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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 553 523 499
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 36 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.076% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.082% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 21
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£281 £525 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +72.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £290 £303
% change year-on-year
-12.24% -4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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 -25 12 £344 +18.53% 5
London +4 8 £375 -28.57% 5
Yorkshire - 8 £175 -
North East - 2 £255 -
South West - 2 £333 - 1
East of England - 1 £190 -
North West - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
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UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 89 (100.00%) Linux
2 51 (57.30%) UNIX
2 51 (57.30%) Red Hat
3 40 (44.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (41.57%) Windows
5 26 (29.21%) VMware
6 19 (21.35%) Perl
6 19 (21.35%) Incident Management
7 18 (20.22%) SQL
7 18 (20.22%) Python
8 15 (16.85%) Oracle
8 15 (16.85%) ITIL
9 14 (15.73%) Firewall
10 13 (14.61%) DNS
10 13 (14.61%) FIX Protocol
10 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (13.48%) CentOS
11 12 (13.48%) Citrix
12 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (12.36%) TIBCO
12 11 (12.36%) Apache
12 11 (12.36%) Puppet
12 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (11.24%) Low Latency
13 10 (11.24%) Capacity Management
13 10 (11.24%) SAN
13 10 (11.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (11.24%) Rendezvous
14 9 (10.11%) Reuters
14 9 (10.11%) Project Management

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (12.36%) Apache
2 7 (7.87%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.62%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.49%) JBoss
5 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.25%) nginx
6 2 (2.25%) IIS
7 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.12%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Office
2 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.73%) Firewall
2 13 (14.61%) DNS
3 10 (11.24%) SAN
4 9 (10.11%) Multicast
5 6 (6.74%) DHCP
5 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.49%) SSH
7 3 (3.37%) SMTP
7 3 (3.37%) FTP
8 2 (2.25%) VLAN
8 2 (2.25%) HTTP
8 2 (2.25%) LDAP
8 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.12%) Wireless
9 1 (1.12%) POP3
9 1 (1.12%) IMAP
9 1 (1.12%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.12%) NAS
9 1 (1.12%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) MySQL
2 4 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.25%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.12%) DB2
5 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) JIRA
1 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.61%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (11.24%) Rendezvous
3 4 (4.49%) Middleware
4 3 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.25%) libvirt
5 2 (2.25%) LAMP
6 1 (1.12%) .NET
6 1 (1.12%) XML
6 1 (1.12%) MAPI
6 1 (1.12%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.12%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (10.11%) Fixed Income
3 7 (7.87%) Clustering
4 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.49%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.25%) NHS
6 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.12%) Equities
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) EPoS
7 1 (1.12%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.12%) Biology
7 1 (1.12%) Statistics
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Linux
2 51 (57.30%) UNIX
3 40 (44.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (41.57%) Windows
5 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (13.48%) CentOS
7 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (7.87%) Windows 7
9 6 (6.74%) Ubuntu
10 5 (5.62%) Debian
11 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (4.49%) Solaris
12 3 (3.37%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
13 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.35%) Incident Management
2 15 (16.85%) ITIL
3 10 (11.24%) Low Latency
3 10 (11.24%) Capacity Management
4 9 (10.11%) Project Management
4 9 (10.11%) Change Management
4 9 (10.11%) Electronic Trading
5 7 (7.87%) E-Commerce
6 6 (6.74%) Time Management
7 5 (5.62%) Service Management
8 4 (4.49%) DevOps
8 4 (4.49%) Workflow
9 3 (3.37%) Scrum
9 3 (3.37%) ITSM
9 3 (3.37%) SOA
9 3 (3.37%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.25%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.25%) SIEM
10 2 (2.25%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.35%) Perl
2 18 (20.22%) SQL
2 18 (20.22%) Python
3 8 (8.99%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.62%) Ruby
4 5 (5.62%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.37%) Korn
6 3 (3.37%) Bourne shell
7 2 (2.25%) VB
7 2 (2.25%) PHP
7 2 (2.25%) C
8 1 (1.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.74%) HNC
2 6 (6.74%) MCSE
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) CCNA
4 3 (3.37%) CCA
4 3 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.37%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.74%) XenApp
4 5 (5.62%) NFS
4 5 (5.62%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.49%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.25%) Postfix
6 2 (2.25%) Sendmail
6 2 (2.25%) Docker
6 2 (2.25%) Xen
6 2 (2.25%) Squid
6 2 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.12%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) Puppet
2 8 (8.99%) NetBackup
2 8 (8.99%) Nagios
3 7 (7.87%) yum
4 6 (6.74%) SELinux
5 2 (2.25%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.25%) Salt
5 2 (2.25%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 51 (57.30%) Red Hat
2 26 (29.21%) VMware
3 15 (16.85%) Oracle
4 12 (13.48%) Citrix
5 11 (12.36%) TIBCO
6 9 (10.11%) Reuters
6 9 (10.11%) eSpeed
6 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
6 9 (10.11%) HP
6 9 (10.11%) MarketAxess
7 8 (8.99%) EMC
7 8 (8.99%) Remedy
8 7 (7.87%) Veritas
8 7 (7.87%) Altiris
9 6 (6.74%) Splunk
10 5 (5.62%) Hitachi
11 4 (4.49%) Isilon
11 4 (4.49%) IBM
12 3 (3.37%) Sybase
12 3 (3.37%) Cisco