Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 636 504 591
Rank change year-on-year -132 +87 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 236 341 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 246 240
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +4.14%
10th Percentile £278 £279 £284
90th Percentile £521 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -1.25% +17.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
UK median hourly rate £38.63 £27.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.45% +74.60% -59.62%
10th Percentile £27.48 £21.10 £14.63
90th Percentile £47.25 £38.25 £17.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £27.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +69.09% +83.33% -61.54%

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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 15 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 19 February 2018. 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 -91 227 £400 - 93
London -104 124 £400 +4.23% 32
UK excluding London -41 108 £395 -1.25% 67
South East -52 33 £375 -6.25% 15
North of England +29 24 £420 +3.38% 13
South West +22 21 £425 +38.21% 5
Yorkshire +12 20 £420 +20.00% 6
East of England -9 13 £385 +14.07% 14
Midlands +3 12 £400 -11.11% 14
West Midlands +13 11 £400 -11.11% 5
Scotland -27 4 £363 -9.38% 5
North West 0 3 £425 +1.19% 7
North East +39 1 £325 -
East Midlands -1 1 £365 -27.00% 9
Wales -4 1 - - 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Linux
2 99 (41.95%) Red Hat
3 86 (36.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 71 (30.08%) Puppet
5 68 (28.81%) Python
6 66 (27.97%) Windows
7 57 (24.15%) Unix
8 52 (22.03%) VMware
9 49 (20.76%) CentOS
9 49 (20.76%) Ansible
10 48 (20.34%) Bash Shell
11 45 (19.07%) DevOps
12 42 (17.80%) Finance
13 40 (16.95%) Security Cleared
14 38 (16.10%) Shell Script
15 35 (14.83%) Amazon AWS
16 32 (13.56%) Apache
16 32 (13.56%) SC Cleared
16 32 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 31 (13.14%) Perl
17 31 (13.14%) Oracle
18 29 (12.29%) Configuration Management
19 28 (11.86%) Open Source
20 26 (11.02%) Windows Server
20 26 (11.02%) Ruby
20 26 (11.02%) LAMP
21 25 (10.59%) Firewall
21 25 (10.59%) MySQL
21 25 (10.59%) Data Centre
22 24 (10.17%) Git (software)

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 32 (13.56%) Apache
2 20 (8.47%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.93%) JBoss
4 8 (3.39%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.97%) Confluence
5 7 (2.97%) nginx
5 7 (2.97%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.27%) WordPress
7 2 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.85%) SAS
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.42%) IIS
8 1 (0.42%) Jetty
8 1 (0.42%) Moodle
8 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Houdini
1 1 (0.42%) Maya
1 1 (0.42%) NUKE
1 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.42%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.83%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.97%) GitHub
4 4 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.69%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.27%) IaaS
6 2 (0.85%) PaaS
6 2 (0.85%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.42%) Linode
7 1 (0.42%) Office 365
7 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.59%) Firewall
2 21 (8.90%) DNS
3 18 (7.63%) SAN
4 16 (6.78%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.08%) DHCP
6 8 (3.39%) SSH
7 7 (2.97%) HTTP
7 7 (2.97%) Kerberos
7 7 (2.97%) NAS
8 6 (2.54%) Network Security
9 5 (2.12%) SMS
10 4 (1.69%) SMTP
10 4 (1.69%) SSL
11 3 (1.27%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.27%) LAN
11 3 (1.27%) OpenVPN
11 3 (1.27%) tcpdump
11 3 (1.27%) VLAN
11 3 (1.27%) WAN
11 3 (1.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.59%) MySQL
2 20 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (8.05%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.54%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.54%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.12%) DB2
5 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.69%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.27%) Big Data
8 2 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.42%) DataStage
9 1 (0.42%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.42%) MemSQL
9 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 24 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.90%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.97%) JIRA
4 5 (2.12%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.69%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.27%) Selenium
7 2 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.85%) Gradle
7 2 (0.85%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.85%) Subversion
8 1 (0.42%) CMake
8 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.42%) Emacs
8 1 (0.42%) GitLab
8 1 (0.42%) GoCD
8 1 (0.42%) gulp
