The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 355 340 283
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 47 64 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.26% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.29% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 90
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21546 22422 24477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.78% 92.46% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14798 15261 15876
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 472 642
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £42.50 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Linux Administrator
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +26 12 £330 -5.71% 14
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Isleworth - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Linux
2 64 (58.72%) Red Hat
3 43 (39.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 43 (39.45%) Puppet
4 39 (35.78%) Perl
5 38 (34.86%) UNIX
6 32 (29.36%) Bash Shell
7 31 (28.44%) VMware
7 31 (28.44%) Oracle
8 27 (24.77%) Apache
9 24 (22.02%) Python
10 23 (21.10%) ITIL
10 23 (21.10%) DevOps
11 22 (20.18%) MySQL
11 22 (20.18%) Ubuntu
11 22 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (19.27%) Shell Script
13 20 (18.35%) Finance
13 20 (18.35%) Solaris
14 19 (17.43%) Configuration Management
14 19 (17.43%) SAN
15 18 (16.51%) Java
15 18 (16.51%) DNS
16 16 (14.68%) Windows
16 16 (14.68%) Banking
17 15 (13.76%) LDAP
17 15 (13.76%) Tomcat
17 15 (13.76%) Nagios
18 14 (12.84%) Firewall
19 13 (11.93%) TCP/IP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 27 (24.77%) Apache
2 15 (13.76%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.67%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.75%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.75%) GlassFish
4 3 (2.75%) nginx
4 3 (2.75%) Confluence
4 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.83%) Drupal
6 1 (0.92%) SAS
6 1 (0.92%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.92%) Zope
6 1 (0.92%) Plone
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.92%) MediaWiki
6 1 (0.92%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.83%) Joyent
2 1 (0.92%) GitHub
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.43%) SAN
2 18 (16.51%) DNS
3 15 (13.76%) LDAP
4 14 (12.84%) Firewall
5 13 (11.93%) TCP/IP
6 11 (10.09%) VPN
6 11 (10.09%) NAS
7 9 (8.26%) SSL
8 8 (7.34%) SSH
9 7 (6.42%) HTTP
10 6 (5.50%) DHCP
11 5 (4.59%) FTP
11 5 (4.59%) SMTP
12 4 (3.67%) Internet
12 4 (3.67%) IPsec
12 4 (3.67%) OpenVPN
12 4 (3.67%) Network Security
13 3 (2.75%) VLAN
13 3 (2.75%) OSPF
13 3 (2.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.18%) MySQL
2 9 (8.26%) Hadoop
3 8 (7.34%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.50%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.67%) Big Data
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.92%) Informix
8 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (9.17%) JIRA
2 8 (7.34%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.59%) Hudson
3 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.83%) Subversion
5 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 16 (14.68%) Banking
3 6 (5.50%) Electronics
4 4 (3.67%) Retail
4 4 (3.67%) Games
5 3 (2.75%) Marketing
5 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.83%) Publishing
7 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.26%) LAMP
2 5 (4.59%) CSS
3 3 (2.75%) XML
3 3 (2.75%) Middleware
3 3 (2.75%) JSON
4 2 (1.83%) Web Services
4 2 (1.83%) HTML
4 2 (1.83%) J2EE
5 1 (0.92%) XSLT
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.92%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.92%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.92%) Django
5 1 (0.92%) jQuery
5 1 (0.92%) HTML5
5 1 (0.92%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Open Source
2 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.59%) Clustering
3 4 (3.67%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.75%) STB
4 3 (2.75%) NHS
4 3 (2.75%) IPTV
4 3 (2.75%) FMCG
5 2 (1.83%) iSeries
5 2 (1.83%) DTV
5 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.83%) Replication
5 2 (1.83%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.92%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.92%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (0.92%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (39.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (34.86%) UNIX
4 22 (20.18%) Ubuntu
5 20 (18.35%) Solaris
6 16 (14.68%) Windows
7 12 (11.01%) Debian
7 12 (11.01%) CentOS
8 3 (2.75%) SUSE
8 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.75%) HPUX
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.92%) Fedora
10 1 (0.92%) AIX
10 1 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.10%) ITIL
1 23 (21.10%) DevOps
2 19 (17.43%) Configuration Management
3 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (7.34%) Load Balancing
3 8 (7.34%) Release Management
4 6 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (5.50%) Change Management
5 3 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (2.75%) Migration
5 3 (2.75%) E-Commerce
5 3 (2.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (2.75%) Capacity Management
5 3 (2.75%) Build Automation
5 3 (2.75%) Security Testing
6 2 (1.83%) Kernel Tuning
6 2 (1.83%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (1.83%) High Availability
6 2 (1.83%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 39 (35.78%) Perl
2 32 (29.36%) Bash Shell
3 24 (22.02%) Python
4 21 (19.27%) Shell Script
5 18 (16.51%) Java
6 9 (8.26%) Ruby
6 9 (8.26%) PHP
7 6 (5.50%) C
8 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.67%) SQL
8 4 (3.67%) Bourne shell
9 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.83%) Korn
11 1 (0.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) RHCE
2 7 (6.42%) Degree
3 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.83%) CCNA
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.92%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.92%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.92%) LPIC
6 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.92%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.42%) vSphere
2 7 (6.42%) KVM
3 6 (5.50%) NFS
4 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.75%) OpenSSH
5 3 (2.75%) XenServer
5 3 (2.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (2.75%) qmail
5 3 (2.75%) Postfix
5 3 (2.75%) Samba
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (2.75%) Xen
5 3 (2.75%) RHEV
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.83%) Squid
6 2 (1.83%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.92%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 43 (39.45%) Puppet
2 15 (13.76%) Nagios
3 12 (11.01%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.59%) YUM
5 4 (3.67%) Ansible
5 4 (3.67%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.75%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.83%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.83%) Control-M
7 2 (1.83%) Cacti
7 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.92%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.92%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.92%) Ambari
8 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.92%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.92%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 64 (58.72%) Red Hat
2 31 (28.44%) Oracle
2 31 (28.44%) VMware
3 11 (10.09%) JBoss
4 10 (9.17%) Cisco
5 9 (8.26%) Veritas
5 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.34%) NetApp
6 8 (7.34%) HP
7 7 (6.42%) EMC
8 5 (4.59%) IBM
8 5 (4.59%) Sun
9 4 (3.67%) Citrix
9 4 (3.67%) LANDesk
9 4 (3.67%) SaltStack
10 3 (2.75%) SAP
10 3 (2.75%) BMC
10 3 (2.75%) CA
11 2 (1.83%) Hitachi
11 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
East London
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago