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 6 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 617 640 620
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 21 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.017% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 6
Median daily rate £375 £431 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £416 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £481 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £463 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +32.14%
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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
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 1684 2028 2169
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 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 2016.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 20 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 6 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 +17 19 £375 -13.04% 10
London +3 10 £375 -11.76% 2
South East - 5 £438 - 1
Reading - 4 £438 -
Berkshire - 4 £438 -
City of London +6 3 £375 -9.09% 1
East of England +9 2 £338 - 1
South Ayrshire - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Ayr - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £338 -
Croydon - 1 £455 -
Shropshire - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
Derby - 1 £550 -
Brighton - 1 £438 -
Telford - 1 £325 -
Derbyshire - 1 £550 -
East Sussex - 1 £438 -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (71.05%) Red Hat
3 26 (68.42%) Puppet
4 19 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (36.84%) Ansible
5 14 (36.84%) Apache
5 14 (36.84%) VMware
6 13 (34.21%) DevOps
7 12 (31.58%) Bash Shell
8 11 (28.95%) Load Balancing
8 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (28.95%) CentOS
8 11 (28.95%) Tomcat
8 11 (28.95%) Nagios
9 10 (26.32%) Perl
9 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
10 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
10 9 (23.68%) Windows
11 8 (21.05%) PHP
11 8 (21.05%) Unix
11 8 (21.05%) Subversion
11 8 (21.05%) GitHub
11 8 (21.05%) Hudson
11 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
12 6 (15.79%) sed
12 6 (15.79%) SSH
12 6 (15.79%) AWK
12 6 (15.79%) NetApp
12 6 (15.79%) DNS

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 14 (36.84%) Apache
2 11 (28.95%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.26%) nginx
5 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) GitHub
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon S3
3 3 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) DNS
1 6 (15.79%) SSH
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) DHCP
4 2 (5.26%) LDAP
4 2 (5.26%) X.509
5 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
2 8 (21.05%) Hudson
2 8 (21.05%) Subversion
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (28.95%) CentOS
4 9 (23.68%) Windows
5 8 (21.05%) Unix
6 4 (10.53%) Solaris
6 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.63%) AIX
8 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) DevOps
2 11 (28.95%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (5.26%) Change Management
4 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.26%) Server Building
4 2 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL
5 1 (2.63%) Low Latency
5 1 (2.63%) Migration
5 1 (2.63%) Open Source
5 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Bash Shell
2 10 (26.32%) Perl
3 8 (21.05%) PHP
3 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
4 6 (15.79%) AWK
4 6 (15.79%) sed
5 5 (13.16%) Python
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby
6 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.89%) NFS
3 3 (7.89%) vSphere
4 2 (5.26%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (2.63%) Docker
5 1 (2.63%) iptables
5 1 (2.63%) KVM
5 1 (2.63%) Postfix
5 1 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (68.42%) Puppet
2 14 (36.84%) Ansible
3 11 (28.95%) Nagios
4 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.63%) Capistrano
6 1 (2.63%) Icinga
6 1 (2.63%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (2.63%) yum
6 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Red Hat
2 14 (36.84%) VMware
3 6 (15.79%) NetApp
4 4 (10.53%) 3PAR
5 3 (7.89%) Sun
6 2 (5.26%) Canon
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) CommVault
6 2 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) BMC
7 1 (2.63%) PagerDuty
7 1 (2.63%) Percona
7 1 (2.63%) Veritas