The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Consultant
Rank 246 236 247
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.041% 0.012% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.013% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £475 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £344
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Linux Consultant
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Linux Consultant
England

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (50.00%) Veritas
4 3 (50.00%) Solaris
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) UNIX
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (33.33%) Puppet
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) SUSE
5 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) AIX
5 2 (33.33%) Perl
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) Novell
6 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) NetApp
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Solaris
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) SUSE
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
3 1 (16.67%) Squid
3 1 (16.67%) Postfix
3 1 (16.67%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Veritas
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Novell
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle