The median contractor rate for a Linux Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 Specialist
England / South East
Rank 229 244 252
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 16 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 10
Median daily rate £425 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £425 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29%  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Linux Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Specialist in the South East

Linux Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Specialist in the South East

Linux Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Specialist in the South East

Linux Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Hampshire +20 15 £431 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Linux Specialist
England

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 South East region featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (84.21%) Red Hat
2 16 (84.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
4 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
4 11 (57.89%) Unix
5 9 (47.37%) JBoss
5 9 (47.37%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (42.11%) VMware
7 7 (36.84%) Puppet
7 7 (36.84%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (36.84%) RHCE
8 5 (26.32%) Cobbler
9 4 (21.05%) Splunk
9 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
10 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
10 3 (15.79%) DevOps
10 3 (15.79%) Smart Meter
10 3 (15.79%) ITIL
10 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
10 3 (15.79%) SQL
10 3 (15.79%) Java
10 3 (15.79%) Project Management
11 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (10.53%) Perl
11 2 (10.53%) Apache
11 2 (10.53%) CGI
11 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
11 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (47.37%) JBoss
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.53%) Apache
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Geronimo
4 1 (5.26%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Redis
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) CGI
2 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.26%) JAAS
2 1 (5.26%) Java EE
2 1 (5.26%) JMS
2 1 (5.26%) JMX
2 1 (5.26%) JNDI
2 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (84.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (57.89%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (15.79%) DevOps
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Server Hardening
4 1 (5.26%) Service Design
4 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
1 3 (15.79%) Java
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) RHCE
4 2 (10.53%) RHCSA
5 1 (5.26%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (36.84%) Puppet
2 5 (26.32%) Cobbler
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Red Hat
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Splunk
4 2 (10.53%) Arqiva