The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 411 436
Rank change year-on-year -30 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 169 253 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.47% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.49% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 186 155
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £502 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.42% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £39.75 £22.75 £22.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.72% +1.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.75 £18.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +14.54%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 168 £401 +0.12% 57
London -51 67 £425 -2.85% 25
South East +24 61 £401 +1.71% 14
Hampshire +24 23 £401 +23.23% 1
North West +28 13 £400 -11.11% 7
Buckinghamshire -5 13 - - 1
Croydon - 12 £431 -
Berkshire +15 10 £575 +17.94% 4
South West +5 9 £500 +26.98% 1
East of England -4 9 £310 -8.82% 2
Milton Keynes - 9 - - 1
City of London -26 6 £450 - 8
Southampton - 6 £425 -
Manchester +16 5 £390 -13.33% 4
Surrey +6 5 £425 +3.03% 4
Hertfordshire -1 5 £310 - 1
Oxfordshire -6 5 £400 +3.22% 2
Yorkshire +32 4 £331 -25.97% 7
Cheshire +25 4 £416 - 2
Reading +23 4 £500 +29.03% 2
West Sussex +16 4 £383 +3.03% 1
Cambridge +1 4 £325 -4.41% 1
Bristol 0 4 £475 +31.03%
Cambridgeshire -2 4 £325 -4.41% 1
Windsor -2 4 £575 +15.00%
Liverpool - 4 £400 - 1
Merseyside - 4 £400 - 1
West Midlands +20 3 £525 +27.27%
West Yorkshire +17 3 £331 -25.97% 5
Gatwick +4 3 £383 +4.79%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 299 (100.00%) Linux
2 143 (47.83%) Red Hat
3 141 (47.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 115 (38.46%) Unix
5 112 (37.46%) VMware
6 95 (31.77%) Python
7 83 (27.76%) Puppet
8 79 (26.42%) CentOS
9 71 (23.75%) Perl
10 68 (22.74%) Ubuntu
10 68 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 66 (22.07%) Bash Shell
12 61 (20.40%) Windows
13 58 (19.40%) DevOps
14 50 (16.72%) Finance
15 49 (16.39%) LDAP
16 48 (16.05%) DNS
17 44 (14.72%) Oracle
17 44 (14.72%) Security Cleared
18 42 (14.05%) Opscode Chef
19 41 (13.71%) MySQL
19 41 (13.71%) Active Directory
20 40 (13.38%) SAN
21 39 (13.04%) Debian
21 39 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
22 38 (12.71%) Ansible
22 38 (12.71%) Firewall
22 38 (12.71%) Apache
23 37 (12.37%) Solaris
24 36 (12.04%) SC Cleared

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 38 (12.71%) Apache
2 26 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 20 (6.69%) Apache Solr
4 13 (4.35%) JBoss
5 6 (2.01%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.01%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.67%) Confluence
6 5 (1.67%) IIS
6 5 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.67%) nginx
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.67%) Jetty
7 2 (0.67%) MediaWiki
7 2 (0.67%) SAS
7 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.67%) Stata
3 1 (0.33%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.34%) GitHub
3 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.01%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.34%) Office 365
7 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.67%) SaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.33%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.39%) LDAP
2 48 (16.05%) DNS
3 40 (13.38%) SAN
4 38 (12.71%) Firewall
5 23 (7.69%) VPN
6 19 (6.35%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.68%) Internet
8 11 (3.68%) Network Security
9 10 (3.34%) HTTP
9 10 (3.34%) Kerberos
10 9 (3.01%) SSL
11 8 (2.68%) NAS
11 8 (2.68%) SSH
12 7 (2.34%) DHCP
13 5 (1.67%) OpenLDAP
14 4 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (1.34%) FTP
14 4 (1.34%) IPv4
14 4 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.71%) MySQL
2 34 (11.37%) Hadoop
3 24 (8.03%) Apache Hive
4 23 (7.69%) Impala
5 9 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.01%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.01%) Big Data
6 6 (2.01%) InterSystems Cache
6 6 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.67%) MariaDB
8 4 (1.34%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.00%) HBase
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.67%) GIS
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.33%) DB2
11 1 (0.33%) DB2 UDB
11 1 (0.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 19 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.35%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.02%) Subversion
4 11 (3.68%) JIRA
5 7 (2.34%) GitLab
5 7 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.67%) Hudson
7 3 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.00%) Maven
8 2 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 50 (16.72%) Finance
2 24 (8.03%) Banking
3 12 (4.01%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.34%) Retail
6 3 (1.00%) Electronics
6 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.00%) Law
6 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.00%) Marketing
7 2 (0.67%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.35%) LAMP
