The first table below looks at the demand for the Linux Support role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Support in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 193 218 209
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.014% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.015% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
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£413 - £251
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5358 6583 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.01% 92.63% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3905 4838 5269
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.72 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.19 £49.60 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Linux Support
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Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Support in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Linux Support
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Support across the City of London region.

Linux Support Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Linux Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Support across the City of London region.

Linux Support Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Linux Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Support in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) NHS
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) Perl
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) IPTV
3 3 (50.00%) Marketing
3 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (50.00%) FMCG
3 3 (50.00%) Digital Media
4 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) DTV
4 2 (33.33%) Electronics
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) Nagios

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Linux Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) Marketing
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Electronics
4 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) Rendezvous
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
1 1 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) NHS
1 3 (50.00%) IPTV
1 3 (50.00%) FMCG
1 3 (50.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (33.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) Bourne shell
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) YUM
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Nimsoft