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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Specialist
UK
Rank 569 592 570
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 18 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.076% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.080% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 27
Median daily rate £420 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £430 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £334 £450
% change year-on-year
+23.59% -25.83%
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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 13 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +12 17 £420 +8.38% 5
London +14 8 £425 - 2
Hampshire +8 4 £424 +0.89% 1
South East -3 4 £424 +41.25% 1
North West - 3 £485 - 2
City of London - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire +11 2 £381 -
Manchester - 2 £485 - 2
Barnsley - 2 £381 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £381 -
Winchester -4 1 £400 -4.76% 1
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (68.97%) Red Hat
3 33 (56.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (41.38%) Puppet
5 18 (31.03%) VMware
6 17 (29.31%) Unix
7 12 (20.69%) Shell Script
8 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
8 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.24%) Finance
9 10 (17.24%) RHCE
10 9 (15.52%) Windows
10 9 (15.52%) AIX
10 9 (15.52%) Solaris
10 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Satellite
11 8 (13.79%) vSphere
11 8 (13.79%) DevOps
11 8 (13.79%) RHCSA
12 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.07%) Cisco
12 7 (12.07%) ITIL
12 7 (12.07%) Perl
12 7 (12.07%) Oracle
13 6 (10.34%) Apache
13 6 (10.34%) SAN
13 6 (10.34%) EMC
13 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
13 6 (10.34%) Firewall
13 6 (10.34%) WebSphere

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 6 (10.34%) Apache
1 6 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.45%) JBoss
3 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Geronimo
4 1 (1.72%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.72%) Bluemix
2 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.72%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) Firewall
1 6 (10.34%) SAN
2 4 (6.90%) SSL
3 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) DNS
4 2 (3.45%) LDAP
4 2 (3.45%) WAN
5 1 (1.72%) IPsec
5 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.72%) LAN
5 1 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.72%) DB2
2 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.72%) InfluxDB
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.72%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.72%) GitLab
2 1 (1.72%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (5.17%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (3.45%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.72%) boto
4 1 (1.72%) Django
4 1 (1.72%) J2EE
4 1 (1.72%) LAMP
4 1 (1.72%) Spring
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) Clustering
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Replication
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Derivative
5 1 (1.72%) Fintech
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (56.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (29.31%) Unix
4 9 (15.52%) AIX
4 9 (15.52%) Solaris
4 9 (15.52%) Windows
5 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
6 5 (8.62%) SUSE
7 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.17%) CentOS
8 3 (5.17%) HPUX
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) DevOps
2 7 (12.07%) ITIL
3 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
3 6 (10.34%) Low Latency
4 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (6.90%) High Availability
4 4 (6.90%) Migration
4 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.90%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (5.17%) Process Improvement
5 3 (5.17%) Service Management
6 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.45%) Project Management
6 2 (3.45%) SOA
6 2 (3.45%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.45%) Web Operations
7 1 (1.72%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) Shell Script
2 7 (12.07%) Perl
3 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) C-shell
5 1 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) RHCE
3 8 (13.79%) RHCSA
4 6 (10.34%) RHCA
4 6 (10.34%) RHCT
5 4 (6.90%) Degree
6 3 (5.17%) CCNA
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.72%) CCA
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.72%) MCSE
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.79%) vSphere
3 6 (10.34%) Docker
4 4 (6.90%) Samba
5 3 (5.17%) XenApp
6 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.45%) GlusterFS
6 2 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.72%) KVM
7 1 (1.72%) LXC
7 1 (1.72%) NFS
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.72%) vCloud
7 1 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.72%) VMware GSX
7 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (41.38%) Puppet
2 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.17%) QRadar
4 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.45%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.72%) Ansible
5 1 (1.72%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.72%) Kibana
5 1 (1.72%) logstash
5 1 (1.72%) Nagios
5 1 (1.72%) OpenView
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.72%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.72%) Terraform
5 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (68.97%) Red Hat
2 18 (31.03%) VMware
3 7 (12.07%) Cisco
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle
4 6 (10.34%) EMC
5 4 (6.90%) Citrix
5 4 (6.90%) IBM
6 3 (5.17%) HP
6 3 (5.17%) Splunk
6 3 (5.17%) Sun
6 3 (5.17%) Veritas
7 2 (3.45%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.45%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.45%) NetApp
8 1 (1.72%) Brocade
8 1 (1.72%) F5
8 1 (1.72%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.72%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.72%) SAP
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