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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 375 387 335
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 39 46 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 54
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£385 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £290 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £443 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -36.84%
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
22433 23506 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.34% 93.09% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15862 16190 15310
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 404 538
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -3.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £44.62 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 October 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 October 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 +12 7 £320 -17.41% 3
Kingston Upon Thames -2 1 £375 -6.25% 1
Wimbledon - 1 £375 -
Harrow - 1 £400 - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 51 (66.23%) Red Hat
3 27 (35.06%) UNIX
3 27 (35.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (35.06%) Puppet
4 25 (32.47%) Bash Shell
5 24 (31.17%) VMware
6 23 (29.87%) Perl
7 19 (24.68%) DevOps
8 17 (22.08%) Python
9 16 (20.78%) Apache
9 16 (20.78%) MySQL
10 15 (19.48%) DNS
11 14 (18.18%) Solaris
11 14 (18.18%) CentOS
12 13 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (16.88%) SAN
12 13 (16.88%) Finance
13 12 (15.58%) Shell Script
13 12 (15.58%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (14.29%) Open Source
14 11 (14.29%) Ubuntu
14 11 (14.29%) Nagios
14 11 (14.29%) ITIL
14 11 (14.29%) Oracle
14 11 (14.29%) Windows
14 11 (14.29%) Configuration Management
15 10 (12.99%) Firewall
15 10 (12.99%) PHP
16 9 (11.69%) Veritas

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 16 (20.78%) Apache
2 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.79%) OpenStack
3 4 (5.19%) JBoss
4 2 (2.60%) Confluence
4 2 (2.60%) nginx
4 2 (2.60%) Drupal
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.30%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.30%) Node.js
5 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.30%) IIS
5 1 (1.30%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.30%) Zope
5 1 (1.30%) Plone
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
4 1 (1.30%) GitHub
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) DNS
2 13 (16.88%) SAN
3 10 (12.99%) Firewall
4 8 (10.39%) LDAP
4 8 (10.39%) NAS
5 7 (9.09%) VPN
5 7 (9.09%) SSL
5 7 (9.09%) SSH
6 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.49%) DHCP
8 4 (5.19%) OpenVPN
9 3 (3.90%) Network Security
9 3 (3.90%) SMTP
9 3 (3.90%) OSPF
9 3 (3.90%) FTP
9 3 (3.90%) BGP
9 3 (3.90%) IPsec
10 2 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (2.60%) HTTP
11 1 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.78%) MySQL
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.60%) Redis
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) Informix
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.19%) Hudson
3 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.90%) JIRA
4 2 (2.60%) Subversion
5 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.60%) Games
4 2 (2.60%) Law
4 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) LAMP
2 4 (5.19%) Web Services
3 3 (3.90%) CSS
4 2 (2.60%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) jQuery
5 1 (1.30%) JSON
5 1 (1.30%) Zend Framework
5 1 (1.30%) Django
5 1 (1.30%) HTML5
5 1 (1.30%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) XSLT
5 1 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Open Source
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.90%) Clustering
2 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) STB
3 2 (2.60%) iSeries
4 1 (1.30%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.30%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) CESG
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (35.06%) UNIX
2 27 (35.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (18.18%) Solaris
3 14 (18.18%) CentOS
4 11 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 11 (14.29%) Windows
5 9 (11.69%) Debian
6 4 (5.19%) SUSE
7 3 (3.90%) HPUX
8 2 (2.60%) Fedora
8 2 (2.60%) AIX
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) DevOps
2 11 (14.29%) ITIL
2 11 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.49%) Release Management
6 4 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.19%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.90%) Change Management
7 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.60%) Scrum
8 2 (2.60%) Migration
8 2 (2.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.60%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.60%) Kernel Tuning
8 2 (2.60%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.60%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (1.30%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (1.30%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) Bash Shell
2 23 (29.87%) Perl
3 17 (22.08%) Python
4 12 (15.58%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.99%) PHP
6 8 (10.39%) Ruby
7 7 (9.09%) SQL
8 4 (5.19%) Java
9 3 (3.90%) Bourne shell
9 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.60%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.30%) C
11 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) RHCE
2 6 (7.79%) Degree
3 3 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.30%) LPIC
4 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.09%) vSphere
2 7 (9.09%) NFS
3 4 (5.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (3.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (3.90%) OpenSSH
4 3 (3.90%) qmail
4 3 (3.90%) KVM
4 3 (3.90%) Varnish
4 3 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.60%) XenApp
5 2 (2.60%) XenServer
5 2 (2.60%) Postfix
5 2 (2.60%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.30%) Squid
6 1 (1.30%) Xen
6 1 (1.30%) Ceph
6 1 (1.30%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 27 (35.06%) Puppet
2 12 (15.58%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (14.29%) Nagios
4 5 (6.49%) ZABBIX
4 5 (6.49%) YUM
5 4 (5.19%) Ansible
6 3 (3.90%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (2.60%) Cacti
8 1 (1.30%) Zenoss
8 1 (1.30%) OpenAM
8 1 (1.30%) Ambari
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.30%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 51 (66.23%) Red Hat
2 24 (31.17%) VMware
3 11 (14.29%) Oracle
4 9 (11.69%) Veritas
5 8 (10.39%) HP
6 7 (9.09%) EMC
7 6 (7.79%) IBM
7 6 (7.79%) NetApp
8 5 (6.49%) Cisco
9 4 (5.19%) Citrix
10 3 (3.90%) Nimsoft
11 2 (2.60%) Symantec
11 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.60%) Sun
11 2 (2.60%) CA
11 2 (2.60%) Rackspace
11 2 (2.60%) SaltStack
12 1 (1.30%) LANDesk
12 1 (1.30%) Zend
12 1 (1.30%) New Relic
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