Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 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 Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 508 497 535
Rank change year-on-year -11 +38 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 306 414 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.43% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 316 258
England median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £259
90th Percentile £575 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +0.13% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
England median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £17.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +79.69% -10.10%
10th Percentile £25.75 £16.95 £9.11
90th Percentile £40.35 £46.05 £42.51
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £22.52
% change year-on-year +19.05% +39.91% -9.03%

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 83058 96626 98206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.12% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54225 63683 61934
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £259 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2652 2819 3834
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 24 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

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 24 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
London -47 139 £425 -2.86% 26
South East +44 96 £401 +5.39% 14
North of England +36 31 £390 +19.08% 12
South West +3 20 £406 +19.49% 2
North West +30 19 £400 - 5
Midlands +22 10 £450 +50.00% 2
East of England -23 10 £313 -10.71% 1
Yorkshire +27 8 £331 -11.67% 7
West Midlands +34 6 £488 +21.88% 1
North East +28 4 £314 +12.05%
East Midlands -14 4 £375 +27.66% 1
Linux Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 306 (100.00%) Linux
2 144 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 143 (46.73%) Red Hat
4 112 (36.60%) Unix
4 112 (36.60%) VMware
5 100 (32.68%) Python
6 90 (29.41%) Puppet
7 82 (26.80%) CentOS
8 70 (22.88%) Ubuntu
9 67 (21.90%) Perl
10 66 (21.57%) DevOps
11 63 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 60 (19.61%) Bash Shell
12 60 (19.61%) Windows
13 52 (16.99%) Finance
14 45 (14.71%) LDAP
15 44 (14.38%) Oracle
15 44 (14.38%) DNS
16 43 (14.05%) MySQL
17 41 (13.40%) Active Directory
18 40 (13.07%) Solaris
18 40 (13.07%) Security Cleared
18 40 (13.07%) Ansible
18 40 (13.07%) Performance Tuning
19 39 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
19 39 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
19 39 (12.75%) Apache
19 39 (12.75%) Debian
20 36 (11.76%) Firewall
21 35 (11.44%) Shell Script

