Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 625 633 593
Rank change year-on-year +8 -40 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 226 284 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 217 239
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £288 £265
90th Percentile £511 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.39% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £31.50 £17.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% +79.69% -29.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -

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 90422 104428 107002
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 58668 67939 66296
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2875 3108 4133
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.80 £47.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

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 27 July 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 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 27 July 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 +11 223 £400 - 49
UK excluding London +37 131 £400 +6.67% 28
London -39 95 £400 -5.88% 21
South East +36 71 £401 +0.13% 12
North of England +52 22 £390 +4.00% 10
South West +13 19 £400 +13.88% 2
North West +38 13 £399 -11.39% 3
East of England -19 10 £313 -16.67% 2
Midlands +16 6 £525 +78.72% 2
Yorkshire +37 5 £363 +7.41% 7
North East +45 4 £314 +4.58%
East Midlands -2 4 £375 +30.43% 1
Scotland +41 3 - -
West Midlands +31 2 £542 +80.50% 1

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 226 (100.00%) Linux
2 107 (47.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 106 (46.90%) Red Hat
4 93 (41.15%) VMware
5 84 (37.17%) Puppet
6 71 (31.42%) Python
7 70 (30.97%) Unix
8 67 (29.65%) CentOS
9 60 (26.55%) Perl
10 56 (24.78%) Bash Shell
11 51 (22.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 49 (21.68%) Ubuntu
12 49 (21.68%) Windows
13 47 (20.80%) DevOps
14 42 (18.58%) DNS
15 36 (15.93%) Security Cleared
16 34 (15.04%) Apache
17 33 (14.60%) Firewall
18 31 (13.72%) LDAP
18 31 (13.72%) MySQL
18 31 (13.72%) Solaris
18 31 (13.72%) SC Cleared
19 30 (13.27%) Finance
19 30 (13.27%) Nagios
19 30 (13.27%) Opscode Chef
19 30 (13.27%) Windows Server
20 29 (12.83%) Ansible
20 29 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
21 28 (12.39%) Ruby
22 27 (11.95%) Debian

