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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 522 520 482
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 35 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.043% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.047% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 14
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£333 £525 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £525 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-22.41% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% -
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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 13 £375 -28.57% 10
Yorkshire 0 8 £175 -12.50%
South East 0 7 £403 +6.76% 2
South West - 2 £333 - 1
East of England - 2 £190 -
North West - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 73 (100.00%) Linux
2 47 (64.38%) Red Hat
3 40 (54.79%) UNIX
4 34 (46.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (45.21%) Windows
6 21 (28.77%) VMware
7 19 (26.03%) Incident Management
8 14 (19.18%) DNS
9 13 (17.81%) Perl
9 13 (17.81%) Apache
9 13 (17.81%) Python
10 12 (16.44%) SQL
10 12 (16.44%) ITIL
10 12 (16.44%) Citrix
10 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (15.07%) CentOS
11 11 (15.07%) SAN
11 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (13.70%) Firewall
13 9 (12.33%) NetBackup
13 9 (12.33%) Nagios
13 9 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (12.33%) Ubuntu
14 8 (10.96%) Puppet
14 8 (10.96%) HP
14 8 (10.96%) EMC
14 8 (10.96%) Oracle
14 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
15 7 (9.59%) DHCP
15 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (17.81%) Apache
2 5 (6.85%) nginx
3 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.11%) JBoss
5 1 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (6.85%) Amazon S3
1 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) DNS
2 11 (15.07%) SAN
3 10 (13.70%) Firewall
4 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
5 7 (9.59%) DHCP
6 5 (6.85%) Multicast
7 3 (4.11%) SMTP
7 3 (4.11%) FTP
7 3 (4.11%) SSH
8 2 (2.74%) VLAN
8 2 (2.74%) HTTP
9 1 (1.37%) POP3
9 1 (1.37%) Wireless
9 1 (1.37%) NAS
9 1 (1.37%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.37%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) MySQL
2 5 (6.85%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.85%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.74%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.37%) DB2
4 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (6.85%) Rendezvous
2 5 (6.85%) libvirt
3 2 (2.74%) LAMP
3 2 (2.74%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) MAPI
4 1 (1.37%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.37%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Clustering
2 6 (8.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (6.85%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
4 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) Equities
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) Open Source
5 1 (1.37%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.37%) Statistics
5 1 (1.37%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.37%) Biology
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (54.79%) UNIX
3 34 (46.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (45.21%) Windows
5 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (15.07%) CentOS
6 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (12.33%) Ubuntu
8 7 (9.59%) Windows 7
9 5 (6.85%) Debian
9 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (4.11%) Solaris
11 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Incident Management
2 12 (16.44%) ITIL
3 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
3 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
4 6 (8.22%) Time Management
4 6 (8.22%) Capacity Management
4 6 (8.22%) Low Latency
5 5 (6.85%) Change Management
5 5 (6.85%) Project Management
5 5 (6.85%) Electronic Trading
6 4 (5.48%) Service Management
7 3 (4.11%) Workflow
7 3 (4.11%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.74%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.74%) DevOps
8 2 (2.74%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.74%) SIEM
8 2 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.37%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.37%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) Perl
1 13 (17.81%) Python
2 12 (16.44%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.11%) Ruby
5 2 (2.74%) Korn
5 2 (2.74%) Bourne shell
5 2 (2.74%) C
5 2 (2.74%) VB
5 2 (2.74%) PHP
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (8.22%) HNC
1 6 (8.22%) MCSE
2 3 (4.11%) CCNA
2 3 (4.11%) CCA
2 3 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) RHCSA
3 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.22%) XenApp
4 5 (6.85%) Docker
4 5 (6.85%) XenDesktop
4 5 (6.85%) Postfix
4 5 (6.85%) Sendmail
4 5 (6.85%) Xen
5 4 (5.48%) NFS
6 2 (2.74%) Squid
6 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.37%) vSphere
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) NetBackup
1 9 (12.33%) Nagios
2 8 (10.96%) Puppet
3 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.85%) Salt
4 2 (2.74%) SELinux
4 2 (2.74%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.74%) yum
4 2 (2.74%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 47 (64.38%) Red Hat
2 21 (28.77%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) Citrix
4 8 (10.96%) HP
4 8 (10.96%) EMC
4 8 (10.96%) Oracle
5 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.59%) Altiris
6 6 (8.22%) TIBCO
6 6 (8.22%) Veritas
7 5 (6.85%) Hitachi
7 5 (6.85%) Reuters
7 5 (6.85%) Cisco
7 5 (6.85%) eSpeed
7 5 (6.85%) Splunk
7 5 (6.85%) MarketAxess
8 4 (5.48%) Isilon
8 4 (5.48%) Remedy
9 2 (2.74%) Brocade
9 2 (2.74%) 3PAR
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