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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 525 540 560
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 53 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.060% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.065% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 11
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£335 £444 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% +77.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £336 £214
% change year-on-year
-16.72% +57.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 +11 22 £513 - 1
South East +17 14 £293 -24.51% 2
Yorkshire +7 7 £235 -
South West - 5 £315 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £250 -
North West - 2 - -
North East - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
Linux Support
UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 90 (100.00%) Linux
2 54 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 48 (53.33%) UNIX
3 48 (53.33%) Windows
4 41 (45.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (33.33%) Perl
5 30 (33.33%) SQL
6 29 (32.22%) Python
7 27 (30.00%) Firewall
8 25 (27.78%) VMware
9 22 (24.44%) TIBCO
9 22 (24.44%) Rendezvous
10 21 (23.33%) Reuters
10 21 (23.33%) Project Management
10 21 (23.33%) eSpeed
10 21 (23.33%) Change Management
10 21 (23.33%) Fixed Income
10 21 (23.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 21 (23.33%) MarketAxess
10 21 (23.33%) Electronic Trading
10 21 (23.33%) Capacity Management
10 21 (23.33%) Low Latency
10 21 (23.33%) Multicast
11 19 (21.11%) Oracle
12 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
13 15 (16.67%) Active Directory
14 14 (15.56%) WebLogic
15 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (14.44%) CentOS
15 13 (14.44%) Puppet

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (15.56%) WebLogic
2 11 (12.22%) Apache
3 5 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.22%) IIS
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.11%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (30.00%) Firewall
2 21 (23.33%) Multicast
3 12 (13.33%) SAN
4 8 (8.89%) LDAP
5 7 (7.78%) DNS
6 6 (6.67%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.33%) DHCP
8 2 (2.22%) SSH
8 2 (2.22%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.22%) HTTP
8 2 (2.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) MySQL
2 7 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 7 (7.78%) Finance
1 7 (7.78%) Banking
2 3 (3.33%) Financial Institution
2 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Electronics
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.44%) Rendezvous
2 8 (8.89%) Middleware
3 5 (5.56%) LAMP
4 4 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.22%) HTML
6 2 (2.22%) CSS
6 2 (2.22%) SOAP
7 1 (1.11%) XML
7 1 (1.11%) .NET
7 1 (1.11%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.11%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.33%) Fixed Income
1 21 (23.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) Clustering
4 3 (3.33%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.22%) NHS
5 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.11%) EPoS
6 1 (1.11%) DTV
6 1 (1.11%) FMCG
6 1 (1.11%) IPTV
6 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (53.33%) UNIX
2 48 (53.33%) Windows
3 41 (45.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (14.44%) CentOS
5 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (12.22%) Ubuntu
7 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (4.44%) SELinux
10 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.22%) Debian
11 2 (2.22%) AIX
12 1 (1.11%) HPUX
12 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) Project Management
1 21 (23.33%) Change Management
1 21 (23.33%) Electronic Trading
1 21 (23.33%) Capacity Management
1 21 (23.33%) Low Latency
2 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
3 6 (6.67%) Workflow
3 6 (6.67%) Service Management
3 6 (6.67%) ITIL
4 5 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.56%) Scrum
4 5 (5.56%) DevOps
5 4 (4.44%) Time Management
6 3 (3.33%) SOA
6 3 (3.33%) ITSM
6 3 (3.33%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.22%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.11%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.11%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.33%) Perl
1 30 (33.33%) SQL
2 29 (32.22%) Python
3 5 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.44%) Korn
4 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.33%) Bourne shell
5 3 (3.33%) Ruby
6 2 (2.22%) VB
6 2 (2.22%) PHP
6 2 (2.22%) C
6 2 (2.22%) Java
6 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) MCSE
3 3 (3.33%) HNC
3 3 (3.33%) CCA
3 3 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.33%) NFS
3 11 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.67%) XenApp
5 5 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.56%) Postfix
5 5 (5.56%) Sendmail
5 5 (5.56%) Squid
5 5 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.33%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (14.44%) Puppet
2 7 (7.78%) YUM
3 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 4 (4.44%) Nagios
5 3 (3.33%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.22%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.22%) Control-M
7 1 (1.11%) SCCM
7 1 (1.11%) SCOM
7 1 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.11%) nmon
Vendors
1 54 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 25 (27.78%) VMware
3 22 (24.44%) TIBCO
4 21 (23.33%) Reuters
4 21 (23.33%) eSpeed
4 21 (23.33%) MarketAxess
5 19 (21.11%) Oracle
6 10 (11.11%) HP
7 9 (10.00%) EMC
7 9 (10.00%) Citrix
8 8 (8.89%) Splunk
8 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.78%) JBoss
10 6 (6.67%) IBM
11 5 (5.56%) Hitachi
12 4 (4.44%) Remedy
12 4 (4.44%) NetApp
12 4 (4.44%) Veritas
13 3 (3.33%) Sybase
13 3 (3.33%) Altiris