Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 July 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 of England
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 173 163
Rank change year-on-year -14 -10 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 10 22 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.21% 0.43% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.44% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 39
East of England median daily rate £313 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £276 £316 £263
90th Percentile £414 £506 £425
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% - -
England median hourly rate £39.75 £31.50 £17.53
% change year-on-year +26.19% +79.69% -10.10%

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 of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4386 4964 5659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 94.20% 96.11% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2607 2892 3300
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £203 £205 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 350 506
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.36 £10.88
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +2 5 £310 -17.33%
Cambridgeshire -8 4 £325 -13.33% 1
Norfolk - 1 £315 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 of England region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) LDAP
3 4 (40.00%) Unix
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Dell
3 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (30.00%) Debian
4 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (30.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Solaris
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) Apache
5 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (20.00%) Puppet
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) MediaWiki
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
6 1 (10.00%) sed
6 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (10.00%) CentOS

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) MediaWiki
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Mozilla Thunderbird
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) IMAP
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Debian
3 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) CentOS
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Bioinformatics
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (30.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) AWK
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Korn
4 1 (10.00%) sed
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Dell
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk