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 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 512 478 510
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 149 186 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 148 85
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £31.50 £17.53 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.69% -29.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 - £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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
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 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £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 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 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
(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 -10 144 £400 +6.66% 65
London -12 64 £425 +21.42% 35
South East +14 38 £400 +3.22% 12
Berkshire +3 14 £500 +33.33% 2
City of London +52 12 £400 +6.66% 9
South West +8 11 £383 +17.69% 3
North West +7 11 £450 +28.57% 3
East of England -3 11 £363 -9.37% 1
Manchester -2 10 £450 +36.36% 3
Hampshire +5 7 £425 +11.47% 2
Cambridge +3 7 £350 -10.25% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 7 £350 -7.89% 1
Windsor - 7 £500 -
East Sussex +9 6 £350 - 1
Wiltshire -2 6 £340 -15.00%
Oxfordshire -3 5 £400 -17.09% 3
Brighton +7 4 £300 - 1
Surrey -11 4 £400 +14.28% 4
Tyne and Wear -34 4 £315 -10.00% 3
North East -37 4 £315 -10.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 4 £315 -10.00% 3
Gloucestershire - 4 £425 -
Swindon - 4 £340 -
Reading +7 3 £369 -24.74%
Hertfordshire - 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +8 2 £275 -
West Yorkshire +5 2 £345 +10.40% 2
Scotland +1 2 £360 -
Yorkshire -6 2 £345 -13.75% 2
Oxford -11 2 £375 -22.27% 2

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 284 (100.00%) Linux
2 147 (51.76%) Red Hat
3 142 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 114 (40.14%) Puppet
5 107 (37.68%) Unix
6 75 (26.41%) Windows
6 75 (26.41%) VMware
7 66 (23.24%) Perl
7 66 (23.24%) Python
8 61 (21.48%) Apache
9 58 (20.42%) Solaris
10 56 (19.72%) MySQL
11 55 (19.37%) Bash Shell
12 51 (17.96%) Finance
13 50 (17.61%) DevOps
14 49 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (16.55%) PHP
16 45 (15.85%) Configuration Management
16 45 (15.85%) Ansible
17 44 (15.49%) SAN
18 43 (15.14%) Oracle
18 43 (15.14%) Opscode Chef
19 42 (14.79%) ITIL
20 41 (14.44%) DNS
21 38 (13.38%) Nagios
22 36 (12.68%) EMC
23 35 (12.32%) Shell Script
24 34 (11.97%) AIX
24 34 (11.97%) CentOS
24 34 (11.97%) Amazon AWS

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 61 (21.48%) Apache
2 25 (8.80%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.58%) nginx
4 7 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.46%) IIS
5 6 (2.11%) JBoss
5 6 (2.11%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.11%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.76%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.70%) Drupal
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.70%) TPMS
8 2 (0.70%) WildFly
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.35%) Liferay
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) HipChat
1 1 (0.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.87%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (3.17%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (1.76%) Route 53
6 4 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.70%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.70%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.49%) SAN
2 41 (14.44%) DNS
3 22 (7.75%) Firewall
3 22 (7.75%) NAS
4 20 (7.04%) Internet
5 19 (6.69%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.23%) DHCP
7 9 (3.17%) LDAP
7 9 (3.17%) SSH
8 8 (2.82%) Network Security
9 7 (2.46%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (2.46%) LAN
9 7 (2.46%) SSL
9 7 (2.46%) WAN
9 7 (2.46%) X.509
10 5 (1.76%) FTP
11 4 (1.41%) HTTP
11 4 (1.41%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.41%) VPN
12 2 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.72%) MySQL
2 13 (4.58%) MongoDB
3 12 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.52%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.11%) Redis
6 5 (1.76%) MarkLogic
6 5 (1.76%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.06%) Big Data
8 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.70%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.35%) HBase
10 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.35%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 19 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.93%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.52%) JIRA
4 8 (2.82%) Subversion
4 8 (2.82%) Vagrant
5 7 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.76%) GitLab
7 5 (1.76%) Hudson
7 5 (1.76%) Selenium
8 2 (0.70%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.35%) GoCD
9 1 (0.35%) Introscope
9 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (17.96%) Finance
2 27 (9.51%) Banking
3 9 (3.17%) Back Office
4 6 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.76%) Games
5 5 (1.76%) Publishing
6 4 (1.41%) Advertising
7 2 (0.70%) Law
7 2 (0.70%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.86%) LAMP
2 8 (2.82%) Middleware
2 8 (2.82%) Web Services
3 7 (2.46%) ELK Stack
4 5 (1.76%) Node.js
5 4 (1.41%) JRuby
5 4 (1.41%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (1.06%) XML
7 2 (0.70%) Java EE
7 2 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.70%) REST
7 2 (0.70%) SAML
7 2 (0.70%) Spring
8 1 (0.35%) CSS
8 1 (0.35%) HTML
8 1 (0.35%) SOAP
8 1 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.56%) Clustering
2 22 (7.75%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.82%) EMC VNX
4 7 (2.46%) Replication
5 6 (2.11%) EMC VMAX
5 6 (2.11%) Wiki
6 5 (1.76%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.41%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.41%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.41%) Online Games
8 3 (1.06%) Derivative
8 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.06%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.70%) Ergonomics
9 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 284 (100.00%) Linux
2 142 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 107 (37.68%) Unix
4 75 (26.41%) Windows
5 58 (20.42%) Solaris
6 34 (11.97%) AIX
6 34 (11.97%) CentOS
7 32 (11.27%) Windows Server
8 29 (10.21%) Ubuntu
9 15 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (3.87%) HPUX
11 10 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (3.17%) Debian
12 9 (3.17%) SUSE
12 9 (3.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.41%) VMS
14 4 (1.41%) VyOS
15 3 (1.06%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.61%) DevOps
2 45 (15.85%) Configuration Management
3 42 (14.79%) ITIL
4 33 (11.62%) Migration
5 28 (9.86%) High Availability
6 26 (9.15%) Load Balancing
7 22 (7.75%) Open Source
8 17 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (5.63%) Virtual Environments
10 15 (5.28%) Change Control
10 15 (5.28%) E-Commerce
10 15 (5.28%) Incident Management
11 14 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (3.52%) Low Latency
13 10 (3.52%) Server Building
14 7 (2.46%) Kalman Filter
15 6 (2.11%) Performance Analysis
15 6 (2.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (23.24%) Perl
1 66 (23.24%) Python
2 55 (19.37%) Bash Shell
3 47 (16.55%) PHP
4 35 (12.32%) Shell Script
5 27 (9.51%) Ruby
6 25 (8.80%) Java
7 21 (7.39%) PowerShell
7 21 (7.39%) SQL
8 7 (2.46%) Korn
8 7 (2.46%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.11%) C
10 5 (1.76%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.76%) SystemTap
11 3 (1.06%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.70%) AWK
12 2 (0.70%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.70%) sed
12 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (5.99%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.63%) RHCE
3 10 (3.52%) DV Cleared
4 9 (3.17%) CCNA
4 9 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.82%) RHCSA
5 8 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (2.46%) CCNP
7 4 (1.41%) Degree
8 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.35%) MCSE
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.35%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.11%) SLA
2 4 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 49 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.69%) Active Directory
3 17 (5.99%) vSphere
4 16 (5.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 16 (5.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 15 (5.28%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (4.58%) KVM
7 12 (4.23%) iptables
8 9 (3.17%) NFS
8 9 (3.17%) Postfix
9 8 (2.82%) Sendmail
9 8 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.46%) Docker
11 6 (2.11%) RHEV
11 6 (2.11%) Veritas File System
12 5 (1.76%) GPFS
13 3 (1.06%) Firmware
13 3 (1.06%) Samba
13 3 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 114 (40.14%) Puppet
2 45 (15.85%) Ansible
3 43 (15.14%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (13.38%) Nagios
5 11 (3.87%) HAProxy
5 11 (3.87%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (3.17%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (2.82%) logstash
7 8 (2.82%) SCOM
7 8 (2.82%) WSUS
8 7 (2.46%) Kibana
8 7 (2.46%) OSSEC
9 6 (2.11%) Cobbler
9 6 (2.11%) ITRS Geneos
9 6 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.76%) BladeLogic
10 5 (1.76%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.76%) Packer
11 4 (1.41%) Icinga
11 4 (1.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 147 (51.76%) Red Hat
2 75 (26.41%) VMware
3 43 (15.14%) Oracle
4 36 (12.68%) EMC
5 33 (11.62%) HP
6 25 (8.80%) Veritas
7 21 (7.39%) IBM
8 19 (6.69%) Cisco
9 14 (4.93%) Microsoft
10 13 (4.58%) NetApp
11 11 (3.87%) Sun
12 10 (3.52%) Citrix
12 10 (3.52%) Splunk
13 9 (3.17%) Dell
14 8 (2.82%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.46%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.46%) LogRhythm
15 7 (2.46%) TippingPoint
16 6 (2.11%) ServiceNow
17 5 (1.76%) BMC
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