Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 387 464
Rank change year-on-year -96 +77 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 157 235 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.52% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.55% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 189 119
London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £276
90th Percentile £525 £575 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.42% - -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year +33.90% - -

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 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 November 2017. 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 -6 28 £400 +23.08%
Central London -45 13 £450 - 8
East London -6 3 £400 -8.57% 1
West London -11 1 - - 2
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Linux
2 68 (43.31%) Red Hat
3 63 (40.13%) Windows
4 55 (35.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (33.12%) Puppet
6 51 (32.48%) CentOS
7 48 (30.57%) VMware
8 46 (29.30%) Unix
9 43 (27.39%) Python
9 43 (27.39%) Security Cleared
10 38 (24.20%) LDAP
10 38 (24.20%) Windows Server
11 33 (21.02%) DevOps
12 32 (20.38%) DNS
12 32 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (20.38%) SC Cleared
13 31 (19.75%) Firewall
14 30 (19.11%) Bash Shell
15 29 (18.47%) Ubuntu
15 29 (18.47%) Java
16 27 (17.20%) Amazon AWS
17 25 (15.92%) MySQL
17 25 (15.92%) Data Centre
18 24 (15.29%) Ansible
18 24 (15.29%) Oracle
19 23 (14.65%) Perl
19 23 (14.65%) Shell Script
20 21 (13.38%) Finance
20 21 (13.38%) Active Directory
21 20 (12.74%) Git (software)

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 20 (12.74%) Apache
2 19 (12.10%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.10%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.46%) nginx
5 6 (3.82%) JBoss
5 6 (3.82%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.18%) Jetty
7 4 (2.55%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.91%) Confluence
9 2 (1.27%) IIS
9 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (2.55%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.20%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.55%) GitHub
4 4 (2.55%) Office 365
5 3 (1.91%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.64%) Route 53
7 1 (0.64%) Stackdriver
7 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (24.20%) LDAP
2 32 (20.38%) DNS
3 31 (19.75%) Firewall
4 16 (10.19%) DHCP
5 13 (8.28%) SAN
6 11 (7.01%) VPN
7 10 (6.37%) Kerberos
8 9 (5.73%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.46%) HTTP
9 7 (4.46%) Network Security
10 6 (3.82%) SSL
11 5 (3.18%) SSH
12 4 (2.55%) Internet
12 4 (2.55%) IP Telephony
12 4 (2.55%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.91%) BIG-IP
13 3 (1.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (1.91%) OpenVPN
13 3 (1.91%) SMTP
13 3 (1.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.92%) MySQL
2 11 (7.01%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.55%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.27%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.64%) Big Data
6 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.64%) MemSQL
6 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (12.74%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.37%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.18%) JIRA
4 3 (1.91%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.91%) Maven
4 3 (1.91%) Subversion
5 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.64%) CMake
6 1 (0.64%) Gradle
General
1 21 (13.38%) Finance
2 17 (10.83%) Banking
3 7 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.18%) Retail
5 4 (2.55%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.27%) French Language
6 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.28%) LAMP
2 5 (3.18%) LEMP Stack
2 5 (3.18%) Servlets
3 4 (2.55%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (1.91%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (1.91%) Spring
4 3 (1.91%) Web Services
5 2 (1.27%) JDBC
5 2 (1.27%) JSON
5 2 (1.27%) Middleware
5 2 (1.27%) XML
6 1 (0.64%) Kafka
6 1 (0.64%) Memcached
6 1 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.64%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.92%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.10%) Clustering
4 7 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.46%) PKI
4 7 (4.46%) Spread Betting
5 4 (2.55%) Grid Computing
5 4 (2.55%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.55%) Replication
6 3 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.27%) Fintech
7 2 (1.27%) Infotainment
7 2 (1.27%) iSeries
8 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 157 (100.00%) Linux
2 63 (40.13%) Windows
3 55 (35.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 51 (32.48%) CentOS
5 46 (29.30%) Unix
6 38 (24.20%) Windows Server
7 29 (18.47%) Ubuntu
8 11 (7.01%) Solaris
9 10 (6.37%) Debian
10 9 (5.73%) FreeBSD
11 8 (5.10%) Windows 10
11 8 (5.10%) Windows 7
12 6 (3.82%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.55%) HPUX
13 4 (2.55%) Mac OS X
13 4 (2.55%) Scientific Linux
14 3 (1.91%) SUSE
15 2 (1.27%) AIX
15 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.02%) DevOps
2 16 (10.19%) Configuration Management
3 14 (8.92%) Migration
3 14 (8.92%) Open Source
4 11 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.37%) ITIL
5 10 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (5.73%) Analytics
7 8 (5.10%) Machine Learning
7 8 (5.10%) Server Building
8 7 (4.46%) Analytical Thinking
8 7 (4.46%) E-Commerce
8 7 (4.46%) Patch Management
9 6 (3.82%) Creative Thinking
9 6 (3.82%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (3.82%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.18%) Release Management
10 5 (3.18%) Task Automation
10 5 (3.18%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.39%) Python
2 30 (19.11%) Bash Shell
3 29 (18.47%) Java
4 23 (14.65%) Perl
4 23 (14.65%) Shell Script
5 11 (7.01%) PowerShell
5 11 (7.01%) SQL
6 7 (4.46%) C
6 7 (4.46%) Ruby
7 5 (3.18%) PHP
8 4 (2.55%) C++
8 4 (2.55%) Korn
9 3 (1.91%) Fortran
10 2 (1.27%) Jython
11 1 (0.64%) Julia
11 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 43 (27.39%) Security Cleared
2 32 (20.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.10%) Degree
4 5 (3.18%) RHCE
5 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.91%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.64%) AS 2805
2 1 (0.64%) GCP
2 1 (0.64%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.64%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (13.38%) Active Directory
3 18 (11.46%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (10.19%) KVM
5 14 (8.92%) NFS
6 11 (7.01%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (5.73%) Samba
8 4 (2.55%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.91%) iptables
9 3 (1.91%) pfSense
9 3 (1.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.27%) Docker
10 2 (1.27%) GPFS
10 2 (1.27%) LXC
10 2 (1.27%) vCloud
10 2 (1.27%) vSphere
11 1 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.64%) Xen
11 1 (0.64%) XenApp
11 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 52 (33.12%) Puppet
2 24 (15.29%) Ansible
3 13 (8.28%) yum
4 10 (6.37%) Nagios
5 7 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.82%) Cobbler
6 6 (3.82%) Terraform
7 4 (2.55%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.91%) Packer
8 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.27%) SCCM
9 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.64%) Graphite
10 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.64%) OpenView
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.64%) Salt
10 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 68 (43.31%) Red Hat
2 48 (30.57%) VMware
3 24 (15.29%) Oracle
4 13 (8.28%) Microsoft
5 11 (7.01%) Cisco
6 10 (6.37%) Atlassian
7 8 (5.10%) HP
7 8 (5.10%) IBM
8 7 (4.46%) EMC
9 6 (3.82%) Juniper
9 6 (3.82%) Veritas
10 4 (2.55%) F5
10 4 (2.55%) Splunk
10 4 (2.55%) Sun
10 4 (2.55%) Temenos
11 3 (1.91%) Google
11 3 (1.91%) NetApp
12 2 (1.27%) BT
12 2 (1.27%) Citrix
12 2 (1.27%) New Relic