The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 36 - 39
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 5 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.79% - 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% - 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +14.28% +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -42.70% +21.51%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 280 225 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 100.00% 95.34% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 172 242
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 26
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in Oxford

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in Oxford

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in Oxford over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in Oxford

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Oxford region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Python
2 7 (70.00%) Puppet
3 5 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (50.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (40.00%) Replication
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) Network Security
4 4 (40.00%) CentOS
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (40.00%) GitHub
4 4 (40.00%) IPv4
4 4 (40.00%) IPv6
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) MySQL
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) Docker
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 3 (30.00%) Debian
5 3 (30.00%) Ruby
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (10.00%) SELinux
7 1 (10.00%) HAProxy

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) IPv4
1 4 (40.00%) IPv6
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
1 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (50.00%) Subversion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) CentOS
3 3 (30.00%) Debian
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (10.00%) Java
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Puppet
2 5 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
3 1 (10.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) Isilon