The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Specialist
Rank 576 572 558
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 19 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.012% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.013% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 10
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£380 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £254 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £458 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 - £350
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
50887 47919 48399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.76% 92.66% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32224 29016 27128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2084 2089 2613
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 26 November 2014.

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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 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 -3 17 £380 -1.93% 3
South East - 11 £475 - 3
South West - 4 £368 -
Scotland - 2 £356 -
London +5 1 £400 +3.22%
West Sussex - 1 £380 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Linux Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 45 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (35.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
5 12 (26.67%) Windows
6 11 (24.44%) Finance
7 9 (20.00%) UNIX
7 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (17.78%) VMware
9 7 (15.56%) ITIL
9 7 (15.56%) Oracle
9 7 (15.56%) PCI DSS
10 6 (13.33%) SQL
11 5 (11.11%) Financial Institution
11 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
11 5 (11.11%) Analytics
12 4 (8.89%) DataPower
12 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
12 4 (8.89%) Solaris
12 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
12 4 (8.89%) IIS
12 4 (8.89%) JBoss
12 4 (8.89%) Apache
12 4 (8.89%) IBM
12 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
12 4 (8.89%) HP
13 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
13 3 (6.67%) Perl
13 3 (6.67%) Sybase
13 3 (6.67%) Firewall

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Linux Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) IIS
1 4 (8.89%) JBoss
1 4 (8.89%) Apache
2 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.22%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) LDAP
3 1 (2.22%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.22%) SSH
3 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) J2EE
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.22%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) DataPower
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (35.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (26.67%) Windows
4 9 (20.00%) UNIX
5 4 (8.89%) Solaris
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (4.44%) CentOS
6 2 (4.44%) SELinux
6 2 (4.44%) VMS
7 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.22%) AIX
7 1 (2.22%) HPUX
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Analytics
3 3 (6.67%) ITSM
4 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.44%) Migration
4 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.22%) Scrum
5 1 (2.22%) E-business
5 1 (2.22%) DevOps
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.22%) Change Control
5 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.67%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) BC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.44%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.44%) GPFS
2 2 (4.44%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) NFS
3 1 (2.22%) Samba
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) YUM
2 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 2 (4.44%) Control-M
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 8 (17.78%) VMware
3 7 (15.56%) Oracle
4 4 (8.89%) IBM
4 4 (8.89%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Sybase
6 2 (4.44%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.22%) Informatica
7 1 (2.22%) NetApp
7 1 (2.22%) Intel
7 1 (2.22%) Siebel
7 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.22%) Reuters
7 1 (2.22%) Axway
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago