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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 548 560 520
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 28 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.012% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.013% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 8
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£400 £478 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% -2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £435 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £536 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 - £300
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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 17 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 27 February 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 +3 27 £400 -16.23% 1
London -8 10 £400 -16.23%
City of London +18 3 £413 -2.89%
Scotland - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Clydebank - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (42.55%) Red Hat
3 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
4 15 (31.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
6 11 (23.40%) Analytics
7 9 (19.15%) UNIX
8 7 (14.89%) Windows
8 7 (14.89%) Solaris
8 7 (14.89%) VMware
9 6 (12.77%) Perl
10 5 (10.64%) SQL
10 5 (10.64%) ITIL
10 5 (10.64%) IIS
11 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
11 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
11 4 (8.51%) Python
11 4 (8.51%) IBM
11 4 (8.51%) Migration
11 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
11 4 (8.51%) DataPower
11 4 (8.51%) CentOS
11 4 (8.51%) yum
12 3 (6.38%) Puppet
12 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
12 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
12 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (6.38%) Finance
12 3 (6.38%) BC Cleared

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (10.64%) IIS
2 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
1 3 (6.38%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) DAB
3 1 (2.13%) Network Security
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
1 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.26%) Subversion
3 1 (2.13%) GNU Toolchain
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) BitKeeper
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
1 3 (6.38%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) J2EE
3 1 (2.13%) LAMP
3 1 (2.13%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) DataPower
2 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (4.26%) Open Source
3 2 (4.26%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (31.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (19.15%) UNIX
4 7 (14.89%) Windows
4 7 (14.89%) Solaris
5 4 (8.51%) CentOS
6 2 (4.26%) HPUX
7 1 (2.13%) Debian
7 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Analytics
2 5 (10.64%) ITIL
3 4 (8.51%) Migration
3 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.26%) ITSM
5 2 (4.26%) OO
5 2 (4.26%) Release Management
6 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.13%) Project Management
6 1 (2.13%) Security Management
6 1 (2.13%) Scrum
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) DevOps
6 1 (2.13%) Data Management
6 1 (2.13%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Perl
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) Python
3 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.38%) C++
4 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.38%) Ruby
4 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.26%) Korn
5 2 (4.26%) Java
6 1 (2.13%) AWK
6 1 (2.13%) sed
6 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) BC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) GPFS
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Samba
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) yum
2 3 (6.38%) Puppet
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (4.26%) HAProxy
3 2 (4.26%) SELinux
3 2 (4.26%) Nagios
4 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Red Hat
2 7 (14.89%) VMware
3 4 (8.51%) IBM
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) NetApp
4 3 (6.38%) Splunk
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco
5 2 (4.26%) Remedy
6 1 (2.13%) Veritas
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.13%) Sun
6 1 (2.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.13%) EMC
6 1 (2.13%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.13%) Crossbeam
6 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.13%) F5