The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 486 513 513
Rank change year-on-year +27 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 80 102 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 84 65
Median daily rate £420 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £303 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £334 £350
% change year-on-year +22.09% -4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.25

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 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 41 £420 -4.00% 28
South East +14 25 £425 +21.42% 20
North West +25 6 £420 +13.51% 4
Yorkshire +14 2 £425 +28.30% 3
South West +3 2 £375 +29.31% 1
East Midlands -4 2 £268 -22.18%
West Midlands +16 1 £450 +87.50% 1
North East -9 1 £308 +167.39% 1
Linux Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Linux
2 150 (63.03%) Red Hat
3 123 (51.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 108 (45.38%) Puppet
5 85 (35.71%) VMware
6 78 (32.77%) Bash Shell
7 64 (26.89%) CentOS
8 62 (26.05%) Python
9 61 (25.63%) Apache
10 55 (23.11%) Perl
11 53 (22.27%) Unix
12 49 (20.59%) DevOps
13 48 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (18.91%) Opscode Chef
15 44 (18.49%) Ansible
15 44 (18.49%) DNS
16 41 (17.23%) Nagios
17 38 (15.97%) Windows
18 35 (14.71%) Firewall
19 34 (14.29%) Finance
19 34 (14.29%) Tomcat
20 33 (13.87%) Ubuntu
21 32 (13.45%) Data Centre
22 31 (13.03%) Configuration Management
23 28 (11.76%) MySQL
23 28 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
24 27 (11.34%) PowerShell
24 27 (11.34%) Docker
25 26 (10.92%) Ruby
26 25 (10.50%) Jenkins

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 61 (25.63%) Apache
2 34 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 17 (7.14%) nginx
4 11 (4.62%) JBoss
5 7 (2.94%) IIS
6 5 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.68%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.84%) Confluence
9 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.42%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (4.20%) GitHub
3 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.78%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.52%) Route 53
6 4 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.26%) IaaS
8 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.42%) G Suite
9 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (18.49%) DNS
2 35 (14.71%) Firewall
3 23 (9.66%) LDAP
4 19 (7.98%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.30%) SAN
6 14 (5.88%) DHCP
7 11 (4.62%) HTTP
7 11 (4.62%) SSH
8 10 (4.20%) Ethernet
9 8 (3.36%) NAS
9 8 (3.36%) VPN
10 7 (2.94%) Internet
10 7 (2.94%) Network Security
10 7 (2.94%) VLAN
10 7 (2.94%) X.509
11 6 (2.52%) SMTP
12 4 (1.68%) FTP
12 4 (1.68%) IPv4
12 4 (1.68%) IPv6
12 4 (1.68%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.76%) MySQL
2 18 (7.56%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.52%) Big Data
4 5 (2.10%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.26%) GIS
6 3 (1.26%) MariaDB
6 3 (1.26%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.26%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.84%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.42%) KDB
8 1 (0.42%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (10.50%) Jenkins
2 17 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.46%) Subversion
4 9 (3.78%) Hudson
5 7 (2.94%) JIRA
6 3 (1.26%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.26%) GitLab
6 3 (1.26%) Gradle
6 3 (1.26%) gulp
6 3 (1.26%) Selenium
7 2 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.84%) GoCD
7 2 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.42%) Maven
8 1 (0.42%) Phabricator
General
1 34 (14.29%) Finance
2 15 (6.30%) Banking
3 8 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.26%) Electronics
4 3 (1.26%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.26%) Games
4 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.26%) Marketing
5 2 (0.84%) Law
5 2 (0.84%) Publishing
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.98%) LAMP
2 7 (2.94%) Web Services
3 6 (2.52%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (2.52%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (2.52%) Middleware
4 3 (1.26%) Browserify
4 3 (1.26%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.84%) JSON
5 2 (0.84%) XML
6 1 (0.42%) .NET
6 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.42%) CSS
6 1 (0.42%) HTML
