The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 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 Administrator
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 217 224
Rank change year-on-year +36 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 62 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 0.58% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.61% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 23
Median daily rate £401 £394 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £276 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £350 £378
% change year-on-year +14.42% -7.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15228 19064 18935
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1321 1745
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the South East

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in the South East

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in the South East

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in the South East

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +19 22 £401 +23.23% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 15 - - 1
Berkshire +11 10 £575 +17.94% 4
Surrey +7 5 £425 +3.03% 4
Oxfordshire -6 5 £400 +3.22% 1
West Sussex +17 4 £383 +3.03%
East Sussex -2 1 - - 1
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 99 (100.00%) Linux
2 56 (56.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 54 (54.55%) Unix
4 52 (52.53%) Python
5 45 (45.45%) Red Hat
6 39 (39.39%) VMware
7 32 (32.32%) Debian
7 32 (32.32%) Ubuntu
8 31 (31.31%) Security Hardening
9 29 (29.29%) Hadoop
10 28 (28.28%) Puppet
10 28 (28.28%) Performance Tuning
11 27 (27.27%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 25 (25.25%) CentOS
13 24 (24.24%) DevOps
14 23 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (22.22%) Cloudera
16 21 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
17 19 (19.19%) Oozie
17 19 (19.19%) Apache Flume
17 19 (19.19%) Impala
17 19 (19.19%) HDFS
17 19 (19.19%) Apache Hive
17 19 (19.19%) Bash Shell
17 19 (19.19%) Perl
18 18 (18.18%) Nagios
18 18 (18.18%) Apache Solr
18 18 (18.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 16 (16.16%) Ansible
20 15 (15.15%) Solaris

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 18 (18.18%) Apache Solr
2 7 (7.07%) Apache
3 5 (5.05%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.02%) JBoss
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.01%) Confluence
6 1 (1.01%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.08%) GitHub
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.01%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.01%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.12%) SAN
2 8 (8.08%) Firewall
2 8 (8.08%) LDAP
3 6 (6.06%) Network Security
4 5 (5.05%) DNS
5 4 (4.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (4.04%) IPv4
5 4 (4.04%) IPv6
5 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.04%) VPN
6 3 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (3.03%) VLAN
7 2 (2.02%) FTP
7 2 (2.02%) IPsec
7 2 (2.02%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.02%) NAS
7 2 (2.02%) SSH
7 2 (2.02%) SSL
8 1 (1.01%) Internet
8 1 (1.01%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (29.29%) Hadoop
2 19 (19.19%) Apache Hive
2 19 (19.19%) Impala
3 11 (11.11%) MySQL
4 8 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.04%) Big Data
6 2 (2.02%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (2.02%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.01%) HBase
7 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.01%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (10.10%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.09%) Subversion
3 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.05%) Hudson
5 4 (4.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.01%) JIRA
6 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.03%) Electronics
4 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.03%) Marketing
5 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.01%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) LAMP
2 2 (2.02%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.01%) Middleware
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.01%) XML
3 1 (1.01%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Clustering
2 6 (6.06%) EMC VNX
3 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.04%) Replication
4 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.01%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.01%) Online Games
6 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Linux
2 56 (56.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 54 (54.55%) Unix
4 32 (32.32%) Debian
4 32 (32.32%) Ubuntu
5 25 (25.25%) CentOS
6 15 (15.15%) Solaris
7 11 (11.11%) AIX
8 4 (4.04%) Windows
9 3 (3.03%) VMS
10 2 (2.02%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.31%) Security Hardening
2 28 (28.28%) Performance Tuning
3 27 (27.27%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 24 (24.24%) DevOps
5 14 (14.14%) Configuration Management
6 9 (9.09%) ITIL
7 6 (6.06%) Data Management
7 6 (6.06%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.06%) Migration
8 5 (5.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.05%) High Availability
8 5 (5.05%) ITSM
8 5 (5.05%) Task Automation
9 4 (4.04%) Change Management
9 4 (4.04%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (4.04%) Test Automation
10 3 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (3.03%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 52 (52.53%) Python
2 19 (19.19%) Bash Shell
2 19 (19.19%) Perl
3 14 (14.14%) Ruby
3 14 (14.14%) Shell Script
4 6 (6.06%) SQL
5 4 (4.04%) AWK
5 4 (4.04%) Bourne shell
5 4 (4.04%) Korn
5 4 (4.04%) PHP
6 3 (3.03%) Java
7 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) RHCE
2 9 (9.09%) RHCSA
3 6 (6.06%) CCNA
3 6 (6.06%) CCNP
3 6 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.03%) Degree
5 3 (3.03%) OCA
5 3 (3.03%) OCP
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.01%) ACMT
7 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.01%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (19.19%) Apache Flume
2 19 (19.19%) HDFS
3 18 (18.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (9.09%) NFS
5 7 (7.07%) Docker
6 6 (6.06%) vSphere
7 5 (5.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (3.03%) Active Directory
8 3 (3.03%) GlusterFS
8 3 (3.03%) Samba
8 3 (3.03%) Veritas File System
9 2 (2.02%) iptables
9 2 (2.02%) KVM
9 2 (2.02%) Squid
9 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.01%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.01%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (28.28%) Puppet
2 21 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (19.19%) Oozie
4 18 (18.18%) Nagios
5 16 (16.16%) Ansible
6 13 (13.13%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (7.07%) NetBackup
8 6 (6.06%) vCenter Server
9 5 (5.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 5 (5.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (4.04%) HAProxy
10 4 (4.04%) SELinux
11 3 (3.03%) Oracle ZFS
12 2 (2.02%) EMC Navisphere
12 2 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (2.02%) vMotion
13 1 (1.01%) Control-M
13 1 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (1.01%) OpenView
Vendors
1 45 (45.45%) Red Hat
2 39 (39.39%) VMware
3 22 (22.22%) Cloudera
4 12 (12.12%) EMC
4 12 (12.12%) Oracle
5 11 (11.11%) HP
6 7 (7.07%) Sun
6 7 (7.07%) Veritas
7 6 (6.06%) Cisco
8 5 (5.05%) Brocade
9 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.03%) IBM
10 3 (3.03%) SAP
10 3 (3.03%) StorageTek
10 3 (3.03%) Symantec
11 2 (2.02%) Apple
11 2 (2.02%) Dell
11 2 (2.02%) NetApp
12 1 (1.01%) Juniper
12 1 (1.01%) Remedy