Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 581 486 563
Rank change year-on-year -95 +77 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 251 368 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.43% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 272 220
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £279 £275 £270
90th Percentile £525 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
England median hourly rate £38.63 £27.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.45% +74.60% -58.14%
10th Percentile £27.48 £19.50 £14.63
90th Percentile £47.25 £38.75 £17.08
UK median hourly rate £29.88 £27.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +8.64% +74.60% -58.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,421 85,327 94,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.78% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,646 56,201 61,003
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,544 2,910 3,601
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux Administrator in England

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
London -119 126 £400 - 36
South East -49 45 £388 -7.19% 24
North of England +18 30 £388 -3.13% 14
South West +16 25 £375 +10.29% 6
Yorkshire +19 19 £425 +21.43% 6
East of England -3 13 £385 +14.07% 3
Midlands +13 12 £400 -11.11% 5
West Midlands +13 9 £400 +3.23% 2
North West -7 8 £425 +1.80% 7
North East +37 3 £325 +4.84% 1
East Midlands +1 3 £365 -27.00% 3
Linux Administrator
UK

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 across the England region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 251 (100.00%) Linux
2 108 (43.03%) Red Hat
3 95 (37.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (29.08%) Windows
5 71 (28.29%) Python
5 71 (28.29%) Puppet
6 67 (26.69%) Unix
7 57 (22.71%) CentOS
8 54 (21.51%) VMware
9 52 (20.72%) DevOps
10 51 (20.32%) Ansible
11 44 (17.53%) Finance
12 41 (16.33%) Shell Script
12 41 (16.33%) Bash Shell
13 40 (15.94%) Security Cleared
14 39 (15.54%) Amazon AWS
15 37 (14.74%) Oracle
16 36 (14.34%) Perl
17 33 (13.15%) Apache
18 32 (12.75%) Firewall
18 32 (12.75%) SC Cleared
18 32 (12.75%) Windows Server
19 28 (11.16%) Data Centre
19 28 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
19 28 (11.16%) DNS
20 27 (10.76%) Tomcat
20 27 (10.76%) MySQL
20 27 (10.76%) LAMP
21 26 (10.36%) Active Directory
21 26 (10.36%) LDAP

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 33 (13.15%) Apache
2 27 (10.76%) Tomcat
3 17 (6.77%) JBoss
4 11 (4.38%) WebLogic
4 11 (4.38%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.98%) nginx
6 8 (3.19%) Confluence
7 3 (1.20%) Jetty
7 3 (1.20%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.80%) SAS
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Houdini
1 5 (1.99%) Maya
1 5 (1.99%) NUKE
1 5 (1.99%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.20%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.54%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.59%) GitHub
4 5 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.99%) IaaS
5 4 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.59%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.59%) PaaS
5 4 (1.59%) SaaS
6 3 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.80%) Office 365
7 2 (0.80%) Route 53
7 2 (0.80%) Serverless
7 2 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.40%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.75%) Firewall
2 28 (11.16%) DNS
3 23 (9.16%) TCP/IP
4 21 (8.37%) SAN
5 14 (5.58%) DHCP
6 9 (3.59%) HTTP
7 8 (3.19%) NAS
8 7 (2.79%) Kerberos
8 7 (2.79%) SSH
9 6 (2.39%) LAN
9 6 (2.39%) WAN
10 5 (1.99%) SMS
10 5 (1.99%) SSL
11 4 (1.59%) BIG-IP
11 4 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (1.20%) Network Security
12 3 (1.20%) OpenVPN
12 3 (1.20%) tcpdump
12 3 (1.20%) VLAN
12 3 (1.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.76%) MySQL
2 18 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (6.37%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.19%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.79%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.79%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.39%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.59%) DB2
8 2 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.80%) Big Data
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.40%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.40%) MemSQL
9 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.40%) Redis
9 1 (0.40%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 26 (10.36%) Git (software)
2 23 (9.16%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.19%) JIRA
4 6 (2.39%) Artifactory
5 5 (1.99%) Selenium
6 4 (1.59%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.20%) Gradle
7 3 (1.20%) Subversion
8 2 (0.80%) GitLab
8 2 (0.80%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (0.40%) CMake
9 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.40%) GoCD
9 1 (0.40%) gulp
9 1 (0.40%) Hudson
9 1 (0.40%) Maven
9 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (17.53%) Finance
2 21 (8.37%) Banking
3 13 (5.18%) Retail
4 10 (3.98%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.39%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.20%) Electronics
7 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.20%) Marketing
8 2 (0.80%) French Language
8 2 (0.80%) Games
8 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.76%) LAMP
2 26 (10.36%) LDAP
3 8 (3.19%) IBM Integration Bus
4 7 (2.79%) Middleware
5 6 (2.39%) LAPP Stack
5 6 (2.39%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.20%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.20%) Servlets
8 2 (0.80%) JSON
8 2 (0.80%) Node.js
8 2 (0.80%) YAML
9 1 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.40%) Kafka
9 1 (0.40%) MCollective
9 1 (0.40%) Memcached
9 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.40%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.16%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.77%) Clustering
3 11 (4.38%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.39%) Animation
6 5 (1.99%) FMCG
7 4 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.59%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.80%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.80%) Fintech
8 2 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.80%) Online Games
8 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) Replication
8 2 (0.80%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.40%) Life Science
9 1 (0.40%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 251 (100.00%) Linux
2 95 (37.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 73 (29.08%) Windows
4 67 (26.69%) Unix
5 57 (22.71%) CentOS
6 32 (12.75%) Windows Server
7 21 (8.37%) Solaris
8 20 (7.97%) AIX
9 17 (6.77%) Ubuntu
10 14 (5.58%) Windows 7
11 13 (5.18%) Debian
12 9 (3.59%) FreeBSD
13 8 (3.19%) SUSE
13 8 (3.19%) Windows 10
14 5 (1.99%) HPUX
14 5 (1.99%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.59%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.59%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.72%) DevOps
2 25 (9.96%) Configuration Management
3 23 (9.16%) Open Source
4 21 (8.37%) ITIL
5 20 (7.97%) Migration
6 18 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.18%) Patch Management
8 12 (4.78%) Analytics
9 11 (4.38%) E-Commerce
10 10 (3.98%) Load Balancing
11 9 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (3.59%) Change Control
11 9 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.19%) High Availability
12 8 (3.19%) Machine Learning
12 8 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (3.19%) Server Building
13 7 (2.79%) Mentoring
14 6 (2.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (28.29%) Python
2 41 (16.33%) Bash Shell
2 41 (16.33%) Shell Script
3 36 (14.34%) Perl
4 24 (9.56%) Java
5 23 (9.16%) Ruby
6 11 (4.38%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.98%) PHP
8 9 (3.59%) Korn
8 9 (3.59%) SQL
9 5 (1.99%) C
10 4 (1.59%) C++
11 3 (1.20%) Fortran
11 3 (1.20%) Groovy
11 3 (1.20%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.40%) AWK
12 1 (0.40%) Jython
12 1 (0.40%) sed
Qualifications
1 40 (15.94%) Security Cleared
2 32 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.39%) RHCE
4 5 (1.99%) Degree
5 2 (0.80%) CISSP
5 2 (0.80%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) GCIH
6 1 (0.40%) GIAC
6 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.59%) GCP
2 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.20%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) AS 2805
3 2 (0.80%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (10.36%) Active Directory
3 16 (6.37%) Samba
4 14 (5.58%) NFS
5 11 (4.38%) Docker
6 10 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (3.59%) KVM
8 8 (3.19%) Xen
9 7 (2.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.99%) vSphere
11 4 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.20%) iptables
12 3 (1.20%) pfSense
13 2 (0.80%) Firmware
13 2 (0.80%) RHEV
13 2 (0.80%) XenApp
14 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
14 1 (0.40%) Snort
Systems Management
1 71 (28.29%) Puppet
2 51 (20.32%) Ansible
3 19 (7.57%) Nagios
4 17 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.38%) Cobbler
6 8 (3.19%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (3.19%) Terraform
7 5 (1.99%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (1.59%) HAProxy
8 4 (1.59%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.59%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.20%) CFEngine
9 3 (1.20%) SCCM
9 3 (1.20%) SELinux
9 3 (1.20%) yum
10 2 (0.80%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.40%) Cacti
11 1 (0.40%) OpenNMS
11 1 (0.40%) OpenView
Vendors
1 108 (43.03%) Red Hat
2 54 (21.51%) VMware
3 37 (14.74%) Oracle
4 23 (9.16%) IBM
5 13 (5.18%) Cisco
5 13 (5.18%) EMC
6 11 (4.38%) HP
7 10 (3.98%) Veritas
8 9 (3.59%) Citrix
8 9 (3.59%) F5
9 7 (2.79%) Atlassian
9 7 (2.79%) NetApp
10 6 (2.39%) Juniper
10 6 (2.39%) Splunk
11 5 (1.99%) Microsoft
11 5 (1.99%) SaltStack
12 4 (1.59%) Temenos
13 3 (1.20%) Dell
13 3 (1.20%) SAP
13 3 (1.20%) Sun