The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
UK
Rank 471 467 475
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 125 176 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 137 102
Median daily rate £420 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +14.28% +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.70% +21.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -42.70% +21.51%  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 -6 116 £420 +8.94% 66
London +31 65 £450 +1.40% 33
South East +16 34 £375 +7.14% 21
Berkshire +30 13 £425 +13.33% 6
Hampshire +10 8 £351 -9.31% 5
North West +19 6 £420 +12.00% 2
Croydon +13 6 £468 +24.66%
Surrey +2 6 £475 +42.32% 5
Scotland +15 5 £413 +7.84% 1
City of London -3 5 £500 +21.58% 13
Oxfordshire -8 5 £375 +50.00% 3
Oxford - 5 £375 - 2
Reading +21 4 £431 +23.21% 3
Bracknell +4 4 - -
Lancashire +20 3 £420 +12.75%
West Midlands +7 3 £450 +21.62% 2
Slough - 3 £340 - 2
Preston - 3 £420 -
Edinburgh +18 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +4 2 £425 +6.25% 3
Sheffield +4 2 £425 -
Cambridgeshire -3 2 £291 -40.25% 2
East Midlands -4 2 £268 -30.60%
South Yorkshire -7 2 £425 +21.42%
East of England -13 2 £291 -40.25% 3
Peterborough - 2 £291 -
Windsor - 2 £550 - 1
Crawley +10 1 £400 +8.65% 1
Southampton +7 1 - - 1
Bristol +3 1 £400 +31.14% 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 339 (100.00%) Linux
2 199 (58.70%) Red Hat
3 173 (51.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 126 (37.17%) Puppet
5 112 (33.04%) VMware
6 100 (29.50%) Bash Shell
7 96 (28.32%) Unix
8 93 (27.43%) Python
9 86 (25.37%) Perl
10 74 (21.83%) Apache
11 73 (21.53%) CentOS
12 62 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 60 (17.70%) DevOps
14 59 (17.40%) Opscode Chef
14 59 (17.40%) Windows
14 59 (17.40%) Finance
15 57 (16.81%) DNS
16 55 (16.22%) Oracle
17 53 (15.63%) Ansible
18 49 (14.45%) SAN
19 44 (12.98%) Ubuntu
20 43 (12.68%) Nagios
21 40 (11.80%) Tomcat
21 40 (11.80%) Data Centre
22 39 (11.50%) Configuration Management
23 38 (11.21%) Solaris
23 38 (11.21%) Firewall
24 36 (10.62%) MySQL
24 36 (10.62%) LDAP
24 36 (10.62%) Veritas

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 74 (21.83%) Apache
2 40 (11.80%) Tomcat
3 19 (5.60%) JBoss
4 17 (5.01%) nginx
5 8 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.36%) IIS
6 7 (2.06%) Apache Solr
6 7 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.88%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.88%) Confluence
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.29%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.29%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (1.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.59%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.32%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (3.54%) GitHub
2 12 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.95%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.47%) Route 53
5 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.88%) IaaS
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.29%) G Suite
8 1 (0.29%) Office 365
8 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (16.81%) DNS
2 49 (14.45%) SAN
3 38 (11.21%) Firewall
4 36 (10.62%) LDAP
5 29 (8.55%) TCP/IP
6 15 (4.42%) NAS
7 13 (3.83%) DHCP
7 13 (3.83%) HTTP
8 12 (3.54%) Internet
8 12 (3.54%) SSH
9 11 (3.24%) Ethernet
10 9 (2.65%) VPN
11 8 (2.36%) SSL
12 7 (2.06%) Network Security
12 7 (2.06%) SMTP
12 7 (2.06%) VLAN
12 7 (2.06%) X.509
13 6 (1.77%) Kerberos
14 5 (1.47%) LAN
14 5 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.62%) MySQL
2 20 (5.90%) Hadoop
3 17 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.42%) Big Data
5 11 (3.24%) Impala
5 11 (3.24%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.95%) Apache Hive
7 8 (2.36%) InterSystems Cache
8 6 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.47%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.18%) GIS
10 4 (1.18%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.88%) HBase
11 3 (0.88%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.29%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 28 (8.26%) Jenkins
2 21 (6.19%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.42%) Subversion
4 11 (3.24%) JIRA
5 10 (2.95%) Hudson
6 4 (1.18%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.88%) GitLab
7 3 (0.88%) Gradle
7 3 (0.88%) gulp
7 3 (0.88%) Selenium
7 3 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.59%) GoCD
8 2 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.29%) Maven
9 1 (0.29%) Phabricator
General
1 59 (17.40%) Finance
2 34 (10.03%) Banking
3 9 (2.65%) Investment Banking
3 9 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.06%) Law
5 4 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.18%) Marketing
6 3 (0.88%) Electronics
6 3 (0.88%) Games
6 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.59%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.49%) LAMP
2 10 (2.95%) Middleware
3 8 (2.36%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (2.36%) Web Services
