Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 318 321
Rank change year-on-year -36 +3 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 34 58 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.37% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 45
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.19% +11.33%
10th Percentile £325 £314 £264
90th Percentile £464 £500 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year +13.33% +12.78% +89.67%

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 15,568 15,483 15,880
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 94.65% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,331 9,185 9,498
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £231
90th Percentile £585 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 640 780
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +3.51%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 October 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 October 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 +2 19 £400 -11.11% 8
Buckinghamshire +26 8 £437 -
Oxfordshire +7 7 £400 - 4
Surrey -25 7 £425 +6.25% 1
West Sussex -4 6 £383 +13.33%
Berkshire -14 4 £363 -27.50% 4
Hampshire -23 2 £350 -12.61% 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 October 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 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (58.82%) Unix
3 16 (47.06%) CentOS
4 15 (44.12%) VMware
5 12 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (32.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (32.35%) Perl
6 11 (32.35%) Red Hat
6 11 (32.35%) Nagios
7 10 (29.41%) Bash Shell
7 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
7 10 (29.41%) Puppet
8 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) ITIL
8 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
9 8 (23.53%) Python
9 8 (23.53%) Solaris
9 8 (23.53%) Shell Script
10 7 (20.59%) Apache
10 7 (20.59%) nginx
11 6 (17.65%) Postfix
11 6 (17.65%) LDAP
11 6 (17.65%) HP
11 6 (17.65%) Windows
11 6 (17.65%) Change Management
11 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
11 6 (17.65%) SAN
11 6 (17.65%) High Availability
12 5 (14.71%) LAPP Stack
12 5 (14.71%) RHCE

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 (20.59%) Apache
1 7 (20.59%) nginx
2 5 (14.71%) lighttpd
3 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.94%) JBoss
3 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) SAN
2 5 (14.71%) DNS
2 5 (14.71%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) SSH
4 3 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (8.82%) VPN
5 2 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.94%) DAB
6 1 (2.94%) DHCP
6 1 (2.94%) NAS
6 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.94%) tcpdump
6 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.94%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.82%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) InfluxDB
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.94%) Liquibase
1 1 (2.94%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.94%) Banking
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
1 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.94%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) LDAP
2 5 (14.71%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (8.82%) Clustering
3 3 (8.82%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.94%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (58.82%) Unix
3 16 (47.06%) CentOS
4 12 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (23.53%) Solaris
6 6 (17.65%) Windows
7 5 (14.71%) FreeBSD
7 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
8 3 (8.82%) Debian
9 2 (5.88%) AIX
9 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
10 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (26.47%) ITIL
3 6 (17.65%) Change Management
3 6 (17.65%) High Availability
4 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.76%) DevOps
5 4 (11.76%) Service Management
6 3 (8.82%) Benchmarking
6 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
6 3 (8.82%) Critical Thinking
6 3 (8.82%) ERP
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
6 3 (8.82%) ITSM
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
6 3 (8.82%) Runbook
6 3 (8.82%) Server Hardening
6 3 (8.82%) Storage Management
6 3 (8.82%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Perl
2 10 (29.41%) Bash Shell
3 8 (23.53%) Python
3 8 (23.53%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.76%) SQL
5 3 (8.82%) AWK
5 3 (8.82%) Bourne shell
5 3 (8.82%) Korn
6 2 (5.88%) PHP
7 1 (2.94%) Java
7 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) RHCE
4 4 (11.76%) Degree
5 3 (8.82%) OCA
5 3 (8.82%) OCP
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (8.82%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) GPG13
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Postfix
2 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) Varnish
2 5 (14.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) GlusterFS
4 3 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.88%) iptables
5 2 (5.88%) Squid
5 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) Nagios
2 10 (29.41%) Puppet
3 5 (14.71%) Cacti
4 4 (11.76%) Ansible
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (8.82%) NetBackup
5 3 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (8.82%) OVSD
5 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (8.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (5.88%) OpenVAS
6 2 (5.88%) systemd
7 1 (2.94%) Cobbler
7 1 (2.94%) Grafana
7 1 (2.94%) Icinga
7 1 (2.94%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) VMware
2 11 (32.35%) Red Hat
3 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.65%) HP
5 5 (14.71%) Veritas
6 4 (11.76%) Juniper
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle
6 4 (11.76%) Sun
7 3 (8.82%) Brocade
7 3 (8.82%) Centrify
7 3 (8.82%) EMC
7 3 (8.82%) StorageTek
8 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco
8 1 (2.94%) Cognos
8 1 (2.94%) Crossbeam
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
8 1 (2.94%) F5
8 1 (2.94%) Lotus
8 1 (2.94%) NetApp