The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 223 247 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 23 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.17% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 0
Average daily rate £350 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
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 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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Linux Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux Specialist
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 Specialist across the South East region.

Linux Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Linux Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Linux Specialist
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 Specialist across the South East region.

Linux Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Specialist
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 Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 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
Surrey - 13 - -
Hampshire -1 6 £420 -1.17%
West Sussex - 4 £300 - 1
Linux Specialist
England

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 43 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (86.05%) Windows
3 35 (81.40%) SQL
3 35 (81.40%) IBM
3 35 (81.40%) iSeries
4 34 (79.07%) VMware
5 30 (69.77%) Data Centre
6 29 (67.44%) Incident Management
6 29 (67.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (67.44%) Change Management
6 29 (67.44%) AS400
6 29 (67.44%) Cisco
6 29 (67.44%) Tivoli
6 29 (67.44%) Citrix
6 29 (67.44%) DB2
7 9 (20.93%) Unix
8 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
8 6 (13.95%) AIX
8 6 (13.95%) Solaris
8 6 (13.95%) Oracle
8 6 (13.95%) Sun
8 6 (13.95%) POSIX
8 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (11.63%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
9 5 (11.63%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (11.63%) ITIL
10 4 (9.30%) Project Management
10 4 (9.30%) Driving Licence
11 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (67.44%) DB2
2 5 (11.63%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 35 (81.40%) iSeries
2 30 (69.77%) Data Centre
3 29 (67.44%) AS400
4 4 (9.30%) Driving Licence
5 3 (6.98%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (86.05%) Windows
3 29 (67.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (20.93%) Unix
5 6 (13.95%) AIX
5 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (13.95%) Solaris
6 5 (11.63%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Change Management
1 29 (67.44%) Incident Management
2 5 (11.63%) ITIL
3 4 (9.30%) Project Management
4 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.65%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (81.40%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) IBM Certification
1 2 (4.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (67.44%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (81.40%) IBM
2 34 (79.07%) VMware
3 29 (67.44%) Cisco
3 29 (67.44%) Citrix
4 6 (13.95%) Oracle
4 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
4 6 (13.95%) Sun
5 3 (6.98%) SAP
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft