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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 460 526 530
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 170 118 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 85 65
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £283 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +76 158 £384 -4.06% 51
London +32 90 £375 -11.76% 13
South East +45 36 £431 +32.69% 13
Berkshire +13 10 £550 +111.53% 1
South West +18 9 £215 -46.58% 6
City of London -1 9 £375 -16.66% 2
Scotland +20 7 £305 -
East of England +4 6 £338 -6.25% 5
Hampshire +28 5 £276 -21.07% 2
North West +9 5 £419 - 7
Oxfordshire -2 5 £400 - 3
West Midlands - 5 £388 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £338 - 1
Kent - 5 - -
Windsor - 5 £550 -
Yorkshire +13 4 £400 -5.88% 2
Reading +2 4 £438 +52.17% 1
Oxford +2 4 £400 +6.66% 1
Wales -1 4 £413 +44.73%
Shropshire - 4 £388 -
West Sussex - 4 £369 -
Somerset - 4 £400 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £215 -
South Wales - 4 £413 -
Telford - 4 £388 -
Taunton - 4 £400 -
Maidstone - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £400 - 2
Swindon - 4 £215 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 2

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 328 (100.00%) Linux
2 196 (59.76%) Red Hat
3 168 (51.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 168 (51.22%) Puppet
4 123 (37.50%) VMware
5 94 (28.66%) Perl
6 93 (28.35%) Bash Shell
7 90 (27.44%) Apache
8 85 (25.91%) Python
9 84 (25.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 78 (23.78%) CentOS
11 77 (23.48%) Unix
12 67 (20.43%) Ansible
13 66 (20.12%) Opscode Chef
14 64 (19.51%) Windows
15 63 (19.21%) DNS
15 63 (19.21%) Nagios
16 56 (17.07%) Tomcat
17 55 (16.77%) DevOps
18 52 (15.85%) Configuration Management
19 49 (14.94%) PHP
20 47 (14.33%) Firewall
21 46 (14.02%) Load Balancing
22 44 (13.41%) PowerShell
22 44 (13.41%) Ubuntu
22 44 (13.41%) EMC
23 43 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
24 41 (12.50%) Solaris
25 40 (12.20%) Oracle
26 38 (11.59%) Finance

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 90 (27.44%) Apache
2 56 (17.07%) Tomcat
3 17 (5.18%) nginx
4 14 (4.27%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.35%) JBoss
6 8 (2.44%) IIS
7 5 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.91%) Confluence
9 2 (0.61%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.30%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.30%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (3.66%) Amazon S3
3 10 (3.05%) GitHub
4 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.22%) Route 53
6 4 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.91%) IaaS
8 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.30%) SaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 63 (19.21%) DNS
2 47 (14.33%) Firewall
3 33 (10.06%) SAN
4 25 (7.62%) DHCP
5 22 (6.71%) TCP/IP
6 19 (5.79%) X.509
7 18 (5.49%) Internet
8 17 (5.18%) LDAP
9 15 (4.57%) SSH
10 14 (4.27%) NAS
11 9 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (2.13%) LAN
12 7 (2.13%) Network Security
12 7 (2.13%) VPN
12 7 (2.13%) WAN
13 6 (1.83%) HTTP
13 6 (1.83%) SMTP
14 5 (1.52%) Ethernet
15 4 (1.22%) VLAN
16 3 (0.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.37%) MySQL
2 19 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.13%) Big Data
5 5 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.91%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.61%) GIS
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.30%) HBase
8 1 (0.30%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.30%) Redis
8 1 (0.30%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 31 (9.45%) Jenkins
2 23 (7.01%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.18%) Hudson
4 13 (3.96%) Subversion
5 11 (3.35%) JIRA
6 7 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.22%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.91%) Gradle
8 3 (0.91%) gulp
8 3 (0.91%) Selenium
9 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.61%) GoCD
9 2 (0.61%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.30%) Maven
General
1 38 (11.59%) Finance
2 18 (5.49%) Banking
3 16 (4.88%) Back Office
4 8 (2.44%) Publishing
5 6 (1.83%) Law
6 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.61%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.01%) LAMP
2 13 (3.96%) Web Services
3 9 (2.74%) LEMP Stack
3 9 (2.74%) Middleware
4 6 (1.83%) ELK Stack
5 5 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.91%) Browserify
7 2 (0.61%) J2EE
7 2 (0.61%) JSON
7 2 (0.61%) Node.js
7 2 (0.61%) XML
8 1 (0.30%) .NET
8 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.30%) CSS
8 1 (0.30%) HTML
8 1 (0.30%) JRuby
8 1 (0.30%) XHTML
8 1 (0.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.28%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.66%) Clustering
3 8 (2.44%) Replication
4 7 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.52%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (1.52%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.22%) NHS
8 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.30%) Fintech
10 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.30%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.30%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Symmetrix DMX
10 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 328 (100.00%) Linux
2 168 (51.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 78 (23.78%) CentOS
4 77 (23.48%) Unix
5 64 (19.51%) Windows
6 44 (13.41%) Ubuntu
7 41 (12.50%) Solaris
8 27 (8.23%) Windows Server
9 20 (6.10%) AIX
9 20 (6.10%) Debian
10 18 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (3.35%) SUSE
13 7 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (1.22%) HPUX
16 3 (0.91%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.91%) VMS
17 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.77%) DevOps
2 52 (15.85%) Configuration Management
3 46 (14.02%) Load Balancing
4 32 (9.76%) ITIL
5 24 (7.32%) Virtual Environments
6 23 (7.01%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (5.49%) High Availability
8 17 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (5.18%) Open Source
9 14 (4.27%) E-Commerce
10 11 (3.35%) Low Latency
10 11 (3.35%) Server Building
11 10 (3.05%) Migration
12 9 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (2.44%) Change Management
13 8 (2.44%) Data Management
14 7 (2.13%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (2.13%) Incident Management
15 6 (1.83%) Change Control
15 6 (1.83%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 94 (28.66%) Perl
2 93 (28.35%) Bash Shell
3 85 (25.91%) Python
4 49 (14.94%) PHP
5 44 (13.41%) PowerShell
6 36 (10.98%) Shell Script
7 32 (9.76%) Ruby
8 23 (7.01%) Java
9 20 (6.10%) SQL
10 11 (3.35%) AWK
10 11 (3.35%) sed
11 5 (1.52%) C
11 5 (1.52%) C-shell
11 5 (1.52%) SystemTap
12 3 (0.91%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.91%) Korn
12 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.61%) C++
13 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.66%) RHCE
4 11 (3.35%) CCNA
4 11 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.05%) CCNP
5 10 (3.05%) RHCSA
6 6 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.61%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.61%) RHCT
9 1 (0.30%) CCA
9 1 (0.30%) CEH
9 1 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.30%) MCSE
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.30%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.22%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 84 (25.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.01%) vSphere
3 22 (6.71%) Active Directory
4 20 (6.10%) Docker
5 15 (4.57%) NFS
6 14 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 12 (3.66%) Postfix
9 11 (3.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 11 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (3.05%) KVM
11 8 (2.44%) iptables
12 5 (1.52%) RHEV
12 5 (1.52%) Samba
13 4 (1.22%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.91%) Dovecot
14 3 (0.91%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.91%) vCloud
15 2 (0.61%) XenServer
16 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 168 (51.22%) Puppet
2 67 (20.43%) Ansible
3 66 (20.12%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (19.21%) Nagios
5 13 (3.96%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (2.13%) HAProxy
6 7 (2.13%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (1.83%) logstash
7 6 (1.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (1.52%) Control-M
8 5 (1.52%) Salt
8 5 (1.52%) SCOM
8 5 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.52%) WSUS
8 5 (1.52%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.22%) Cobbler
9 4 (1.22%) Icinga
9 4 (1.22%) OSSEC
10 3 (0.91%) Kibana
10 3 (0.91%) systemd
Vendors
1 196 (59.76%) Red Hat
2 123 (37.50%) VMware
3 44 (13.41%) EMC
4 40 (12.20%) Oracle
5 29 (8.84%) Cisco
6 26 (7.93%) HP
7 22 (6.71%) NetApp
7 22 (6.71%) Veritas
8 21 (6.40%) IBM
9 19 (5.79%) Sun
10 14 (4.27%) Microsoft
11 11 (3.35%) Splunk
12 8 (2.44%) Citrix
13 7 (2.13%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.13%) Dell
14 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.52%) Veeam
15 4 (1.22%) F5
15 4 (1.22%) LogRhythm
15 4 (1.22%) SaltStack
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