The median contractor rate for a Linux Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 587 586
Rank change year-on-year +31 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 24 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.082% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.086% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 10
Median daily rate £488 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.64% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £493 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +26.66% +7.14%  
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 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
London -6 12 £475 +18.75%
North West +32 6 £650 +73.33% 1
East of England -5 4 £320 -
South East +36 2 £475 +18.75%
Linux Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (34.09%) Perl
3 13 (29.55%) Unix
3 13 (29.55%) Python
3 13 (29.55%) Red Hat
4 12 (27.27%) DevOps
5 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
6 9 (20.45%) Ruby
6 9 (20.45%) Veritas
7 8 (18.18%) Java
7 8 (18.18%) Migration
8 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
8 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
8 7 (15.91%) Puppet
9 5 (11.36%) Ansible
9 5 (11.36%) Docker
9 5 (11.36%) Bash Shell
9 5 (11.36%) CentOS
9 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.36%) VMware
9 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
10 4 (9.09%) JBoss
10 4 (9.09%) Windows
10 4 (9.09%) Oracle
10 4 (9.09%) SAP
10 4 (9.09%) Clustering

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 4 (9.09%) JBoss
1 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (4.55%) Datadog
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) AMQP
2 1 (2.27%) Multicast
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (6.82%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Redis
3 1 (2.27%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.55%) Hudson
2 2 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Archiva
3 1 (2.27%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) GitLab
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) MSI
3 1 (2.27%) NuGet
3 1 (2.27%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.27%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Front Office
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) JAAS
1 2 (4.55%) Java EE
1 2 (4.55%) JMS
1 2 (4.55%) JMX
1 2 (4.55%) JNDI
1 2 (4.55%) Middleware
1 2 (4.55%) Spring
2 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.27%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.27%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Clustering
2 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) LPAR
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (29.55%) Unix
3 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (11.36%) CentOS
5 4 (9.09%) Windows
6 2 (4.55%) AIX
6 2 (4.55%) Solaris
7 1 (2.27%) Android
7 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) DevOps
2 8 (18.18%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
3 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.82%) Scrum
5 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.55%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.27%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.27%) Change Management
6 1 (2.27%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.27%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (2.27%) ERP
6 1 (2.27%) High Availability
6 1 (2.27%) Kanban
6 1 (2.27%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.27%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Open Source
6 1 (2.27%) Project Management
6 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) Perl
2 13 (29.55%) Python
3 9 (20.45%) Ruby
4 8 (18.18%) Java
5 5 (11.36%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.82%) SQL
7 2 (4.55%) C#
8 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) RHCSA
4 2 (4.55%) CISSP
4 2 (4.55%) RHCE
5 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (15.91%) Puppet
3 5 (11.36%) Ansible
4 4 (9.09%) Kubernetes
5 3 (6.82%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (4.55%) CFEngine
7 1 (2.27%) Cobbler
7 1 (2.27%) Rancher
7 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Red Hat
2 9 (20.45%) Veritas
3 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle
4 4 (9.09%) SAP
5 3 (6.82%) SaltStack
5 3 (6.82%) Siebel
5 3 (6.82%) Sybase
6 2 (4.55%) AppDynamics
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 2 (4.55%) Splunk
7 1 (2.27%) Dynatrace
7 1 (2.27%) IBM
7 1 (2.27%) ION Trading
7 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.27%) New Relic
7 1 (2.27%) Sun
7 1 (2.27%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.27%) WorldPay