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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 265 246 236
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.022% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.024% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£488 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.79% +3.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £406
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
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
8790 8459 7868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.32% 91.87% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5225 4616 4110
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £200
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 401 403 531
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 3 August 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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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
Berkshire -1 1 £450 -
Hampshire -5 1 £525 +19.31%
Linux Specialist
England

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) Korn
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Puppet
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) FileNet

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (20.00%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITSM
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) Korn
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat