The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Linux System Administrator
UK
Rank 584 638 621
Rank change year-on-year +54 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.011% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.012% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £456 £469 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £566 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £469 £450
% change year-on-year -6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

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
Top 11 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 9 £456 -2.66% 4
London +35 4 £468 -10.95%
South East +22 4 £438 -2.77% 2
Croydon - 3 £468 -
Reading - 2 £438 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £438 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 1
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (80.77%) Red Hat
3 14 (53.85%) Puppet
4 13 (50.00%) CentOS
4 13 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 12 (46.15%) VMware
6 10 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (30.77%) DevOps
8 7 (26.92%) Ansible
8 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
8 7 (26.92%) Nagios
8 7 (26.92%) Windows
8 7 (26.92%) DNS
9 6 (23.08%) Perl
9 6 (23.08%) Apache
9 6 (23.08%) Unix
9 6 (23.08%) Ubuntu
9 6 (23.08%) Hudson
9 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
10 5 (19.23%) GitHub
10 5 (19.23%) Subversion
10 5 (19.23%) Firewall
10 5 (19.23%) Solaris
11 4 (15.38%) PHP
11 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
11 4 (15.38%) LDAP
11 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
11 4 (15.38%) AWK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (23.08%) Apache
2 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.69%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) Firewall
3 4 (15.38%) LDAP
4 3 (11.54%) SSH
5 2 (7.69%) DHCP
5 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.85%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Hudson
1 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 5 (19.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (50.00%) CentOS
3 10 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Windows
5 6 (23.08%) Ubuntu
5 6 (23.08%) Unix
6 5 (19.23%) Solaris
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.85%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) DevOps
2 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Server Building
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (23.08%) Perl
3 4 (15.38%) AWK
3 4 (15.38%) PHP
3 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.54%) sed
4 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) KVM
2 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (7.69%) NFS
4 2 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (7.69%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) Puppet
2 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (26.92%) Ansible
3 7 (26.92%) Nagios
4 4 (15.38%) yum
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (3.85%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Red Hat
2 12 (46.15%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Canon
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) CommVault
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) NetApp
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Sun