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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 378 373 329
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 51 52 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.21% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 60
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
22577 23003 24025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.29% 92.96% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15594 15798 15792
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 435 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +21 10 £375 - 6
Harrow - 2 £400 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 53 (67.09%) Red Hat
3 33 (41.77%) Puppet
4 32 (40.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (36.71%) Bash Shell
5 29 (36.71%) UNIX
6 26 (32.91%) Perl
7 24 (30.38%) VMware
8 22 (27.85%) Python
9 21 (26.58%) DevOps
10 17 (21.52%) MySQL
11 16 (20.25%) SAN
11 16 (20.25%) Ubuntu
12 15 (18.99%) DNS
12 15 (18.99%) Solaris
13 14 (17.72%) Nagios
14 13 (16.46%) Apache
14 13 (16.46%) ITIL
14 13 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (15.19%) CentOS
15 12 (15.19%) Oracle
15 12 (15.19%) Configuration Management
16 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
16 11 (13.92%) Firewall
16 11 (13.92%) Finance
16 11 (13.92%) PHP
16 11 (13.92%) LDAP
17 10 (12.66%) RHCE
17 10 (12.66%) Open Source
18 9 (11.39%) NAS

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 13 (16.46%) Apache
2 6 (7.59%) OpenStack
3 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.53%) Drupal
4 2 (2.53%) nginx
4 2 (2.53%) Confluence
5 1 (1.27%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.27%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.27%) Zope
5 1 (1.27%) Plone
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.27%) PaaS
2 1 (1.27%) GitHub
2 1 (1.27%) IaaS
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) SAN
2 15 (18.99%) DNS
3 11 (13.92%) LDAP
3 11 (13.92%) Firewall
4 9 (11.39%) NAS
5 8 (10.13%) VPN
6 7 (8.86%) SSL
7 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.59%) SSH
8 4 (5.06%) DHCP
8 4 (5.06%) OpenVPN
9 3 (3.80%) Network Security
9 3 (3.80%) FTP
9 3 (3.80%) SMTP
9 3 (3.80%) IPsec
9 3 (3.80%) OSPF
9 3 (3.80%) BGP
10 2 (2.53%) HTTP
10 2 (2.53%) VLAN
11 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.52%) MySQL
2 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.27%) Redis
4 1 (1.27%) Big Data
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.27%) Informix
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.33%) JIRA
4 4 (5.06%) Hudson
5 2 (2.53%) Subversion
6 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Electronics
3 3 (3.80%) Games
4 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) LAMP
2 4 (5.06%) CSS
3 3 (3.80%) HTML
4 2 (2.53%) Middleware
4 2 (2.53%) jQuery
4 2 (2.53%) Web Services
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%) XSLT
5 1 (1.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Open Source
2 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.80%) Clustering
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.53%) iSeries
3 2 (2.53%) STB
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.27%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.27%) CESG
4 1 (1.27%) Replication
4 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (40.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (36.71%) UNIX
4 16 (20.25%) Ubuntu
5 15 (18.99%) Solaris
6 12 (15.19%) CentOS
7 9 (11.39%) Windows
8 8 (10.13%) Debian
9 5 (6.33%) SUSE
10 3 (3.80%) HPUX
11 2 (2.53%) Fedora
12 1 (1.27%) AIX
12 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) DevOps
2 13 (16.46%) ITIL
3 12 (15.19%) Configuration Management
4 6 (7.59%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.33%) Release Management
5 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.80%) Change Management
8 2 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.53%) Migration
8 2 (2.53%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.53%) Scrum
8 2 (2.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.53%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.53%) Build Automation
8 2 (2.53%) Kernel Tuning
8 2 (2.53%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (2.53%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.71%) Bash Shell
2 26 (32.91%) Perl
3 22 (27.85%) Python
4 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
4 11 (13.92%) PHP
5 9 (11.39%) Ruby
6 6 (7.59%) Java
6 6 (7.59%) SQL
7 3 (3.80%) Bourne shell
7 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.53%) Korn
9 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.27%) C
9 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) RHCE
2 6 (7.59%) Degree
3 3 (3.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (1.27%) LPIC
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 13 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.86%) NFS
2 7 (8.86%) vSphere
3 4 (5.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (5.06%) KVM
4 3 (3.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (3.80%) OpenSSH
4 3 (3.80%) Varnish
4 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.80%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.80%) qmail
5 2 (2.53%) Postfix
5 2 (2.53%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.53%) XenServer
6 1 (1.27%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.27%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.27%) XenApp
6 1 (1.27%) Squid
6 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (41.77%) Puppet
2 14 (17.72%) Nagios
3 9 (11.39%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.33%) ZABBIX
4 5 (6.33%) YUM
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (3.80%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.80%) Ansible
6 2 (2.53%) Cacti
6 2 (2.53%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.27%) Ambari
7 1 (1.27%) Zenoss
7 1 (1.27%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 53 (67.09%) Red Hat
2 24 (30.38%) VMware
3 12 (15.19%) Oracle
4 9 (11.39%) HP
4 9 (11.39%) Veritas
5 8 (10.13%) EMC
6 6 (7.59%) Cisco
6 6 (7.59%) NetApp
7 5 (6.33%) JBoss
7 5 (6.33%) IBM
8 4 (5.06%) Citrix
9 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.80%) Nimsoft
10 2 (2.53%) Symantec
10 2 (2.53%) SaltStack
10 2 (2.53%) Sun
10 2 (2.53%) CA
11 1 (1.27%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.27%) Zend
11 1 (1.27%) F5
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