The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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 System Administrator
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 367 348 370
Rank change year-on-year -19 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 51 76 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 63 50
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £369 £400
% change year-on-year +8.61% -7.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £17.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year +22.22% -  

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 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
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 3 months to 25 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 -13 4 £438 +2.94% 6
Hayes - 1 £325 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (53.85%) Red Hat
3 47 (51.65%) VMware
4 44 (48.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (41.76%) CentOS
6 35 (38.46%) Puppet
7 31 (34.07%) Windows
8 29 (31.87%) DNS
8 29 (31.87%) Bash Shell
8 29 (31.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (30.77%) Perl
9 28 (30.77%) LDAP
10 26 (28.57%) Unix
11 24 (26.37%) Firewall
11 24 (26.37%) Security Cleared
12 23 (25.27%) Ubuntu
13 22 (24.18%) Windows Server
14 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
15 18 (19.78%) VMware ESXi
15 18 (19.78%) MySQL
16 17 (18.68%) Apache
17 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
17 16 (17.58%) yum
18 15 (16.48%) Data Centre
18 15 (16.48%) KVM
18 15 (16.48%) Java
18 15 (16.48%) Python
19 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
19 14 (15.38%) Finance
20 13 (14.29%) Tomcat

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 17 (18.68%) Apache
2 13 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.40%) nginx
3 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.30%) IIS
5 2 (2.20%) Confluence
5 2 (2.20%) JBoss
5 2 (2.20%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.49%) Office 365
3 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.20%) SaaS
4 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (31.87%) DNS
2 28 (30.77%) LDAP
3 24 (26.37%) Firewall
4 12 (13.19%) VPN
5 7 (7.69%) HTTP
5 7 (7.69%) SAN
6 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.49%) DHCP
7 5 (5.49%) Internet
7 5 (5.49%) Kerberos
7 5 (5.49%) Network Security
7 5 (5.49%) SSH
8 4 (4.40%) IP Telephony
8 4 (4.40%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (4.40%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (3.30%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.20%) LAN
10 2 (2.20%) SMTP
10 2 (2.20%) SNMP
10 2 (2.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.78%) MySQL
2 3 (3.30%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) GitLab
1 3 (3.30%) JIRA
2 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.20%) Subversion
3 1 (1.10%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Publishing
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) LAMP
2 3 (3.30%) Spring
3 2 (2.20%) Servlets
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.59%) Clustering
4 5 (5.49%) Replication
4 5 (5.49%) Spread Betting
5 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.40%) PKI
6 2 (2.20%) Infotainment
6 2 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.10%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (48.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (41.76%) CentOS
4 31 (34.07%) Windows
5 26 (28.57%) Unix
6 23 (25.27%) Ubuntu
7 22 (24.18%) Windows Server
8 10 (10.99%) Solaris
9 4 (4.40%) AIX
9 4 (4.40%) HPUX
10 2 (2.20%) SUSE
11 1 (1.10%) Debian
11 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.10%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 13 (14.29%) DevOps
3 7 (7.69%) Migration
3 7 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (7.69%) Server Building
4 6 (6.59%) ITIL
5 5 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (5.49%) Open Source
5 5 (5.49%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (4.40%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.40%) DRM
6 4 (4.40%) ETL
6 4 (4.40%) Identity Management
6 4 (4.40%) Project Management
6 4 (4.40%) Time Management
6 4 (4.40%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (4.40%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (3.30%) Data Security
7 3 (3.30%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.87%) Bash Shell
2 28 (30.77%) Perl
3 15 (16.48%) Java
3 15 (16.48%) Python
4 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.79%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.69%) PHP
6 7 (7.69%) Ruby
7 4 (4.40%) C
8 2 (2.20%) Tcl
9 1 (1.10%) AWK
9 1 (1.10%) Groovy
9 1 (1.10%) Korn
9 1 (1.10%) sed
9 1 (1.10%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (26.37%) Security Cleared
2 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.40%) Degree
5 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) RHCE
6 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.10%) MCSE
6 1 (1.10%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (31.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (19.78%) VMware ESXi
3 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
4 15 (16.48%) KVM
5 13 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (6.59%) NFS
7 5 (5.49%) GPFS
7 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
7 5 (5.49%) iptables
8 3 (3.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (3.30%) XenServer
9 2 (2.20%) LXC
9 2 (2.20%) Postfix
9 2 (2.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.10%) Docker
10 1 (1.10%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (1.10%) SRDF
10 1 (1.10%) vCloud
10 1 (1.10%) Veritas File System
10 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (38.46%) Puppet
2 16 (17.58%) yum
3 11 (12.09%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (9.89%) Ansible
4 9 (9.89%) Nagios
5 6 (6.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (3.30%) FreeIPA
6 3 (3.30%) HAProxy
6 3 (3.30%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.20%) OVSD
7 2 (2.20%) Terraform
7 2 (2.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (2.20%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.10%) Nessus
8 1 (1.10%) OSSEC
8 1 (1.10%) Packer
8 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 47 (51.65%) VMware
3 11 (12.09%) Cisco
3 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.09%) Oracle
4 8 (8.79%) HP
5 6 (6.59%) Sun
6 5 (5.49%) Juniper
7 4 (4.40%) Veritas
8 3 (3.30%) BT
8 3 (3.30%) IBM
8 3 (3.30%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.30%) Splunk
9 2 (2.20%) EMC
9 2 (2.20%) Google
9 2 (2.20%) NetApp
9 2 (2.20%) SevOne
10 1 (1.10%) CyberArk
10 1 (1.10%) F5
10 1 (1.10%) SaltStack