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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 553 523 544
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 35 37 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.077% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.083% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 15
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£315 £513 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.53% +78.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £285 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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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
48174 44665 47924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30490 27603 27558
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1960 1930 2386
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +4 14 £513 -2.38% 4
South East -16 9 £280 +6.66% 7
Yorkshire +1 6 £245 -
South West - 3 £315 - 3
North West - 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
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Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 81 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (54.32%) Windows
2 44 (54.32%) Red Hat
3 43 (53.09%) UNIX
4 35 (43.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (32.10%) Perl
5 26 (32.10%) SQL
6 25 (30.86%) Python
7 23 (28.40%) Firewall
7 23 (28.40%) VMware
8 18 (22.22%) TIBCO
8 18 (22.22%) Rendezvous
8 18 (22.22%) Oracle
9 17 (20.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (20.99%) Reuters
9 17 (20.99%) Project Management
9 17 (20.99%) eSpeed
9 17 (20.99%) Change Management
9 17 (20.99%) Fixed Income
9 17 (20.99%) MarketAxess
9 17 (20.99%) Capacity Management
9 17 (20.99%) Low Latency
9 17 (20.99%) Electronic Trading
9 17 (20.99%) Multicast
10 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (16.05%) WebLogic
11 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (14.81%) SAN
11 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
11 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 13 (16.05%) WebLogic
2 9 (11.11%) Apache
3 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.94%) JBoss
5 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.47%) IIS
7 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.23%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.40%) Firewall
2 17 (20.99%) Multicast
3 12 (14.81%) SAN
4 7 (8.64%) DNS
5 6 (7.41%) LDAP
6 3 (3.70%) DHCP
6 3 (3.70%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.47%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.47%) SSH
7 2 (2.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) MySQL
2 7 (8.64%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
1 5 (6.17%) Banking
2 3 (3.70%) Financial Institution
2 3 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.22%) Rendezvous
2 8 (9.88%) Middleware
3 4 (4.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (3.70%) LAMP
5 2 (2.47%) HTML
5 2 (2.47%) CSS
5 2 (2.47%) SOAP
6 1 (1.23%) XML
6 1 (1.23%) .NET
6 1 (1.23%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 17 (20.99%) Fixed Income
2 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Clustering
4 3 (3.70%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.23%) EPoS
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 81 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (54.32%) Windows
3 43 (53.09%) UNIX
4 35 (43.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (12.35%) CentOS
8 8 (9.88%) Ubuntu
9 7 (8.64%) Windows XP
10 6 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (4.94%) SELinux
12 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
13 2 (2.47%) AIX
13 2 (2.47%) Debian
14 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Project Management
1 17 (20.99%) Change Management
1 17 (20.99%) Electronic Trading
1 17 (20.99%) Capacity Management
1 17 (20.99%) Low Latency
2 8 (9.88%) Incident Management
3 6 (7.41%) Workflow
3 6 (7.41%) Service Management
4 5 (6.17%) Scrum
4 5 (6.17%) DevOps
5 4 (4.94%) ITIL
5 4 (4.94%) Time Management
6 3 (3.70%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.70%) SOA
6 3 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.70%) ITSM
7 2 (2.47%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.23%) Change Control
8 1 (1.23%) Kernel Tuning
8 1 (1.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.10%) Perl
1 26 (32.10%) SQL
2 25 (30.86%) Python
3 5 (6.17%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.94%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.94%) Korn
4 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.70%) Ruby
5 3 (3.70%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.47%) VB
6 2 (2.47%) PHP
6 2 (2.47%) C
6 2 (2.47%) Java
6 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) HNC
3 3 (3.70%) MCSE
3 3 (3.70%) CCA
3 3 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.11%) NFS
2 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.41%) XenApp
4 5 (6.17%) XenDesktop
4 5 (6.17%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.70%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.70%) Postfix
5 3 (3.70%) Sendmail
5 3 (3.70%) Squid
6 1 (1.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) Puppet
2 7 (8.64%) YUM
3 4 (4.94%) Nagios
4 3 (3.70%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (2.47%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.23%) nmon
6 1 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.23%) SCCM
6 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (54.32%) Red Hat
2 23 (28.40%) VMware
3 18 (22.22%) TIBCO
3 18 (22.22%) Oracle
4 17 (20.99%) Reuters
4 17 (20.99%) MarketAxess
4 17 (20.99%) eSpeed
5 9 (11.11%) HP
5 9 (11.11%) EMC
5 9 (11.11%) Citrix
6 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
6 8 (9.88%) Splunk
7 6 (7.41%) IBM
8 5 (6.17%) Hitachi
9 4 (4.94%) Remedy
9 4 (4.94%) NetApp
9 4 (4.94%) Veritas
10 3 (3.70%) Altiris
10 3 (3.70%) Sybase
11 2 (2.47%) Isilon
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