The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 361 379 304
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -75
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 48 45 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.18% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 84
Average daily rate
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£400 £348 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -4.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £47.50
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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
22473 23388 24374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.79% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16042 15998
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 £274 £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 430 455 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the London region.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in London

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in London

Linux Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the London region.

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in London

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 22 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +31 9 £381 +12.96% 8
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Isleworth - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Linux Systems Administrator
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (68.75%) Red Hat
3 37 (46.25%) Puppet
4 35 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (38.75%) Bash Shell
5 31 (38.75%) UNIX
6 30 (37.50%) Perl
7 22 (27.50%) Python
8 21 (26.25%) DevOps
9 20 (25.00%) MySQL
9 20 (25.00%) VMware
10 19 (23.75%) Apache
11 17 (21.25%) SAN
11 17 (21.25%) Solaris
12 15 (18.75%) DNS
12 15 (18.75%) Ubuntu
13 13 (16.25%) LDAP
13 13 (16.25%) Oracle
13 13 (16.25%) ITIL
13 13 (16.25%) Shell Script
13 13 (16.25%) Nagios
13 13 (16.25%) Configuration Management
13 13 (16.25%) Finance
14 12 (15.00%) CentOS
15 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (13.75%) Firewall
16 10 (12.50%) HP
16 10 (12.50%) NAS
16 10 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
17 9 (11.25%) Ruby

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (23.75%) Apache
2 7 (8.75%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.75%) nginx
5 2 (2.50%) Confluence
5 2 (2.50%) Drupal
6 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.25%) Liferay
6 1 (1.25%) MediaWiki
6 1 (1.25%) Zope
6 1 (1.25%) Plone
6 1 (1.25%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) PaaS
2 1 (1.25%) GitHub
2 1 (1.25%) IaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) SAN
2 15 (18.75%) DNS
3 13 (16.25%) LDAP
4 11 (13.75%) Firewall
5 10 (12.50%) NAS
6 8 (10.00%) VPN
7 7 (8.75%) SSH
7 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.50%) SSL
9 5 (6.25%) DHCP
10 4 (5.00%) FTP
10 4 (5.00%) SMTP
10 4 (5.00%) OpenVPN
11 3 (3.75%) Network Security
11 3 (3.75%) OSPF
11 3 (3.75%) BGP
11 3 (3.75%) IPsec
11 3 (3.75%) HTTP
12 2 (2.50%) VLAN
13 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.00%) MySQL
2 5 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.25%) Redis
4 1 (1.25%) Big Data
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.25%) Informix
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.25%) JIRA
3 5 (6.25%) Hudson
4 2 (2.50%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Games
4 3 (3.75%) Electronics
5 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) LAMP
2 4 (5.00%) CSS
3 3 (3.75%) Middleware
3 3 (3.75%) HTML
4 2 (2.50%) XML
4 2 (2.50%) jQuery
4 2 (2.50%) JSON
5 1 (1.25%) Zend Framework
5 1 (1.25%) Django
5 1 (1.25%) HTML5
5 1 (1.25%) XSLT
5 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Open Source
2 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.75%) Clustering
3 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.50%) STB
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.50%) iSeries
4 1 (1.25%) Online Games
4 1 (1.25%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.25%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.25%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.25%) CESG
4 1 (1.25%) Firmware
4 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (38.75%) UNIX
4 17 (21.25%) Solaris
5 15 (18.75%) Ubuntu
6 12 (15.00%) CentOS
7 7 (8.75%) Windows
8 6 (7.50%) SUSE
8 6 (7.50%) Debian
9 3 (3.75%) HPUX
10 2 (2.50%) Fedora
11 1 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) DevOps
2 13 (16.25%) ITIL
2 13 (16.25%) Configuration Management
3 6 (7.50%) Load Balancing
3 6 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (6.25%) Release Management
5 4 (5.00%) Change Management
5 4 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.75%) Migration
7 2 (2.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.50%) Scrum
7 2 (2.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.50%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.50%) Kernel Tuning
7 2 (2.50%) Build Automation
7 2 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.50%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (2.50%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.75%) Bash Shell
2 30 (37.50%) Perl
3 22 (27.50%) Python
4 13 (16.25%) Shell Script
5 9 (11.25%) Ruby
5 9 (11.25%) PHP
6 6 (7.50%) SQL
6 6 (7.50%) Java
7 3 (3.75%) Bourne shell
7 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.50%) Korn
9 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.25%) C
9 1 (1.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) RHCE
2 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.25%) LPIC
4 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
1 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.25%) NFS
3 6 (7.50%) vSphere
4 5 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (5.00%) KVM
5 4 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (3.75%) OpenSSH
6 3 (3.75%) qmail
6 3 (3.75%) Postfix
6 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
7 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.50%) Samba
7 2 (2.50%) Varnish
7 2 (2.50%) Sendmail
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.50%) Xen
7 2 (2.50%) Squid
8 1 (1.25%) XenApp
8 1 (1.25%) Shibboleth
8 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (46.25%) Puppet
2 13 (16.25%) Nagios
3 10 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.25%) YUM
4 5 (6.25%) ZABBIX
5 4 (5.00%) Ansible
6 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.50%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.25%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.25%) Cacti
8 1 (1.25%) Zenoss
8 1 (1.25%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.25%) OpenAM
8 1 (1.25%) Ambari
8 1 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 55 (68.75%) Red Hat
2 20 (25.00%) VMware
3 13 (16.25%) Oracle
4 10 (12.50%) HP
5 9 (11.25%) EMC
5 9 (11.25%) Veritas
6 6 (7.50%) IBM
6 6 (7.50%) NetApp
7 5 (6.25%) JBoss
8 4 (5.00%) Cisco
8 4 (5.00%) Citrix
9 3 (3.75%) SaltStack
9 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.50%) Sun
10 2 (2.50%) CA
10 2 (2.50%) Symantec
10 2 (2.50%) Nimsoft
11 1 (1.25%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.25%) Zend
11 1 (1.25%) F5
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