The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Linux Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Specialist
England / South East
Rank 231 238 249
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 11 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 13
Median daily rate £430 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £425 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
7116 8310 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.57% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4154 5083 4898
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 389 429
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Linux Specialist in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +18 11 £430 +7.50%
Linux Specialist
England

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Linux Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (81.25%) Red Hat
2 13 (81.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
5 8 (50.00%) Unix
6 7 (43.75%) VMware
7 6 (37.50%) JBoss
7 6 (37.50%) Puppet
8 5 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
9 4 (25.00%) Cobbler
9 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (25.00%) RHCE
10 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
10 3 (18.75%) Splunk
11 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
11 2 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (12.50%) Smart Meter
11 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
11 2 (12.50%) ITIL
11 2 (12.50%) Oracle
11 2 (12.50%) SOA
11 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (12.50%) IBM
11 2 (12.50%) Project Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) JBoss
2 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (6.25%) Apache Geronimo
5 1 (6.25%) Apache TomEE
5 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (6.25%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (81.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (50.00%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
3 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Server Hardening
3 1 (6.25%) Service Design
3 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
2 4 (25.00%) Cobbler
2 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Red Hat
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Splunk
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Arqiva
5 1 (6.25%) Cloudera