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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 540 532 513
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 32 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.077% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.083% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 17
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£294 £525 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.04% +72.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £235 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
47141 43312 43321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.67% 92.78% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30352 26814 24841
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1885 2412
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 November 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 27 November 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
South East -25 13 £300 +3.44% 2
London -22 7 £426 -18.85% 4
Yorkshire -6 6 £200 -
North East - 2 £255 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £190 -
North West - - - -
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UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 87 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (56.32%) Red Hat
3 47 (54.02%) UNIX
4 40 (45.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (44.83%) Windows
6 25 (28.74%) VMware
7 21 (24.14%) Perl
8 19 (21.84%) SQL
9 18 (20.69%) Python
10 16 (18.39%) Oracle
10 16 (18.39%) Firewall
11 15 (17.24%) Incident Management
11 15 (17.24%) FIX Protocol
12 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (14.94%) TIBCO
14 12 (13.79%) Rendezvous
14 12 (13.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (13.79%) ITIL
14 12 (13.79%) Citrix
14 12 (13.79%) Low Latency
15 11 (12.64%) Multicast
15 11 (12.64%) Capacity Management
15 11 (12.64%) CentOS
15 11 (12.64%) MarketAxess
15 11 (12.64%) Electronic Trading
15 11 (12.64%) SAN
15 11 (12.64%) DNS
15 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
15 11 (12.64%) HP
15 11 (12.64%) Apache

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 11 (12.64%) Apache
2 10 (11.49%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.75%) JBoss
5 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.45%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.30%) IIS
8 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.15%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.15%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.39%) Firewall
2 11 (12.64%) Multicast
2 11 (12.64%) SAN
2 11 (12.64%) DNS
3 5 (5.75%) DHCP
4 4 (4.60%) SSH
5 3 (3.45%) LDAP
6 2 (2.30%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (2.30%) VLAN
6 2 (2.30%) SMTP
6 2 (2.30%) FTP
6 2 (2.30%) HTTP
6 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.15%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) MySQL
2 5 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (2.30%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.90%) Banking
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Investment Banking
2 4 (4.60%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (13.79%) Rendezvous
3 5 (5.75%) Middleware
4 4 (4.60%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.30%) CSS
5 2 (2.30%) SOAP
5 2 (2.30%) HTML
5 2 (2.30%) LAMP
6 1 (1.15%) .NET
6 1 (1.15%) XML
6 1 (1.15%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.15%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (12.64%) Fixed Income
3 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Clustering
4 4 (4.60%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.30%) NHS
5 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.15%) Equities
6 1 (1.15%) EPoS
6 1 (1.15%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 87 (100.00%) Linux
2 47 (54.02%) UNIX
3 40 (45.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (44.83%) Windows
5 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (12.64%) CentOS
6 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.75%) Debian
8 5 (5.75%) SELinux
9 4 (4.60%) Ubuntu
9 4 (4.60%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.60%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.30%) AIX
10 2 (2.30%) Solaris
11 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.24%) Incident Management
2 12 (13.79%) ITIL
2 12 (13.79%) Low Latency
3 11 (12.64%) Capacity Management
3 11 (12.64%) Electronic Trading
3 11 (12.64%) Project Management
3 11 (12.64%) Change Management
4 6 (6.90%) Time Management
5 5 (5.75%) DevOps
6 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.60%) Service Management
6 4 (4.60%) Scrum
6 4 (4.60%) Workflow
7 3 (3.45%) ITSM
7 3 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.45%) SOA
7 3 (3.45%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.30%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.30%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.14%) Perl
2 19 (21.84%) SQL
3 18 (20.69%) Python
4 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.75%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.60%) Korn
5 4 (4.60%) PHP
6 3 (3.45%) Ruby
6 3 (3.45%) Bourne shell
7 2 (2.30%) C
7 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.30%) VB
8 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.90%) MCSE
2 6 (6.90%) HNC
3 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.45%) CCNA
4 3 (3.45%) CCA
4 3 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.45%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.90%) XenApp
3 6 (6.90%) NFS
4 5 (5.75%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (5.75%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.30%) Squid
5 2 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.15%) Samba
6 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) Puppet
2 8 (9.20%) Nagios
3 7 (8.05%) NetBackup
3 7 (8.05%) YUM
4 2 (2.30%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.30%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.15%) nmon
5 1 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 49 (56.32%) Red Hat
2 25 (28.74%) VMware
3 16 (18.39%) Oracle
4 13 (14.94%) TIBCO
5 12 (13.79%) Citrix
6 11 (12.64%) MarketAxess
6 11 (12.64%) HP
6 11 (12.64%) Reuters
6 11 (12.64%) eSpeed
7 9 (10.34%) EMC
7 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 8 (9.20%) Remedy
9 7 (8.05%) Veritas
9 7 (8.05%) Altiris
10 6 (6.90%) Splunk
10 6 (6.90%) IBM
11 5 (5.75%) Hitachi
12 4 (4.60%) Isilon
13 3 (3.45%) Sybase
14 2 (2.30%) Brocade