The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 247 245 233
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 6 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.070% 0.11% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.11% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate £400 £344 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +1.85%
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
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8034 8717 7813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.91% 93.76% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4854 4667 4070
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 421 454
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.28 £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 the South East

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

Linux Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Linux Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Linux Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Hampshire +7 4 £400 +16.36%
Berkshire -1 2 £413 - 1
Linux Consultant
England

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (25.00%) iSeries
5 2 (25.00%) Puppet
5 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) CentOS
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) Sun
5 2 (25.00%) POSIX
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Solaris
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
6 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) Java

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (12.50%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) POSIX
2 1 (12.50%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) iSeries
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) CentOS
4 2 (25.00%) Solaris
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Certification
1 1 (12.50%) RHCE
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Sun
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec