Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 654 562 624
Rank change year-on-year -92 +62 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 202 300 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.33% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 224 193
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £277 £283 £285
90th Percentile £500 £511 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £330
% change year-on-year - +21.21% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
UK median hourly rate £38.63 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.36% +133.33% -60.13%
10th Percentile £27.48 £25.30 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.50 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +32.86% +133.33% -60.13%

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 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 19 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 January 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 -87 196 £400 - 61
UK excluding London -25 101 £400 - 40
London -104 99 £400 +4.23% 24
South East -44 33 £400 -5.88% 17
South West +13 21 £375 +10.29% 5
North of England +25 20 £388 -7.19% 7
Yorkshire +20 12 £425 +6.25% 3
East of England -3 12 £385 +8.07% 3
Midlands +13 11 £400 -11.11% 5
West Midlands +13 9 £400 +3.23% 2
North West -9 5 £425 +1.80% 4
North East +45 3 £325 -23.53%
Scotland -18 3 - - 1
East Midlands +1 2 £365 -27.00% 3
Wales +5 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 202 (100.00%) Linux
2 85 (42.08%) Red Hat
3 73 (36.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 65 (32.18%) Puppet
5 64 (31.68%) Windows
6 62 (30.69%) Python
7 51 (25.25%) Ansible
8 49 (24.26%) DevOps
9 48 (23.76%) Unix
9 48 (23.76%) CentOS
10 43 (21.29%) Bash Shell
10 43 (21.29%) VMware
11 37 (18.32%) Shell Script
12 32 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
12 32 (15.84%) Security Cleared
13 31 (15.35%) Finance
13 31 (15.35%) Windows Server
14 30 (14.85%) Apache
15 29 (14.36%) Firewall
16 28 (13.86%) Perl
17 26 (12.87%) SC Cleared
18 25 (12.38%) Git (software)
18 25 (12.38%) Java
18 25 (12.38%) Oracle
18 25 (12.38%) Tomcat
18 25 (12.38%) LDAP
18 25 (12.38%) Active Directory
18 25 (12.38%) Data Centre
19 24 (11.88%) LAMP
19 24 (11.88%) MySQL

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 30 (14.85%) Apache
2 25 (12.38%) Tomcat
3 17 (8.42%) JBoss
4 12 (5.94%) nginx
5 11 (5.45%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.96%) Confluence
7 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.49%) Jetty
9 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.99%) SAS
10 1 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.50%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Houdini
1 5 (2.48%) Maya
1 5 (2.48%) NUKE
1 5 (2.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 32 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.46%) GitHub
4 4 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.49%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.49%) IaaS
5 3 (1.49%) PaaS
5 3 (1.49%) SaaS
6 2 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.99%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.99%) Route 53
6 2 (0.99%) Serverless
6 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.50%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.36%) Firewall
2 19 (9.41%) DNS
3 18 (8.91%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.42%) SAN
5 10 (4.95%) DHCP
6 9 (4.46%) HTTP
7 7 (3.47%) LAN
7 7 (3.47%) WAN
8 6 (2.97%) Kerberos
8 6 (2.97%) NAS
8 6 (2.97%) SSH
8 6 (2.97%) SSL
9 5 (2.48%) BIG-IP
9 5 (2.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (2.48%) SMS
10 3 (1.49%) Network Security
10 3 (1.49%) SMTP
10 3 (1.49%) tcpdump
10 3 (1.49%) VLAN
10 3 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.88%) MySQL
2 11 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.46%) MariaDB
4 8 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.96%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.48%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.98%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.99%) DB2
7 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.50%) Big Data
8 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.50%) DataStage
8 1 (0.50%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.50%) MemSQL
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.89%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.96%) JIRA
4 6 (2.97%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.98%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.49%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.49%) Gradle
6 3 (1.49%) Selenium
7 2 (0.99%) Subversion
8 1 (0.50%) CMake
8 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.50%) GitLab
8 1 (0.50%) GoCD
8 1 (0.50%) gulp
8 1 (0.50%) Hudson
8 1 (0.50%) Maven
8 1 (0.50%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (15.35%) Finance
2 13 (6.44%) Banking
3 10 (4.95%) Retail
4 8 (3.96%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.49%) Electronics
6 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.49%) Marketing
6 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.99%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.38%) LDAP
2 24 (11.88%) LAMP
3 7 (3.47%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (2.97%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (2.97%) Middleware
5 4 (1.98%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.98%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (1.49%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.49%) Servlets
7 2 (0.99%) JSON
7 2 (0.99%) YAML
8 1 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.50%) Browserify
8 1 (0.50%) J2EE
8 1 (0.50%) MCollective
8 1 (0.50%) Memcached
8 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.50%) Web Services
8 1 (0.50%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.38%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.93%) Clustering
3 11 (5.45%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.97%) Animation
6 5 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.48%) FMCG
7 4 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.98%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.99%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.99%) Online Games
8 2 (0.99%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.99%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.50%) Life Science
9 1 (0.50%) LPAR
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 202 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (36.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 64 (31.68%) Windows
4 48 (23.76%) CentOS
4 48 (23.76%) Unix
5 31 (15.35%) Windows Server
6 16 (7.92%) Ubuntu
7 14 (6.93%) AIX
7 14 (6.93%) Windows 7
8 13 (6.44%) Solaris
9 12 (5.94%) Debian
10 8 (3.96%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.48%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.48%) SUSE
12 4 (1.98%) FreeBSD
12 4 (1.98%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.98%) Scientific Linux
13 3 (1.49%) HPUX
13 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.26%) DevOps
2 21 (10.40%) Configuration Management
3 19 (9.41%) Open Source
4 16 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (6.93%) ITIL
5 14 (6.93%) Migration
6 12 (5.94%) Analytics
7 10 (4.95%) E-Commerce
7 10 (4.95%) Load Balancing
8 8 (3.96%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (3.96%) Machine Learning
9 7 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.47%) High Availability
9 7 (3.47%) Patch Management
9 7 (3.47%) Server Building
10 6 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.97%) Visual Effects
11 5 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.48%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.69%) Python
2 43 (21.29%) Bash Shell
3 37 (18.32%) Shell Script
4 28 (13.86%) Perl
5 25 (12.38%) Java
6 22 (10.89%) Ruby
7 9 (4.46%) Korn
7 9 (4.46%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.96%) PHP
9 4 (1.98%) C
9 4 (1.98%) C++
10 3 (1.49%) Fortran
10 3 (1.49%) Groovy
10 3 (1.49%) SQL
10 3 (1.49%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.50%) AWK
11 1 (0.50%) Jython
11 1 (0.50%) sed
Qualifications
1 32 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.47%) RHCE
4 4 (1.98%) Degree
5 2 (0.99%) CISSP
5 2 (0.99%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.50%) GCIH
6 1 (0.50%) GIAC
6 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.50%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.98%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.49%) AS 2805
2 3 (1.49%) GCP
2 3 (1.49%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.99%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.43%) Samba
4 14 (6.93%) NFS
5 10 (4.95%) Docker
6 9 (4.46%) KVM
7 8 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.97%) Xen
9 5 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.98%) vSphere
11 3 (1.49%) pfSense
11 3 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.99%) Firmware
12 2 (0.99%) iptables
12 2 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.99%) XenApp
13 1 (0.50%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.50%) Snort
13 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 65 (32.18%) Puppet
2 51 (25.25%) Ansible
3 18 (8.91%) Nagios
4 13 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.46%) Cobbler
6 7 (3.47%) Terraform
7 6 (2.97%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (2.48%) HAProxy
8 5 (2.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.49%) CFEngine
10 3 (1.49%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.49%) SELinux
10 3 (1.49%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.49%) yum
11 2 (0.99%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.50%) Graphite
12 1 (0.50%) OpenNMS
12 1 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 85 (42.08%) Red Hat
2 43 (21.29%) VMware
3 25 (12.38%) Oracle
4 18 (8.91%) IBM
5 12 (5.94%) Cisco
6 10 (4.95%) F5
7 8 (3.96%) EMC
8 7 (3.47%) Atlassian
8 7 (3.47%) HP
8 7 (3.47%) Veritas
9 6 (2.97%) NetApp
10 5 (2.48%) Citrix
10 5 (2.48%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.48%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.98%) Splunk
11 4 (1.98%) Temenos
12 3 (1.49%) Google
12 3 (1.49%) Juniper
12 3 (1.49%) Rackspace
12 3 (1.49%) SAP