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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 570 514 543
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 17 54 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.11% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.12% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 41 6
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£375 £320 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +13.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £550 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £285 -
% change year-on-year
+40.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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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
47771 45698 43205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.57% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30943 28173 25957
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 £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1841 1968
Average hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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
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 4 August 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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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 6 £370 -32.72% 3
South East -38 6 £425 +41.66% 3
North East -19 4 £300 -4.00%
East of England - 1 - - 2
Linux Support
UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (53.06%) Red Hat
3 24 (48.98%) VMware
4 23 (46.94%) UNIX
5 20 (40.82%) Windows
6 17 (34.69%) Oracle
7 13 (26.53%) Shell Script
8 11 (22.45%) Apache
9 10 (20.41%) Bash Shell
10 9 (18.37%) CentOS
10 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (18.37%) Ubuntu
10 9 (18.37%) Python
10 9 (18.37%) ITIL
10 9 (18.37%) Perl
11 8 (16.33%) SQL
11 8 (16.33%) MySQL
11 8 (16.33%) VMware ESX
11 8 (16.33%) SUSE
12 7 (14.29%) Debian
12 7 (14.29%) Banking
12 7 (14.29%) Puppet
12 7 (14.29%) Solaris
12 7 (14.29%) SLA
13 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
13 6 (12.24%) Middleware
13 6 (12.24%) Service Management
13 6 (12.24%) SAN
13 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
13 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (22.45%) Apache
2 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
3 5 (10.20%) Zope
3 5 (10.20%) Plone
3 5 (10.20%) WebLogic
4 4 (8.16%) IIS
5 3 (6.12%) nginx
6 2 (4.08%) Confluence
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (2.04%) Apache TomEE
7 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.04%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) SAN
2 4 (8.16%) LAN
2 4 (8.16%) WAN
3 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.12%) Firewall
3 3 (6.12%) LDAP
3 3 (6.12%) Multicast
4 2 (4.08%) DNS
5 1 (2.04%) SSL
5 1 (2.04%) MPLS
5 1 (2.04%) HTTP
5 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.04%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) MySQL
2 6 (12.24%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.12%) Informix
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) JIRA
2 4 (8.16%) Ant
3 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.08%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (14.29%) Banking
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Middleware
2 5 (10.20%) Web Services
3 4 (8.16%) J2EE
3 4 (8.16%) SOAP
4 3 (6.12%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.04%) LAMP
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Replication
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) NHS
3 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Wiki
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (46.94%) UNIX
3 20 (40.82%) Windows
4 9 (18.37%) CentOS
4 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (18.37%) Ubuntu
5 8 (16.33%) SUSE
6 7 (14.29%) Debian
6 7 (14.29%) Solaris
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.08%) HPUX
9 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) Service Management
2 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.16%) Performance Management
4 4 (8.16%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (6.12%) Migration
5 3 (6.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) ITSM
6 2 (4.08%) Workflow
7 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.04%) SOA
7 1 (2.04%) DevOps
7 1 (2.04%) Scrum
7 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) Shell Script
2 10 (20.41%) Bash Shell
3 9 (18.37%) Python
3 9 (18.37%) Perl
4 8 (16.33%) SQL
5 5 (10.20%) Java
6 4 (8.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.08%) VBScript
7 2 (4.08%) Korn
7 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) LPIC
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) VMware ESX
2 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (8.16%) vSphere
5 2 (4.08%) vCloud
5 2 (4.08%) NFS
5 2 (4.08%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.04%) Squid
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Puppet
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (8.16%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.12%) Plesk
4 3 (6.12%) Control-M
4 3 (6.12%) cPanel
4 3 (6.12%) Webmin
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) Red Hat
2 24 (48.98%) VMware
3 17 (34.69%) Oracle
4 5 (10.20%) IBM
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.20%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) EMC
5 4 (8.16%) Symantec
5 4 (8.16%) Informatica
5 4 (8.16%) NetApp
6 3 (6.12%) TIBCO
6 3 (6.12%) Remedy
6 3 (6.12%) Sun
6 3 (6.12%) Splunk
7 2 (4.08%) Cisco
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix
7 2 (4.08%) Veritas
8 1 (2.04%) Brocade
8 1 (2.04%) CommVault
8 1 (2.04%) Dell