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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Consultant
Rank 596 570 564
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 32 39 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.076% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.080% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 11
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £287 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £588 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 26 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 28 £425 +6.25% 4
London +9 9 £500 -3.66%
South East -2 6 £400 +16.36% 1
Hampshire +9 4 £400 +16.36%
North West -21 4 £425 -24.44%
Scotland -7 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire -7 3 £375 - 1
Edinburgh -9 3 £375 -
Yorkshire -12 3 £375 - 3
East Midlands - 3 £438 -
Manchester - 3 £375 -
Berkshire +1 2 £413 - 1
Reading -12 2 £413 -
North East -23 2 - -
Derby - 2 £425 -
Derbyshire - 2 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
City of London +47 1 - -
Cheshire -4 1 £475 -15.55%
West Midlands -14 1 £263 -8.69%
Wolverhampton - 1 £263 -
Basingstoke - 1 £388 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £550 -
County Antrim - 1 £550 -

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 52 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (40.38%) Unix
3 20 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 18 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (28.85%) Finance
6 14 (26.92%) Oracle
6 14 (26.92%) Solaris
7 12 (23.08%) VMware
7 12 (23.08%) Puppet
8 11 (21.15%) Perl
9 10 (19.23%) Shell Script
9 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
9 10 (19.23%) DevOps
10 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (17.31%) Java
10 9 (17.31%) Python
10 9 (17.31%) Banking
10 9 (17.31%) Migration
11 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (15.38%) IBM
11 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (13.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (13.46%) Veritas
12 7 (13.46%) Sun
12 7 (13.46%) AIX
12 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
12 7 (13.46%) Ruby
13 6 (11.54%) Middleware

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (7.69%) Apache
1 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.85%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) JBoss
2 2 (3.85%) nginx
3 1 (1.92%) iPlanet
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) HTTP
1 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.69%) SAN
3 3 (5.77%) DNS
3 3 (5.77%) IPsec
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.85%) DHCP
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (3.85%) FTP
4 2 (3.85%) SSL
4 2 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Informix
3 1 (1.92%) KDB
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.62%) JIRA
3 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.77%) Bugzilla
4 3 (5.77%) Subversion
5 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.92%) Maven
6 1 (1.92%) NetBeans
General
1 15 (28.85%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Middleware
2 4 (7.69%) Software Packaging
3 2 (3.85%) POSIX
3 2 (3.85%) Servlets
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.92%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Clustering
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.85%) HACMP
3 2 (3.85%) iSeries
4 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (40.38%) Unix
3 18 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (26.92%) Solaris
5 7 (13.46%) AIX
6 4 (7.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (5.77%) CentOS
8 2 (3.85%) Windows
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.92%) SUSE
9 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
1 10 (19.23%) DevOps
2 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (17.31%) Migration
3 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
5 6 (11.54%) Open Source
6 5 (9.62%) High Availability
7 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.77%) ITIL
8 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
9 2 (3.85%) Kanban
9 2 (3.85%) Release Management
9 2 (3.85%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) Perl
2 10 (19.23%) Shell Script
3 9 (17.31%) Java
3 9 (17.31%) Python
4 7 (13.46%) Ruby
5 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.69%) C++
5 4 (7.69%) Korn
5 4 (7.69%) SQL
6 3 (5.77%) C#
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.92%) RHCE
4 1 (1.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (13.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Veritas File System
4 4 (7.69%) vCloud
5 2 (3.85%) Docker
5 2 (3.85%) GPFS
5 2 (3.85%) Xen
6 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Puppet
2 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.85%) yum
4 1 (1.92%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.92%) Netcool
4 1 (1.92%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.92%) Salt
4 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.92%) vMotion
4 1 (1.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 14 (26.92%) Oracle
3 12 (23.08%) VMware
4 8 (15.38%) IBM
5 7 (13.46%) Sun
5 7 (13.46%) Veritas
6 5 (9.62%) Siebel
7 4 (7.69%) HP
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco
8 3 (5.77%) Opsware
8 3 (5.77%) Rally
9 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.85%) F5
9 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.85%) Perforce
10 1 (1.92%) Axway
10 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.92%) Juniper
10 1 (1.92%) Sybase