The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 190 177 187
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 20 20 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.32% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.35% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 22
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £120 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.04% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Linux Administrator
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (84.85%) Red Hat
3 16 (48.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (39.39%) Bash Shell
4 13 (39.39%) Perl
5 12 (36.36%) Puppet
6 11 (33.33%) Banking
6 11 (33.33%) VMware
6 11 (33.33%) Apache
7 10 (30.30%) UNIX
8 9 (27.27%) Finance
9 8 (24.24%) Windows
9 8 (24.24%) Python
10 7 (21.21%) Java
10 7 (21.21%) Solaris
10 7 (21.21%) SAN
10 7 (21.21%) Ubuntu
11 6 (18.18%) Retail
11 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
12 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (15.15%) CentOS
12 5 (15.15%) MySQL
12 5 (15.15%) Oracle
12 5 (15.15%) RDBMS
12 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
13 4 (12.12%) DNS
13 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (12.12%) IIS
13 4 (12.12%) PHP
13 4 (12.12%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (12.12%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.06%) nginx
5 1 (3.03%) Drupal
5 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.03%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) Internet
3 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.09%) LDAP
3 3 (9.09%) SMTP
4 2 (6.06%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) HTTP
4 2 (6.06%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) IPsec
4 2 (6.06%) PPTP
4 2 (6.06%) Network Security
5 1 (3.03%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) SSH
5 1 (3.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) MySQL
1 5 (15.15%) RDBMS
1 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Hudson
General
1 11 (33.33%) Banking
2 9 (27.27%) Finance
3 6 (18.18%) Retail
4 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
4 4 (12.12%) Marketing
5 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (6.06%) Electronics
5 2 (6.06%) Games
5 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
6 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Middleware
2 2 (6.06%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) LAMP
3 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) NHS
1 4 (12.12%) IPTV
1 4 (12.12%) FMCG
1 4 (12.12%) Digital Media
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) DTV
3 2 (6.06%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (3.03%) Open Source
4 1 (3.03%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (48.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (30.30%) UNIX
4 8 (24.24%) Windows
5 7 (21.21%) Solaris
5 7 (21.21%) Ubuntu
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.15%) CentOS
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 3 (9.09%) SUSE
7 3 (9.09%) Debian
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.03%) Fedora
9 1 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Security Testing
1 4 (12.12%) High Availability
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.06%) Migration
3 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) Bash Shell
1 13 (39.39%) Perl
2 8 (24.24%) Python
3 7 (21.21%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) PHP
4 4 (12.12%) Ruby
5 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.06%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) RHCE
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (9.09%) KVM
2 2 (6.06%) Samba
3 1 (3.03%) SpamAssassin
3 1 (3.03%) Varnish
3 1 (3.03%) Xen
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.06%) HAProxy
3 2 (6.06%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (6.06%) Nagios
4 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.03%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (84.85%) Red Hat
2 11 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) Veritas
4 3 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) EMC
4 3 (9.09%) IBM
4 3 (9.09%) JBoss
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) SAP
5 2 (6.06%) Sun
5 2 (6.06%) BMC
6 1 (3.03%) Nimsoft
6 1 (3.03%) Splunk
6 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.03%) Endeca
6 1 (3.03%) ATG
6 1 (3.03%) CA
6 1 (3.03%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft