The median contractor rate for a Linux Consultant was £493 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux Consultant
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 588 603
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 23 60 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.11% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.12% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 35 14
Median daily rate £493 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £663 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Linux Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Linux Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Consultant over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Top 16 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 29 March 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
England +13 21 £465 -2.10% 1
South East +24 8 £448 -1.10%
London -6 7 £513 +5.67% 1
Surrey +4 4 £463 -2.63%
Hampshire - 3 £400 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £445 -
North West +30 2 £390 -8.23%
Cheshire +28 2 £390 -8.23%
North East -7 2 - -
Durham - 2 - -
East Midlands -5 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £550 -

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 45 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (44.44%) DevOps
3 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 14 (31.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (28.89%) Bash Shell
6 12 (26.67%) Python
7 11 (24.44%) Unix
7 11 (24.44%) Puppet
7 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
7 11 (24.44%) Ansible
7 11 (24.44%) Docker
7 11 (24.44%) Kubernetes
8 10 (22.22%) Migration
9 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (17.78%) SaltStack
11 7 (15.56%) Ruby
11 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
11 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
11 7 (15.56%) CentOS
11 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
11 7 (15.56%) VMware
12 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
12 6 (13.33%) Windows
12 6 (13.33%) AIX
12 6 (13.33%) Oracle
12 6 (13.33%) Veritas
12 6 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (13.33%) KVM
12 6 (13.33%) Storage Virtualisation

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.67%) JBoss
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) Confluence
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.67%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (6.67%) Route 53
3 3 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) GitHub
4 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) Office 365
4 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) Firewall
1 5 (11.11%) SAN
1 5 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (2.22%) AMQP
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (6.67%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.44%) Hudson
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.22%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) LAMP
1 2 (4.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) RESTful
2 1 (2.22%) Spring
2 1 (2.22%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Clustering
2 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) HACMP
4 1 (2.22%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (31.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (24.44%) Unix
4 7 (15.56%) CentOS
5 6 (13.33%) AIX
5 6 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.22%) Android
7 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.22%) Debian
7 1 (2.22%) Solaris
7 1 (2.22%) SUSE
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) DevOps
2 10 (22.22%) Migration
3 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.33%) Storage Virtualisation
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.67%) ITIL
6 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.44%) Information Security
7 2 (4.44%) Investment Management
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.44%) Scrum
7 2 (4.44%) Server Building
7 2 (4.44%) SIEM
7 2 (4.44%) Threat Management
7 2 (4.44%) Use Case
7 2 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (2.22%) Release Management
8 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) Bash Shell
2 12 (26.67%) Python
3 7 (15.56%) Ruby
4 5 (11.11%) Perl
5 4 (8.89%) Java
6 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) C#
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) CISSP
4 1 (2.22%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) RHCSA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Docker
2 6 (13.33%) KVM
2 6 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) Ansible
1 11 (24.44%) Kubernetes
1 11 (24.44%) Puppet
2 5 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.67%) Terraform
4 2 (4.44%) CFEngine
4 2 (4.44%) Nessus
5 1 (2.22%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.22%) Rancher
5 1 (2.22%) Salt
5 1 (2.22%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) SaltStack
2 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
2 7 (15.56%) VMware
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle
3 6 (13.33%) Veritas
4 4 (8.89%) SAP
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.67%) Siebel
5 3 (6.67%) Sybase
6 2 (4.44%) ArcSight
6 2 (4.44%) Splunk
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.22%) Sun
7 1 (2.22%) WorldPay