Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 204 243
Rank change year-on-year -24 +39 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 12 49 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.74% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.77% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 45 25
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +26.92%
10th Percentile £413 £361 £295
90th Percentile £525 £575 £475
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £24.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £24.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6642 6353 8750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.51% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 5051 6871
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £38.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 19 November 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) DevOps
3 8 (66.67%) Shell Script
4 6 (50.00%) Perl
4 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (41.67%) Puppet
5 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
5 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) MySQL
6 4 (33.33%) Servlets
6 4 (33.33%) Unix
6 4 (33.33%) Release Management
6 4 (33.33%) Atlassian
6 4 (33.33%) Jetty
6 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (33.33%) nginx
6 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (33.33%) Patch Management
6 4 (33.33%) Terraform
7 3 (25.00%) Packer
7 3 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (25.00%) Confluence
7 3 (25.00%) GitHub
7 3 (25.00%) Bitbucket
7 3 (25.00%) CentOS

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 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (33.33%) Jetty
2 4 (33.33%) nginx
3 3 (25.00%) Confluence
4 1 (8.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (25.00%) GitHub
4 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Servlets
2 3 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) CentOS
3 3 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (8.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 4 (33.33%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 6 (50.00%) Perl
3 5 (41.67%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) Ruby
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Puppet
2 4 (33.33%) Terraform
3 3 (25.00%) Packer
4 1 (8.33%) HAProxy
4 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Atlassian
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Veritas
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper