The median contractor rate for a Linux Consultant was £509 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Consultant
England / London
Rank 395 378 403
Rank change year-on-year -17 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 7 41 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.19% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.20% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 25 4
Median daily rate £509 £485 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.89% -17.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £300 £526
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £670 £596
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Consultant in London

Linux Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Consultant in London

Linux Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Consultant in London

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring Linux Consultant in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (78.95%) DevOps
3 12 (63.16%) Bash Shell
4 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
4 11 (57.89%) Kubernetes
5 8 (42.11%) Docker
6 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
6 7 (36.84%) Python
7 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
7 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 6 (31.58%) KVM
7 6 (31.58%) Ansible
7 6 (31.58%) SaltStack
7 6 (31.58%) Storage Virtualisation
8 5 (26.32%) CentOS
8 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
8 5 (26.32%) Ruby
9 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (21.05%) Puppet
10 3 (15.79%) Route 53
10 3 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
10 3 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (15.79%) Amazon S3
10 3 (15.79%) PowerShell

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon S3
2 3 (15.79%) AWS CloudTrail
2 3 (15.79%) Route 53
2 3 (15.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) GitHub
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) LAMP
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) RESTful
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (26.32%) CentOS
4 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 1 (5.26%) SUSE
5 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) DevOps
2 6 (31.58%) Storage Virtualisation
3 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
5 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (5.26%) Microservices
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Bash Shell
2 7 (36.84%) Python
3 5 (26.32%) Ruby
4 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Docker
2 6 (31.58%) KVM
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) Kubernetes
2 6 (31.58%) Ansible
3 4 (21.05%) Puppet
4 3 (15.79%) Terraform
5 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (5.26%) Rancher
6 1 (5.26%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) SaltStack
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Siebel
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat