The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 513 523 524
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 87 135 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 100 82
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £356 £325
% change year-on-year +12.42% +9.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43831 53159 52965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28449 34627 32119
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1436 1538 2125
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 April 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
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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 +15 85 £400 -3.03% 49
London -8 36 £388 -11.42% 24
South East +34 33 £401 +4.02% 9
Hampshire +17 10 £401 +23.23% 2
Berkshire +26 8 £425 -13.92% 3
Surrey +9 6 £475 +11.76% 1
Oxfordshire 0 5 £450 +28.57%
East of England -11 5 £303 -37.94% 3
North West +39 4 £435 -3.33% 4
Oxford -2 4 £450 -
Reading - 4 £431 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £303 - 2
Yorkshire +19 3 £425 +28.30% 3
Sheffield +9 3 £425 +25.92% 1
South Yorkshire +7 3 £425 +30.76% 1
Hatfield - 3 £295 -
Slough - 3 £340 - 2
Manchester +11 2 £388 -13.88% 3
East Midlands -1 2 £375 +25.00%
Cheshire - 2 £435 -
West Sussex - 2 £388 -
Crawley - 2 £388 -
Weybridge - 2 £250 -
Southampton - 2 - - 1
Scotland +32 1 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +23 1 £308 -
Tyne and Wear +22 1 £308 -
North East +17 1 £308 +167.39%
Camberley +11 1 £475 +11.76%
Barnsley +4 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Linux
2 120 (55.81%) Red Hat
3 109 (50.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 83 (38.60%) Puppet
5 80 (37.21%) VMware
6 67 (31.16%) Python
7 63 (29.30%) Bash Shell
8 58 (26.98%) CentOS
9 55 (25.58%) Unix
10 53 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 51 (23.72%) Perl
12 46 (21.40%) Apache
13 41 (19.07%) Ansible
14 37 (17.21%) DevOps
14 37 (17.21%) DNS
14 37 (17.21%) Finance
15 36 (16.74%) Ubuntu
16 35 (16.28%) Nagios
16 35 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
17 34 (15.81%) Windows
18 30 (13.95%) Configuration Management
19 27 (12.56%) Tomcat
20 26 (12.09%) Solaris
20 26 (12.09%) MySQL
21 25 (11.63%) Firewall
22 24 (11.16%) SC Cleared
22 24 (11.16%) Security Cleared
23 23 (10.70%) Ruby
23 23 (10.70%) Debian
23 23 (10.70%) Active Directory

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 46 (21.40%) Apache
2 27 (12.56%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.12%) nginx
4 8 (3.72%) JBoss
5 6 (2.79%) Apache Solr
5 6 (2.79%) IIS
6 3 (1.40%) Confluence
7 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.47%) Eucalyptus
8 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.12%) GitHub
3 7 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.79%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.93%) Route 53
6 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) G Suite
6 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.21%) DNS
2 25 (11.63%) Firewall
3 22 (10.23%) LDAP
4 21 (9.77%) TCP/IP
5 18 (8.37%) SAN
6 12 (5.58%) HTTP
7 10 (4.65%) DHCP
7 10 (4.65%) NAS
7 10 (4.65%) SSH
8 7 (3.26%) Internet
9 6 (2.79%) SMTP
10 5 (2.33%) Ethernet
10 5 (2.33%) Network Security
10 5 (2.33%) VLAN
10 5 (2.33%) VPN
11 4 (1.86%) IMAP
11 4 (1.86%) IPv4
11 4 (1.86%) IPv6
11 4 (1.86%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (1.86%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.09%) MySQL
2 16 (7.44%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (5.12%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.26%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.79%) Apache Hive
5 6 (2.79%) Impala
6 4 (1.86%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.40%) Big Data
7 3 (1.40%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.93%) GIS
8 2 (0.93%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.47%) KDB
9 1 (0.47%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (8.84%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.51%) Subversion
3 13 (6.05%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.26%) Hudson
4 7 (3.26%) JIRA
5 4 (1.86%) GitLab
5 4 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.40%) Gradle
6 3 (1.40%) gulp
6 3 (1.40%) Selenium
7 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.93%) GoCD
8 1 (0.47%) Maven
8 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.47%) Phabricator
8 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (17.21%) Finance
2 15 (6.98%) Banking
3 7 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.86%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.86%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.40%) Electronics
5 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Games
6 2 (0.93%) Law
6 2 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.98%) LAMP
2 4 (1.86%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.86%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (1.40%) Browserify
3 3 (1.40%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (1.40%) Web Services
4 2 (0.93%) Middleware
4 2 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.47%) .NET
5 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.47%) CSS
5 1 (0.47%) HTML
5 1 (0.47%) JSON
5 1 (0.47%) Sensu
5 1 (0.47%) XHTML
5 1 (0.47%) XSL
5 1 (0.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.79%) Clustering
3 5 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (2.33%) Replication
4 4 (1.86%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.93%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.47%) Fintech
7 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.47%) Online Games
7 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.47%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 215 (100.00%) Linux
2 109 (50.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 58 (26.98%) CentOS
4 55 (25.58%) Unix
5 36 (16.74%) Ubuntu
6 34 (15.81%) Windows
7 26 (12.09%) Solaris
8 23 (10.70%) Debian
9 15 (6.98%) Windows Server
10 12 (5.58%) AIX
11 6 (2.79%) SUSE
12 5 (2.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.40%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.93%) Scientific Linux
15 1 (0.47%) Fedora
15 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.21%) DevOps
2 30 (13.95%) Configuration Management
3 17 (7.91%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (6.05%) Migration
5 12 (5.58%) Data Management
6 11 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (4.65%) ITIL
8 9 (4.19%) Load Balancing
9 8 (3.72%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 8 (3.72%) Open Source
9 8 (3.72%) Security Hardening
9 8 (3.72%) Server Building
10 7 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.79%) Change Management
11 6 (2.79%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (2.79%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.79%) High Availability
12 5 (2.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (2.33%) ITIL V3
12 5 (2.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.16%) Python
2 63 (29.30%) Bash Shell
3 51 (23.72%) Perl
4 23 (10.70%) Ruby
5 21 (9.77%) PowerShell
5 21 (9.77%) Shell Script
6 17 (7.91%) Java
7 15 (6.98%) PHP
8 14 (6.51%) SQL
9 5 (2.33%) AWK
10 4 (1.86%) sed
11 3 (1.40%) C-shell
11 3 (1.40%) Korn
12 2 (0.93%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.93%) C++
12 2 (0.93%) SystemTap
12 2 (0.93%) Tcl
12 2 (0.93%) VB
13 1 (0.47%) Groovy
13 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (11.16%) SC Cleared
1 24 (11.16%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.19%) CCNA
2 9 (4.19%) CCNP
2 9 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (4.19%) RHCSA
3 7 (3.26%) RHCE
4 4 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) ACMT
5 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.47%) EMC Certification
5 1 (0.47%) MCSE
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) RHCT
5 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (10.70%) Active Directory
3 19 (8.84%) Docker
4 14 (6.51%) NFS
5 10 (4.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (4.19%) vSphere
7 8 (3.72%) KVM
7 8 (3.72%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.79%) Apache Flume
8 6 (2.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (2.79%) HDFS
8 6 (2.79%) Samba
9 5 (2.33%) Dovecot
9 5 (2.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.86%) GPFS
10 4 (1.86%) Postfix
10 4 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.40%) Squid
11 3 (1.40%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 83 (38.60%) Puppet
2 41 (19.07%) Ansible
3 35 (16.28%) Nagios
3 35 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 9 (4.19%) HAProxy
6 7 (3.26%) vCenter Server
6 7 (3.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 6 (2.79%) Oozie
7 6 (2.79%) yum
8 4 (1.86%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.86%) OVSD
8 4 (1.86%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.86%) SELinux
9 3 (1.40%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.40%) FreeIPA
9 3 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.40%) systemd
9 3 (1.40%) Terraform
10 2 (0.93%) Grafana
Vendors
1 120 (55.81%) Red Hat
2 80 (37.21%) VMware
3 20 (9.30%) Oracle
4 19 (8.84%) EMC
5 18 (8.37%) Cisco
5 18 (8.37%) HP
6 17 (7.91%) Veritas
7 15 (6.98%) IBM
8 14 (6.51%) Sun
9 13 (6.05%) Microsoft
10 11 (5.12%) NetApp
11 8 (3.72%) Cloudera
12 6 (2.79%) Splunk
12 6 (2.79%) Symantec
13 5 (2.33%) Apple
14 4 (1.86%) Brocade
14 4 (1.86%) Dell
15 3 (1.40%) Juniper
15 3 (1.40%) SAP
15 3 (1.40%) SolarWinds
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