The first table below looks at the demand for the Linux Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Consultant
Rank 574 551 562
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 15 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.023% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.025% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
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£388 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £329 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £530 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Linux Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 July 2014.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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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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
England -2 15 £388 -8.82% 3
London -2 5 £331 -44.79%
South East -8 2 £400 +26.98%
South West -34 1 £291 - 3
Bristol - 1 £291 -
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Warrington - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Linux Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Red Hat
3 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (40.63%) UNIX
5 10 (31.25%) Perl
5 10 (31.25%) VMware
6 8 (25.00%) Migration
6 8 (25.00%) Oracle
7 7 (21.88%) Windows
7 7 (21.88%) ITIL
7 7 (21.88%) Apache
7 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
8 6 (18.75%) CentOS
8 6 (18.75%) Solaris
8 6 (18.75%) SAP
8 6 (18.75%) Finance
9 5 (15.63%) LAMP
9 5 (15.63%) SQL
9 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
9 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
9 5 (15.63%) RHCE
9 5 (15.63%) Veritas
9 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (15.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
9 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 4 (12.50%) Puppet
10 4 (12.50%) HP

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Linux Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.88%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) CloudStack
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.13%) Drupal
3 1 (3.13%) WordPress
3 1 (3.13%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Google App Engine
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) DHCP
1 3 (9.38%) DNS
1 3 (9.38%) SAN
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) LDAP
2 2 (6.25%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) MPLS
3 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Redis
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Ant
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) LAMP
2 2 (6.25%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.13%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.13%) Rendezvous
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Clustering
1 3 (9.38%) Open Source
2 2 (6.25%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
3 1 (3.13%) VLE
3 1 (3.13%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (40.63%) UNIX
4 7 (21.88%) Windows
5 6 (18.75%) Solaris
5 6 (18.75%) CentOS
6 4 (12.50%) AIX
7 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.13%) Android
8 1 (3.13%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (3.13%) HPUX
8 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.13%) SUSE
8 1 (3.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) ERP
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps
6 2 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security
6 2 (6.25%) Release Management
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Perl
2 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) Korn
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) RHCE
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) OCP
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (15.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
2 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (6.25%) Postfix
3 2 (6.25%) Sendmail
3 2 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (6.25%) NFS
4 1 (3.13%) Samba
4 1 (3.13%) Varnish
4 1 (3.13%) KVM
4 1 (3.13%) Squid
4 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.50%) Puppet
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Nagios
3 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) Munin
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.13%) Legato
4 1 (3.13%) Control-M
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (3.13%) collectd
4 1 (3.13%) StatsD
4 1 (3.13%) Opsview
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Red Hat
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 8 (25.00%) Oracle
4 6 (18.75%) SAP
5 5 (15.63%) Veritas
6 4 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) EMC
7 3 (9.38%) JBoss
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
8 2 (6.25%) NetApp
8 2 (6.25%) Splunk
8 2 (6.25%) Percona
8 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
9 1 (3.13%) Rackspace
9 1 (3.13%) Novell
9 1 (3.13%) BMC
9 1 (3.13%) Sybase
9 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (3.13%) Google
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