Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 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 Administrator
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 184 205
Rank change year-on-year +15 +21 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 28 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.50% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 14
South West median daily rate £375 £340 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +3.82% +0.77%
10th Percentile £313 £198 £272
90th Percentile £568 £445 £519
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £39.50 - -
England median hourly rate £38.50 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year +30.51% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5298 5455 6305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 94.90% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3316 3540 4102
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 345 401
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £45.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the South West

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Administrator in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in the South West

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the South West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in the South West

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in the South West

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Bristol - 14 £325 - 4
Wiltshire 0 9 £375 +10.29%
Devon -1 4 £575 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 West region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 12 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (39.29%) CentOS
4 11 (39.29%) Puppet
5 10 (35.71%) Python
6 8 (28.57%) LAN
6 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 8 (28.57%) Windows
7 7 (25.00%) Unix
7 7 (25.00%) NFS
7 7 (25.00%) WAN
7 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 7 (25.00%) Samba
7 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (25.00%) DevOps
7 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 7 (25.00%) Animation
7 7 (25.00%) Visual Effects
7 7 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (21.43%) NUKE
8 6 (21.43%) Houdini
8 6 (21.43%) Maya
8 6 (21.43%) Photoshop
9 5 (17.86%) Finance
9 5 (17.86%) Ansible
9 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
10 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
10 4 (14.29%) Middleware

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (10.71%) Apache
1 3 (10.71%) JBoss
2 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Houdini
1 6 (21.43%) Maya
1 6 (21.43%) NUKE
1 6 (21.43%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) LAN
2 7 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) SMS
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MariaDB
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.71%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Electronics
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.71%) Marketing
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) LAMP
2 2 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Animation
1 7 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (39.29%) CentOS
4 8 (28.57%) Windows
5 7 (25.00%) Unix
5 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (14.29%) Solaris
7 2 (7.14%) Debian
7 2 (7.14%) VMS
8 1 (3.57%) AIX
8 1 (3.57%) HPUX
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) DevOps
1 7 (25.00%) Visual Effects
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 4 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Microservices
3 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.14%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Release Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.71%) Perl
3 3 (10.71%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.57%) RHCA
3 1 (3.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) NFS
2 7 (25.00%) Samba
3 3 (10.71%) Xen
4 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) Puppet
2 5 (17.86%) Ansible
3 2 (7.14%) Bcfg2
3 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.57%) Kibana
4 1 (3.57%) logstash
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.71%) F5
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) SAP
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Sun