Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 799 835
Rank change year-on-year -41 +36 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 44 100 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.095% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.10% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 74 31
UK median daily rate £425 £461 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.86% +8.53% +7.59%
10th Percentile £345 £322 £300
90th Percentile £550 £614 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £325
% change year-on-year -5.56% +38.46% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £20.00

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Specialist in the UK

Linux Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Specialist in the UK

Linux Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Specialist over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Specialist in the UK

Linux Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Specialist in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 November 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 -41 38 £425 -10.29% 2
UK excluding London +4 34 £425 -5.56%
North of England +59 10 £425 +6.25%
South East -9 9 £463 -7.50%
London -59 9 £475 -5.00% 2
North West +10 8 £425 -8.85%
Scotland -6 6 £400 +37.93%
West Midlands +27 4 - -
Midlands +24 4 - -
South West - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire +20 2 £438 +12.90%
East of England -13 1 £505 +26.25%

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (43.18%) Red Hat
3 17 (38.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 13 (29.55%) VMware
5 13 (29.55%) Unix
6 12 (27.27%) Java
6 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 11 (25.00%) Puppet
8 9 (20.45%) Migration
8 9 (20.45%) Oracle
9 8 (18.18%) AIX
9 8 (18.18%) DNS
9 8 (18.18%) DevOps
9 8 (18.18%) Ansible
10 7 (15.91%) Apache
10 7 (15.91%) Python
11 6 (13.64%) Tomcat
11 6 (13.64%) SQL
11 6 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
12 5 (11.36%) Finance
12 5 (11.36%) Banking
12 5 (11.36%) JBoss
12 5 (11.36%) ITIL
12 5 (11.36%) Shell Script
12 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
12 5 (11.36%) SAN

Linux Specialist 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 7 (15.91%) Apache
2 6 (13.64%) Tomcat
3 5 (11.36%) JBoss
4 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Jetty
4 1 (2.27%) Mongrel
4 1 (2.27%) nginx
4 1 (2.27%) SAS
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.27%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) SAN
3 4 (9.09%) SSL
4 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.55%) LAN
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.27%) DHCP
6 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.27%) Firewall
6 1 (2.27%) FTP
6 1 (2.27%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) IPsec
6 1 (2.27%) LDAP
6 1 (2.27%) SMS
6 1 (2.27%) SSH
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (2.27%) VSAN
6 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 4 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) DB2
4 1 (2.27%) HBase
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) Redis
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.82%) GitLab
3 2 (4.55%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.27%) git-flow
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
4 1 (2.27%) Subversion
4 1 (2.27%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (11.36%) Banking
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Middleware
2 2 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.27%) J2EE
3 1 (2.27%) Java EE
3 1 (2.27%) LAMP
3 1 (2.27%) OpenCL
3 1 (2.27%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.55%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.55%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.27%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.27%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (38.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (29.55%) Unix
4 8 (18.18%) AIX
5 4 (9.09%) Windows
6 3 (6.82%) CentOS
6 3 (6.82%) Solaris
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.27%) Debian
8 1 (2.27%) Fedora
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.27%) VMS
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Migration
2 8 (18.18%) DevOps
3 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
3 5 (11.36%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Open Source
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.82%) Information Architecture
5 3 (6.82%) Network Management
5 3 (6.82%) Process Improvement
5 3 (6.82%) Security Hardening
5 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.55%) Build Automation
6 2 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.55%) Compliance Audit
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) Python
3 6 (13.64%) SQL
4 5 (11.36%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.82%) C
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
5 3 (6.82%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.55%) Korn
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (2.27%) Elixir
7 1 (2.27%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.27%) CCNA
3 1 (2.27%) CCNP
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) CISSP
3 1 (2.27%) MCSA
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.27%) RHCE
3 1 (2.27%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.27%) SAS Certification
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.82%) Docker
2 3 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.55%) Firmware
3 2 (4.55%) NFS
3 2 (4.55%) Squid
3 2 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.27%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) Puppet
2 8 (18.18%) Ansible
3 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (4.55%) SCOM
4 2 (4.55%) SELinux
4 2 (4.55%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.27%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.27%) Kibana
5 1 (2.27%) logstash
5 1 (2.27%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.27%) Terraform
5 1 (2.27%) WSUS
5 1 (2.27%) Xymon
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Red Hat
2 13 (29.55%) VMware
3 9 (20.45%) Oracle
4 4 (9.09%) Splunk
5 3 (6.82%) EMC
5 3 (6.82%) Veritas
6 2 (4.55%) ArcSight
6 2 (4.55%) HP
6 2 (4.55%) IBM
6 2 (4.55%) ION Trading
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.55%) NetApp
6 2 (4.55%) Sun
6 2 (4.55%) Sybase
6 2 (4.55%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.27%) Altiris
7 1 (2.27%) Avaya
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco
7 1 (2.27%) Hortonworks
7 1 (2.27%) Rackspace