Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 147 165
Rank change year-on-year +6 +18 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 20 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.58% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.63% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 11
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +24.14% +16.00%
10th Percentile £330 £350 £250
90th Percentile £520 £530 £510
South East median daily rate £394 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.56% +14.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3747 3954 4661
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.91% 92.28% 92.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 2138 2528
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 187 242
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.28 £46.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 14 £475 +22.58% 2
Slough - 2 £300 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Linux Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) Oracle
4 9 (45.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) MySQL
5 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (35.00%) DevOps
6 6 (30.00%) Puppet
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 6 (30.00%) Unix
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 5 (25.00%) Patch Management
7 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (20.00%) Ansible
8 4 (20.00%) Open Source
8 4 (20.00%) Change Control
8 4 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (20.00%) Ruby
8 4 (20.00%) Python
8 4 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (20.00%) Citrix
8 4 (20.00%) Juniper
8 4 (20.00%) Perl
8 4 (20.00%) Windows

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 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (10.00%) Apache
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Pig
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
4 1 (5.00%) Confluence
4 1 (5.00%) JBoss
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) IaaS
1 3 (15.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) HTTP
5 2 (10.00%) LDAP
6 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) MySQL
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) DB2
4 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.00%) HBase
4 1 (5.00%) Impala
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) Hudson
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Artifactory
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (10.00%) LAMP
3 1 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Unix
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) CentOS
6 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.00%) Debian
7 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) DevOps
2 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 4 (20.00%) Change Control
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Business Development
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Fault Management
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
5 1 (5.00%) MapReduce
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) Server Building
5 1 (5.00%) Test Management
5 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Perl
1 4 (20.00%) Python
1 4 (20.00%) Ruby
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Master's Degree
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.00%) Xen
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Flume
2 1 (5.00%) HDFS
2 1 (5.00%) KVM
2 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Puppet
2 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (20.00%) Ansible
4 3 (15.00%) Nagios
5 1 (5.00%) Ambari
5 1 (5.00%) Cobbler
5 1 (5.00%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (5.00%) Oozie
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Cloudera
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Hortonworks
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) MapR
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) Sun