The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 232 243
Rank change year-on-year +38 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 45 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.59% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.45% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 20
Median daily rate £401 £386 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% -6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £283 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £369 £400
% change year-on-year +8.61% -7.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year +22.22% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +23 15 £401 +23.23% 2
Berkshire +19 8 £575 +15.00% 5
Oxfordshire -4 7 £450 +12.50% 2
West Sussex - 6 £338 - 1
Surrey +4 5 £413 +1.85% 4
Buckinghamshire -14 3 - - 2
East Sussex -7 1 - - 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 24 June 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 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (57.97%) Python
3 33 (47.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (42.03%) Red Hat
5 28 (40.58%) Puppet
6 27 (39.13%) VMware
7 24 (34.78%) Unix
8 21 (30.43%) Perl
8 21 (30.43%) DevOps
9 20 (28.99%) Bash Shell
9 20 (28.99%) Debian
9 20 (28.99%) CentOS
10 19 (27.54%) Ubuntu
10 19 (27.54%) Nagios
10 19 (27.54%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (23.19%) Hadoop
13 15 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (20.29%) Cloudera
14 14 (20.29%) Security Hardening
14 14 (20.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 14 (20.29%) Ruby
15 12 (17.39%) Ansible
15 12 (17.39%) Solaris
16 11 (15.94%) MySQL
16 11 (15.94%) HDFS
16 11 (15.94%) Impala
16 11 (15.94%) Apache Solr
16 11 (15.94%) Oozie
16 11 (15.94%) Apache Flume

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 11 (15.94%) Apache Solr
2 7 (10.14%) Apache
3 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.90%) Confluence
4 2 (2.90%) JBoss
5 1 (1.45%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (1.45%) nginx
5 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (11.59%) GitHub
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) DNS
1 6 (8.70%) Firewall
2 5 (7.25%) SAN
2 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (5.80%) IPv4
3 4 (5.80%) IPv6
3 4 (5.80%) Network Security
4 3 (4.35%) VLAN
4 3 (4.35%) VPN
5 2 (2.90%) FTP
5 2 (2.90%) Internet
5 2 (2.90%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.90%) NAS
5 2 (2.90%) SSH
6 1 (1.45%) DHCP
6 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) Hadoop
2 11 (15.94%) Apache Hive
2 11 (15.94%) Impala
2 11 (15.94%) MySQL
3 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (2.90%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Subversion
2 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.25%) Hudson
5 4 (5.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.90%) JIRA
6 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Electronics
3 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) LAMP
2 2 (2.90%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) EMC VNX
2 4 (5.80%) Replication
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.90%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.45%) Online Games
4 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (47.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (34.78%) Unix
4 20 (28.99%) CentOS
4 20 (28.99%) Debian
5 19 (27.54%) Ubuntu
6 12 (17.39%) Solaris
7 5 (7.25%) AIX
8 3 (4.35%) Windows
9 1 (1.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.43%) DevOps
2 15 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (20.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 14 (20.29%) Security Hardening
4 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.14%) High Availability
6 6 (8.70%) Data Management
6 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.25%) ITIL
8 4 (5.80%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (5.80%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.90%) Build Automation
10 2 (2.90%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (2.90%) Migration
10 2 (2.90%) Programme Management
10 2 (2.90%) Project Management
10 2 (2.90%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) Python
2 21 (30.43%) Perl
3 20 (28.99%) Bash Shell
4 14 (20.29%) Ruby
5 5 (7.25%) Korn
5 5 (7.25%) SQL
6 4 (5.80%) PHP
6 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.35%) Java
8 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.45%) AWK
9 1 (1.45%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) CCNA
1 6 (8.70%) CCNP
1 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (8.70%) RHCE
1 6 (8.70%) RHCSA
2 4 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.45%) ACMT
3 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 18 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.94%) Apache Flume
2 11 (15.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 11 (15.94%) HDFS
3 7 (10.14%) Docker
4 6 (8.70%) vSphere
5 5 (7.25%) NFS
6 3 (4.35%) KVM
6 3 (4.35%) Samba
6 3 (4.35%) Veritas File System
7 2 (2.90%) iptables
7 2 (2.90%) LXC
7 2 (2.90%) Squid
7 2 (2.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.45%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.45%) Xen
8 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (40.58%) Puppet
2 19 (27.54%) Nagios
2 19 (27.54%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (17.39%) Ansible
4 11 (15.94%) Oozie
5 8 (11.59%) NetBackup
6 6 (8.70%) vCenter Server
7 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (7.25%) SELinux
8 4 (5.80%) HAProxy
9 2 (2.90%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (2.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (2.90%) vMotion
10 1 (1.45%) Control-M
10 1 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (1.45%) OpenView
10 1 (1.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) Red Hat
2 27 (39.13%) VMware
3 14 (20.29%) Cloudera
4 9 (13.04%) EMC
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle
7 4 (5.80%) HP
7 4 (5.80%) Sun
7 4 (5.80%) Veritas
8 3 (4.35%) IBM
8 3 (4.35%) Symantec
9 2 (2.90%) Apple
9 2 (2.90%) Brocade
9 2 (2.90%) Dell
9 2 (2.90%) NetApp
9 2 (2.90%) SAP
10 1 (1.45%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.45%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (1.45%) Juniper
10 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago