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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux System Administrator
UK
Rank 442 507 484
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 152 118 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 87 69
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £37.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £37.63
% change year-on-year
- -60.13%

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
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 £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +56 146 £400 +3.22% 55
London +26 88 £394 -5.40% 23
South East +24 35 £431 +30.68% 17
Berkshire +8 10 £550 +15.78% 2
North West +24 8 £415 +29.68% 2
City of London -12 7 £333 -23.94% 6
Windsor - 7 £550 -
Oxfordshire +1 6 £388 - 3
South West +18 5 £215 -36.76%
Oxford +4 5 £400 - 2
Kent +2 5 - -
Hampshire +17 4 £290 -27.50% 3
East of England 0 4 £356 -3.06% 8
West Sussex - 4 £369 -
Wiltshire - 4 £215 -
Swindon - 4 £215 -
Maidstone - 4 - -
Scotland +22 3 £400 +15.94%
Yorkshire +14 3 £400 +5.26% 2
Manchester +10 3 - -
Surrey +5 3 £380 +22.58% 3
West Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 2
Canary Wharf - 3 £425 -
Preston - 3 £420 -
Leeds - 3 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £338 - 4
Lancashire - 3 £420 -
Reading +8 2 £438 -7.89% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £425 -5.55% 1
Worthing - 2 £413 -

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 302 (100.00%) Linux
2 185 (61.26%) Red Hat
3 154 (50.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 145 (48.01%) Puppet
5 110 (36.42%) VMware
6 89 (29.47%) Bash Shell
7 80 (26.49%) Apache
8 78 (25.83%) Perl
8 78 (25.83%) CentOS
9 74 (24.50%) Python
10 73 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 68 (22.52%) Unix
12 59 (19.54%) Ansible
13 58 (19.21%) DNS
14 54 (17.88%) Nagios
15 53 (17.55%) Tomcat
15 53 (17.55%) Opscode Chef
16 52 (17.22%) DevOps
16 52 (17.22%) Windows
17 46 (15.23%) Firewall
18 44 (14.57%) Configuration Management
19 42 (13.91%) Ubuntu
20 39 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
21 38 (12.58%) Data Centre
22 37 (12.25%) PowerShell
23 36 (11.92%) Finance
23 36 (11.92%) Solaris
24 34 (11.26%) PHP
24 34 (11.26%) Load Balancing
25 33 (10.93%) Oracle

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 80 (26.49%) Apache
2 53 (17.55%) Tomcat
3 17 (5.63%) nginx
4 12 (3.97%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.31%) JBoss
6 6 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.66%) IIS
8 3 (0.99%) Confluence
8 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.66%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.33%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.33%) OpenCart
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.64%) GitHub
3 10 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (3.31%) Amazon S3
3 10 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.66%) Route 53
5 4 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.99%) IaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.33%) G Suite
8 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.33%) SaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 58 (19.21%) DNS
2 46 (15.23%) Firewall
3 25 (8.28%) SAN
4 22 (7.28%) TCP/IP
5 20 (6.62%) DHCP
6 19 (6.29%) LDAP
7 17 (5.63%) SSH
8 15 (4.97%) X.509
9 11 (3.64%) NAS
10 9 (2.98%) Ethernet
10 9 (2.98%) HTTP
10 9 (2.98%) Internet
11 8 (2.65%) SMTP
12 6 (1.99%) LAN
12 6 (1.99%) Network Security
12 6 (1.99%) VPN
12 6 (1.99%) WAN
13 4 (1.32%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.32%) SNMP
13 4 (1.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.94%) MySQL
2 20 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.32%) Big Data
3 7 (2.32%) Hadoop
3 7 (2.32%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.99%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.66%) GIS
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.33%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.33%) KDB
7 1 (0.33%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (10.60%) Jenkins
2 22 (7.28%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.63%) Subversion
4 15 (4.97%) Hudson
5 7 (2.32%) JIRA
6 3 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.99%) Gradle
6 3 (0.99%) gulp
6 3 (0.99%) Selenium
6 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.66%) GoCD
7 2 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.33%) Maven
8 1 (0.33%) Phabricator
8 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (11.92%) Finance
2 17 (5.63%) Banking
3 11 (3.64%) Back Office
4 6 (1.99%) Law
4 6 (1.99%) Publishing
4 6 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.66%) Games
6 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.30%) LAMP
2 10 (3.31%) Middleware
2 10 (3.31%) Web Services
3 8 (2.65%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (2.32%) ELK Stack
5 4 (1.32%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.99%) Browserify
7 2 (0.66%) J2EE
7 2 (0.66%) JSON
7 2 (0.66%) Node.js
7 2 (0.66%) XML
8 1 (0.33%) .NET
8 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.33%) CSS
8 1 (0.33%) HTML
8 1 (0.33%) Sensu
8 1 (0.33%) XHTML
8 1 (0.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.58%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.98%) Clustering
3 6 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.99%) Replication
4 4 (1.32%) NHS
5 3 (0.99%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (0.66%) EMC VNX
6 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.33%) Fintech
7 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.33%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 302 (100.00%) Linux
2 154 (50.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 78 (25.83%) CentOS
4 68 (22.52%) Unix
5 52 (17.22%) Windows
6 42 (13.91%) Ubuntu
7 36 (11.92%) Solaris
8 21 (6.95%) Windows Server
9 18 (5.96%) Debian
10 17 (5.63%) AIX
11 11 (3.64%) SUSE
12 9 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (2.32%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (1.32%) HPUX
16 3 (0.99%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.33%) Fedora
17 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.22%) DevOps
2 44 (14.57%) Configuration Management
3 34 (11.26%) Load Balancing
4 21 (6.95%) ITIL
5 18 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (5.63%) Virtual Environments
7 14 (4.64%) Open Source
8 13 (4.30%) High Availability
8 13 (4.30%) Migration
9 11 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (3.64%) Server Building
10 10 (3.31%) Data Management
10 10 (3.31%) E-Commerce
11 9 (2.98%) Change Management
11 9 (2.98%) Low Latency
12 6 (1.99%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (1.66%) Scrum
13 5 (1.66%) Service Delivery
13 5 (1.66%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 89 (29.47%) Bash Shell
2 78 (25.83%) Perl
3 74 (24.50%) Python
4 37 (12.25%) PowerShell
5 34 (11.26%) PHP
6 29 (9.60%) Shell Script
7 28 (9.27%) Ruby
8 20 (6.62%) Java
9 17 (5.63%) SQL
10 11 (3.64%) AWK
10 11 (3.64%) sed
11 5 (1.66%) C-shell
12 4 (1.32%) C
13 3 (0.99%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.99%) Korn
13 3 (0.99%) SystemTap
14 2 (0.66%) C++
14 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.66%) VB
15 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 23 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.32%) CCNA
3 7 (2.32%) CCNP
3 7 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.99%) RHCE
4 6 (1.99%) RHCSA
5 2 (0.66%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.66%) RHCT
6 1 (0.33%) CCA
6 1 (0.33%) CEH
6 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) EMC Certification
6 1 (0.33%) MCSE
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.33%) RHCA
6 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.32%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.62%) Docker
3 22 (7.28%) Active Directory
4 15 (4.97%) NFS
5 13 (4.30%) vSphere
6 12 (3.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 11 (3.64%) KVM
7 11 (3.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 9 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.32%) Postfix
11 5 (1.66%) Dovecot
12 4 (1.32%) FreeRADIUS
12 4 (1.32%) RHEV
12 4 (1.32%) Samba
12 4 (1.32%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.99%) XenServer
14 2 (0.66%) iptables
14 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 145 (48.01%) Puppet
2 59 (19.54%) Ansible
3 54 (17.88%) Nagios
4 53 (17.55%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (3.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 9 (2.98%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (1.99%) logstash
8 5 (1.66%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.32%) Cobbler
9 4 (1.32%) Control-M
9 4 (1.32%) Kibana
9 4 (1.32%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.32%) Salt
9 4 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 4 (1.32%) yum
9 4 (1.32%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.99%) Icinga
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (0.99%) systemd
Vendors
1 185 (61.26%) Red Hat
2 110 (36.42%) VMware
3 33 (10.93%) EMC
3 33 (10.93%) Oracle
4 23 (7.62%) Cisco
5 21 (6.95%) HP
5 21 (6.95%) Veritas
6 20 (6.62%) IBM
7 19 (6.29%) NetApp
8 17 (5.63%) Sun
9 12 (3.97%) Microsoft
10 9 (2.98%) Splunk
11 6 (1.99%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.99%) Dell
12 5 (1.66%) CommVault
12 5 (1.66%) Symantec
13 4 (1.32%) F5
13 4 (1.32%) SaltStack
13 4 (1.32%) Veeam
14 3 (0.99%) AppDynamics
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
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