Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 348 301 336
Rank change year-on-year -47 +35 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 31 58 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.41% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 46
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +28.79% +10.00%
10th Percentile £301 £295 £263
90th Percentile £449 £575 £450
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.63 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.36% +133.33% -61.54%

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 15,611 14,299 17,203
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 93.73% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,334 8,459 10,150
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 737 890
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.11
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the South East

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Thames Valley -33 15 £400 -7.25% 10
Berkshire -19 9 £388 -29.55% 5
Hampshire +4 5 £363 +20.83% 4
East Sussex -2 4 £425 -2.86%
Surrey -26 4 £363 -4.61% 2
Oxfordshire -22 3 £400 - 4
Buckinghamshire -30 3 - - 1
Middlesex +3 2 £343 -
West Sussex -8 1 £413 +11.86% 1
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 South East region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Ansible
3 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (25.81%) CentOS
4 8 (25.81%) Puppet
4 8 (25.81%) Python
4 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
4 8 (25.81%) DevOps
5 7 (22.58%) Apache
5 7 (22.58%) Perl
5 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
6 6 (19.35%) Open Source
6 6 (19.35%) MySQL
6 6 (19.35%) Unix
7 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
7 5 (16.13%) JBoss
7 5 (16.13%) Firewall
8 4 (12.90%) Finance
8 4 (12.90%) VMware
8 4 (12.90%) ITIL
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 4 (12.90%) DNS
8 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
8 4 (12.90%) Ruby
8 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
8 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
9 3 (9.68%) Veritas
9 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
9 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
9 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux Systems 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 7 (22.58%) Apache
2 5 (16.13%) JBoss
3 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.45%) nginx
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) IaaS
1 3 (9.68%) PaaS
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.23%) GitHub
3 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.23%) Route 53
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) HTTP
4 2 (6.45%) Kerberos
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) SSH
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) DHCP
5 1 (3.23%) FTP
5 1 (3.23%) NAS
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
2 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) MariaDB
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Artifactory
2 2 (6.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.23%) GitLab
3 1 (3.23%) Hudson
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) LAMP
1 3 (9.68%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) MCollective
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) POSIX
2 1 (3.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.23%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Life Science
4 1 (3.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (25.81%) CentOS
4 6 (19.35%) Unix
5 3 (9.68%) AIX
5 3 (9.68%) Solaris
5 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
5 3 (9.68%) Windows
6 2 (6.45%) Debian
7 1 (3.23%) SUSE
7 1 (3.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) DevOps
2 6 (19.35%) Open Source
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.23%) Change Control
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Kanban
5 1 (3.23%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Release Management
5 1 (3.23%) SIEM
5 1 (3.23%) System Testing
5 1 (3.23%) TDD
5 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Python
2 7 (22.58%) Bash Shell
2 7 (22.58%) Perl
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby
4 3 (9.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) Korn
5 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.23%) AWK
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.23%) sed
6 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) RHCE
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
2 2 (6.45%) RHCSA
3 1 (3.23%) GCIH
3 1 (3.23%) GIAC
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) Docker
3 1 (3.23%) iptables
3 1 (3.23%) KVM
3 1 (3.23%) NFS
3 1 (3.23%) Samba
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Ansible
2 8 (25.81%) Puppet
3 3 (9.68%) Cobbler
4 2 (6.45%) HAProxy
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (6.45%) SELinux
5 1 (3.23%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (3.23%) Nagios
5 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Veritas
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp
4 1 (3.23%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.23%) SaltStack