Period
to 22 September 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 500 549
Rank change year-on-year -19 +49 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 357 447 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.44% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 333 284
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £281 £270 £263
90th Percentile £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £371 £363
% change year-on-year +7.74% +2.41% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.45% -9.03%
10th Percentile £21.53 £20.40 £18.15
90th Percentile £41.23 £45.70 £29.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.86% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93522 101934 108578
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.82% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61174 66551 68774
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2807 3186 4138
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.63 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.36% +6.43% +4.57%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator over the 6 months to 22 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator over the 6 months to 22 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 September 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
England -25 350 £401 +0.13% 36
UK excluding London +51 195 £400 +7.74% 18
London -68 159 £410 -6.29% 18
South East +39 95 £401 +0.13% 8
North of England +55 44 £390 +25.81% 4
South West +23 29 £375 +6.76% 2
North West +37 22 £395 -7.06% 2
Yorkshire +51 17 £394 -3.96% 2
East of England -7 13 £345 +1.47% 2
Midlands +28 10 £260 -13.33% 2
North East +40 5 £325 +11.59%
West Midlands +37 5 £260 -16.80% 2
East Midlands -4 5 - -
Scotland +10 4 - -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 357 (100.00%) Linux
2 159 (44.54%) Red Hat
3 153 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 133 (37.25%) Unix
5 124 (34.73%) VMware
6 109 (30.53%) Python
7 107 (29.97%) Puppet
8 97 (27.17%) CentOS
9 90 (25.21%) Windows
10 72 (20.17%) Ubuntu
10 72 (20.17%) DevOps
11 68 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 58 (16.25%) Security Cleared
12 58 (16.25%) Bash Shell
12 58 (16.25%) Perl
13 55 (15.41%) Finance
14 54 (15.13%) Shell Script
15 53 (14.85%) Oracle
15 53 (14.85%) LDAP
16 50 (14.01%) DNS
16 50 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
16 50 (14.01%) Ansible
17 48 (13.45%) Windows Server
18 46 (12.89%) SC Cleared
18 46 (12.89%) Firewall
19 42 (11.76%) Apache
20 41 (11.48%) Active Directory
21 40 (11.20%) MySQL
22 39 (10.92%) Debian
22 39 (10.92%) Solaris

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 42 (11.76%) Apache
2 36 (10.08%) Tomcat
3 18 (5.04%) JBoss
4 15 (4.20%) WebLogic
5 14 (3.92%) Apache Solr
6 11 (3.08%) WebSphere
7 10 (2.80%) nginx
7 10 (2.80%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.40%) Confluence
8 5 (1.40%) Jetty
8 5 (1.40%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.84%) SAS
10 2 (0.56%) IIS
10 2 (0.56%) iPlanet
10 2 (0.56%) MediaWiki
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.28%) Eucalyptus
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.68%) Houdini
1 6 (1.68%) Maya
1 6 (1.68%) NUKE
1 6 (1.68%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.56%) Stata
4 1 (0.28%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.68%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.12%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.96%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.68%) GitHub
5 5 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.40%) Office 365
5 5 (1.40%) SaaS
6 4 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.12%) PaaS
7 3 (0.84%) IaaS
7 3 (0.84%) Route 53
8 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.56%) G Suite
8 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.28%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.85%) LDAP
2 50 (14.01%) DNS
3 46 (12.89%) Firewall
4 30 (8.40%) SAN
5 27 (7.56%) TCP/IP
6 20 (5.60%) VPN
7 19 (5.32%) DHCP
8 13 (3.64%) Kerberos
9 12 (3.36%) Internet
10 11 (3.08%) HTTP
10 11 (3.08%) LAN
11 9 (2.52%) WAN
12 8 (2.24%) SSH
12 8 (2.24%) SSL
13 7 (1.96%) NAS
13 7 (1.96%) Network Security
14 4 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (1.12%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.20%) MySQL
2 29 (8.12%) Hadoop
3 15 (4.20%) Apache Hive
3 15 (4.20%) Impala
3 15 (4.20%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.24%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.96%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.40%) MariaDB
8 4 (1.12%) Big Data
8 4 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.84%) DB2
10 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.28%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.28%) MemSQL
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.28%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 30 (8.40%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.80%) Subversion
4 8 (2.24%) JIRA
5 7 (1.96%) GitLab
6 6 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.12%) Maven
8 3 (0.84%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.84%) Hudson
9 2 (0.56%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.56%) Selenium
9 2 (0.56%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.28%) Gradle
General
1 55 (15.41%) Finance
2 34 (9.52%) Banking
3 16 (4.48%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.24%) Retail
5 6 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.40%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.12%) Electronics
7 4 (1.12%) Marketing
8 2 (0.56%) Back Office
8 2 (0.56%) Games
8 2 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.88%) LAMP
2 8 (2.24%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (1.68%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (1.40%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (1.40%) Servlets
4 5 (1.40%) Web Services
4 5 (1.40%) XML
5 4 (1.12%) Middleware
5 4 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.84%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (0.84%) Spring
7 2 (0.56%) J2EE
7 2 (0.56%) JDBC
7 2 (0.56%) JSON
8 1 (0.28%) Java SE
8 1 (0.28%) POSIX
8 1 (0.28%) Serverless Framework
8 1 (0.28%) XSLT
8 1 (0.28%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.52%) Clustering
2 31 (8.68%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.96%) Animation
6 7 (1.96%) PKI
7 6 (1.68%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.68%) Replication
7 6 (1.68%) Spread Betting
8 5 (1.40%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.12%) Grid Computing
10 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.56%) Fintech
11 2 (0.56%) Infotainment
11 2 (0.56%) iSeries
11 2 (0.56%) Online Games
12 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.28%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 357 (100.00%) Linux
2 153 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 133 (37.25%) Unix
4 97 (27.17%) CentOS
5 90 (25.21%) Windows
6 72 (20.17%) Ubuntu
7 48 (13.45%) Windows Server
8 39 (10.92%) Debian
8 39 (10.92%) Solaris
9 27 (7.56%) AIX
10 13 (3.64%) SUSE
11 12 (3.36%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.52%) HPUX
13 7 (1.96%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.40%) VMS
15 5 (1.40%) Windows 10
16 4 (1.12%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.12%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.17%) DevOps
2 36 (10.08%) Performance Tuning
3 33 (9.24%) Configuration Management
4 31 (8.68%) ITIL
5 26 (7.28%) Security Hardening
6 22 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (6.16%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 20 (5.60%) Open Source
8 18 (5.04%) Load Balancing
8 18 (5.04%) Migration
9 17 (4.76%) Change Control
10 15 (4.20%) Server Building
10 15 (4.20%) Task Automation
11 13 (3.64%) High Availability
12 12 (3.36%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (3.08%) Kanban
13 11 (3.08%) Patch Management
13 11 (3.08%) Project Management
14 10 (2.80%) Analytics
14 10 (2.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 109 (30.53%) Python
2 58 (16.25%) Bash Shell
2 58 (16.25%) Perl
3 54 (15.13%) Shell Script
4 37 (10.36%) Java
5 33 (9.24%) Ruby
6 19 (5.32%) SQL
7 11 (3.08%) Korn
8 8 (2.24%) PHP
8 8 (2.24%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.96%) C
10 5 (1.40%) AWK
11 4 (1.12%) Bourne shell
11 4 (1.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 3 (0.84%) C++
12 3 (0.84%) Fortran
12 3 (0.84%) Jython
13 2 (0.56%) Julia
13 2 (0.56%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.56%) sed
Qualifications
1 58 (16.25%) Security Cleared
2 46 (12.89%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.20%) RHCE
4 14 (3.92%) Degree
4 14 (3.92%) RHCSA
5 6 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.12%) CCNA
7 4 (1.12%) CCNP
7 4 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.84%) OCA
8 3 (0.84%) OCP
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.56%) CISSP
9 2 (0.56%) GCIH
9 2 (0.56%) GIAC
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.28%) MCSE
10 1 (0.28%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.12%) QA
2 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.56%) GCP
3 2 (0.56%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.28%) AS 2805
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.28%) RMADS
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (11.48%) Active Directory
3 23 (6.44%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (6.16%) NFS
5 20 (5.60%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (4.76%) KVM
7 15 (4.20%) Apache Flume
7 15 (4.20%) HDFS
7 15 (4.20%) Samba
8 14 (3.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (3.64%) vSphere
10 11 (3.08%) iptables
11 10 (2.80%) GPFS
12 8 (2.24%) Xen
13 6 (1.68%) Hyper-V
13 6 (1.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (1.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (1.40%) Docker
15 4 (1.12%) vCloud
16 3 (0.84%) LXC
Systems Management
1 107 (29.97%) Puppet
2 50 (14.01%) Ansible
3 33 (9.24%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (8.96%) Nagios
5 19 (5.32%) Red Hat Satellite
6 16 (4.48%) yum
7 15 (4.20%) Oozie
8 11 (3.08%) Terraform
9 9 (2.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 8 (2.24%) ZABBIX
11 7 (1.96%) Cobbler
11 7 (1.96%) SELinux
12 6 (1.68%) HAProxy
13 4 (1.12%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.12%) OVSD
13 4 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (1.12%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.84%) Kubernetes
14 3 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
14 3 (0.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 159 (44.54%) Red Hat
2 124 (34.73%) VMware
3 53 (14.85%) Oracle
4 28 (7.84%) Cisco
4 28 (7.84%) HP
5 21 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 20 (5.60%) EMC
7 18 (5.04%) Cloudera
8 17 (4.76%) IBM
8 17 (4.76%) Veritas
9 14 (3.92%) Sun
10 10 (2.80%) Juniper
11 9 (2.52%) Atlassian
11 9 (2.52%) F5
11 9 (2.52%) Splunk
12 7 (1.96%) Citrix
12 7 (1.96%) Google
12 7 (1.96%) NetApp
13 5 (1.40%) Dell
14 4 (1.12%) Temenos