The first table below looks at the demand for the Linux Support role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 29 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 currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 541 550 550
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 48 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.025% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.027% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 5 12
Average daily rate
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£336 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.27% -0.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £296 £409
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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support
Daily Rate Trend

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

Linux Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Support within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Linux Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Support
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Linux Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England +28 48 £336 +22.27% 11
London +6 19 £550 +100.00% 4
South East +5 15 £300 - 6
Hampshire - 6 £316 -
Southampton - 6 £316 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £313 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £313 -
North East - 5 £313 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £275 -
Yorkshire - 3 £185 - 1
City of London +25 2 £413 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £300 - 1
Brighton - 2 £300 - 1
North West -3 1 £260 -
West Midlands - 1 £250 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £260 -
Essex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Colchester - - - -

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (61.25%) Red Hat
3 40 (50.00%) UNIX
4 36 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (38.75%) Windows
5 31 (38.75%) Perl
6 29 (36.25%) SQL
7 24 (30.00%) Oracle
7 24 (30.00%) Python
7 24 (30.00%) Firewall
8 21 (26.25%) Change Management
9 19 (23.75%) TIBCO
9 19 (23.75%) Rendezvous
10 18 (22.50%) Reuters
10 18 (22.50%) Project Management
10 18 (22.50%) eSpeed
10 18 (22.50%) VMware
10 18 (22.50%) Fixed Income
10 18 (22.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (22.50%) MarketAxess
10 18 (22.50%) Capacity Management
10 18 (22.50%) Low Latency
10 18 (22.50%) Electronic Trading
10 18 (22.50%) Multicast
11 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 16 (20.00%) Puppet
12 15 (18.75%) Apache
12 15 (18.75%) WebLogic
13 14 (17.50%) Finance
14 13 (16.25%) Shell Script

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (18.75%) Apache
1 15 (18.75%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.00%) Firewall
2 18 (22.50%) Multicast
3 8 (10.00%) LDAP
4 6 (7.50%) iSCSI
5 5 (6.25%) SAN
6 4 (5.00%) DNS
7 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.50%) SSH
7 2 (2.50%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.50%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) MySQL
2 9 (11.25%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.75%) JIRA
General
1 14 (17.50%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.50%) Electronics
5 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.75%) Rendezvous
2 10 (12.50%) Middleware
3 5 (6.25%) LAMP
4 4 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.75%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.50%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.50%) HTML
6 2 (2.50%) CSS
6 2 (2.50%) SOAP
7 1 (1.25%) XML
7 1 (1.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 18 (22.50%) Fixed Income
2 4 (5.00%) Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) IPTV
3 3 (3.75%) FMCG
3 3 (3.75%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.75%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.75%) NHS
3 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) DTV
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (50.00%) UNIX
3 36 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (38.75%) Windows
5 10 (12.50%) CentOS
6 9 (11.25%) Ubuntu
7 8 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (8.75%) Windows XP
9 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (5.00%) Solaris
10 4 (5.00%) SELinux
10 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.00%) AIX
11 3 (3.75%) HPUX
12 1 (1.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) Change Management
2 18 (22.50%) Project Management
2 18 (22.50%) Electronic Trading
2 18 (22.50%) Capacity Management
2 18 (22.50%) Low Latency
3 9 (11.25%) ITIL
4 5 (6.25%) Scrum
4 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.25%) DevOps
5 4 (5.00%) SOA
6 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.75%) Service Management
6 3 (3.75%) ITSM
6 3 (3.75%) Workflow
6 3 (3.75%) Security Testing
7 2 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.50%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.50%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.25%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.75%) Perl
2 29 (36.25%) SQL
3 24 (30.00%) Python
4 13 (16.25%) Shell Script
5 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.50%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.75%) Ruby
7 3 (3.75%) Java
8 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.50%) PHP
8 2 (2.50%) Korn
9 1 (1.25%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.25%) NFS
4 5 (6.25%) Postfix
4 5 (6.25%) Sendmail
4 5 (6.25%) Squid
4 5 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.75%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.50%) vSphere
7 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (20.00%) Puppet
2 7 (8.75%) YUM
3 5 (6.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (2.50%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.50%) Control-M
4 2 (2.50%) Nagios
5 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.25%) SCCM
5 1 (1.25%) SCOM
5 1 (1.25%) Cacti
5 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.25%) nmon
Vendors
1 49 (61.25%) Red Hat
2 24 (30.00%) Oracle
3 19 (23.75%) TIBCO
4 18 (22.50%) Reuters
4 18 (22.50%) eSpeed
4 18 (22.50%) VMware
4 18 (22.50%) MarketAxess
5 8 (10.00%) JBoss
6 7 (8.75%) HP
7 6 (7.50%) IBM
8 4 (5.00%) NetApp
8 4 (5.00%) Remedy
9 3 (3.75%) Splunk
9 3 (3.75%) Veritas
9 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.75%) Sybase
10 2 (2.50%) SAP
10 2 (2.50%) BMC
10 2 (2.50%) CA
10 2 (2.50%) Nimsoft
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