The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 148 148 190
Rank change year-on-year 0 +42  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 5 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.40% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.41% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 6
Median daily rate £500 £411 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.58% +6.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £344 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +14.28% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -42.70% +21.51%  

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 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
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 £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
3 9 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (47.37%) Puppet
4 8 (42.11%) Banking
5 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
6 6 (31.58%) Python
6 6 (31.58%) Perl
6 6 (31.58%) Investment Banking
7 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
7 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
8 4 (21.05%) Apache
8 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 4 (21.05%) Unix
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (15.79%) Big Data
9 3 (15.79%) Impala
9 3 (15.79%) HDFS
9 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
9 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
9 3 (15.79%) Windows
9 3 (15.79%) Solaris
9 3 (15.79%) SQL
9 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
9 3 (15.79%) Finance
9 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
9 3 (15.79%) VMware
10 2 (10.53%) AWK
10 2 (10.53%) NetApp

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Spark
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Pig
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Solr
4 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.26%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
2 2 (10.53%) SSH
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Big Data
1 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.79%) Impala
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (5.26%) HBase
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Investment Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) LAMP
2 1 (5.26%) Kafka
2 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Fintech
3 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 1 (5.26%) CentOS
5 1 (5.26%) Fedora
5 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
1 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (10.53%) Line Management
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Control
3 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Data Management
3 1 (5.26%) DevOps
3 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Management
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Perl
1 6 (31.58%) Python
2 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) AWK
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) sed
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) HDFS
3 2 (10.53%) Docker
3 2 (10.53%) NFS
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Puppet
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (10.53%) Cobbler
3 2 (10.53%) Nagios
3 2 (10.53%) Salt
4 1 (5.26%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (5.26%) HAProxy
4 1 (5.26%) Kibana
4 1 (5.26%) Mesos
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Apple
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) SaltStack
5 1 (5.26%) Alteryx
5 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
5 1 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) ForgeRock
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) Reuters
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) Tableau
5 1 (5.26%) Talend
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago