Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 236 219
Rank change year-on-year -25 -17 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 10 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 0.13% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 28
City of London median daily rate £400 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £324 £390 £356
90th Percentile £480 £525 £575
Central London median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 6,678 6,496 6,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.80% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,280 5,077 5,064
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £662
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £464
% change year-on-year - +7.87% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 91 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.37% +1.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £48.62
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.31% +3.43% -2.78%

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 16 October 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 16 October 2018, 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 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (20.00%) Puppet
4 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (20.00%) Ansible
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) Nagios
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) SSH
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) CentOS
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management

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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) SSH
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) CentOS
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) DevOps
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Runbook
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Nagios
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) collectd
2 1 (10.00%) Grafana
2 1 (10.00%) Graphite
2 1 (10.00%) Kibana
2 1 (10.00%) logstash
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Veeam
2 1 (10.00%) VMware