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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank 571 579 555
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 49 78 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 60
Median daily rate £378 £350 £262
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +33.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £429 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +38.46%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 26 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 3 December 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 -17 49 £378 +5.59% 17
London -26 20 £380 -2.56% 8
North West +14 8 £350 -6.66% 3
North East -24 8 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 8 £330 -
Tyne and Wear -30 8 £330 -
Manchester +10 7 £350 -6.66% 3
South West - 7 £389 - 1
Devon - 6 £403 -
Exeter - 6 £403 -
South East +17 4 £450 +50.00% 1
Surrey - 3 £475 -
City of London -1 2 £425 +47.82% 3
Leatherhead - 2 £475 -
Hampshire +22 1 £250 -30.31% 1
East of England +4 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
Lancashire - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £215 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Stockport - 1 £380 - 2
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
Blackpool - 1 £325 -
Nottingham - 1 £350 -
Guildford - 1 £425 -

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (39.84%) Red Hat
3 44 (35.77%) Unix
4 43 (34.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (34.15%) Windows
6 33 (26.83%) ITIL
7 31 (25.20%) Security Cleared
8 28 (22.76%) AIX
9 27 (21.95%) Perl
9 27 (21.95%) High Availability
10 26 (21.14%) Oracle
10 26 (21.14%) Python
11 23 (18.70%) Service Delivery
12 22 (17.89%) Shell Script
12 22 (17.89%) RHCE
12 22 (17.89%) Clustering
13 21 (17.07%) KVM
13 21 (17.07%) Compliance Management
14 19 (15.45%) Puppet
14 19 (15.45%) HP
15 18 (14.63%) EMC
15 18 (14.63%) SLA
15 18 (14.63%) VMware
16 16 (13.01%) DV Cleared
16 16 (13.01%) Oracle RAC
16 16 (13.01%) EMC NetWorker
16 16 (13.01%) SAN
16 16 (13.01%) Java
17 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
18 14 (11.38%) IBM

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 13 (10.57%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.88%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.07%) Apache
4 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.81%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) JBoss
5 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 9 (7.32%) MS Office
2 7 (5.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.63%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) SaaS
2 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.07%) IaaS
3 5 (4.07%) PaaS
4 3 (2.44%) Office 365
5 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.01%) SAN
2 12 (9.76%) DNS
3 11 (8.94%) Firewall
3 11 (8.94%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.13%) LDAP
5 8 (6.50%) SSL
6 6 (4.88%) SSH
7 5 (4.07%) FTP
7 5 (4.07%) Wireless
8 4 (3.25%) IPv6
8 4 (3.25%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (3.25%) SMTP
8 4 (3.25%) VPN
9 3 (2.44%) DHCP
9 3 (2.44%) Internet
9 3 (2.44%) SNMP
10 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.63%) HTTP
10 2 (1.63%) IPsec
10 2 (1.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.07%) MySQL
3 4 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.81%) DB2
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.44%) JIRA
2 2 (1.63%) Hudson
2 2 (1.63%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.81%) JBuilder
General
1 10 (8.13%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Advertising
3 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.63%) Front Office
4 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Local Government
4 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.57%) Regular Expression
2 7 (5.69%) Middleware
3 4 (3.25%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (3.25%) J2EE
3 4 (3.25%) J2SE
3 4 (3.25%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.63%) .NET
4 2 (1.63%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.81%) HTML
5 1 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.81%) JMS
5 1 (0.81%) JMX
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.81%) SOAP
5 1 (0.81%) Struts
5 1 (0.81%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.89%) Clustering
2 5 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.25%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.63%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.63%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.63%) Tandem
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.81%) Derivative
6 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.81%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.81%) STB
6 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.81%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 123 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (35.77%) Unix
3 43 (34.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (34.15%) Windows
5 28 (22.76%) AIX
6 9 (7.32%) Mac OS
7 7 (5.69%) Solaris
7 7 (5.69%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.25%) CentOS
8 4 (3.25%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.25%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.44%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.44%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.63%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.81%) Fedora
11 1 (0.81%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) ITIL
2 27 (21.95%) High Availability
3 23 (18.70%) Service Delivery
4 21 (17.07%) Compliance Management
5 13 (10.57%) Knowledge Management
6 11 (8.94%) DevOps
7 8 (6.50%) Service Management
8 7 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.69%) Change Management
8 7 (5.69%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.88%) ITSM
9 6 (4.88%) Open Source
10 5 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (4.07%) Problem Management
11 4 (3.25%) SDLC
12 3 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (2.44%) Electronic Trading
12 3 (2.44%) Release Management
12 3 (2.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.95%) Perl
2 26 (21.14%) Python
3 22 (17.89%) Shell Script
4 16 (13.01%) Java
5 14 (11.38%) Bash Shell
6 12 (9.76%) SQL
7 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.44%) C++
8 3 (2.44%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.63%) AWK
9 2 (1.63%) C
9 2 (1.63%) Ruby
9 2 (1.63%) sed
10 1 (0.81%) Fortran
10 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.81%) R
10 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (25.20%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.89%) RHCE
3 16 (13.01%) DV Cleared
4 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.63%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.63%) Degree
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.81%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (17.07%) KVM
2 16 (13.01%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (5.69%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.63%) NFS
6 2 (1.63%) Samba
6 2 (1.63%) StorNext
6 2 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.63%) XenApp
6 2 (1.63%) Xsan
7 1 (0.81%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (15.45%) Puppet
2 16 (13.01%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (3.25%) Ansible
3 4 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.63%) Nagios
4 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.63%) Terraform
5 1 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.81%) Control-M
5 1 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (39.84%) Red Hat
2 26 (21.14%) Oracle
3 19 (15.45%) HP
4 18 (14.63%) EMC
4 18 (14.63%) VMware
5 14 (11.38%) IBM
6 11 (8.94%) Microsoft
7 8 (6.50%) Splunk
8 5 (4.07%) Apple
8 5 (4.07%) Remedy
9 4 (3.25%) Cisco
9 4 (3.25%) Citrix
9 4 (3.25%) Veritas
10 2 (1.63%) Adobe
10 2 (1.63%) Altiris
10 2 (1.63%) Autodesk
10 2 (1.63%) Foundry
11 1 (0.81%) F5
11 1 (0.81%) QNX
11 1 (0.81%) Solace
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