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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 552 552 511
Rank change year-on-year
0 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 25 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.018% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.020% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 11
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£410 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% +19.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - £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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 2015.

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 19 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 January 2015. 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 -11 24 £410 -8.86%
South East - 12 £450 -
London +3 8 £400 -11.09%
Berkshire - 2 £300 -
Scotland - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Reading - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Clydebank - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (38.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (34.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (34.00%) Red Hat
4 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (22.00%) Analytics
5 11 (22.00%) Windows
6 9 (18.00%) UNIX
7 8 (16.00%) Finance
7 8 (16.00%) VMware
8 7 (14.00%) Solaris
8 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
9 5 (10.00%) Financial Institution
9 5 (10.00%) IIS
9 5 (10.00%) Python
10 4 (8.00%) IBM
10 4 (8.00%) Perl
10 4 (8.00%) ITIL
10 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
10 4 (8.00%) DataPower
10 4 (8.00%) yum
11 3 (6.00%) Puppet
11 3 (6.00%) BC Cleared
11 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
11 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
11 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (6.00%) Ruby
11 3 (6.00%) Migration
11 3 (6.00%) Firewall

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) JBoss
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Internet
1 3 (6.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) DAB
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) GNU Toolchain
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) BitKeeper
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) J2EE
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
1 2 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) DataPower
2 2 (4.00%) Open Source
2 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (34.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (22.00%) Windows
4 9 (18.00%) UNIX
5 7 (14.00%) Solaris
6 2 (4.00%) HPUX
6 2 (4.00%) CentOS
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.00%) VMS
7 1 (2.00%) Debian
7 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Analytics
2 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (8.00%) ITIL
3 3 (6.00%) Migration
3 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.00%) Release Management
4 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.00%) OO
5 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.00%) Project Management
5 1 (2.00%) E-business
5 1 (2.00%) Security Management
5 1 (2.00%) Scrum
5 1 (2.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) DevOps
5 1 (2.00%) Data Management
5 1 (2.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) Python
2 4 (8.00%) Perl
3 3 (6.00%) C++
3 3 (6.00%) Ruby
3 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) AWK
5 1 (2.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) BC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Firmware
1 2 (4.00%) GPFS
2 1 (2.00%) Samba
2 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) yum
2 3 (6.00%) Puppet
3 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (4.00%) SELinux
3 2 (4.00%) Nagios
4 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (16.00%) VMware
3 4 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) NetApp
4 2 (4.00%) Splunk
5 1 (2.00%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) Reuters
5 1 (2.00%) Crossbeam
5 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.00%) F5
5 1 (2.00%) Veritas
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.00%) EMC
5 1 (2.00%) Intel