The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank 506 508 511
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 85 74 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 49 43
Average daily rate £330 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £262 £383
% change year-on-year
+14.39% -31.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+76.92% -3.70%
Linux Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44757 43990 42263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.48% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27793 25435
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1556 1772 1890
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux Support
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Support Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux Support
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Support across the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Linux Support Daily Rate Histogram in England

Linux Support
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Support Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux Support
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +29 33 £300 -25.46% 17
London +9 33 £365 -16.57% 11
Yorkshire -9 12 - - 2
East of England +2 5 £170 - 1
North West -12 1 £500 +53.84% 8
West Midlands -23 1 - -
Linux Support
UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Linux
2 72 (45.00%) Windows
3 69 (43.13%) Unix
4 46 (28.75%) Red Hat
4 46 (28.75%) SQL
4 46 (28.75%) Oracle
5 43 (26.88%) VMware
6 40 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 39 (24.38%) Perl
8 37 (23.13%) Shell Script
9 36 (22.50%) Solaris
10 34 (21.25%) Finance
11 33 (20.63%) ITIL
12 32 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (18.13%) Windows Server
14 27 (16.88%) Incident Management
15 26 (16.25%) Python
16 23 (14.38%) Clustering
17 22 (13.75%) HP
18 20 (12.50%) SQL Server
18 20 (12.50%) Oracle Database
19 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
19 19 (11.88%) Security Cleared
20 18 (11.25%) MySQL
20 18 (11.25%) Splunk
21 17 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
21 17 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
22 16 (10.00%) Apache
23 15 (9.38%) Remedy
23 15 (9.38%) SC Cleared

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 16 (10.00%) Apache
2 12 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.25%) JBoss
3 10 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 8 (5.00%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.38%) nginx
5 7 (4.38%) OpenStack
6 6 (3.75%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.25%) MS Office
2 2 (1.25%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.75%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.50%) LDAP
2 11 (6.88%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.63%) DNS
4 8 (5.00%) HTTP
4 8 (5.00%) SMTP
5 7 (4.38%) SSL
6 6 (3.75%) Firewall
6 6 (3.75%) SAN
7 2 (1.25%) Internet
7 2 (1.25%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.25%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.63%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.63%) LAN
8 1 (0.63%) Multicast
8 1 (0.63%) SSH
8 1 (0.63%) VLAN
8 1 (0.63%) WAN
8 1 (0.63%) WebEx
8 1 (0.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 20 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.25%) MySQL
3 11 (6.88%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (6.88%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (5.00%) Sybase ASE
5 5 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.88%) Informix
7 3 (1.88%) Ingres
8 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (1.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) JUnit
2 1 (0.63%) Maven
2 1 (0.63%) Subversion
2 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (21.25%) Finance
2 9 (5.63%) Banking
3 6 (3.75%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.88%) Retail
6 2 (1.25%) Back Office
6 2 (1.25%) Front Office
6 2 (1.25%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.50%) XML
2 11 (6.88%) Web Services
2 11 (6.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (6.25%) LAMP
4 9 (5.63%) HTML
4 9 (5.63%) JSON
4 9 (5.63%) Regular Expression
5 7 (4.38%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (4.38%) MCollective
6 4 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (1.25%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.63%) Java EE
8 1 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.38%) Clustering
2 8 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 8 (5.00%) Replication
3 6 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.88%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.25%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (1.25%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.25%) Derivative
6 2 (1.25%) Equities
6 2 (1.25%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.25%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.25%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.25%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.63%) HACMP
7 1 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 160 (100.00%) Linux
2 72 (45.00%) Windows
3 69 (43.13%) Unix
4 36 (22.50%) Solaris
5 32 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (18.13%) Windows Server
7 17 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (8.75%) HPUX
9 13 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (7.50%) Windows 7
11 11 (6.88%) AIX
12 5 (3.13%) CentOS
12 5 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (2.50%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.25%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.25%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.25%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.63%) ITIL
2 27 (16.88%) Incident Management
3 15 (9.38%) High Availability
4 12 (7.50%) ITIL V3
4 12 (7.50%) Time Management
5 10 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (5.63%) Change Management
6 9 (5.63%) Configuration Management
6 9 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.63%) Service Management
7 8 (5.00%) Line Management
8 6 (3.75%) Migration
9 5 (3.13%) Data Centre Operations
9 5 (3.13%) Process Management
10 4 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.50%) Ticket Management
11 3 (1.88%) DevOps
11 3 (1.88%) Network Design
12 2 (1.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.75%) SQL
2 39 (24.38%) Perl
3 37 (23.13%) Shell Script
4 26 (16.25%) Python
5 13 (8.13%) Java
6 9 (5.63%) C#
6 9 (5.63%) C++
7 8 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 8 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.50%) AWK
8 4 (2.50%) sed
9 3 (1.88%) PHP
10 2 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.63%) Degree
4 8 (5.00%) CCNA
4 8 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.38%) RHCE
6 6 (3.75%) HNC
6 6 (3.75%) MCSE
6 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.75%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.13%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (4.38%) qmail
4 7 (4.38%) Squid
5 4 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.50%) XenApp
6 3 (1.88%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.88%) Samba
6 3 (1.88%) vSphere
7 2 (1.25%) NFS
7 2 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.25%) XenServer
8 1 (0.63%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (8.75%) Nagios
2 10 (6.25%) Puppet
3 8 (5.00%) Data Guard
3 8 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (4.38%) Cacti
4 7 (4.38%) collectd
4 7 (4.38%) Ganglia
4 7 (4.38%) Graphite
4 7 (4.38%) logstash
4 7 (4.38%) ZABBIX
5 4 (2.50%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.88%) Control-M
6 3 (1.88%) SCCM
7 1 (0.63%) Ansible
7 1 (0.63%) OpenView
7 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.63%) vRealize
7 1 (0.63%) yum
Vendors
1 46 (28.75%) Oracle
1 46 (28.75%) Red Hat
2 43 (26.88%) VMware
3 22 (13.75%) HP
4 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
5 18 (11.25%) Splunk
6 15 (9.38%) Remedy
7 10 (6.25%) IBM
8 9 (5.63%) NetApp
8 9 (5.63%) Sybase
9 8 (5.00%) SAP
10 6 (3.75%) Cisco
11 5 (3.13%) Citrix
11 5 (3.13%) Siebel
12 4 (2.50%) Altiris
12 4 (2.50%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.88%) Avaya
13 3 (1.88%) EMC
13 3 (1.88%) TIBCO
14 2 (1.25%) SolarWinds
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