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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 370 347 326
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 55 83 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 60 74
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £339 £319
% change year-on-year
-7.01% +6.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
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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 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
22595 23409 24351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.01% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15641 16101 16015
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 426 624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 +20 17 £300 -20.00% 11
Harrow - 2 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Linux
2 60 (59.41%) Red Hat
3 39 (38.61%) Puppet
4 37 (36.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (36.63%) VMware
5 31 (30.69%) UNIX
5 31 (30.69%) Bash Shell
6 29 (28.71%) Perl
7 27 (26.73%) Oracle
8 25 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (24.75%) DevOps
9 24 (23.76%) ITIL
10 22 (21.78%) Python
11 20 (19.80%) Shell Script
12 18 (17.82%) MySQL
12 18 (17.82%) Banking
13 17 (16.83%) Ubuntu
13 17 (16.83%) Solaris
13 17 (16.83%) DNS
13 17 (16.83%) SAN
14 16 (15.84%) Apache
14 16 (15.84%) Nagios
15 15 (14.85%) Windows
16 14 (13.86%) JBoss
17 13 (12.87%) Tomcat
17 13 (12.87%) Configuration Management
17 13 (12.87%) Firewall
17 13 (12.87%) Release Management
17 13 (12.87%) Open Source
18 12 (11.88%) Citrix

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 16 (15.84%) Apache
2 13 (12.87%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.91%) WebLogic
3 9 (8.91%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.92%) GlassFish
5 7 (6.93%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.98%) Confluence
6 2 (1.98%) Drupal
7 1 (0.99%) IIS
7 1 (0.99%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.99%) Zope
7 1 (0.99%) Plone
7 1 (0.99%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.99%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.98%) Joyent
3 1 (0.99%) GitHub
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.83%) DNS
1 17 (16.83%) SAN
2 13 (12.87%) Firewall
3 11 (10.89%) LDAP
4 10 (9.90%) SSL
4 10 (9.90%) VPN
4 10 (9.90%) NAS
5 9 (8.91%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.93%) SSH
7 6 (5.94%) HTTP
8 5 (4.95%) DHCP
9 4 (3.96%) FTP
9 4 (3.96%) SMTP
9 4 (3.96%) OpenVPN
10 3 (2.97%) IPsec
10 3 (2.97%) VLAN
10 3 (2.97%) Network Security
10 3 (2.97%) OSPF
10 3 (2.97%) BGP
11 2 (1.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.82%) MySQL
2 4 (3.96%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.97%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.99%) Informix
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.99%) Big Data
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.95%) JIRA
4 4 (3.96%) Hudson
5 2 (1.98%) Subversion
6 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (17.82%) Banking
2 11 (10.89%) Finance
3 4 (3.96%) Electronics
4 3 (2.97%) Games
5 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Retail
6 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) LAMP
2 5 (4.95%) CSS
3 3 (2.97%) Web Services
3 3 (2.97%) XML
3 3 (2.97%) JSON
3 3 (2.97%) HTML
4 2 (1.98%) Middleware
4 2 (1.98%) jQuery
5 1 (0.99%) HTML5
5 1 (0.99%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.99%) Django
5 1 (0.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) Open Source
2 4 (3.96%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.96%) Clustering
3 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.98%) iSeries
4 2 (1.98%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.98%) STB
5 1 (0.99%) PKI
5 1 (0.99%) IPTV
5 1 (0.99%) Statistics
5 1 (0.99%) FMCG
5 1 (0.99%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.99%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.99%) Replication
5 1 (0.99%) CESG
5 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (36.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (30.69%) UNIX
4 17 (16.83%) Solaris
4 17 (16.83%) Ubuntu
5 15 (14.85%) Windows
6 11 (10.89%) CentOS
7 7 (6.93%) Debian
8 5 (4.95%) SUSE
9 4 (3.96%) HPUX
10 2 (1.98%) Fedora
11 1 (0.99%) AIX
11 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.75%) DevOps
2 24 (23.76%) ITIL
3 13 (12.87%) Configuration Management
3 13 (12.87%) Release Management
4 7 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (6.93%) Load Balancing
5 5 (4.95%) Change Management
5 5 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.97%) Build Automation
8 2 (1.98%) Kernel Tuning
8 2 (1.98%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (1.98%) E-Commerce
8 2 (1.98%) Migration
9 1 (0.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (0.99%) Scrum
9 1 (0.99%) Business Continuity
9 1 (0.99%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.69%) Bash Shell
2 29 (28.71%) Perl
3 22 (21.78%) Python
4 20 (19.80%) Shell Script
5 11 (10.89%) PHP
6 10 (9.90%) Ruby
7 9 (8.91%) C
7 9 (8.91%) PowerShell
8 7 (6.93%) Java
9 5 (4.95%) SQL
10 4 (3.96%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.97%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.98%) Korn
13 1 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) RHCE
2 7 (6.93%) Degree
3 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) CCNA
5 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.99%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.99%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.99%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.99%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.99%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.90%) XenServer
3 8 (7.92%) vSphere
3 8 (7.92%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (5.94%) NFS
5 4 (3.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (3.96%) KVM
6 3 (2.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (2.97%) OpenSSH
6 3 (2.97%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.97%) qmail
6 3 (2.97%) Postfix
7 2 (1.98%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.98%) Samba
7 2 (1.98%) Squid
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.98%) Varnish
8 1 (0.99%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.99%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 39 (38.61%) Puppet
2 16 (15.84%) Nagios
3 11 (10.89%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (7.92%) Tivoli
5 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (4.95%) ZABBIX
5 5 (4.95%) YUM
6 3 (2.97%) Cacti
6 3 (2.97%) Ansible
6 3 (2.97%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.98%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.99%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.99%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.99%) Control-M
8 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.99%) Ambari
Vendors
1 60 (59.41%) Red Hat
2 37 (36.63%) VMware
3 27 (26.73%) Oracle
4 14 (13.86%) JBoss
5 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
5 12 (11.88%) Citrix
6 10 (9.90%) Cisco
7 9 (8.91%) Veritas
7 9 (8.91%) LANDesk
8 8 (7.92%) HP
8 8 (7.92%) EMC
9 7 (6.93%) NetApp
10 6 (5.94%) IBM
11 3 (2.97%) Sun
11 3 (2.97%) Nimsoft
12 2 (1.98%) Rackspace
12 2 (1.98%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (1.98%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.98%) Symantec
12 2 (1.98%) CA
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