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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Specialist
Rank 589 582 597
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 28 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.015% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.016% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 1
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£374 £333 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% -26.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 - -
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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 October 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 22 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 October 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 +2 27 £380 +14.28% 2
South East - 10 £380 - 1
London +10 6 £400 +20.30% 1
South West - 4 £346 -
City of London +33 3 £518 -5.90%
Scotland - 1 £325 - 2
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (35.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 13 (27.08%) Windows
4 13 (27.08%) SC Cleared
5 12 (25.00%) Finance
6 11 (22.92%) VMware
7 10 (20.83%) UNIX
8 7 (14.58%) ITIL
8 7 (14.58%) SQL
8 7 (14.58%) Oracle
8 7 (14.58%) PCI DSS
9 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
10 5 (10.42%) HP
10 5 (10.42%) Citrix
10 5 (10.42%) Financial Institution
10 5 (10.42%) Solaris
10 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
11 4 (8.33%) Banking
11 4 (8.33%) DataPower
11 4 (8.33%) Analytics
11 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
11 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
11 4 (8.33%) IIS
11 4 (8.33%) NetApp
12 3 (6.25%) Apache
12 3 (6.25%) ITSM
12 3 (6.25%) WebLogic

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (10.42%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
3 3 (6.25%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) LDAP
1 2 (4.17%) DNS
1 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) SSL
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.08%) SSH
2 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Financial Institution
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.17%) Legal
6 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (4.17%) J2EE
2 2 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.08%) Rendezvous
3 1 (2.08%) LAMP
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) DataPower
2 2 (4.17%) Open Source
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (35.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (27.08%) Windows
4 10 (20.83%) UNIX
5 5 (10.42%) Solaris
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (4.17%) VMS
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.08%) AIX
7 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) ITIL
2 4 (8.33%) Analytics
3 3 (6.25%) ITSM
4 2 (4.17%) DevOps
4 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.08%) E-business
5 1 (2.08%) Migration
5 1 (2.08%) Scrum
5 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.08%) Change Control
5 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (4.17%) Java
5 2 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Korn
6 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) BC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.17%) XenApp
3 2 (4.17%) NFS
3 2 (4.17%) Firmware
4 1 (2.08%) GPFS
4 1 (2.08%) Postfix
4 1 (2.08%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.08%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Puppet
1 3 (6.25%) YUM
2 2 (4.17%) Control-M
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 11 (22.92%) VMware
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle
4 5 (10.42%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) Citrix
5 4 (8.33%) NetApp
6 3 (6.25%) Sybase
7 2 (4.17%) JBoss
7 2 (4.17%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.08%) i2
8 1 (2.08%) Informatica
8 1 (2.08%) Intel
8 1 (2.08%) Reuters
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.08%) Sun
8 1 (2.08%) Cognos
8 1 (2.08%) Siebel
8 1 (2.08%) Axway
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