The first table below looks at the demand for the Linux Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 23 July 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 South West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 131 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% - 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£335 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2772 2021 2828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.15% 93.96% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1252 1692
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 134 190
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Linux Support
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Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Linux Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Linux Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Linux Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Linux Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Linux Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Linux Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) YUM
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet
4 1 (25.00%) nmon
4 1 (25.00%) SELinux
4 1 (25.00%) Samba
4 1 (25.00%) JBoss
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) NFS
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) RHCE
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) SELinux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) RHCE
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
1 1 (25.00%) Samba
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (25.00%) YUM
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
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