The median contractor rate for a Linux Specialist was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 Specialist
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 263 267
Rank change year-on-year +43 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 18 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.16% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Median daily rate £431 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £396 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.44% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 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 7222 8372 8994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.55% 95.03% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4992 5132
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 381 432
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Specialist in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Buckinghamshire -7 8 - -
Hampshire +4 6 - -
Surrey +4 2 £525 -
Berkshire +17 1 - -
Kent - 1 £338 -
Linux Specialist
England

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (67.65%) Red Hat
3 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
3 22 (64.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (58.82%) SC Cleared
5 18 (52.94%) Puppet
6 15 (44.12%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (41.18%) JBoss
8 13 (38.24%) Unix
8 13 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (35.29%) RHCE
10 10 (29.41%) ITIL
10 10 (29.41%) VMware
11 9 (26.47%) Apache
11 9 (26.47%) SQL
12 8 (23.53%) Java
12 8 (23.53%) Tomcat
12 8 (23.53%) CentOS
13 7 (20.59%) MongoDB
13 7 (20.59%) RHCSA
14 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
14 6 (17.65%) Redis
14 6 (17.65%) Cobbler
14 6 (17.65%) Capacity Management
14 6 (17.65%) High Availability
14 6 (17.65%) Ubuntu
14 6 (17.65%) Java EE
14 6 (17.65%) RDBMS
14 6 (17.65%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (17.65%) CISSP

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 14 (41.18%) JBoss
2 9 (26.47%) Apache
3 8 (23.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.94%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.94%) FileNet
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.94%) NAS
2 1 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (20.59%) MongoDB
3 6 (17.65%) RDBMS
3 6 (17.65%) Redis
3 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) GitLab
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (17.65%) Java EE
2 2 (5.88%) CGI
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Flash
3 1 (2.94%) JAAS
3 1 (2.94%) JMS
3 1 (2.94%) JMX
3 1 (2.94%) JNDI
3 1 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (64.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (38.24%) Unix
4 8 (23.53%) CentOS
5 6 (17.65%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.94%) AIX
6 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Capacity Management
2 6 (17.65%) High Availability
3 5 (14.71%) Patch Management
3 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (11.76%) ITSM
4 4 (11.76%) Service Management
5 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.82%) DevOps
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
5 3 (8.82%) Project Management
5 3 (8.82%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.94%) Line Management
7 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.94%) Open Source
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.82%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) JCL
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 20 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 12 (35.29%) RHCE
4 7 (20.59%) RHCSA
5 6 (17.65%) CISSP
6 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.94%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (52.94%) Puppet
2 13 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (17.65%) Cobbler
4 5 (14.71%) Nagios
5 4 (11.76%) OVSD
6 3 (8.82%) Ansible
7 1 (2.94%) BladeLogic
7 1 (2.94%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Red Hat
2 10 (29.41%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) HP
3 5 (14.71%) Splunk
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) Arqiva
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.94%) BMC
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) F5
6 1 (2.94%) Genesys
6 1 (2.94%) Informatica
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Veritas