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 34 (15.04%) Apache
2 23 (10.18%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.87%) Apache Solr
3 11 (4.87%) nginx
4 8 (3.54%) Confluence
4 8 (3.54%) JBoss
5 6 (2.65%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.21%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.33%) IIS
7 3 (1.33%) Jetty
8 2 (0.88%) MediaWiki
8 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.44%) Eucalyptus
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.44%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.33%) Houdini
2 3 (1.33%) Maya
2 3 (1.33%) NUKE
2 3 (1.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.44%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.54%) GitHub
4 5 (2.21%) Office 365
5 4 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.33%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.33%) SaaS
7 2 (0.88%) G Suite
7 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.44%) PaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.58%) DNS
2 33 (14.60%) Firewall
3 31 (13.72%) LDAP
4 18 (7.96%) TCP/IP
5 17 (7.52%) VPN
6 16 (7.08%) SAN
7 12 (5.31%) DHCP
8 11 (4.87%) Internet
9 7 (3.10%) LAN
10 6 (2.65%) Kerberos
10 6 (2.65%) Network Security
10 6 (2.65%) WAN
11 5 (2.21%) HTTP
11 5 (2.21%) NAS
11 5 (2.21%) OpenLDAP
11 5 (2.21%) SSH
12 4 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (1.77%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.77%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.72%) MySQL
2 15 (6.64%) Hadoop
3 11 (4.87%) Apache Hive
3 11 (4.87%) Impala
4 9 (3.98%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.65%) MariaDB
7 5 (2.21%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.88%) GIS
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.44%) Big Data
9 1 (0.44%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (7.08%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.75%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.31%) Subversion
4 10 (4.42%) JIRA
5 7 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (2.21%) GitLab
7 4 (1.77%) Hudson
8 3 (1.33%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.88%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.44%) Maven
10 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 30 (13.27%) Finance
2 19 (8.41%) Banking
3 10 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.33%) Retail
6 2 (0.88%) Electronics
6 2 (0.88%) Games
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.64%) LAMP
2 4 (1.77%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (1.33%) Servlets
3 3 (1.33%) Spring
4 2 (0.88%) JSON
4 2 (0.88%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (0.88%) Web Services
4 2 (0.88%) XML
5 1 (0.44%) J2EE
5 1 (0.44%) Middleware
5 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.44%) Serverless Framework
5 1 (0.44%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.85%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.19%) Clustering
3 10 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.65%) Replication
5 5 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.21%) EMC VNX
5 5 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.21%) Spread Betting
6 4 (1.77%) Animation
6 4 (1.77%) PKI
6 4 (1.77%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.88%) Infotainment
7 2 (0.88%) Online Games
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 226 (100.00%) Linux
2 107 (47.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 70 (30.97%) Unix
4 67 (29.65%) CentOS
5 49 (21.68%) Ubuntu
5 49 (21.68%) Windows
6 31 (13.72%) Solaris
7 30 (13.27%) Windows Server
8 27 (11.95%) Debian
9 17 (7.52%) AIX
10 5 (2.21%) HPUX
10 5 (2.21%) SUSE
11 4 (1.77%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.33%) VMS
13 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.44%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.80%) DevOps
2 26 (11.50%) Configuration Management
3 25 (11.06%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (6.64%) ITIL
5 14 (6.19%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 14 (6.19%) Security Hardening
6 12 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.31%) Load Balancing
7 11 (4.87%) High Availability
8 10 (4.42%) Migration
8 10 (4.42%) Open Source
9 9 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (3.98%) Project Management
10 8 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (3.10%) Server Building
12 6 (2.65%) Asset Management
12 6 (2.65%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (2.65%) Performance Analysis
12 6 (2.65%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (2.21%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (31.42%) Python
2 60 (26.55%) Perl
3 56 (24.78%) Bash Shell
4 28 (12.39%) Ruby
5 24 (10.62%) Java
6 22 (9.73%) Shell Script
7 11 (4.87%) Korn
7 11 (4.87%) PHP
8 9 (3.98%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.10%) SQL
10 4 (1.77%) C
11 2 (0.88%) AWK
12 1 (0.44%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.44%) C-shell
12 1 (0.44%) Groovy
12 1 (0.44%) sed
12 1 (0.44%) Tcl
12 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 36 (15.93%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.72%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.42%) RHCE
3 10 (4.42%) RHCSA
4 5 (2.21%) CCNA
4 5 (2.21%) CCNP
4 5 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.21%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.77%) Degree
5 4 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.44%) ACMT
6 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.44%) CISSP
6 1 (0.44%) GCIH
6 1 (0.44%) GIAC
6 1 (0.44%) MCSE
6 1 (0.44%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) AS 2805
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.44%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 51 (22.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (11.95%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.96%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (7.08%) KVM
4 16 (7.08%) NFS
5 15 (6.64%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (4.87%) Apache Flume
6 11 (4.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 11 (4.87%) HDFS
7 8 (3.54%) Samba
7 8 (3.54%) vSphere
8 7 (3.10%) Hyper-V
8 7 (3.10%) iptables
9 6 (2.65%) GPFS
9 6 (2.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (2.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (2.21%) Docker
10 5 (2.21%) LXC
11 3 (1.33%) vCloud
11 3 (1.33%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 84 (37.17%) Puppet
2 30 (13.27%) Nagios
2 30 (13.27%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (12.83%) Ansible
4 13 (5.75%) yum
5 11 (4.87%) HAProxy
5 11 (4.87%) Oozie
6 10 (4.42%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (3.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 7 (3.10%) NetBackup
9 6 (2.65%) SELinux
9 6 (2.65%) vCenter Server
9 6 (2.65%) ZABBIX
10 5 (2.21%) Terraform
11 4 (1.77%) OVSD
12 3 (1.33%) FreeIPA
12 3 (1.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 2 (0.88%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.88%) Bcfg2
13 2 (0.88%) Packer
Vendors
1 106 (46.90%) Red Hat
2 93 (41.15%) VMware
3 23 (10.18%) Oracle
4 22 (9.73%) Cisco
5 20 (8.85%) HP
6 18 (7.96%) Veritas
7 16 (7.08%) Microsoft
8 14 (6.19%) Cloudera
8 14 (6.19%) EMC
9 12 (5.31%) Sun
10 10 (4.42%) IBM
11 7 (3.10%) Splunk
12 6 (2.65%) Atlassian
12 6 (2.65%) Dell
12 6 (2.65%) Google
12 6 (2.65%) Juniper
13 5 (2.21%) NetApp
14 4 (1.77%) F5
15 3 (1.33%) Apple
15 3 (1.33%) SevOne
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