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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 372 373 384
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 41 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 29
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £317 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £522 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £315 £344
% change year-on-year
+17.06% -8.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
Linux Systems 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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +4 5 £338 -11.47% 8
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 - 2
Wembley - 2 £383 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 70 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (61.43%) Red Hat
3 26 (37.14%) UNIX
4 25 (35.71%) Apache
5 24 (34.29%) Puppet
6 23 (32.86%) Perl
7 20 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (25.71%) MySQL
8 18 (25.71%) VMware
9 14 (20.00%) Tomcat
9 14 (20.00%) Windows
10 13 (18.57%) Oracle
10 13 (18.57%) SAN
10 13 (18.57%) Shell Script
10 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
11 12 (17.14%) SUSE
11 12 (17.14%) Solaris
11 12 (17.14%) PHP
12 11 (15.71%) Python
12 11 (15.71%) HP
13 10 (14.29%) Nagios
13 10 (14.29%) Veritas
13 10 (14.29%) Finance
13 10 (14.29%) DevOps
14 9 (12.86%) IBM
15 8 (11.43%) EMC
15 8 (11.43%) ITIL
15 8 (11.43%) Java
15 8 (11.43%) CentOS
15 8 (11.43%) Veritas Cluster Server

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 25 (35.71%) Apache
2 14 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.71%) WordPress
3 4 (5.71%) JBoss
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) nginx
4 1 (1.43%) Confluence
4 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.43%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) CMS
4 1 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.43%) Drupal
4 1 (1.43%) Jetty
4 1 (1.43%) Resin
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Office
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.43%) Heroku
3 1 (1.43%) GitHub
3 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) SAN
2 7 (10.00%) LDAP
3 6 (8.57%) DNS
3 6 (8.57%) NAS
4 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.71%) Internet
5 4 (5.71%) Firewall
5 4 (5.71%) SSH
6 3 (4.29%) SNMP
6 3 (4.29%) Network Security
6 3 (4.29%) HTTP
6 3 (4.29%) LAN
6 3 (4.29%) WAN
7 2 (2.86%) SMTP
7 2 (2.86%) DHCP
7 2 (2.86%) FTP
7 2 (2.86%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.86%) MPLS
7 2 (2.86%) SSL
7 2 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.71%) MySQL
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.43%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) Subversion
2 1 (1.43%) Maven
2 1 (1.43%) JIRA
2 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) German Language
4 2 (2.86%) Law
4 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) LAMP
2 4 (5.71%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) HTML
3 2 (2.86%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.86%) CSS
3 2 (2.86%) WAMP
4 1 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.43%) J2EE
4 1 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.71%) Clustering
3 2 (2.86%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.86%) CLARiiON
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.43%) EFT
4 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (37.14%) UNIX
3 20 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (20.00%) Windows
5 12 (17.14%) SUSE
5 12 (17.14%) Solaris
6 8 (11.43%) CentOS
7 3 (4.29%) Debian
7 3 (4.29%) AIX
8 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.43%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.29%) DevOps
2 8 (11.43%) ITIL
3 7 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (5.71%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.71%) Migration
6 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.29%) Open Source
7 2 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.86%) Workflow
7 2 (2.86%) SOA
7 2 (2.86%) Project Management
7 2 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.86%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.86%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.86%) Computer Security
8 1 (1.43%) ITSM
8 1 (1.43%) Data Security
8 1 (1.43%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) Perl
2 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
2 13 (18.57%) Shell Script
3 12 (17.14%) PHP
4 11 (15.71%) Python
5 8 (11.43%) Java
6 5 (7.14%) Ruby
7 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.29%) SQL
8 2 (2.86%) Korn
9 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.43%) C-shell
9 1 (1.43%) C
9 1 (1.43%) C++
9 1 (1.43%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) RHCE
3 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.86%) CCNA
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.43%) RHCA
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (11.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (5.71%) vSphere
3 4 (5.71%) KVM
4 3 (4.29%) iptables
4 3 (4.29%) Xen
4 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.29%) NFS
4 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.29%) Samba
5 2 (2.86%) Squid
5 2 (2.86%) vCloud
6 1 (1.43%) Gluster
6 1 (1.43%) Varnish
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.43%) Snort
6 1 (1.43%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (34.29%) Puppet
2 10 (14.29%) Nagios
3 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.86%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.43%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.43%) Cacti
7 1 (1.43%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (1.43%) OSSEC
7 1 (1.43%) OpenView
7 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.43%) Netcool
7 1 (1.43%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.43%) Control-M
7 1 (1.43%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.43%) logstash
7 1 (1.43%) Salt
7 1 (1.43%) Icinga
7 1 (1.43%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 43 (61.43%) Red Hat
2 18 (25.71%) VMware
3 13 (18.57%) Oracle
4 11 (15.71%) HP
5 10 (14.29%) Veritas
6 9 (12.86%) IBM
7 8 (11.43%) EMC
8 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.71%) Sun
8 4 (5.71%) Cisco
9 3 (4.29%) Citrix
10 2 (2.86%) Dell
10 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.86%) F5
10 2 (2.86%) BMC
11 1 (1.43%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.43%) NetApp
11 1 (1.43%) Splunk
11 1 (1.43%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.43%) Tripwire
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - 475 per day
Posted: 25 days ago