The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Linux Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank 556 568 527
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 58 56 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 42
Median daily rate £338 £331 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £230 £234
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £18.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.17 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.07%
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
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Linux Support in the job title.

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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 24 £379 -26.14% 12
North East -27 17 £253 +1.00% 1
South East +4 11 £438 +12.17% 12
North West +3 3 £235 +6.81% 4
West Midlands -12 2 £325 -1.88%
Yorkshire +1 1 £375 +66.66% 3
Linux Support
UK

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Linux Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Linux Support in the job title.

1 139 (100.00%) Linux
2 61 (43.88%) Unix
3 60 (43.17%) Windows
4 52 (37.41%) Red Hat
5 48 (34.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (30.22%) Perl
7 36 (25.90%) SQL
7 36 (25.90%) Active Directory
8 32 (23.02%) ITIL
8 32 (23.02%) VMware
9 29 (20.86%) Oracle
10 28 (20.14%) Python
11 26 (18.71%) Incident Management
11 26 (18.71%) Windows Server
12 25 (17.99%) HP
12 25 (17.99%) Finance
13 22 (15.83%) Firewall
14 21 (15.11%) SLA
15 19 (13.67%) AIX
16 18 (12.95%) High Availability
17 17 (12.23%) JBoss
17 17 (12.23%) DNS
17 17 (12.23%) LDAP
17 17 (12.23%) Nagios
18 16 (11.51%) Apache
18 16 (11.51%) Tomcat
19 15 (10.79%) Java
19 15 (10.79%) Remedy
19 15 (10.79%) Shell Script
19 15 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008

Linux Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (12.23%) JBoss
2 16 (11.51%) Apache
2 16 (11.51%) Tomcat
3 13 (9.35%) WebLogic
4 8 (5.76%) MS Exchange
5 7 (5.04%) nginx
5 7 (5.04%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.72%) Confluence
7 1 (0.72%) Documentum
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.72%) IaaS
3 1 (0.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.83%) Firewall
2 17 (12.23%) DNS
2 17 (12.23%) LDAP
3 11 (7.91%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.19%) SSH
4 10 (7.19%) SSL
5 9 (6.47%) OpenLDAP
5 9 (6.47%) SAN
6 8 (5.76%) HTTP
6 8 (5.76%) SMTP
7 6 (4.32%) Multicast
8 3 (2.16%) Internet
8 3 (2.16%) IPv6
9 2 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.44%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.72%) FTP
10 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.72%) VPN
10 1 (0.72%) WebEx
10 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) MySQL
2 10 (7.19%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Subversion
2 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.72%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.72%) JUnit
2 1 (0.72%) Maven
General
1 25 (17.99%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Banking
3 4 (2.88%) Front Office
4 3 (2.16%) Back Office
4 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.44%) Local Government
5 2 (1.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.63%) Web Services
2 10 (7.19%) LAMP
3 8 (5.76%) Regular Expression
3 8 (5.76%) XML
4 7 (5.04%) HTML
4 7 (5.04%) JSON
4 7 (5.04%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (5.04%) MCollective
5 5 (3.60%) Rendezvous
6 4 (2.88%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.16%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (1.44%) Java EE
8 2 (1.44%) SAML
9 1 (0.72%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Clustering
2 7 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.16%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.16%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.44%) Equities
6 2 (1.44%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.44%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.44%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.72%) Derivative
7 1 (0.72%) HACMP
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 139 (100.00%) Linux
2 61 (43.88%) Unix
3 60 (43.17%) Windows
4 48 (34.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (18.71%) Windows Server
6 19 (13.67%) AIX
7 15 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (9.35%) Windows 7
10 12 (8.63%) Solaris
11 9 (6.47%) CentOS
11 9 (6.47%) Windows XP
12 7 (5.04%) HPUX
13 3 (2.16%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.16%) Windows 10
13 3 (2.16%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.44%) Debian
14 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.02%) ITIL
2 26 (18.71%) Incident Management
3 18 (12.95%) High Availability
4 12 (8.63%) DevOps
5 10 (7.19%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.47%) Time Management
7 7 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (5.04%) Mentoring
7 7 (5.04%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.32%) Defect Management
8 6 (4.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (4.32%) Validation
9 5 (3.60%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (3.60%) ITIL V3
10 4 (2.88%) Open Source
11 3 (2.16%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.16%) Migration
11 3 (2.16%) Network Design
11 3 (2.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.22%) Perl
2 36 (25.90%) SQL
3 28 (20.14%) Python
4 15 (10.79%) Java
4 15 (10.79%) Shell Script
5 13 (9.35%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.76%) PL/SQL
7 7 (5.04%) C#
7 7 (5.04%) C++
8 6 (4.32%) Korn
9 4 (2.88%) AWK
9 4 (2.88%) PHP
9 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.88%) sed
10 2 (1.44%) Ruby
11 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (6.47%) Degree
2 8 (5.76%) RHCE
3 7 (5.04%) CCNA
3 7 (5.04%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.32%) HNC
4 6 (4.32%) MCSE
4 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.32%) RHCSA
5 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) CCNP
7 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.11%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.76%) NFS
4 7 (5.04%) KVM
4 7 (5.04%) qmail
4 7 (5.04%) Squid
5 6 (4.32%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.88%) Samba
6 4 (2.88%) vSphere
6 4 (2.88%) XenApp
7 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.44%) XenServer
9 1 (0.72%) iptables
9 1 (0.72%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 17 (12.23%) Nagios
2 15 (10.79%) Puppet
3 7 (5.04%) Cacti
3 7 (5.04%) collectd
3 7 (5.04%) Ganglia
3 7 (5.04%) Graphite
3 7 (5.04%) logstash
3 7 (5.04%) ZABBIX
4 5 (3.60%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.60%) SCCM
5 4 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.72%) Ansible
8 1 (0.72%) Control-M
8 1 (0.72%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.72%) OpenView
8 1 (0.72%) Plesk
8 1 (0.72%) vRealize
8 1 (0.72%) yum
Vendors
1 52 (37.41%) Red Hat
2 32 (23.02%) VMware
3 29 (20.86%) Oracle
4 25 (17.99%) HP
5 15 (10.79%) Remedy
5 15 (10.79%) Splunk
6 13 (9.35%) IBM
7 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.32%) Cisco
8 6 (4.32%) EMC
9 5 (3.60%) Avaya
9 5 (3.60%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.60%) Citrix
9 5 (3.60%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.88%) Altiris
11 3 (2.16%) F5
11 3 (2.16%) ION Trading
11 3 (2.16%) Siebel
12 2 (1.44%) NetApp
12 2 (1.44%) SolarWinds
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