The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 244 246
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 26 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 14
Median daily rate £413 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £296 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £334 £350
% change year-on-year +19.85% -4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.25

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 7373 8823 9388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 95.12% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 5395 5019
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 382 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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
Berkshire +29 9 £425 -5.55% 7
Surrey +11 6 £475 +43.93% 5
Oxfordshire +3 6 £375 +50.00% 3
Hampshire +8 2 - - 3
West Sussex - 2 £388 -
Buckinghamshire -5 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 28 March 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 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (62.90%) Red Hat
3 37 (59.68%) Puppet
4 29 (46.77%) Python
5 25 (40.32%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (38.71%) CentOS
7 23 (37.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (35.48%) VMware
9 19 (30.65%) DevOps
10 18 (29.03%) Bash Shell
11 16 (25.81%) Nagios
12 15 (24.19%) Ruby
12 15 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (22.58%) Firewall
14 13 (20.97%) Ansible
15 11 (17.74%) EMC
16 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
16 9 (14.52%) Unix
16 9 (14.52%) Perl
16 9 (14.52%) Subversion
16 9 (14.52%) Jenkins
17 8 (12.90%) GitHub
17 8 (12.90%) Hudson
17 8 (12.90%) Debian
17 8 (12.90%) Data Management
17 8 (12.90%) Oracle
17 8 (12.90%) Cisco
17 8 (12.90%) CCNP
17 8 (12.90%) CCNA
17 8 (12.90%) Cisco Certification

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 (11.29%) Apache
2 5 (8.06%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.23%) JBoss
4 1 (1.61%) Confluence
4 1 (1.61%) nginx
4 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) GitHub
2 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) Firewall
2 6 (9.68%) VPN
3 5 (8.06%) DNS
4 4 (6.45%) IPv4
4 4 (6.45%) IPv6
4 4 (6.45%) Network Security
5 3 (4.84%) FTP
5 3 (4.84%) SAN
5 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.84%) VLAN
6 2 (3.23%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.23%) NAS
6 2 (3.23%) SSH
7 1 (1.61%) Internet
7 1 (1.61%) LAN
7 1 (1.61%) LDAP
7 1 (1.61%) SMTP
7 1 (1.61%) WAN
7 1 (1.61%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) MySQL
2 6 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.06%) Big Data
4 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.23%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (3.23%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Jenkins
1 9 (14.52%) Subversion
2 8 (12.90%) Hudson
3 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.61%) JIRA
4 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Electronics
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Marketing
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) LAMP
2 1 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.61%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Replication
2 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.61%) Online Games
4 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (38.71%) CentOS
3 23 (37.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (14.52%) Unix
5 8 (12.90%) Debian
6 7 (11.29%) Solaris
6 7 (11.29%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.84%) AIX
7 3 (4.84%) Windows
8 1 (1.61%) SUSE
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) DevOps
2 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.90%) Data Management
4 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (8.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (6.45%) Automated Testing
5 4 (6.45%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.45%) Server Building
6 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.23%) Scrum
6 2 (3.23%) SDLC
6 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.23%) Web Development
6 2 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) Python
2 18 (29.03%) Bash Shell
3 15 (24.19%) Ruby
4 9 (14.52%) Perl
5 6 (9.68%) Java
6 4 (6.45%) SQL
7 3 (4.84%) PHP
7 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) AWK
8 1 (1.61%) C++
8 1 (1.61%) Korn
8 1 (1.61%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) CCNA
1 8 (12.90%) CCNP
1 8 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.06%) RHCSA
3 4 (6.45%) RHCE
4 1 (1.61%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.61%) CEH
4 1 (1.61%) RHCT
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.68%) Docker
3 5 (8.06%) NFS
4 3 (4.84%) vSphere
5 2 (3.23%) Samba
5 2 (3.23%) Squid
5 2 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (3.23%) Veritas File System
5 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.61%) iptables
6 1 (1.61%) KVM
6 1 (1.61%) LXC
6 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (59.68%) Puppet
2 25 (40.32%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (25.81%) Nagios
4 13 (20.97%) Ansible
5 3 (4.84%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.84%) SELinux
6 2 (3.23%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (3.23%) HAProxy
6 2 (3.23%) Opsview
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (3.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (3.23%) vMotion
7 1 (1.61%) Cacti
7 1 (1.61%) Control-M
7 1 (1.61%) OpenView
Vendors
1 39 (62.90%) Red Hat
2 22 (35.48%) VMware
3 11 (17.74%) EMC
4 8 (12.90%) Cisco
4 8 (12.90%) Oracle
5 4 (6.45%) Veritas
6 3 (4.84%) Sun
6 3 (4.84%) Symantec
7 2 (3.23%) Brocade
7 2 (3.23%) HP
7 2 (3.23%) IBM
7 2 (3.23%) NetApp
7 2 (3.23%) SAP
8 1 (1.61%) Apple
8 1 (1.61%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.61%) Dell
8 1 (1.61%) Isilon
8 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
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