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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 607 599 601
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 49 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.051% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.054% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 12
Median daily rate £425 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £319
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -33.33%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 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 27 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 +2 49 £425 -10.52% 9
London +1 23 £450 -13.46% 2
South East -5 12 £438 +2.94% 4
Hampshire +1 6 £419 -4.28% 2
Surrey - 5 - -
Redhill - 5 - -
North West -11 4 £425 +6.25% 1
City of London +35 3 £475 - 1
East of England +9 3 £350 -17.64%
Farnborough +7 3 £385 -26.66% 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £295 - 1
North East - 3 £295 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £295 - 1
West Midlands -10 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £408 -
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +4 1 - -
Manchester -16 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £365 -
Humberside - 1 £450 -
Watford - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £365 -
Croydon - 1 £480 -
Harrow - 1 £322 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 90 (100.00%) Linux
2 42 (46.67%) Windows
3 38 (42.22%) VMware
4 34 (37.78%) SQL
5 32 (35.56%) IBM
6 30 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 27 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (27.78%) Red Hat
9 23 (25.56%) Unix
9 23 (25.56%) DB2
10 22 (24.44%) Oracle
10 22 (24.44%) Cisco
10 22 (24.44%) Tivoli
10 22 (24.44%) Incident Management
11 20 (22.22%) iSeries
11 20 (22.22%) Change Management
12 19 (21.11%) AS400
12 19 (21.11%) Citrix
13 16 (17.78%) Puppet
14 15 (16.67%) ITIL
15 14 (15.56%) AIX
15 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
16 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
17 12 (13.33%) Finance
17 12 (13.33%) Migration
17 12 (13.33%) DevOps
18 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
19 10 (11.11%) Perl
19 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared

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 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.56%) Apache
3 4 (4.44%) IIS
3 4 (4.44%) JBoss
3 4 (4.44%) nginx
3 4 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.11%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Office
2 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.22%) GitHub
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) SAN
2 5 (5.56%) LDAP
3 4 (4.44%) DNS
3 4 (4.44%) Firewall
3 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.22%) NAS
4 2 (2.22%) Skype
4 2 (2.22%) SSH
5 1 (1.11%) DHCP
5 1 (1.11%) DMZ
5 1 (1.11%) HTTP
5 1 (1.11%) Internet
5 1 (1.11%) IPv6
5 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.11%) LAN
5 1 (1.11%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.11%) VoIP
5 1 (1.11%) VPN
5 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.56%) DB2
2 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.56%) MySQL
5 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.11%) DataStage
7 1 (1.11%) Redis
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.33%) Maven
3 3 (3.33%) Subversion
4 2 (2.22%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.22%) CruiseControl
4 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.22%) Selenium
4 2 (2.22%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.11%) Ant
5 1 (1.11%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.11%) GitLab
5 1 (1.11%) JIRA
5 1 (1.11%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.11%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.11%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.11%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (13.33%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.11%) Publishing
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (4.44%) Middleware
3 3 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (3.33%) LAMP
4 2 (2.22%) HHVM
4 2 (2.22%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.22%) Web Services
5 1 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.11%) J2EE
5 1 (1.11%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.11%) POSIX
5 1 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.11%) REST
5 1 (1.11%) Sensu
5 1 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 20 (22.22%) iSeries
3 19 (21.11%) AS400
4 5 (5.56%) Clustering
5 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.22%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.11%) NHS
7 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Linux
2 42 (46.67%) Windows
3 27 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (25.56%) Unix
6 14 (15.56%) AIX
7 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (10.00%) Windows Server
9 7 (7.78%) Ubuntu
10 6 (6.67%) CentOS
10 6 (6.67%) Solaris
11 4 (4.44%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (2.22%) Debian
12 2 (2.22%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.11%) CoreOS
13 1 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (1.11%) SUSE
13 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) Incident Management
2 20 (22.22%) Change Management
3 15 (16.67%) ITIL
4 12 (13.33%) DevOps
4 12 (13.33%) Migration
5 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.56%) High Availability
7 5 (5.56%) Open Source
8 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.33%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.33%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.33%) Process Improvement
9 3 (3.33%) Project Management
10 2 (2.22%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.22%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.78%) SQL
2 10 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 10 (11.11%) Perl
3 7 (7.78%) Python
4 6 (6.67%) PHP
5 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.33%) Ruby
7 2 (2.22%) Java
7 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.11%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.11%) Go
8 1 (1.11%) Jython
8 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.44%) RHCE
4 2 (2.22%) Degree
4 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.22%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.67%) Docker
3 5 (5.56%) KVM
4 4 (4.44%) vSphere
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.11%) Ceph
6 1 (1.11%) etcd
6 1 (1.11%) Firmware
6 1 (1.11%) flannel
6 1 (1.11%) GlusterFS
6 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.11%) NFS
6 1 (1.11%) Postfix
6 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.11%) vCloud
6 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (24.44%) Tivoli
2 16 (17.78%) Puppet
3 6 (6.67%) Nagios
4 4 (4.44%) Ansible
4 4 (4.44%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.33%) Cobbler
5 3 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.33%) SCOM
6 2 (2.22%) Graphite
6 2 (2.22%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.22%) logstash
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.22%) OVSD
6 2 (2.22%) SCCM
7 1 (1.11%) Kibana
7 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.11%) Pingdom
7 1 (1.11%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (42.22%) VMware
2 32 (35.56%) IBM
3 25 (27.78%) Red Hat
4 22 (24.44%) Cisco
4 22 (24.44%) Oracle
5 19 (21.11%) Citrix
6 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.78%) HP
8 6 (6.67%) EMC
9 3 (3.33%) Veritas
10 2 (2.22%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.22%) Dell
10 2 (2.22%) F5
10 2 (2.22%) Splunk
10 2 (2.22%) Sun
11 1 (1.11%) Google
11 1 (1.11%) NetApp
11 1 (1.11%) New Relic
11 1 (1.11%) Sonatype
11 1 (1.11%) Talend
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