The median contractor rate for a Linux Systems Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 26 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 System Administrator
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 36 34
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 4 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.32% 1.99% 5.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 2.06% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 24
Median daily rate £325 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £333 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £419 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £369 £400
% change year-on-year +8.61% -7.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
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 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 284 339 447
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.04% 96.31% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 199 315
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 40
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.19 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Cambridge

Linux Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Cambridge

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Linux Systems 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 Systems 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 Systems 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