The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux System Administrator
London / City of London
Rank - 140 186
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 0 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.35% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 6
Median daily rate - £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £334 £325
% change year-on-year +19.85% +2.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.25

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 2830 3118 4807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2488 3612
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 £308 £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 44 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.45%  
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 Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 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 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Red Hat
3 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
4 6 (66.67%) Puppet
5 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
6 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 3 (33.33%) Windows
7 3 (33.33%) Apache
7 3 (33.33%) Perl
7 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (22.22%) Line Management
8 2 (22.22%) Cobbler
8 2 (22.22%) sed
8 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
8 2 (22.22%) SSH
8 2 (22.22%) PHP
8 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
8 2 (22.22%) Cisco
8 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
8 2 (22.22%) VMware
8 2 (22.22%) AWK
8 2 (22.22%) Apple
8 2 (22.22%) Nagios
9 1 (11.11%) Reuters

Linux Systems 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 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (11.11%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
2 2 (22.22%) SSH
3 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) LAMP
1 1 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (11.11%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) AWK
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) sed
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Puppet
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (22.22%) Cobbler
3 2 (22.22%) Nagios
4 1 (11.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Reuters
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
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Oliver Bernard
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