The first table below looks at the demand for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 202 186 187
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 13 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.30% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.32% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 21
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £435 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
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
6115 5857 7422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.29% 92.82% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4418 4320 5248
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £277 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 121 171
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 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.51 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Linux Systems Administrator
London

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

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 16 April 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (83.33%) Red Hat
3 14 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (54.17%) Bash Shell
5 11 (45.83%) Puppet
5 11 (45.83%) Perl
6 9 (37.50%) UNIX
6 9 (37.50%) Apache
6 9 (37.50%) VMware
7 7 (29.17%) Python
7 7 (29.17%) Windows
7 7 (29.17%) Solaris
7 7 (29.17%) Ubuntu
8 6 (25.00%) Banking
8 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (25.00%) Java
9 5 (20.83%) MySQL
9 5 (20.83%) IIS
9 5 (20.83%) SAN
9 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (20.83%) CentOS
9 5 (20.83%) Ruby
10 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
10 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
10 4 (16.67%) Middleware
10 4 (16.67%) DNS
10 4 (16.67%) RDBMS

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (37.50%) Apache
2 5 (20.83%) IIS
3 3 (12.50%) nginx
4 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (4.17%) SAS
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.17%) Drupal
5 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.50%) VPN
3 3 (12.50%) LDAP
3 3 (12.50%) SMTP
3 3 (12.50%) HTTP
3 3 (12.50%) PPTP
3 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (12.50%) IPsec
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) FTP
5 1 (4.17%) SSH
5 1 (4.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) Hudson
General
1 6 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Publishing
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) LAMP
3 2 (8.33%) J2EE
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.17%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (37.50%) UNIX
4 7 (29.17%) Windows
4 7 (29.17%) Solaris
4 7 (29.17%) Ubuntu
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.83%) CentOS
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (12.50%) Debian
7 3 (12.50%) SUSE
8 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (4.17%) AIX
9 1 (4.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) High Availability
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Bash Shell
2 11 (45.83%) Perl
3 7 (29.17%) Python
4 6 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (20.83%) Ruby
6 3 (12.50%) PHP
7 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) RHCE
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (8.33%) KVM
3 2 (8.33%) Samba
4 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) NFS
4 1 (4.17%) SpamAssassin
4 1 (4.17%) Xen
4 1 (4.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Puppet
2 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.33%) HAProxy
3 2 (8.33%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (4.17%) Control-M
4 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.17%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) IBM
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) EMC
3 3 (12.50%) Veritas
4 2 (8.33%) BMC
4 2 (8.33%) JBoss
4 2 (8.33%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Hitachi
5 1 (4.17%) 3PAR