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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 582 625 577
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 68 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.035% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.037% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 22
Median daily rate £475 £420 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +8.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £306 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £348
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -33.33%

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +34 65 £475 +12.42% 5
London +14 24 £480 +1.05% 1
South East +34 23 £500 +11.11% 2
Hampshire +18 16 £456 +1.38% 1
Reading +14 6 £550 +22.22% 1
Berkshire +5 6 £550 +22.22% 1
North East -32 6 £300 -
Winchester - 6 £500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £319 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £319 -
Farnborough +5 4 £385 -26.66%
West Midlands - 4 £475 -
City of London +46 3 £475 +13.09%
East of England +21 3 £350 -17.64% 1
Glasgow +4 2 £290 -12.12% 1
Scotland -3 2 £290 -12.12% 3
Bedfordshire - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire - 2 £506 -
Birmingham - 2 £475 -
Luton - 2 £350 -
Portsmouth - 2 £481 -
North West -1 1 £425 +6.25%
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Swansea - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Warrington - 1 £425 -
Croydon - 1 £480 -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (47.41%) Red Hat
3 49 (42.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (37.07%) VMware
5 37 (31.90%) Windows
6 34 (29.31%) Oracle
6 34 (29.31%) Puppet
7 29 (25.00%) SQL
8 28 (24.14%) Unix
8 28 (24.14%) Security Cleared
9 25 (21.55%) AIX
10 24 (20.69%) DevOps
11 23 (19.83%) Data Centre
11 23 (19.83%) IBM
12 21 (18.10%) ITIL
13 19 (16.38%) EMC
13 19 (16.38%) SC Cleared
14 18 (15.52%) Incident Management
14 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (15.52%) SAN
14 18 (15.52%) Perl
15 17 (14.66%) Cisco
16 16 (13.79%) Finance
16 16 (13.79%) SQL Server
16 16 (13.79%) HP
16 16 (13.79%) Bash Shell
17 15 (12.93%) DB2
17 15 (12.93%) Clustering
18 14 (12.07%) Tivoli
18 14 (12.07%) Service Delivery

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 12 (10.34%) Apache
2 9 (7.76%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.90%) JBoss
4 7 (6.03%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.31%) IIS
5 5 (4.31%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.45%) nginx
7 2 (1.72%) Confluence
7 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.86%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.86%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) MS Office
2 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.72%) GitHub
2 2 (1.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.52%) SAN
2 9 (7.76%) Firewall
2 9 (7.76%) SSL
3 6 (5.17%) LDAP
4 5 (4.31%) DNS
5 4 (3.45%) IPv6
5 4 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (2.59%) Internet
6 3 (2.59%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.59%) SNMP
7 2 (1.72%) NAS
7 2 (1.72%) Skype
7 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.72%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.72%) WAN
8 1 (0.86%) DHCP
8 1 (0.86%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.86%) LAN
8 1 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.93%) DB2
3 10 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.90%) MySQL
5 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.59%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.86%) Big Data
9 1 (0.86%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (9.48%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.17%) Maven
4 5 (4.31%) Artifactory
5 4 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.45%) Subversion
6 3 (2.59%) Gradle
6 3 (2.59%) JIRA
6 3 (2.59%) Selenium
7 2 (1.72%) Ant
7 2 (1.72%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.72%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.72%) TortoiseSVN
7 2 (1.72%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.86%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.86%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.86%) GitLab
8 1 (0.86%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.86%) StarTeam
General
1 16 (13.79%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Banking
3 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.86%) Front Office
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (4.31%) LAMP
2 5 (4.31%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (3.45%) Web Services
4 3 (2.59%) Middleware
5 2 (1.72%) HHVM
5 2 (1.72%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.72%) REST
5 2 (1.72%) SOAP
5 2 (1.72%) Spring
6 1 (0.86%) HTML
6 1 (0.86%) J2EE
6 1 (0.86%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.86%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.83%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.93%) Clustering
3 10 (8.62%) AS400
3 10 (8.62%) iSeries
4 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.59%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.72%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.72%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.72%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (42.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 37 (31.90%) Windows
4 28 (24.14%) Unix
5 25 (21.55%) AIX
6 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (8.62%) CentOS
7 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.76%) Ubuntu
9 8 (6.90%) Windows Server
10 7 (6.03%) Solaris
11 3 (2.59%) Debian
12 2 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.72%) HPUX
12 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.86%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.86%) SUSE
13 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.69%) DevOps
2 21 (18.10%) ITIL
3 18 (15.52%) Incident Management
4 14 (12.07%) Service Delivery
5 13 (11.21%) High Availability
5 13 (11.21%) Migration
6 11 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.48%) Change Management
7 10 (8.62%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.31%) Open Source
10 5 (4.31%) Patch Management
10 5 (4.31%) Scrum
10 5 (4.31%) Virtual Environments
11 4 (3.45%) ITSM
11 4 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (3.45%) Project Management
11 4 (3.45%) Release Management
11 4 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.00%) SQL
2 18 (15.52%) Perl
3 16 (13.79%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.90%) Java
4 8 (6.90%) Python
5 6 (5.17%) PHP
5 6 (5.17%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.31%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.45%) Ruby
7 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.86%) C-shell
8 1 (0.86%) Go
8 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.86%) Jython
8 1 (0.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 28 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.38%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.21%) RHCE
4 8 (6.90%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.59%) Degree
6 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.72%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.86%) RHCA
7 1 (0.86%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.86%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (11.21%) KVM
3 11 (9.48%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (7.76%) Active Directory
4 9 (7.76%) Docker
5 8 (6.90%) vSphere
6 6 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.72%) NFS
8 2 (1.72%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.86%) etcd
9 1 (0.86%) Firmware
9 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.86%) Postfix
9 1 (0.86%) Samba
9 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.86%) Xen
9 1 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (29.31%) Puppet
2 14 (12.07%) Tivoli
3 11 (9.48%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (7.76%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (6.03%) Nagios
6 5 (4.31%) Ansible
6 5 (4.31%) Cobbler
6 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (4.31%) ZABBIX
7 4 (3.45%) SCOM
8 2 (1.72%) Graphite
8 2 (1.72%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.72%) logstash
8 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.72%) OVSD
8 2 (1.72%) SCCM
9 1 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.86%) QRadar
9 1 (0.86%) rkt
9 1 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (47.41%) Red Hat
2 43 (37.07%) VMware
3 34 (29.31%) Oracle
4 23 (19.83%) IBM
5 19 (16.38%) EMC
6 17 (14.66%) Cisco
7 16 (13.79%) HP
8 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
9 10 (8.62%) Citrix
10 4 (3.45%) Atlassian
10 4 (3.45%) F5
11 3 (2.59%) Dell
11 3 (2.59%) Veritas
12 2 (1.72%) Informatica
12 2 (1.72%) NetApp
12 2 (1.72%) Splunk
12 2 (1.72%) Sun
13 1 (0.86%) Akamai
13 1 (0.86%) EnterpriseDB
13 1 (0.86%) Google