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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Consultant
Rank 585 559 587
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 14 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.029% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
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£400 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.08% +10.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £368 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £447 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +6.96%
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
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 16 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 21 August 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 -13 14 £400 -5.88%
London +7 5 £331 -25.97%
South East 0 2 £400 -0.12%
South West - 2 £383 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £291 -
Gloucester - 1 £475 -
North West - 1 - -
Chertsey - - - -
Reading - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
3 11 (40.74%) Perl
4 10 (37.04%) VMware
4 10 (37.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (29.63%) Migration
6 7 (25.93%) ITIL
6 7 (25.93%) UNIX
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) Apache
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle
7 6 (22.22%) SAP
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (22.22%) CentOS
8 5 (18.52%) SQL
8 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
9 4 (14.81%) AIX
9 4 (14.81%) Solaris
9 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (14.81%) HP
9 4 (14.81%) LAMP
9 4 (14.81%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (11.11%) JBoss
10 3 (11.11%) ERP
10 3 (11.11%) DHCP
10 3 (11.11%) DNS
10 3 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (11.11%) EMC

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (25.93%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.70%) Drupal
2 1 (3.70%) WordPress
2 1 (3.70%) Moodle
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) DHCP
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) Kerberos
3 2 (7.41%) LDAP
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) MPLS
4 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Ant
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) LAMP
2 2 (7.41%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.70%) Rendezvous
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.41%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Open Source
2 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.70%) DTV
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) VLE
2 1 (3.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (25.93%) UNIX
3 7 (25.93%) Windows
4 6 (22.22%) CentOS
5 4 (14.81%) Solaris
5 4 (14.81%) AIX
6 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.70%) Android
7 1 (3.70%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (3.70%) HPUX
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) SUSE
7 1 (3.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Migration
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) ERP
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Release Management
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Perl
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) Korn
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) OCP
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (7.41%) RHCE
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (11.11%) vSphere
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (7.41%) Postfix
4 2 (7.41%) Sendmail
4 2 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (7.41%) NFS
5 1 (3.70%) KVM
5 1 (3.70%) Samba
5 1 (3.70%) Squid
5 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (7.41%) SCCM
3 2 (7.41%) SCOM
3 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (3.70%) Legato
4 1 (3.70%) Control-M
4 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 6 (22.22%) SAP
4 4 (14.81%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) EMC
5 3 (11.11%) NetApp
5 3 (11.11%) JBoss
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) Veritas
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
6 2 (7.41%) Splunk
7 1 (3.70%) Sybase
7 1 (3.70%) Novell
7 1 (3.70%) BMC
7 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) Brocade
7 1 (3.70%) 29West