The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 April 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 Engineer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 103 113
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 14 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.73% 0.88% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.94% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 12
Median daily rate £380 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.10% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £145 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% +8.75%  

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 1783 2337 2622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.53% 93.48% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 1238 1369
Median daily rate £423 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 61 85
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £27.50 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Berkshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Berkshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in Berkshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Berkshire

Linux Engineer
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 Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +12 6 £420 +154.54% 3
Slough - 3 £340 -
Windsor 0 2 £575 +15.00%
Maidenhead - 1 £300 -
Newbury - 1 £425 -
Linux Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, Linux Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) DevOps
3 11 (47.83%) VMware
4 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 9 (39.13%) Puppet
5 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
5 8 (34.78%) Ansible
6 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (26.09%) Java
7 6 (26.09%) Nagios
8 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
8 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
8 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
8 5 (21.74%) CentOS
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
9 4 (17.39%) Docker
9 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) SUSE
9 4 (17.39%) Unix
9 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
9 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
10 3 (13.04%) EMC
10 3 (13.04%) UMTS

Linux Engineer 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 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (8.70%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) 2G
1 3 (13.04%) 3G
1 3 (13.04%) 4G
1 3 (13.04%) LTE
1 3 (13.04%) UMTS
2 2 (8.70%) 5G
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) GSM
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (8.70%) MariaDB
2 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) Bitbucket
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.35%) GitLab
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LAMP
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
2 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (21.74%) CentOS
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
5 4 (17.39%) SUSE
5 4 (17.39%) Unix
6 3 (13.04%) AIX
7 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.35%) Solaris
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) DevOps
2 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.70%) Application Performance Management
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Data Management
3 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Presales
4 1 (4.35%) Server Building
4 1 (4.35%) SOA
4 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
2 3 (13.04%) PHP
2 3 (13.04%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CCNA
1 2 (8.70%) CCNP
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
1 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) NFS
2 2 (8.70%) Samba
2 2 (8.70%) Squid
3 1 (4.35%) vCloud
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Puppet
2 8 (34.78%) Ansible
3 6 (26.09%) Nagios
4 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (8.70%) Consul
5 2 (8.70%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (8.70%) Pingdom
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (8.70%) Terraform
5 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
5 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Cobbler
6 1 (4.35%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) VMware
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.04%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
4 2 (8.70%) AppDynamics
4 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) PagerDuty
4 2 (8.70%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Talend