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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 564 522 548
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 25 55 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.11% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.12% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 43 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £246 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £336
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - -
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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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
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 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 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 28 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
North East -19 10 £300 -4.00%
London +3 7 £375 -31.81% 6
South East -27 6 £425 +41.66% 2
North West -32 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 1
Linux Support
UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (61.11%) Red Hat
3 30 (55.56%) VMware
4 25 (46.30%) Oracle
5 21 (38.89%) UNIX
6 20 (37.04%) Windows
7 18 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (24.07%) Shell Script
9 12 (22.22%) Clustering
10 11 (20.37%) Apache
11 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
12 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 9 (16.67%) CentOS
12 9 (16.67%) ITIL
12 9 (16.67%) HP
13 8 (14.81%) MySQL
13 8 (14.81%) SQL
13 8 (14.81%) VMware ESX
13 8 (14.81%) Service Management
14 7 (12.96%) Debian
14 7 (12.96%) Banking
14 7 (12.96%) Ubuntu
14 7 (12.96%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (12.96%) Solaris
14 7 (12.96%) Python
14 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
14 7 (12.96%) SLA
14 7 (12.96%) RHCE
14 7 (12.96%) Puppet

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (20.37%) Apache
2 6 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.26%) Zope
3 5 (9.26%) Plone
3 5 (9.26%) WebLogic
4 4 (7.41%) IIS
5 3 (5.56%) nginx
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.85%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (1.85%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) SAN
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.56%) LDAP
3 3 (5.56%) Firewall
3 3 (5.56%) Multicast
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) MPLS
5 1 (1.85%) HTTP
5 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
5 1 (1.85%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.85%) NAS
5 1 (1.85%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) MySQL
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.56%) Informix
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.70%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Ant
2 3 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (12.96%) Banking
2 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Middleware
2 5 (9.26%) Web Services
3 4 (7.41%) J2EE
3 4 (7.41%) SOAP
4 3 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.85%) LAMP
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Clustering
2 6 (11.11%) Replication
3 3 (5.56%) NHS
4 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (38.89%) UNIX
3 20 (37.04%) Windows
4 18 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (16.67%) CentOS
6 7 (12.96%) Debian
6 7 (12.96%) Ubuntu
6 7 (12.96%) Solaris
7 6 (11.11%) SUSE
8 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.70%) HPUX
10 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Service Management
3 6 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.41%) Performance Management
5 4 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Change Management
6 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Line Management
7 2 (3.70%) Workflow
8 1 (1.85%) Scrum
8 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.85%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.85%) SOA
8 1 (1.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) Shell Script
2 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
3 8 (14.81%) SQL
4 7 (12.96%) Python
5 5 (9.26%) Java
5 5 (9.26%) Perl
6 4 (7.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) RHCE
3 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) LPIC
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.81%) VMware ESX
3 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 5 (9.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (7.41%) vSphere
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (5.56%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.70%) vCloud
8 1 (1.85%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Puppet
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (7.41%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.56%) Control-M
4 3 (5.56%) cPanel
4 3 (5.56%) Webmin
4 3 (5.56%) Plesk
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 33 (61.11%) Red Hat
2 30 (55.56%) VMware
3 25 (46.30%) Oracle
4 9 (16.67%) HP
5 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
6 5 (9.26%) IBM
7 4 (7.41%) EMC
7 4 (7.41%) Informatica
7 4 (7.41%) Symantec
8 3 (5.56%) Splunk
8 3 (5.56%) TIBCO
9 2 (3.70%) NetApp
9 2 (3.70%) Veritas
9 2 (3.70%) Citrix
9 2 (3.70%) Cisco
9 2 (3.70%) Sybase
9 2 (3.70%) SAP
10 1 (1.85%) Cognos
10 1 (1.85%) Sun
10 1 (1.85%) CommVault