Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 26 July 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 46 42
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 4 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.64% 2.66% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 2.76% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 30
Cambridge median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -16.13%
10th Percentile £273 £327 £250
90th Percentile £378 £506 £414
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 584 724 813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.04% 96.28% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 438 545
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £180 £233 £225
90th Percentile £501 £538 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 54 69
Cambridge median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +82.93% -43.84%
10th Percentile £11.82 £12.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.15 £54.88 £44.60
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.90 £35.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -43.14% +89.19% -26.00%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in Cambridge

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in Cambridge

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in Cambridge

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Cambridge region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Debian
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (50.00%) MediaWiki
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (25.00%) IMAP
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Bioinformatics

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Mozilla Thunderbird
1 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) IMAP
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Debian
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Bioinformatics
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp