The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 April 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 Administrator
UK / England
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 442 480
Rank change year-on-year -17 +38  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 134 185 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 137 91
Median daily rate £420 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £371 £325
% change year-on-year +7.87% +14.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.70% +72.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year -42.70% +72.97%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40564 48955 48044
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.22% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26483 32336 29576
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1322 1392 1925
Median hourly rate £18.26 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 27 April 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
London -2 63 £440 -2.22% 27
South East +26 49 £401 +7.87% 13
North West +27 6 £435 +8.75% 4
East of England -14 5 £303 -26.88% 2
Yorkshire +22 4 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands +21 2 £313 +4.16% 4
South West +6 2 £433 +39.51% 4
East Midlands -1 2 £375 +9.40%
North East +13 1 £308 +167.39% 1
Linux Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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.

1 291 (100.00%) Linux
2 158 (54.30%) Red Hat
3 154 (52.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 95 (32.65%) Unix
5 94 (32.30%) VMware
6 92 (31.62%) Python
6 92 (31.62%) Puppet
7 72 (24.74%) Perl
8 71 (24.40%) Bash Shell
9 65 (22.34%) CentOS
10 62 (21.31%) Finance
11 57 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 52 (17.87%) Apache
13 49 (16.84%) Ubuntu
14 48 (16.49%) Opscode Chef
15 46 (15.81%) Ansible
16 45 (15.46%) DevOps
17 44 (15.12%) DNS
17 44 (15.12%) Oracle
17 44 (15.12%) Windows
18 39 (13.40%) SAN
19 37 (12.71%) Active Directory
19 37 (12.71%) Nagios
19 37 (12.71%) LDAP
20 35 (12.03%) Solaris
21 33 (11.34%) Configuration Management
22 32 (11.00%) MySQL
23 31 (10.65%) Debian
23 31 (10.65%) Tomcat
24 30 (10.31%) Banking

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 52 (17.87%) Apache
2 31 (10.65%) Tomcat
3 15 (5.15%) Apache Solr
4 11 (3.78%) JBoss
4 11 (3.78%) nginx
5 6 (2.06%) IIS
6 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.34%) Confluence
8 1 (0.34%) Eucalyptus
8 1 (0.34%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.69%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.12%) GitHub
3 9 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.41%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.03%) Route 53
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.34%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) G Suite
7 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.34%) IaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Office 365
7 1 (0.34%) SaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.12%) DNS
2 39 (13.40%) SAN
3 37 (12.71%) LDAP
4 27 (9.28%) Firewall
5 26 (8.93%) TCP/IP
6 15 (5.15%) NAS
7 13 (4.47%) HTTP
7 13 (4.47%) Internet
8 11 (3.78%) SSH
9 10 (3.44%) DHCP
10 8 (2.75%) Network Security
10 8 (2.75%) SSL
10 8 (2.75%) VPN
11 7 (2.41%) Kerberos
12 6 (2.06%) Ethernet
12 6 (2.06%) SMTP
13 5 (1.72%) VLAN
14 4 (1.37%) IMAP
14 4 (1.37%) IPv4
14 4 (1.37%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.00%) MySQL
2 26 (8.93%) Hadoop
3 18 (6.19%) Apache Hive
3 18 (6.19%) Impala
4 16 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.44%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.75%) Big Data
6 8 (2.75%) InterSystems Cache
7 6 (2.06%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.03%) GIS
8 3 (1.03%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.69%) HBase
10 1 (0.34%) DB2
10 1 (0.34%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (7.22%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.15%) Subversion
3 14 (4.81%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.75%) JIRA
5 7 (2.41%) Hudson
6 6 (2.06%) GitLab
7 3 (1.03%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.03%) Gradle
7 3 (1.03%) gulp
7 3 (1.03%) Selenium
7 3 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.69%) GoCD
8 2 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.34%) Maven
9 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.34%) Phabricator
General
1 62 (21.31%) Finance
2 30 (10.31%) Banking
3 12 (4.12%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.72%) Marketing
6 4 (1.37%) Electronics
6 4 (1.37%) Law
6 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.69%) Games
7 2 (0.69%) Publishing
7 2 (0.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.53%) LAMP
2 5 (1.72%) Web Services
3 4 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.37%) Kafka
3 4 (1.37%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (1.37%) Middleware
4 3 (1.03%) Browserify
4 3 (1.03%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (1.03%) XML
5 2 (0.69%) HTML
5 2 (0.69%) JSON
6 1 (0.34%) .NET
6 1 (0.34%) CSS
6 1 (0.34%) J2EE
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.34%) Sensu
6 1 (0.34%) XHTML
6 1 (0.34%) XSL
6 1 (0.34%) XSLT
6 1 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.31%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.56%) Clustering
3 12 (4.12%) Replication
4 8 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.06%) Symmetrix
6 5 (1.72%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.37%) Fintech
8 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.69%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.34%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.34%) Online Games
10 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 291 (100.00%) Linux
2 154 (52.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 95 (32.65%) Unix
4 65 (22.34%) CentOS
5 49 (16.84%) Ubuntu
6 44 (15.12%) Windows
7 35 (12.03%) Solaris
8 31 (10.65%) Debian
9 21 (7.22%) AIX
10 14 (4.81%) SUSE
10 14 (4.81%) Windows Server
11 12 (4.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (2.06%) VMS
13 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.37%) Fedora
15 3 (1.03%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.69%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.46%) DevOps
2 33 (11.34%) Configuration Management
3 27 (9.28%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (6.87%) Change Management
4 20 (6.87%) Security Hardening
5 18 (6.19%) Migration
6 17 (5.84%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 15 (5.15%) ITIL
8 14 (4.81%) Server Building
9 13 (4.47%) Data Management
10 12 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (4.12%) Change Control
11 11 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (3.78%) High Availability
11 11 (3.78%) ITSM
12 9 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (3.09%) Open Source
13 8 (2.75%) Load Balancing
14 7 (2.41%) Asset Management
14 7 (2.41%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (31.62%) Python
2 72 (24.74%) Perl
3 71 (24.40%) Bash Shell
4 30 (10.31%) Ruby
5 25 (8.59%) PowerShell
5 25 (8.59%) Shell Script
6 23 (7.90%) SQL
7 16 (5.50%) Java
7 16 (5.50%) PHP
8 5 (1.72%) AWK
9 4 (1.37%) Korn
9 4 (1.37%) sed
10 2 (0.69%) Bourne shell
10 2 (0.69%) C-shell
10 2 (0.69%) SystemTap
10 2 (0.69%) Tcl
10 2 (0.69%) VB
11 1 (0.34%) Groovy
11 1 (0.34%) R
11 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.44%) CCNA
3 10 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.44%) RHCSA
4 9 (3.09%) CCNP
5 8 (2.75%) RHCE
6 6 (2.06%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) ACMT
7 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.34%) CCSA
7 1 (0.34%) MCSE
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.34%) RHCSS
7 1 (0.34%) RHCT
7 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.69%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (12.71%) Active Directory
3 26 (8.93%) NFS
4 21 (7.22%) Docker
5 18 (6.19%) HDFS
6 17 (5.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 14 (4.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 13 (4.47%) Apache Flume
8 13 (4.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 11 (3.78%) GPFS
9 11 (3.78%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (3.78%) vSphere
10 8 (2.75%) Veritas File System
11 7 (2.41%) KVM
11 7 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (2.41%) VMware ESX
12 6 (2.06%) Samba
12 6 (2.06%) SRDF
13 5 (1.72%) Dovecot
14 4 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 92 (31.62%) Puppet
2 48 (16.49%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (15.81%) Ansible
4 37 (12.71%) Nagios
5 15 (5.15%) Red Hat Satellite
6 13 (4.47%) Oozie
7 12 (4.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 11 (3.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 9 (3.09%) HAProxy
10 7 (2.41%) vCenter Server
11 6 (2.06%) yum
12 5 (1.72%) SELinux
13 4 (1.37%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (1.37%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.37%) OVSD
13 4 (1.37%) Terraform
14 3 (1.03%) FreeIPA
14 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (1.03%) Salt
14 3 (1.03%) systemd
Vendors
1 158 (54.30%) Red Hat
2 94 (32.30%) VMware
3 44 (15.12%) Oracle
4 27 (9.28%) EMC
4 27 (9.28%) Veritas
5 26 (8.93%) Cisco
6 25 (8.59%) HP
7 24 (8.25%) NetApp
8 22 (7.56%) Sun
9 20 (6.87%) IBM
10 19 (6.53%) Cloudera
11 17 (5.84%) Microsoft
12 8 (2.75%) Splunk
12 8 (2.75%) Sybase
13 6 (2.06%) Symantec
14 5 (1.72%) Apple
14 5 (1.72%) Brocade
14 5 (1.72%) SolarWinds
15 4 (1.37%) 3PAR
15 4 (1.37%) SAP
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