Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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 System Administrator
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 99 87
Rank change year-on-year +4 -12 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.43% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +33.33% +0.75%
10th Percentile £375 £373 £293
90th Percentile £515 £485 £388
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +13.33% +10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.25 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.14% - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.25 £46.50 -
% change year-on-year -9.14% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,507 1,441 1,337
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.91% 92.85% 96.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 727 767
Hertfordshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £189 £200 £207
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 141 81
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.84 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.88% +16.10% -14.71%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.13 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.18 £43.75 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.40 £18.00 £21.88
% change year-on-year -3.33% -17.71% +4.49%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Hertfordshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Hertfordshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Hertfordshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Stevenage -5 5 £400 -
Hemel Hempstead -4 1 £400 -11.11%
Hatfield - 1 £525 - 1
Linux Systems Administrator
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, Linux Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) Atlassian
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (57.14%) Confluence
3 4 (57.14%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) Prometheus
6 1 (14.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) Puppet
6 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (14.29%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
6 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (14.29%) Ansible
6 1 (14.29%) Docker
6 1 (14.29%) DevOps
6 1 (14.29%) Salt
6 1 (14.29%) Ceph

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (57.14%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) BGP
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (14.29%) Debian
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) Bourne shell
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (14.29%) Ceph
2 1 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Grafana
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Prometheus
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) Atlassian
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp