The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Administrator
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 316 359
Rank change year-on-year -37 +43  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 69 118 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.54% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.57% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 96 60
Median daily rate £425 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £301 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.42% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £17.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -20.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +14.54%  

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 19705 20681 21805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.27% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14038 15005 15229
Median daily rate £500 £465 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +5.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 228 364
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 - 12 £431 -
City of London -24 7 £469 +4.16% 8
Chessington - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £325 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £375 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Linux
2 69 (51.11%) Red Hat
3 65 (48.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (38.52%) VMware
5 43 (31.85%) CentOS
6 42 (31.11%) Unix
7 41 (30.37%) Perl
8 40 (29.63%) Puppet
9 38 (28.15%) Bash Shell
9 38 (28.15%) Windows
10 34 (25.19%) LDAP
10 34 (25.19%) DNS
11 32 (23.70%) Python
11 32 (23.70%) Finance
12 31 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (19.26%) Security Cleared
14 25 (18.52%) Firewall
14 25 (18.52%) Active Directory
14 25 (18.52%) Oracle
15 24 (17.78%) MySQL
16 23 (17.04%) Ubuntu
17 22 (16.30%) Apache
17 22 (16.30%) Windows Server
18 21 (15.56%) DevOps
18 21 (15.56%) Java
19 20 (14.81%) SC Cleared
20 19 (14.07%) SAN
21 18 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
21 18 (13.33%) Clustering
21 18 (13.33%) VMware ESXi

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 22 (16.30%) Apache
2 15 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.70%) IIS
3 5 (3.70%) JBoss
3 5 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.96%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.96%) nginx
5 2 (1.48%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.48%) Confluence
5 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.48%) Jetty
5 2 (1.48%) SAS
5 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.48%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.74%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.96%) Office 365
4 3 (2.22%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.48%) GitHub
5 2 (1.48%) SaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.74%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.19%) DNS
1 34 (25.19%) LDAP
2 25 (18.52%) Firewall
3 19 (14.07%) SAN
4 12 (8.89%) VPN
5 10 (7.41%) HTTP
5 10 (7.41%) Internet
5 10 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.67%) Kerberos
7 7 (5.19%) SSL
8 6 (4.44%) SSH
9 5 (3.70%) DHCP
9 5 (3.70%) Network Security
10 4 (2.96%) IP Telephony
10 4 (2.96%) NAS
10 4 (2.96%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (2.96%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.22%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.22%) SMTP
12 2 (1.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.78%) MySQL
2 6 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.70%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.96%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.96%) Impala
4 4 (2.96%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (2.22%) MariaDB
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.48%) HBase
6 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.74%) Big Data
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (4.44%) JIRA
2 5 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.22%) GitLab
3 3 (2.22%) Subversion
4 2 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.48%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.48%) Maven
4 2 (1.48%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (23.70%) Finance
2 16 (11.85%) Banking
3 9 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.22%) Retail
5 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.48%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.63%) LAMP
2 4 (2.96%) Kafka
2 4 (2.96%) Web Services
3 3 (2.22%) Spring
3 3 (2.22%) XML
4 2 (1.48%) JDBC
4 2 (1.48%) Servlets
5 1 (0.74%) Java SE
5 1 (0.74%) JSON
5 1 (0.74%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.33%) Clustering
2 17 (12.59%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.19%) Replication
5 6 (4.44%) PKI
6 5 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (3.70%) Spread Betting
7 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.96%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.22%) Fintech
8 3 (2.22%) Symmetrix
9 2 (1.48%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.48%) Infotainment
9 2 (1.48%) iSeries
10 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Linux
2 65 (48.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 43 (31.85%) CentOS
4 42 (31.11%) Unix
5 38 (28.15%) Windows
6 23 (17.04%) Ubuntu
7 22 (16.30%) Windows Server
8 15 (11.11%) Solaris
9 7 (5.19%) AIX
10 5 (3.70%) SUSE
11 4 (2.96%) HPUX
12 3 (2.22%) Fedora
12 3 (2.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (2.22%) VMS
13 1 (0.74%) Debian
13 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.74%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.56%) DevOps
2 15 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 12 (8.89%) Server Building
4 10 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (7.41%) Asset Management
4 10 (7.41%) Change Control
5 9 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (5.93%) Change Management
6 8 (5.93%) ITIL
6 8 (5.93%) Migration
6 8 (5.93%) Open Source
7 6 (4.44%) Performance Optimisation
8 5 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.70%) E-Commerce
8 5 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (3.70%) Task Automation
9 4 (2.96%) ETL
9 4 (2.96%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.37%) Perl
2 38 (28.15%) Bash Shell
3 32 (23.70%) Python
4 21 (15.56%) Java
5 13 (9.63%) Shell Script
6 12 (8.89%) Ruby
7 10 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 10 (7.41%) SQL
8 7 (5.19%) PHP
9 4 (2.96%) C
10 2 (1.48%) Groovy
10 2 (1.48%) Julia
10 2 (1.48%) Jython
10 2 (1.48%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.48%) Tcl
11 1 (0.74%) AWK
11 1 (0.74%) Korn
11 1 (0.74%) R
11 1 (0.74%) sed
11 1 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (19.26%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.96%) Degree
4 4 (2.96%) RHCE
5 3 (2.22%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.74%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 18 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (11.11%) KVM
5 13 (9.63%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (8.89%) GPFS
7 11 (8.15%) NFS
8 7 (5.19%) iptables
9 5 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (2.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (2.96%) HDFS
10 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
11 3 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (2.22%) SRDF
11 3 (2.22%) Veritas File System
11 3 (2.22%) XenServer
12 2 (1.48%) Docker
12 2 (1.48%) LXC
12 2 (1.48%) vCloud
12 2 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 40 (29.63%) Puppet
2 18 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (12.59%) yum
4 14 (10.37%) Nagios
5 13 (9.63%) Ansible
6 7 (5.19%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (4.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (2.96%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (2.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (2.96%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.22%) FreeIPA
9 3 (2.22%) HAProxy
9 3 (2.22%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.48%) Fail2ban
10 2 (1.48%) Kibana
10 2 (1.48%) Mesos
10 2 (1.48%) OVSD
10 2 (1.48%) SELinux
10 2 (1.48%) Terraform
10 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 69 (51.11%) Red Hat
2 52 (38.52%) VMware
3 25 (18.52%) Oracle
4 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 13 (9.63%) Cisco
6 10 (7.41%) NetApp
7 9 (6.67%) HP
7 9 (6.67%) Sun
8 6 (4.44%) EMC
8 6 (4.44%) Sybase
8 6 (4.44%) Veritas
9 5 (3.70%) IBM
9 5 (3.70%) Juniper
9 5 (3.70%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.70%) Splunk
10 4 (2.96%) Cloudera
11 3 (2.22%) BT
11 3 (2.22%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.48%) Alteryx
12 2 (1.48%) SevOne
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