Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 279 324
Rank change year-on-year -24 +45 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 55 86 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.52% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 56 45
South East median daily rate £400 £409 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +16.79% +2.94%
10th Percentile £302 £310 £263
90th Percentile £495 £525 £427
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.50 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year +30.51% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15679 15620 18481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 93.99% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9308 9314 10851
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 776 915
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.98 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -13 34 £413 -2.94% 6
Berkshire +5 20 £450 - 3
Buckinghamshire -21 9 £288 -
Hampshire -2 8 £394 -7.35% 2
Surrey -20 6 £375 -1.32% 1
Oxfordshire -4 5 £400 - 3
West Sussex -6 5 £383 +3.73%
Middlesex +7 2 £343 -
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (38.18%) VMware
3 20 (36.36%) Unix
4 19 (34.55%) Red Hat
4 19 (34.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (27.27%) Python
6 14 (25.45%) Oracle
7 12 (21.82%) Perl
7 12 (21.82%) Firewall
7 12 (21.82%) CentOS
7 12 (21.82%) Puppet
7 12 (21.82%) Ansible
8 11 (20.00%) ITIL
9 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 10 (18.18%) DNS
9 10 (18.18%) Finance
9 10 (18.18%) Bash Shell
10 9 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (16.36%) Ruby
10 9 (16.36%) Apache
10 9 (16.36%) Solaris
10 9 (16.36%) Windows
10 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
11 8 (14.55%) Ubuntu
11 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (14.55%) DevOps
12 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
12 7 (12.73%) Load Balancing
12 7 (12.73%) Debian
12 7 (12.73%) MySQL

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 9 (16.36%) Apache
2 7 (12.73%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.09%) JBoss
3 5 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 4 (7.27%) OpenStack
5 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.82%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.82%) Confluence
7 1 (1.82%) nginx
7 1 (1.82%) SAS
7 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) OpenShift
3 3 (5.45%) IaaS
3 3 (5.45%) PaaS
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.64%) SaaS
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.82%) GitHub
5 1 (1.82%) Route 53
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) Firewall
2 10 (18.18%) DNS
2 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.91%) SAN
4 5 (9.09%) LDAP
5 3 (5.45%) DHCP
5 3 (5.45%) HTTP
6 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.64%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.64%) NAS
6 2 (3.64%) SSH
7 1 (1.82%) Internet
7 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) MySQL
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.64%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.64%) Impala
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.82%) Big Data
5 1 (1.82%) DB2
5 1 (1.82%) HBase
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.82%) SAS EBI
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.64%) GitLab
3 2 (3.64%) Hudson
3 2 (3.64%) Selenium
3 2 (3.64%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Games
4 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (7.27%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (5.45%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) POSIX
3 1 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Clustering
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.64%) Online Games
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.82%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.82%) Life Science
4 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (36.36%) Unix
3 19 (34.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (21.82%) CentOS
5 9 (16.36%) Solaris
5 9 (16.36%) Windows
6 8 (14.55%) Ubuntu
7 7 (12.73%) Debian
8 6 (10.91%) AIX
9 4 (7.27%) VMS
10 1 (1.82%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) DevOps
3 7 (12.73%) Load Balancing
4 6 (10.91%) Change Control
4 6 (10.91%) Migration
4 6 (10.91%) Open Source
4 6 (10.91%) Patch Management
5 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.64%) Benchmarking
7 2 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.64%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.64%) Project Management
7 2 (3.64%) QMS
7 2 (3.64%) Release Management
7 2 (3.64%) Server Building
7 2 (3.64%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) Python
2 12 (21.82%) Perl
3 10 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 9 (16.36%) Ruby
4 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.09%) Korn
6 3 (5.45%) AWK
6 3 (5.45%) Bourne shell
6 3 (5.45%) Java
6 3 (5.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (3.64%) PHP
7 2 (3.64%) SQL
8 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) RHCSA
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) CISSP
3 2 (3.64%) GCIH
3 2 (3.64%) GIAC
3 2 (3.64%) OCA
3 2 (3.64%) OCP
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (3.64%) RHCE
3 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.45%) iptables
2 3 (5.45%) KVM
2 3 (5.45%) Samba
2 3 (5.45%) Xen
3 2 (3.64%) Apache Flume
3 2 (3.64%) GlusterFS
3 2 (3.64%) HDFS
3 2 (3.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.82%) Docker
4 1 (1.82%) LXC
4 1 (1.82%) NFS
4 1 (1.82%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.82%) Veritas File System
4 1 (1.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) Ansible
1 12 (21.82%) Puppet
2 6 (10.91%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (9.09%) Nagios
4 4 (7.27%) SELinux
5 3 (5.45%) HAProxy
5 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (3.64%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.64%) Oozie
6 2 (3.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.82%) Ambari
7 1 (1.82%) Cacti
7 1 (1.82%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.82%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) VMware
2 19 (34.55%) Red Hat
3 14 (25.45%) Oracle
4 6 (10.91%) EMC
5 5 (9.09%) HP
5 5 (9.09%) IBM
5 5 (9.09%) Sun
6 4 (7.27%) Citrix
6 4 (7.27%) Juniper
6 4 (7.27%) Veritas
7 3 (5.45%) Brocade
8 2 (3.64%) Cloudera
8 2 (3.64%) NetApp
8 2 (3.64%) StorageTek
9 1 (1.82%) F5
9 1 (1.82%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.82%) MapR
9 1 (1.82%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.82%) Remedy
9 1 (1.82%) SaltStack