The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 24 April 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 Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 67 64
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 5 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.76% 1.37% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.50% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 6
Median daily rate £420 £165 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +154.54% -52.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £145 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £500 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £355
% change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% +8.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 611 936 969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 92.44% 91.67% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 516 518
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.67% +1.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.70 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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 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 24 April 2017, Linux Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (37.50%) Ansible
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) UMTS
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) 2G
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) 3G
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) LTE
4 2 (25.00%) 4G
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) Puppet
5 1 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) 5G
5 1 (12.50%) GitLab
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
5 1 (12.50%) Presales
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (12.50%) vCloud
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) 2G
1 2 (25.00%) 3G
1 2 (25.00%) 4G
1 2 (25.00%) LTE
1 2 (25.00%) UMTS
2 1 (12.50%) 5G
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) GSM
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) GitLab
3 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Presales
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) vCloud
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (12.50%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Talend
3 1 (12.50%) VMware