The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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 Specialist
Rank 406 392 397
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 5 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.024% 0.062% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.066% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 7
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £270 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-14.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Linux Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20026 19682 20464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.69% 94.48% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14194 13942 13897
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 337 393
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Linux Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Linux Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Linux Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Linux Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Linux Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in London

Linux Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Linux Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 10 (50.00%) Mobile Computing
3 10 (50.00%) Ansible
3 10 (50.00%) Solaris
3 10 (50.00%) Middleware
4 9 (45.00%) Shell Script
4 9 (45.00%) Apache
4 9 (45.00%) Finance
4 9 (45.00%) SSH
4 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (40.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (40.00%) VMware
5 8 (40.00%) Nagios
5 8 (40.00%) Low Latency
5 8 (40.00%) Cobbler
6 7 (35.00%) CFEngine
6 7 (35.00%) RHCSA
6 7 (35.00%) RHCE
6 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (35.00%) Front Office
6 7 (35.00%) Python
6 7 (35.00%) MySQL
6 7 (35.00%) Squid
7 6 (30.00%) Service Management
7 6 (30.00%) Puppet
8 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (25.00%) IBM

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 9 (45.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) nginx
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) SSH
2 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) KDB
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (10.00%) CruiseControl
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Front Office
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) HHVM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Mobile Computing
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Solaris
3 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Unix
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 2 (10.00%) AIX
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Low Latency
2 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (30.00%) Service Management
4 4 (20.00%) DevOps
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Open Source
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Investment Management
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
7 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 9 (45.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (35.00%) Python
4 5 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (20.00%) Perl
5 4 (20.00%) PHP
6 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (5.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) RHCE
1 7 (35.00%) RHCSA
2 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (35.00%) Squid
3 3 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) Ansible
2 8 (40.00%) Cobbler
2 8 (40.00%) Nagios
3 7 (35.00%) CFEngine
4 6 (30.00%) Puppet
5 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) SolarWinds
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) EMC
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.00%) Splunk