The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 473 466
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 126 151 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.32% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 118 124
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £282 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +10.48% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £39.75 £31.50 £17.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% +79.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year +22.22% -  

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 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +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 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in England

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in England

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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 -25 50 £400 -5.88% 24
South East +22 46 £401 +3.35% 15
East of England 0 9 £310 -8.82% 2
South West +4 8 £475 +20.63%
North West +22 7 £390 -13.33% 3
Yorkshire +30 2 £363 +0.69% 7
West Midlands +19 2 £542 +31.27%
North East +68 1 £320 +1.58%
East Midlands -6 1 - -
Linux Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 England region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 206 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (47.57%) Red Hat
3 94 (45.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 90 (43.69%) VMware
5 75 (36.41%) Puppet
6 67 (32.52%) Unix
6 67 (32.52%) CentOS
7 66 (32.04%) Python
8 58 (28.16%) Perl
9 56 (27.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 56 (27.18%) Bash Shell
10 50 (24.27%) Ubuntu
11 43 (20.87%) Windows
12 42 (20.39%) DNS
13 40 (19.42%) DevOps
14 35 (16.99%) Firewall
15 34 (16.50%) LDAP
15 34 (16.50%) Security Cleared
16 33 (16.02%) MySQL
17 32 (15.53%) Opscode Chef
18 31 (15.05%) Apache
19 30 (14.56%) Nagios
20 29 (14.08%) Solaris
20 29 (14.08%) SC Cleared
21 28 (13.59%) Configuration Management
22 27 (13.11%) Debian
23 26 (12.62%) Windows Server
23 26 (12.62%) Finance
23 26 (12.62%) Active Directory
24 25 (12.14%) Ansible

Linux Systems 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 31 (15.05%) Apache
2 21 (10.19%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.34%) Apache Solr
4 7 (3.40%) JBoss
4 7 (3.40%) nginx
5 5 (2.43%) Confluence
5 5 (2.43%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.43%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.46%) IIS
7 2 (0.97%) Jetty
7 2 (0.97%) MediaWiki
7 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) Eucalyptus
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.49%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.49%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.37%) GitHub
3 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.43%) Office 365
5 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.97%) SaaS
7 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.49%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.39%) DNS
2 35 (16.99%) Firewall
3 34 (16.50%) LDAP
4 19 (9.22%) VPN
5 15 (7.28%) SAN
6 14 (6.80%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.85%) Internet
8 9 (4.37%) Network Security
9 7 (3.40%) DHCP
9 7 (3.40%) HTTP
9 7 (3.40%) SSH
10 6 (2.91%) NAS
11 5 (2.43%) Kerberos
11 5 (2.43%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (1.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (1.94%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.94%) IPv4
12 4 (1.94%) IPv6
12 4 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (1.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.02%) MySQL
2 16 (7.77%) Hadoop
3 11 (5.34%) Apache Hive
3 11 (5.34%) Impala
4 9 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.91%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.43%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.97%) Big Data
7 2 (0.97%) GIS
7 2 (0.97%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (6.80%) Subversion
2 13 (6.31%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.34%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.88%) JIRA
5 6 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (2.43%) Hudson
7 4 (1.94%) GitLab
8 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.49%) Maven
General
1 26 (12.62%) Finance
2 14 (6.80%) Banking
3 7 (3.40%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.97%) Electronics
5 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.97%) Marketing
5 2 (0.97%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.77%) LAMP
2 3 (1.46%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (1.46%) Middleware
2 3 (1.46%) Spring
3 2 (0.97%) JSON
3 2 (0.97%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (0.97%) Servlets
3 2 (0.97%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) J2EE
4 1 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.74%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.37%) Clustering
3 9 (4.37%) Replication
4 6 (2.91%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.43%) Spread Betting
6 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.94%) PKI
7 2 (0.97%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.97%) Infotainment
7 2 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.49%) Online Games
8 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.49%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 206 (100.00%) Linux
2 94 (45.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 67 (32.52%) CentOS
3 67 (32.52%) Unix
4 50 (24.27%) Ubuntu
5 43 (20.87%) Windows
6 29 (14.08%) Solaris
7 27 (13.11%) Debian
8 26 (12.62%) Windows Server
9 14 (6.80%) AIX
10 5 (2.43%) HPUX
10 5 (2.43%) SUSE
11 3 (1.46%) VMS
12 2 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.49%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.42%) DevOps
2 28 (13.59%) Configuration Management
3 23 (11.17%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (6.80%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 14 (6.80%) ITIL
4 14 (6.80%) Security Hardening
5 12 (5.83%) Migration
6 11 (5.34%) High Availability
7 10 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (4.85%) Load Balancing
8 9 (4.37%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (4.37%) Server Building
9 8 (3.88%) Project Management
10 6 (2.91%) Data Management
10 6 (2.91%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (2.43%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (2.43%) Open Source
11 5 (2.43%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (2.43%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 66 (32.04%) Python
2 58 (28.16%) Perl
3 56 (27.18%) Bash Shell
4 24 (11.65%) Ruby
5 19 (9.22%) Java
6 13 (6.31%) Shell Script
7 12 (5.83%) PHP
7 12 (5.83%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.88%) SQL
9 7 (3.40%) Korn
10 4 (1.94%) C
11 3 (1.46%) AWK
12 2 (0.97%) sed
12 2 (0.97%) Tcl
13 1 (0.49%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 34 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.37%) RHCE
3 9 (4.37%) RHCSA
4 6 (2.91%) CCNA
4 6 (2.91%) CCNP
4 6 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.43%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.94%) Degree
6 4 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.49%) ACMT
7 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.49%) MCSE
7 1 (0.49%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.49%) RMADS
System Software
1 56 (27.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (12.62%) Active Directory
3 21 (10.19%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (9.22%) KVM
5 16 (7.77%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (5.34%) Apache Flume
6 11 (5.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 11 (5.34%) HDFS
6 11 (5.34%) NFS
7 9 (4.37%) Docker
7 9 (4.37%) vSphere
8 7 (3.40%) Hyper-V
8 7 (3.40%) iptables
8 7 (3.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (2.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (2.43%) GPFS
11 4 (1.94%) LXC
11 4 (1.94%) Veritas File System
11 4 (1.94%) XenServer
12 3 (1.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (36.41%) Puppet
2 32 (15.53%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (14.56%) Nagios
4 25 (12.14%) Ansible
5 17 (8.25%) yum
6 11 (5.34%) Oozie
7 9 (4.37%) HAProxy
7 9 (4.37%) vCenter Server
8 8 (3.88%) NetBackup
8 8 (3.88%) Red Hat Satellite
8 8 (3.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 5 (2.43%) SELinux
9 5 (2.43%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.94%) OVSD
10 4 (1.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 3 (1.46%) FreeIPA
11 3 (1.46%) Terraform
12 2 (0.97%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.97%) Bcfg2
12 2 (0.97%) vMotion
Vendors
1 98 (47.57%) Red Hat
2 90 (43.69%) VMware
3 20 (9.71%) Cisco
4 18 (8.74%) Oracle
5 16 (7.77%) HP
6 14 (6.80%) Cloudera
6 14 (6.80%) Microsoft
6 14 (6.80%) Veritas
7 13 (6.31%) EMC
8 12 (5.83%) Sun
9 9 (4.37%) IBM
10 6 (2.91%) Dell
10 6 (2.91%) Juniper
10 6 (2.91%) NetApp
11 3 (1.46%) Apple
11 3 (1.46%) Brocade
11 3 (1.46%) BT
11 3 (1.46%) Google
11 3 (1.46%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.46%) Symantec
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