The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 123 126 145
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.082% 0.12% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.13% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£200 £300 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -14.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £309
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.50
Linux Administrator
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2223 2319 2768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.92% 91.70% 88.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 1047 1004
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 84 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £37.05 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Administrator across the Berkshire region.

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator across the Berkshire region.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 2 £200 -27.27% 1
Slough - - - - 3
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Linux Administrator
South East

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Administrator in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (60.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) PKI
5 1 (20.00%) Java SE
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
5 1 (20.00%) NFS
5 1 (20.00%) SNMP
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Apache
1 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) LDAP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) SMTP
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (20.00%) Trac
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Java SE
1 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) FreeBSD
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) KVM
2 1 (20.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Altiris