2 6 (2.01%) Middleware
3 5 (1.67%) XML
4 4 (1.34%) Kafka
4 4 (1.34%) Web Services
5 3 (1.00%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.00%) Spring
6 2 (0.67%) JDBC
6 2 (0.67%) JSON
6 2 (0.67%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.67%) Servlets
7 1 (0.33%) J2EE
7 1 (0.33%) Java SE
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.33%) XSLT
7 1 (0.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.03%) Clustering
2 22 (7.36%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.01%) EMC VNX
3 12 (4.01%) Replication
4 10 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.01%) PKI
7 5 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.67%) Spread Betting
8 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.34%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.00%) Fintech
9 3 (1.00%) Symmetrix
10 2 (0.67%) Infotainment
10 2 (0.67%) iSeries
11 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 299 (100.00%) Linux
2 141 (47.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 115 (38.46%) Unix
4 79 (26.42%) CentOS
5 68 (22.74%) Ubuntu
6 61 (20.40%) Windows
7 39 (13.04%) Debian
8 37 (12.37%) Solaris
9 30 (10.03%) Windows Server
10 28 (9.36%) AIX
11 13 (4.35%) SUSE
12 9 (3.01%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (2.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (2.01%) HPUX
14 6 (2.01%) VMS
14 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (1.00%) Fedora
16 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.33%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.40%) DevOps
2 39 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
3 31 (10.37%) Configuration Management
3 31 (10.37%) Security Hardening
4 27 (9.03%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 26 (8.70%) ITIL
6 17 (5.69%) Change Management
7 15 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (5.02%) Migration
7 15 (5.02%) Server Building
8 14 (4.68%) Task Automation
9 13 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (3.68%) Asset Management
10 11 (3.68%) Load Balancing
11 10 (3.34%) Change Control
11 10 (3.34%) ITSM
12 9 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (3.01%) High Availability
13 8 (2.68%) Open Source
13 8 (2.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (31.77%) Python
2 71 (23.75%) Perl
3 66 (22.07%) Bash Shell
4 29 (9.70%) Ruby
5 28 (9.36%) Shell Script
6 25 (8.36%) Java
7 18 (6.02%) SQL
8 12 (4.01%) PHP
8 12 (4.01%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.34%) Korn
10 6 (2.01%) AWK
11 4 (1.34%) Bourne shell
11 4 (1.34%) C
12 2 (0.67%) Groovy
12 2 (0.67%) Julia
12 2 (0.67%) Jython
12 2 (0.67%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.67%) sed
12 2 (0.67%) Tcl
13 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 36 (12.04%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.02%) RHCE
4 14 (4.68%) RHCSA
5 7 (2.34%) Degree
6 6 (2.01%) CCNA
6 6 (2.01%) CCNP
6 6 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.01%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.67%) EMC Certification
7 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.00%) OCA
9 3 (1.00%) OCP
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.33%) ACMT
10 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.33%) MCSE
10 1 (0.33%) RHCA
10 1 (0.33%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 68 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (13.71%) Active Directory
3 23 (7.69%) HDFS
4 22 (7.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 22 (7.36%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (7.36%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (7.02%) NFS
6 19 (6.35%) Apache Flume
7 18 (6.02%) KVM
8 13 (4.35%) vSphere
9 12 (4.01%) Docker
9 12 (4.01%) GPFS
10 10 (3.34%) iptables
11 9 (3.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (3.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (2.01%) Hyper-V
13 6 (2.01%) Veritas File System
14 4 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (1.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 83 (27.76%) Puppet
2 42 (14.05%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (12.71%) Ansible
4 34 (11.37%) Nagios
5 22 (7.36%) Red Hat Satellite
6 19 (6.35%) Oozie
6 19 (6.35%) yum
7 11 (3.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 9 (3.01%) vCenter Server
8 9 (3.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 8 (2.68%) HAProxy
10 7 (2.34%) NetBackup
10 7 (2.34%) Terraform
10 7 (2.34%) ZABBIX
11 6 (2.01%) SELinux
12 5 (1.67%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (1.34%) OVSD
13 4 (1.34%) Simpana
14 3 (1.00%) Oracle ZFS
14 3 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 143 (47.83%) Red Hat
2 112 (37.46%) VMware
3 44 (14.72%) Oracle
4 27 (9.03%) HP
5 26 (8.70%) Cisco
5 26 (8.70%) Cloudera
6 25 (8.36%) EMC
7 22 (7.36%) Microsoft
8 19 (6.35%) Veritas
9 18 (6.02%) Sun
10 14 (4.68%) NetApp
11 11 (3.68%) IBM
12 6 (2.01%) Brocade
12 6 (2.01%) Dell
12 6 (2.01%) Juniper
12 6 (2.01%) Sybase
13 5 (1.67%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.67%) Splunk
14 3 (1.00%) Google
14 3 (1.00%) SaltStack
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