Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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 Engineer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 83 74
Rank change year-on-year -9 -9 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 4 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.27% 0.63% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.67% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 16
Reading median daily rate £420 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -2.94% +18.22%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £241
90th Percentile £527 £500 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +25.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 1,342 1,189 1,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.86% 93.33% 90.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 702 726
Reading median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £190 £255 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £572
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 57 80
Reading median hourly rate £21.95 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.79% -3.45% -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.48 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.90 £40.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.35% -1.72% -32.71%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Reading

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Reading

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Reading over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in Reading

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (50.00%) HAProxy
3 2 (50.00%) OpenVPN
3 2 (50.00%) Route 53
3 2 (50.00%) MariaDB
3 2 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (50.00%) Btrfs
3 2 (50.00%) Consul
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (50.00%) CentOS
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon S3
3 2 (50.00%) LAMP
3 2 (50.00%) Fedora
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services

Linux Engineer 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (50.00%) Route 53
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) IPsec
1 2 (50.00%) OpenVPN
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MariaDB
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) CentOS
3 2 (50.00%) Fedora
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 2 (50.00%) Btrfs
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Consul
1 2 (50.00%) HAProxy
1 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Suricata
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Qualys
2 1 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (25.00%) VMware