The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire 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 Administrator
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 118 132
Rank change year-on-year +32 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 13 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.71% 0.36% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.39% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
Median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £337 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £343
% change year-on-year +9.58% +6.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -42.70% +21.51%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1708 2303 2739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.38% 92.68% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 1188 1408
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 76 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in Berkshire

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in Berkshire

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in Berkshire

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in Berkshire

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the Berkshire 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
Reading +14 4 £431 +23.21% 5
Bracknell +5 4 - -
Slough - 3 £340 - 2
Windsor - 2 £550 - 1
Linux Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Linux 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 Berkshire region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (86.96%) Red Hat
3 14 (60.87%) Puppet
4 12 (52.17%) CentOS
4 12 (52.17%) Python
4 12 (52.17%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (47.83%) VMware
6 10 (43.48%) Nagios
7 8 (34.78%) Firewall
7 8 (34.78%) EMC
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco
7 8 (34.78%) CCNP
7 8 (34.78%) CCNA
7 8 (34.78%) Bash Shell
7 8 (34.78%) Data Management
7 8 (34.78%) Ruby
7 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (34.78%) DevOps
8 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (26.09%) NFS
9 6 (26.09%) Ansible
10 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
10 4 (17.39%) HP
10 4 (17.39%) ITSM
10 4 (17.39%) Hudson
10 4 (17.39%) SAN
11 3 (13.04%) Subversion
11 3 (13.04%) GitHub

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) GitHub
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
1 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
1 2 (8.70%) MariaDB
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Hudson
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (8.70%) Electronics
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) CentOS
3 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Data Management
1 8 (34.78%) DevOps
2 4 (17.39%) ITSM
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Python
2 8 (34.78%) Bash Shell
2 8 (34.78%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) CCNA
1 8 (34.78%) CCNP
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) RHCE
2 2 (8.70%) RHCSA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) NFS
3 2 (8.70%) Docker
3 2 (8.70%) Samba
3 2 (8.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) Puppet
2 12 (52.17%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (43.48%) Nagios
4 6 (26.09%) Ansible
4 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Red Hat
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 8 (34.78%) EMC
4 4 (17.39%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) Tableau
6 1 (4.35%) Talend
Slough
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Rate: £300 - £360 per day
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