The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Linux 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
Senior Linux Administrator
Rank 623 647 632
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 32 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.012% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.013% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 5 5
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £369
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
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%

Senior Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Linux Administrator in the job title.

Senior Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator within the UK.

Senior Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Senior Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux 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 +37 32 £450 +9.09% 7
London +13 23 £450 +9.09% 6
City of London +30 17 £450 +9.09% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £425 -
North East - 4 £425 -
South East - 2 £438 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £438 -
Reading - 2 £438 -
Derby - 1 £550 -
Telford - 1 £325 -
Derbyshire - 1 £550 -
Shropshire - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

Senior Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 34 (68.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (44.00%) Puppet
5 21 (42.00%) Banking
6 20 (40.00%) Migration
6 20 (40.00%) ITIL
7 19 (38.00%) Oracle
8 17 (34.00%) DNS
8 17 (34.00%) RHCE
9 16 (32.00%) RHCA
9 16 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (30.00%) Data Protection
10 15 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (22.00%) Ansible
12 10 (20.00%) DevOps
13 9 (18.00%) Unix
13 9 (18.00%) Apache
14 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
14 8 (16.00%) CentOS
15 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
15 7 (14.00%) Tomcat
15 7 (14.00%) Python
15 7 (14.00%) Perl
15 7 (14.00%) Finance
16 6 (12.00%) VMware
16 6 (12.00%) Nagios
16 6 (12.00%) Solaris
16 6 (12.00%) SQL
16 6 (12.00%) Opscode Chef

Senior Linux 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 9 (18.00%) Apache
2 7 (14.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.00%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) GitHub
2 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.00%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.00%) DNS
2 5 (10.00%) SAN
3 3 (6.00%) NAS
3 3 (6.00%) SSH
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.00%) DHCP
5 1 (2.00%) LDAP
5 1 (2.00%) SSL
5 1 (2.00%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.00%) Hudson
2 5 (10.00%) Subversion
3 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 21 (42.00%) Banking
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) CSS
1 1 (2.00%) HTML
1 1 (2.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.00%) Replication
2 1 (2.00%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 34 (68.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (18.00%) Unix
4 8 (16.00%) CentOS
5 6 (12.00%) Solaris
6 5 (10.00%) Windows
7 2 (4.00%) AIX
7 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) ITIL
1 20 (40.00%) Migration
2 16 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 10 (20.00%) DevOps
5 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.00%) Low Latency
7 3 (6.00%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (6.00%) Database Security
7 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.00%) Change Management
8 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.00%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.00%) High Availability
9 1 (2.00%) Open Source
9 1 (2.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Perl
1 7 (14.00%) Python
2 6 (12.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.00%) PHP
4 4 (8.00%) C
4 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.00%) Ruby
5 3 (6.00%) AWK
5 3 (6.00%) sed
6 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) RHCE
2 16 (32.00%) RHCA
3 15 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.00%) IBM Certification
4 3 (6.00%) MCITP
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.00%) OCP
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) RHCT
5 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Firmware
4 1 (2.00%) iptables
4 1 (2.00%) NFS
4 1 (2.00%) Postfix
4 1 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (44.00%) Puppet
2 11 (22.00%) Ansible
3 6 (12.00%) Nagios
3 6 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (6.00%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.00%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.00%) Capistrano
6 1 (2.00%) Icinga
Vendors
1 40 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 19 (38.00%) Oracle
3 6 (12.00%) VMware
4 5 (10.00%) NetApp
5 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
5 4 (8.00%) IBM
6 3 (6.00%) HP
6 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.00%) Veritas
7 2 (4.00%) BMC
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco
7 2 (4.00%) EMC
7 2 (4.00%) Sun
8 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.00%) Emulex
8 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.00%) PagerDuty
8 1 (2.00%) Percona
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