Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 System Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 210 215
Rank change year-on-year -31 +5 +69
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 5 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.071% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 22
City of London median daily rate £450 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -14.29% +25.00%
10th Percentile £388 £283 £360
90th Percentile £533 £488 £486
Central London median daily rate £473 £375 £438
% change year-on-year +26.00% -14.29% +25.00%
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 6,655 5,971 6,759
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.24% 95.43% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,272 4,739 5,329
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £648
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 67 98
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -9.98% +19.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.94
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £40.53
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.35 £19.25
% change year-on-year +4.35% -9.90% +16.67%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the City of London

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the City of London.

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

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the City of London.

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

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (40.00%) Terraform
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (20.00%) nginx
4 1 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (20.00%) PowerDNS
4 1 (20.00%) Confluence
4 1 (20.00%) Puppet
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) GitHub
4 1 (20.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) HAProxy

Linux Systems 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 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) Jetty
2 1 (20.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (20.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Debian
3 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
1 1 (20.00%) PowerDNS
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Terraform
2 1 (20.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Packer
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas