Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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 System Administrator
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 324 321 351
Rank change year-on-year -3 +30 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 47 64 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.38% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.41% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 38
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +25.93% -3.57%
10th Percentile £311 £327 £263
90th Percentile £480 £525 £407
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £33.25 -
% change year-on-year +18.80% - -

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 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
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 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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 -21 22 £413 -2.94% 5
Berkshire +5 13 £463 -7.50% 2
Surrey -17 9 £400 +5.26% 1
Hampshire +15 7 £388 -13.89% 1
West Sussex +2 7 £338 -8.47%
Oxfordshire -7 5 £400 - 3
Buckinghamshire -29 4 - -
Middlesex +9 2 £343 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (44.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (31.91%) Unix
4 14 (29.79%) Python
5 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
5 13 (27.66%) Bash Shell
6 12 (25.53%) Perl
7 11 (23.40%) Puppet
8 10 (21.28%) Nagios
8 10 (21.28%) VMware
8 10 (21.28%) CentOS
9 9 (19.15%) Ruby
10 8 (17.02%) Apache
10 8 (17.02%) HAProxy
10 8 (17.02%) Ansible
11 7 (14.89%) MySQL
11 7 (14.89%) Firewall
11 7 (14.89%) Finance
11 7 (14.89%) Korn
11 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
12 6 (12.77%) Ubuntu
12 6 (12.77%) Open Source
12 6 (12.77%) nginx
12 6 (12.77%) Solaris
12 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
12 6 (12.77%) Oracle
12 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
13 5 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
13 5 (10.64%) NoSQL

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 8 (17.02%) Apache
2 6 (12.77%) nginx
3 5 (10.64%) JBoss
3 5 (10.64%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.13%) Confluence
5 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) IaaS
2 3 (6.38%) OpenShift
2 3 (6.38%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.26%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.13%) GitHub
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.13%) Route 53
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) LDAP
3 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.38%) DHCP
4 3 (6.38%) HTTP
4 3 (6.38%) SAN
5 2 (4.26%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
6 1 (2.13%) NAS
6 1 (2.13%) SSH
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) MySQL
2 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.13%) Impala
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.26%) GitLab
2 2 (4.26%) Hudson
2 2 (4.26%) Selenium
2 2 (4.26%) Subversion
3 1 (2.13%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) LAMP
2 1 (2.13%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) POSIX
2 1 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.26%) Online Games
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.13%) Life Science
3 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (44.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (31.91%) Unix
4 10 (21.28%) CentOS
5 6 (12.77%) Solaris
5 6 (12.77%) Ubuntu
6 5 (10.64%) Debian
7 4 (8.51%) Windows
8 3 (6.38%) AIX
9 1 (2.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
2 6 (12.77%) Open Source
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) DevOps
4 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.51%) High Availability
5 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.26%) Change Control
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.26%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.26%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Open Source Development
6 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) Server Building
6 2 (4.26%) SIEM
7 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) Python
2 13 (27.66%) Bash Shell
3 12 (25.53%) Perl
4 9 (19.15%) Ruby
5 7 (14.89%) Korn
6 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.38%) Java
7 3 (6.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (4.26%) PHP
8 2 (4.26%) SQL
9 1 (2.13%) AWK
9 1 (2.13%) Bourne shell
9 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.13%) sed
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) CISSP
1 2 (4.26%) GCIH
1 2 (4.26%) GIAC
1 2 (4.26%) RHCSA
1 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) KVM
3 2 (4.26%) iptables
3 2 (4.26%) Samba
3 2 (4.26%) Xen
4 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Flume
4 1 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (2.13%) Docker
4 1 (2.13%) HDFS
4 1 (2.13%) LXC
4 1 (2.13%) NFS
4 1 (2.13%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.13%) Veritas File System
4 1 (2.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Puppet
2 10 (21.28%) Nagios
3 8 (17.02%) Ansible
3 8 (17.02%) HAProxy
4 5 (10.64%) NetBackup
4 5 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (8.51%) SELinux
6 1 (2.13%) Cobbler
6 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.13%) Oozie
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
2 10 (21.28%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) EMC
4 3 (6.38%) IBM
5 2 (4.26%) HP
5 2 (4.26%) Veritas
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.13%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) NetApp
6 1 (2.13%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.13%) Remedy
6 1 (2.13%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.13%) Sun