Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems 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 System Administrator
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 639 584 614
Rank change year-on-year -55 +30 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 241 319 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 236 226
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £278 £300 £266
90th Percentile £500 £528 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -2.81% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 0
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £33.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.80% - -
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 Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems 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 Systems 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 -46 236 £400 - 38
UK excluding London +2 122 £389 -2.81% 25
London -54 118 £400 +2.56% 16
South East -13 47 £400 -5.88% 9
South West +9 26 £375 +10.29% 4
North of England +54 25 £388 -8.82% 4
East of England -23 12 £375 +10.29% 3
North West +19 11 £408 -4.12% 1
Yorkshire +34 10 £394 +1.61% 3
Midlands +28 8 £393 -12.78% 2
West Midlands +23 5 £393 -12.78%
North East +60 4 £325 -1.52%
Scotland -11 4 - -
East Midlands +2 3 - - 2

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 241 (100.00%) Linux
2 106 (43.98%) Red Hat
3 92 (38.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 87 (36.10%) Puppet
5 84 (34.85%) Windows
6 76 (31.54%) VMware
7 71 (29.46%) Unix
8 67 (27.80%) CentOS
9 64 (26.56%) Python
10 52 (21.58%) Security Cleared
11 51 (21.16%) Windows Server
12 50 (20.75%) Bash Shell
13 47 (19.50%) DevOps
14 45 (18.67%) Firewall
15 44 (18.26%) LDAP
16 42 (17.43%) SC Cleared
17 41 (17.01%) DNS
17 41 (17.01%) Shell Script
18 40 (16.60%) Perl
18 40 (16.60%) Ubuntu
19 39 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 39 (16.18%) Ansible
20 35 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
21 34 (14.11%) Finance
22 33 (13.69%) Apache
22 33 (13.69%) Active Directory
23 32 (13.28%) MySQL
23 32 (13.28%) Data Centre
24 31 (12.86%) Oracle
24 31 (12.86%) Java

Linux Systems 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 33 (13.69%) Apache
2 31 (12.86%) Tomcat
3 15 (6.22%) nginx
4 14 (5.81%) JBoss
5 13 (5.39%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.07%) Confluence
6 5 (2.07%) Jetty
6 5 (2.07%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.66%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.66%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.83%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.41%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Houdini
1 6 (2.49%) Maya
1 6 (2.49%) NUKE
1 6 (2.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.41%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.07%) GitHub
4 5 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.07%) Office 365
5 4 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.66%) PaaS
5 4 (1.66%) SaaS
6 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.24%) IaaS
6 3 (1.24%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.24%) Serverless
7 2 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.83%) G Suite
7 2 (0.83%) Route 53
7 2 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.67%) Firewall
2 44 (18.26%) LDAP
3 41 (17.01%) DNS
4 18 (7.47%) DHCP
4 18 (7.47%) TCP/IP
5 17 (7.05%) SAN
6 13 (5.39%) VPN
7 11 (4.56%) Kerberos
7 11 (4.56%) LAN
8 9 (3.73%) WAN
9 8 (3.32%) HTTP
10 7 (2.90%) Internet
11 6 (2.49%) NAS
11 6 (2.49%) Network Security
11 6 (2.49%) SSH
12 5 (2.07%) BIG-IP
12 5 (2.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (2.07%) SSL
13 4 (1.66%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.28%) MySQL
2 13 (5.39%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.90%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.49%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.07%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.07%) MariaDB
6 5 (2.07%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.41%) Big Data
8 1 (0.41%) DataStage
8 1 (0.41%) GIS
8 1 (0.41%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.41%) Impala
8 1 (0.41%) MemSQL
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (11.20%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.47%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.32%) Subversion
4 6 (2.49%) JIRA
5 3 (1.24%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.83%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.83%) GitLab
6 2 (0.83%) Hudson
6 2 (0.83%) Selenium
6 2 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.83%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.41%) CMake
7 1 (0.41%) Gradle
7 1 (0.41%) Maven
General
1 34 (14.11%) Finance
2 22 (9.13%) Banking
3 9 (3.73%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.90%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.66%) Retail
7 3 (1.24%) Electronics
7 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.24%) Marketing
8 2 (0.83%) Back Office
8 2 (0.83%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.81%) LAMP
2 8 (3.32%) LAPP Stack
3 7 (2.90%) Middleware
4 5 (2.07%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (2.07%) Servlets
5 4 (1.66%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (1.24%) JSON
6 3 (1.24%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.24%) Spring
7 2 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.83%) XML
8 1 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.41%) J2EE
8 1 (0.41%) Memcached
8 1 (0.41%) POSIX
8 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.41%) Web Services
8 1 (0.41%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.28%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.22%) Clustering
3 13 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.56%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.90%) Animation
6 7 (2.90%) Spread Betting
7 5 (2.07%) PKI
8 4 (1.66%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.66%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.66%) Replication
9 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.83%) Infotainment
10 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.83%) Online Games
11 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.41%) NHS
11 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.41%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 241 (100.00%) Linux
2 92 (38.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 84 (34.85%) Windows
4 71 (29.46%) Unix
5 67 (27.80%) CentOS
6 51 (21.16%) Windows Server
7 40 (16.60%) Ubuntu
8 25 (10.37%) Solaris
9 20 (8.30%) Debian
10 15 (6.22%) Windows 7
11 13 (5.39%) AIX
12 8 (3.32%) Windows 10
13 6 (2.49%) HPUX
13 6 (2.49%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.66%) FreeBSD
14 4 (1.66%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.66%) Scientific Linux
14 4 (1.66%) SUSE
15 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.50%) DevOps
2 25 (10.37%) Configuration Management
3 19 (7.88%) ITIL
4 17 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (7.05%) Open Source
5 16 (6.64%) Load Balancing
6 13 (5.39%) Migration
7 12 (4.98%) Analytics
8 10 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (4.15%) High Availability
8 10 (4.15%) Server Building
9 9 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (3.32%) Kanban
10 8 (3.32%) Machine Learning
10 8 (3.32%) Patch Management
10 8 (3.32%) Task Automation
11 7 (2.90%) Project Management
11 7 (2.90%) Release Management
11 7 (2.90%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 64 (26.56%) Python
2 50 (20.75%) Bash Shell
3 41 (17.01%) Shell Script
4 40 (16.60%) Perl
5 31 (12.86%) Java
6 22 (9.13%) Ruby
7 11 (4.56%) Korn
8 10 (4.15%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.32%) C
10 6 (2.49%) SQL
11 4 (1.66%) C++
11 4 (1.66%) PHP
11 4 (1.66%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 3 (1.24%) Fortran
13 2 (0.83%) AWK
13 2 (0.83%) sed
14 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.41%) Jython
Qualifications
1 52 (21.58%) Security Cleared
2 42 (17.43%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.32%) Degree
4 5 (2.07%) RHCE
5 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.24%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.83%) CISSP
7 2 (0.83%) GCIH
7 2 (0.83%) GIAC
8 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.41%) MySQL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.07%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.24%) AS 2805
3 3 (1.24%) GCP
3 3 (1.24%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.24%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) RMADS
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (13.69%) Active Directory
3 22 (9.13%) KVM
4 19 (7.88%) NFS
4 19 (7.88%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (7.47%) Samba
6 14 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.49%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.49%) iptables
7 6 (2.49%) Xen
8 5 (2.07%) Docker
9 4 (1.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (1.24%) LXC
10 3 (1.24%) pfSense
10 3 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.24%) vSphere
11 2 (0.83%) GPFS
11 2 (0.83%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.83%) XenApp
11 2 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 87 (36.10%) Puppet
2 39 (16.18%) Ansible
3 23 (9.54%) Nagios
4 19 (7.88%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (6.22%) yum
6 10 (4.15%) HAProxy
6 10 (4.15%) Red Hat Satellite
7 9 (3.73%) Terraform
8 7 (2.90%) Cobbler
9 6 (2.49%) ZABBIX
10 5 (2.07%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (1.66%) SELinux
12 3 (1.24%) Kubernetes
12 3 (1.24%) Packer
12 3 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
14 1 (0.41%) OpenView
14 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 106 (43.98%) Red Hat
2 76 (31.54%) VMware
3 31 (12.86%) Oracle
4 18 (7.47%) Cisco
5 16 (6.64%) IBM
6 15 (6.22%) HP
7 13 (5.39%) Microsoft
8 11 (4.56%) Atlassian
8 11 (4.56%) EMC
8 11 (4.56%) F5
8 11 (4.56%) Veritas
9 7 (2.90%) Google
9 7 (2.90%) Sun
10 6 (2.49%) Juniper
10 6 (2.49%) NetApp
11 5 (2.07%) Citrix
11 5 (2.07%) Splunk
12 4 (1.66%) Temenos
13 3 (1.24%) Dell
13 3 (1.24%) SAP