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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 187 198 178
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 13 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.15% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.16% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 18
Average daily rate
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£363 £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £271 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.63 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.58% +87.50%
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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
5236 6344 5698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.32% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4045 4617 4242
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (45.16%) VMware
3 13 (41.94%) Red Hat
3 13 (41.94%) Oracle
3 13 (41.94%) Banking
4 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (35.48%) ITIL
5 11 (35.48%) Shell Script
6 10 (32.26%) Release Management
6 10 (32.26%) XenServer
7 9 (29.03%) GlassFish
7 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
7 9 (29.03%) WebSphere
7 9 (29.03%) LANDesk
7 9 (29.03%) Tivoli
7 9 (29.03%) Citrix
7 9 (29.03%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (29.03%) JBoss
7 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
7 9 (29.03%) C
7 9 (29.03%) Tomcat
7 9 (29.03%) ISO 9001
7 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.81%) UNIX
8 8 (25.81%) Finance
9 6 (19.35%) Perl
9 6 (19.35%) Ubuntu
9 6 (19.35%) CentOS
10 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (29.03%) GlassFish
1 9 (29.03%) WebSphere
1 9 (29.03%) JBoss
1 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
1 9 (29.03%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) OpenVPN
3 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 2 (6.45%) NAS
3 2 (6.45%) SSH
3 2 (6.45%) IPsec
3 2 (6.45%) OSPF
3 2 (6.45%) BGP
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) HTTP
3 2 (6.45%) LDAP
4 1 (3.23%) IPv6
4 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.23%) Redis
1 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (41.94%) Banking
2 8 (25.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
1 2 (6.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Replication
1 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.23%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (25.81%) UNIX
4 6 (19.35%) Ubuntu
4 6 (19.35%) CentOS
5 5 (16.13%) Solaris
6 3 (9.68%) Windows
7 2 (6.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (6.45%) Debian
8 1 (3.23%) Fedora
8 1 (3.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Release Management
3 2 (6.45%) DevOps
3 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.45%) OO
4 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.23%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Shell Script
2 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 9 (29.03%) C
3 6 (19.35%) Perl
4 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.45%) XPath
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) Bourne shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (32.26%) XenServer
3 9 (29.03%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (6.45%) OpenSSH
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.23%) NFS
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Tivoli
2 5 (16.13%) Puppet
3 2 (6.45%) Ansible
3 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) Nagios
4 1 (3.23%) Control-M
4 1 (3.23%) yum
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (3.23%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) VMware
2 13 (41.94%) Red Hat
2 13 (41.94%) Oracle
3 9 (29.03%) LANDesk
3 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (6.45%) Veritas
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) EMC
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) CA
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Percona