Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 492 561
Rank change year-on-year -85 +69 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 309 448 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.45% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 325 262
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £275 £277 £265
90th Percentile £525 £529 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £388 £360
% change year-on-year -1.29% +7.64% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 1
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +14.55% +41.03%
10th Percentile £22.88 £18.70 £23.75
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.00 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £33.25 -
% change year-on-year +39.85% - -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

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 17 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 17 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 17 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 -75 300 £400 - 39
London -84 153 £400 -4.19% 17
UK excluding London -25 152 £383 -1.29% 26
South East -26 57 £394 -1.56% 12
North of England +40 41 £375 +15.38% 3
South West +11 28 £375 +10.29% 4
Yorkshire +39 20 £350 -6.67% 2
North West +24 17 £408 -4.12% 1
East of England -23 12 £375 +10.29% 1
Midlands +28 9 £393 -12.78% 2
West Midlands +23 5 £393 -12.78%
Scotland -17 5 - - 1
North East +36 4 £325 +10.17%
East Midlands +2 4 - - 2

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 309 (100.00%) Linux
2 141 (45.63%) Red Hat
3 114 (36.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 98 (31.72%) Unix
4 98 (31.72%) VMware
5 96 (31.07%) Windows
6 95 (30.74%) Puppet
7 83 (26.86%) CentOS
8 82 (26.54%) Python
9 63 (20.39%) DevOps
10 59 (19.09%) Security Cleared
11 53 (17.15%) Windows Server
11 53 (17.15%) DNS
12 52 (16.83%) Firewall
13 51 (16.50%) Bash Shell
14 50 (16.18%) Oracle
15 49 (15.86%) Shell Script
15 49 (15.86%) Amazon AWS
16 48 (15.53%) SC Cleared
16 48 (15.53%) LDAP
16 48 (15.53%) Finance
17 47 (15.21%) Ansible
18 46 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
18 46 (14.89%) Ubuntu
18 46 (14.89%) Perl
19 42 (13.59%) Apache
20 41 (13.27%) MySQL
21 37 (11.97%) Data Centre
22 36 (11.65%) Java
23 35 (11.33%) 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 (13.59%) Apache
2 35 (11.33%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.18%) JBoss
4 13 (4.21%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.56%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.24%) nginx
7 8 (2.59%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.62%) Confluence
8 5 (1.62%) Jetty
8 5 (1.62%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.97%) IIS
10 2 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.65%) MediaWiki
10 2 (0.65%) SAS
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.94%) Houdini
1 6 (1.94%) Maya
1 6 (1.94%) NUKE
1 6 (1.94%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.32%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (1.29%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 49 (15.86%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.62%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.62%) GitHub
4 5 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.62%) Office 365
5 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.29%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.29%) PaaS
5 4 (1.29%) SaaS
6 3 (0.97%) IaaS
6 3 (0.97%) Serverless
7 2 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.65%) G Suite
7 2 (0.65%) Route 53
7 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 53 (17.15%) DNS
2 52 (16.83%) Firewall
3 48 (15.53%) LDAP
4 25 (8.09%) TCP/IP
5 24 (7.77%) SAN
6 23 (7.44%) DHCP
7 15 (4.85%) VPN
8 11 (3.56%) Kerberos
8 11 (3.56%) LAN
9 10 (3.24%) HTTP
10 9 (2.91%) WAN
11 7 (2.27%) Internet
11 7 (2.27%) NAS
11 7 (2.27%) SSH
11 7 (2.27%) SSL
12 6 (1.94%) Network Security
13 4 (1.29%) BIG-IP
13 4 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (1.29%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.27%) MySQL
2 18 (5.83%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.91%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.62%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.65%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.65%) Big Data
8 2 (0.65%) DB2
8 2 (0.65%) Impala
9 1 (0.32%) DataStage
9 1 (0.32%) GIS
9 1 (0.32%) HBase
9 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (11.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.91%) Subversion
4 8 (2.59%) JIRA
5 4 (1.29%) Maven
6 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.97%) GitLab
7 2 (0.65%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.65%) Hudson
7 2 (0.65%) Selenium
7 2 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.65%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.32%) CMake
8 1 (0.32%) Gradle
General
1 48 (15.53%) Finance
2 29 (9.39%) Banking
3 11 (3.56%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.91%) Retail
5 7 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.97%) Electronics
7 3 (0.97%) Marketing
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.65%) French Language
8 2 (0.65%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Front Office
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.15%) LAMP
