The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Consultant
Rank 579 553 541
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 11 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.022% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
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£350 £375 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £365 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £447 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £375 £395
% change year-on-year
-18.00% -5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Linux Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Linux Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Consultant across the England region.

Linux Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Linux Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Linux Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Consultant across the England region.

Linux Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -20 2 £350 -12.60% 1
South West - 2 £475 -
London -9 1 £750 +82.92%
Linux Consultant
UK

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Linux Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
3 10 (37.04%) Windows
4 9 (33.33%) UNIX
4 9 (33.33%) VMware
4 9 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (29.63%) Migration
6 7 (25.93%) ITIL
6 7 (25.93%) Perl
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle
7 6 (22.22%) Apache
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) CentOS
8 5 (18.52%) SAP
8 5 (18.52%) SQL
8 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Performance Management
9 4 (14.81%) LAMP
9 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
9 4 (14.81%) Splunk
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
10 3 (11.11%) SAN
10 3 (11.11%) Middleware
10 3 (11.11%) Change Management
10 3 (11.11%) MySQL
10 3 (11.11%) AIX
10 3 (11.11%) PKI
10 3 (11.11%) Information Security
10 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (11.11%) Problem Management

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Linux Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) AquaLogic
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.70%) Drupal
3 1 (3.70%) WordPress
3 1 (3.70%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
2 2 (7.41%) FTP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) LDAP
3 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Ant
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) LAMP
2 3 (11.11%) Middleware
3 2 (7.41%) Java EE
3 2 (7.41%) Regular Expression
4 1 (3.70%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Open Source
2 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.70%) DTV
2 1 (3.70%) VLE
2 1 (3.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 9 (33.33%) UNIX
3 9 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (22.22%) CentOS
5 3 (11.11%) AIX
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Solaris
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) Debian
7 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Migration
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Management
4 3 (11.11%) Change Management
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security
4 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) Release Management
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) ERP
5 2 (7.41%) SOA
5 2 (7.41%) Network Management
5 2 (7.41%) High Availability
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Perl
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) PHP
3 2 (7.41%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) Korn
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) OCP
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (7.41%) RHCE
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.70%) Xen
4 1 (3.70%) Samba
4 1 (3.70%) KVM
4 1 (3.70%) Postfix
4 1 (3.70%) Sendmail
4 1 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (7.41%) OpenView
1 2 (7.41%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle
4 5 (18.52%) SAP
5 4 (14.81%) Splunk
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) Juniper
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) Sybase
7 1 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) 29West
7 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.70%) TIBCO