The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Linux Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Linux System Administrator
UK
Rank 593 623 624
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.008% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £450 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -10.00%
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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 10 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 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 +42 9 £450 - 4
London +25 6 £463 +2.77% 1
Croydon - 3 £468 -
South East +21 2 £438 -2.77%
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £438 -
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £438 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (74.19%) Red Hat
3 17 (54.84%) Puppet
4 15 (48.39%) VMware
5 14 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (45.16%) Bash Shell
6 13 (41.94%) CentOS
7 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (35.48%) Windows
9 9 (29.03%) Apache
9 9 (29.03%) Perl
9 9 (29.03%) Nagios
9 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
10 8 (25.81%) DevOps
10 8 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (25.81%) Ansible
10 8 (25.81%) DNS
10 8 (25.81%) Ubuntu
11 7 (22.58%) Unix
11 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
12 6 (19.35%) Hudson
12 6 (19.35%) PHP
12 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
12 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
12 6 (19.35%) Firewall
12 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing
12 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
13 5 (16.13%) SSH
13 5 (16.13%) AWK
13 5 (16.13%) Subversion

Senior 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 9 (29.03%) Apache
2 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.45%) nginx
4 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) GitHub
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) DNS
2 6 (19.35%) Firewall
3 5 (16.13%) LDAP
3 5 (16.13%) SSH
4 3 (9.68%) DHCP
5 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.23%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
2 6 (19.35%) Hudson
3 5 (16.13%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (41.94%) CentOS
4 11 (35.48%) Windows
5 8 (25.81%) Ubuntu
6 7 (22.58%) Unix
7 5 (16.13%) Solaris
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
8 2 (6.45%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.23%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) DevOps
2 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 4 (12.90%) Server Building
4 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.23%) Open Source
6 1 (3.23%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Bash Shell
2 9 (29.03%) Perl
3 6 (19.35%) PHP
3 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
4 5 (16.13%) AWK
4 5 (16.13%) sed
5 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.90%) KVM
3 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
4 3 (9.68%) NFS
4 3 (9.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (9.68%) vSphere
5 2 (6.45%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (3.23%) Docker
6 1 (3.23%) iptables
6 1 (3.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (54.84%) Puppet
2 9 (29.03%) Nagios
3 8 (25.81%) Ansible
3 8 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (12.90%) yum
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (3.23%) Capistrano
6 1 (3.23%) Cobbler
6 1 (3.23%) Icinga
6 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Red Hat
2 15 (48.39%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Canon
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) CommVault
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) NetApp
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Sun
4 1 (3.23%) PagerDuty
4 1 (3.23%) Percona