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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 365 370 357
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 48 50 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 41 50
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.09% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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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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 +1 8 £375 +25.00% 9
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 - 2
Wembley - 2 £383 -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 83 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (60.24%) Red Hat
3 31 (37.35%) Apache
4 29 (34.94%) UNIX
4 29 (34.94%) Puppet
5 26 (31.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (28.92%) Perl
7 22 (26.51%) MySQL
8 18 (21.69%) VMware
9 16 (19.28%) Tomcat
10 15 (18.07%) Windows
10 15 (18.07%) Shell Script
10 15 (18.07%) Bash Shell
11 14 (16.87%) SAN
11 14 (16.87%) PHP
12 13 (15.66%) Oracle
12 13 (15.66%) HP
12 13 (15.66%) SUSE
13 12 (14.46%) Python
13 12 (14.46%) Solaris
13 12 (14.46%) DevOps
14 11 (13.25%) Nagios
14 11 (13.25%) Configuration Management
15 10 (12.05%) Veritas
15 10 (12.05%) Finance
15 10 (12.05%) Java
15 10 (12.05%) IBM
16 9 (10.84%) DNS
16 9 (10.84%) EMC
16 9 (10.84%) ITIL

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 31 (37.35%) Apache
2 16 (19.28%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.23%) WordPress
4 4 (4.82%) JBoss
5 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.41%) nginx
5 2 (2.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.20%) Confluence
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.20%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.20%) CMS
6 1 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.20%) Drupal
6 1 (1.20%) Resin
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.20%) Heroku
3 1 (1.20%) GitHub
3 1 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) SAN
2 9 (10.84%) DNS
3 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.64%) LDAP
4 6 (7.23%) Firewall
4 6 (7.23%) NAS
5 5 (6.02%) SSH
5 5 (6.02%) Internet
6 4 (4.82%) HTTP
7 3 (3.61%) FTP
7 3 (3.61%) Network Security
8 2 (2.41%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.41%) SNMP
8 2 (2.41%) WAN
8 2 (2.41%) SMTP
8 2 (2.41%) DHCP
8 2 (2.41%) LAN
8 2 (2.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.51%) MySQL
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) MarkLogic
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.20%) DB2
4 1 (1.20%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Subversion
1 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Banking
3 6 (7.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Law
5 2 (2.41%) Publishing
5 2 (2.41%) German Language
6 1 (1.20%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) LAMP
2 4 (4.82%) Web Services
3 2 (2.41%) HTML
3 2 (2.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.41%) CSS
3 2 (2.41%) WAMP
4 1 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.20%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.20%) J2EE
4 1 (1.20%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) EDI
4 1 (1.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.02%) Clustering
3 3 (3.61%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.20%) MPEG
5 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.20%) EFT
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (34.94%) UNIX
3 26 (31.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (18.07%) Windows
5 13 (15.66%) SUSE
6 12 (14.46%) Solaris
7 8 (9.64%) CentOS
8 4 (4.82%) AIX
9 3 (3.61%) Debian
10 2 (2.41%) HPUX
10 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.46%) DevOps
2 11 (13.25%) Configuration Management
3 9 (10.84%) ITIL
4 6 (7.23%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.82%) Migration
6 4 (4.82%) Open Source
7 3 (3.61%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.41%) Release Management
8 2 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.41%) SOA
8 2 (2.41%) Project Management
8 2 (2.41%) Computer Security
8 2 (2.41%) Product Management
8 2 (2.41%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) Perl
2 15 (18.07%) Shell Script
2 15 (18.07%) Bash Shell
3 14 (16.87%) PHP
4 12 (14.46%) Python
5 10 (12.05%) Java
6 8 (9.64%) Ruby
7 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.61%) C
7 3 (3.61%) C++
8 2 (2.41%) SQL
8 2 (2.41%) C#
9 1 (1.20%) Korn
9 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.20%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.82%) RHCE
3 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.41%) CCNA
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.20%) RHCA
4 1 (1.20%) Degree
4 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 8 (9.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.82%) NFS
4 4 (4.82%) Samba
4 4 (4.82%) vSphere
4 4 (4.82%) KVM
5 3 (3.61%) Xen
5 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.61%) iptables
6 2 (2.41%) vCloud
6 2 (2.41%) Squid
6 2 (2.41%) Docker
7 1 (1.20%) GPFS
7 1 (1.20%) Gluster
7 1 (1.20%) Varnish
7 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.20%) Snort
Systems Management
1 29 (34.94%) Puppet
2 11 (13.25%) Nagios
3 8 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (3.61%) BladeLogic
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.41%) Pingdom
6 2 (2.41%) Graphite
6 2 (2.41%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.20%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.20%) Ansible
7 1 (1.20%) logstash
7 1 (1.20%) Control-M
7 1 (1.20%) OpenView
7 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.20%) Netcool
7 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.20%) Cacti
Vendors
1 50 (60.24%) Red Hat
2 18 (21.69%) VMware
3 13 (15.66%) Oracle
3 13 (15.66%) HP
4 10 (12.05%) IBM
4 10 (12.05%) Veritas
5 9 (10.84%) EMC
6 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.82%) Cisco
8 3 (3.61%) Sun
8 3 (3.61%) Citrix
8 3 (3.61%) BMC
8 3 (3.61%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.61%) Splunk
8 3 (3.61%) Rackspace
9 2 (2.41%) New Relic
9 2 (2.41%) F5
9 2 (2.41%) Dell
10 1 (1.20%) Juniper
10 1 (1.20%) Hitachi
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