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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Consultant
Rank 585 548 583
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 18 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.008% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.009% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 8
Average daily rate £450 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £337 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £457 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £344
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +16.36%
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
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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
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 19 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -24 16 £450 +26.76% 2
London -28 10 £450 +16.88%
South East -8 4 £475 +46.15%
Cambridgeshire -11 2 £450 -
East of England -31 2 £450 -
City of London - 2 £450 -
Cambridge 0 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (72.00%) Red Hat
3 16 (64.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (56.00%) UNIX
5 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
7 7 (28.00%) RHCE
7 7 (28.00%) SAN
7 7 (28.00%) VMware
7 7 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (24.00%) Open Source
8 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (24.00%) Veritas
8 6 (24.00%) Solaris
8 6 (24.00%) HP
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle
9 5 (20.00%) Project Management
9 5 (20.00%) Finance
9 5 (20.00%) Banking
10 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (16.00%) Puppet
10 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (16.00%) SUSE
10 4 (16.00%) Perl
10 4 (16.00%) IBM
10 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
11 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (12.00%) JBoss

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (12.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) Node.js
2 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (4.00%) CloudStack
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.00%) MPLS
3 1 (4.00%) NAS
3 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.00%) DB2
4 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) Redis
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
1 5 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) LAMP
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) JMX
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Open Source
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (64.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (56.00%) UNIX
4 6 (24.00%) Solaris
5 4 (16.00%) SUSE
6 2 (8.00%) CentOS
6 2 (8.00%) Windows
6 2 (8.00%) AIX
7 1 (4.00%) HPUX
7 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
5 1 (4.00%) E-business
5 1 (4.00%) ITSM
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
5 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (16.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) RHCE
3 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) ISEB
5 1 (4.00%) RHCA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) NFS
3 1 (4.00%) Samba
3 1 (4.00%) Postfix
3 1 (4.00%) Sendmail
3 1 (4.00%) XenServer
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (4.00%) Varnish
3 1 (4.00%) Squid
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
1 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (8.00%) Nagios
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Legato
3 1 (4.00%) Control-M
3 1 (4.00%) Munin
3 1 (4.00%) collectd
3 1 (4.00%) StatsD
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (4.00%) Cobbler
3 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) Veritas
3 6 (24.00%) HP
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (16.00%) IBM
6 3 (12.00%) JBoss
6 3 (12.00%) Novell
7 2 (8.00%) Percona
7 2 (8.00%) NetApp
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.00%) EMC
8 1 (4.00%) Citrix
8 1 (4.00%) SAP
8 1 (4.00%) TIBCO
8 1 (4.00%) Remedy
8 1 (4.00%) BMC
8 1 (4.00%) Foundry
8 1 (4.00%) Akamai
8 1 (4.00%) Rackspace
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