The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 399 373 405
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 17 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.069% 0.027% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.029% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 16
Average daily rate £380 £401 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% -15.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £401 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £401 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £235 £193
% change year-on-year
+44.68% +22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.50 -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22912 20394 25944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.78% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15867 13832 16673
Average daily rate £425 £448 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 421 581
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Linux Support
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 4 £221 -44.75%
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Linux Support
England

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (91.18%) Red Hat
3 24 (70.59%) Perl
4 23 (67.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (61.76%) Windows
5 21 (61.76%) Change Management
6 19 (55.88%) Python
7 18 (52.94%) SQL
7 18 (52.94%) UNIX
7 18 (52.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (52.94%) Firewall
7 18 (52.94%) Fixed Income
7 18 (52.94%) Project Management
7 18 (52.94%) eSpeed
7 18 (52.94%) TIBCO
7 18 (52.94%) Rendezvous
7 18 (52.94%) Reuters
7 18 (52.94%) MarketAxess
7 18 (52.94%) Capacity Management
7 18 (52.94%) Low Latency
7 18 (52.94%) Multicast
7 18 (52.94%) Electronic Trading
8 11 (32.35%) Finance
9 7 (20.59%) Banking
10 6 (17.65%) Shell Script
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL
10 6 (17.65%) Apache
11 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
11 5 (14.71%) MySQL
11 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (17.65%) Apache
2 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) Firewall
1 18 (52.94%) Multicast
2 2 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.94%) VLAN
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) MySQL
2 4 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.76%) Marketing
3 4 (11.76%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.88%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) Rendezvous
2 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 18 (52.94%) Fixed Income
2 4 (11.76%) FMCG
2 4 (11.76%) Digital Media
2 4 (11.76%) IPTV
2 4 (11.76%) NHS
3 2 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (67.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (61.76%) Windows
4 18 (52.94%) UNIX
5 1 (2.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Change Management
2 18 (52.94%) Project Management
2 18 (52.94%) Capacity Management
2 18 (52.94%) Low Latency
2 18 (52.94%) Electronic Trading
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) Perl
2 19 (55.88%) Python
3 18 (52.94%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) RHCE
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) NFS
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) Control-M
2 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.94%) Cacti
3 1 (2.94%) Nagios
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (91.18%) Red Hat
2 18 (52.94%) eSpeed
2 18 (52.94%) TIBCO
2 18 (52.94%) Reuters
2 18 (52.94%) MarketAxess
3 3 (8.82%) JBoss
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 2 (5.88%) BMC
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Nimsoft
5 1 (2.94%) Endeca
5 1 (2.94%) Huawei
5 1 (2.94%) ATG
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) CA
5 1 (2.94%) NetApp
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle