The median contractor rate for a Linux Consultant was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Consultant
UK / England
Rank 563 563 580
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 20 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.11% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.12% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 14
Median daily rate £465 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Linux Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Linux Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
South East +33 8 £448 -1.10%
London -7 6 £513 +5.67% 1
North West +29 2 £390 -8.23%
North East -13 2 - -
East Midlands -3 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Linux Consultant
UK

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 43 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (46.51%) DevOps
3 15 (34.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (34.88%) Jenkins
4 13 (30.23%) Bash Shell
5 12 (27.91%) Python
6 11 (25.58%) Puppet
6 11 (25.58%) Ansible
6 11 (25.58%) Docker
6 11 (25.58%) Kubernetes
7 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
7 10 (23.26%) Migration
8 9 (20.93%) Unix
8 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (18.60%) Red Hat
9 8 (18.60%) SaltStack
10 7 (16.28%) VMware
10 7 (16.28%) Ruby
10 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
10 7 (16.28%) CentOS
10 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
10 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (13.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (13.95%) Clustering
11 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
11 6 (13.95%) AIX
11 6 (13.95%) Veritas
11 6 (13.95%) KVM
11 6 (13.95%) Storage Virtualisation
12 5 (11.63%) Opscode Chef

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.98%) JBoss
3 2 (4.65%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.98%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (6.98%) Route 53
3 3 (6.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) GitHub
4 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.33%) IaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) SAN
1 5 (11.63%) VPN
2 3 (6.98%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) AMQP
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (6.98%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Jenkins
2 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) Hudson
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) LAMP
1 2 (4.65%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) RESTful
2 1 (2.33%) Spring
2 1 (2.33%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) HACMP
4 1 (2.33%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (34.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (20.93%) Unix
4 7 (16.28%) CentOS
5 6 (13.95%) AIX
6 4 (9.30%) Windows
7 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.33%) Android
8 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.33%) Debian
8 1 (2.33%) Solaris
8 1 (2.33%) SUSE
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) DevOps
2 10 (23.26%) Migration
3 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.95%) Storage Virtualisation
5 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.65%) Investment Management
7 2 (4.65%) Scrum
7 2 (4.65%) Server Building
7 2 (4.65%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (2.33%) Data Extraction
8 1 (2.33%) ERP
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL
8 1 (2.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (2.33%) Release Management
8 1 (2.33%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.33%) SIEM
8 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) Bash Shell
2 12 (27.91%) Python
3 7 (16.28%) Ruby
4 5 (11.63%) Perl
5 4 (9.30%) Java
6 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.33%) C
7 1 (2.33%) C#
7 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) PHP
7 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.33%) RHCSA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Docker
2 6 (13.95%) KVM
2 6 (13.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.33%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) Ansible
1 11 (25.58%) Kubernetes
1 11 (25.58%) Puppet
2 5 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.98%) Terraform
4 2 (4.65%) CFEngine
5 1 (2.33%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.33%) Rancher
5 1 (2.33%) Salt
5 1 (2.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Red Hat
1 8 (18.60%) SaltStack
2 7 (16.28%) VMware
3 6 (13.95%) Veritas
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.30%) SAP
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle
5 3 (6.98%) Sybase
6 2 (4.65%) Siebel
6 2 (4.65%) Splunk
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) IBM
7 1 (2.33%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.33%) Sun
7 1 (2.33%) WorldPay