The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 101 112
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 10 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.76% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.82% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 5
Median daily rate £575 £500 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +20.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £350 £378
% change year-on-year +14.42% -7.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year +22.22% -  

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 1677 2182 2279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.74% 92.73% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3044 4121 4069
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 296 377
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.25 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.88 £39.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 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 June 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 +19 4 £500 +29.03% 2
Windsor -2 4 £575 +15.00%
Slough +6 1 - - 2
Linux Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 19 (82.61%) Red Hat
3 14 (60.87%) Puppet
4 13 (56.52%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (52.17%) Python
6 11 (47.83%) Nagios
6 11 (47.83%) VMware
6 11 (47.83%) DevOps
7 10 (43.48%) Bash Shell
7 10 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (39.13%) CentOS
9 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (26.09%) Ruby
10 6 (26.09%) Data Management
10 6 (26.09%) NFS
10 6 (26.09%) EMC
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (26.09%) RHCE
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco
10 6 (26.09%) CCNP
10 6 (26.09%) CCNA
10 6 (26.09%) Perl
10 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (26.09%) Ansible
10 6 (26.09%) RHCSA
11 5 (21.74%) MySQL
12 4 (17.39%) ITIL
12 4 (17.39%) HP
12 4 (17.39%) SAN
12 4 (17.39%) Firewall

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 3 (13.04%) Apache
1 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
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 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.70%) MariaDB
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.35%) HBase
4 1 (4.35%) Impala
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
1 4 (17.39%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (17.39%) Subversion
2 3 (13.04%) Hudson
3 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LAMP
2 1 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) EMC VNX
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (39.13%) CentOS
4 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) Debian
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) DevOps
2 6 (26.09%) Data Management
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) ITSM
3 4 (17.39%) Task Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.35%) Business Development
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) Fault Management
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) MapReduce
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Python
2 10 (43.48%) Bash Shell
3 6 (26.09%) Perl
3 6 (26.09%) Ruby
4 3 (13.04%) PHP
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CCNA
1 6 (26.09%) CCNP
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (26.09%) RHCE
1 6 (26.09%) RHCSA
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) NFS
3 4 (17.39%) vSphere
4 2 (8.70%) Docker
4 2 (8.70%) Samba
4 2 (8.70%) Squid
5 1 (4.35%) Apache Flume
5 1 (4.35%) HDFS
5 1 (4.35%) KVM
5 1 (4.35%) Xen
5 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) Puppet
2 13 (56.52%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (47.83%) Nagios
4 6 (26.09%) Ansible
4 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (17.39%) vCenter Server
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (4.35%) Ambari
7 1 (4.35%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (4.35%) Oozie
7 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Red Hat
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) EMC
4 4 (17.39%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) Cloudera
6 1 (4.35%) Hortonworks
6 1 (4.35%) MapR
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy