Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 819 859
Rank change year-on-year -14 +40 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 49 66 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.063% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.066% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 21
UK median daily rate £475 £478 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.52% +5.52% +0.56%
10th Percentile £325 £372 £363
90th Percentile £664 £614 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £463
% change year-on-year +11.76% -8.11% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94988 99866 108209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62434 65085 68726
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2825 3256 4131
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Linux Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Consultant over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 October 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
England -3 41 £475 - 4
UK excluding London +35 33 £475 +11.76% 3
London -14 14 £438 -16.67% 1
South East +4 10 £475 +13.43%
Scotland +14 7 £500 -
North of England +57 6 £650 +57.58% 1
North West +22 4 £650 +33.33%
South West -1 4 £575 +21.05%
East of England -24 4 £338 - 1
Midlands +31 2 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +19 2 - - 1
West Midlands +33 1 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (44.90%) Unix
2 22 (44.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 17 (34.69%) Perl
4 17 (34.69%) Python
5 11 (22.45%) Puppet
6 10 (20.41%) Java
6 10 (20.41%) Finance
6 10 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (18.37%) Migration
7 9 (18.37%) Apache
8 8 (16.33%) DevOps
9 7 (14.29%) Tomcat
9 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 7 (14.29%) VMware
9 7 (14.29%) Clustering
10 6 (12.24%) High Availability
10 6 (12.24%) Oracle
10 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
10 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
11 5 (10.20%) RHEV
11 5 (10.20%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (10.20%) Programme Delivery
11 5 (10.20%) Firewall
11 5 (10.20%) Front Office
11 5 (10.20%) Windows
11 5 (10.20%) JBoss
11 5 (10.20%) Active Directory

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (18.37%) Apache
2 7 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 5 (10.20%) JBoss
4 3 (6.12%) CICS
4 3 (6.12%) IIS
5 1 (2.04%) Alfresco
5 1 (2.04%) Confluence
5 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.04%) Mule
5 1 (2.04%) SAS
5 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Firewall
2 3 (6.12%) BIG-IP
2 3 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (6.12%) SAN
2 3 (6.12%) SSL
3 2 (4.08%) DNS
3 2 (4.08%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) Multicast
4 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
2 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Bitbucket
1 4 (8.16%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) Artifactory
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) GitLab
2 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
2 3 (6.12%) webpack
3 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Front Office
3 3 (6.12%) Law
4 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) Spring
2 3 (6.12%) Node.js
2 3 (6.12%) React
2 3 (6.12%) Spring Boot
3 2 (4.08%) RESTful
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.04%) LAMP
4 1 (2.04%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.04%) Rendezvous
4 1 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Clustering
2 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.20%) Replication
4 4 (8.16%) Mainframe
5 3 (6.12%) DataPower
6 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (44.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 22 (44.90%) Unix
3 5 (10.20%) CentOS
3 5 (10.20%) Windows
4 4 (8.16%) AIX
5 1 (2.04%) SUSE
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Migration
2 8 (16.33%) DevOps
3 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
3 6 (12.24%) High Availability
4 5 (10.20%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (6.12%) Analytics
5 3 (6.12%) Identity Management
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL
5 3 (6.12%) Microservices
5 3 (6.12%) Runbook
6 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.08%) OO
6 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.04%) Change Management
7 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.04%) Image Processing
7 1 (2.04%) Project Management
7 1 (2.04%) Scrum
7 1 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) Perl
1 17 (34.69%) Python
2 10 (20.41%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) Ruby
4 3 (6.12%) C
4 3 (6.12%) PHP
4 3 (6.12%) SQL
5 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.04%) Groovy
5 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.20%) RHEV
2 4 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (6.12%) Docker
4 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) Puppet
2 10 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (10.20%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (6.12%) Ansible
4 3 (6.12%) Control-M
4 3 (6.12%) Rundeck
4 3 (6.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.04%) Nagios
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 7 (14.29%) VMware
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle
4 4 (8.16%) Veritas
5 3 (6.12%) Adobe
5 3 (6.12%) EMC
5 3 (6.12%) F5
5 3 (6.12%) Green Hat
5 3 (6.12%) IBM
5 3 (6.12%) Splunk
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco
7 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) ION Trading
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.04%) Progress
7 1 (2.04%) Remedy
7 1 (2.04%) SAP
7 1 (2.04%) TIBCO