The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 135 194
Rank change year-on-year -25 +59  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 6 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.89% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.93% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 29 14
Median daily rate £450 £425 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +18.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £358 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +14.42% -7.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +14.54%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the City of London

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Administrator in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in the City of London

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in the City of London

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in the City of London

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Linux Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) Perl
2 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) MySQL
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 3 (27.27%) Puppet
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
4 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) CentOS
4 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (18.18%) nginx
4 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (18.18%) Jetty
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (18.18%) Jetty
1 2 (18.18%) nginx
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Pig
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (9.09%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Kerberos
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (9.09%) HBase
3 1 (9.09%) Impala
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Servlets
2 1 (9.09%) Kafka
2 1 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
1 1 (9.09%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) CentOS
4 1 (9.09%) Fedora
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
4 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
2 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Break/Fix
3 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Hardware Maintenance
3 1 (9.09%) Information Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Perl
1 4 (36.36%) Python
1 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) Julia
4 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (9.09%) HDFS
2 1 (9.09%) NFS
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (9.09%) Kibana
2 1 (9.09%) Mesos
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Packer
2 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) NetApp
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Sybase
3 1 (9.09%) Alteryx
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 1 (9.09%) Cloudera
3 1 (9.09%) SaltStack
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau
3 1 (9.09%) Talend
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas
3 1 (9.09%) VMware