Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 459 389
Rank change year-on-year -103 -70 +85
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 80 159 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.36% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.38% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 113 195
London median daily rate £400 £410 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -6.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £307 £275 £313
90th Percentile £525 £525 £575
England median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
London median hourly rate - £32.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.37% +54.02%
England median hourly rate £45.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +22.00% +7.14% +99.66%

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 43,019 42,105 42,682
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.99% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,101 30,251 30,626
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 524 514
London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.59 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.92%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Central London -28 10 £380 -15.56% 14
West London -11 7 £455 - 8
South London -60 6 £293 -26.88% 1
North London -1 1 - - 1
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (46.25%) Puppet
3 34 (42.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (40.00%) Unix
5 29 (36.25%) Red Hat
6 23 (28.75%) Perl
7 22 (27.50%) Windows
7 22 (27.50%) Bash Shell
8 21 (26.25%) Ansible
8 21 (26.25%) Python
8 21 (26.25%) VMware
9 20 (25.00%) DevOps
10 19 (23.75%) Ubuntu
11 18 (22.50%) Migration
11 18 (22.50%) Apache
12 17 (21.25%) Configuration Management
12 17 (21.25%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (20.00%) Docker
13 16 (20.00%) Shell Script
13 16 (20.00%) Solaris
14 15 (18.75%) Finance
14 15 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (17.50%) DNS
16 13 (16.25%) Nagios
17 10 (12.50%) Ruby
17 10 (12.50%) AIX
17 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 9 (11.25%) CentOS
19 8 (10.00%) Korn
19 8 (10.00%) Oracle

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 18 (22.50%) Apache
2 4 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.75%) Drupal
3 3 (3.75%) JBoss
3 3 (3.75%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.50%) Confluence
4 2 (2.50%) IIS
4 2 (2.50%) nginx
5 1 (1.25%) CMS
5 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.25%) Office 365
3 1 (1.25%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
3 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) DNS
2 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.75%) SAN
3 7 (8.75%) SSH
4 6 (7.50%) Firewall
5 5 (6.25%) Kerberos
5 5 (6.25%) NetScaler
6 4 (5.00%) FTP
6 4 (5.00%) SNMP
6 4 (5.00%) SSL
7 3 (3.75%) DHCP
7 3 (3.75%) NAS
8 2 (2.50%) DKIM
8 2 (2.50%) DMARC
8 2 (2.50%) HTTP
8 2 (2.50%) IGMP
8 2 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.25%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.25%) OPNsense
9 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) MySQL
2 5 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.25%) Selenium
3 1 (1.25%) Subversion
3 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
2 6 (7.50%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Front Office
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) LDAP
2 5 (6.25%) LAMP
3 3 (3.75%) Middleware
4 2 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.25%) .NET
5 1 (1.25%) CGI
5 1 (1.25%) FastCGI
5 1 (1.25%) J2EE
5 1 (1.25%) Memcached
5 1 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.50%) Celerra
2 2 (2.50%) CLARiiON
2 2 (2.50%) Fintech
2 2 (2.50%) IBM Storwize
3 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.25%) Clustering
3 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.25%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 34 (42.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (40.00%) Unix
4 22 (27.50%) Windows
5 19 (23.75%) Ubuntu
6 16 (20.00%) Solaris
7 10 (12.50%) AIX
8 9 (11.25%) CentOS
9 6 (7.50%) Debian
10 4 (5.00%) SUSE
10 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
11 3 (3.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.25%) FreeBSD
13 1 (1.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) DevOps
2 18 (22.50%) Migration
3 17 (21.25%) Configuration Management
4 6 (7.50%) ITIL
4 6 (7.50%) Open Source
5 5 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (6.25%) Server Patching
6 4 (5.00%) Task Automation
7 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.75%) Change Management
7 3 (3.75%) Data Security
7 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.75%) Security Management
7 3 (3.75%) Server Management
7 3 (3.75%) Service Management
7 3 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.50%) ITSM
8 2 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.75%) Perl
2 22 (27.50%) Bash Shell
3 21 (26.25%) Python
4 16 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.50%) Ruby
6 8 (10.00%) Korn
7 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.25%) SQL
9 2 (2.50%) Bourne shell
9 2 (2.50%) Java
9 2 (2.50%) PHP
10 1 (1.25%) C
10 1 (1.25%) C#
10 1 (1.25%) C++
10 1 (1.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) RHCE
1 2 (2.50%) RHCSA
2 1 (1.25%) CCNA
2 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.25%) RHCA
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.50%) GDPR
3 1 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (20.00%) Docker
2 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.75%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.75%) NFS
4 6 (7.50%) KVM
5 5 (6.25%) Firmware
6 4 (5.00%) Squid
7 3 (3.75%) Samba
7 3 (3.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.75%) vSphere
8 2 (2.50%) Postfix
8 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.50%) XenServer
9 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.25%) pfSense
9 1 (1.25%) PowerHA
9 1 (1.25%) vCloud
9 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (46.25%) Puppet
2 21 (26.25%) Ansible
3 15 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (16.25%) Nagios
5 7 (8.75%) Kubernetes
6 6 (7.50%) CFEngine
6 6 (7.50%) Terraform
7 5 (6.25%) ZABBIX
8 4 (5.00%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (3.75%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (2.50%) collectd
10 2 (2.50%) Graphite
10 2 (2.50%) PowerCLI
10 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
10 2 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (2.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (1.25%) Capistrano
11 1 (1.25%) HAProxy
11 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (36.25%) Red Hat
2 21 (26.25%) VMware
3 8 (10.00%) NetApp
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle
4 6 (7.50%) EMC
4 6 (7.50%) IBM
4 6 (7.50%) SaltStack
5 5 (6.25%) Cisco
5 5 (6.25%) Veritas
6 4 (5.00%) HP
7 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.75%) Symantec
8 2 (2.50%) Clearswift
8 2 (2.50%) Sun
8 2 (2.50%) Veeam
9 1 (1.25%) F5
9 1 (1.25%) Leostream
9 1 (1.25%) PagerDuty
9 1 (1.25%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.25%) Splunk