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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 197 201 202
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.073% 0.032% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.035% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£413 £400 £523
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -23.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £380 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £358 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.29% +10.00%
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
5096 5792 5931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.01% 92.57% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 4236 4342
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 81 121
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £42.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Linux Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Perl
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) JBoss
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (33.33%) Puppet
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (33.33%) Splunk
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) Control-M

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (16.67%) Debian
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (16.67%) Control-M
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) Splunk
4 1 (16.67%) Veritas
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle