Period
to 5 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 534 699 648
Rank change year-on-year +165 -51 -80
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 75 146 241
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 107 165
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.85% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £304 £284 £300
90th Percentile £650 £532 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +20.12% +4.06% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -70.59% +85.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year +133.33% -69.70% +80.00%

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 41,845 85,062 94,878
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.54% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,287 55,858 62,111
Median daily rate £473 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £268
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,720 2,755 2,999
Median hourly rate £21.54 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.72% -3.97%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -1.52%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux Administrator.

Daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux Administrator over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux Administrator.

Hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 13 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 5 June 2020. 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 +171 70 £481 +13.12% 26
UK excluding London +166 54 £500 +20.12% 26
South West +64 27 £550 +10.00% 8
London +121 20 £440 +3.53% 2
South East +120 14 £330 -22.35% 7
Midlands +70 6 £231 -43.25% 1
West Midlands +70 4 £213 -50.00% 1
Scotland +45 4 £450 +22.03%
East of England +57 2 £409 -28.91% 3
East Midlands +41 2 £445 +14.10%
North of England +75 1 £425 +30.77% 5
North West +45 1 £425 +54.55% 5
Work from Home +1 1 £375 -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, Linux Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 75 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (64.00%) Red Hat
3 31 (41.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (38.67%) Security Cleared
5 28 (37.33%) Python
5 28 (37.33%) Ansible
6 27 (36.00%) VMware
7 25 (33.33%) Bash Shell
8 23 (30.67%) Docker
9 21 (28.00%) CentOS
9 21 (28.00%) DV Cleared
9 21 (28.00%) Perl
10 20 (26.67%) Unix
11 19 (25.33%) DevOps
12 17 (22.67%) Windows
13 16 (21.33%) Puppet
14 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (18.67%) Java
15 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
15 14 (18.67%) Shell Script
15 14 (18.67%) Open Source
15 14 (18.67%) Jenkins
15 14 (18.67%) Technical Leadership
16 13 (17.33%) ITIL
16 13 (17.33%) JIRA
17 12 (16.00%) PKI
17 12 (16.00%) Incident Management
17 12 (16.00%) Hadoop
17 12 (16.00%) Scrum
17 12 (16.00%) Aerospace

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 12 (16.00%) Confluence
2 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.33%) nginx
4 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) AWS
1 8 (10.67%) Azure
2 3 (4.00%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.67%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (2.67%) Office 365
4 1 (1.33%) G Suite
4 1 (1.33%) GCP
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) SAN
2 3 (4.00%) DNS
2 3 (4.00%) Firewall
2 3 (4.00%) FTP
2 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.67%) SSH
4 1 (1.33%) DHCP
4 1 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.33%) Internet
4 1 (1.33%) NAS
4 1 (1.33%) OpenVPN
4 1 (1.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) Apache Accumulo
1 12 (16.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (4.00%) MySQL
2 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.33%) Big Data
4 1 (1.33%) DB2
4 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (18.67%) Jenkins
2 13 (17.33%) JIRA
3 12 (16.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.67%) GitLab
4 2 (2.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.33%) Maven
5 1 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 12 (16.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (1.33%) Games
4 1 (1.33%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) Apache NiFi
1 12 (16.00%) Kafka
2 5 (6.67%) Middleware
3 2 (2.67%) Web Services
4 1 (1.33%) Ajax
4 1 (1.33%) CSS
4 1 (1.33%) HTML
4 1 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.33%) XHTML
4 1 (1.33%) XML
4 1 (1.33%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) PKI
2 8 (10.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.33%) Clustering
4 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) AS400
5 1 (1.33%) CMDB
5 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.33%) iSeries
5 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (41.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (28.00%) CentOS
4 20 (26.67%) Unix
5 17 (22.67%) Windows
6 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (8.00%) Solaris
8 3 (4.00%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.67%) Debian
10 1 (1.33%) FreeBSD
10 1 (1.33%) HPUX
10 1 (1.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.33%) VMS
10 1 (1.33%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) DevOps
2 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.67%) Open Source
3 14 (18.67%) Technical Leadership
4 13 (17.33%) ITIL
5 12 (16.00%) Incident Management
5 12 (16.00%) Scrum
6 9 (12.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.33%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (9.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 7 (9.33%) Privileged Access Management
7 7 (9.33%) Security Hardening
7 7 (9.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (5.33%) Change Management
8 4 (5.33%) Migration
8 4 (5.33%) Project Delivery
9 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Automation
9 3 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (4.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.33%) Python
2 25 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 21 (28.00%) Perl
4 14 (18.67%) Java
4 14 (18.67%) Shell Script
5 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.67%) C
7 4 (5.33%) Korn
8 3 (4.00%) AWK
9 2 (2.67%) sed
9 2 (2.67%) SQL
10 1 (1.33%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.33%) Groovy
10 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (38.67%) Security Cleared
2 21 (28.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) Degree
4 3 (4.00%) RHCE
5 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (30.67%) Docker
2 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (16.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.67%) Samba
6 2 (2.67%) Squid
6 2 (2.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.67%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.33%) Firmware
7 1 (1.33%) iptables
7 1 (1.33%) LXC
7 1 (1.33%) NFS
7 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (37.33%) Ansible
2 16 (21.33%) Puppet
3 5 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (5.33%) Terraform
5 3 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.67%) Cacti
6 2 (2.67%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.67%) Nagios
6 2 (2.67%) Opsview
6 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.33%) Control-M
7 1 (1.33%) FreeIPA
7 1 (1.33%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (1.33%) logstash
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.33%) Rancher
7 1 (1.33%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.33%) yum
Vendors
1 48 (64.00%) Red Hat
2 27 (36.00%) VMware
3 5 (6.67%) Oracle
4 4 (5.33%) IBM
5 3 (4.00%) Veritas
6 2 (2.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.67%) CommVault
6 2 (2.67%) CyberArk
6 2 (2.67%) Splunk
6 2 (2.67%) Sybase
7 1 (1.33%) Centrify
7 1 (1.33%) Citrix
7 1 (1.33%) Google
7 1 (1.33%) HP
7 1 (1.33%) Percona
7 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com