Period
to 27 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 176 - 227
Rank change year-on-year - +227 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 4 0 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.10% - 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% - 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
10th Percentile £445 " "
25th Percentile £456 " £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 - £463
75th Percentile £556 " £469
90th Percentile £635 " £563
Central London median daily rate £475 - £463

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 3,634 1,653 5,567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.82% 91.83% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,766 1,254 4,430
10th Percentile £358 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% - +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £749 £679 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 25 68
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.50 £11.93
25th Percentile £21.00 £20.00 £13.44
Median hourly rate £28.50 £35.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.72% +82.05% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £24.25
90th Percentile £62.15 £47.75 £49.18
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £29.89 £20.50
% change year-on-year +7.06% +45.80% +9.63%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux Administrator in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in the City of London

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux Administrator in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in the City of London

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux Administrator in the City of London.

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 27 October 2021, 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 City of London region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) Ansible
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) API Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Kernel Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (75.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) International Banking
3 2 (50.00%) GitHub
3 2 (50.00%) Splunk
3 2 (50.00%) CyberArk
3 2 (50.00%) QRadar
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Qualys
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (25.00%) Veritas File System

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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (25.00%) AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Azure
2 1 (25.00%) GCP
2 1 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) API Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Security Hardening
4 1 (25.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) NFS
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas File System
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Ansible
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (50.00%) QRadar
4 1 (25.00%) Control-M
4 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (25.00%) Netcool
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) CyberArk
2 2 (50.00%) Qualys
2 2 (50.00%) Splunk
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SaltStack