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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Consultant
Rank 580 608 593
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 78 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.041% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.043% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 14 15
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £329 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £394 £406
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 29 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 30 April 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 +26 74 £400 -5.88% 2
London +50 58 £475 -13.63%
North East - 4 £320 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £320 -
Yorkshire +3 3 £375 -
Edinburgh -11 3 £375 +11.11%
Scotland -18 3 £375 +11.11%
South East -23 3 £475 -14.79% 1
West Midlands - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
North West - 3 £400 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £430 +32.30%
Milton Keynes +2 1 £430 +32.30%
Kent -27 1 £475 -7.76% 1
Surrey - 1 £475 - 1
Dorset - 1 £250 -
Bournemouth - 1 £250 -
Leeds - 1 £375 -
Croydon - 1 £250 -
Harrow - 1 £395 -
City of London - 1 £475 -
South West - 1 £250 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £550 -
County Antrim - 1 £550 -

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (52.38%) Red Hat
3 42 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (32.38%) Puppet
4 34 (32.38%) DevOps
5 32 (30.48%) Unix
6 31 (29.52%) Solaris
7 28 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 26 (24.76%) Veritas
9 24 (22.86%) Git (software)
10 23 (21.90%) Perl
11 22 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 21 (20.00%) Ruby
12 21 (20.00%) C
12 21 (20.00%) AIX
13 20 (19.05%) GitHub
14 19 (18.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 19 (18.10%) Python
14 19 (18.10%) SQL
15 18 (17.14%) HAProxy
15 18 (17.14%) SC Cleared
16 17 (16.19%) Docker
17 16 (15.24%) BPSS Clearance
17 16 (15.24%) nginx
18 15 (14.29%) Security Hardening
18 15 (14.29%) Artifactory
18 15 (14.29%) Apache
18 15 (14.29%) Finance
19 14 (13.33%) Go

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 16 (15.24%) nginx
2 15 (14.29%) Apache
3 10 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 9 (8.57%) IIS
5 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.86%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.90%) Confluence
6 2 (1.90%) JBoss
6 2 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (19.05%) GitHub
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.67%) Kerberos
2 7 (6.67%) LDAP
2 7 (6.67%) SAN
3 6 (5.71%) DNS
4 5 (4.76%) HTTP
5 4 (3.81%) SSL
6 3 (2.86%) Firewall
6 3 (2.86%) IPsec
7 2 (1.90%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.90%) DHCP
7 2 (1.90%) FTP
7 2 (1.90%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.90%) SSH
7 2 (1.90%) VPN
7 2 (1.90%) WAN
8 1 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.95%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.76%) MySQL
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.95%) Big Data
6 1 (0.95%) DB2
6 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.29%) Artifactory
3 14 (13.33%) GitLab
4 7 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.71%) Subversion
6 3 (2.86%) JIRA
7 1 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.95%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (1.90%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) Sensu
2 11 (10.48%) Middleware
3 5 (4.76%) LAMP
4 3 (2.86%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.90%) .NET
5 2 (1.90%) POSIX
5 2 (1.90%) SAML
5 2 (1.90%) Servlets
6 1 (0.95%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.95%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.86%) Clustering
3 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.90%) iSeries
4 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.95%) CLARiiON
4 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.95%) HACMP
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 105 (100.00%) Linux
2 42 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (30.48%) Unix
4 31 (29.52%) Solaris
5 21 (20.00%) AIX
6 19 (18.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 14 (13.33%) CoreOS
8 9 (8.57%) Windows
9 7 (6.67%) CentOS
10 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
11 3 (2.86%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.90%) Debian
12 2 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.95%) HPUX
13 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.38%) DevOps
2 28 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 15 (14.29%) Security Hardening
4 13 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.57%) ITIL
7 8 (7.62%) Automated Testing
7 8 (7.62%) Open Source
8 6 (5.71%) High Availability
8 6 (5.71%) Migration
9 5 (4.76%) Investment Management
9 5 (4.76%) Release Management
10 4 (3.81%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.81%) Unit Testing
11 3 (2.86%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (2.86%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.86%) Validation
12 2 (1.90%) Patch Management
12 2 (1.90%) SOA
12 2 (1.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.90%) Perl
2 21 (20.00%) C
2 21 (20.00%) Ruby
3 19 (18.10%) Python
3 19 (18.10%) SQL
4 14 (13.33%) Go
5 13 (12.38%) Bash Shell
6 10 (9.52%) Shell Script
7 7 (6.67%) Java
8 6 (5.71%) Korn
9 2 (1.90%) C-shell
9 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 16 (15.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (13.33%) BC Cleared
4 14 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) Degree
5 2 (1.90%) RHCE
6 1 (0.95%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.95%) RHCA
6 1 (0.95%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.19%) Docker
2 14 (13.33%) Ceph
2 14 (13.33%) GlusterFS
3 7 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (3.81%) Veritas File System
7 3 (2.86%) Xen
8 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
8 2 (1.90%) NFS
8 2 (1.90%) Samba
8 2 (1.90%) vCloud
9 1 (0.95%) HDFS
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.95%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.95%) Squid
9 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (32.38%) Puppet
2 18 (17.14%) HAProxy
3 14 (13.33%) Ansible
3 14 (13.33%) Graphite
3 14 (13.33%) Kubernetes
3 14 (13.33%) logstash
4 10 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (7.62%) Nagios
6 2 (1.90%) Terraform
7 1 (0.95%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.95%) Cacti
7 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.95%) OVSD
7 1 (0.95%) Pacemaker
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.95%) SCCM
7 1 (0.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 55 (52.38%) Red Hat
2 26 (24.76%) Veritas
3 13 (12.38%) VMware
4 12 (11.43%) Oracle
5 6 (5.71%) Mercator
5 6 (5.71%) Sun
6 5 (4.76%) IBM
6 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.76%) Siebel
7 4 (3.81%) CenturyLink
7 4 (3.81%) F5
7 4 (3.81%) HP
8 3 (2.86%) Cisco
9 2 (1.90%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.90%) EMC
9 2 (1.90%) NetApp
9 2 (1.90%) New Relic
9 2 (1.90%) Opsware
10 1 (0.95%) Apigee