Period
to 19 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 741 721 641
Rank change year-on-year -20 -80 0
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 99 182 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 133 165
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £320 £310
90th Percentile £538 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £51.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +28.30% +26.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £49.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +28.57% +22.22%

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 85,040 96,977 91,637
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 94.86% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,820 63,467 59,521
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,906 3,114 2,812
UK median hourly rate £19.77 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.82% -3.74% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -5.26%

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 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 -16 90 £425 +6.25% 48
UK excluding London -14 65 £400 - 34
London +3 32 £450 +6.19% 18
South West -14 18 £515 +33.77% 8
North of England +36 17 £325 -13.33% 6
South East +4 17 £425 +6.25% 6
North West +22 11 £275 -35.29% 2
Scotland +49 7 £301 -19.67% 4
Midlands +25 4 £425 - 4
North East +26 3 £365 +0.69% 3
East Midlands +22 3 £408 -
Yorkshire +11 3 - - 1
East of England +4 2 £364 -14.41% 6
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 4

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 99 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (39.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (34.34%) Red Hat
4 28 (28.28%) DevOps
5 26 (26.26%) CentOS
5 26 (26.26%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (23.23%) Unix
7 21 (21.21%) MySQL
7 21 (21.21%) Bash Shell
8 19 (19.19%) Python
9 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 17 (17.17%) Puppet
10 17 (17.17%) VMware
11 16 (16.16%) Ubuntu
11 16 (16.16%) Solaris
12 15 (15.15%) DNS
12 15 (15.15%) Windows
12 15 (15.15%) Docker
13 14 (14.14%) Ansible
14 13 (13.13%) Oracle
15 12 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (12.12%) DV Cleared
15 12 (12.12%) Infrastructure as Code
16 11 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (11.11%) Clustering
16 11 (11.11%) Finance
16 11 (11.11%) Debian
17 10 (10.10%) Windows Server
18 9 (9.09%) Java
18 9 (9.09%) Perl

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 8 (8.08%) Apache
2 4 (4.04%) nginx
3 2 (2.02%) IIS
4 1 (1.01%) Confluence
4 1 (1.01%) Drupal
4 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.01%) Moodle
4 1 (1.01%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 26 (26.26%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.08%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.08%) Office 365
3 4 (4.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.03%) GitHub
5 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.01%) Datadog
6 1 (1.01%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (1.01%) IaaS
6 1 (1.01%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.01%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.01%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.15%) DNS
2 9 (9.09%) SAN
3 8 (8.08%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.06%) Firewall
5 5 (5.05%) DHCP
5 5 (5.05%) NAS
6 3 (3.03%) SSH
6 3 (3.03%) VPN
7 2 (2.02%) Internet
7 2 (2.02%) LAN
7 2 (2.02%) SSL
7 2 (2.02%) VLAN
7 2 (2.02%) WAN
8 1 (1.01%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.01%) Network Security
8 1 (1.01%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.21%) MySQL
2 8 (8.08%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.04%) Big Data
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.02%) DB2
6 2 (2.02%) MariaDB
6 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.01%) Power BI
7 1 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.03%) Bitbucket
3 3 (3.03%) JIRA
3 3 (3.03%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
3 3 (3.03%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Publishing
5 1 (1.01%) Games
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) REST
2 6 (6.06%) LDAP
3 5 (5.05%) LAMP
3 5 (5.05%) Web Services
4 4 (4.04%) Middleware
5 3 (3.03%) Regular Expression
6 2 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.02%) RESTful
6 2 (2.02%) Swagger
7 1 (1.01%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.01%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (1.01%) Node.js
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (1.01%) SAML
7 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Clustering
2 7 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (4.04%) HACMP
3 4 (4.04%) Replication
4 3 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.02%) Blog
5 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.02%) iSeries
5 2 (2.02%) LPAR
6 1 (1.01%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.01%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (39.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (26.26%) CentOS
4 23 (23.23%) Unix
5 16 (16.16%) Solaris
5 16 (16.16%) Ubuntu
6 15 (15.15%) Windows
7 11 (11.11%) Debian
8 10 (10.10%) Windows Server
9 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (5.05%) AIX
11 2 (2.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.01%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.28%) DevOps
2 12 (12.12%) Infrastructure as Code
3 9 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 9 (9.09%) Task Automation
4 8 (8.08%) Technical Leadership
5 7 (7.07%) Information Security
5 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Automation
5 7 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (7.07%) Security Management
6 6 (6.06%) Information Security Management
6 6 (6.06%) ISMS
6 6 (6.06%) Storage Management
7 5 (5.05%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (4.04%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (4.04%) Data Transformation
8 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.04%) Open Source
8 4 (4.04%) Server Management
9 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.21%) Bash Shell
2 19 (19.19%) Python
3 9 (9.09%) Java
3 9 (9.09%) Perl
3 9 (9.09%) SQL
4 5 (5.05%) PHP
4 5 (5.05%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.04%) C
5 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.03%) Korn
7 1 (1.01%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.12%) DV Cleared
3 7 (7.07%) Degree
4 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.01%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.01%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 15 (15.15%) Docker
2 11 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.05%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.05%) NFS
4 4 (4.04%) KVM
4 4 (4.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (4.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (3.03%) Xen
6 2 (2.02%) Cronacle
6 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.02%) LXC
6 2 (2.02%) Veritas File System
6 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.01%) BIND 9
7 1 (1.01%) Gluster
7 1 (1.01%) PowerHA
7 1 (1.01%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (17.17%) Puppet
2 14 (14.14%) Ansible
3 12 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (8.08%) Terraform
5 5 (5.05%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.04%) Salt
7 3 (3.03%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.03%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.01%) Cobbler
9 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.01%) Kibana
9 1 (1.01%) logstash
9 1 (1.01%) Nagios
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (1.01%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.01%) Rancher
9 1 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (34.34%) Red Hat
2 17 (17.17%) VMware
3 13 (13.13%) Oracle
4 8 (8.08%) IBM
4 8 (8.08%) Veritas
5 5 (5.05%) HP
6 4 (4.04%) Citrix
6 4 (4.04%) EMC
7 3 (3.03%) Cisco
8 2 (2.02%) Brocade
8 2 (2.02%) Sun
8 2 (2.02%) Sybase
8 2 (2.02%) Symantec
9 1 (1.01%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.01%) ANSYS
9 1 (1.01%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.01%) hybris
9 1 (1.01%) Percona
9 1 (1.01%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.01%) Splunk