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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank 590 607 518
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -89
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 58 53 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.091% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.096% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 29 75
Median daily rate £380 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £268
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +30.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +16.36%

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 2016.

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 23 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 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +29 58 £380 +1.33% 27
London -5 29 £380 +1.33% 9
South East +28 17 £425 - 10
North East -16 9 £260 -0.95% 1
Tyne and Wear -26 9 £260 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 9 £260 - 1
Berkshire +14 6 £425 +21.42% 1
Reading - 6 £425 - 1
Hampshire +17 5 £425 - 2
Surrey - 5 £475 - 4
Leatherhead - 3 £475 -
Winchester - 3 - -
East of England -1 2 £375 +72.01% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Guildford - 2 £425 - 1
Harrow - 2 £400 -
City of London +22 1 - - 5
North West +12 1 £360 +118.18% 3
Manchester - 1 £360 - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £450 -
Stockport - 1 £360 - 2

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Linux
2 70 (49.65%) Red Hat
2 70 (49.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (34.04%) Unix
4 42 (29.79%) Windows
5 39 (27.66%) Perl
6 38 (26.95%) Oracle
7 35 (24.82%) ITIL
8 34 (24.11%) AIX
9 31 (21.99%) HP
10 30 (21.28%) RHCE
10 30 (21.28%) High Availability
11 29 (20.57%) Python
12 28 (19.86%) Service Delivery
12 28 (19.86%) Clustering
12 28 (19.86%) KVM
12 28 (19.86%) Compliance Management
13 27 (19.15%) Security Cleared
14 26 (18.44%) SQL
15 25 (17.73%) Firewall
16 24 (17.02%) IBM
17 22 (15.60%) SLA
17 22 (15.60%) Java
17 22 (15.60%) EMC
18 21 (14.89%) Bash Shell
19 20 (14.18%) SAN
19 20 (14.18%) Oracle RAC
19 20 (14.18%) EMC NetWorker
20 19 (13.48%) Shell Script
20 19 (13.48%) Puppet

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 16 (11.35%) Tomcat
2 9 (6.38%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.96%) JBoss
4 6 (4.26%) Apache
5 5 (3.55%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.71%) Confluence
7 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.71%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.67%) MS Office
2 6 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.71%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.13%) Office 365
2 3 (2.13%) SaaS
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.73%) Firewall
2 20 (14.18%) SAN
3 17 (12.06%) LDAP
4 14 (9.93%) DNS
5 12 (8.51%) OpenLDAP
6 11 (7.80%) SSH
7 10 (7.09%) SSL
8 9 (6.38%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.96%) IPv6
10 6 (4.26%) Multicast
11 5 (3.55%) Wireless
12 4 (2.84%) FTP
12 4 (2.84%) SMTP
12 4 (2.84%) VPN
13 3 (2.13%) SNMP
14 2 (1.42%) DHCP
14 2 (1.42%) Ethernet
14 2 (1.42%) Internet
14 2 (1.42%) IPsec
14 2 (1.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.64%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.67%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.26%) MySQL
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.13%) JIRA
3 2 (1.42%) Hudson
3 2 (1.42%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.71%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.71%) JBuilder
4 1 (0.71%) JUnit
4 1 (0.71%) Maven
4 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 4 (2.84%) Banking
2 4 (2.84%) Front Office
3 3 (2.13%) Local Government
4 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.42%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Back Office
5 1 (0.71%) French Language
5 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.80%) Regular Expression
2 7 (4.96%) ActiveMQ
2 7 (4.96%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (3.55%) J2SE
3 5 (3.55%) Middleware
3 5 (3.55%) Rendezvous
4 3 (2.13%) SAML
5 2 (1.42%) J2EE
5 2 (1.42%) Java EE
5 2 (1.42%) Web Services
5 2 (1.42%) WebCenter
5 2 (1.42%) XML
6 1 (0.71%) .NET
6 1 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.71%) HTML
6 1 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.71%) JMS
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.71%) SOAP
6 1 (0.71%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.86%) Clustering
2 8 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.26%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.13%) VCE vBlock
6 2 (1.42%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.42%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.71%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.71%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.71%) Derivative
7 1 (0.71%) Equities
7 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.71%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.71%) PKI
7 1 (0.71%) STB
7 1 (0.71%) Tandem
7 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Linux
2 70 (49.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (34.04%) Unix
4 42 (29.79%) Windows
5 34 (24.11%) AIX
6 11 (7.80%) Mac OS
7 9 (6.38%) Windows Server
8 6 (4.26%) CentOS
9 5 (3.55%) Solaris
9 5 (3.55%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.42%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.42%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.82%) ITIL
2 30 (21.28%) High Availability
3 28 (19.86%) Compliance Management
3 28 (19.86%) Service Delivery
4 16 (11.35%) DevOps
5 11 (7.80%) Knowledge Management
6 10 (7.09%) Electronic Trading
7 6 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.26%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.26%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.55%) Defect Management
8 5 (3.55%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.55%) Validation
9 4 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.84%) Low Latency
9 4 (2.84%) Migration
10 3 (2.13%) Change Management
10 3 (2.13%) ITSM
10 3 (2.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.66%) Perl
2 29 (20.57%) Python
3 26 (18.44%) SQL
4 22 (15.60%) Java
5 21 (14.89%) Bash Shell
6 19 (13.48%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.67%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.96%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.55%) Korn
10 4 (2.84%) C++
10 4 (2.84%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.13%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.42%) AWK
12 2 (1.42%) C
12 2 (1.42%) sed
13 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.71%) PHP
13 1 (0.71%) R
13 1 (0.71%) Ruby
13 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (21.28%) RHCE
2 27 (19.15%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.35%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.42%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.42%) Degree
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.60%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (19.86%) KVM
2 20 (14.18%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (6.38%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.55%) NFS
5 2 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.42%) XenApp
6 1 (0.71%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (14.18%) EMC NetWorker
2 19 (13.48%) Puppet
3 5 (3.55%) Nagios
4 4 (2.84%) Ansible
4 4 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (2.13%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.42%) Terraform
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.71%) yum
Vendors
1 70 (49.65%) Red Hat
2 38 (26.95%) Oracle
3 31 (21.99%) HP
4 24 (17.02%) IBM
5 22 (15.60%) EMC
6 16 (11.35%) VMware
7 9 (6.38%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.26%) Splunk
9 5 (3.55%) F5
9 5 (3.55%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.84%) Veritas
11 3 (2.13%) Apple
11 3 (2.13%) Cisco
11 3 (2.13%) Citrix
11 3 (2.13%) ION Trading
12 2 (1.42%) Altiris
13 1 (0.71%) Embarcadero
13 1 (0.71%) Informatica
13 1 (0.71%) NetApp
13 1 (0.71%) Plumtree
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