The median contractor rate for a Linux Support was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 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 Support
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 112 127
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 1 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.053% 0.48% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.51% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £318 £150 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +111.66% -57.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £255 £295
% change year-on-year -1.96% -13.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £8.50 £37.09
% change year-on-year +105.88% -77.07%  

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 1754 2331 2653
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.56% 93.54% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 1241 1397
Median daily rate £420 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 62 85
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -24.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Linux Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support in Berkshire

Linux Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Support in Berkshire

Linux Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Support in Berkshire

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, Linux Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) SUSE
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Unix

Linux Support 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) SUSE
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) IBM