2 8 (2.59%) IBM Integration Bus
2 8 (2.59%) LAPP Stack
2 8 (2.59%) Middleware
3 5 (1.62%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (1.62%) Servlets
3 5 (1.62%) Web Services
4 4 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (1.29%) XML
5 3 (0.97%) JSON
5 3 (0.97%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (0.97%) Spring
6 2 (0.65%) JDBC
7 1 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.32%) J2EE
7 1 (0.32%) Memcached
7 1 (0.32%) POSIX
7 1 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.32%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.15%) Clustering
3 14 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.56%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (2.59%) PKI
6 7 (2.27%) Animation
6 7 (2.27%) Spread Betting
7 6 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.94%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.94%) Replication
8 4 (1.29%) Grid Computing
9 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.65%) Fintech
10 2 (0.65%) Infotainment
10 2 (0.65%) iSeries
10 2 (0.65%) Online Games
11 1 (0.32%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.32%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 309 (100.00%) Linux
2 114 (36.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 98 (31.72%) Unix
4 96 (31.07%) Windows
5 83 (26.86%) CentOS
6 53 (17.15%) Windows Server
7 46 (14.89%) Ubuntu
8 35 (11.33%) Solaris
9 23 (7.44%) Debian
10 21 (6.80%) AIX
11 15 (4.85%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.91%) FreeBSD
12 9 (2.91%) HPUX
12 9 (2.91%) SUSE
13 8 (2.59%) Windows 10
14 6 (1.94%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.94%) VMS
15 5 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (1.29%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.29%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.39%) DevOps
2 29 (9.39%) ITIL
3 27 (8.74%) Configuration Management
4 25 (8.09%) Open Source
5 23 (7.44%) Migration
6 22 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (5.18%) Load Balancing
8 14 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (4.21%) Analytics
9 13 (4.21%) Patch Management
9 13 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (3.56%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (3.56%) Kanban
10 11 (3.56%) Project Management
10 11 (3.56%) Server Building
11 9 (2.91%) Change Control
11 9 (2.91%) E-Commerce
12 8 (2.59%) High Availability
12 8 (2.59%) Machine Learning
12 8 (2.59%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (26.54%) Python
2 51 (16.50%) Bash Shell
3 49 (15.86%) Shell Script
4 46 (14.89%) Perl
5 36 (11.65%) Java
6 25 (8.09%) Ruby
7 15 (4.85%) SQL
8 13 (4.21%) PowerShell
9 10 (3.24%) Korn
10 8 (2.59%) C
10 8 (2.59%) PHP
11 5 (1.62%) AWK
12 4 (1.29%) Bourne shell
12 4 (1.29%) C++
12 4 (1.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (0.97%) Fortran
13 3 (0.97%) Jython
14 2 (0.65%) sed
15 1 (0.32%) Julia
15 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (19.09%) Security Cleared
2 48 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.53%) Degree
4 10 (3.24%) RHCE
5 9 (2.91%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.97%) OCA
7 3 (0.97%) OCP
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.65%) CISSP
8 2 (0.65%) GCIH
8 2 (0.65%) GIAC
9 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.32%) MySQL Certification
9 1 (0.32%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
1 4 (1.29%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) GCP
3 2 (0.65%) AS 2805
3 2 (0.65%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) RMADS
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (10.68%) Active Directory
3 24 (7.77%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (7.12%) KVM
5 21 (6.80%) NFS
6 19 (6.15%) Samba
7 17 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.59%) Xen
9 7 (2.27%) iptables
10 6 (1.94%) Docker
10 6 (1.94%) Hyper-V
11 5 (1.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (1.62%) vSphere
12 4 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.97%) GlusterFS
13 3 (0.97%) LXC
13 3 (0.97%) pfSense
13 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.65%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 95 (30.74%) Puppet
2 47 (15.21%) Ansible
3 24 (7.77%) Nagios
4 22 (7.12%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (5.50%) yum
6 14 (4.53%) Red Hat Satellite
7 10 (3.24%) Terraform
8 7 (2.27%) Cobbler
8 7 (2.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (1.94%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.62%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.29%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.29%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.29%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (1.29%) SELinux
12 3 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.97%) Packer
12 3 (0.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 2 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 141 (45.63%) Red Hat
2 98 (31.72%) VMware
3 50 (16.18%) Oracle
4 22 (7.12%) HP
5 20 (6.47%) Cisco
6 18 (5.83%) EMC
7 17 (5.50%) IBM
8 15 (4.85%) Microsoft
8 15 (4.85%) Veritas
9 12 (3.88%) Sun
10 11 (3.56%) Atlassian
11 10 (3.24%) F5
11 10 (3.24%) Juniper
12 9 (2.91%) Citrix
13 7 (2.27%) Google
13 7 (2.27%) NetApp
13 7 (2.27%) Splunk
14 5 (1.62%) Brocade
15 4 (1.29%) Temenos
16 3 (0.97%) Dell