The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 510 501 505
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 114 115 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 73 52
Average daily rate £375 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.24% -3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.53% -

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 101 £388 +10.71% 67
London +4 49 £406 +8.33% 33
South East -2 28 £330 +22.79% 12
Surrey +5 13 £330 -28.26% 5
City of London +46 11 £425 +25.92% 14
Berkshire +10 8 £475 +80.95% 2
North West -6 8 £340 -7.79% 6
Manchester -11 8 £340 -9.33% 5
Scotland -5 7 £365 -18.88% 1
Reading -3 6 £475 +44.81% 1
South Wales - 5 £320 -
Cardiff - 5 £320 -
Wales - 5 £320 -
Hampshire +6 4 £400 +49.53% 2
East of England -3 4 £368 +17.60% 5
South West -12 4 £345 -1.42% 3
Gloucestershire +13 3 £400 -11.11% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 3 £360 - 4
Cambridge -6 3 £360 - 4
Yorkshire -11 3 £403 -19.50% 4
Redhill - 3 £330 - 3
Reigate - 3 £330 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £403 - 3
Glasgow +14 2 £345 +0.72%
East Midlands -6 2 £388 +10.71% 1
Croydon -9 2 £375 -16.66%
Gosport - 2 £400 -
Northampton - 2 £388 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £388 -
Durham - 2 - -

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Linux Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 233 (100.00%) Linux
2 119 (51.07%) Red Hat
3 108 (46.35%) Unix
4 86 (36.91%) Puppet
5 83 (35.62%) Perl
6 77 (33.05%) Bash Shell
6 77 (33.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 70 (30.04%) VMware
8 63 (27.04%) Python
9 55 (23.61%) Windows
10 51 (21.89%) Finance
11 47 (20.17%) Solaris
12 46 (19.74%) DevOps
13 42 (18.03%) SAN
14 41 (17.60%) Oracle
14 41 (17.60%) CentOS
15 39 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
15 39 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
15 39 (16.74%) DNS
16 34 (14.59%) Configuration Management
17 33 (14.16%) Apache
18 32 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
19 29 (12.45%) Shell Script
20 28 (12.02%) LDAP
20 28 (12.02%) Java
21 27 (11.59%) Nagios
22 26 (11.16%) HP
22 26 (11.16%) TCP/IP
22 26 (11.16%) Ubuntu
23 25 (10.73%) Active Directory

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Linux Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (14.16%) Apache
2 22 (9.44%) Tomcat
3 20 (8.58%) JBoss
4 13 (5.58%) OpenStack
5 8 (3.43%) nginx
6 4 (1.72%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.29%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.86%) IIS
8 2 (0.86%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.86%) SAS
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) Drupal
9 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.43%) Jetty
9 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) Maple
3 1 (0.43%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.43%) Amazon S3
3 8 (3.43%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (3.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (2.58%) Amazon Glacier
4 6 (2.58%) SaaS
5 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.29%) Office 365
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.03%) SAN
2 39 (16.74%) DNS
3 28 (12.02%) LDAP
4 26 (11.16%) TCP/IP
5 18 (7.73%) HTTP
6 16 (6.87%) DHCP
7 15 (6.44%) NAS
8 14 (6.01%) SSH
9 10 (4.29%) Firewall
9 10 (4.29%) SSL
10 9 (3.86%) Kerberos
11 8 (3.43%) VLAN
12 7 (3.00%) FTP
12 7 (3.00%) Internet
13 6 (2.58%) VPN
14 5 (2.15%) iSCSI
14 5 (2.15%) Network Security
15 4 (1.72%) Ethernet
15 4 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (1.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.44%) MySQL
2 14 (6.01%) Big Data
3 9 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (3.86%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.58%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.58%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.86%) DB2
8 2 (0.86%) MSDE
8 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.43%) Informix
9 1 (0.43%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 24 (10.30%) Git (software)
1 24 (10.30%) Jenkins
2 17 (7.30%) Subversion
3 8 (3.43%) RSpec
4 5 (2.15%) JIRA
5 4 (1.72%) Maven
6 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.86%) Ant
7 2 (0.86%) GitLab
7 2 (0.86%) Gradle
7 2 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.43%) JConsole
8 1 (0.43%) JMeter
8 1 (0.43%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.43%) Selenium
8 1 (0.43%) VisualVM
8 1 (0.43%) YourKit
General
1 51 (21.89%) Finance
2 20 (8.58%) Banking
3 11 (4.72%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.00%) Retail
5 5 (2.15%) Back Office
5 5 (2.15%) Law
6 3 (1.29%) Games
7 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.44%) Web Services
2 14 (6.01%) Middleware
3 8 (3.43%) LAMP
4 5 (2.15%) J2EE
5 4 (1.72%) Akka
6 3 (1.29%) JRuby
6 3 (1.29%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.86%) .NET
7 2 (0.86%) POSIX
7 2 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.43%) Java EE
8 1 (0.43%) JMS
8 1 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.43%) MCollective
8 1 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.73%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.15%) Clustering
4 6 (2.58%) User Experience
5 5 (2.15%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (1.72%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.29%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.29%) HACMP
7 3 (1.29%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.29%) PlayStation
7 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.29%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.86%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.86%) Ergonomics
8 2 (0.86%) Physics
8 2 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 233 (100.00%) Linux
2 108 (46.35%) Unix
3 77 (33.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (23.61%) Windows
5 47 (20.17%) Solaris
6 41 (17.60%) CentOS
7 26 (11.16%) Ubuntu
8 25 (10.73%) Windows Server
9 16 (6.87%) AIX
10 15 (6.44%) SUSE
11 11 (4.72%) Debian
12 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (3.00%) HPUX
13 7 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (2.15%) Mac OS X
14 5 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.29%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.86%) VyOS
16 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.74%) DevOps
2 34 (14.59%) Configuration Management
3 21 (9.01%) ITIL
3 21 (9.01%) Open Source
4 15 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (6.01%) Migration
6 12 (5.15%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (4.72%) Load Balancing
8 10 (4.29%) High Availability
9 8 (3.43%) E-Commerce
10 7 (3.00%) Patch Management
11 6 (2.58%) Analytics
11 6 (2.58%) Change Management
11 6 (2.58%) Performance Analysis
11 6 (2.58%) Project Management
12 5 (2.15%) Capacity Management
12 5 (2.15%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (2.15%) Mentoring
12 5 (2.15%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 83 (35.62%) Perl
2 77 (33.05%) Bash Shell
3 63 (27.04%) Python
4 29 (12.45%) Shell Script
5 28 (12.02%) Java
6 23 (9.87%) Ruby
7 18 (7.73%) SQL
8 14 (6.01%) PHP
9 11 (4.72%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.29%) JavaScript
10 10 (4.29%) Korn
11 5 (2.15%) Bourne shell
11 5 (2.15%) C++
12 4 (1.72%) AWK
12 4 (1.72%) C
12 4 (1.72%) C-shell
13 2 (0.86%) C#
13 2 (0.86%) sed
14 1 (0.43%) Fortran
14 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.30%) Degree
2 11 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.43%) LPIC
3 8 (3.43%) RHCT
4 5 (2.15%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.15%) RHCE
4 5 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.86%) CCNA
5 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.86%) RHCA
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.43%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.00%) SLA
2 4 (1.72%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (10.73%) Active Directory
3 22 (9.44%) NFS
4 18 (7.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 17 (7.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 15 (6.44%) vSphere
7 12 (5.15%) KVM
8 10 (4.29%) iptables
9 7 (3.00%) Hyper-V
9 7 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.58%) VMware ESX
11 5 (2.15%) Samba
11 5 (2.15%) vCloud
12 4 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.29%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.86%) Docker
14 2 (0.86%) Postfix
14 2 (0.86%) Squid
14 2 (0.86%) Varnish
14 2 (0.86%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 86 (36.91%) Puppet
2 32 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (11.59%) Nagios
4 14 (6.01%) Ansible
5 10 (4.29%) Cacti
6 5 (2.15%) CFEngine
6 5 (2.15%) FreeIPA
6 5 (2.15%) Ganglia
6 5 (2.15%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (2.15%) SELinux
6 5 (2.15%) yum
7 4 (1.72%) Xymon
8 3 (1.29%) Control-M
8 3 (1.29%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.29%) logstash
8 3 (1.29%) OpenView
9 2 (0.86%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.86%) Graphite
9 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 119 (51.07%) Red Hat
2 70 (30.04%) VMware
3 41 (17.60%) Oracle
4 26 (11.16%) HP
5 25 (10.73%) Veritas
6 23 (9.87%) IBM
7 22 (9.44%) EMC
8 18 (7.73%) Cisco
9 10 (4.29%) NetApp
10 9 (3.86%) Splunk
11 8 (3.43%) Dell
12 7 (3.00%) Rackspace
13 6 (2.58%) Microsoft
13 6 (2.58%) Sun
14 5 (2.15%) 3PAR
14 5 (2.15%) New Relic
14 5 (2.15%) Veeam
15 4 (1.72%) Brocade
15 4 (1.72%) Dell KACE
16 3 (1.29%) Cyber-Ark
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £260 - £300 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £300 - 450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £500 - 700 per day
Posted: 27 days ago