The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £416 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 368 388 371
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 40 51 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 29
Median daily rate £416 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.05% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +15.94% -1.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.25

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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +15 6 £468 +24.66%
Canary Wharf - 1 £413 -
Heathrow - 1 - -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Linux
2 85 (63.43%) Red Hat
3 78 (58.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (42.54%) Puppet
5 53 (39.55%) Bash Shell
6 50 (37.31%) VMware
7 44 (32.84%) Apache
8 42 (31.34%) Perl
9 33 (24.63%) CentOS
10 32 (23.88%) Unix
11 30 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (21.64%) DNS
13 28 (20.90%) Windows
13 28 (20.90%) Python
14 27 (20.15%) Ansible
15 24 (17.91%) Finance
15 24 (17.91%) PowerShell
15 24 (17.91%) Ubuntu
16 23 (17.16%) DevOps
16 23 (17.16%) Data Centre
17 22 (16.42%) Tomcat
17 22 (16.42%) LDAP
18 21 (15.67%) Nagios
18 21 (15.67%) Configuration Management
18 21 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
19 17 (12.69%) SC Cleared
19 17 (12.69%) Security Cleared
19 17 (12.69%) Firewall
19 17 (12.69%) Active Directory
19 17 (12.69%) MySQL

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 44 (32.84%) Apache
2 22 (16.42%) Tomcat
3 10 (7.46%) nginx
4 7 (5.22%) IIS
5 4 (2.99%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.24%) JBoss
7 2 (1.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.97%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (5.97%) Amazon S3
3 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.73%) Route 53
5 4 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.24%) IaaS
7 2 (1.49%) GitHub
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.75%) G Suite
8 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.64%) DNS
2 22 (16.42%) LDAP
3 17 (12.69%) Firewall
4 14 (10.45%) TCP/IP
5 11 (8.21%) HTTP
6 10 (7.46%) Ethernet
7 9 (6.72%) SAN
7 9 (6.72%) SSH
8 8 (5.97%) DHCP
9 7 (5.22%) X.509
10 5 (3.73%) NAS
10 5 (3.73%) SMTP
11 4 (2.99%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (2.99%) POP3
11 4 (2.99%) VLAN
12 3 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.24%) IMAP
12 3 (2.24%) Internet
12 3 (2.24%) SNMP
12 3 (2.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.69%) MySQL
2 7 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.24%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.24%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) KDB
5 1 (0.75%) Kdb+
5 1 (0.75%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (10.45%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.96%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.99%) JIRA
3 4 (2.99%) Subversion
4 3 (2.24%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.24%) GitLab
4 3 (2.24%) Gradle
4 3 (2.24%) gulp
4 3 (2.24%) Selenium
5 2 (1.49%) GoCD
5 2 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.75%) Maven
6 1 (0.75%) Phabricator
General
1 24 (17.91%) Finance
2 9 (6.72%) Banking
3 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.24%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.49%) Games
5 2 (1.49%) Law
5 2 (1.49%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.21%) LAMP
2 7 (5.22%) Web Services
3 4 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (2.99%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (2.24%) Browserify
4 3 (2.24%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.49%) JSON
5 2 (1.49%) XML
6 1 (0.75%) .NET
6 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.75%) CSS
6 1 (0.75%) HTML
6 1 (0.75%) Node.js
6 1 (0.75%) Sensu
6 1 (0.75%) XHTML
6 1 (0.75%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.16%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.48%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.99%) Clustering
3 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.99%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.49%) NHS
4 2 (1.49%) Spread Betting
5 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) Fintech
5 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.75%) Replication
5 1 (0.75%) Symmetrix
5 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 134 (100.00%) Linux
2 78 (58.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (24.63%) CentOS
4 32 (23.88%) Unix
5 28 (20.90%) Windows
6 24 (17.91%) Ubuntu
7 14 (10.45%) Windows Server
8 13 (9.70%) Solaris
9 6 (4.48%) Debian
10 4 (2.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.24%) SUSE
11 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.49%) AIX
12 2 (1.49%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.49%) Scientific Linux
13 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.75%) VMS
13 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.16%) DevOps
2 21 (15.67%) Configuration Management
3 10 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (7.46%) Migration
4 9 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (6.72%) Server Building
5 8 (5.97%) Load Balancing
5 8 (5.97%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (5.22%) Open Source
7 5 (3.73%) Change Management
7 5 (3.73%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (3.73%) E-Commerce
7 5 (3.73%) Low Latency
8 4 (2.99%) High Availability
8 4 (2.99%) Identity Management
9 3 (2.24%) Change Control
9 3 (2.24%) Data Management
9 3 (2.24%) ITIL
9 3 (2.24%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (39.55%) Bash Shell
2 42 (31.34%) Perl
3 28 (20.90%) Python
4 24 (17.91%) PowerShell
5 16 (11.94%) PHP
6 15 (11.19%) Shell Script
7 9 (6.72%) Ruby
8 7 (5.22%) Java
9 6 (4.48%) SQL
10 5 (3.73%) AWK
10 5 (3.73%) sed
11 3 (2.24%) Bourne shell
11 3 (2.24%) C-shell
11 3 (2.24%) SystemTap
12 2 (1.49%) Tcl
12 2 (1.49%) VB
13 1 (0.75%) C++
13 1 (0.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (12.69%) SC Cleared
1 17 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.49%) RHCE
3 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.75%) RHCSA
3 1 (0.75%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 30 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.69%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.69%) Docker
3 10 (7.46%) KVM
4 7 (5.22%) NFS
5 6 (4.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (4.48%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.73%) Dovecot
6 5 (3.73%) Postfix
6 5 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.24%) GPFS
7 3 (2.24%) Samba
7 3 (2.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.49%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.49%) vSphere
8 2 (1.49%) XenServer
9 1 (0.75%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.75%) LXC
9 1 (0.75%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 57 (42.54%) Puppet
2 27 (20.15%) Ansible
3 21 (15.67%) Nagios
4 13 (9.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 10 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (5.22%) yum
7 6 (4.48%) HAProxy
8 5 (3.73%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (2.24%) Cobbler
9 3 (2.24%) FreeIPA
9 3 (2.24%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (1.49%) Salt
10 2 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.49%) systemd
11 1 (0.75%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.75%) Nessus
11 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.75%) OSSEC
11 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (63.43%) Red Hat
2 50 (37.31%) VMware
3 10 (7.46%) Sun
3 10 (7.46%) Veritas
4 9 (6.72%) HP
4 9 (6.72%) IBM
4 9 (6.72%) Oracle
5 8 (5.97%) Cisco
5 8 (5.97%) NetApp
6 7 (5.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.48%) EMC
7 6 (4.48%) Splunk
8 3 (2.24%) AppDynamics
8 3 (2.24%) BT
8 3 (2.24%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.24%) Symantec
9 2 (1.49%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.49%) Apple
9 2 (1.49%) Google
9 2 (1.49%) Juniper