The median contractor rate for a Linux Specialist was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Specialist
London / City of London
Rank 152 - 190
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.067% - 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% - 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £495 - £270
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 - £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3174 4901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.26% 95.40% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2527 3692
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 77
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +9.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Linux Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Specialist in the City of London

Linux Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Specialist in the City of London

Linux Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Specialist in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Specialist in the City of London

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the City of London region featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (20.00%) Bluemix
4 1 (20.00%) Terraform
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Docker
4 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Bluemix
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle