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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 237 251 247
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 15 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 7
Median daily rate £488 £356 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £319 £368
% change year-on-year
+49.01% -13.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7888 9239 8617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.79% 94.72% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4784 5565 4753
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 433 456
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +24 12 £475 +33.33% 1
Berkshire - 2 £550 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Linux Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (76.67%) Red Hat
2 23 (76.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
4 14 (46.67%) VMware
5 13 (43.33%) Puppet
6 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
6 11 (36.67%) Oracle
7 9 (30.00%) DevOps
7 9 (30.00%) Perl
8 8 (26.67%) AIX
8 8 (26.67%) Clustering
8 8 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
9 7 (23.33%) Windows
9 7 (23.33%) DV Cleared
9 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
9 7 (23.33%) Docker
10 6 (20.00%) High Availability
10 6 (20.00%) KVM
10 6 (20.00%) Compliance Management
10 6 (20.00%) Java
10 6 (20.00%) SQL
10 6 (20.00%) HP
10 6 (20.00%) EMC
10 6 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (20.00%) RHCE
10 6 (20.00%) SAN
10 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
10 6 (20.00%) Oracle RAC

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 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.67%) JBoss
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Firewall
1 6 (20.00%) SAN
2 5 (16.67%) SSL
3 4 (13.33%) IPv6
3 4 (13.33%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (10.00%) SNMP
5 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.67%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (16.67%) DB2
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Artifactory
1 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (6.67%) Gradle
1 2 (6.67%) Maven
1 2 (6.67%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (13.33%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (6.67%) Spring
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (6.67%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (3.33%) AS400
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (76.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (26.67%) AIX
4 7 (23.33%) Windows
5 2 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (6.67%) Unix
6 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) DevOps
2 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
3 6 (20.00%) Compliance Management
3 6 (20.00%) High Availability
3 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Patch Management
4 4 (13.33%) SOA
4 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) ITSM
6 2 (6.67%) Release Management
6 2 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (3.33%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) Line Management
7 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Perl
2 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
3 6 (20.00%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Docker
2 6 (20.00%) KVM
2 6 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.00%) vSphere
5 2 (6.67%) NFS
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) Puppet
2 6 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Red Hat
2 14 (46.67%) VMware
3 11 (36.67%) Oracle
4 6 (20.00%) EMC
4 6 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) Informatica
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Cloudera