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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux System Administrator
UK
Rank 499 516 504
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 92 117 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 94 80
Median daily rate £406 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £315 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.53%
UK excluding London median 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
42429 49412 49763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 95.00% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27681 31767 30512
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1511 1637 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017. 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 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 +28 90 £413 +6.45% 51
London +17 56 £420 -0.59% 20
South East +1 18 £375 +7.14% 16
North West +32 9 £420 +23.52% 3
Croydon +7 5 £468 +24.66%
Oxford - 5 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £375 - 1
Berkshire +12 4 £550 +15.78% 5
Manchester +4 4 £450 +32.35% 3
Surrey +3 4 £425 +28.78% 4
Hampshire +9 3 £295 -26.25% 4
City of London -15 3 £315 -25.88% 8
Windsor - 3 £550 -
Preston - 3 £420 -
Lancashire - 3 £420 -
East Midlands +6 2 £268 -30.96%
Hammersmith - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire +17 1 - - 3
Scotland +15 1 - - 3
Glasgow +7 1 - -
West Midlands +5 1 £450 +87.50% 1
Bristol +4 1 £400 +37.93%
Milton Keynes +3 1 - -
Barnsley +2 1 - -
Sheffield +1 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
South West 0 1 £400 +15.94% 1
Birmingham -5 1 £450 +87.50%
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
East of England -7 1 £375 -18.91% 7

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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.

1 254 (100.00%) Linux
2 158 (62.20%) Red Hat
3 129 (50.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 121 (47.64%) Puppet
5 94 (37.01%) VMware
6 86 (33.86%) Bash Shell
7 66 (25.98%) CentOS
7 66 (25.98%) Apache
8 65 (25.59%) Python
9 63 (24.80%) Perl
10 60 (23.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 59 (23.23%) Unix
12 48 (18.90%) DNS
12 48 (18.90%) DevOps
13 47 (18.50%) Opscode Chef
14 44 (17.32%) Ansible
14 44 (17.32%) Windows
14 44 (17.32%) Nagios
15 42 (16.54%) Firewall
16 41 (16.14%) Tomcat
17 40 (15.75%) Ubuntu
18 38 (14.96%) Configuration Management
19 32 (12.60%) Data Centre
20 30 (11.81%) PowerShell
21 29 (11.42%) Finance
21 29 (11.42%) Oracle
21 29 (11.42%) Solaris
22 27 (10.63%) Amazon AWS
23 26 (10.24%) Jenkins
23 26 (10.24%) Docker

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 66 (25.98%) Apache
2 41 (16.14%) Tomcat
3 17 (6.69%) nginx
4 11 (4.33%) JBoss
5 7 (2.76%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.57%) Confluence
7 4 (1.57%) IIS
8 2 (0.79%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.39%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.39%) SAS
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.63%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.94%) GitHub
3 9 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (3.15%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.97%) Route 53
6 4 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.18%) IaaS
8 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.79%) SaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.39%) G Suite
9 1 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.90%) DNS
2 42 (16.54%) Firewall
3 22 (8.66%) LDAP
3 22 (8.66%) TCP/IP
4 17 (6.69%) DHCP
5 15 (5.91%) SAN
5 15 (5.91%) SSH
6 10 (3.94%) Ethernet
6 10 (3.94%) HTTP
7 9 (3.54%) X.509
8 8 (3.15%) Internet
9 7 (2.76%) NAS
9 7 (2.76%) SMTP
10 6 (2.36%) Network Security
10 6 (2.36%) VLAN
10 6 (2.36%) VPN
11 5 (1.97%) iSCSI
11 5 (1.97%) LAN
11 5 (1.97%) WAN
12 4 (1.57%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.84%) MySQL
2 18 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.76%) Big Data
4 6 (2.36%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.18%) GIS
8 2 (0.79%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.39%) KDB
9 1 (0.39%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (10.24%) Jenkins
2 20 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.51%) Subversion
4 9 (3.54%) Hudson
4 9 (3.54%) JIRA
5 3 (1.18%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.18%) Gradle
5 3 (1.18%) gulp
5 3 (1.18%) Selenium
6 2 (0.79%) GoCD
6 2 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.39%) Maven
7 1 (0.39%) Phabricator
General
1 29 (11.42%) Finance
2 13 (5.12%) Banking
3 7 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.18%) Games
5 2 (0.79%) Back Office
5 2 (0.79%) Law
5 2 (0.79%) Publishing
6 1 (0.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Legal
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.51%) LAMP
2 8 (3.15%) LEMP Stack
2 8 (3.15%) Middleware
3 7 (2.76%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (2.76%) Web Services
4 4 (1.57%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.18%) Browserify
6 2 (0.79%) J2EE
6 2 (0.79%) XML
7 1 (0.39%) .NET
7 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.39%) CSS
7 1 (0.39%) HTML
7 1 (0.39%) JSON
7 1 (0.39%) Node.js
7 1 (0.39%) Sensu
7 1 (0.39%) XHTML
7 1 (0.39%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.60%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (1.97%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.97%) Replication
4 4 (1.57%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.18%) Clustering
5 3 (1.18%) EMC VNX
6 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.79%) NHS
6 2 (0.79%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.39%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.39%) Fintech
7 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.39%) Online Games
7 1 (0.39%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 254 (100.00%) Linux
2 129 (50.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 66 (25.98%) CentOS
4 59 (23.23%) Unix
5 44 (17.32%) Windows
6 40 (15.75%) Ubuntu
7 29 (11.42%) Solaris
8 19 (7.48%) Debian
9 18 (7.09%) Windows Server
10 13 (5.12%) AIX
11 6 (2.36%) SUSE
11 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (1.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.18%) HPUX
13 3 (1.18%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.79%) Scientific Linux
15 1 (0.39%) Fedora
15 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.90%) DevOps
2 38 (14.96%) Configuration Management
3 18 (7.09%) Load Balancing
4 15 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (5.91%) Server Building
5 14 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (5.12%) ITIL
6 13 (5.12%) Migration
7 11 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (4.33%) Data Management
8 10 (3.94%) Open Source
8 10 (3.94%) Virtual Environments
9 9 (3.54%) Change Management
10 8 (3.15%) High Availability
11 6 (2.36%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.36%) Low Latency
12 5 (1.97%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (1.97%) Scrum
12 5 (1.97%) Service Delivery
12 5 (1.97%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 86 (33.86%) Bash Shell
2 65 (25.59%) Python
3 63 (24.80%) Perl
4 30 (11.81%) PowerShell
5 25 (9.84%) Ruby
5 25 (9.84%) Shell Script
6 18 (7.09%) PHP
7 15 (5.91%) SQL
8 14 (5.51%) Java
9 8 (3.15%) AWK
9 8 (3.15%) sed
10 6 (2.36%) C-shell
11 3 (1.18%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.18%) Korn
11 3 (1.18%) SystemTap
12 2 (0.79%) C++
12 2 (0.79%) Tcl
12 2 (0.79%) VB
13 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.15%) CCNA
3 8 (3.15%) CCNP
3 8 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.15%) RHCSA
4 5 (1.97%) RHCE
5 2 (0.79%) RHCT
6 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.39%) CCA
6 1 (0.39%) CEH
6 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.39%) EMC Certification
6 1 (0.39%) MCSE
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.39%) RHCA
6 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.57%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (23.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (10.24%) Docker
3 21 (8.27%) Active Directory
4 16 (6.30%) NFS
5 12 (4.72%) KVM
5 12 (4.72%) vSphere
6 9 (3.54%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (2.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (2.36%) Postfix
9 6 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.97%) Dovecot
11 4 (1.57%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (1.57%) Samba
12 3 (1.18%) Veritas File System
12 3 (1.18%) XenServer
13 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.39%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 121 (47.64%) Puppet
2 47 (18.50%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (17.32%) Ansible
3 44 (17.32%) Nagios
4 10 (3.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 7 (2.76%) yum
6 6 (2.36%) HAProxy
6 6 (2.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 5 (1.97%) logstash
8 4 (1.57%) Kibana
8 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.18%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (1.18%) Salt
9 3 (1.18%) systemd
10 2 (0.79%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 158 (62.20%) Red Hat
2 94 (37.01%) VMware
3 29 (11.42%) Oracle
4 18 (7.09%) Cisco
4 18 (7.09%) EMC
4 18 (7.09%) Sun
5 17 (6.69%) Veritas
6 15 (5.91%) IBM
7 14 (5.51%) NetApp
8 12 (4.72%) HP
9 9 (3.54%) Microsoft
10 8 (3.15%) Splunk
11 6 (2.36%) Symantec
12 5 (1.97%) CommVault
13 3 (1.18%) AppDynamics
13 3 (1.18%) Apple
13 3 (1.18%) Brocade
13 3 (1.18%) Canon
13 3 (1.18%) F5
14 2 (0.79%) Lumension
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