The table below looks at the statistics 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Consultant
Rank 595 583 570
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 18 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.025% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.027% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £252 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
50665 48981 46333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32010 29890 26848
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1968 2163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 2015.

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 15 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 7 July 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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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 -19 13 £400 - 1
London 0 6 £500 - 1
Edinburgh +1 3 £338 -15.62%
Scotland -2 3 £338 -15.62%
East of England -2 3 £355 +67.05%
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £355 -
North East - 2 - -
Bristol -1 1 £210 -27.71%
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - -
South West -13 1 £210 -27.71%
South East -17 1 £515 +28.75%
Kent - 1 £515 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £310 -

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 37 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (45.95%) Red Hat
2 17 (45.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (27.03%) UNIX
4 8 (21.62%) Finance
5 6 (16.22%) Debian
6 5 (13.51%) Firewall
7 4 (10.81%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) LAMP
7 4 (10.81%) Banking
7 4 (10.81%) Windows
7 4 (10.81%) Java
7 4 (10.81%) Perl
7 4 (10.81%) MySQL
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 4 (10.81%) Apache
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco
7 4 (10.81%) Puppet
7 4 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (10.81%) DevOps
8 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
8 3 (8.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
8 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.11%) Python
8 3 (8.11%) LDAP
8 3 (8.11%) SQL
8 3 (8.11%) AIX

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 4 (10.81%) Apache
2 3 (8.11%) JBoss
3 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) LDAP
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Ant
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) LAMP
2 3 (8.11%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
3 2 (5.41%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) Flash
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) HACMP
1 3 (8.11%) Clustering
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (45.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (27.03%) UNIX
4 6 (16.22%) Debian
5 4 (10.81%) Windows
6 3 (8.11%) AIX
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) Migration
1 4 (10.81%) DevOps
2 3 (8.11%) Information Security
2 3 (8.11%) Project Management
3 2 (5.41%) Service Management
3 2 (5.41%) Change Management
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) Build Automation
4 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Release Management
4 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Java
1 4 (10.81%) Perl
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) Snort
3 1 (2.70%) Xen
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.70%) Dovecot
3 1 (2.70%) KVM
3 1 (2.70%) iptables
3 1 (2.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Puppet
1 4 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) Salt
2 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.70%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.70%) Nagios
2 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.70%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Veritas
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) Informatica
4 2 (5.41%) Symantec
4 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
5 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.70%) Sybase
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Juniper
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