Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 February 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 Administrator
England > London
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 411 458
Rank change year-on-year -100 +47 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 122 183 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.47% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 148 109
London median daily rate £400 £380 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -7.88% +10.00%
10th Percentile £281 £283 £313
90th Percentile £513 £520 £500
England median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
London median hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% +21.21% -
10th Percentile £26.78 £16.30 £15.75
90th Percentile £30.79 £23.70 £17.25
England median hourly rate £38.63 £27.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +40.45% +74.60% -59.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,488 39,222 42,430
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.93% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,396 27,950 30,088
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 557 649
London median hourly rate £20.94 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.98 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South London -37 13 £375 -19.79%
East London -4 6 £475 +11.76%
Central London -57 5 £473 +26.00% 20
West London -45 3 £465 -2.11% 7
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, Linux 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 London region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 122 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (36.07%) Python
3 42 (34.43%) Windows
4 39 (31.97%) Red Hat
4 39 (31.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (31.97%) Puppet
5 33 (27.05%) Unix
6 30 (24.59%) CentOS
6 30 (24.59%) Bash Shell
7 27 (22.13%) Ansible
8 25 (20.49%) Finance
9 23 (18.85%) Security Cleared
10 22 (18.03%) Configuration Management
11 20 (16.39%) LDAP
11 20 (16.39%) VMware
11 20 (16.39%) DevOps
12 19 (15.57%) Windows Server
12 19 (15.57%) Perl
13 18 (14.75%) Shell Script
14 17 (13.93%) SC Cleared
14 17 (13.93%) Open Source
15 16 (13.11%) Java
15 16 (13.11%) Apache
16 15 (12.30%) Active Directory
16 15 (12.30%) Firewall
17 14 (11.48%) Migration
17 14 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (11.48%) Git (software)
17 14 (11.48%) Data Centre
18 13 (10.66%) Opscode Chef

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 16 (13.11%) Apache
2 10 (8.20%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.74%) JBoss
4 5 (4.10%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.28%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.46%) nginx
7 2 (1.64%) Confluence
8 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.82%) Jetty
8 1 (0.82%) Moodle
8 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.82%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.28%) GitHub
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.30%) Firewall
2 13 (10.66%) DNS
3 10 (8.20%) DHCP
3 10 (8.20%) SAN
4 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.92%) HTTP
5 6 (4.92%) Kerberos
6 4 (3.28%) SMTP
6 4 (3.28%) SSH
7 3 (2.46%) Network Security
7 3 (2.46%) OpenVPN
7 3 (2.46%) OPNsense
7 3 (2.46%) tcpdump
7 3 (2.46%) VLAN
7 3 (2.46%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.64%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.64%) NAS
8 2 (1.64%) SSL
9 1 (0.82%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.66%) MySQL
2 12 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.46%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.64%) Big Data
5 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.82%) MemSQL
6 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.02%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.46%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.64%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (1.64%) JIRA
4 2 (1.64%) Selenium
5 1 (0.82%) CMake
5 1 (0.82%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 25 (20.49%) Finance
2 11 (9.02%) Banking
2 11 (9.02%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.64%) French Language
3 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Front Office
4 1 (0.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.39%) LDAP
2 12 (9.84%) LAMP
3 3 (2.46%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.64%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.64%) JSON
4 2 (1.64%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.64%) Middleware
4 2 (1.64%) Node.js
5 1 (0.82%) Kafka
5 1 (0.82%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.28%) Clustering
2 4 (3.28%) Grid Computing
3 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.64%) Fintech
4 2 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.64%) Spread Betting
5 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.82%) Derivative
5 1 (0.82%) Equities
5 1 (0.82%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.82%) NHS
5 1 (0.82%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.82%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 122 (100.00%) Linux
2 42 (34.43%) Windows
3 39 (31.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (27.05%) Unix
5 30 (24.59%) CentOS
6 19 (15.57%) Windows Server
7 11 (9.02%) Ubuntu
8 10 (8.20%) AIX
9 9 (7.38%) FreeBSD
9 9 (7.38%) Solaris
10 7 (5.74%) Debian
11 6 (4.92%) Windows 10
11 6 (4.92%) Windows 7
12 4 (3.28%) Mac OS X
12 4 (3.28%) Scientific Linux
13 3 (2.46%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.46%) SUSE
14 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.03%) Configuration Management
2 20 (16.39%) DevOps
3 17 (13.93%) Open Source
4 14 (11.48%) Migration
5 6 (4.92%) Analytics
5 6 (4.92%) Machine Learning
6 5 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (4.10%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (4.10%) Server Building
6 5 (4.10%) Task Automation
7 4 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.28%) ITIL
7 4 (3.28%) Server Hardening
8 3 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.64%) Contingency Planning
9 2 (1.64%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 2 (1.64%) Patch Management
9 2 (1.64%) Server Patching
9 2 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.07%) Python
2 30 (24.59%) Bash Shell
3 19 (15.57%) Perl
4 18 (14.75%) Shell Script
5 16 (13.11%) Java
6 13 (10.66%) Ruby
7 11 (9.02%) Korn
8 9 (7.38%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.10%) PHP
9 5 (4.10%) SQL
10 4 (3.28%) C
10 4 (3.28%) C++
11 3 (2.46%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 23 (18.85%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.46%) Degree
4 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.82%) GCP
1 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (12.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.74%) Docker
3 7 (5.74%) Firmware
3 7 (5.74%) NFS
4 6 (4.92%) KVM
4 6 (4.92%) Samba
5 4 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.46%) pfSense
7 2 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.64%) vSphere
8 1 (0.82%) iptables
8 1 (0.82%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.82%) Snort
8 1 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.82%) Xen
8 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (31.97%) Puppet
2 27 (22.13%) Ansible
3 13 (10.66%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (8.20%) Nagios
5 8 (6.56%) CFEngine
6 4 (3.28%) Cobbler
6 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (2.46%) Terraform
7 3 (2.46%) yum
8 2 (1.64%) SCCM
9 1 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.82%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.82%) OpenView
Vendors
1 39 (31.97%) Red Hat
2 20 (16.39%) VMware
3 10 (8.20%) Oracle
4 8 (6.56%) SaltStack
5 7 (5.74%) IBM
6 5 (4.10%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.46%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.46%) EMC
7 3 (2.46%) F5
7 3 (2.46%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.46%) Splunk
8 2 (1.64%) BT
8 2 (1.64%) Cisco
8 2 (1.64%) Citrix
8 2 (1.64%) NetApp
8 2 (1.64%) Temenos
8 2 (1.64%) Veritas
9 1 (0.82%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.82%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.82%) McAfee