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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 549 552 509
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 34 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.060% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.065% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 5
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£325 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £226 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £550 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £326 £235
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +38.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50
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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
46651 45814 39905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.37% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28796 28459 23430
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
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 1839 1844 2046
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 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 April 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 27 April 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
South East -15 11 £350 -14.11% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £225 -
East of England - 5 £325 - 1
West Midlands -13 4 £338 +35.00%
London -27 3 £350 -7.89% 5
North West - 3 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
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Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 72 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (59.72%) Red Hat
3 31 (43.06%) UNIX
4 28 (38.89%) Windows
4 28 (38.89%) VMware
5 24 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (29.17%) Apache
7 16 (22.22%) Oracle
8 15 (20.83%) Python
8 15 (20.83%) Ubuntu
8 15 (20.83%) CentOS
9 14 (19.44%) MySQL
10 13 (18.06%) ITIL
11 12 (16.67%) DNS
12 11 (15.28%) Incident Management
12 11 (15.28%) Puppet
13 10 (13.89%) Shell Script
13 10 (13.89%) Perl
13 10 (13.89%) SQL
13 10 (13.89%) Debian
14 9 (12.50%) Clustering
14 9 (12.50%) Tomcat
15 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
15 8 (11.11%) SAN
15 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
15 8 (11.11%) HP
15 8 (11.11%) Finance
16 7 (9.72%) Bash Shell
16 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (9.72%) nginx

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 21 (29.17%) Apache
2 9 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 7 (9.72%) nginx
4 5 (6.94%) Zope
4 5 (6.94%) Plone
5 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.17%) IIS
6 3 (4.17%) JBoss
7 2 (2.78%) Confluence
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.39%) Apache TomEE
8 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.39%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.39%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon S3
2 5 (6.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) DNS
2 8 (11.11%) SAN
2 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.94%) Firewall
4 3 (4.17%) SMTP
4 3 (4.17%) DHCP
4 3 (4.17%) LAN
4 3 (4.17%) WAN
5 2 (2.78%) SSH
5 2 (2.78%) VLAN
5 2 (2.78%) FTP
5 2 (2.78%) HTTP
6 1 (1.39%) Wireless
6 1 (1.39%) IMAP
6 1 (1.39%) NAS
6 1 (1.39%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.39%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.39%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) MySQL
2 6 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.94%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.78%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) JIRA
1 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.78%) Gerrit
2 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) libvirt
2 3 (4.17%) LAMP
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) MAPI
4 1 (1.39%) Middleware
4 1 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Clustering
2 4 (5.56%) NHS
3 3 (4.17%) Replication
4 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) Wiki
5 1 (1.39%) Open Source
5 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.39%) Equities
5 1 (1.39%) Statistics
5 1 (1.39%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.39%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (43.06%) UNIX
3 28 (38.89%) Windows
4 24 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (20.83%) Ubuntu
5 15 (20.83%) CentOS
6 10 (13.89%) Debian
7 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.94%) Solaris
9 4 (5.56%) HPUX
9 4 (5.56%) SUSE
9 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
2 11 (15.28%) Incident Management
3 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 7 (9.72%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.94%) Auto-Scaling
6 4 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.17%) DevOps
7 3 (4.17%) Migration
7 3 (4.17%) Service Management
8 2 (2.78%) ITSM
8 2 (2.78%) Workflow
8 2 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.78%) SIEM
9 1 (1.39%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.39%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.39%) Low Latency
9 1 (1.39%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 1 (1.39%) Line Management
9 1 (1.39%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.83%) Python
2 10 (13.89%) Shell Script
2 10 (13.89%) Perl
2 10 (13.89%) SQL
3 7 (9.72%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.17%) PHP
4 3 (4.17%) Ruby
5 2 (2.78%) Korn
5 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) LPIC
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) HNC
3 1 (1.39%) MCSE
3 1 (1.39%) CCNA
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) Postfix
2 5 (6.94%) Sendmail
2 5 (6.94%) Xen
2 5 (6.94%) Docker
3 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.17%) NFS
4 3 (4.17%) vSphere
5 2 (2.78%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.78%) Squid
5 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.39%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.39%) vCloud
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) Puppet
2 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.94%) Salt
3 3 (4.17%) Nagios
3 3 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.78%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.78%) Plesk
4 2 (2.78%) yum
4 2 (2.78%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.78%) SELinux
4 2 (2.78%) cPanel
4 2 (2.78%) Webmin
5 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 43 (59.72%) Red Hat
2 28 (38.89%) VMware
3 16 (22.22%) Oracle
4 8 (11.11%) HP
5 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.94%) Cisco
7 4 (5.56%) Sun
8 3 (4.17%) Remedy
8 3 (4.17%) NetApp
8 3 (4.17%) Veritas
9 2 (2.78%) Symantec
9 2 (2.78%) Dell
9 2 (2.78%) Citrix
9 2 (2.78%) Brocade
9 2 (2.78%) Splunk
10 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.39%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.39%) Isilon
10 1 (1.39%) IBM
10 1 (1.39%) Cognos
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