Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Linux Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 810 834
Rank change year-on-year -10 +24 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 37 63 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.064% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.068% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 26
England median daily rate £475 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.29% +1.67%
10th Percentile £350 £346 £369
90th Percentile £633 £614 £531
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £453
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.50% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Linux Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Linux Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Consultant in England

Linux Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Consultant in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Consultant in England

Linux Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Consultant in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Consultant in England

Linux Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Consultant in England

Linux Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +2 11 £475 +10.14%
London -36 10 £588 +11.90% 1
South West 0 7 £575 +39.39% 1
North of England +51 4 £510 +27.50%
Yorkshire +19 4 £510 +33.77%
Midlands +27 2 £400 -
East of England -18 2 £325 -
West Midlands +34 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Linux Consultant
UK

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Linux Consultant 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 England region featuring Linux Consultant in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (43.24%) Unix
3 15 (40.54%) Red Hat
4 13 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (32.43%) Python
6 11 (29.73%) Apache
7 10 (27.03%) Java
8 9 (24.32%) Perl
8 9 (24.32%) Tomcat
8 9 (24.32%) Puppet
8 9 (24.32%) DevOps
9 8 (21.62%) Oracle
9 8 (21.62%) Migration
10 7 (18.92%) VMware
10 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
10 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
11 6 (16.22%) JIRA
11 6 (16.22%) Bitbucket
11 6 (16.22%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (13.51%) Microservices
12 5 (13.51%) React
12 5 (13.51%) webpack
12 5 (13.51%) Spring Boot
12 5 (13.51%) BIG-IP
12 5 (13.51%) Spring
12 5 (13.51%) Finance
12 5 (13.51%) Firewall
12 5 (13.51%) DB2
12 5 (13.51%) IIS
12 5 (13.51%) JBoss

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (29.73%) Apache
2 9 (24.32%) Tomcat
3 5 (13.51%) CICS
3 5 (13.51%) IIS
3 5 (13.51%) JBoss
4 2 (5.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.70%) Alfresco
5 1 (2.70%) Confluence
5 1 (2.70%) Mule
5 1 (2.70%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) IaaS
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) BIG-IP
1 5 (13.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) Kerberos
2 3 (8.11%) SSL
3 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) DB2
2 2 (5.41%) MySQL
2 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Bitbucket
1 6 (16.22%) JIRA
2 5 (13.51%) Artifactory
2 5 (13.51%) TeamCity
2 5 (13.51%) webpack
3 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) GitLab
4 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Front Office
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Node.js
1 5 (13.51%) React
1 5 (13.51%) Spring
1 5 (13.51%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.70%) LAMP
2 1 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) DataPower
1 5 (13.51%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (43.24%) Unix
3 13 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.81%) CentOS
5 3 (8.11%) Windows
6 1 (2.70%) AIX
6 1 (2.70%) SUSE
6 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) DevOps
2 8 (21.62%) Migration
3 5 (13.51%) Analytics
3 5 (13.51%) Microservices
4 4 (10.81%) High Availability
5 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.70%) Coaching
7 1 (2.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.70%) Image Processing
7 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (2.70%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Server Hardening
7 1 (2.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) Python
2 10 (27.03%) Java
3 9 (24.32%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) Groovy
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) KVM
2 2 (5.41%) RHEV
2 2 (5.41%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) Puppet
2 4 (10.81%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.41%) Ansible
4 2 (5.41%) Juju
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.70%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Red Hat
2 8 (21.62%) Oracle
3 7 (18.92%) VMware
4 5 (13.51%) Adobe
4 5 (13.51%) F5
4 5 (13.51%) Green Hat
4 5 (13.51%) IBM
5 3 (8.11%) Splunk
6 2 (5.41%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco
7 1 (2.70%) Hortonworks
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) Remedy
7 1 (2.70%) SAP