Period
to 27 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 May 2019.

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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 238 230
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.078% 0.087% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.091% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
City of London median daily rate £375 £394 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +25.00% -25.88%
10th Percentile £363 £357 £283
90th Percentile £521 £429 £350
Central London median daily rate £375 £394 £350
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.50% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,013 6,561 5,942
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.78% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,618 5,159 4,565
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £314 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £688 £656
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.60% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 113 68
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +8.59% -13.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.81 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £34.95 £32.30
Central London median hourly rate £20.65 £19.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +8.66% +12.33% -15.43%

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) Puppet
3 3 (60.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (60.00%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (60.00%) Shibboleth
3 3 (60.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
5 1 (20.00%) GitHub
5 1 (20.00%) Ansible
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) GitLab
5 1 (20.00%) Web Operations
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) Ruby
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) LDAP

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 3 (60.00%) Apache
1 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) GitLab
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (20.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) RHCA
1 1 (20.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Shibboleth
2 1 (20.00%) NFS
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) VMware