The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Linux Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Consultant
Rank 624 640 592
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 37 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.038% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.040% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 21
Median daily rate £500 £456 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £369 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £463 £438
% change year-on-year
-9.45% +5.71%
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 across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Linux Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Linux Consultant in the job title.

Linux Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Consultant within the UK.

Linux Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Linux Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Consultant within the UK.

Linux Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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
England +17 34 £500 +11.11% 3
London +8 15 £525 +15.06% 1
South East +19 7 £400 -13.51% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £363 -
Hampshire +3 4 £419 +1.51%
City of London - 4 £440 -
Leeds - 4 £363 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £363 -
Berkshire +7 2 - -
Norwich - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Slough - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 - -
South West +11 1 £475 +126.19%
West Midlands -33 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Powys - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, Linux Consultant 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 featuring Linux Consultant in the job title.

1 102 (100.00%) Linux
2 54 (52.94%) Red Hat
3 44 (43.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (32.35%) Puppet
5 27 (26.47%) Unix
6 26 (25.49%) DevOps
7 24 (23.53%) Solaris
8 21 (20.59%) C
8 21 (20.59%) Veritas
9 20 (19.61%) Configuration Management
9 20 (19.61%) SQL
9 20 (19.61%) AIX
9 20 (19.61%) Python
10 19 (18.63%) Perl
10 19 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (17.65%) Git (software)
11 18 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 18 (17.65%) Finance
12 17 (16.67%) Ruby
13 16 (15.69%) SC Cleared
13 16 (15.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 15 (14.71%) Shell Script
15 14 (13.73%) Windows
16 13 (12.75%) Apache
16 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (12.75%) GitHub
17 12 (11.76%) HAProxy
17 12 (11.76%) Bash Shell
17 12 (11.76%) Banking
17 12 (11.76%) VMware

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 13 (12.75%) Apache
2 12 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.82%) nginx
4 5 (4.90%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.92%) IIS
6 3 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.96%) JBoss
7 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.98%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.98%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.63%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (12.75%) GitHub
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) LDAP
2 7 (6.86%) SSL
3 6 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 6 (5.88%) SAN
4 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.94%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.94%) DNS
5 3 (2.94%) Firewall
5 3 (2.94%) Internet
5 3 (2.94%) SSH
6 2 (1.96%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.96%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.96%) Skype
6 2 (1.96%) WAN
7 1 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.98%) IPv6
7 1 (0.98%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.98%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.90%) MySQL
3 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.96%) DB2
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.98%) Big Data
5 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.98%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.78%) GitLab
3 10 (9.80%) Artifactory
4 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.88%) Subversion
6 3 (2.94%) JIRA
7 2 (1.96%) MSI
7 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.98%) JConsole
8 1 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.98%) VisualVM
General
1 18 (17.65%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) International Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) Sensu
2 6 (5.88%) Middleware
3 5 (4.90%) LAMP
4 3 (2.94%) SAML
5 2 (1.96%) HTML
5 2 (1.96%) HTML5
5 2 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.98%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.98%) JMS
6 1 (0.98%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.98%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
1 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.94%) Wiki
3 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.96%) Clustering
3 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.98%) CLARiiON
4 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.98%) FMCG
4 1 (0.98%) HACMP
4 1 (0.98%) iSeries
4 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 102 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (43.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (26.47%) Unix
4 24 (23.53%) Solaris
5 20 (19.61%) AIX
6 16 (15.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 14 (13.73%) Windows
8 9 (8.82%) CoreOS
9 6 (5.88%) CentOS
9 6 (5.88%) Windows Server
10 3 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.94%) SUSE
10 3 (2.94%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.96%) Debian
11 2 (1.96%) VMS
12 1 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.98%) HPUX
12 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.49%) DevOps
2 20 (19.61%) Configuration Management
3 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.80%) Security Hardening
5 7 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (6.86%) ITIL
6 6 (5.88%) Migration
7 5 (4.90%) Investment Management
7 5 (4.90%) Scrum
7 5 (4.90%) Validation
8 4 (3.92%) Automated Testing
8 4 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.92%) Low Latency
8 4 (3.92%) Open Source
8 4 (3.92%) Release Management
8 4 (3.92%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.94%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (2.94%) TDD
10 2 (1.96%) Unit Testing
10 2 (1.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.59%) C
2 20 (19.61%) Python
2 20 (19.61%) SQL
3 19 (18.63%) Perl
4 17 (16.67%) Ruby
5 15 (14.71%) Shell Script
6 12 (11.76%) Bash Shell
7 10 (9.80%) Java
8 9 (8.82%) Go
9 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.94%) C#
10 3 (2.94%) Korn
11 2 (1.96%) C-shell
11 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.98%) Jython
12 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.69%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (8.82%) BC Cleared
4 9 (8.82%) DV Cleared
5 8 (7.84%) RHCE
6 7 (6.86%) RHCA
7 4 (3.92%) RHCSA
7 4 (3.92%) RHCT
8 1 (0.98%) CISSP
8 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) QA
1 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.78%) Docker
2 9 (8.82%) Ceph
2 9 (8.82%) etcd
2 9 (8.82%) flannel
2 9 (8.82%) GlusterFS
3 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.92%) NFS
4 3 (2.94%) Samba
5 2 (1.96%) vCloud
5 2 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.96%) vSphere
5 2 (1.96%) Xen
6 1 (0.98%) GPFS
6 1 (0.98%) HDFS
6 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.98%) RHEV
6 1 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (32.35%) Puppet
2 12 (11.76%) HAProxy
3 11 (10.78%) Ansible
4 9 (8.82%) Graphite
4 9 (8.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (8.82%) Kubernetes
4 9 (8.82%) logstash
4 9 (8.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (8.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 9 (8.82%) rkt
5 7 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (4.90%) Nagios
7 2 (1.96%) Nessus
7 2 (1.96%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.96%) yum
8 1 (0.98%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.98%) Pacemaker
8 1 (0.98%) Terraform
8 1 (0.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 54 (52.94%) Red Hat
2 21 (20.59%) Veritas
3 12 (11.76%) Oracle
3 12 (11.76%) VMware
4 4 (3.92%) F5
4 4 (3.92%) Mercator
5 3 (2.94%) CenturyLink
5 3 (2.94%) CommVault
5 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco
6 2 (1.96%) EMC
6 2 (1.96%) IBM
6 2 (1.96%) NetApp
6 2 (1.96%) SAP
7 1 (0.98%) BMC
7 1 (0.98%) Brocade
7 1 (0.98%) HP
7 1 (0.98%) Informatica
7 1 (0.98%) PlateSpin
7 1 (0.98%) Sybase