The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 351 364 303
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 58 60 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.27% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 57
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £322 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.63 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.58% +87.50%
Linux Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
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 London

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in London

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in London

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in London

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +11 13 £363 -12.12% 10
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 -
Wimbledon - 1 £375 -
Harrow - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Linux
2 59 (51.75%) Red Hat
3 40 (35.09%) VMware
4 39 (34.21%) Puppet
5 34 (29.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (28.07%) Oracle
7 31 (27.19%) Bash Shell
8 28 (24.56%) Banking
9 26 (22.81%) UNIX
10 25 (21.93%) Perl
10 25 (21.93%) Finance
11 24 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (20.18%) Shell Script
12 23 (20.18%) ITIL
13 22 (19.30%) Apache
14 21 (18.42%) Tomcat
14 21 (18.42%) DevOps
15 19 (16.67%) SQL
15 19 (16.67%) MySQL
15 19 (16.67%) DNS
15 19 (16.67%) CentOS
16 18 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
16 18 (15.79%) Python
17 17 (14.91%) Ubuntu
18 16 (14.04%) Open Source
19 15 (13.16%) Nagios
20 14 (12.28%) Configuration Management
20 14 (12.28%) PL/SQL
21 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
21 13 (11.40%) JBoss

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (19.30%) Apache
2 21 (18.42%) Tomcat
3 13 (11.40%) JBoss
4 11 (9.65%) WebLogic
4 11 (9.65%) WebSphere
5 9 (7.89%) GlassFish
6 6 (5.26%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.51%) nginx
8 2 (1.75%) Confluence
9 1 (0.88%) Zope
9 1 (0.88%) Plone
9 1 (0.88%) Drupal
9 1 (0.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Agresso
1 1 (0.88%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.63%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.75%) Route 53
4 2 (1.75%) GitHub
4 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.67%) DNS
2 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.40%) SAN
3 11 (9.65%) Firewall
4 10 (8.77%) DHCP
4 10 (8.77%) VPN
5 9 (7.89%) LDAP
6 8 (7.02%) NAS
6 8 (7.02%) SSH
6 8 (7.02%) SSL
6 8 (7.02%) HTTP
7 4 (3.51%) FTP
7 4 (3.51%) SMTP
8 3 (2.63%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.63%) IPsec
8 3 (2.63%) BGP
8 3 (2.63%) OSPF
8 3 (2.63%) Internet
8 3 (2.63%) Network Security
8 3 (2.63%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.67%) MySQL
2 6 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.63%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.63%) Big Data
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.75%) Redis
5 2 (1.75%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.51%) Subversion
4 3 (2.63%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.63%) JIRA
4 3 (2.63%) Hudson
5 2 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.88%) Ant
6 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.88%) Maven
6 1 (0.88%) CruiseControl
General
1 28 (24.56%) Banking
2 25 (21.93%) Finance
3 4 (3.51%) Law
4 2 (1.75%) Legal
4 2 (1.75%) Electronics
4 2 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) LAMP
2 4 (3.51%) Web Services
3 3 (2.63%) XSLT
4 2 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.75%) jQuery
4 2 (1.75%) Middleware
4 2 (1.75%) HTML
4 2 (1.75%) XML
4 2 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.04%) Open Source
2 9 (7.89%) Clustering
3 3 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.63%) Replication
3 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.75%) iSeries
4 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.88%) CESG
5 1 (0.88%) STB
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.88%) Kindle
5 1 (0.88%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Linux
2 34 (29.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (22.81%) UNIX
4 19 (16.67%) CentOS
5 17 (14.91%) Ubuntu
6 12 (10.53%) Solaris
6 12 (10.53%) Windows
6 12 (10.53%) Debian
7 6 (5.26%) SUSE
7 6 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.51%) AIX
9 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.75%) Fedora
10 2 (1.75%) HPUX
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) ITIL
2 21 (18.42%) DevOps
3 14 (12.28%) Configuration Management
4 13 (11.40%) Release Management
5 9 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.51%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.51%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.63%) Change Management
10 2 (1.75%) Network Management
10 2 (1.75%) Kernel Tuning
10 2 (1.75%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.75%) OO
10 2 (1.75%) Mentoring
11 1 (0.88%) Business Continuity
11 1 (0.88%) TDD
11 1 (0.88%) ITSM
11 1 (0.88%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.19%) Bash Shell
2 25 (21.93%) Perl
3 23 (20.18%) Shell Script
4 19 (16.67%) SQL
5 18 (15.79%) Python
6 14 (12.28%) PL/SQL
7 12 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 11 (9.65%) PHP
9 10 (8.77%) Ruby
9 10 (8.77%) C
10 3 (2.63%) Java
11 2 (1.75%) Bourne shell
11 2 (1.75%) XPath
11 2 (1.75%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (7.02%) RHCE
2 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.39%) Degree
4 3 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.75%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.88%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CIPD
6 1 (0.88%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.89%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.65%) XenServer
3 9 (7.89%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (6.14%) vSphere
5 4 (3.51%) NFS
6 3 (2.63%) KVM
6 3 (2.63%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.63%) qmail
6 3 (2.63%) Postfix
6 3 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (2.63%) OpenSSH
7 2 (1.75%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.75%) Varnish
7 2 (1.75%) Squid
7 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.75%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.75%) XenApp
7 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.88%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 39 (34.21%) Puppet
2 18 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (13.16%) Nagios
4 11 (9.65%) Tivoli
5 9 (7.89%) Ansible
6 8 (7.02%) Control-M
7 4 (3.51%) yum
7 4 (3.51%) ZABBIX
8 3 (2.63%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.63%) Cacti
8 3 (2.63%) Ganglia
8 3 (2.63%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.75%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.88%) logstash
10 1 (0.88%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.88%) Graphite
10 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 59 (51.75%) Red Hat
2 40 (35.09%) VMware
3 32 (28.07%) Oracle
4 13 (11.40%) Citrix
5 10 (8.77%) LANDesk
5 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.02%) Veritas
7 6 (5.26%) Cisco
7 6 (5.26%) IBM
7 6 (5.26%) NetApp
7 6 (5.26%) HP
7 6 (5.26%) EMC
8 3 (2.63%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (2.63%) Percona
8 3 (2.63%) Nimsoft
9 2 (1.75%) F5
9 2 (1.75%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.75%) Mercator
9 2 (1.75%) New Relic
9 2 (1.75%) SaltStack