The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 408 402 376
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 7 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.029% 0.081% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.087% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 8
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£426 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
Linux Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22207 23085 20644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.30% 93.17% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15998 15957 13766
Average daily rate £425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 375 536
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Support in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in London

Linux Support
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Support across the London region.

Linux Support Daily Rate Trend in London

Linux Support
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Support across the London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Linux Support Daily Rate Histogram in London

Linux Support
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Support across the London region.

Linux Support Hourly Rate Trend in London

Linux Support
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London +27 2 £475 -5.00% 1
Linux Support
England

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (82.76%) UNIX
3 19 (65.52%) Red Hat
3 19 (65.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (58.62%) Windows
5 15 (51.72%) Python
5 15 (51.72%) Perl
5 15 (51.72%) SQL
5 15 (51.72%) FIX Protocol
6 13 (44.83%) TIBCO
7 12 (41.38%) Rendezvous
7 12 (41.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (41.38%) Low Latency
8 11 (37.93%) Capacity Management
8 11 (37.93%) Multicast
8 11 (37.93%) Electronic Trading
8 11 (37.93%) MarketAxess
8 11 (37.93%) Reuters
8 11 (37.93%) Project Management
8 11 (37.93%) eSpeed
8 11 (37.93%) Change Management
8 11 (37.93%) Firewall
8 11 (37.93%) VMware
8 11 (37.93%) Fixed Income
9 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (24.14%) Oracle
10 6 (20.69%) EMC
10 6 (20.69%) SAN
10 6 (20.69%) Finance
10 6 (20.69%) Banking

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
1 3 (10.34%) Apache
1 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Multicast
1 11 (37.93%) Firewall
2 6 (20.69%) SAN
3 2 (6.90%) SMTP
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) VLAN
4 1 (3.45%) tcpdump
4 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Exadata
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
1 6 (20.69%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
2 4 (13.79%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (41.38%) Rendezvous
3 3 (10.34%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.45%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (37.93%) Fixed Income
3 4 (13.79%) Hedge funds
4 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.34%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (82.76%) UNIX
3 19 (65.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (58.62%) Windows
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.34%) SELinux
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Low Latency
2 11 (37.93%) Capacity Management
2 11 (37.93%) Electronic Trading
2 11 (37.93%) Project Management
2 11 (37.93%) Change Management
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) ITSM
4 3 (10.34%) SOA
5 2 (6.90%) SIEM
6 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.45%) Release Management
6 1 (3.45%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps
6 1 (3.45%) Kernel Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) Python
1 15 (51.72%) Perl
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
3 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.34%) Ruby
4 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.24%) XenApp
2 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (6.90%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
2 2 (6.90%) HAProxy
2 2 (6.90%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.45%) YUM
3 1 (3.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Red Hat
2 13 (44.83%) TIBCO
3 11 (37.93%) MarketAxess
3 11 (37.93%) Reuters
3 11 (37.93%) eSpeed
3 11 (37.93%) VMware
4 7 (24.14%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) EMC
6 5 (17.24%) Citrix
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.24%) Hitachi
7 3 (10.34%) Remedy
7 3 (10.34%) Sybase
7 3 (10.34%) IBM
8 2 (6.90%) Brocade
9 1 (3.45%) Symantec
9 1 (3.45%) CA
9 1 (3.45%) NetApp
9 1 (3.45%) Veritas