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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 364 353 289
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 50 69 118
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% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 89
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £310
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
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
22179 23233 24249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.51% 92.90% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15073 15935 15950
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 £268
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 416 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +18 14 £300 -17.24% 7
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Isleworth - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 99 (100.00%) Linux
2 61 (61.62%) Red Hat
3 42 (42.42%) Puppet
4 40 (40.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (32.32%) UNIX
6 31 (31.31%) Perl
6 31 (31.31%) VMware
6 31 (31.31%) Bash Shell
7 25 (25.25%) Oracle
7 25 (25.25%) DevOps
8 22 (22.22%) Python
9 20 (20.20%) Apache
9 20 (20.20%) ITIL
9 20 (20.20%) MySQL
9 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (19.19%) Shell Script
11 18 (18.18%) SAN
11 18 (18.18%) Solaris
11 18 (18.18%) Banking
12 16 (16.16%) Ubuntu
12 16 (16.16%) DNS
13 15 (15.15%) Finance
14 14 (14.14%) Nagios
14 14 (14.14%) Configuration Management
14 14 (14.14%) Windows
15 13 (13.13%) Firewall
16 12 (12.12%) Tomcat
16 12 (12.12%) LDAP
16 12 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (11.11%) CentOS

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (20.20%) Apache
2 12 (12.12%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.06%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.05%) GlassFish
4 5 (5.05%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.02%) nginx
5 2 (2.02%) Confluence
5 2 (2.02%) Drupal
6 1 (1.01%) IIS
6 1 (1.01%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.01%) Zope
6 1 (1.01%) Plone
6 1 (1.01%) MediaWiki
6 1 (1.01%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.02%) Joyent
2 1 (1.01%) GitHub
2 1 (1.01%) IaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.01%) PaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.18%) SAN
2 16 (16.16%) DNS
3 13 (13.13%) Firewall
4 12 (12.12%) LDAP
5 11 (11.11%) NAS
6 10 (10.10%) VPN
7 9 (9.09%) SSL
7 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 7 (7.07%) SSH
9 6 (6.06%) HTTP
9 6 (6.06%) DHCP
10 4 (4.04%) SMTP
10 4 (4.04%) OpenVPN
11 3 (3.03%) IPsec
11 3 (3.03%) VLAN
11 3 (3.03%) Network Security
11 3 (3.03%) FTP
11 3 (3.03%) OSPF
11 3 (3.03%) BGP
12 2 (2.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.20%) MySQL
2 5 (5.05%) RDBMS
2 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.01%) Informix
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.05%) JIRA
3 5 (5.05%) Hudson
4 2 (2.02%) Subversion
5 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (18.18%) Banking
2 15 (15.15%) Finance
3 5 (5.05%) Electronics
3 5 (5.05%) Games
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) LAMP
2 5 (5.05%) CSS
3 3 (3.03%) XML
3 3 (3.03%) JSON
3 3 (3.03%) HTML
3 3 (3.03%) Middleware
4 2 (2.02%) jQuery
4 2 (2.02%) Web Services
5 1 (1.01%) XSLT
5 1 (1.01%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.01%) Zend Framework
5 1 (1.01%) Django
5 1 (1.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Open Source
2 3 (3.03%) Digital Media
2 3 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.03%) Clustering
2 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.02%) FMCG
3 2 (2.02%) iSeries
3 2 (2.02%) STB
3 2 (2.02%) IPTV
3 2 (2.02%) DTV
3 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.02%) NHS
3 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.01%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.01%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.01%) Firmware
4 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.01%) CESG
4 1 (1.01%) Statistics
4 1 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (40.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (32.32%) UNIX
4 18 (18.18%) Solaris
5 16 (16.16%) Ubuntu
6 14 (14.14%) Windows
7 11 (11.11%) CentOS
8 5 (5.05%) SUSE
8 5 (5.05%) Debian
9 4 (4.04%) HPUX
10 2 (2.02%) Fedora
11 1 (1.01%) AIX
11 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.25%) DevOps
2 20 (20.20%) ITIL
3 14 (14.14%) Configuration Management
4 10 (10.10%) Release Management
5 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (7.07%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.05%) Change Management
6 5 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.03%) Build Automation
8 2 (2.02%) Kernel Tuning
8 2 (2.02%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.02%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.02%) Security Testing
8 2 (2.02%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.02%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.02%) Migration
8 2 (2.02%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.02%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.31%) Perl
1 31 (31.31%) Bash Shell
2 22 (22.22%) Python
3 19 (19.19%) Shell Script
4 10 (10.10%) Ruby
5 8 (8.08%) PHP
6 7 (7.07%) Java
7 6 (6.06%) C
7 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
8 5 (5.05%) SQL
9 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.03%) Bourne shell
11 2 (2.02%) Korn
12 1 (1.01%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) RHCE
2 6 (6.06%) Degree
3 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) CCNA
5 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.01%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.01%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (1.01%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.01%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.07%) vSphere
3 6 (6.06%) NFS
4 5 (5.05%) XenServer
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (4.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (4.04%) KVM
6 3 (3.03%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (3.03%) OpenSSH
6 3 (3.03%) qmail
6 3 (3.03%) Postfix
7 2 (2.02%) Sendmail
7 2 (2.02%) Squid
7 2 (2.02%) Xen
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.02%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.01%) Samba
8 1 (1.01%) RHEV
8 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 42 (42.42%) Puppet
2 14 (14.14%) Nagios
3 12 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.05%) YUM
4 5 (5.05%) Tivoli
4 5 (5.05%) ZABBIX
5 4 (4.04%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (4.04%) Ansible
6 2 (2.02%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.02%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.01%) Control-M
7 1 (1.01%) Ambari
7 1 (1.01%) Cacti
7 1 (1.01%) Zenoss
7 1 (1.01%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.01%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 61 (61.62%) Red Hat
2 31 (31.31%) VMware
3 25 (25.25%) Oracle
4 11 (11.11%) JBoss
5 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 9 (9.09%) Citrix
6 8 (8.08%) Veritas
6 8 (8.08%) HP
6 8 (8.08%) EMC
6 8 (8.08%) Cisco
7 7 (7.07%) NetApp
8 6 (6.06%) IBM
8 6 (6.06%) LANDesk
9 3 (3.03%) Nimsoft
9 3 (3.03%) SaltStack
9 3 (3.03%) SAP
9 3 (3.03%) Sun
9 3 (3.03%) CA
10 2 (2.02%) Symantec
10 2 (2.02%) Rackspace
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