The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £268 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux System Administrator
England / East Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 92 94
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.20% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £268 £344 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.18% -11.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £309 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £379 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +15.94% -1.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1467 1588 1620
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.58% 96.30% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 936 892
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 62 98
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.91% +1.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the East Midlands

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the East Midlands

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the East Midlands

Linux Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Northamptonshire -1 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £160 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the East Midlands region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) CentOS
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Apache
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) OVSD
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) Nagios
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) CentOS
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (25.00%) Debian
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (25.00%) ITSM
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft