The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
England / London
Rank 341 358 362
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 61 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 51 34
Median daily rate £450 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +14.28% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -42.70% +21.51%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in London

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Administrator in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in London

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in London

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in London

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon +16 6 £468 +24.66%
City of London 0 5 £500 +21.58% 13
Canary Wharf - 1 £413 -
Heathrow - 1 - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Linux 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 London region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 179 (100.00%) Linux
2 105 (58.66%) Red Hat
3 98 (54.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 66 (36.87%) Puppet
5 63 (35.20%) Perl
6 61 (34.08%) VMware
7 56 (31.28%) Bash Shell
8 51 (28.49%) Apache
9 50 (27.93%) Unix
10 48 (26.82%) Python
11 46 (25.70%) Finance
12 38 (21.23%) CentOS
13 36 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (20.11%) DNS
14 34 (18.99%) Windows
15 31 (17.32%) LDAP
16 29 (16.20%) Ansible
16 29 (16.20%) Data Centre
17 28 (15.64%) Ubuntu
18 27 (15.08%) Banking
18 27 (15.08%) PowerShell
18 27 (15.08%) DevOps
19 26 (14.53%) Active Directory
20 24 (13.41%) Tomcat
21 23 (12.85%) MySQL
21 23 (12.85%) Oracle
21 23 (12.85%) SAN
21 23 (12.85%) Nagios
21 23 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
22 22 (12.29%) Configuration Management

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 51 (28.49%) Apache
2 24 (13.41%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.15%) nginx
4 8 (4.47%) IIS
5 5 (2.79%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.23%) JBoss
7 3 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.12%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.12%) Confluence
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.03%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (5.03%) Amazon S3
3 8 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.79%) Route 53
5 4 (2.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.68%) GitHub
6 3 (1.68%) IaaS
7 2 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.56%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.56%) G Suite
8 1 (0.56%) Office 365
8 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.11%) DNS
2 31 (17.32%) LDAP
3 23 (12.85%) SAN
4 18 (10.06%) Firewall
5 17 (9.50%) TCP/IP
6 12 (6.70%) HTTP
7 11 (6.15%) Ethernet
8 10 (5.59%) SSH
9 8 (4.47%) DHCP
10 7 (3.91%) NAS
10 7 (3.91%) SSL
10 7 (3.91%) X.509
11 6 (3.35%) Internet
11 6 (3.35%) Kerberos
11 6 (3.35%) SMTP
12 4 (2.23%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (2.23%) POP3
12 4 (2.23%) VLAN
13 3 (1.68%) IMAP
13 3 (1.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.85%) MySQL
2 9 (5.03%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.91%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.35%) Impala
4 6 (3.35%) InterSystems Cache
5 5 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.79%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.23%) Big Data
7 3 (1.68%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.12%) HBase
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (8.38%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.70%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.79%) JIRA
3 5 (2.79%) Subversion
4 4 (2.23%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.68%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.68%) GitLab
5 3 (1.68%) Gradle
5 3 (1.68%) gulp
5 3 (1.68%) Selenium
6 2 (1.12%) GoCD
6 2 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.12%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.56%) Maven
7 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.56%) Phabricator
General
1 46 (25.70%) Finance
2 27 (15.08%) Banking
3 9 (5.03%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.79%) Law
6 4 (2.23%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.12%) Games
7 2 (1.12%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.38%) LAMP
2 7 (3.91%) Web Services
3 4 (2.23%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (2.23%) Kafka
3 4 (2.23%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (1.68%) Browserify
4 3 (1.68%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (1.68%) XML
5 2 (1.12%) JSON
5 2 (1.12%) Node.js
6 1 (0.56%) .NET
6 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.56%) HTML
6 1 (0.56%) Java SE
6 1 (0.56%) Sensu
6 1 (0.56%) XHTML
6 1 (0.56%) XSL
6 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.20%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.15%) Clustering
3 9 (5.03%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.35%) Replication
5 5 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.23%) Fintech
6 4 (2.23%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.68%) Symmetrix
8 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.12%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.12%) NHS
8 2 (1.12%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.56%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 179 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (54.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 50 (27.93%) Unix
4 38 (21.23%) CentOS
5 34 (18.99%) Windows
6 28 (15.64%) Ubuntu
7 19 (10.61%) Solaris
8 14 (7.82%) Windows Server
9 8 (4.47%) Debian
10 7 (3.91%) AIX
11 6 (3.35%) SUSE
11 6 (3.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (2.23%) Fedora
13 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.68%) VMS
15 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
15 2 (1.12%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.08%) DevOps
2 22 (12.29%) Configuration Management
3 17 (9.50%) Change Management
4 14 (7.82%) Migration
4 14 (7.82%) Server Building
5 13 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.70%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (6.15%) ITIL
8 8 (4.47%) Change Control
8 8 (4.47%) High Availability
8 8 (4.47%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.47%) Open Source
8 8 (4.47%) Virtual Environments
9 7 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (2.79%) Asset Management
11 5 (2.79%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.79%) Identity Management
11 5 (2.79%) Low Latency
11 5 (2.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (35.20%) Perl
2 56 (31.28%) Bash Shell
3 48 (26.82%) Python
4 27 (15.08%) PowerShell
5 19 (10.61%) PHP
5 19 (10.61%) Ruby
5 19 (10.61%) Shell Script
6 14 (7.82%) SQL
7 9 (5.03%) Java
8 5 (2.79%) AWK
8 5 (2.79%) sed
9 3 (1.68%) Bourne shell
9 3 (1.68%) C
9 3 (1.68%) C-shell
9 3 (1.68%) Korn
9 3 (1.68%) SystemTap
10 2 (1.12%) Tcl
10 2 (1.12%) VB
11 1 (0.56%) Groovy
11 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.79%) RHCE
4 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.56%) CCNA
4 1 (0.56%) CCSA
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.56%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.56%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 36 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (14.53%) Active Directory
3 18 (10.06%) Docker
4 13 (7.26%) NFS
5 11 (6.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 10 (5.59%) KVM
6 10 (5.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (3.35%) GPFS
7 6 (3.35%) HDFS
7 6 (3.35%) Postfix
7 6 (3.35%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.79%) Dovecot
8 5 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.68%) RHEV
10 3 (1.68%) Samba
10 3 (1.68%) SRDF
10 3 (1.68%) Veritas File System
10 3 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 66 (36.87%) Puppet
2 29 (16.20%) Ansible
3 23 (12.85%) Nagios
4 18 (10.06%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (7.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 7 (3.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 7 (3.91%) yum
7 6 (3.35%) HAProxy
8 5 (2.79%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (2.23%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (2.23%) Salt
10 3 (1.68%) Control-M
10 3 (1.68%) FreeIPA
10 3 (1.68%) Kibana
10 3 (1.68%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.68%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (1.12%) Mesos
11 2 (1.12%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 105 (58.66%) Red Hat
2 61 (34.08%) VMware
3 23 (12.85%) Oracle
4 18 (10.06%) HP
4 18 (10.06%) NetApp
5 17 (9.50%) Veritas
6 14 (7.82%) Sun
7 13 (7.26%) Cisco
7 13 (7.26%) IBM
8 12 (6.70%) EMC
9 9 (5.03%) Microsoft
9 9 (5.03%) Splunk
10 8 (4.47%) Sybase
11 4 (2.23%) Cloudera
12 3 (1.68%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.68%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.68%) BT
12 3 (1.68%) EXASOL
12 3 (1.68%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.68%) Symantec
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