Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 494 566
Rank change year-on-year -87 +72 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 313 437 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.44% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 319 251
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £279 £265
90th Percentile £525 £533 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £394 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% +12.50% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 1
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £29.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.12% +7.27% +41.03%
10th Percentile £22.88 £17.90 £23.75
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.25 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +32.86% - -

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 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
England -71 304 £400 - 64
London -87 155 £400 -5.33% 29
UK excluding London -31 154 £383 -2.86% 37
South East -30 56 £394 -5.69% 20
North of England +32 41 £375 +13.64% 6
South West +2 29 £369 +8.46% 3
Yorkshire +31 20 £350 -6.67% 3
North West +23 17 £408 -4.12% 3
East of England -1 14 £375 +10.29% 3
Midlands +20 9 £393 -12.78% 3
West Midlands +22 5 £393 -12.78% 1
Scotland -15 5 - - 1
North East +36 4 £325 +10.17%
East Midlands 0 4 - - 2

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 313 (100.00%) Linux
2 142 (45.37%) Red Hat
3 115 (36.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 97 (30.99%) Unix
5 95 (30.35%) Windows
6 94 (30.03%) VMware
6 94 (30.03%) Puppet
7 82 (26.20%) CentOS
7 82 (26.20%) Python
8 63 (20.13%) DevOps
9 58 (18.53%) Security Cleared
10 52 (16.61%) Windows Server
11 51 (16.29%) Oracle
11 51 (16.29%) DNS
11 51 (16.29%) Amazon AWS
12 50 (15.97%) Firewall
13 49 (15.65%) Finance
13 49 (15.65%) Bash Shell
14 48 (15.34%) Ansible
14 48 (15.34%) Shell Script
15 46 (14.70%) LDAP
15 46 (14.70%) Perl
15 46 (14.70%) SC Cleared
16 44 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
16 44 (14.06%) Ubuntu
17 42 (13.42%) Apache
18 41 (13.10%) MySQL
19 37 (11.82%) Java
20 36 (11.50%) Data Centre
21 35 (11.18%) Tomcat

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 (13.42%) Apache
2 35 (11.18%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.11%) JBoss
4 13 (4.15%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.51%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.19%) nginx
7 8 (2.56%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.60%) Confluence
8 5 (1.60%) Jetty
8 5 (1.60%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.96%) IIS
10 2 (0.64%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.64%) MediaWiki
10 2 (0.64%) SAS
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (2.24%) Houdini
1 7 (2.24%) Maya
1 7 (2.24%) NUKE
1 7 (2.24%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.32%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (1.28%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 51 (16.29%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.60%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.60%) GitHub
4 5 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.60%) Office 365
4 5 (1.60%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.28%) PaaS
5 4 (1.28%) SaaS
6 3 (0.96%) IaaS
6 3 (0.96%) Serverless
7 2 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.64%) G Suite
7 2 (0.64%) Route 53
7 2 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.32%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.29%) DNS
2 50 (15.97%) Firewall
3 46 (14.70%) LDAP
4 26 (8.31%) TCP/IP
5 24 (7.67%) SAN
6 23 (7.35%) DHCP
7 15 (4.79%) VPN
8 12 (3.83%) Kerberos
9 11 (3.51%) HTTP
9 11 (3.51%) LAN
10 9 (2.88%) WAN
11 8 (2.56%) Internet
11 8 (2.56%) NAS
11 8 (2.56%) SSH
12 7 (2.24%) Network Security
12 7 (2.24%) SSL
13 4 (1.28%) BIG-IP
13 4 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (1.28%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.10%) MySQL
2 19 (6.07%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.88%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.24%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.24%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.60%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.96%) Big Data
8 3 (0.96%) DB2
8 3 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.64%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.64%) Impala
10 1 (0.32%) HBase
10 1 (0.32%) MemSQL
10 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.32%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 34 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.39%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.88%) Subversion
4 8 (2.56%) JIRA
5 4 (1.28%) Maven
6 3 (0.96%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.96%) GitLab
7 2 (0.64%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.64%) Hudson
7 2 (0.64%) Selenium
7 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.64%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.32%) CMake
8 1 (0.32%) Gradle
General
1 49 (15.65%) Finance
2 30 (9.58%) Banking
3 11 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.88%) Retail
5 8 (2.56%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.96%) Electronics
7 3 (0.96%) Marketing
8 2 (0.64%) Back Office
8 2 (0.64%) French Language
8 2 (0.64%) Games
8 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Front Office
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.07%) LAMP
2 8 (2.56%) IBM Integration Bus
2 8 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
2 8 (2.56%) Middleware
3 6 (1.92%) Web Services
4 5 (1.60%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (1.60%) Servlets
5 4 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (1.28%) XML
6 3 (0.96%) JSON
6 3 (0.96%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (0.96%) Spring
7 2 (0.64%) JDBC
8 1 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.32%) J2EE
8 1 (0.32%) Kafka
8 1 (0.32%) Memcached
8 1 (0.32%) POSIX
8 1 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.50%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.07%) Clustering
3 14 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.56%) Animation
6 8 (2.56%) PKI
7 7 (2.24%) Spread Betting
8 6 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.92%) Replication
9 5 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.28%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.64%) Fintech
12 2 (0.64%) Infotainment
12 2 (0.64%) iSeries
12 2 (0.64%) Online Games
13 1 (0.32%) Freedom of Information Act
13 1 (0.32%) Life Science
13 1 (0.32%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 313 (100.00%) Linux
2 115 (36.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 97 (30.99%) Unix
4 95 (30.35%) Windows
5 82 (26.20%) CentOS
6 52 (16.61%) Windows Server
7 44 (14.06%) Ubuntu
8 34 (10.86%) Solaris
9 23 (7.35%) Debian
10 21 (6.71%) AIX
11 16 (5.11%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.88%) FreeBSD
12 9 (2.88%) HPUX
12 9 (2.88%) SUSE
13 8 (2.56%) Windows 10
14 6 (1.92%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.92%) VMS
15 5 (1.60%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (1.28%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.28%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.13%) DevOps
2 28 (8.95%) ITIL
3 27 (8.63%) Configuration Management
4 24 (7.67%) Open Source
5 23 (7.35%) Migration
6 22 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (5.11%) Load Balancing
8 15 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (4.47%) Analytics
9 14 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (4.15%) Patch Management
11 11 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (3.51%) Kanban
11 11 (3.51%) Project Management
11 11 (3.51%) Server Building
12 9 (2.88%) Change Control
12 9 (2.88%) E-Commerce
13 8 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (2.56%) High Availability
13 8 (2.56%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 82 (26.20%) Python
2 49 (15.65%) Bash Shell
3 48 (15.34%) Shell Script
4 46 (14.70%) Perl
5 37 (11.82%) Java
6 25 (7.99%) Ruby
7 15 (4.79%) SQL
8 13 (4.15%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.88%) Korn
10 8 (2.56%) PHP
11 7 (2.24%) C
12 4 (1.28%) AWK
12 4 (1.28%) C++
12 4 (1.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (0.96%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.96%) Fortran
13 3 (0.96%) Jython
14 2 (0.64%) sed
15 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 58 (18.53%) Security Cleared
2 46 (14.70%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.15%) Degree
4 9 (2.88%) RHCE
5 8 (2.56%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.64%) CISSP
7 2 (0.64%) GCIH
7 2 (0.64%) GIAC
7 2 (0.64%) OCA
7 2 (0.64%) OCP
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.32%) MySQL Certification
8 1 (0.32%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.28%) PCI DSS
1 4 (1.28%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) GCP
3 2 (0.64%) AS 2805
3 2 (0.64%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) RMADS
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (11.18%) Active Directory
3 22 (7.03%) NFS
3 22 (7.03%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (6.39%) KVM
4 20 (6.39%) Samba
5 17 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.56%) Xen
7 7 (2.24%) Docker
8 6 (1.92%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.92%) iptables
8 6 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (1.60%) vSphere
10 4 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.96%) LXC
11 3 (0.96%) pfSense
11 3 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.64%) GPFS
12 2 (0.64%) HDFS
12 2 (0.64%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 94 (30.03%) Puppet
2 48 (15.34%) Ansible
3 24 (7.67%) Nagios
4 22 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (4.79%) yum
6 13 (4.15%) Red Hat Satellite
7 10 (3.19%) Terraform
8 7 (2.24%) Cobbler
9 6 (1.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (1.92%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.60%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.60%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.28%) SELinux
12 3 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.96%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.96%) Oracle ZFS
12 3 (0.96%) Packer
12 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 142 (45.37%) Red Hat
2 94 (30.03%) VMware
3 51 (16.29%) Oracle
4 21 (6.71%) HP
5 20 (6.39%) Cisco
6 19 (6.07%) IBM
7 18 (5.75%) EMC
8 15 (4.79%) Microsoft
8 15 (4.79%) Veritas
9 11 (3.51%) Atlassian
9 11 (3.51%) Sun
10 10 (3.19%) F5
10 10 (3.19%) Juniper
11 9 (2.88%) Citrix
12 7 (2.24%) Google
12 7 (2.24%) NetApp
12 7 (2.24%) Splunk
13 4 (1.28%) Brocade
13 4 (1.28%) Temenos
14 3 (0.96%) SAP