The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Linux Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Specialist
UK
Rank 570 587 582
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 24 42 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.081% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.085% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 22
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Linux Specialist in the job title.

Linux Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Specialist within the UK.

Linux Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Specialist within the UK.

Linux Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 21 £425 +6.25% 5
Hampshire +20 11 £430 +5.52%
South East +12 11 £430 +7.50%
London +23 6 £415 -2.35% 1
Winchester +7 6 £425 +4.29%
Scotland +32 3 £400 -
Glasgow - 3 £400 -
Yorkshire +18 2 £419 -
North West +17 2 £425 -8.10% 2
West Yorkshire +17 1 £450 -
Manchester +8 1 £425 - 1
Halifax - 1 £450 -
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Barnsley - 1 £388 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
City of London - 1 £415 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Linux Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 65 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (67.69%) Red Hat
3 40 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (36.92%) Unix
4 24 (36.92%) VMware
5 22 (33.85%) Puppet
6 16 (24.62%) Security Cleared
7 15 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 12 (18.46%) AIX
9 11 (16.92%) Shell Script
9 11 (16.92%) Finance
9 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (15.38%) Windows
11 9 (13.85%) Solaris
11 9 (13.85%) EMC
12 8 (12.31%) RHCE
12 8 (12.31%) Cisco
12 8 (12.31%) Banking
12 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (10.77%) vSphere
13 7 (10.77%) Splunk
13 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Satellite
13 7 (10.77%) Docker
13 7 (10.77%) ITIL
13 7 (10.77%) JBoss
14 6 (9.23%) Oracle
14 6 (9.23%) Apache
14 6 (9.23%) SAN
14 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.77%) JBoss
2 6 (9.23%) Apache
2 6 (9.23%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.62%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.54%) Apache Geronimo
5 1 (1.54%) Apache TomEE
5 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Bluemix
2 3 (4.62%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Firewall
1 6 (9.23%) SAN
2 4 (6.15%) SSL
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) IPsec
4 1 (1.54%) LAN
4 1 (1.54%) LDAP
4 1 (1.54%) VPN
4 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
3 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.54%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.54%) GitLab
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (4.62%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.54%) boto
4 1 (1.54%) CGI
4 1 (1.54%) Django
4 1 (1.54%) J2EE
4 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) Replication
4 2 (3.08%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Derivative
5 1 (1.54%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.54%) Fintech
5 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (36.92%) Unix
4 12 (18.46%) AIX
5 10 (15.38%) Windows
6 9 (13.85%) Solaris
7 6 (9.23%) Windows Server
8 5 (7.69%) CentOS
8 5 (7.69%) SUSE
9 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.62%) HPUX
10 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (3.08%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.77%) ITIL
2 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
2 6 (9.23%) DevOps
3 5 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (6.15%) High Availability
4 4 (6.15%) Migration
4 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (6.15%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (4.62%) Low Latency
5 3 (4.62%) Patch Management
5 3 (4.62%) Process Improvement
5 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.62%) Service Management
6 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.08%) Project Management
6 2 (3.08%) SOA
6 2 (3.08%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) Shell Script
2 5 (7.69%) Perl
3 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.08%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (24.62%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.31%) RHCE
4 5 (7.69%) RHCSA
5 4 (6.15%) Degree
6 3 (4.62%) CCNA
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.62%) RHCA
6 3 (4.62%) RHCT
6 3 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.54%) CCA
7 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.54%) MCSE
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.77%) Docker
2 7 (10.77%) vSphere
3 3 (4.62%) Samba
3 3 (4.62%) XenApp
4 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.08%) GlusterFS
4 2 (3.08%) Squid
4 2 (3.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.54%) LXC
5 1 (1.54%) NFS
5 1 (1.54%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.54%) vCloud
5 1 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.54%) VMware GSX
5 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (33.85%) Puppet
2 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.15%) Cobbler
5 3 (4.62%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.62%) QRadar
5 3 (4.62%) Terraform
6 2 (3.08%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (3.08%) SCOM
6 2 (3.08%) SELinux
6 2 (3.08%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.54%) Ansible
7 1 (1.54%) Kibana
7 1 (1.54%) logstash
7 1 (1.54%) Nagios
7 1 (1.54%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (67.69%) Red Hat
2 24 (36.92%) VMware
3 9 (13.85%) EMC
4 8 (12.31%) Cisco
5 7 (10.77%) Splunk
6 6 (9.23%) Oracle
7 5 (7.69%) IBM
7 5 (7.69%) Veritas
8 4 (6.15%) Citrix
8 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.62%) HP
9 3 (4.62%) Sun
10 2 (3.08%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.08%) ArcSight
10 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
10 2 (3.08%) NetApp
10 2 (3.08%) SAP
10 2 (3.08%) Tripwire
11 1 (1.54%) Cloudera
11 1 (1.54%) F5