The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Linux Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 158 171 197
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 13 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.34% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.36% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 9
Median daily rate £450 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £320 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00
Linux Systems Administrator
London

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
3241 4480 5551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.93% 95.14% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2580 3533 4061
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 112
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the City of London region.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the City of London region.

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 across the City of London region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (63.64%) Red Hat
3 20 (60.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (54.55%) Puppet
5 15 (45.45%) Finance
6 13 (39.39%) VMware
7 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
8 9 (27.27%) Unix
9 8 (24.24%) Windows
9 8 (24.24%) Solaris
9 8 (24.24%) 3PAR
10 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (21.21%) Perl
10 7 (21.21%) Oracle
11 6 (18.18%) Banking
11 6 (18.18%) SAN
11 6 (18.18%) IBM
11 6 (18.18%) Ansible
11 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
12 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (15.15%) HP
12 5 (15.15%) EMC
12 5 (15.15%) AIX
12 5 (15.15%) Apache
12 5 (15.15%) Tomcat
13 4 (12.12%) NFS
13 4 (12.12%) Cisco
13 4 (12.12%) NetApp
13 4 (12.12%) Migration

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (15.15%) Apache
1 5 (15.15%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) Network Security
3 3 (9.09%) Internet
3 3 (9.09%) NAS
3 3 (9.09%) SSH
4 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
5 1 (3.03%) LDAP
5 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Apache Cassandra
General
1 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Hedge funds
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (60.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (27.27%) Unix
4 8 (24.24%) Solaris
4 8 (24.24%) Windows
5 5 (15.15%) AIX
6 4 (12.12%) VyOS
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (9.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (6.06%) CentOS
9 1 (3.03%) SUSE
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Load Balancing
1 4 (12.12%) Low Latency
1 4 (12.12%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Change Control
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
2 3 (9.09%) Server Building
3 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (6.06%) High Availability
3 2 (6.06%) Open Source
3 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.03%) DevOps
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.03%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.03%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
2 7 (21.21%) Perl
3 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 4 (12.12%) Ruby
5 3 (9.09%) AWK
5 3 (9.09%) PHP
5 3 (9.09%) sed
5 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.06%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) SystemTap
7 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) RHCE
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) NFS
2 4 (12.12%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (9.09%) GPFS
3 3 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) KVM
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (54.55%) Puppet
2 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (18.18%) Ansible
4 3 (9.09%) Nagios
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (6.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 13 (39.39%) VMware
3 8 (24.24%) 3PAR
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle
5 6 (18.18%) IBM
6 5 (15.15%) EMC
6 5 (15.15%) HP
7 4 (12.12%) Brocade
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco
7 4 (12.12%) NetApp
7 4 (12.12%) Vyatta
8 3 (9.09%) Veritas
9 2 (6.06%) Dell
10 1 (3.03%) Citrix
10 1 (3.03%) Sun