Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 567 514 384
Rank change year-on-year -53 -130 +81
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 63 132 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.28% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.29% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 98 191
London median daily rate £450 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -0.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £368 £275 £300
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.88 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.15% +24.48% -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +18.64% +96.67%

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 44,019 44,813 42,223
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.92% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,807 32,544 30,005
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £299
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 554 567
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.96% +3.24%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.37
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -17 13 £413 -15.38% 19
South London -21 11 £450 +20.00% 2
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (50.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (41.27%) DevOps
4 22 (34.92%) Puppet
4 22 (34.92%) Unix
5 19 (30.16%) Red Hat
6 18 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (26.98%) CentOS
7 17 (26.98%) Python
8 16 (25.40%) Docker
9 15 (23.81%) Terraform
10 13 (20.63%) Kubernetes
10 13 (20.63%) Ansible
10 13 (20.63%) Configuration Management
11 12 (19.05%) Apache
12 11 (17.46%) Windows
12 11 (17.46%) Bash Shell
13 10 (15.87%) Perl
14 9 (14.29%) DNS
14 9 (14.29%) Finance
14 9 (14.29%) VMware
15 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (12.70%) Ubuntu
15 8 (12.70%) Data Security
15 8 (12.70%) Security Management
16 7 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (11.11%) Amazon S3
16 7 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (9.52%) Jenkins

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 12 (19.05%) Apache
2 4 (6.35%) JBoss
3 3 (4.76%) Confluence
3 3 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.17%) Drupal
4 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Maya
1 1 (1.59%) NUKE
1 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (11.11%) Amazon S3
2 7 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.17%) GitHub
4 2 (3.17%) SaaS
5 1 (1.59%) Apigee
5 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.59%) Office 365
5 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (7.94%) Firewall
2 5 (7.94%) SSH
3 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.76%) DHCP
4 3 (4.76%) SAN
5 2 (3.17%) DKIM
5 2 (3.17%) DMARC
5 2 (3.17%) FTP
5 2 (3.17%) IGMP
5 2 (3.17%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.17%) OpenVPN
5 2 (3.17%) OPNsense
5 2 (3.17%) SNMP
6 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.59%) SSL
6 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.35%) MySQL
4 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.59%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.94%) JIRA
3 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.17%) GitLab
5 1 (1.59%) Selenium
5 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.59%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Front Office
4 1 (1.59%) Games
4 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) LDAP
2 3 (4.76%) LAMP
3 2 (3.17%) Kafka
3 2 (3.17%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.59%) .NET
4 1 (1.59%) Django
4 1 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.59%) J2EE
4 1 (1.59%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) Node.js
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.17%) IBM Storwize
5 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.59%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.59%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.59%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (50.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (34.92%) Unix
4 17 (26.98%) CentOS
5 11 (17.46%) Windows
6 8 (12.70%) Ubuntu
7 6 (9.52%) Solaris
8 5 (7.94%) AIX
8 5 (7.94%) Debian
9 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
10 2 (3.17%) FreeBSD
10 2 (3.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.59%) SUSE
11 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) DevOps
2 13 (20.63%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.70%) Data Security
3 8 (12.70%) Security Management
3 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.94%) Migration
6 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.35%) Task Automation
7 3 (4.76%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (4.76%) ITIL
7 3 (4.76%) Open Source
7 3 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (3.17%) Automated Trading
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.17%) Project Management
8 2 (3.17%) Server Management
8 2 (3.17%) Service Management
8 2 (3.17%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) Python
2 11 (17.46%) Bash Shell
3 10 (15.87%) Perl
4 6 (9.52%) Java
4 6 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 6 (9.52%) SQL
5 5 (7.94%) Ruby
6 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.17%) Korn
8 1 (1.59%) C#
8 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) CCNA
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) RHCA
2 1 (1.59%) RHCE
2 1 (1.59%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.59%) GDPR
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) Docker
2 6 (9.52%) KVM
3 4 (6.35%) NFS
4 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.76%) Squid
4 3 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.17%) pfSense
5 2 (3.17%) Postfix
5 2 (3.17%) Samba
5 2 (3.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) Firmware
6 1 (1.59%) iptables
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.59%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (34.92%) Puppet
2 15 (23.81%) Terraform
3 13 (20.63%) Ansible
3 13 (20.63%) Kubernetes
4 6 (9.52%) Nagios
4 6 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.76%) ZABBIX
6 2 (3.17%) collectd
6 2 (3.17%) Graphite
6 2 (3.17%) PowerCLI
6 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.59%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.59%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (1.59%) logstash
7 1 (1.59%) SCCM
7 1 (1.59%) SELinux
7 1 (1.59%) WSUS
7 1 (1.59%) yum
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) Red Hat
2 9 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.17%) Clearswift
4 2 (3.17%) IBM
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.17%) NetApp
4 2 (3.17%) PagerDuty
4 2 (3.17%) Symantec
4 2 (3.17%) Veritas
5 1 (1.59%) Apple
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix
5 1 (1.59%) EMC
5 1 (1.59%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.59%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.59%) Splunk
5 1 (1.59%) Zerto