Period
to 1 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux Administrator
London > Central London
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 208 275 290
Rank change year-on-year +67 +15 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 2 18 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.038% 0.20% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.21% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 6
Median daily rate £575 £388 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.39% -10.14% +15.00%
10th Percentile £563 £213 £384
90th Percentile £588 £525 £528
London median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year - -33.33% +228.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 4,941 8,435 8,739
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 94.73% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,635 6,391 6,802
Median daily rate £500 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 83 136
Median hourly rate £27.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +4.28% +8.59%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.85 £41.25 £45.50
Median hourly rate £32.45 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +47.50% +2.33% -6.52%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in Central London

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux Administrator in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in Central London

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux Administrator in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in Central London

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the Central London region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +65 2 £575 +31.43% 5
Linux Administrator
London

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, Linux Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) AWS
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) logstash
2 1 (50.00%) Terraform
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) GCP
2 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (50.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Server Patching
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (50.00%) sed
2 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) AWK
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (50.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (50.00%) Azure
2 1 (50.00%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) AWK
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Groovy
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) sed
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (50.00%) logstash
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware