The median contractor rate for a Linux Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 595 606
Rank change year-on-year +26 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 37 65 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.12% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.13% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 39 15
Median daily rate £475 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.25% -7.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £565 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £394
% change year-on-year +26.66% -4.76%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 51073 51490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.00% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28327 33327 31758
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1373 1470 2055
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +6.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Linux Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 May 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 26 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 3 months to 26 May 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
England +31 33 £478 +20.88% 1
London -22 13 £475 +18.75%
North West +35 7 £650 +62.50%
South East +20 7 £475 +4.10%
Cheshire +32 6 £650 +52.94%
Surrey +1 4 £463 -2.63%
Scotland +35 3 £395 +5.33% 1
East of England - 3 £320 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £445 -
North East +49 2 - -
Edinburgh +22 2 - - 1
Hampshire +15 2 £475 +8.57%
Winchester - 2 £475 -
Durham - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 £650 -
Glasgow +6 1 £395 -
Kent +5 1 £550 +15.78%
City of London -8 1 £500 +5.26%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £290 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 -
Derby - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 52 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (32.69%) Perl
2 17 (32.69%) Python
3 16 (30.77%) Unix
4 14 (26.92%) Red Hat
4 14 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (26.92%) DevOps
5 12 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
6 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 10 (19.23%) Puppet
6 10 (19.23%) Ruby
6 10 (19.23%) Veritas
7 9 (17.31%) Bash Shell
8 8 (15.38%) Java
8 8 (15.38%) Migration
9 7 (13.46%) Clustering
9 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
9 7 (13.46%) Kubernetes
10 6 (11.54%) SaltStack
10 6 (11.54%) Ansible
10 6 (11.54%) Finance
10 6 (11.54%) Windows
10 6 (11.54%) AIX
10 6 (11.54%) Oracle
10 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
11 5 (9.62%) CentOS
11 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (9.62%) ITIL

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 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.69%) JBoss
3 3 (5.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.92%) Confluence
5 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.85%) Datadog
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Firewall
2 4 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (1.92%) AMQP
3 1 (1.92%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) Multicast
3 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (5.77%) SAP HANA
2 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Redis
3 1 (1.92%) Riak
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.85%) Hudson
3 2 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Archiva
4 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.92%) GitLab
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) MSI
4 1 (1.92%) NuGet
4 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.92%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.92%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Front Office
3 2 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) JAAS
1 2 (3.85%) Java EE
1 2 (3.85%) JMS
1 2 (3.85%) JMX
1 2 (3.85%) JNDI
1 2 (3.85%) Middleware
1 2 (3.85%) Spring
2 1 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.92%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.92%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Clustering
2 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) HACMP
5 1 (1.92%) LPAR
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (30.77%) Unix
3 14 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (11.54%) AIX
4 6 (11.54%) Windows
5 5 (9.62%) CentOS
6 2 (3.85%) Solaris
6 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.92%) Android
7 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.92%) SUSE
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) DevOps
2 8 (15.38%) Migration
3 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
4 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (9.62%) ITIL
5 4 (7.69%) Storage Virtualisation
6 3 (5.77%) High Availability
6 3 (5.77%) Scrum
7 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.85%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.85%) Information Security
7 2 (3.85%) Investment Management
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.85%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (3.85%) SIEM
7 2 (3.85%) Threat Management
7 2 (3.85%) Use Case
8 1 (1.92%) Change Management
8 1 (1.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) Perl
1 17 (32.69%) Python
2 10 (19.23%) Ruby
3 9 (17.31%) Bash Shell
4 8 (15.38%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) C
5 3 (5.77%) SQL
6 2 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) CISSP
4 3 (5.77%) RHCSA
5 2 (3.85%) RHCE
6 1 (1.92%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Docker
2 4 (7.69%) KVM
3 3 (5.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.85%) RHEV
5 1 (1.92%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.92%) Squid
5 1 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (19.23%) Puppet
3 7 (13.46%) Kubernetes
4 6 (11.54%) Ansible
5 2 (3.85%) CFEngine
5 2 (3.85%) Control-M
5 2 (3.85%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (3.85%) Nessus
5 2 (3.85%) Rundeck
5 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.92%) Rancher
6 1 (1.92%) SCOM
6 1 (1.92%) SELinux
6 1 (1.92%) Terraform
6 1 (1.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Red Hat
2 10 (19.23%) Veritas
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) SaltStack
4 5 (9.62%) VMware
5 4 (7.69%) SAP
6 3 (5.77%) ArcSight
6 3 (5.77%) Siebel
6 3 (5.77%) Sybase
7 2 (3.85%) AppDynamics
7 2 (3.85%) EMC
7 2 (3.85%) Splunk
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco
8 1 (1.92%) Dynatrace
8 1 (1.92%) IBM
8 1 (1.92%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.92%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.92%) Tripwire
8 1 (1.92%) WorldPay