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 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Consultant
Rank 620 642 612
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 33 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.036% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.038% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 19
Median daily rate £550 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £388 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 21 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 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
England +29 31 £550 +17.33% 3
London +6 18 £571 +21.80% 1
South East +22 6 £525 +13.51% 1
Berkshire +3 4 £550 +7.31%
Cheshire - 4 £550 -
North West - 4 £550 -
City of London - 3 £440 -
Reading +23 2 £550 +22.22%
Slough - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Warrington - 2 £550 -
Hampshire +6 1 £500 +21.21%
South Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £390 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £475 -
Swansea - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
South West - 1 £475 - 1
Wales - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 78 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (51.28%) Red Hat
3 33 (42.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (28.21%) Puppet
5 19 (24.36%) Unix
6 18 (23.08%) Finance
7 17 (21.79%) Shell Script
8 15 (19.23%) Oracle
9 14 (17.95%) Windows
9 14 (17.95%) Solaris
10 13 (16.67%) Veritas
10 13 (16.67%) AIX
10 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 12 (15.38%) DevOps
11 12 (15.38%) Python
11 12 (15.38%) VMware
12 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (14.10%) RHCE
12 11 (14.10%) Red Hat Satellite
13 10 (12.82%) Bash Shell
13 10 (12.82%) Java
13 10 (12.82%) RHCA
14 9 (11.54%) Banking
14 9 (11.54%) C
14 9 (11.54%) Perl
14 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
14 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
14 9 (11.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared

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 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.26%) Apache
3 5 (6.41%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.56%) JBoss
7 1 (1.28%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.41%) GitHub
3 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) SSL
2 6 (7.69%) SAN
3 4 (5.13%) Firewall
4 3 (3.85%) BIG-IP
4 3 (3.85%) DNS
4 3 (3.85%) Internet
4 3 (3.85%) LDAP
4 3 (3.85%) SSH
4 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.56%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.56%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.28%) FTP
6 1 (1.28%) IPv6
6 1 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.28%) PuTTY
6 1 (1.28%) Skype
6 1 (1.28%) SMTP
6 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.85%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) DB2
5 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.28%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.13%) JIRA
4 3 (3.85%) Subversion
5 2 (2.56%) GitLab
5 2 (2.56%) MSI
5 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.28%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.28%) JConsole
6 1 (1.28%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.28%) VisualVM
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) International Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) Middleware
2 3 (3.85%) SAML
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
3 2 (2.56%) HTML5
3 2 (2.56%) LAMP
3 2 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.28%) JMS
4 1 (1.28%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.28%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.85%) Clustering
3 3 (3.85%) Wiki
4 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) iSeries
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (42.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (24.36%) Unix
4 14 (17.95%) Solaris
4 14 (17.95%) Windows
5 13 (16.67%) AIX
6 9 (11.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.13%) CentOS
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.85%) SUSE
8 3 (3.85%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.56%) VMS
10 1 (1.28%) Debian
10 1 (1.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) DevOps
2 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.26%) ITIL
4 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
4 7 (8.97%) Low Latency
5 5 (6.41%) Migration
5 5 (6.41%) Scrum
5 5 (6.41%) SIEM
6 4 (5.13%) Automated Testing
6 4 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.13%) Release Management
6 4 (5.13%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.13%) Validation
7 3 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.85%) Information Security
7 3 (3.85%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.85%) Threat Management
7 3 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) Shell Script
2 12 (15.38%) Python
3 10 (12.82%) Bash Shell
3 10 (12.82%) Java
4 9 (11.54%) C
4 9 (11.54%) Perl
5 7 (8.97%) SQL
6 6 (7.69%) Ruby
7 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.85%) C#
9 2 (2.56%) C-shell
9 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.56%) Korn
10 1 (1.28%) Go
10 1 (1.28%) Jython
10 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.10%) RHCE
3 10 (12.82%) RHCA
4 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.97%) RHCSA
5 7 (8.97%) RHCT
6 3 (3.85%) CISSP
7 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.85%) NFS
1 3 (3.85%) Samba
2 2 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) Docker
3 1 (1.28%) GPFS
3 1 (1.28%) HDFS
3 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.28%) RHEV
3 1 (1.28%) SpamAssassin
3 1 (1.28%) Squid
3 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.28%) vCloud
3 1 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.28%) vSphere
3 1 (1.28%) Xen
3 1 (1.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (28.21%) Puppet
2 11 (14.10%) Red Hat Satellite
3 8 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.13%) Ansible
4 4 (5.13%) Nessus
5 2 (2.56%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.56%) yum
6 1 (1.28%) Cacti
6 1 (1.28%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.28%) Control-M
6 1 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.28%) Nagios
6 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (51.28%) Red Hat
2 15 (19.23%) Oracle
3 13 (16.67%) Veritas
4 12 (15.38%) VMware
5 4 (5.13%) Mercator
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.85%) ArcSight
6 3 (3.85%) CommVault
6 3 (3.85%) F5
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco
7 2 (2.56%) IBM
8 1 (1.28%) BMC
8 1 (1.28%) Brocade
8 1 (1.28%) EMC
8 1 (1.28%) HP
8 1 (1.28%) Informatica
8 1 (1.28%) NetApp
8 1 (1.28%) PlateSpin
8 1 (1.28%) SAP
8 1 (1.28%) Siebel