The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Linux Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Support
UK
Rank 545 547 522
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 50 71 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 65
Median daily rate £380 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Linux Support in the job title.

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 17 January 2017.

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 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 50 £380 +8.57% 24
London +5 20 £380 +4.10% 10
South West - 9 £403 -
North West +24 8 £350 -6.66% 2
Manchester +21 7 £350 -6.66% 2
Devon - 7 £403 -
Exeter - 7 £403 -
Tyne and Wear -12 6 £330 - 1
North East -14 6 £330 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 6 £330 - 1
South East 0 4 £391 +30.41% 5
Leatherhead +19 2 £475 -
Surrey +15 2 £475 +5.43% 2
Bristol - 2 £338 -
City of London - 2 - - 7
Hampshire +13 1 £250 -13.04%
East of England +3 1 - -
West Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -2 1 - - 1
Berkshire -4 1 £308 +6.95% 2
Leeds -13 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Stockport - 1 £380 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £325 -
Nottingham - 1 £350 -
Lancashire - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Linux Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Linux Support in the job title.

1 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (48.35%) Windows
3 39 (42.86%) Unix
4 28 (30.77%) Perl
5 27 (29.67%) Python
6 24 (26.37%) Shell Script
7 22 (24.18%) Red Hat
8 17 (18.68%) Knowledge Management
8 17 (18.68%) Regular Expression
9 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
9 16 (17.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (17.58%) VMware
10 15 (16.48%) SC Cleared
10 15 (16.48%) Puppet
11 13 (14.29%) AIX
11 13 (14.29%) ITIL
11 13 (14.29%) DNS
12 12 (13.19%) High Availability
12 12 (13.19%) Splunk
13 10 (10.99%) Active Directory
13 10 (10.99%) LDAP
14 9 (9.89%) Firewall
14 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
14 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
15 8 (8.79%) DevOps
15 8 (8.79%) Tomcat
15 8 (8.79%) SQL
15 8 (8.79%) Service Delivery
15 8 (8.79%) SaaS
15 8 (8.79%) PowerShell

Linux Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.79%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.59%) Apache
2 6 (6.59%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.30%) IIS
3 3 (3.30%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.10%) JBoss
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.49%) MS Office
4 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.20%) Autodesk Flame
5 2 (2.20%) Maya
5 2 (2.20%) NUKE
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) SaaS
2 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.49%) IaaS
2 5 (5.49%) PaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) DNS
2 10 (10.99%) LDAP
3 9 (9.89%) Firewall
3 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.59%) SSL
5 5 (5.49%) SSH
6 4 (4.40%) DHCP
6 4 (4.40%) FTP
6 4 (4.40%) SMTP
7 3 (3.30%) Internet
7 3 (3.30%) IPv6
7 3 (3.30%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (3.30%) VPN
8 2 (2.20%) SAN
8 2 (2.20%) SNMP
8 2 (2.20%) Wireless
9 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.10%) HTTP
9 1 (1.10%) Network Security
9 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.30%) MySQL
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.10%) DB2
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (5.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Advertising
2 2 (2.20%) Banking
2 2 (2.20%) Front Office
3 1 (1.10%) French Language
3 1 (1.10%) Local Government
3 1 (1.10%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) Regular Expression
2 5 (5.49%) Middleware
3 3 (3.30%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (3.30%) J2EE
3 3 (3.30%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.10%) .NET
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.10%) HTML
4 1 (1.10%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.10%) JMS
4 1 (1.10%) JMX
4 1 (1.10%) Web Services
4 1 (1.10%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.30%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.20%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.10%) Derivative
4 1 (1.10%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.10%) Equities
4 1 (1.10%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) STB
4 1 (1.10%) Tandem
4 1 (1.10%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (48.35%) Windows
3 39 (42.86%) Unix
4 16 (17.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (14.29%) AIX
6 8 (8.79%) Mac OS
7 7 (7.69%) CentOS
8 6 (6.59%) Windows Server
9 5 (5.49%) Solaris
9 5 (5.49%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.40%) Windows 2000
10 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.10%) Fedora
12 1 (1.10%) Gentoo
12 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.10%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (1.10%) SUSE
12 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) Knowledge Management
2 13 (14.29%) ITIL
3 12 (13.19%) High Availability
4 8 (8.79%) DevOps
4 8 (8.79%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.69%) Open Source
6 6 (6.59%) Change Management
6 6 (6.59%) Compliance Management
6 6 (6.59%) Service Management
7 5 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.40%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.40%) ITSM
9 3 (3.30%) Data Management
9 3 (3.30%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.30%) Release Management
10 2 (2.20%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.20%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.20%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.77%) Perl
2 27 (29.67%) Python
3 24 (26.37%) Shell Script
4 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
4 8 (8.79%) SQL
5 7 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 7 (7.69%) Java
6 2 (2.20%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.20%) VB
7 1 (1.10%) AWK
7 1 (1.10%) C
7 1 (1.10%) C++
7 1 (1.10%) Fortran
7 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.10%) R
7 1 (1.10%) Ruby
7 1 (1.10%) sed
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) RHCE
4 4 (4.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.30%) Degree
6 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.10%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.59%) KVM
3 6 (6.59%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.20%) NFS
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.20%) Samba
5 2 (2.20%) StorNext
5 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.20%) Xsan
6 1 (1.10%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) Puppet
2 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.20%) Ansible
3 2 (2.20%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.20%) Nagios
4 1 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.10%) Control-M
4 1 (1.10%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.10%) OpenView
4 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) Red Hat
2 16 (17.58%) VMware
3 12 (13.19%) Splunk
4 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.59%) Oracle
5 6 (6.59%) Remedy
6 5 (5.49%) IBM
7 4 (4.40%) Apple
7 4 (4.40%) HP
8 3 (3.30%) Cisco
8 3 (3.30%) EMC
9 2 (2.20%) Adobe
9 2 (2.20%) Autodesk
9 2 (2.20%) Foundry
10 1 (1.10%) F5
10 1 (1.10%) FatWire
10 1 (1.10%) Google
10 1 (1.10%) QNX
10 1 (1.10%) Solace
10 1 (1.10%) Sun
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