Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 December 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 92 102
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 11 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.86% 0.61% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.68% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Reading median daily rate £463 £394 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.46% +36.96% +43.75%
10th Percentile £373 £288 £234
90th Percentile £535 £444 £349
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £469 £288
% change year-on-year -9.33% +63.04% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1197 1333 1861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.30% 90.56% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 706 1126
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £230 £223
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 74 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.45 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.25 £43.28 £48.38
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.88 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% -25.00% +14.29%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in Reading

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in Reading

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in Reading over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in Reading

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Reading region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
3 7 (63.64%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
4 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 5 (45.45%) DevOps
5 4 (36.36%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) Juniper
5 4 (36.36%) Change Control
5 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
5 4 (36.36%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (27.27%) Open Source
6 3 (27.27%) Unix
6 3 (27.27%) MySQL
7 2 (18.18%) Perl
7 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
7 2 (18.18%) HTTP
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
7 2 (18.18%) PaaS
7 2 (18.18%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (18.18%) Puppet
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (18.18%) Git (software)

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 1 (9.09%) JBoss
3 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) IaaS
1 2 (18.18%) PaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) HTTP
4 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (36.36%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps
1 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
2 4 (36.36%) Change Control
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat