Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Specialist was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 July 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 Specialist
England > London
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 571 584
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 16 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.038% 0.088% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.092% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 16
London median daily rate £440 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.37% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £338 £359 £348
90th Percentile £588 £564 £613
England median daily rate £425 £438 £419
% change year-on-year -2.86% +4.48% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £20.00

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 39760 43292 44192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.96% 95.11% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 31145 30672
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 490 769
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.64% +11.51%
10th Percentile £12.42 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.28 £53.05
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Specialist in London

Linux Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Specialist in London

Linux Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Specialist in London over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Specialist in London

Linux Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Specialist in London

Linux Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the London region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
North London - 2 - -
Central London +9 1 £575 +21.05% 1
Linux Specialist
England

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 London region featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) JBoss
2 7 (43.75%) Apache
3 6 (37.50%) Perl
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
4 5 (31.25%) Unix
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
5 4 (25.00%) Ruby
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) CentOS
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (25.00%) SOAP
5 4 (25.00%) XML
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) MySQL
6 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Puppet
6 3 (18.75%) OpenStack
6 3 (18.75%) Ansible
7 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (12.50%) Docker
7 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (12.50%) MongoDB

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 7 (43.75%) Apache
1 7 (43.75%) JBoss
2 3 (18.75%) OpenStack
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (6.25%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Bluemix
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Electronics
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Private Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) SOAP
1 4 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) LAMP
3 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) CentOS
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
1 2 (12.50%) High Availability
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
1 2 (12.50%) ITSM
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
1 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (12.50%) Service Management
1 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Perl
2 4 (25.00%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) Ruby
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Go
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) CloudForms
2 2 (12.50%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) OVSD
2 2 (12.50%) Terraform
3 1 (6.25%) HAProxy
3 1 (6.25%) Kibana
3 1 (6.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) SAP