The table below looks at the statistics 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 25 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 569 538 548
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 32 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.075% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.081% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £525 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £235 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.15% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51630 48043 48724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 32647 29076 27348
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2103 2088 2596
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 25 November 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 25 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
England -48 31 £300 -42.85% 6
South East -26 13 £300 +3.44% 1
Berkshire -2 10 £388 +33.62% 1
Reading +12 8 £300 +3.44%
London -14 7 £426 -18.85% 4
West Yorkshire -2 5 £225 -
Yorkshire -5 5 £225 -
Leeds - 5 £225 -
City of London +25 2 £475 -5.00% 1
North East - 2 £255 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £269 -
Scotland -8 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £190 -
South West - 1 £325 -
Surrey - 1 £300 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Sheffield - - - -

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (54.95%) Red Hat
3 49 (53.85%) UNIX
4 43 (47.25%) Windows
5 41 (45.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (29.67%) VMware
7 23 (25.27%) Perl
8 22 (24.18%) SQL
9 19 (20.88%) Python
9 19 (20.88%) Firewall
10 17 (18.68%) Oracle
11 16 (17.58%) FIX Protocol
12 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (15.38%) Incident Management
13 14 (15.38%) Citrix
13 14 (15.38%) TIBCO
14 13 (14.29%) Rendezvous
14 13 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
14 13 (14.29%) Low Latency
15 12 (13.19%) Multicast
15 12 (13.19%) Capacity Management
15 12 (13.19%) Electronic Trading
15 12 (13.19%) Security Cleared
15 12 (13.19%) MarketAxess
15 12 (13.19%) DNS
15 12 (13.19%) SAN
15 12 (13.19%) ITIL
15 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (13.19%) Reuters

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 11 (12.09%) Apache
1 11 (12.09%) WebLogic
2 7 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.49%) JBoss
4 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.20%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.10%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) Firewall
2 12 (13.19%) Multicast
2 12 (13.19%) DNS
2 12 (13.19%) SAN
3 6 (6.59%) DHCP
4 4 (4.40%) SSH
5 3 (3.30%) LDAP
6 2 (2.20%) VLAN
6 2 (2.20%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.20%) SMTP
6 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.20%) FTP
6 2 (2.20%) HTTP
7 1 (1.10%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) MySQL
2 5 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.30%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (2.20%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.10%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.30%) JIRA
General
1 7 (7.69%) Banking
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (14.29%) Rendezvous
3 6 (6.59%) Middleware
4 4 (4.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.20%) LAMP
5 2 (2.20%) CSS
5 2 (2.20%) SOAP
5 2 (2.20%) HTML
6 1 (1.10%) .NET
6 1 (1.10%) Web Services
6 1 (1.10%) XML
6 1 (1.10%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.10%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (13.19%) Fixed Income
3 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.59%) Clustering
5 4 (4.40%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.30%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.30%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.20%) NHS
8 1 (1.10%) EPoS
8 1 (1.10%) Equities
8 1 (1.10%) Open Source
8 1 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (53.85%) UNIX
3 43 (47.25%) Windows
4 41 (45.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (12.09%) CentOS
8 7 (7.69%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.49%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.49%) Debian
9 5 (5.49%) SELinux
10 4 (4.40%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.40%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (3.30%) Solaris
11 3 (3.30%) AIX
12 1 (1.10%) HPUX
12 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 13 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 12 (13.19%) Capacity Management
3 12 (13.19%) Electronic Trading
3 12 (13.19%) ITIL
3 12 (13.19%) Project Management
3 12 (13.19%) Change Management
4 6 (6.59%) Time Management
5 5 (5.49%) DevOps
6 4 (4.40%) Scrum
6 4 (4.40%) Workflow
6 4 (4.40%) Service Management
6 4 (4.40%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.30%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.30%) SOA
7 3 (3.30%) ITSM
7 3 (3.30%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.20%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.20%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.27%) Perl
2 22 (24.18%) SQL
3 19 (20.88%) Python
4 5 (5.49%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.40%) Korn
5 4 (4.40%) PHP
6 3 (3.30%) Bourne shell
6 3 (3.30%) Ruby
7 2 (2.20%) C
7 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.20%) VB
8 1 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.59%) MCSE
3 6 (6.59%) HNC
4 3 (3.30%) CCNA
4 3 (3.30%) CCA
4 3 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.30%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.10%) RHCE
5 1 (1.10%) LPIC
5 1 (1.10%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.59%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (6.59%) XenApp
3 6 (6.59%) NFS
4 5 (5.49%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.20%) Squid
5 2 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.10%) Samba
6 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.10%) KVM
6 1 (1.10%) RHEV
6 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) Puppet
2 8 (8.79%) Nagios
3 7 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 7 (7.69%) YUM
4 2 (2.20%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.20%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.10%) nmon
5 1 (1.10%) SCCM
5 1 (1.10%) SCOM
5 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 50 (54.95%) Red Hat
2 27 (29.67%) VMware
3 17 (18.68%) Oracle
4 14 (15.38%) Citrix
4 14 (15.38%) TIBCO
5 12 (13.19%) MarketAxess
5 12 (13.19%) Reuters
5 12 (13.19%) eSpeed
6 11 (12.09%) HP
7 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
7 9 (9.89%) EMC
8 8 (8.79%) Remedy
9 7 (7.69%) Veritas
9 7 (7.69%) Altiris
10 6 (6.59%) Splunk
10 6 (6.59%) IBM
11 5 (5.49%) Hitachi
12 4 (4.40%) Isilon
13 3 (3.30%) Sybase
14 2 (2.20%) Brocade
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