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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 589 576 575
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 37 36 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.070% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.074% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 7
Average daily rate £388 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +0.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £582 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 36 £394 -7.35% 8
South East +24 23 £350 -17.64% 3
Redhill - 13 - -
Surrey - 13 - -
Hampshire -1 6 £420 -1.17%
Winchester - 6 £420 -
London -2 5 £425 +4.61% 2
West Sussex - 4 £300 - 1
Crawley - 4 £300 - 1
East Midlands -12 3 £388 - 1
Northampton +13 2 £388 -
Northamptonshire +11 2 £388 -
North West - 2 £500 - 1
South West +3 1 £325 -38.09%
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £500 - 1
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Pudsey - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 75 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (58.67%) Windows
3 43 (57.33%) VMware
4 41 (54.67%) IBM
5 38 (50.67%) SQL
6 35 (46.67%) iSeries
7 33 (44.00%) Data Centre
8 30 (40.00%) Cisco
8 30 (40.00%) Tivoli
8 30 (40.00%) Incident Management
9 29 (38.67%) Change Management
9 29 (38.67%) AS400
9 29 (38.67%) Citrix
9 29 (38.67%) DB2
9 29 (38.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (29.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (28.00%) Unix
12 17 (22.67%) Solaris
13 15 (20.00%) Red Hat
13 15 (20.00%) Bash Shell
14 13 (17.33%) Finance
15 12 (16.00%) Oracle
16 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
17 10 (13.33%) Apache
17 10 (13.33%) AIX
17 10 (13.33%) Shell Script
17 10 (13.33%) Ansible
17 10 (13.33%) Windows Server
18 9 (12.00%) Puppet
18 9 (12.00%) Middleware

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (13.33%) Apache
2 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.00%) IIS
3 3 (4.00%) JBoss
3 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.67%) iPlanet
4 2 (2.67%) nginx
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
2 9 (12.00%) SSH
3 3 (4.00%) DNS
3 3 (4.00%) LDAP
4 1 (1.33%) HTTP
4 1 (1.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.67%) DB2
2 7 (9.33%) MySQL
3 5 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.33%) DataStage
4 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.33%) KDB
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.33%) Subversion
3 2 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.67%) CruiseControl
3 2 (2.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.67%) Selenium
3 2 (2.67%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Front Office
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) Middleware
2 6 (8.00%) POSIX
3 2 (2.67%) HHVM
4 1 (1.33%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 35 (46.67%) iSeries
2 33 (44.00%) Data Centre
3 29 (38.67%) AS400
4 8 (10.67%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.33%) Driving Licence
6 3 (4.00%) Smart Meter
7 2 (2.67%) Clustering
8 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (58.67%) Windows
3 29 (38.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (29.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (28.00%) Unix
6 17 (22.67%) Solaris
7 10 (13.33%) AIX
7 10 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 8 (10.67%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 29 (38.67%) Change Management
3 9 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (10.67%) ITIL
5 6 (8.00%) Low Latency
5 6 (8.00%) Project Management
5 6 (8.00%) Service Management
6 4 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.67%) Automated Testing
8 2 (2.67%) DevOps
8 2 (2.67%) Migration
8 2 (2.67%) Open Source
8 2 (2.67%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.67%) SDLC
8 2 (2.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.67%) Waterfall
9 1 (1.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.67%) SQL
2 15 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 10 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 8 (10.67%) Perl
4 8 (10.67%) Python
5 5 (6.67%) PHP
6 4 (5.33%) Java
7 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.33%) AWK
8 1 (1.33%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.33%) C++
8 1 (1.33%) Korn
8 1 (1.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) RHCE
2 7 (9.33%) RHCSA
3 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) Degree
5 2 (2.67%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Squid
1 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.00%) Docker
3 2 (2.67%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.33%) NFS
4 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 30 (40.00%) Tivoli
2 10 (13.33%) Ansible
3 9 (12.00%) Puppet
4 7 (9.33%) CFEngine
4 7 (9.33%) Nagios
5 6 (8.00%) Cobbler
5 6 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (2.67%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (57.33%) VMware
2 41 (54.67%) IBM
3 30 (40.00%) Cisco
4 29 (38.67%) Citrix
5 15 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 12 (16.00%) Oracle
7 7 (9.33%) Sun
8 6 (8.00%) SolarWinds
9 5 (6.67%) HP
10 3 (4.00%) SAP
11 2 (2.67%) Splunk
12 1 (1.33%) EMC
12 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
12 1 (1.33%) NetApp
12 1 (1.33%) Talend
12 1 (1.33%) Veritas
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Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
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