The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Specialist
Rank 562 558 573
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 28 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.029% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.032% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 3
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£390 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.29% +17.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £406 £325
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 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 8 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 1 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 +9 27 £395 +5.33% 6
London +15 18 £400 +8.10% 2
City of London +32 7 £400 -17.94% 1
South East -5 2 £440 +3.52%
Berkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Reading - - - -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (33.33%) UNIX
4 10 (30.30%) VMware
4 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
5 8 (24.24%) Windows
6 7 (21.21%) ITIL
6 7 (21.21%) SQL
6 7 (21.21%) Oracle
7 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
8 5 (15.15%) Citrix
8 5 (15.15%) Finance
8 5 (15.15%) HP
8 5 (15.15%) Tomcat
8 5 (15.15%) Solaris
9 4 (12.12%) DB2
9 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
9 4 (12.12%) NetApp
9 4 (12.12%) Banking
9 4 (12.12%) Puppet
9 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
10 3 (9.09%) YUM
10 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
10 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
10 3 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (9.09%) QA
10 3 (9.09%) Apache

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (15.15%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) LDAP
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) SSH
2 1 (3.03%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) DB2
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (6.06%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.03%) Rendezvous
3 1 (3.03%) LAMP
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Firmware
1 2 (6.06%) Open Source
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (33.33%) UNIX
4 8 (24.24%) Windows
5 5 (15.15%) Solaris
6 2 (6.06%) VMS
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.03%) CentOS
7 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) ITSM
3 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.06%) DevOps
4 1 (3.03%) Change Control
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.03%) E-business
4 1 (3.03%) Scrum
4 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.09%) Perl
5 2 (6.06%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Korn
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) NFS
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) XenApp
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) Squid
3 1 (3.03%) Postfix
3 1 (3.03%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) YUM
3 2 (6.06%) Control-M
4 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) Oracle
4 5 (15.15%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) HP
5 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 3 (9.09%) Sybase
7 2 (6.06%) JBoss
8 1 (3.03%) Axway
8 1 (3.03%) TIBCO
8 1 (3.03%) i2
8 1 (3.03%) Informatica
8 1 (3.03%) Reuters
8 1 (3.03%) IBM
8 1 (3.03%) Sun
8 1 (3.03%) Intel
8 1 (3.03%) Cognos
8 1 (3.03%) Siebel
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £260 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago