The median contractor rate for a Linux Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Specialist
UK
Rank 561 602 589
Rank change year-on-year +41 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 35 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.075% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.079% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 23
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £362 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £461 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Specialist in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 15 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 3 months to 24 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
England +26 31 £431 +1.47% 4
South East +25 16 £425 - 2
Hampshire +25 15 £431 - 1
London +35 13 £440 +3.52%
Winchester - 10 £425 -
Scotland +23 4 £400 -
Glasgow - 4 £400 -
City of London - 2 £495 -
North West +24 1 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +12 1 £450 +23.28%
Manchester +9 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Hove - 1 £400 -
Halifax - 1 £450 -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (64.52%) Red Hat
3 39 (62.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (45.16%) Unix
5 22 (35.48%) VMware
6 16 (25.81%) Security Cleared
7 15 (24.19%) Puppet
7 15 (24.19%) JBoss
8 14 (22.58%) SC Cleared
9 12 (19.35%) AIX
10 10 (16.13%) Finance
10 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (14.52%) DevOps
11 9 (14.52%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (14.52%) Banking
11 9 (14.52%) Apache
11 9 (14.52%) Windows
12 8 (12.90%) Perl
12 8 (12.90%) Oracle
12 8 (12.90%) RHCE
12 8 (12.90%) Firewall
13 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (11.29%) Splunk
13 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
14 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
14 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
14 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
14 6 (9.68%) EMC
14 6 (9.68%) Solaris

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 15 (24.19%) JBoss
2 9 (14.52%) Apache
3 5 (8.06%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.06%) WebSphere
4 4 (6.45%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Geronimo
5 1 (1.61%) Apache TomEE
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.61%) nginx
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) Bluemix
2 3 (4.84%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) Firewall
2 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (1.61%) DNS
5 1 (1.61%) HTTP
5 1 (1.61%) LAN
5 1 (1.61%) SSL
5 1 (1.61%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) WAN
5 1 (1.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.61%) Redis
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.61%) GitLab
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) SOAP
1 3 (4.84%) XML
2 2 (3.23%) CGI
2 2 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.61%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.61%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.61%) J2EE
3 1 (1.61%) JAAS
3 1 (1.61%) Java EE
3 1 (1.61%) JMS
3 1 (1.61%) JMX
3 1 (1.61%) JNDI
3 1 (1.61%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.61%) Middleware
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.23%) Clustering
4 2 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.61%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (62.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (45.16%) Unix
4 12 (19.35%) AIX
5 9 (14.52%) Windows
6 6 (9.68%) Solaris
6 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
7 5 (8.06%) CentOS
8 4 (6.45%) SUSE
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.23%) HPUX
11 1 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) DevOps
2 5 (8.06%) ITIL
3 4 (6.45%) Migration
3 4 (6.45%) Patch Management
4 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (4.84%) Open Source
4 3 (4.84%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (4.84%) Project Management
4 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.23%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.23%) High Availability
5 2 (3.23%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (3.23%) Operations Management
5 2 (3.23%) Process Improvement
5 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.61%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) Perl
2 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
3 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
3 6 (9.68%) SQL
4 3 (4.84%) Java
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) Go
6 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 14 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.90%) RHCE
4 4 (6.45%) Degree
5 3 (4.84%) CCNA
5 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.23%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.61%) CCA
7 1 (1.61%) CISSP
7 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.61%) MCSE
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.06%) vSphere
3 4 (6.45%) Docker
4 3 (4.84%) Squid
4 3 (4.84%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (4.84%) XenApp
5 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.23%) GlusterFS
5 2 (3.23%) Samba
6 1 (1.61%) LXC
6 1 (1.61%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.61%) vCloud
6 1 (1.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.61%) VMware GSX
6 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (24.19%) Puppet
2 7 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.06%) Cobbler
4 3 (4.84%) Ansible
4 3 (4.84%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (4.84%) SCOM
4 3 (4.84%) SELinux
4 3 (4.84%) Terraform
5 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.23%) QRadar
5 2 (3.23%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.61%) CloudForms
6 1 (1.61%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.61%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (1.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (64.52%) Red Hat
2 22 (35.48%) VMware
3 8 (12.90%) Oracle
4 7 (11.29%) Splunk
5 6 (9.68%) EMC
6 5 (8.06%) Cisco
7 4 (6.45%) Citrix
8 3 (4.84%) ArcSight
8 3 (4.84%) IBM
8 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.84%) Tripwire
8 3 (4.84%) Veritas
9 2 (3.23%) Arqiva
9 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.23%) HP
10 1 (1.61%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.61%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.61%) NetApp
10 1 (1.61%) SAP
10 1 (1.61%) Sun
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