The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 379 371 290
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -81
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 38 42 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.17% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 88
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21792 22443 24513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.74% 92.46% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14941 15287 15897
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 £263 £275 £270
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 398 464 660
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 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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 29 July 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 29 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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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 +25 8 £388 +14.81% 11
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Isleworth - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 79 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (63.29%) Red Hat
3 37 (46.84%) Puppet
4 33 (41.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (40.51%) Perl
6 31 (39.24%) UNIX
7 30 (37.97%) Bash Shell
8 22 (27.85%) Python
8 22 (27.85%) Apache
9 21 (26.58%) Ubuntu
10 20 (25.32%) MySQL
11 19 (24.05%) VMware
11 19 (24.05%) DevOps
12 16 (20.25%) Configuration Management
12 16 (20.25%) SAN
13 15 (18.99%) DNS
13 15 (18.99%) Solaris
13 15 (18.99%) Finance
14 14 (17.72%) LDAP
14 14 (17.72%) Oracle
14 14 (17.72%) ITIL
15 13 (16.46%) Nagios
15 13 (16.46%) Debian
16 12 (15.19%) Shell Script
16 12 (15.19%) Java
16 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (15.19%) CentOS
17 11 (13.92%) Firewall
18 10 (12.66%) JIRA
18 10 (12.66%) Opscode Chef

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 22 (27.85%) Apache
2 8 (10.13%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.06%) nginx
4 3 (3.80%) Confluence
5 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.53%) Drupal
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) Liferay
6 1 (1.27%) MediaWiki
6 1 (1.27%) SAS
6 1 (1.27%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.27%) Zope
6 1 (1.27%) Plone
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) GitHub
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) SAN
2 15 (18.99%) DNS
3 14 (17.72%) LDAP
4 11 (13.92%) Firewall
5 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.13%) VPN
5 8 (10.13%) NAS
6 6 (7.59%) SSH
7 5 (6.33%) DHCP
7 5 (6.33%) SSL
8 4 (5.06%) SMTP
8 4 (5.06%) OpenVPN
9 3 (3.80%) Network Security
9 3 (3.80%) FTP
9 3 (3.80%) HTTP
9 3 (3.80%) IPsec
9 3 (3.80%) OSPF
9 3 (3.80%) BGP
10 2 (2.53%) VLAN
11 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.32%) MySQL
2 9 (11.39%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.06%) Big Data
5 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.27%) Informix
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) JIRA
2 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.33%) Hudson
3 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.53%) Subversion
5 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (18.99%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Games
3 4 (5.06%) Electronics
4 2 (2.53%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) LAMP
2 4 (5.06%) CSS
3 3 (3.80%) Middleware
4 2 (2.53%) HTML
4 2 (2.53%) XML
4 2 (2.53%) JSON
5 1 (1.27%) Zend Framework
5 1 (1.27%) Django
5 1 (1.27%) jQuery
5 1 (1.27%) HTML5
5 1 (1.27%) MapReduce
5 1 (1.27%) XSLT
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Open Source
2 4 (5.06%) Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.80%) STB
4 2 (2.53%) iSeries
5 1 (1.27%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.27%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.27%) Online Games
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (41.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (39.24%) UNIX
4 21 (26.58%) Ubuntu
5 15 (18.99%) Solaris
6 13 (16.46%) Debian
7 12 (15.19%) CentOS
8 8 (10.13%) Windows
9 3 (3.80%) SUSE
10 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.53%) HPUX
10 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.27%) Fedora
11 1 (1.27%) AIX
11 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) DevOps
2 16 (20.25%) Configuration Management
3 14 (17.72%) ITIL
4 6 (7.59%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.06%) Change Management
7 3 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.80%) Migration
7 3 (3.80%) Release Management
7 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.53%) Scrum
8 2 (2.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.53%) Build Automation
8 2 (2.53%) Kernel Tuning
9 1 (1.27%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.27%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.27%) Service Desk Management
9 1 (1.27%) High Availability
9 1 (1.27%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.51%) Perl
2 30 (37.97%) Bash Shell
3 22 (27.85%) Python
4 12 (15.19%) Shell Script
4 12 (15.19%) Java
5 9 (11.39%) PHP
6 8 (10.13%) Ruby
7 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.80%) SQL
7 3 (3.80%) Bourne shell
8 2 (2.53%) C
8 2 (2.53%) Korn
9 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) RHCE
2 5 (6.33%) Degree
3 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.27%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (1.27%) LPIC
4 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
1 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.27%) QA
1 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.59%) KVM
3 5 (6.33%) NFS
3 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.33%) vSphere
4 3 (3.80%) Xen
4 3 (3.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (3.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (3.80%) OpenSSH
4 3 (3.80%) qmail
4 3 (3.80%) Postfix
5 2 (2.53%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.53%) Samba
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.53%) Varnish
5 2 (2.53%) Squid
6 1 (1.27%) RHEV
6 1 (1.27%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.27%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 37 (46.84%) Puppet
2 13 (16.46%) Nagios
3 10 (12.66%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.33%) YUM
5 4 (5.06%) Ansible
5 4 (5.06%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.53%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.27%) Ambari
7 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.27%) Control-M
7 1 (1.27%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.27%) Cacti
7 1 (1.27%) Zenoss
7 1 (1.27%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.27%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 50 (63.29%) Red Hat
2 19 (24.05%) VMware
3 14 (17.72%) Oracle
4 7 (8.86%) HP
5 6 (7.59%) EMC
5 6 (7.59%) Veritas
6 5 (6.33%) NetApp
6 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.06%) IBM
7 4 (5.06%) JBoss
7 4 (5.06%) SaltStack
8 3 (3.80%) Cisco
8 3 (3.80%) Sun
9 2 (2.53%) BMC
9 2 (2.53%) CA
9 2 (2.53%) Symantec
10 1 (1.27%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.27%) Zend
10 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.27%) F5
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