Drupal
9 2 (0.75%) IIS
9 2 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.75%) TPMS
9 2 (0.75%) WildFly
10 1 (0.38%) Confluence
10 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.38%) Liferay
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) HipChat
1 1 (0.38%) Maple
1 1 (0.38%) Mathematica
1 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (3.40%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (1.89%) Route 53
5 4 (1.51%) Amazon Glacier
5 4 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.75%) SaaS
8 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.60%) SAN
2 34 (12.83%) DNS
3 25 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 22 (8.30%) NAS
5 13 (4.91%) Firewall
6 12 (4.53%) DHCP
6 12 (4.53%) LDAP
6 12 (4.53%) SSH
7 11 (4.15%) Internet
8 9 (3.40%) SSL
9 6 (2.26%) HTTP
9 6 (2.26%) LAN
9 6 (2.26%) WAN
10 5 (1.89%) Network Security
11 4 (1.51%) FTP
12 3 (1.13%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (1.13%) VoIP
13 2 (0.75%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.75%) SMTP
13 2 (0.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.60%) MySQL
2 16 (6.04%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.77%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.40%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.64%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.89%) MarkLogic
7 5 (1.89%) Neo4j
7 5 (1.89%) Redis
8 4 (1.51%) Big Data
9 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (9.81%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.55%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.77%) Subversion
4 7 (2.64%) GitLab
4 7 (2.64%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.26%) JIRA
5 6 (2.26%) RSpec
6 5 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.89%) Selenium
7 2 (0.75%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.38%) Introscope
8 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (21.51%) Finance
2 27 (10.19%) Banking
3 7 (2.64%) Back Office
3 7 (2.64%) Games
4 5 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.51%) Advertising
5 4 (1.51%) Retail
6 3 (1.13%) Law
7 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.75%) Publishing
7 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.55%) LAMP
2 15 (5.66%) Web Services
3 10 (3.77%) Middleware
4 7 (2.64%) ELK Stack
5 4 (1.51%) JRuby
5 4 (1.51%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (1.13%) J2EE
6 3 (1.13%) XML
7 2 (0.75%) Java EE
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.75%) REST
7 2 (0.75%) SAML
7 2 (0.75%) SOAP
7 2 (0.75%) Spring
8 1 (0.38%) CSS
8 1 (0.38%) HTML
8 1 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.38%) MCollective
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.19%) Clustering
2 24 (9.06%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.02%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.89%) User Experience
5 5 (1.89%) Wiki
6 4 (1.51%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (1.51%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.51%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.51%) Online Games
7 3 (1.13%) Derivative
7 3 (1.13%) Ergonomics
7 3 (1.13%) HACMP
7 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.13%) PlayStation
7 3 (1.13%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.13%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 265 (100.00%) Linux
2 115 (43.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 112 (42.26%) Unix
4 71 (26.79%) Windows
5 54 (20.38%) Solaris
6 35 (13.21%) AIX
7 27 (10.19%) CentOS
7 27 (10.19%) Windows Server
8 23 (8.68%) Ubuntu
9 14 (5.28%) HPUX
10 11 (4.15%) SUSE
11 9 (3.40%) Debian
12 8 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (2.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (2.26%) Mac OS X
14 6 (2.26%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.13%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.13%) VyOS
16 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.62%) DevOps
2 38 (14.34%) Migration
3 36 (13.58%) Configuration Management
4 31 (11.70%) ITIL
5 24 (9.06%) Open Source
6 17 (6.42%) High Availability
7 16 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.91%) E-Commerce
9 11 (4.15%) Change Control
9 11 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (4.15%) Incident Management
9 11 (4.15%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (3.40%) Server Building
12 7 (2.64%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (2.64%) Time Management
13 6 (2.26%) Change Management
13 6 (2.26%) Performance Tuning
14 5 (1.89%) Analytics
14 5 (1.89%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.26%) Bash Shell
2 56 (21.13%) Python
3 51 (19.25%) Perl
4 37 (13.96%) Shell Script
5 26 (9.81%) Java
5 26 (9.81%) PHP
6 25 (9.43%) Ruby
7 17 (6.42%) SQL
8 11 (4.15%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.64%) Korn
10 4 (1.51%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.51%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.13%) AWK
11 3 (1.13%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.13%) C
12 2 (0.75%) C++
12 2 (0.75%) sed
12 2 (0.75%) SystemTap
12 2 (0.75%) VB
13 1 (0.38%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 17 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.77%) Degree
3 9 (3.40%) RHCE
3 9 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.64%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) CCNA
5 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.75%) MCSE
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.38%) RHCA
6 1 (0.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.77%) SLA
2 6 (2.26%) QA
System Software
1 32 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (7.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 20 (7.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 19 (7.17%) Active Directory
4 14 (5.28%) KVM
5 11 (4.15%) NFS
6 10 (3.77%) iptables
7 8 (3.02%) Veritas File System
8 7 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.64%) vSphere
9 6 (2.26%) Docker
10 5 (1.89%) GPFS
10 5 (1.89%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.89%) Sendmail
11 4 (1.51%) Postfix
12 3 (1.13%) Firmware
12 3 (1.13%) RHEV
13 2 (0.75%) qmail
13 2 (0.75%) Samba
13 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 90 (33.96%) Puppet
2 37 (13.96%) Ansible
3 31 (11.70%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (8.68%) Nagios
5 8 (3.02%) HAProxy
5 8 (3.02%) logstash
6 7 (2.64%) Kibana
6 7 (2.64%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (2.26%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (1.89%) Cacti
8 5 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (1.89%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.89%) Packer
9 4 (1.51%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 4 (1.51%) Xymon
10 3 (1.13%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.13%) SCOM
10 3 (1.13%) WSUS
10 3 (1.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 129 (48.68%) Red Hat
2 54 (20.38%) VMware
3 46 (17.36%) Oracle
4 33 (12.45%) HP
5 29 (10.94%) Veritas
6 23 (8.68%) IBM
7 21 (7.92%) EMC
8 11 (4.15%) Cisco
8 11 (4.15%) NetApp
8 11 (4.15%) Splunk
9 8 (3.02%) Dell
9 8 (3.02%) Sun
10 7 (2.64%) 3PAR
10 7 (2.64%) Microsoft
10 7 (2.64%) New Relic
11 5 (1.89%) BMC
11 5 (1.89%) Citrix
11 5 (1.89%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.51%) Brocade
12 4 (1.51%) Vyatta
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago