Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £391 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 335 303 344
Rank change year-on-year -32 +41 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 44 71 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.47% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 52 52
South East median daily rate £391 £401 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +5.39% -5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £263
90th Percentile £493 £535 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £49.50 - -
England median hourly rate £51.00 £39.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year +28.30% +26.19% +10.47%

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 16,123 15,170 17,718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 94.58% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,549 8,751 10,713
South East median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.91% +2.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £231
90th Percentile £582 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 739 776
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -10.83% +12.14%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -25 22 £400 -8.57% 11
Hampshire -17 12 £338 -15.73% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £363 - 2
Oxfordshire -7 9 £400 - 7
Surrey -24 6 £403 +0.63% 2
West Sussex -2 4 £383 +13.33% 1
Berkshire -25 3 £366 -21.87% 2
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (52.27%) Red Hat
3 21 (47.73%) Unix
3 21 (47.73%) VMware
4 18 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (38.64%) Solaris
5 17 (38.64%) Veritas
6 15 (34.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (29.55%) Bash Shell
8 12 (27.27%) RHCE
8 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 11 (25.00%) CentOS
9 11 (25.00%) Perl
10 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Satellite
10 10 (22.73%) Change Management
11 9 (20.45%) Oracle
12 8 (18.18%) Clustering
12 8 (18.18%) AIX
12 8 (18.18%) Tivoli
12 8 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (15.91%) SAN
13 7 (15.91%) Finance
13 7 (15.91%) Python
13 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
13 7 (15.91%) Cobbler
13 7 (15.91%) Ansible
13 7 (15.91%) Oracle ZFS
14 6 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (13.64%) SELinux

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 6 (13.64%) Apache
2 5 (11.36%) lighttpd
2 5 (11.36%) nginx
3 3 (6.82%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) SAN
2 4 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (6.82%) DNS
3 3 (6.82%) Firewall
3 3 (6.82%) VPN
4 2 (4.55%) NAS
4 2 (4.55%) SSH
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) HTTP
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) SMS
5 1 (2.27%) SMTP
5 1 (2.27%) TACACS
5 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Local Government
3 2 (4.55%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) LAPP Stack
1 5 (11.36%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Clustering
2 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
3 6 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.82%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Exalytics
6 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.27%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.27%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (47.73%) Unix
3 18 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (38.64%) Solaris
5 11 (25.00%) CentOS
6 8 (18.18%) AIX
7 5 (11.36%) FreeBSD
8 3 (6.82%) Debian
8 3 (6.82%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (6.82%) Windows
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
9 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (22.73%) Change Management
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.36%) Information Security
5 4 (9.09%) Benchmarking
5 4 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 4 (9.09%) High Availability
5 4 (9.09%) Mathematics
5 4 (9.09%) QMS
5 4 (9.09%) Quality Management
5 4 (9.09%) Server Hardening
6 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.82%) Data Security
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (4.55%) Security Testing
8 1 (2.27%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) Bash Shell
2 11 (25.00%) Perl
3 7 (15.91%) Python
4 5 (11.36%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.09%) AWK
5 4 (9.09%) Bourne shell
5 4 (9.09%) Korn
6 3 (6.82%) SQL
7 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) RHCE
2 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) OCP
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (9.09%) OCA
3 4 (9.09%) RHCSA
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) Postfix
2 5 (11.36%) Varnish
3 4 (9.09%) GlusterFS
4 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.82%) NFS
4 3 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.27%) Docker
6 1 (2.27%) Firmware
6 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Satellite
2 8 (18.18%) Tivoli
2 8 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (15.91%) Ansible
3 7 (15.91%) Cobbler
3 7 (15.91%) Oracle ZFS
4 6 (13.64%) SELinux
5 5 (11.36%) Cacti
5 5 (11.36%) Nagios
5 5 (11.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (11.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (9.09%) NetBackup
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (9.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (4.55%) OpenVAS
7 2 (4.55%) Puppet
7 2 (4.55%) systemd
8 1 (2.27%) HAProxy
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Red Hat
2 21 (47.73%) VMware
3 17 (38.64%) Veritas
4 9 (20.45%) Oracle
5 5 (11.36%) Brocade
5 5 (11.36%) Symantec
6 4 (9.09%) Centrify
6 4 (9.09%) EMC
6 4 (9.09%) HP
6 4 (9.09%) Juniper
6 4 (9.09%) StorageTek
6 4 (9.09%) Sun
7 3 (6.82%) Atlassian
7 3 (6.82%) IBM
7 3 (6.82%) Synology
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco
8 1 (2.27%) Cognos
8 1 (2.27%) F5
8 1 (2.27%) Lotus
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft