The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Administrator was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 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.

Senior Linux Administrator
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 269 -
Rank change year-on-year +25 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.077% 0.022% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.023% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £575 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.32% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £450 -
% change year-on-year +27.77% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 7341 8574 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.49% 95.03% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4284 5129 5122
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 385 429
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
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 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Administrator in the South East

Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Linux Administrator in the South East

Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Berkshire +21 5 £575 +21.05% 1
Surrey +5 1 - - 1
Senior Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
1 10 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 10 (100.00%) CentOS
1 10 (100.00%) DevOps
2 9 (90.00%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (90.00%) Puppet
3 5 (50.00%) Hudson
3 5 (50.00%) Nagios
3 5 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) Ansible
3 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (40.00%) vCenter Server
4 4 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (40.00%) EMC VNX
4 4 (40.00%) RHCSA
4 4 (40.00%) vSphere
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (40.00%) GitHub
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) CCNA
4 4 (40.00%) EMC
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) RHCE
4 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Data Management
4 4 (40.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Senior Linux 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Hudson
1 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (40.00%) Subversion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) CentOS
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Data Management
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) AWK
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (40.00%) RHCE
1 4 (40.00%) RHCSA
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (40.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (90.00%) Puppet
2 5 (50.00%) Ansible
2 5 (50.00%) Nagios
3 4 (40.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) EMC
2 4 (40.00%) VMware