The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 404 401 380
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.009% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.009% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
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£475 £600 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +39.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Linux Systems Administrator
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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
20694 21628 20137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.41% 92.64% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14214 15047 13619
Average daily rate £450 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 381 407
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.80 £38.86 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator across the London region.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in London

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Hitachi
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Nagios
3 1 (33.33%) BCP
3 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) OpenView
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) RHCE
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Route 53
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) OpenVPN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) MariaDB
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Debian
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) BCP
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) RHCE
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Samba
1 1 (33.33%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) Dollar Universe
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Hitachi
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Tripwire
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk
1 1 (33.33%) Percona