Period
to 11 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 684 683 594
Rank change year-on-year -1 -89 -88
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 117 200 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 132 215
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £305 £325 £275
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £394 £389
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.29% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 15
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.12% +12.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £45.13 £36.75 £22.20
90th Percentile £48.38 £46.33 £45.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +10.12% -2.33% +29.32%

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 78,450 96,704 96,922
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 94.78% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,453 63,783 63,815
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £256 £269 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,887 3,028 2,886
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.86%

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 11 November 2019.

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 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 11 November 2019. 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 +10 107 £425 +6.25% 57
UK excluding London +4 81 £413 +4.76% 45
London +42 36 £438 - 20
South East +14 23 £415 +3.75% 9
North of England +38 21 £325 -13.33% 5
South West +3 19 £515 +37.33% 14
Yorkshire +29 14 £339 -9.67% 3
North West +15 7 £325 -18.75% 2
Scotland +25 6 £240 -40.00% 3
Midlands +40 5 £394 -1.56% 2
Wales +22 4 £425 +6.25% 5
West Midlands +43 3 £375 - 2
East of England +8 3 £380 -5.00% 7
East Midlands +13 2 £425 +6.25%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 November 2019, 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Linux
2 42 (35.90%) Red Hat
3 39 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (23.08%) AWS
5 26 (22.22%) DevOps
6 23 (19.66%) Puppet
6 23 (19.66%) Oracle
7 22 (18.80%) Unix
7 22 (18.80%) CentOS
8 21 (17.95%) Bash Shell
8 21 (17.95%) Python
9 20 (17.09%) VMware
10 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 18 (15.38%) Windows
11 17 (14.53%) Ansible
11 17 (14.53%) Azure
12 16 (13.68%) Docker
12 16 (13.68%) MySQL
12 16 (13.68%) DNS
13 13 (11.11%) Configuration Management
13 13 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (10.26%) SQL
15 11 (9.40%) Solaris
15 11 (9.40%) LDAP
15 11 (9.40%) Clustering
15 11 (9.40%) Windows Server
15 11 (9.40%) Infrastructure as Code
16 10 (8.55%) Shell Script
16 10 (8.55%) Apache

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 10 (8.55%) Apache
2 5 (4.27%) nginx
3 4 (3.42%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (3.42%) SAS
4 2 (1.71%) Confluence
4 2 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.85%) Drupal
5 1 (0.85%) Moodle
5 1 (0.85%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) assyst
1 1 (0.85%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.08%) AWS
2 17 (14.53%) Azure
3 7 (5.98%) GCP
4 3 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.56%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.71%) Office 365
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.85%) Datadog
6 1 (0.85%) GitHub
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.68%) DNS
2 8 (6.84%) SAN
2 8 (6.84%) SSH
3 7 (5.98%) NAS
4 5 (4.27%) Firewall
5 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.56%) DHCP
6 3 (2.56%) Internet
6 3 (2.56%) SSL
7 2 (1.71%) HTTP
7 2 (1.71%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.71%) Network Security
7 2 (1.71%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (1.71%) SMTP
8 1 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.85%) FTP
8 1 (0.85%) IMAP
8 1 (0.85%) LAN
8 1 (0.85%) SNMP
8 1 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.68%) MySQL
2 9 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.27%) Big Data
4 4 (3.42%) DB2
4 4 (3.42%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.42%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.85%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.85%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.85%) Power BI
7 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.85%) Redis
7 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (8.55%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.27%) JIRA
3 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.71%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.71%) GitLab
4 2 (1.71%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.85%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.85%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.85%) GoCD
5 1 (0.85%) Hudson
5 1 (0.85%) Maven
General
1 9 (7.69%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Banking
3 5 (4.27%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) International Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) LDAP
2 10 (8.55%) REST
3 5 (4.27%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (3.42%) Middleware
5 3 (2.56%) LAMP
5 3 (2.56%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.71%) Web Services
6 2 (1.71%) XML
7 1 (0.85%) Kafka
7 1 (0.85%) Node.js
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.85%) SAML
7 1 (0.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Clustering
2 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (3.42%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.71%) HACMP
4 2 (1.71%) LPAR
4 2 (1.71%) Replication
5 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 117 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (18.80%) CentOS
3 22 (18.80%) Unix
4 18 (15.38%) Windows
5 11 (9.40%) Solaris
5 11 (9.40%) Windows Server
6 9 (7.69%) Ubuntu
7 8 (6.84%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.13%) Debian
10 3 (2.56%) AIX
10 3 (2.56%) HPUX
11 1 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.22%) DevOps
2 13 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 13 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (9.40%) Infrastructure as Code
4 7 (5.98%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (5.98%) Technical Leadership
5 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Automation
5 6 (5.13%) Storage Management
5 6 (5.13%) Task Automation
5 6 (5.13%) Workflow
6 5 (4.27%) Re-Platforming
7 4 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.42%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (3.42%) Data Transformation
7 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (3.42%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.42%) Migration
7 4 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.56%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (2.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.95%) Bash Shell
1 21 (17.95%) Python
2 12 (10.26%) SQL
3 10 (8.55%) Java
3 10 (8.55%) Perl
3 10 (8.55%) Shell Script
4 7 (5.98%) PHP
5 5 (4.27%) C
5 5 (4.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.56%) Ruby
7 2 (1.71%) Groovy
8 1 (0.85%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (0.85%) C++
8 1 (0.85%) Go
8 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 8 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.13%) Degree
5 2 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.71%) RHCE
6 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.85%) CCNA
6 1 (0.85%) CCNP
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.85%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.85%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.85%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.85%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) GDPR
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (13.68%) Docker
2 12 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (7.69%) NFS
3 9 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.84%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.71%) Cronacle
5 2 (1.71%) Postfix
5 2 (1.71%) Samba
5 2 (1.71%) Sendmail
5 2 (1.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.71%) Veritas File System
5 2 (1.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.85%) BIND 9
6 1 (0.85%) Gluster
6 1 (0.85%) LXC
6 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (19.66%) Puppet
2 17 (14.53%) Ansible
3 8 (6.84%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (5.98%) Terraform
5 3 (2.56%) Nagios
5 3 (2.56%) Salt
5 3 (2.56%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.71%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.85%) Ambari
7 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.85%) Kibana
7 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.85%) SELinux
7 1 (0.85%) yum
7 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (35.90%) Red Hat
2 23 (19.66%) Oracle
3 20 (17.09%) VMware
4 4 (3.42%) F5
4 4 (3.42%) Veritas
5 3 (2.56%) ANSYS
5 3 (2.56%) Cisco
5 3 (2.56%) Teradata
6 2 (1.71%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.71%) HP
6 2 (1.71%) IBM
6 2 (1.71%) Juniper
6 2 (1.71%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.85%) Google
7 1 (0.85%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.85%) hybris
7 1 (0.85%) Percona
7 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.85%) Splunk