Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 453 425
Rank change year-on-year -66 -28 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 104 134 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.35% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 97 149
London median daily rate £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £525 £575 £528
England median daily rate £400 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
London median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +162.30% -13.01%
10th Percentile £51.25 £37.38 £13.73
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.00 £16.98
England median hourly rate £51.00 £37.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +36.00% +56.25% -38.46%

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 42,664 37,891 41,728
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.06% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,827 26,989 30,072
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 484 524
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £18.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +16.60% -4.30%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.78 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% -6.53% +14.29%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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
West London -14 16 £455 - 8
Central London -47 14 £388 -11.43% 17
South London -62 7 £325 -29.73%
North London +4 1 - - 1
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (48.08%) Puppet
3 44 (42.31%) Python
4 42 (40.38%) Bash Shell
5 41 (39.42%) Unix
6 39 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (35.58%) Red Hat
8 33 (31.73%) Perl
9 31 (29.81%) Windows
10 30 (28.85%) Ansible
11 29 (27.88%) Finance
12 27 (25.96%) VMware
13 25 (24.04%) Shell Script
13 25 (24.04%) Opscode Chef
13 25 (24.04%) Ubuntu
14 23 (22.12%) Docker
15 22 (21.15%) Configuration Management
15 22 (21.15%) Solaris
15 22 (21.15%) Migration
16 20 (19.23%) DevOps
16 20 (19.23%) Ruby
17 18 (17.31%) Open Source
18 17 (16.35%) Apache
19 16 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
19 16 (15.38%) Korn
20 15 (14.42%) SaltStack
20 15 (14.42%) CFEngine
20 15 (14.42%) AIX
20 15 (14.42%) Financial Institution
21 13 (12.50%) Firmware

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 17 (16.35%) Apache
2 6 (5.77%) nginx
3 4 (3.85%) Confluence
3 4 (3.85%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.88%) JBoss
4 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.92%) IIS
6 1 (0.96%) CMS
6 1 (0.96%) Drupal
6 1 (0.96%) Jetty
6 1 (0.96%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.96%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.92%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.92%) GitHub
3 2 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.96%) Office 365
4 1 (0.96%) SaaS
4 1 (0.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) DNS
2 10 (9.62%) Firewall
3 7 (6.73%) SAN
4 6 (5.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.85%) Kerberos
5 4 (3.85%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.85%) SSH
5 4 (3.85%) SSL
6 3 (2.88%) HTTP
6 3 (2.88%) NAS
7 2 (1.92%) FTP
7 2 (1.92%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.92%) LAN
7 2 (1.92%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.92%) SMTP
7 2 (1.92%) SNMP
7 2 (1.92%) VPN
7 2 (1.92%) WAN
8 1 (0.96%) Network Security
8 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.69%) MySQL
2 5 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.88%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.96%) Big Data
5 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.81%) JIRA
4 2 (1.92%) Subversion
5 1 (0.96%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.96%) GitLab
5 1 (0.96%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.96%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (27.88%) Finance
2 15 (14.42%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.81%) Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Retail
5 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.96%) Front Office
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.62%) LDAP
2 9 (8.65%) LAMP
3 5 (4.81%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (3.85%) Middleware
5 2 (1.92%) Web Services
6 1 (0.96%) CGI
6 1 (0.96%) FastCGI
6 1 (0.96%) J2EE
6 1 (0.96%) Kafka
6 1 (0.96%) Memcached
6 1 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.96%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.88%) Clustering
2 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.92%) Celerra
3 2 (1.92%) CLARiiON
3 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.92%) Fintech
3 2 (1.92%) Replication
4 1 (0.96%) Derivative
4 1 (0.96%) Equities
4 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.96%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.96%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) Linux
2 41 (39.42%) Unix
3 39 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (29.81%) Windows
5 25 (24.04%) Ubuntu
6 22 (21.15%) Solaris
7 15 (14.42%) AIX
8 12 (11.54%) CentOS
9 6 (5.77%) Windows Server
10 4 (3.85%) SUSE
10 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.88%) Debian
12 2 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.96%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.96%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.96%) HPUX
13 1 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.15%) Configuration Management
1 22 (21.15%) Migration
2 20 (19.23%) DevOps
3 18 (17.31%) Open Source
4 5 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (4.81%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (4.81%) Server Patching
5 4 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.85%) ITIL
6 3 (2.88%) Patch Management
6 3 (2.88%) Proactive Management
6 3 (2.88%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (2.88%) Runbook
7 2 (1.92%) BCP
7 2 (1.92%) Change Management
7 2 (1.92%) Data Security
7 2 (1.92%) Project Management
7 2 (1.92%) Security Management
7 2 (1.92%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.31%) Python
2 42 (40.38%) Bash Shell
3 33 (31.73%) Perl
4 25 (24.04%) Shell Script
5 20 (19.23%) Ruby
6 16 (15.38%) Korn
7 5 (4.81%) PHP
8 4 (3.85%) Java
9 3 (2.88%) SQL
10 2 (1.92%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.92%) C
10 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.96%) AWK
11 1 (0.96%) C++
11 1 (0.96%) Groovy
11 1 (0.96%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.88%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.96%) RHCE
3 1 (0.96%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.96%) GDPR
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (22.12%) Docker
2 13 (12.50%) Firmware
3 12 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (9.62%) Active Directory
5 6 (5.77%) NFS
6 4 (3.85%) KVM
6 4 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.88%) Samba
8 2 (1.92%) iptables
8 2 (1.92%) vSphere
8 2 (1.92%) XenServer
9 1 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.96%) LXC
9 1 (0.96%) pfSense
9 1 (0.96%) Squid
9 1 (0.96%) vCloud
9 1 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.96%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (48.08%) Puppet
2 30 (28.85%) Ansible
3 25 (24.04%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (14.42%) CFEngine
5 10 (9.62%) Nagios
6 5 (4.81%) Kubernetes
6 5 (4.81%) Terraform
6 5 (4.81%) ZABBIX
7 4 (3.85%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.92%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.92%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (1.92%) Kibana
9 2 (1.92%) logstash
9 2 (1.92%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.96%) Graphite
10 1 (0.96%) Packer
10 1 (0.96%) PowerBroker
10 1 (0.96%) vMotion
Vendors
1 37 (35.58%) Red Hat
2 27 (25.96%) VMware
3 15 (14.42%) SaltStack
4 9 (8.65%) Oracle
5 7 (6.73%) NetApp
6 6 (5.77%) IBM
7 5 (4.81%) EMC
8 4 (3.85%) Cisco
8 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.85%) Veritas
9 3 (2.88%) HP
9 3 (2.88%) Splunk
9 3 (2.88%) Sun
10 2 (1.92%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.92%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.92%) Veeam
11 1 (0.96%) Leostream
11 1 (0.96%) Opsware
11 1 (0.96%) PagerDuty
11 1 (0.96%) WorldPay