4 6 (1.77%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (1.18%) Kafka
6 3 (0.88%) Browserify
6 3 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.88%) XML
7 2 (0.59%) HTML
7 2 (0.59%) JSON
7 2 (0.59%) Node.js
8 1 (0.29%) .NET
8 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.29%) CSS
8 1 (0.29%) J2EE
8 1 (0.29%) Java SE
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.29%) Sensu
8 1 (0.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.80%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.31%) Clustering
3 15 (4.42%) Replication
4 10 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (2.36%) EMC VNX
6 7 (2.06%) Symmetrix
7 6 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.47%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.18%) Fintech
9 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) NHS
10 2 (0.59%) Spread Betting
11 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.29%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.29%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 339 (100.00%) Linux
2 173 (51.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 96 (28.32%) Unix
4 73 (21.53%) CentOS
5 59 (17.40%) Windows
6 44 (12.98%) Ubuntu
7 38 (11.21%) Solaris
8 26 (7.67%) AIX
9 25 (7.37%) Debian
10 19 (5.60%) Windows Server
11 13 (3.83%) SUSE
12 12 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (3.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 11 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (2.06%) VMS
16 4 (1.18%) Fedora
17 3 (0.88%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.59%) Scientific Linux
18 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (17.70%) DevOps
2 39 (11.50%) Configuration Management
3 26 (7.67%) Change Management
4 23 (6.78%) ITIL
5 22 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
6 20 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (5.90%) Server Building
7 18 (5.31%) Migration
8 15 (4.42%) Load Balancing
9 12 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (3.54%) Data Management
9 12 (3.54%) High Availability
10 11 (3.24%) Change Control
11 10 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (2.95%) Open Source
12 8 (2.36%) ITSM
12 8 (2.36%) Virtual Environments
13 7 (2.06%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (2.06%) E-Commerce
13 7 (2.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 100 (29.50%) Bash Shell
2 93 (27.43%) Python
3 86 (25.37%) Perl
4 35 (10.32%) Ruby
5 31 (9.14%) PowerShell
6 29 (8.55%) Shell Script
7 25 (7.37%) SQL
8 24 (7.08%) PHP
9 17 (5.01%) Java
10 9 (2.65%) Korn
11 6 (1.77%) AWK
12 5 (1.47%) sed
13 4 (1.18%) C
13 4 (1.18%) C-shell
14 3 (0.88%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.88%) SystemTap
15 2 (0.59%) C++
15 2 (0.59%) Tcl
15 2 (0.59%) VB
16 1 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.95%) RHCSA
4 9 (2.65%) CCNA
4 9 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.65%) RHCE
5 8 (2.36%) CCNP
6 5 (1.47%) EMC Certification
7 2 (0.59%) RHCT
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.29%) CCA
8 1 (0.29%) CCSA
8 1 (0.29%) CEH
8 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) MCSE
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.29%) QA
1 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (9.73%) Active Directory
3 30 (8.85%) NFS
4 28 (8.26%) Docker
5 17 (5.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 16 (4.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (4.42%) vSphere
8 12 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (3.24%) HDFS
9 11 (3.24%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (2.95%) KVM
11 9 (2.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (2.65%) Veritas File System
11 9 (2.65%) VMware ESX
12 7 (2.06%) GPFS
12 7 (2.06%) SRDF
13 6 (1.77%) Apache Flume
13 6 (1.77%) Postfix
13 6 (1.77%) Samba
14 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 126 (37.17%) Puppet
2 59 (17.40%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (15.63%) Ansible
4 43 (12.68%) Nagios
5 16 (4.72%) Red Hat Satellite
5 16 (4.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 13 (3.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 10 (2.95%) HAProxy
8 7 (2.06%) Kibana
8 7 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (2.06%) yum
9 6 (1.77%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.47%) logstash
10 5 (1.47%) Oozie
11 4 (1.18%) Control-M
11 4 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (1.18%) Salt
11 4 (1.18%) Simpana
12 3 (0.88%) FreeIPA
12 3 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 199 (58.70%) Red Hat
2 112 (33.04%) VMware
3 55 (16.22%) Oracle
4 36 (10.62%) Veritas
5 33 (9.73%) EMC
6 30 (8.85%) HP
7 28 (8.26%) NetApp
8 26 (7.67%) Sun
9 25 (7.37%) Cisco
9 25 (7.37%) IBM
10 12 (3.54%) Microsoft
11 10 (2.95%) Splunk
12 9 (2.65%) Cloudera
13 8 (2.36%) Sybase
14 6 (1.77%) Symantec
15 4 (1.18%) Apple
15 4 (1.18%) Brocade
15 4 (1.18%) CommVault
15 4 (1.18%) SaltStack
15 4 (1.18%) SolarWinds
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