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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 534 524 491
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 30 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.048% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.052% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 8
Average daily rate
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£335 £368 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.84% +83.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £326 £175
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +86.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Support across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Linux Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015. 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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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
London -19 10 £375 -17.12% 8
South East -25 8 £328 -3.67% 4
Yorkshire -8 4 £175 -12.50%
West Midlands -4 3 £270 - 1
North West - 3 £325 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £340 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Linux Support
UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (60.66%) Red Hat
3 30 (49.18%) UNIX
4 24 (39.34%) Windows
4 24 (39.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (29.51%) VMware
6 16 (26.23%) Incident Management
7 13 (21.31%) ITIL
8 12 (19.67%) Apache
8 12 (19.67%) DNS
9 11 (18.03%) Perl
10 10 (16.39%) SQL
10 10 (16.39%) Oracle
10 10 (16.39%) HP
11 9 (14.75%) MySQL
11 9 (14.75%) Python
11 9 (14.75%) Ubuntu
12 8 (13.11%) Puppet
12 8 (13.11%) CentOS
12 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
12 8 (13.11%) Shell Script
13 7 (11.48%) Nagios
13 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
13 7 (11.48%) Clustering
13 7 (11.48%) NetBackup
13 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
13 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (9.84%) Firewall
14 6 (9.84%) Finance

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 12 (19.67%) Apache
2 5 (8.20%) nginx
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.92%) JBoss
5 2 (3.28%) Confluence
6 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.64%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon S3
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) DNS
2 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.84%) SAN
3 6 (9.84%) Firewall
4 5 (8.20%) DHCP
5 3 (4.92%) FTP
5 3 (4.92%) SMTP
5 3 (4.92%) SSH
6 2 (3.28%) VLAN
6 2 (3.28%) LAN
6 2 (3.28%) WAN
7 1 (1.64%) POP3
7 1 (1.64%) HTTP
7 1 (1.64%) Wireless
7 1 (1.64%) IMAP
7 1 (1.64%) NAS
7 1 (1.64%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.64%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) MySQL
2 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.28%) MariaDB
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
1 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.28%) Gerrit
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Banking
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) libvirt
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
2 2 (3.28%) LAMP
2 2 (3.28%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.64%) MAPI
3 1 (1.64%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Clustering
2 2 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) Wiki
2 2 (3.28%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.64%) Open Source
3 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.64%) NHS
3 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.64%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.64%) Equities
3 1 (1.64%) Statistics
3 1 (1.64%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.64%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (49.18%) UNIX
3 24 (39.34%) Windows
3 24 (39.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (14.75%) Ubuntu
5 8 (13.11%) CentOS
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (8.20%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.56%) Debian
9 3 (4.92%) Solaris
10 2 (3.28%) SUSE
10 2 (3.28%) HPUX
10 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Incident Management
2 13 (21.31%) ITIL
3 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
3 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.92%) Time Management
4 3 (4.92%) Migration
5 2 (3.28%) Service Management
5 2 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.28%) SIEM
5 2 (3.28%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.28%) ITSM
5 2 (3.28%) Low Latency
5 2 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.28%) DevOps
6 1 (1.64%) Line Management
6 1 (1.64%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.64%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 1 (1.64%) Workflow
6 1 (1.64%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.64%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) Perl
2 10 (16.39%) SQL
3 9 (14.75%) Python
4 8 (13.11%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.92%) Ruby
5 3 (4.92%) Korn
6 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.28%) VBScript
6 2 (3.28%) PHP
6 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.64%) VB
7 1 (1.64%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) HNC
1 4 (6.56%) MCSE
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.92%) CCNA
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.92%) RHCSA
3 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) VCP4
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) CCA
4 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) Postfix
2 5 (8.20%) Sendmail
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) Xen
2 5 (8.20%) Docker
3 4 (6.56%) NFS
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.28%) Squid
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.64%) XenApp
5 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.64%) vSphere
5 1 (1.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Puppet
2 7 (11.48%) Nagios
2 7 (11.48%) NetBackup
3 5 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.20%) Salt
4 2 (3.28%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.28%) SELinux
4 2 (3.28%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.28%) yum
5 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (60.66%) Red Hat
2 18 (29.51%) VMware
3 10 (16.39%) Oracle
3 10 (16.39%) HP
4 6 (9.84%) Citrix
4 6 (9.84%) Remedy
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco
5 5 (8.20%) Altiris
6 4 (6.56%) Veritas
7 3 (4.92%) EMC
7 3 (4.92%) NetApp
7 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.92%) Sun
7 3 (4.92%) Isilon
8 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.28%) Brocade
8 2 (3.28%) TIBCO
8 2 (3.28%) Symantec
9 1 (1.64%) eSpeed
9 1 (1.64%) Reuters
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