The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank - 184 201
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.078% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.082% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Average daily rate - £341 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Linux Specialist
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Linux Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Specialist across the City of London region.

Linux Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Linux Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Specialist in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
2 6 (85.71%) Ansible
3 5 (71.43%) CFEngine
3 5 (71.43%) Mobile Computing
3 5 (71.43%) Solaris
3 5 (71.43%) RHCSA
3 5 (71.43%) Squid
3 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (71.43%) SSH
3 5 (71.43%) Apache
3 5 (71.43%) MySQL
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) RHCE
3 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
3 5 (71.43%) Middleware
3 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
4 4 (57.14%) Nagios
4 4 (57.14%) IBM
4 4 (57.14%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 4 (57.14%) Front Office
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) SolarWinds
4 4 (57.14%) Low Latency
4 4 (57.14%) Cobbler
5 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (14.29%) Docker

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Linux Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) SSH
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) MySQL
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) Low Latency
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) RHCE
1 5 (71.43%) RHCSA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Squid
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Ansible
2 5 (71.43%) CFEngine
3 4 (57.14%) Cobbler
3 4 (57.14%) Nagios
4 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (14.29%) Puppet
4 1 (14.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
1 4 (57.14%) SolarWinds
1 4 (57.14%) VMware