The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Linux Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 594 630 600
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 54 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.052% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.054% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 10 27
Median daily rate £491 £406 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.92% +6.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £293 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £468 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £319 £368
% change year-on-year
+49.01% -13.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Linux Specialist in the job title.

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 28 September 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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 48 £498 +22.46% 4
London +2 19 £538 +22.85%
South East +13 15 £488 +36.84% 2
Hampshire +24 12 £475 +33.33% 1
Winchester +10 8 £450 +33.33%
North West - 6 £450 -
Scotland - 5 £290 -
North East -14 4 £320 +21.90%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £320 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £320 -
Manchester - 3 £488 -
Harrow - 3 £385 -
Portsmouth - 3 £475 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 £290 -
Birmingham - 2 £475 -
Berkshire - 2 £550 -
West Midlands - 2 £475 - 2
Reading - 2 £550 -
City of London +21 1 £495 -5.26%
Stockport - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £563 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £563 -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Linux Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 110 (100.00%) Linux
2 68 (61.82%) Red Hat
3 54 (49.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 48 (43.64%) Puppet
5 38 (34.55%) VMware
6 34 (30.91%) Oracle
7 27 (24.55%) Unix
7 27 (24.55%) Security Cleared
8 25 (22.73%) AIX
8 25 (22.73%) DevOps
9 24 (21.82%) EMC
10 20 (18.18%) RHCE
10 20 (18.18%) SAN
10 20 (18.18%) Windows
10 20 (18.18%) ITIL
10 20 (18.18%) Perl
11 19 (17.27%) SC Cleared
12 17 (15.45%) Clustering
13 16 (14.55%) Shell Script
13 16 (14.55%) SQL
13 16 (14.55%) HP
14 15 (13.64%) Apache
14 15 (13.64%) Configuration Management
14 15 (13.64%) Service Delivery
14 15 (13.64%) Finance
14 15 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (13.64%) High Availability
15 14 (12.73%) Bash Shell
15 14 (12.73%) KVM
16 13 (11.82%) Agile Software Development

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.64%) Apache
2 8 (7.27%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.45%) JBoss
3 6 (5.45%) OpenStack
3 6 (5.45%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.73%) IIS
5 2 (1.82%) Confluence
5 2 (1.82%) nginx
5 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.91%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.91%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.91%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.91%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.82%) GitHub
3 2 (1.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.18%) SAN
2 13 (11.82%) SSL
3 11 (10.00%) Firewall
4 7 (6.36%) DNS
5 5 (4.55%) LDAP
6 4 (3.64%) IPv6
6 4 (3.64%) iSCSI
6 4 (3.64%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.73%) Internet
7 3 (2.73%) SNMP
8 2 (1.82%) NAS
8 2 (1.82%) tcpdump
8 2 (1.82%) VPN
8 2 (1.82%) WAN
9 1 (0.91%) DHCP
9 1 (0.91%) DMZ
9 1 (0.91%) IPsec
9 1 (0.91%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (8.18%) MySQL
4 6 (5.45%) DB2
5 5 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.91%) Big Data
8 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.91%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.91%) Redis
8 1 (0.91%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (8.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.55%) Artifactory
3 5 (4.55%) Maven
4 3 (2.73%) Gradle
5 2 (1.82%) Ant
5 2 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.82%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.82%) GitLab
5 2 (1.82%) JIRA
5 2 (1.82%) StarTeam
5 2 (1.82%) Subversion
5 2 (1.82%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.82%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.91%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.91%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.91%) Selenium
6 1 (0.91%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.91%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (13.64%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Banking
3 2 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (0.91%) Front Office
4 1 (0.91%) Legal
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (5.45%) LAMP
3 5 (4.55%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (3.64%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (3.64%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (2.73%) Web Services
6 2 (1.82%) J2EE
6 2 (1.82%) REST
6 2 (1.82%) SOAP
6 2 (1.82%) Spring
7 1 (0.91%) boto
7 1 (0.91%) Django
7 1 (0.91%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.91%) HTML
7 1 (0.91%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.91%) Middleware
7 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.91%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Clustering
2 10 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.73%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.82%) IBM XIV
5 2 (1.82%) User Experience
5 2 (1.82%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.91%) AS400
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.91%) Derivative
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.91%) iSeries
6 1 (0.91%) NHS
6 1 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Linux
2 54 (49.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (24.55%) Unix
4 25 (22.73%) AIX
5 20 (18.18%) Windows
6 12 (10.91%) Solaris
7 7 (6.36%) CentOS
7 7 (6.36%) Ubuntu
8 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.55%) HPUX
9 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.64%) Windows Server
11 3 (2.73%) Debian
12 2 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.82%) SUSE
13 1 (0.91%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.73%) DevOps
2 20 (18.18%) ITIL
3 15 (13.64%) Configuration Management
3 15 (13.64%) High Availability
3 15 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 13 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.91%) Compliance Management
6 8 (7.27%) Incident Management
7 7 (6.36%) Low Latency
7 7 (6.36%) Migration
7 7 (6.36%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.55%) Open Source
9 5 (4.55%) Patch Management
9 5 (4.55%) Project Management
9 5 (4.55%) Scrum
10 4 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.64%) Service Management
10 4 (3.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.18%) Perl
2 16 (14.55%) Shell Script
2 16 (14.55%) SQL
3 14 (12.73%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.27%) Java
4 8 (7.27%) Python
5 4 (3.64%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.73%) PHP
6 3 (2.73%) Ruby
7 2 (1.82%) C-shell
7 2 (1.82%) Korn
7 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.91%) Go
8 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.91%) Jython
Qualifications
1 27 (24.55%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.18%) RHCE
3 19 (17.27%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.18%) RHCSA
5 7 (6.36%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.36%) RHCA
5 7 (6.36%) RHCT
6 3 (2.73%) Degree
7 2 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.82%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.82%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) SLA
2 4 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (12.73%) KVM
3 12 (10.91%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (10.00%) Docker
5 10 (9.09%) vSphere
6 4 (3.64%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.73%) NFS
7 3 (2.73%) Samba
7 3 (2.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.82%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.91%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.91%) etcd
9 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.91%) Postfix
9 1 (0.91%) vCloud
9 1 (0.91%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.91%) Xen
9 1 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (43.64%) Puppet
2 12 (10.91%) EMC NetWorker
3 11 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 8 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.55%) Cobbler
6 4 (3.64%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.73%) Ansible
7 3 (2.73%) logstash
7 3 (2.73%) Nagios
7 3 (2.73%) QRadar
7 3 (2.73%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.82%) Graphite
8 2 (1.82%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.82%) Kibana
8 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.82%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.82%) SCOM
9 1 (0.91%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.91%) OpenView
9 1 (0.91%) Salt
Vendors
1 68 (61.82%) Red Hat
2 38 (34.55%) VMware
3 34 (30.91%) Oracle
4 24 (21.82%) EMC
5 16 (14.55%) HP
6 12 (10.91%) Cisco
6 12 (10.91%) IBM
7 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.55%) Atlassian
8 5 (4.55%) F5
8 5 (4.55%) Veritas
9 4 (3.64%) Splunk
9 4 (3.64%) Sun
10 3 (2.73%) Dell
10 3 (2.73%) NetApp
11 2 (1.82%) Informatica
12 1 (0.91%) Calypso
12 1 (0.91%) Citrix
12 1 (0.91%) Murex
12 1 (0.91%) SAP