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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 598 569 570
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 13 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.044% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.047% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 10
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£435 £395 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.12% -2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £482 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £406
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -15.07%
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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 12 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 28 July 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 -38 11 £435 +8.75% 5
London -8 7 £448 +11.87% 2
City of London -11 4 £420 +8.38%
Scotland 0 2 - -
South East -16 2 £488 +10.79% 2
North East -25 2 £300 -13.04%
Glasgow - 2 - -
Berkshire +5 1 £450 - 1
Hampshire 0 1 £525 +19.31%
Farnborough 0 1 £525 +19.31%
Reading - 1 £450 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Red Hat
3 14 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (38.46%) VMware
4 10 (38.46%) Perl
5 9 (34.62%) Puppet
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) ITIL
6 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
7 6 (23.08%) MySQL
7 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
7 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (23.08%) Korn
8 5 (19.23%) Subversion
8 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (19.23%) Python
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
9 4 (15.38%) DevOps
9 4 (15.38%) Solaris
9 4 (15.38%) Java
9 4 (15.38%) SQL
9 4 (15.38%) Firewall
9 4 (15.38%) Finance
9 4 (15.38%) vSphere
10 3 (11.54%) Ruby
10 3 (11.54%) Release Management
10 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
10 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (11.54%) JBoss
1 3 (11.54%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.69%) WordPress
2 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) FileNet
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.85%) IPv4
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.69%) MarkLogic
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Subversion
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Redmine
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) LAMP
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Wiki
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
4 4 (15.38%) Solaris
5 3 (11.54%) UNIX
6 2 (7.69%) AIX
6 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 2 (7.69%) CentOS
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Open Source
4 3 (11.54%) Release Management
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) ITSM
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Product Management
5 2 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Server Building
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Perl
2 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
3 6 (23.08%) Korn
3 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 5 (19.23%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) Java
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 3 (11.54%) Ruby
7 2 (7.69%) PHP
7 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 2 (7.69%) C#
7 2 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) MCSA
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) RHCE
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.85%) MCDST
2 1 (3.85%) MCTS
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) HL7
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) vSphere
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) iptables
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) OpenSSH
3 1 (3.85%) Firmware
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.85%) Gluster
3 1 (3.85%) KVM
3 1 (3.85%) GPFS
3 1 (3.85%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Puppet
2 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (7.69%) Control-M
3 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.69%) HAProxy
3 2 (7.69%) Pingdom
3 2 (7.69%) Graphite
3 2 (7.69%) Rundeck
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.85%) Rsyslog
4 1 (3.85%) FreeIPA
4 1 (3.85%) yum
4 1 (3.85%) Nagios
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (3.85%) Cobbler
4 1 (3.85%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Red Hat
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) Splunk
5 2 (7.69%) New Relic
5 2 (7.69%) Remedy
5 2 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Veritas
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) Tripwire
6 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) LogRhythm