Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 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 System Administrator
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 452 488
Rank change year-on-year -63 +36 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 120 168 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.39% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 136 111
London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £278
90th Percentile £516 £550 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
London median hourly rate £34.13 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.64% - -
England median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +13.57% - -

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 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +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 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in London

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in London

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in London

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in London

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in London

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the London region over the 6 months to 23 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 -15 22 £400 +23.08%
Central London -16 12 £450 +15.38% 7
East London -5 3 £400 -11.11% 2
West London -11 1 - - 2
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 120 (100.00%) Linux
2 58 (48.33%) Windows
3 52 (43.33%) Red Hat
4 49 (40.83%) Puppet
5 46 (38.33%) VMware
6 43 (35.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (35.00%) CentOS
8 37 (30.83%) Unix
8 37 (30.83%) LDAP
8 37 (30.83%) Windows Server
9 35 (29.17%) Security Cleared
10 32 (26.67%) Python
11 31 (25.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (25.00%) Firewall
13 28 (23.33%) Bash Shell
14 27 (22.50%) Ubuntu
15 26 (21.67%) DNS
15 26 (21.67%) SC Cleared
15 26 (21.67%) DevOps
16 23 (19.17%) Java
17 22 (18.33%) Perl
17 22 (18.33%) Active Directory
17 22 (18.33%) Ansible
17 22 (18.33%) Data Centre
18 21 (17.50%) Shell Script
19 20 (16.67%) MySQL
20 19 (15.83%) Tomcat
21 17 (14.17%) Git (software)
21 17 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
21 17 (14.17%) Oracle

Linux Systems 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 19 (15.83%) Tomcat
2 14 (11.67%) Apache
3 8 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.83%) nginx
5 5 (4.17%) JBoss
5 5 (4.17%) Jetty
6 4 (3.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.33%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Temenos T24
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.83%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.17%) Office 365
4 4 (3.33%) GitHub
5 2 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.83%) Route 53
6 1 (0.83%) Stackdriver
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.83%) LDAP
2 30 (25.00%) Firewall
3 26 (21.67%) DNS
4 11 (9.17%) DHCP
4 11 (9.17%) VPN
5 9 (7.50%) Kerberos
5 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.67%) SAN
7 6 (5.00%) Network Security
8 5 (4.17%) HTTP
8 5 (4.17%) SSH
9 4 (3.33%) BIG-IP
9 4 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (3.33%) Internet
9 4 (3.33%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.33%) SSL
10 3 (2.50%) OpenVPN
10 3 (2.50%) VLAN
11 2 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.67%) MySQL
2 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.67%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.83%) MemSQL
6 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (14.17%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.50%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.50%) JIRA
3 3 (2.50%) Subversion
4 1 (0.83%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.83%) CMake
4 1 (0.83%) Gradle
General
1 16 (13.33%) Finance
2 14 (11.67%) Banking
3 7 (5.83%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.50%) LAMP
2 5 (4.17%) LEMP Stack
2 5 (4.17%) Servlets
3 4 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (2.50%) Spring
5 2 (1.67%) JSON
5 2 (1.67%) Middleware
6 1 (0.83%) Memcached
6 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.83%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.67%) Clustering
3 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.83%) Spread Betting
5 4 (3.33%) Grid Computing
5 4 (3.33%) PKI
5 4 (3.33%) Replication
6 3 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.67%) Infotainment
7 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 120 (100.00%) Linux
2 58 (48.33%) Windows
3 43 (35.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (35.00%) CentOS
5 37 (30.83%) Unix
5 37 (30.83%) Windows Server
6 27 (22.50%) Ubuntu
7 10 (8.33%) Debian
8 8 (6.67%) Solaris
8 8 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 8 (6.67%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.00%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.33%) FreeBSD
10 4 (3.33%) HPUX
10 4 (3.33%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.33%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.83%) AIX
12 1 (0.83%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.67%) DevOps
2 15 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 9 (7.50%) Analytics
3 9 (7.50%) ITIL
3 9 (7.50%) Migration
4 8 (6.67%) Machine Learning
4 8 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (6.67%) Server Building
5 7 (5.83%) Analytical Thinking
5 7 (5.83%) Patch Management
6 6 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.00%) Creative Thinking
6 6 (5.00%) Open Source
6 6 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (4.17%) Release Management
7 5 (4.17%) Task Automation
7 5 (4.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 4 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.67%) Python
2 28 (23.33%) Bash Shell
3 23 (19.17%) Java
4 22 (18.33%) Perl
5 21 (17.50%) Shell Script
6 9 (7.50%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.83%) C
7 7 (5.83%) Ruby
8 4 (3.33%) C++
8 4 (3.33%) Korn
9 3 (2.50%) Fortran
10 2 (1.67%) SQL
11 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 26 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.67%) Degree
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.50%) RHCE
6 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.67%) AS 2805
2 2 (1.67%) ISO 8583
2 2 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) GCP
3 1 (0.83%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (25.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (18.33%) Active Directory
3 16 (13.33%) KVM
3 16 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (10.83%) NFS
5 11 (9.17%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (7.50%) Samba
7 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.50%) iptables
8 3 (2.50%) pfSense
9 2 (1.67%) GPFS
9 2 (1.67%) LXC
9 2 (1.67%) vSphere
10 1 (0.83%) Docker
10 1 (0.83%) vCloud
10 1 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.83%) Xen
10 1 (0.83%) XenApp
10 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (40.83%) Puppet
2 22 (18.33%) Ansible
3 12 (10.00%) yum
4 8 (6.67%) Nagios
5 7 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.00%) Cobbler
6 6 (5.00%) Terraform
7 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (2.50%) Packer
8 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.67%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.67%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.83%) Graphite
10 1 (0.83%) OpenView
10 1 (0.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 52 (43.33%) Red Hat
2 46 (38.33%) VMware
3 17 (14.17%) Oracle
4 11 (9.17%) Cisco
4 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
5 10 (8.33%) Atlassian
6 8 (6.67%) IBM
7 7 (5.83%) HP
8 6 (5.00%) Juniper
9 5 (4.17%) F5
10 4 (3.33%) Sun
10 4 (3.33%) Temenos
10 4 (3.33%) Veritas
11 3 (2.50%) EMC
11 3 (2.50%) Google
11 3 (2.50%) NetApp
11 3 (2.50%) Splunk
12 2 (1.67%) BT
12 2 (1.67%) Citrix
12 2 (1.67%) SevOne