The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
England / South East
Rank 212 216 233
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 33 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.50% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.53% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 23
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +14.28% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.70% +10.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -42.70% +21.51%  

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 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
Berkshire +26 12 £431 +15.00% 7
Hampshire +5 8 £351 -9.31% 5
Surrey +6 6 £475 +43.93% 5
Oxfordshire -4 5 £375 +50.00% 4
West Sussex +1 1 £400 +9.21% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 82 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (60.98%) Red Hat
3 39 (47.56%) Puppet
4 37 (45.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (40.24%) Python
6 27 (32.93%) Bash Shell
6 27 (32.93%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (31.71%) VMware
8 24 (29.27%) CentOS
9 20 (24.39%) Unix
10 18 (21.95%) DevOps
11 16 (19.51%) Nagios
12 15 (18.29%) Firewall
12 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (17.07%) Ansible
13 14 (17.07%) Ruby
14 13 (15.85%) Oracle
15 12 (14.63%) SAN
16 11 (13.41%) Hadoop
16 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
16 11 (13.41%) EMC
16 11 (13.41%) Ubuntu
16 11 (13.41%) Debian
17 10 (12.20%) Subversion
17 10 (12.20%) HP
17 10 (12.20%) Perl
17 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
18 9 (10.98%) GitHub
18 9 (10.98%) Red Hat Satellite
18 9 (10.98%) Big Data

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (10.98%) Apache
2 5 (6.10%) Apache Solr
2 5 (6.10%) JBoss
3 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.22%) nginx
4 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.22%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) GitHub
2 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.29%) Firewall
2 12 (14.63%) SAN
3 6 (7.32%) VPN
4 5 (6.10%) DNS
5 4 (4.88%) IPv4
5 4 (4.88%) IPv6
5 4 (4.88%) Network Security
6 3 (3.66%) FTP
6 3 (3.66%) NAS
6 3 (3.66%) VLAN
7 2 (2.44%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.44%) LAN
7 2 (2.44%) SSH
7 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.44%) WAN
8 1 (1.22%) HTTP
8 1 (1.22%) LDAP
8 1 (1.22%) SMTP
8 1 (1.22%) SSL
8 1 (1.22%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) Hadoop
2 9 (10.98%) Big Data
3 8 (9.76%) MySQL
4 6 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (6.10%) Apache Hive
5 5 (6.10%) Impala
6 2 (2.44%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (2.44%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.22%) HBase
7 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
1 10 (12.20%) Subversion
2 9 (10.98%) Hudson
3 6 (7.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Marketing
3 2 (2.44%) Electronics
3 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) LAMP
2 1 (1.22%) HTML
2 1 (1.22%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.22%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (1.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Smart Meter
2 4 (4.88%) Clustering
2 4 (4.88%) Replication
3 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.44%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) DataPower
5 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.22%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.22%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (45.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (29.27%) CentOS
4 20 (24.39%) Unix
5 11 (13.41%) Debian
5 11 (13.41%) Ubuntu
6 8 (9.76%) Solaris
7 4 (4.88%) AIX
7 4 (4.88%) Windows
8 2 (2.44%) SUSE
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) DevOps
2 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
3 8 (9.76%) Data Management
4 7 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (7.32%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 6 (7.32%) Security Hardening
6 5 (6.10%) Server Building
6 5 (6.10%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (4.88%) Automated Testing
7 4 (4.88%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.88%) ITSM
7 4 (4.88%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.66%) High Availability
9 2 (2.44%) Analytics
9 2 (2.44%) Change Control
9 2 (2.44%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.24%) Python
2 27 (32.93%) Bash Shell
3 14 (17.07%) Ruby
4 10 (12.20%) Perl
5 6 (7.32%) Java
6 5 (6.10%) Korn
6 5 (6.10%) SQL
7 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.66%) PHP
9 2 (2.44%) C++
10 1 (1.22%) AWK
10 1 (1.22%) C
10 1 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) CCNA
1 8 (9.76%) CCNP
1 8 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.88%) RHCSA
3 3 (3.66%) RHCE
4 1 (1.22%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.22%) CEH
4 1 (1.22%) RHCT
4 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.98%) NFS
3 7 (8.54%) vSphere
4 6 (7.32%) Apache Flume
4 6 (7.32%) Docker
5 5 (6.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (6.10%) HDFS
6 2 (2.44%) Samba
6 2 (2.44%) Squid
6 2 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.44%) Veritas File System
6 2 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.22%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (47.56%) Puppet
2 27 (32.93%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (19.51%) Nagios
4 14 (17.07%) Ansible
5 9 (10.98%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (6.10%) Oozie
7 4 (4.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (2.44%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (2.44%) Opsview
9 2 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (2.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (2.44%) vMotion
10 1 (1.22%) Cacti
10 1 (1.22%) Control-M
10 1 (1.22%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.22%) OpenView
10 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (1.22%) SELinux
Vendors
1 50 (60.98%) Red Hat
2 26 (31.71%) VMware
3 13 (15.85%) Oracle
4 11 (13.41%) EMC
5 10 (12.20%) HP
6 9 (10.98%) Cisco
6 9 (10.98%) Veritas
7 5 (6.10%) Cloudera
8 4 (4.88%) Sun
9 3 (3.66%) Brocade
9 3 (3.66%) IBM
9 3 (3.66%) NetApp
9 3 (3.66%) Symantec
10 2 (2.44%) SAP
11 1 (1.22%) Adobe
11 1 (1.22%) Apple
11 1 (1.22%) Cognos
11 1 (1.22%) Dell
11 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.22%) webMethods
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