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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 500 523 530
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 156 131 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 108 80
Median daily rate £400 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £30.00
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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +36 149 £418 +11.33% 41
London +6 88 £413 +3.12% 20
South East +21 22 £425 +28.78% 10
City of London +12 13 £450 +9.09% 4
North West +24 10 £425 +54.54% 4
South West +15 10 £340 -12.82% 1
Manchester +6 10 £425 +21.42% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 9 £375 +3.44% 1
North East -19 9 £375 +3.44% 1
Tyne and Wear -21 9 £375 +3.44% 1
Berkshire +13 7 £418 +60.57% 3
Oxfordshire -4 6 £425 +21.42% 1
Reading +19 5 £350 +40.00% 1
Wiltshire +16 5 £340 +3.03%
East of England +5 5 £375 -3.84% 2
Surrey +3 4 £425 +28.78% 3
Hampshire - 4 £475 - 2
Swindon +12 3 £340 +3.03%
Scotland +5 3 £210 -50.58% 1
Gloucestershire +4 3 £425 -5.55%
Oxford -17 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire +18 2 £375 +7.91%
Glasgow +13 2 £210 -
Cambridge +12 2 £375 +17.18%
Yorkshire +1 2 £345 -16.36% 2
West Midlands -28 2 £313 -13.79% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 - 2
Telford - 2 £313 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £313 - 1
Stevenage - 2 £375 -

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 309 (100.00%) Linux
2 166 (53.72%) Red Hat
3 161 (52.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 142 (45.95%) Puppet
5 95 (30.74%) VMware
6 92 (29.77%) Unix
7 87 (28.16%) Perl
8 83 (26.86%) Apache
9 79 (25.57%) Python
10 70 (22.65%) Bash Shell
11 66 (21.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 65 (21.04%) Windows
13 57 (18.45%) PHP
14 56 (18.12%) Configuration Management
14 56 (18.12%) Opscode Chef
14 56 (18.12%) Ansible
15 55 (17.80%) Solaris
16 54 (17.48%) DNS
16 54 (17.48%) MySQL
16 54 (17.48%) CentOS
17 51 (16.50%) Nagios
17 51 (16.50%) Finance
18 49 (15.86%) DevOps
19 48 (15.53%) ITIL
19 48 (15.53%) Tomcat
20 46 (14.89%) Oracle
20 46 (14.89%) EMC
21 44 (14.24%) SAN
22 41 (13.27%) Load Balancing
23 40 (12.94%) Ubuntu

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 83 (26.86%) Apache
2 48 (15.53%) Tomcat
3 14 (4.53%) nginx
4 12 (3.88%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.59%) JBoss
6 7 (2.27%) IIS
7 5 (1.62%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.97%) Confluence
8 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.97%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.65%) Drupal
9 2 (0.65%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.65%) WildFly
10 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.32%) SAS
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (1.94%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.62%) GitHub
4 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.97%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.32%) Route 53
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 54 (17.48%) DNS
2 44 (14.24%) SAN
3 34 (11.00%) Firewall
4 23 (7.44%) Internet
5 22 (7.12%) TCP/IP
6 20 (6.47%) NAS
7 16 (5.18%) DHCP
7 16 (5.18%) X.509
8 13 (4.21%) SSH
9 10 (3.24%) LDAP
10 9 (2.91%) Network Security
11 8 (2.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (2.59%) LAN
11 8 (2.59%) WAN
12 7 (2.27%) SSL
13 5 (1.62%) HTTP
13 5 (1.62%) VPN
14 4 (1.29%) Kerberos
15 3 (0.97%) SMTP
15 3 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.48%) MySQL
2 14 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (3.24%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.59%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.29%) Big Data
6 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.65%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (0.65%) Redis
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.32%) HBase
8 1 (0.32%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.32%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 18 (5.83%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.50%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.56%) JIRA
4 10 (3.24%) Hudson
4 10 (3.24%) Subversion
5 7 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.62%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.97%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.32%) GitLab
9 1 (0.32%) GoCD
9 1 (0.32%) Introscope
9 1 (0.32%) Selenium
9 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (16.50%) Finance
2 23 (7.44%) Banking
3 18 (5.83%) Back Office
4 10 (3.24%) Publishing
5 6 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.62%) Law
7 4 (1.29%) Advertising
7 4 (1.29%) Games
8 2 (0.65%) Retail
8 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.41%) LAMP
2 11 (3.56%) Web Services
3 9 (2.91%) Middleware
4 5 (1.62%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (1.29%) JRuby
6 3 (0.97%) ELK Stack
6 3 (0.97%) XML
7 2 (0.65%) J2EE
7 2 (0.65%) Java EE
7 2 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.65%) Node.js
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.65%) REST
7 2 (0.65%) SAML
7 2 (0.65%) Spring
8 1 (0.32%) CSS
8 1 (0.32%) HTML
8 1 (0.32%) JSON
8 1 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.06%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.74%) Clustering
3 9 (2.91%) Replication
4 8 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.59%) EMC VNX
5 7 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.94%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (1.62%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.29%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.29%) Online Games
9 3 (0.97%) Derivative
10 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.65%) NHS
10 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.65%) VCE vBlock
10 2 (0.65%) Wiki
11 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.32%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 309 (100.00%) Linux
2 161 (52.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 92 (29.77%) Unix
4 65 (21.04%) Windows
5 55 (17.80%) Solaris
6 54 (17.48%) CentOS
7 40 (12.94%) Ubuntu
8 29 (9.39%) Windows Server
9 27 (8.74%) AIX
10 16 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (3.88%) SUSE
12 10 (3.24%) Debian
13 9 (2.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 9 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (2.59%) HPUX
15 5 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (1.29%) VMS
16 4 (1.29%) VyOS
17 2 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
18 1 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.12%) Configuration Management
2 49 (15.86%) DevOps
3 48 (15.53%) ITIL
4 41 (13.27%) Load Balancing
5 29 (9.39%) High Availability
6 24 (7.77%) Open Source
6 24 (7.77%) Virtual Environments
7 22 (7.12%) Migration
8 20 (6.47%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (4.85%) E-Commerce
11 14 (4.53%) Incident Management
12 13 (4.21%) Change Control
12 13 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (3.56%) Low Latency
14 10 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (2.91%) Server Building
16 8 (2.59%) Change Management
17 7 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
18 6 (1.94%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 87 (28.16%) Perl
2 79 (25.57%) Python
3 70 (22.65%) Bash Shell
4 57 (18.45%) PHP
5 38 (12.30%) PowerShell
6 33 (10.68%) Shell Script
7 28 (9.06%) Ruby
8 25 (8.09%) Java
9 23 (7.44%) SQL
10 7 (2.27%) AWK
10 7 (2.27%) C
10 7 (2.27%) sed
11 6 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.62%) Korn
13 4 (1.29%) SystemTap
14 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.65%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.65%) C-shell
15 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.85%) RHCE
3 9 (2.91%) DV Cleared
3 9 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.59%) CCNA
4 8 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.59%) RHCSA
4 8 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (2.27%) CCNP
6 4 (1.29%) Degree
7 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.65%) RHCA
8 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.94%) SLA
2 4 (1.29%) QA
3 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (21.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.47%) vSphere
3 19 (6.15%) Active Directory
4 18 (5.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 18 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (5.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 12 (3.88%) iptables
6 12 (3.88%) Postfix
7 11 (3.56%) KVM
7 11 (3.56%) NFS
8 8 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.27%) RHEV
9 7 (2.27%) Sendmail
10 5 (1.62%) Docker
10 5 (1.62%) GPFS
11 3 (0.97%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.65%) Firmware
12 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 142 (45.95%) Puppet
2 56 (18.12%) Ansible
2 56 (18.12%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (16.50%) Nagios
4 18 (5.83%) Red Hat Satellite
5 10 (3.24%) HAProxy
6 8 (2.59%) Oracle ZFS
6 8 (2.59%) SCOM
6 8 (2.59%) WSUS
7 7 (2.27%) Cobbler
7 7 (2.27%) OSSEC
7 7 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (2.27%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.94%) Control-M
8 6 (1.94%) Icinga
9 5 (1.62%) logstash
10 4 (1.29%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 3 (0.97%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.97%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 166 (53.72%) Red Hat
2 95 (30.74%) VMware
3 46 (14.89%) EMC
3 46 (14.89%) Oracle
4 32 (10.36%) HP
5 25 (8.09%) Cisco
5 25 (8.09%) Veritas
6 20 (6.47%) IBM
7 16 (5.18%) NetApp
8 13 (4.21%) Microsoft
9 12 (3.88%) Sun
10 11 (3.56%) 3PAR
10 11 (3.56%) Splunk
11 10 (3.24%) Citrix
11 10 (3.24%) Dell
12 8 (2.59%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.27%) LogRhythm
13 7 (2.27%) TippingPoint
14 6 (1.94%) ServiceNow
15 5 (1.62%) F5
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago