Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 May 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 System Administrator
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 692 624 616
Rank change year-on-year -68 -8 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 190 207 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 160 209
UK median daily rate £400 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +3.35% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £300
90th Percentile £500 £541 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £350
% change year-on-year -0.12% +14.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £49.50 - £23.25
10th Percentile £46.35 - £16.13
90th Percentile £53.05 - £30.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 - £23.25

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 95,560 86,173 100,394
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.90% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,787 55,896 65,029
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,996 2,928 3,142
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.92 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +17.47%

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 20 May 2018.

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 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 20 May 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 -83 179 £400 -0.12% 79
UK excluding London -28 102 £400 -0.12% 50
London -67 81 £425 +6.25% 31
South East -44 39 £423 +5.49% 13
South West +15 18 £400 -11.11% 10
Midlands -1 17 £400 +6.67% 5
North of England -10 13 £375 -9.64% 7
East of England +1 10 £513 +49.64% 13
Yorkshire -2 10 £363 -14.71% 4
East Midlands +4 9 £365 +36.45% 4
West Midlands -8 8 £400 -11.11% 1
Scotland -28 5 £363 - 2
North West -25 2 £425 +1.80% 2
North East +7 1 £363 +15.54% 1
Wales - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 190 (100.00%) Linux
2 88 (46.32%) Red Hat
3 73 (38.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (36.84%) Bash Shell
5 67 (35.26%) Puppet
6 59 (31.05%) Python
7 53 (27.89%) Windows
7 53 (27.89%) VMware
8 50 (26.32%) Unix
9 47 (24.74%) Ansible
10 43 (22.63%) Docker
10 43 (22.63%) Perl
11 42 (22.11%) CentOS
11 42 (22.11%) DevOps
12 41 (21.58%) Apache
13 35 (18.42%) Finance
13 35 (18.42%) Ubuntu
14 34 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 34 (17.89%) Open Source
15 31 (16.32%) Solaris
16 27 (14.21%) Shell Script
17 26 (13.68%) Firewall
17 26 (13.68%) Ruby
18 25 (13.16%) LAMP
19 24 (12.63%) Migration
19 24 (12.63%) Configuration Management
19 24 (12.63%) Active Directory
19 24 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
20 23 (12.11%) AIX
21 22 (11.58%) Opscode Chef

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 41 (21.58%) Apache
2 17 (8.95%) nginx
3 9 (4.74%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.21%) Confluence
5 5 (2.63%) JBoss
6 4 (2.11%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.58%) K2 blackpearl
7 3 (1.58%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.58%) WordPress
8 2 (1.05%) SAS
9 1 (0.53%) CMS
9 1 (0.53%) Drupal
9 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.53%) Jetty
9 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Houdini
1 1 (0.53%) Maya
1 1 (0.53%) NUKE
1 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Magento
1 1 (0.53%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.74%) GitHub
3 5 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.05%) Office 365
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.68%) Firewall
2 16 (8.42%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.32%) SAN
4 11 (5.79%) DNS
5 7 (3.68%) WAN
6 6 (3.16%) LAN
6 6 (3.16%) SSH
7 5 (2.63%) HTTP
7 5 (2.63%) Network Security
7 5 (2.63%) Wireshark
8 4 (2.11%) DHCP
8 4 (2.11%) NAS
8 4 (2.11%) SMTP
8 4 (2.11%) VPN
9 3 (1.58%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.58%) SMS
9 3 (1.58%) tcpdump
9 3 (1.58%) VLAN
10 2 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.95%) MySQL
2 7 (3.68%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (2.63%) MariaDB
5 4 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.58%) DB2
6 3 (1.58%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.53%) Big Data
8 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (11.05%) Git (software)
1 21 (11.05%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.74%) JIRA
3 6 (3.16%) Artifactory
4 4 (2.11%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.05%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.05%) Emacs
5 2 (1.05%) Gradle
5 2 (1.05%) Maven
5 2 (1.05%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.05%) Subversion
6 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.53%) GitLab
6 1 (0.53%) GoCD
6 1 (0.53%) gulp
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (18.42%) Finance
2 15 (7.89%) Financial Institution
3 7 (3.68%) Retail
4 5 (2.63%) Banking
5 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.05%) Local Government
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.16%) LAMP
2 10 (5.26%) LDAP
3 8 (4.21%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (3.68%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (2.63%) Web Services
6 3 (1.58%) YAML
7 1 (0.53%) Browserify
7 1 (0.53%) JSP
7 1 (0.53%) Kafka
7 1 (0.53%) MCollective
7 1 (0.53%) Middleware
7 1 (0.53%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.32%) Clustering
2 7 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.63%) FMCG
5 4 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.58%) LPAR
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle Exalytics
6 3 (1.58%) PKI
7 2 (1.05%) Fintech
8 1 (0.53%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.53%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 190 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (38.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 53 (27.89%) Windows
4 50 (26.32%) Unix
5 42 (22.11%) CentOS
6 35 (18.42%) Ubuntu
7 31 (16.32%) Solaris
8 23 (12.11%) AIX
9 13 (6.84%) Windows Server
10 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.05%) Debian
12 2 (1.05%) HPUX
12 2 (1.05%) SUSE
13 1 (0.53%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.53%) FreeNAS
13 1 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.53%) VMS
13 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.11%) DevOps
2 34 (17.89%) Open Source
3 24 (12.63%) Configuration Management
3 24 (12.63%) Migration
4 16 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (6.84%) ITIL
6 12 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (4.74%) Server Hardening
8 8 (4.21%) Change Management
9 6 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.16%) E-Commerce
10 5 (2.63%) Data Security
10 5 (2.63%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (2.63%) High Availability
11 4 (2.11%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.11%) Security Management
11 4 (2.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 70 (36.84%) Bash Shell
2 59 (31.05%) Python
3 43 (22.63%) Perl
4 27 (14.21%) Shell Script
5 26 (13.68%) Ruby
6 16 (8.42%) Korn
7 13 (6.84%) PHP
8 11 (5.79%) Java
9 10 (5.26%) SQL
10 9 (4.74%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.63%) Groovy
12 3 (1.58%) AWK
13 2 (1.05%) Bourne shell
13 2 (1.05%) C
14 1 (0.53%) C++
14 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.53%) sed
Qualifications
1 15 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 15 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.37%) RHCE
3 4 (2.11%) Degree
3 4 (2.11%) RHCSA
4 3 (1.58%) OCP
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.05%) OCA
6 1 (0.53%) CISSP
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) TickIT
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (22.63%) Docker
2 34 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.63%) Active Directory
4 12 (6.32%) Firmware
5 10 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 9 (4.74%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (4.21%) NFS
8 7 (3.68%) LXC
9 5 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (2.11%) KVM
11 3 (1.58%) Xen
12 2 (1.05%) GlusterFS
12 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
12 2 (1.05%) Samba
12 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (1.05%) VirtualBox
12 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.05%) vSphere
12 2 (1.05%) zsh
13 1 (0.53%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 67 (35.26%) Puppet
2 47 (24.74%) Ansible
3 22 (11.58%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (6.84%) CFEngine
5 12 (6.32%) Nagios
6 11 (5.79%) Tivoli
6 11 (5.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (4.21%) Cobbler
7 8 (4.21%) Kubernetes
7 8 (4.21%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (4.21%) SELinux
7 8 (4.21%) Terraform
8 5 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (2.63%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (2.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 3 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.58%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.58%) Salt
9 3 (1.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 88 (46.32%) Red Hat
2 53 (27.89%) VMware
3 20 (10.53%) Oracle
4 17 (8.95%) Veritas
5 12 (6.32%) SaltStack
6 9 (4.74%) IBM
7 7 (3.68%) Microsoft
8 6 (3.16%) Cisco
9 5 (2.63%) Symantec
10 4 (2.11%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.11%) EMC
10 4 (2.11%) NetApp
10 4 (2.11%) Splunk
11 3 (1.58%) Brocade
11 3 (1.58%) Synology
12 2 (1.05%) HP
12 2 (1.05%) Juniper
12 2 (1.05%) Remedy
12 2 (1.05%) StorageTek
12 2 (1.05%) Sun