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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Consultant
Rank 551 544 555
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 29 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.078% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.083% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 11
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £286 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Linux Consultant
UK

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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London -7 9 £500 -3.66% 1
South East -2 6 £400 +16.36% 2
North West -18 4 £425 -24.44%
East Midlands - 4 £438 -
Yorkshire -7 3 £375 - 3
North East -23 2 - -
West Midlands -17 1 £263 -8.69%
Linux Consultant
UK

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (45.24%) Red Hat
3 17 (40.48%) Unix
4 15 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (33.33%) Oracle
5 14 (33.33%) Solaris
6 11 (26.19%) Perl
7 10 (23.81%) VMware
7 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
7 10 (23.81%) Puppet
8 8 (19.05%) DevOps
8 8 (19.05%) Finance
9 7 (16.67%) Veritas
9 7 (16.67%) Sun
9 7 (16.67%) Java
9 7 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (14.29%) Veritas File System
10 6 (14.29%) Open Source
10 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
10 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
11 5 (11.90%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (11.90%) Migration
11 5 (11.90%) AIX
11 5 (11.90%) Siebel

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (4.76%) Apache
1 2 (4.76%) JBoss
1 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) iPlanet
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) SAN
2 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) SSL
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) IPsec
4 1 (2.38%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Informix
3 1 (2.38%) KDB
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 3 (7.14%) Subversion
4 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.38%) Maven
5 1 (2.38%) NetBeans
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Software Packaging
2 3 (7.14%) Middleware
3 2 (4.76%) POSIX
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) Swing
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) iSeries
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (40.48%) Unix
3 15 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (33.33%) Solaris
5 5 (11.90%) AIX
6 4 (9.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (7.14%) CentOS
8 2 (4.76%) Windows
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (2.38%) SUSE
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) DevOps
2 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (14.29%) Open Source
4 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
4 5 (11.90%) High Availability
4 5 (11.90%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Release Management
6 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Perl
2 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) Python
5 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
5 4 (9.52%) C++
5 4 (9.52%) Korn
5 4 (9.52%) SQL
6 3 (7.14%) C#
6 3 (7.14%) Ruby
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Certification
4 1 (2.38%) RHCE
4 1 (2.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 7 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (14.29%) Veritas File System
2 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Puppet
2 5 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.76%) yum
4 1 (2.38%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.38%) Netcool
4 1 (2.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (2.38%) Salt
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.38%) vMotion
4 1 (2.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Red Hat
2 14 (33.33%) Oracle
3 10 (23.81%) VMware
4 7 (16.67%) Sun
4 7 (16.67%) Veritas
5 5 (11.90%) Siebel
6 4 (9.52%) HP
6 4 (9.52%) IBM
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco
7 3 (7.14%) Opsware
7 3 (7.14%) Rally
8 2 (4.76%) F5
8 2 (4.76%) Perforce
9 1 (2.38%) Axway
9 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.38%) Juniper
9 1 (2.38%) McAfee
9 1 (2.38%) Symantec