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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 362 358 292
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -66
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 51 71 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.28% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.30% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 50 90
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£391 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +3.17%
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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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
22398 23591 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.89% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16199 15934
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 452 612
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 £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 2 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 2 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 +32 15 £300 -17.24% 9
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Linux
2 61 (61.00%) Red Hat
3 42 (42.00%) Puppet
4 39 (39.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (33.00%) VMware
6 32 (32.00%) UNIX
7 31 (31.00%) Perl
7 31 (31.00%) Bash Shell
8 26 (26.00%) Oracle
9 25 (25.00%) DevOps
10 22 (22.00%) ITIL
10 22 (22.00%) Python
10 22 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (20.00%) MySQL
11 20 (20.00%) Shell Script
12 19 (19.00%) SAN
12 19 (19.00%) Apache
12 19 (19.00%) Banking
13 18 (18.00%) Solaris
14 17 (17.00%) Ubuntu
15 16 (16.00%) DNS
16 15 (15.00%) Finance
17 14 (14.00%) Nagios
17 14 (14.00%) Windows
18 13 (13.00%) Tomcat
18 13 (13.00%) Configuration Management
18 13 (13.00%) Firewall
19 12 (12.00%) LDAP
19 12 (12.00%) JBoss
19 12 (12.00%) Opscode Chef

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 19 (19.00%) Apache
2 13 (13.00%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.00%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.00%) GlassFish
4 6 (6.00%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.00%) nginx
5 2 (2.00%) Confluence
5 2 (2.00%) Drupal
6 1 (1.00%) IIS
6 1 (1.00%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.00%) Zope
6 1 (1.00%) Plone
6 1 (1.00%) MediaWiki
6 1 (1.00%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.00%) Joyent
2 1 (1.00%) GitHub
2 1 (1.00%) IaaS
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.00%) PaaS
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.00%) SAN
2 16 (16.00%) DNS
3 13 (13.00%) Firewall
4 12 (12.00%) LDAP
5 11 (11.00%) NAS
6 10 (10.00%) VPN
7 9 (9.00%) SSL
7 9 (9.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (7.00%) SSH
9 6 (6.00%) HTTP
9 6 (6.00%) DHCP
10 4 (4.00%) SMTP
10 4 (4.00%) OpenVPN
11 3 (3.00%) IPsec
11 3 (3.00%) VLAN
11 3 (3.00%) Network Security
11 3 (3.00%) FTP
11 3 (3.00%) OSPF
11 3 (3.00%) BGP
12 2 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.00%) MySQL
2 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.00%) Informix
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.00%) JIRA
3 5 (5.00%) Hudson
4 2 (2.00%) Subversion
5 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (19.00%) Banking
2 15 (15.00%) Finance
3 5 (5.00%) Electronics
3 5 (5.00%) Games
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) LAMP
2 5 (5.00%) CSS
3 3 (3.00%) XML
3 3 (3.00%) JSON
3 3 (3.00%) HTML
3 3 (3.00%) Middleware
4 2 (2.00%) jQuery
4 2 (2.00%) Web Services
5 1 (1.00%) XSLT
5 1 (1.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.00%) Zend Framework
5 1 (1.00%) Django
5 1 (1.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Open Source
2 3 (3.00%) Digital Media
2 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.00%) Clustering
2 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.00%) FMCG
3 2 (2.00%) iSeries
3 2 (2.00%) STB
3 2 (2.00%) IPTV
3 2 (2.00%) DTV
3 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.00%) NHS
3 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.00%) Kindle
4 1 (1.00%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.00%) Firmware
4 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.00%) Replication
4 1 (1.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 100 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (39.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (32.00%) UNIX
4 18 (18.00%) Solaris
5 17 (17.00%) Ubuntu
6 14 (14.00%) Windows
7 11 (11.00%) CentOS
8 6 (6.00%) Debian
9 5 (5.00%) SUSE
10 4 (4.00%) HPUX
11 2 (2.00%) Fedora
12 1 (1.00%) AIX
12 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.00%) DevOps
2 22 (22.00%) ITIL
3 13 (13.00%) Configuration Management
4 11 (11.00%) Release Management
5 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (7.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.00%) Change Management
6 5 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.00%) Build Automation
8 2 (2.00%) Kernel Tuning
8 2 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.00%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.00%) Security Testing
8 2 (2.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.00%) Migration
8 2 (2.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.00%) Perl
1 31 (31.00%) Bash Shell
2 22 (22.00%) Python
3 20 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 10 (10.00%) Ruby
5 8 (8.00%) PHP
6 7 (7.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.00%) C
6 7 (7.00%) Java
7 5 (5.00%) SQL
8 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.00%) Bourne shell
10 2 (2.00%) Korn
11 1 (1.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.00%) RHCE
2 6 (6.00%) Degree
3 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.00%) CCNA
5 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.00%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.00%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (1.00%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.00%) XenServer
2 7 (7.00%) vSphere
3 6 (6.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (6.00%) NFS
4 4 (4.00%) KVM
4 4 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (3.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (3.00%) OpenSSH
5 3 (3.00%) qmail
5 3 (3.00%) Postfix
5 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.00%) Sendmail
6 2 (2.00%) Squid
6 2 (2.00%) Xen
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.00%) XenApp
7 1 (1.00%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 42 (42.00%) Puppet
2 14 (14.00%) Nagios
3 12 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.00%) Tivoli
5 5 (5.00%) ZABBIX
5 5 (5.00%) YUM
6 4 (4.00%) Ansible
6 4 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.00%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.00%) OpenAM
8 1 (1.00%) Control-M
8 1 (1.00%) Ambari
8 1 (1.00%) Cacti
8 1 (1.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 61 (61.00%) Red Hat
2 33 (33.00%) VMware
3 26 (26.00%) Oracle
4 12 (12.00%) JBoss
5 10 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.00%) Citrix
6 8 (8.00%) Veritas
6 8 (8.00%) HP
6 8 (8.00%) EMC
6 8 (8.00%) Cisco
7 7 (7.00%) NetApp
7 7 (7.00%) LANDesk
8 6 (6.00%) IBM
9 3 (3.00%) SAP
9 3 (3.00%) Sun
9 3 (3.00%) CA
9 3 (3.00%) Nimsoft
9 3 (3.00%) SaltStack
10 2 (2.00%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.00%) Symantec
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