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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 619 583 576
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 14 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.048% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.052% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 5
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£393 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.28% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.64%
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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 13 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 4 September 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 -18 12 £393 +3.28% 2
London +3 7 £420 +5.00% 1
North East -27 3 £300 -
City of London +4 2 £416 +0.90%
Scotland -10 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
East of England +6 1 - -
Hampshire -1 1 £338 -45.65%
South East -28 1 £338 -11.18% 1
Winchester - 1 £338 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 12 (50.00%) VMware
4 12 (50.00%) Puppet
5 10 (41.67%) Bash Shell
6 9 (37.50%) Perl
7 8 (33.33%) Python
7 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (29.17%) Windows
8 7 (29.17%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) Finance
8 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
8 7 (29.17%) DevOps
9 6 (25.00%) Open Source
9 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (20.83%) Subversion
10 5 (20.83%) Splunk
10 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (20.83%) Firewall
10 5 (20.83%) Java
10 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (16.67%) MySQL
11 4 (16.67%) Oracle
11 4 (16.67%) Cisco
11 4 (16.67%) Nagios
11 4 (16.67%) Middleware
11 4 (16.67%) Cobbler

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (12.50%) JBoss
1 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) WordPress
3 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) FileNet
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.83%) Firewall
3 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) Kerberos
4 2 (8.33%) IPv4
5 1 (4.17%) IPv6
5 1 (4.17%) SNMP
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.33%) MarkLogic
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.83%) Subversion
3 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Redmine
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Front Office
4 1 (4.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) LAMP
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (29.17%) Windows
4 3 (12.50%) UNIX
4 3 (12.50%) Solaris
5 2 (8.33%) AIX
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) VMS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
1 7 (29.17%) DevOps
2 6 (25.00%) Open Source
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (12.50%) Low Latency
4 3 (12.50%) Release Management
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
5 2 (8.33%) Product Management
5 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.33%) Server Building
6 1 (4.17%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (4.17%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Bash Shell
2 9 (37.50%) Perl
3 8 (33.33%) Python
4 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
5 5 (20.83%) Java
6 4 (16.67%) Korn
7 3 (12.50%) SQL
7 3 (12.50%) Ruby
8 2 (8.33%) PHP
8 2 (8.33%) C#
8 2 (8.33%) C++
9 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) RHCE
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) MCDST
3 1 (4.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Firmware
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.17%) Gluster
4 1 (4.17%) KVM
4 1 (4.17%) GPFS
4 1 (4.17%) Ceph
4 1 (4.17%) iptables
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) Puppet
2 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (16.67%) Cobbler
3 4 (16.67%) Nagios
4 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (8.33%) Control-M
4 2 (8.33%) Pingdom
4 2 (8.33%) Graphite
4 2 (8.33%) Rundeck
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (4.17%) Rsyslog
5 1 (4.17%) FreeIPA
5 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.17%) CFEngine
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (4.17%) yum
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 12 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) Splunk
4 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) New Relic
7 1 (4.17%) LogRhythm
7 1 (4.17%) Tripwire
7 1 (4.17%) ComArch
7 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
7 1 (4.17%) Veritas
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec