Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Senior Linux System Administrator
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 843 879
Rank change year-on-year -24 +36 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 10 38 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.036% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.038% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 32 6
UK median daily rate £338 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.59% +1.49% +21.82%
10th Percentile £319 £329 £378
90th Percentile £473 £568 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £425 £463
% change year-on-year -20.59% -8.11% +39.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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 -10 10 £338 -20.59% 6
UK excluding London +10 9 £338 -20.59% 2
South East +2 6 £338 -22.86% 2
Midlands +20 2 - -
East Midlands +1 2 - -
South West -9 1 £550 +29.41%
London -39 1 - - 4

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (50.00%) High Availability
3 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (40.00%) Solaris
4 4 (40.00%) NetBackup
4 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 4 (40.00%) Korn
5 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (30.00%) Open Source
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (20.00%) Google
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (20.00%) G Suite
6 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Apache
6 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (20.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) Firewall
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) Python
7 1 (10.00%) LDAP
7 1 (10.00%) SLA
7 1 (10.00%) SAN
7 1 (10.00%) AIX

Senior 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) G Suite
2 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Hudson
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Solaris
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) AIX
5 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) High-Frequency Trading
5 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) Korn
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) Google