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 39 (12.75%) Apache
2 26 (8.50%) Tomcat
3 20 (6.54%) Apache Solr
4 11 (3.59%) JBoss
5 7 (2.29%) OpenStack
5 7 (2.29%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.96%) Confluence
6 6 (1.96%) nginx
7 5 (1.63%) IIS
7 5 (1.63%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.98%) Jetty
8 3 (0.98%) SAS
9 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.65%) MediaWiki
9 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.33%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.98%) Houdini
2 3 (0.98%) Maya
2 3 (0.98%) NUKE
2 3 (0.98%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.65%) Stata
4 1 (0.33%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.61%) GitHub
4 6 (1.96%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.31%) Office 365
7 3 (0.98%) SaaS
8 2 (0.65%) G Suite
8 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.33%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.71%) LDAP
2 44 (14.38%) DNS
3 36 (11.76%) Firewall
4 31 (10.13%) SAN
5 21 (6.86%) TCP/IP
5 21 (6.86%) VPN
6 15 (4.90%) Internet
7 12 (3.92%) DHCP
8 11 (3.59%) Kerberos
8 11 (3.59%) SSL
9 9 (2.94%) HTTP
9 9 (2.94%) Network Security
10 7 (2.29%) LAN
10 7 (2.29%) NAS
11 6 (1.96%) SSH
11 6 (1.96%) WAN
12 5 (1.63%) OpenLDAP
13 4 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (1.31%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.31%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.05%) MySQL
2 34 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 24 (7.84%) Apache Hive
4 23 (7.52%) Impala
5 9 (2.94%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.96%) Big Data
7 6 (1.96%) MariaDB
8 5 (1.63%) InterSystems Cache
8 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.31%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.98%) HBase
11 2 (0.65%) GIS
12 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.33%) DB2
12 1 (0.33%) DB2 UDB
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.25%) Subversion
4 11 (3.59%) JIRA
5 8 (2.61%) GitLab
6 7 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.63%) Hudson
8 4 (1.31%) Maven
9 3 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 52 (16.99%) Finance
2 29 (9.48%) Banking
3 14 (4.58%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.63%) Retail
6 4 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.98%) Electronics
7 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.98%) Marketing
8 2 (0.65%) Games
8 2 (0.65%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.21%) LAMP
2 6 (1.96%) Web Services
3 5 (1.63%) XML
4 4 (1.31%) Kafka
4 4 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.98%) Servlets
5 3 (0.98%) Spring
6 2 (0.65%) JDBC
6 2 (0.65%) JSON
6 2 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.65%) Middleware
6 2 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.33%) J2EE
7 1 (0.33%) Java SE
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.33%) Serverless Framework
7 1 (0.33%) XSLT
7 1 (0.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.80%) Clustering
2 25 (8.17%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.94%) Replication
5 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.29%) PKI
7 6 (1.96%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.63%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.63%) Spread Betting
9 4 (1.31%) Animation
9 4 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.98%) Fintech
11 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.65%) Infotainment
11 2 (0.65%) iSeries
11 2 (0.65%) Online Games
11 2 (0.65%) Symmetrix
12 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 306 (100.00%) Linux
2 144 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 112 (36.60%) Unix
4 82 (26.80%) CentOS
5 70 (22.88%) Ubuntu
6 60 (19.61%) Windows
7 40 (13.07%) Solaris
8 39 (12.75%) Debian
9 32 (10.46%) Windows Server
10 25 (8.17%) AIX
11 12 (3.92%) SUSE
12 7 (2.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.96%) HPUX
13 6 (1.96%) VMS
14 5 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.31%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.98%) Fedora
17 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
18 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (21.57%) DevOps
2 40 (13.07%) Performance Tuning
3 31 (10.13%) Security Hardening
4 27 (8.82%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 26 (8.50%) Configuration Management
6 22 (7.19%) ITIL
7 16 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (4.90%) Migration
9 14 (4.58%) Open Source
10 13 (4.25%) Change Management
10 13 (4.25%) Server Building
10 13 (4.25%) Task Automation
11 12 (3.92%) Asset Management
11 12 (3.92%) Load Balancing
12 11 (3.59%) Change Control
12 11 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.27%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (2.94%) High Availability
14 9 (2.94%) Project Management
15 8 (2.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 100 (32.68%) Python
2 67 (21.90%) Perl
3 60 (19.61%) Bash Shell
4 35 (11.44%) Ruby
4 35 (11.44%) Shell Script
5 30 (9.80%) Java
6 19 (6.21%) SQL
7 12 (3.92%) PHP
8 9 (2.94%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.61%) Korn
10 5 (1.63%) AWK
11 4 (1.31%) Bourne shell
11 4 (1.31%) C
12 2 (0.65%) Julia
12 2 (0.65%) Jython
12 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.65%) Tcl
13 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.33%) sed
13 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (13.07%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.56%) RHCE
4 16 (5.23%) RHCSA
5 7 (2.29%) Degree
6 6 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.63%) CCNA
7 5 (1.63%) CCNP
7 5 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.98%) OCA
9 3 (0.98%) OCP
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.33%) CISSP
10 1 (0.33%) GCIH
10 1 (0.33%) GIAC
10 1 (0.33%) MCSE
10 1 (0.33%) RHCA
10 1 (0.33%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.65%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.33%) AS 2805
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.33%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 63 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (13.40%) Active Directory
3 23 (7.52%) HDFS
3 23 (7.52%) NFS
4 22 (7.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 19 (6.21%) Apache Flume
6 17 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (5.23%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (4.90%) KVM
9 12 (3.92%) GPFS
10 11 (3.59%) vSphere
11 10 (3.27%) iptables
12 9 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (2.61%) Samba
13 8 (2.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 7 (2.29%) Docker
15 6 (1.96%) Hyper-V
16 4 (1.31%) vCloud
16 4 (1.31%) Veritas File System
17 3 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 90 (29.41%) Puppet
2 40 (13.07%) Ansible
3 39 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (10.13%) Nagios
5 20 (6.54%) Red Hat Satellite
6 19 (6.21%) Oozie
7 15 (4.90%) yum
8 11 (3.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 8 (2.61%) Terraform
10 7 (2.29%) HAProxy
10 7 (2.29%) SELinux
10 7 (2.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 7 (2.29%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.96%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.96%) vCenter Server
12 5 (1.63%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (1.31%) OVSD
14 3 (0.98%) FreeIPA
14 3 (0.98%) Kibana
14 3 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 143 (46.73%) Red Hat
2 112 (36.60%) VMware
3 44 (14.38%) Oracle
4 26 (8.50%) Cisco
4 26 (8.50%) Cloudera
4 26 (8.50%) HP
5 21 (6.86%) Microsoft
6 20 (6.54%) Veritas
7 19 (6.21%) EMC
8 17 (5.56%) Sun
9 12 (3.92%) NetApp
10 11 (3.59%) IBM
11 7 (2.29%) Splunk
12 6 (1.96%) Dell
12 6 (1.96%) Juniper
12 6 (1.96%) Sybase
13 5 (1.63%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.63%) Brocade
13 5 (1.63%) Google
13 5 (1.63%) SolarWinds
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