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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Consultant
Rank 547 579 570
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 74 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.040% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.042% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 12 13
Average daily rate £400 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £328 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £394 £406
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +42 58 £475 -19.14%
North East - 4 £320 -
Yorkshire +3 3 £375 -
South East -16 3 £475 -14.79% 1
West Midlands - 3 - -
North West - 3 £400 -
South West - 1 £250 -
Linux Consultant
UK

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 99 (100.00%) Linux
2 53 (53.54%) Red Hat
3 39 (39.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (33.33%) Puppet
5 32 (32.32%) DevOps
6 31 (31.31%) Solaris
7 29 (29.29%) Unix
8 28 (28.28%) Configuration Management
9 25 (25.25%) Veritas
10 24 (24.24%) Perl
10 24 (24.24%) Git (software)
11 21 (21.21%) Security Cleared
11 21 (21.21%) C
11 21 (21.21%) Ruby
12 20 (20.20%) AIX
12 20 (20.20%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (20.20%) GitHub
13 19 (19.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 19 (19.19%) Python
13 19 (19.19%) SQL
14 18 (18.18%) HAProxy
14 18 (18.18%) SC Cleared
15 16 (16.16%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (15.15%) Security Hardening
16 15 (15.15%) Artifactory
16 15 (15.15%) Docker
17 14 (14.14%) Sensu
17 14 (14.14%) logstash
17 14 (14.14%) Ceph
17 14 (14.14%) GitLab

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 14 (14.14%) nginx
2 12 (12.12%) Apache
3 7 (7.07%) IIS
3 7 (7.07%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.02%) JBoss
4 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.20%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (20.20%) GitHub
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) Kerberos
1 7 (7.07%) LDAP
2 6 (6.06%) SAN
2 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.04%) DNS
4 3 (3.03%) Firewall
4 3 (3.03%) HTTP
4 3 (3.03%) SSL
5 2 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.02%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.02%) VPN
5 2 (2.02%) WAN
6 1 (1.01%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.01%) IPsec
6 1 (1.01%) Skype
6 1 (1.01%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.05%) MySQL
2 5 (5.05%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
5 1 (1.01%) DB2
5 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 15 (15.15%) Artifactory
3 14 (14.14%) GitLab
4 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.06%) Subversion
6 1 (1.01%) JIRA
6 1 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.01%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (13.13%) Finance
2 10 (10.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.14%) Sensu
2 7 (7.07%) Middleware
3 5 (5.05%) LAMP
4 3 (3.03%) Software Packaging
5 2 (2.02%) .NET
5 2 (2.02%) POSIX
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.01%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.01%) SAML
6 1 (1.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.04%) Clustering
2 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.02%) iSeries
3 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.01%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.01%) HACMP
3 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (39.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (31.31%) Solaris
4 29 (29.29%) Unix
5 20 (20.20%) AIX
6 19 (19.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 14 (14.14%) CoreOS
8 8 (8.08%) Windows
9 7 (7.07%) CentOS
10 3 (3.03%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
11 2 (2.02%) Debian
11 2 (2.02%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) DevOps
2 28 (28.28%) Configuration Management
3 15 (15.15%) Security Hardening
4 11 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (9.09%) Open Source
6 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.08%) ITIL
7 6 (6.06%) Automated Testing
7 6 (6.06%) High Availability
7 6 (6.06%) Migration
8 5 (5.05%) Investment Management
8 5 (5.05%) Release Management
9 4 (4.04%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.03%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (3.03%) Validation
11 2 (2.02%) Capacity Management
11 2 (2.02%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.02%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.02%) SOA
11 2 (2.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.24%) Perl
2 21 (21.21%) C
2 21 (21.21%) Ruby
3 19 (19.19%) Python
3 19 (19.19%) SQL
4 14 (14.14%) Go
5 13 (13.13%) Bash Shell
6 11 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.06%) Korn
8 4 (4.04%) Java
9 2 (2.02%) C-shell
9 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 16 (16.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (14.14%) BC Cleared
4 14 (14.14%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) Degree
5 2 (2.02%) RHCE
6 1 (1.01%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.01%) RHCA
6 1 (1.01%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.15%) Docker
2 14 (14.14%) Ceph
2 14 (14.14%) GlusterFS
3 6 (6.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (6.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.05%) Veritas File System
5 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.02%) NFS
5 2 (2.02%) Samba
5 2 (2.02%) vCloud
6 1 (1.01%) HDFS
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (1.01%) SpamAssassin
6 1 (1.01%) Squid
6 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.01%) vSphere
6 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (33.33%) Puppet
2 18 (18.18%) HAProxy
3 14 (14.14%) Ansible
3 14 (14.14%) Graphite
3 14 (14.14%) Kubernetes
3 14 (14.14%) logstash
4 8 (8.08%) Nagios
4 8 (8.08%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.02%) Terraform
6 1 (1.01%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.01%) Cacti
6 1 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.01%) OVSD
6 1 (1.01%) Pacemaker
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.01%) SCCM
6 1 (1.01%) SCOM
6 1 (1.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 53 (53.54%) Red Hat
2 25 (25.25%) Veritas
3 12 (12.12%) VMware
4 11 (11.11%) Oracle
5 6 (6.06%) Mercator
5 6 (6.06%) Sun
6 5 (5.05%) Siebel
7 4 (4.04%) CenturyLink
8 3 (3.03%) Cisco
8 3 (3.03%) F5
8 3 (3.03%) HP
8 3 (3.03%) IBM
8 3 (3.03%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.02%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.02%) NetApp
9 2 (2.02%) New Relic
9 2 (2.02%) Opsware
10 1 (1.01%) EMC
10 1 (1.01%) SAP
10 1 (1.01%) Sybase