The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 190 194 209
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 8 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £468 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5000 5454 6805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.87% 92.22% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3945 3942 4964
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 93 149
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.13 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Administrator across the City of London region.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator across the City of London region.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Administrator in their job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (64.71%) Red Hat
3 7 (41.18%) Apache
4 6 (35.29%) SAN
4 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (29.41%) IBM
5 5 (29.41%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) EMC
5 5 (29.41%) Solaris
5 5 (29.41%) UNIX
5 5 (29.41%) Veritas
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) SUSE
6 4 (23.53%) Investment Banking
6 4 (23.53%) Banking
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) MySQL
6 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
6 4 (23.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (23.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (23.53%) Puppet
7 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
7 3 (17.65%) NAS
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) Perl
7 3 (17.65%) PHP
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
7 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) Apache
2 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.76%) WordPress
4 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) NAS
3 2 (11.76%) HTTP
3 2 (11.76%) SSL
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) SSH
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) LDAP
4 1 (5.88%) SMTP
4 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
1 4 (23.53%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Solaris
3 5 (29.41%) UNIX
4 4 (23.53%) SUSE
5 1 (5.88%) Windows
5 1 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
1 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Server Building
3 2 (11.76%) Release Management
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Product Management
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) MOF
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) Perl
1 3 (17.65%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) RHCE
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.88%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) NFS
4 1 (5.88%) Samba
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Pingdom
2 2 (11.76%) Graphite
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
3 1 (5.88%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (5.88%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Red Hat
2 5 (29.41%) IBM
2 5 (29.41%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) EMC
2 5 (29.41%) Veritas
3 2 (11.76%) New Relic
3 2 (11.76%) Splunk
4 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
4 1 (5.88%) BMC
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Sun
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) 3PAR