6 1 (0.42%) Node.js
6 1 (0.42%) Sensu
6 1 (0.42%) XHTML
6 1 (0.42%) XSL
6 1 (0.42%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (2.10%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.10%) Replication
4 4 (1.68%) Clustering
4 4 (1.68%) Public Cloud
5 2 (0.84%) EMC VNX
5 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (0.84%) NHS
5 2 (0.84%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.42%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.42%) Online Games
6 1 (0.42%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.42%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 238 (100.00%) Linux
2 123 (51.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 64 (26.89%) CentOS
4 53 (22.27%) Unix
5 38 (15.97%) Windows
6 33 (13.87%) Ubuntu
7 23 (9.66%) Solaris
8 18 (7.56%) Debian
9 15 (6.30%) Windows Server
10 10 (4.20%) AIX
11 5 (2.10%) SUSE
11 5 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.26%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.84%) Scientific Linux
15 1 (0.42%) Fedora
15 1 (0.42%) HPUX
15 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.59%) DevOps
2 31 (13.03%) Configuration Management
3 16 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (5.46%) Migration
4 13 (5.46%) Server Building
5 12 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (4.62%) Data Management
6 11 (4.62%) Load Balancing
7 9 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (3.36%) ITIL
8 8 (3.36%) Open Source
8 8 (3.36%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (2.52%) Change Management
9 6 (2.52%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (2.52%) E-Commerce
9 6 (2.52%) High Availability
10 5 (2.10%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (2.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (2.10%) Low Latency
10 5 (2.10%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 78 (32.77%) Bash Shell
2 62 (26.05%) Python
3 55 (23.11%) Perl
4 27 (11.34%) PowerShell
5 26 (10.92%) Ruby
6 20 (8.40%) PHP
6 20 (8.40%) Shell Script
7 14 (5.88%) Java
8 13 (5.46%) SQL
9 6 (2.52%) AWK
10 5 (2.10%) sed
11 3 (1.26%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.26%) C-shell
11 3 (1.26%) SystemTap
12 2 (0.84%) C++
12 2 (0.84%) Korn
12 2 (0.84%) Tcl
12 2 (0.84%) VB
13 1 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.40%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.78%) RHCSA
4 8 (3.36%) CCNA
4 8 (3.36%) CCNP
4 8 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.52%) RHCE
6 2 (0.84%) RHCT
7 1 (0.42%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.42%) CCA
7 1 (0.42%) CEH
7 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.42%) MCSE
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.42%) QA
1 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (11.34%) Docker
3 21 (8.82%) Active Directory
4 13 (5.46%) NFS
5 10 (4.20%) KVM
5 10 (4.20%) vSphere
6 9 (3.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (3.36%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.52%) Samba
8 6 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.10%) Dovecot
9 5 (2.10%) FreeRADIUS
9 5 (2.10%) Postfix
9 5 (2.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.26%) GPFS
10 3 (1.26%) Squid
10 3 (1.26%) Veritas File System
10 3 (1.26%) XenServer
11 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 108 (45.38%) Puppet
2 45 (18.91%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (18.49%) Ansible
4 41 (17.23%) Nagios
5 15 (6.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 9 (3.78%) HAProxy
7 7 (2.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 7 (2.94%) yum
8 4 (1.68%) logstash
8 4 (1.68%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.26%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.26%) FreeIPA
9 3 (1.26%) Kibana
9 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.26%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (1.26%) systemd
10 2 (0.84%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (0.84%) OpenView
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 150 (63.03%) Red Hat
2 85 (35.71%) VMware
3 20 (8.40%) Oracle
4 19 (7.98%) Cisco
5 18 (7.56%) EMC
5 18 (7.56%) Veritas
6 13 (5.46%) IBM
6 13 (5.46%) Sun
7 12 (5.04%) HP
8 10 (4.20%) NetApp
9 9 (3.78%) Microsoft
10 7 (2.94%) Splunk
11 6 (2.52%) Symantec
12 4 (1.68%) Apple
13 3 (1.26%) AppDynamics
13 3 (1.26%) Brocade
13 3 (1.26%) BT
13 3 (1.26%) SAP
13 3 (1.26%) SolarWinds
14 2 (0.84%) 3PAR
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