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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank 554 587 546
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 84 56 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.100% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 63
Median daily rate £375 £281 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £184 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £230 £238
% change year-on-year
+28.26% -3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +7.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.45%

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 28 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 1 July 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 +36 82 £375 +25.00% 35
London +4 32 £400 +12.28% 13
North East -41 23 £253 -3.80% 2
Tyne and Wear -41 23 £253 -1.46% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 23 £253 -1.46% 2
South East +22 22 £438 -2.77% 12
Berkshire +5 9 £550 - 8
Buckinghamshire - 7 £275 -
Hampshire +11 6 £438 -2.77%
Milton Keynes - 6 £275 -
Reading -3 5 £550 - 6
Bromley - 3 £225 -
Wokingham - 3 - - 1
Winchester - 3 £363 -
West Yorkshire 0 2 £413 +83.33% 1
Yorkshire -2 2 £413 +83.33% 1
West Midlands -20 2 £325 -7.14%
Croydon - 2 £415 -
North West -6 1 £225 +36.36% 6
Leeds -8 1 £375 +66.66% 1
Scotland -26 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 £225 - 4
South Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 150 (100.00%) Linux
2 71 (47.33%) Red Hat
3 69 (46.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (36.00%) Unix
5 50 (33.33%) Windows
6 45 (30.00%) ITIL
7 44 (29.33%) Oracle
8 40 (26.67%) Perl
9 32 (21.33%) HP
10 31 (20.67%) SQL
11 30 (20.00%) AIX
11 30 (20.00%) Python
11 30 (20.00%) VMware
12 28 (18.67%) Active Directory
13 25 (16.67%) SLA
13 25 (16.67%) High Availability
14 24 (16.00%) Firewall
15 22 (14.67%) Finance
15 22 (14.67%) Java
16 21 (14.00%) Incident Management
16 21 (14.00%) Bash Shell
17 20 (13.33%) Windows Server
17 20 (13.33%) Clustering
17 20 (13.33%) Tomcat
17 20 (13.33%) IBM
17 20 (13.33%) RHCE
17 20 (13.33%) SAN
18 18 (12.00%) Service Delivery
18 18 (12.00%) KVM
19 17 (11.33%) Security Cleared

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 20 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 15 (10.00%) JBoss
3 13 (8.67%) Apache
3 13 (8.67%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.33%) nginx
5 5 (3.33%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.33%) IIS
7 2 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.67%) Confluence
8 1 (0.67%) Documentum
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.67%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.67%) MS Office
2 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.67%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.67%) Office 365
3 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.00%) Firewall
2 20 (13.33%) SAN
3 16 (10.67%) LDAP
4 15 (10.00%) DNS
5 12 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.33%) SSH
7 10 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
7 10 (6.67%) SSL
8 7 (4.67%) HTTP
9 6 (4.00%) Multicast
9 6 (4.00%) SMTP
10 4 (2.67%) Internet
10 4 (2.67%) IPv6
11 2 (1.33%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.33%) IPsec
12 1 (0.67%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.67%) VPN
12 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.00%) MySQL
1 12 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.67%) DB2
7 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Subversion
2 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.67%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.67%) JBuilder
2 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.67%) JIRA
2 1 (0.67%) JUnit
2 1 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 22 (14.67%) Finance
2 7 (4.67%) Banking
3 5 (3.33%) Front Office
4 4 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Back Office
6 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.33%) Local Government
6 2 (1.33%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) French Language
7 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.00%) Web Services
2 8 (5.33%) Regular Expression
3 7 (4.67%) LAMP
3 7 (4.67%) XML
4 6 (4.00%) HTML
5 5 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (3.33%) J2SE
5 5 (3.33%) JSON
5 5 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (3.33%) MCollective
5 5 (3.33%) Rendezvous
6 4 (2.67%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (2.00%) SAML
8 2 (1.33%) Java EE
9 1 (0.67%) .NET
9 1 (0.67%) J2EE
9 1 (0.67%) Middleware
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.67%) SOAP
9 1 (0.67%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.33%) Clustering
2 8 (5.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.67%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.00%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.00%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.00%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.33%) Equities
7 2 (1.33%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.67%) Derivative
8 1 (0.67%) HACMP
8 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.67%) PKI
8 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 150 (100.00%) Linux
2 69 (46.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 54 (36.00%) Unix
4 50 (33.33%) Windows
5 30 (20.00%) AIX
6 20 (13.33%) Windows Server
7 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (6.67%) Solaris
8 10 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (6.00%) CentOS
9 9 (6.00%) Windows 7
10 8 (5.33%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.33%) HPUX
12 4 (2.67%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.67%) Windows 10
13 3 (2.00%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.00%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.33%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (30.00%) ITIL
2 25 (16.67%) High Availability
3 21 (14.00%) Incident Management
4 18 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 15 (10.00%) DevOps
6 8 (5.33%) Configuration Management
6 8 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (5.33%) Time Management
7 7 (4.67%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (4.00%) Defect Management
8 6 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (4.00%) Validation
9 5 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.67%) Low Latency
10 4 (2.67%) Migration
10 4 (2.67%) Open Source
11 3 (2.00%) ITIL V3
11 3 (2.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.67%) Perl
2 31 (20.67%) SQL
3 30 (20.00%) Python
4 22 (14.67%) Java
5 21 (14.00%) Bash Shell
6 13 (8.67%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.33%) C++
7 8 (5.33%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.00%) Korn
9 5 (3.33%) C#
10 4 (2.67%) AWK
10 4 (2.67%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.67%) sed
11 3 (2.00%) PHP
12 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.67%) C
13 1 (0.67%) Ruby
13 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (13.33%) RHCE
2 17 (11.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.33%) Degree
5 4 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.33%) CCNA
6 2 (1.33%) CCNP
6 2 (1.33%) HNC
6 2 (1.33%) MCSE
6 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.33%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.00%) KVM
3 15 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.67%) NFS
6 5 (3.33%) qmail
6 5 (3.33%) Squid
6 5 (3.33%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.00%) vSphere
8 2 (1.33%) Samba
8 2 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.33%) XenServer
9 1 (0.67%) iptables
9 1 (0.67%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 14 (9.33%) Nagios
2 14 (9.33%) Puppet
3 5 (3.33%) Cacti
3 5 (3.33%) collectd
3 5 (3.33%) Ganglia
3 5 (3.33%) Graphite
3 5 (3.33%) logstash
3 5 (3.33%) SCCM
3 5 (3.33%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.00%) Ansible
4 3 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.67%) Icinga
6 1 (0.67%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.67%) Plesk
6 1 (0.67%) vRealize
6 1 (0.67%) yum
Vendors
1 71 (47.33%) Red Hat
2 44 (29.33%) Oracle
3 32 (21.33%) HP
4 30 (20.00%) VMware
5 20 (13.33%) IBM
6 16 (10.67%) EMC
7 14 (9.33%) Microsoft
8 13 (8.67%) Splunk
9 11 (7.33%) Remedy
10 5 (3.33%) Avaya
10 5 (3.33%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.33%) TIBCO
11 4 (2.67%) Cisco
11 4 (2.67%) F5
12 3 (2.00%) ION Trading
12 3 (2.00%) Siebel
13 2 (1.33%) Citrix
13 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.33%) Veritas
14 1 (0.67%) Lotus
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £320 - £400 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £100 - 250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago