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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 602 611 610
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 51 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.052% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.055% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 5
Median daily rate £413 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +13.36%
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
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Linux Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 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 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 50 £425 +1.79% 8
London +4 18 £408 -21.63% 5
South East -1 18 £425 +25.00% 1
Surrey +1 9 - -
Redhill - 9 - -
North West -2 6 £425 +6.25%
Milton Keynes - 5 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £425 -
Hampshire +4 4 £393 +13.76% 1
South West -1 3 £365 -
Cheshire - 3 £425 -
Bristol - 3 £365 -
Farnborough - 3 £385 -
East of England +7 2 - - 1
West Midlands -8 2 - - 1
Knutsford - 2 £425 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
City of London +32 1 £475 +7.04% 3
Hertfordshire +6 1 - -
Scotland -20 1 £400 +6.66%
Yorkshire - 1 £365 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £365 -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £365 -
Dundee - 1 £400 -
Colchester - 1 - -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 89 (100.00%) Linux
2 46 (51.69%) Windows
3 39 (43.82%) IBM
3 39 (43.82%) VMware
4 36 (40.45%) SQL
5 31 (34.83%) Data Centre
6 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (32.58%) iSeries
8 27 (30.34%) DB2
8 27 (30.34%) Unix
9 26 (29.21%) Tivoli
10 25 (28.09%) Cisco
10 25 (28.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (28.09%) Incident Management
11 24 (26.97%) Change Management
12 23 (25.84%) AS400
12 23 (25.84%) Citrix
12 23 (25.84%) Red Hat
13 22 (24.72%) Oracle
14 16 (17.98%) Puppet
15 15 (16.85%) AIX
16 12 (13.48%) Windows Server
16 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
16 12 (13.48%) ITIL
17 11 (12.36%) Solaris
18 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
18 10 (11.24%) Perl
18 10 (11.24%) Migration
18 10 (11.24%) Finance
18 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure

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 9 (10.11%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.49%) JBoss
3 3 (3.37%) Apache
3 3 (3.37%) IIS
3 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.37%) nginx
3 3 (3.37%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Office
2 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) LDAP
1 5 (5.62%) SAN
2 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.25%) DNS
3 2 (2.25%) NAS
3 2 (2.25%) Skype
3 2 (2.25%) SSH
4 1 (1.12%) HTTP
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
4 1 (1.12%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.12%) LAN
4 1 (1.12%) VoIP
4 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.34%) DB2
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.87%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.62%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.25%) MySQL
6 1 (1.12%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.37%) CruiseControl
3 3 (3.37%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.37%) Maven
3 3 (3.37%) Selenium
3 3 (3.37%) Subversion
3 3 (3.37%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.12%) Ant
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (11.24%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Publishing
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) POSIX
2 5 (5.62%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (4.49%) Middleware
4 3 (3.37%) HHVM
4 3 (3.37%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.12%) LAMP
5 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (34.83%) Data Centre
2 29 (32.58%) iSeries
3 23 (25.84%) AS400
4 4 (4.49%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.25%) Clustering
6 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.25%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Linux
2 46 (51.69%) Windows
3 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (30.34%) Unix
5 25 (28.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (16.85%) AIX
7 12 (13.48%) Windows Server
8 11 (12.36%) Solaris
9 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (8.99%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (4.49%) CentOS
11 4 (4.49%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.12%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (1.12%) Debian
13 1 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) Incident Management
2 24 (26.97%) Change Management
3 12 (13.48%) ITIL
4 10 (11.24%) Migration
5 8 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.74%) DevOps
6 6 (6.74%) Project Management
7 4 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.49%) Open Source
7 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.37%) Automated Testing
8 3 (3.37%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.37%) Process Improvement
9 2 (2.25%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.25%) High Availability
9 2 (2.25%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.25%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.25%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.25%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.45%) SQL
2 10 (11.24%) Perl
3 9 (10.11%) Bash Shell
4 7 (7.87%) Python
5 5 (5.62%) PHP
5 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.12%) AWK
7 1 (1.12%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.12%) Java
7 1 (1.12%) Jython
7 1 (1.12%) Ruby
7 1 (1.12%) sed
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) RHCE
4 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) IBM Certification
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.25%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.12%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
1 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.62%) Docker
3 4 (4.49%) vSphere
4 3 (3.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (2.25%) KVM
5 2 (2.25%) NFS
6 1 (1.12%) Firmware
6 1 (1.12%) Postfix
6 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 26 (29.21%) Tivoli
2 16 (17.98%) Puppet
3 6 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.62%) Nagios
5 3 (3.37%) Ansible
5 3 (3.37%) SCOM
5 3 (3.37%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.25%) Cobbler
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.25%) OVSD
6 2 (2.25%) SCCM
7 1 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.12%) QRadar
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (43.82%) IBM
1 39 (43.82%) VMware
2 25 (28.09%) Cisco
3 23 (25.84%) Citrix
3 23 (25.84%) Red Hat
4 22 (24.72%) Oracle
5 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.87%) Sun
7 4 (4.49%) HP
8 3 (3.37%) Veritas
9 2 (2.25%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.25%) Dell
9 2 (2.25%) EMC
9 2 (2.25%) F5
9 2 (2.25%) NetApp
10 1 (1.12%) Arqiva
10 1 (1.12%) Splunk
10 1 (1.12%) Talend
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