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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Consultant
Rank 249 239 242
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.030% 0.043% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.047% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£420 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.05% +12.50%
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
9089 8546 7864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.37% 91.86% 92.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5042 4732 3932
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 460 620
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Linux Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2015. 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
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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
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £325 -
Kent - 1 £515 -
Linux Consultant
England

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) LAMP
2 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 7 (50.00%) MySQL
3 5 (35.71%) UNIX
4 4 (28.57%) Veritas
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 4 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Clustering
5 3 (21.43%) AIX
5 3 (21.43%) HACMP
6 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 2 (14.29%) SAN
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
7 1 (7.14%) Samba
7 1 (7.14%) SSH
7 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (7.14%) Xen
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) NAS
7 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (7.14%) Veritas File System
7 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Intranet
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) FTP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
1 3 (21.43%) HACMP
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (7.14%) Samba
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Xen
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas File System
2 1 (7.14%) iptables
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Veritas
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Sun