Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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 System Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 222 248
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 11 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.41% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 21
City of London median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £413 £324 £295
90th Percentile £525 £566 £475
Central London median daily rate £450 £383 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% -7.27% +22.22%
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 6700 6297 8710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.48% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5290 5007 6838
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 £275
90th Percentile £678 £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 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +7.46%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) DevOps
3 8 (72.73%) Shell Script
4 6 (54.55%) Perl
4 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
5 5 (45.45%) Puppet
5 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
5 5 (45.45%) Java
5 5 (45.45%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) MySQL
6 4 (36.36%) Servlets
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (36.36%) Release Management
6 4 (36.36%) Atlassian
6 4 (36.36%) Jetty
6 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
6 4 (36.36%) nginx
6 4 (36.36%) Terraform
6 4 (36.36%) Patch Management
7 3 (27.27%) Packer
7 3 (27.27%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (27.27%) Confluence
7 3 (27.27%) GitHub
7 3 (27.27%) Bitbucket
7 3 (27.27%) Ruby
7 3 (27.27%) Ubuntu

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 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
2 4 (36.36%) Jetty
2 4 (36.36%) nginx
3 3 (27.27%) Confluence
4 1 (9.09%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (27.27%) GitHub
4 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Bitbucket
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Servlets
2 3 (27.27%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) CentOS
3 3 (27.27%) Ubuntu
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Patch Management
2 4 (36.36%) Release Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (9.09%) Kanban
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Shell Script
2 6 (54.55%) Perl
3 5 (45.45%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (9.09%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Puppet
2 4 (36.36%) Terraform
3 3 (27.27%) Packer
4 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
4 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Atlassian
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Veritas
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle