The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 England 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 507 528 537
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 42 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.024% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.026% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 4 9
Average daily rate
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£348 £293 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.80% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £280 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £299 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44116 42244 48390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.72% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27385 25207 27560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 2011 2466
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Linux Support
UK

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
London +9 18 £550 +89.65% 6
South East -3 12 £306 +3.81% 5
North East - 5 £313 -
Yorkshire - 3 £185 -
North West -7 1 £260 -
West Midlands - 1 £250 -
East of England - - - - 2
Linux Support
UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 71 (100.00%) Linux
2 46 (64.79%) Red Hat
3 34 (47.89%) UNIX
3 34 (47.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (42.25%) Windows
4 30 (42.25%) Perl
5 26 (36.62%) SQL
6 22 (30.99%) Firewall
6 22 (30.99%) Oracle
7 21 (29.58%) Python
8 20 (28.17%) Change Management
9 18 (25.35%) TIBCO
9 18 (25.35%) Rendezvous
10 17 (23.94%) Reuters
10 17 (23.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (23.94%) Project Management
10 17 (23.94%) eSpeed
10 17 (23.94%) Fixed Income
10 17 (23.94%) Capacity Management
10 17 (23.94%) Low Latency
10 17 (23.94%) Multicast
10 17 (23.94%) MarketAxess
10 17 (23.94%) Electronic Trading
11 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
12 14 (19.72%) Puppet
12 14 (19.72%) VMware
13 13 (18.31%) Apache
13 13 (18.31%) WebLogic
14 12 (16.90%) MySQL
14 12 (16.90%) Shell Script

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 13 (18.31%) WebLogic
1 13 (18.31%) Apache
2 5 (7.04%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.99%) Firewall
2 17 (23.94%) Multicast
3 8 (11.27%) LDAP
4 6 (8.45%) SAN
4 6 (8.45%) iSCSI
5 4 (5.63%) DNS
6 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.82%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (2.82%) SSH
7 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) MySQL
2 9 (12.68%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.35%) Rendezvous
2 10 (14.08%) Middleware
3 5 (7.04%) LAMP
4 2 (2.82%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.82%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.82%) HTML
4 2 (2.82%) CSS
4 2 (2.82%) SOAP
4 2 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.41%) XML
5 1 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Fixed Income
1 17 (23.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.23%) NHS
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.23%) Clustering
2 3 (4.23%) IPTV
2 3 (4.23%) FMCG
3 2 (2.82%) DTV
4 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Linux
2 34 (47.89%) UNIX
2 34 (47.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (42.25%) Windows
4 9 (12.68%) Ubuntu
4 9 (12.68%) CentOS
5 8 (11.27%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (9.86%) Windows XP
7 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (7.04%) AIX
9 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.63%) Solaris
10 3 (4.23%) HPUX
11 1 (1.41%) SUSE
11 1 (1.41%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Change Management
2 17 (23.94%) Project Management
2 17 (23.94%) Electronic Trading
2 17 (23.94%) Capacity Management
2 17 (23.94%) Low Latency
3 8 (11.27%) ITIL
4 5 (7.04%) Scrum
4 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.04%) DevOps
5 3 (4.23%) Security Testing
5 3 (4.23%) Workflow
5 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.23%) Service Management
6 2 (2.82%) ITSM
6 2 (2.82%) SOA
6 2 (2.82%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.82%) Programme Management
6 2 (2.82%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.41%) Change Control
7 1 (1.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) Perl
2 26 (36.62%) SQL
3 21 (29.58%) Python
4 12 (16.90%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.04%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.63%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.23%) Java
8 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.82%) PHP
8 2 (2.82%) Korn
9 1 (1.41%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) RHCE
4 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) NFS
3 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.04%) Postfix
4 5 (7.04%) Sendmail
4 5 (7.04%) Squid
5 4 (5.63%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (4.23%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.82%) vSphere
8 1 (1.41%) KVM
8 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (1.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) Puppet
2 6 (8.45%) YUM
3 5 (7.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (2.82%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.82%) Control-M
4 2 (2.82%) Nagios
4 2 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.41%) SCCM
5 1 (1.41%) SCOM
5 1 (1.41%) Cacti
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.41%) nmon
Vendors
1 46 (64.79%) Red Hat
2 22 (30.99%) Oracle
3 18 (25.35%) TIBCO
4 17 (23.94%) Reuters
4 17 (23.94%) eSpeed
4 17 (23.94%) MarketAxess
5 14 (19.72%) VMware
6 8 (11.27%) HP
7 7 (9.86%) JBoss
8 5 (7.04%) IBM
9 4 (5.63%) NetApp
10 3 (4.23%) Veritas
10 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.23%) Splunk
11 2 (2.82%) Remedy
11 2 (2.82%) Nimsoft
11 2 (2.82%) EMC
11 2 (2.82%) Sybase
11 2 (2.82%) SAP
11 2 (2.82%) BMC
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