The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 115 122 132
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.31% 0.15% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.16% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate £475 £263 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.95% -13.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.29% -3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.53% -
Linux Systems Administrator
South East

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
2306 2473 2441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.75% 93.43% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1227 1226 1219
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 63 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £33.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Linux Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 6 £475 +44.81% 2
Linux Systems Administrator
South East

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Puppet
3 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (41.67%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) SaaS
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (33.33%) Ansible
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Data Management
5 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (16.67%) Nagios
6 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) High Availability
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (8.33%) collectd
7 1 (8.33%) Graphite
7 1 (8.33%) logstash

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) nginx
1 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) HTTP
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) SMTP
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
1 1 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (8.33%) MCollective
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Data Management
3 3 (25.00%) DevOps
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
2 4 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
2 1 (8.33%) qmail
2 1 (8.33%) Squid
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Puppet
2 4 (33.33%) Ansible
3 2 (16.67%) Nagios
4 1 (8.33%) Cacti
4 1 (8.33%) collectd
4 1 (8.33%) Ganglia
4 1 (8.33%) Graphite
4 1 (8.33%) logstash
4 1 (8.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) NetApp
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk