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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 597 588 536
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 15 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.011% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.012% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 11
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£413 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £365 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £434 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £399 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.98% +22.69%
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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 15 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 6 May 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 -10 13 £376 +0.33%
London -3 8 £475 +26.66%
City of London +20 4 £413 +10.00%
South East -9 3 £330 -17.24%
Scotland - 2 £425 -
Glasgow - 2 £425 -
Surrey - 2 £328 -
Hampshire -9 1 £340 -14.73%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £340 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (55.00%) Red Hat
3 18 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (30.00%) Perl
6 10 (25.00%) VMware
6 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (20.00%) Puppet
7 8 (20.00%) ITIL
7 8 (20.00%) UNIX
7 8 (20.00%) Solaris
7 8 (20.00%) Python
8 7 (17.50%) Analytics
9 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
9 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.00%) Ruby
9 6 (15.00%) Windows
9 6 (15.00%) Oracle
9 6 (15.00%) SQL
10 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
10 5 (12.50%) Subversion
10 5 (12.50%) Open Source
10 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
10 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
11 4 (10.00%) yum
11 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (10.00%) Korn
11 4 (10.00%) Middleware
11 4 (10.00%) Internet

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (10.00%) JBoss
1 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.50%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Subversion
1 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (5.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) BitKeeper
4 1 (2.50%) GNU Toolchain
4 1 (2.50%) Redmine
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Law
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) LAMP
3 2 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (2.50%) POSIX
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Open Source
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (7.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (20.00%) Solaris
3 8 (20.00%) UNIX
4 6 (15.00%) Windows
5 3 (7.50%) CentOS
6 2 (5.00%) Debian
6 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) AIX
7 1 (2.50%) HPUX
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) Analytics
3 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.50%) Release Management
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps
6 2 (5.00%) OO
6 2 (5.00%) ITSM
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
7 1 (2.50%) Data Management
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.50%) Change Control
7 1 (2.50%) Security Management
7 1 (2.50%) Project Management
7 1 (2.50%) Service Management
7 1 (2.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) Perl
2 8 (20.00%) Python
3 6 (15.00%) Ruby
3 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (10.00%) C++
5 4 (10.00%) Korn
6 3 (7.50%) Java
7 1 (2.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) C#
7 1 (2.50%) AWK
7 1 (2.50%) sed
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) vSphere
2 2 (5.00%) iptables
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.50%) Gluster
3 1 (2.50%) KVM
3 1 (2.50%) GPFS
3 1 (2.50%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Puppet
2 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (10.00%) yum
4 2 (5.00%) Control-M
4 2 (5.00%) Nagios
4 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.00%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.50%) SELinux
5 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.50%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.50%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Red Hat
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) NetApp
4 3 (7.50%) Splunk
5 2 (5.00%) Remedy
5 2 (5.00%) Veritas
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) Sun
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec
6 1 (2.50%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.50%) Crossbeam
6 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.50%) F5