8 1 (0.42%) Maven
8 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 42 (17.80%) Finance
2 18 (7.63%) Banking
3 12 (5.08%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.81%) Retail
5 4 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) French Language
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
6 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.02%) LAMP
2 22 (9.32%) LDAP
3 7 (2.97%) Middleware
4 5 (2.12%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.12%) IBM Integration Bus
4 5 (2.12%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (2.12%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (1.69%) Web Services
6 3 (1.27%) YAML
7 2 (0.85%) JSON
7 2 (0.85%) Node.js
7 2 (0.85%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.42%) Browserify
8 1 (0.42%) JSP
8 1 (0.42%) Kafka
8 1 (0.42%) MCollective
8 1 (0.42%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.42%) Servlets
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.36%) Clustering
3 6 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.12%) FMCG
4 5 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.69%) Grid Computing
6 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.85%) Fintech
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.85%) PKI
7 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.42%) Animation
8 1 (0.42%) Derivative
8 1 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.42%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.42%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 236 (100.00%) Linux
2 86 (36.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 66 (27.97%) Windows
4 57 (24.15%) Unix
5 49 (20.76%) CentOS
6 26 (11.02%) Windows Server
7 23 (9.75%) AIX
8 22 (9.32%) Solaris
9 16 (6.78%) Ubuntu
10 11 (4.66%) Debian
11 9 (3.81%) FreeBSD
12 7 (2.97%) Windows 7
13 6 (2.54%) SUSE
13 6 (2.54%) Windows 10
14 4 (1.69%) HPUX
14 4 (1.69%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.69%) Scientific Linux
15 3 (1.27%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.07%) DevOps
2 29 (12.29%) Configuration Management
3 28 (11.86%) Open Source
4 22 (9.32%) Migration
5 17 (7.20%) ITIL
6 16 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (3.39%) Analytics
9 8 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (2.97%) Task Automation
11 6 (2.54%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.54%) High Availability
11 6 (2.54%) Machine Learning
11 6 (2.54%) Patch Management
11 6 (2.54%) Server Hardening
12 5 (2.12%) Data Protection
12 5 (2.12%) Service Management
12 5 (2.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 68 (28.81%) Python
2 48 (20.34%) Bash Shell
3 38 (16.10%) Shell Script
4 31 (13.14%) Perl
5 26 (11.02%) Ruby
6 22 (9.32%) Java
7 12 (5.08%) PowerShell
7 12 (5.08%) SQL
8 11 (4.66%) PHP
9 10 (4.24%) Korn
10 5 (2.12%) C
11 4 (1.69%) C++
12 3 (1.27%) Fortran
12 3 (1.27%) Groovy
13 1 (0.42%) Jython
13 1 (0.42%) VB
13 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 40 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.97%) RHCE
4 3 (1.27%) Degree
5 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.42%) CISSP
5 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.42%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.27%) GCP
2 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) AS 2805
3 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (10.17%) Active Directory
3 17 (7.20%) Docker
4 11 (4.66%) KVM
4 11 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (3.81%) NFS
5 9 (3.81%) Samba
6 6 (2.54%) Firmware
6 6 (2.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (2.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (2.54%) Xen
7 5 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.69%) vSphere
9 3 (1.27%) pfSense
10 2 (0.85%) iptables
10 2 (0.85%) XenApp
11 1 (0.42%) PowerDNS
11 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 71 (30.08%) Puppet
2 49 (20.76%) Ansible
3 20 (8.47%) Nagios
4 19 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (4.24%) Cobbler
6 7 (2.97%) CFEngine
6 7 (2.97%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (2.12%) Terraform
8 4 (1.69%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.69%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.27%) SCCM
9 3 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.27%) yum
10 2 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.85%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.85%) SELinux
11 1 (0.42%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.42%) OpenView
Vendors
1 99 (41.95%) Red Hat
2 52 (22.03%) VMware
3 31 (13.14%) Oracle
4 20 (8.47%) IBM
5 11 (4.66%) EMC
6 10 (4.24%) Cisco
7 9 (3.81%) SaltStack
7 9 (3.81%) Veritas
8 8 (3.39%) HP
9 7 (2.97%) F5
10 6 (2.54%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.54%) Citrix
10 6 (2.54%) NetApp
11 4 (1.69%) Juniper
11 4 (1.69%) Microsoft
11 4 (1.69%) Temenos
12 3 (1.27%) Brocade
12 3 (1.27%) Dell
12 3 (1.27%) Remedy
12 3 (1.27%) Splunk