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 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank 566 621 514
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -107
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 94 53 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.093% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.098% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 35 67
Median daily rate £400 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.14%
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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 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 30 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 27 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 +33 93 £400 +11.88% 34
London +15 34 £400 +6.66% 12
South East +25 29 £450 +5.88% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 24 £253 -3.80% 1
Tyne and Wear -29 24 £253 -3.80% 1
North East -29 24 £253 -15.83% 1
Berkshire +17 12 £550 +57.14% 6
Reading - 11 £550 - 4
Hampshire +8 8 £438 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £275 -
Surrey +2 3 £475 - 5
Winchester - 3 £438 -
Leatherhead - 3 £475 -
East of England +19 2 £375 +82.92% 1
North West -5 2 £293 +77.27% 3
Bromley - 2 £338 -
Manchester - 2 £293 - 2
Harrow - 2 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Wales +16 1 - -
Yorkshire -2 1 £450 +100.00% 1
West Yorkshire -4 1 £450 +100.00%
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
Stockport - 1 £360 - 1
Leamington Spa - 1 £325 -
Croydon - 1 - -

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 153 (100.00%) Linux
2 77 (50.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 73 (47.71%) Red Hat
4 53 (34.64%) Unix
5 48 (31.37%) Windows
6 45 (29.41%) Oracle
7 44 (28.76%) ITIL
8 34 (22.22%) Perl
9 33 (21.57%) SQL
10 32 (20.92%) AIX
10 32 (20.92%) HP
11 31 (20.26%) Firewall
12 28 (18.30%) Security Cleared
13 26 (16.99%) RHCE
13 26 (16.99%) SLA
14 25 (16.34%) Clustering
14 25 (16.34%) High Availability
15 24 (15.69%) KVM
15 24 (15.69%) Java
15 24 (15.69%) Service Delivery
16 23 (15.03%) VMware
16 23 (15.03%) Bash Shell
17 22 (14.38%) Finance
17 22 (14.38%) EMC
17 22 (14.38%) Python
18 21 (13.73%) Active Directory
18 21 (13.73%) IBM
19 20 (13.07%) SAN
20 19 (12.42%) Oracle RAC
20 19 (12.42%) EMC NetWorker

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 17 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 9 (5.88%) JBoss
2 9 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.23%) Apache
4 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.61%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.31%) Confluence
6 2 (1.31%) IIS
6 2 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.65%) Documentum
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (5.88%) MS Office
2 7 (4.58%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.65%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.96%) Office 365
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.26%) Firewall
2 20 (13.07%) SAN
3 16 (10.46%) TCP/IP
4 14 (9.15%) SSH
5 13 (8.50%) DNS
5 13 (8.50%) OpenLDAP
6 10 (6.54%) LDAP
6 10 (6.54%) SSL
7 7 (4.58%) IPv6
8 6 (3.92%) Multicast
9 4 (2.61%) Wireless
10 3 (1.96%) FTP
10 3 (1.96%) SMTP
10 3 (1.96%) SNMP
10 3 (1.96%) VPN
11 2 (1.31%) DHCP
11 2 (1.31%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.31%) HTTP
11 2 (1.31%) IPsec
11 2 (1.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.92%) MySQL
4 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.61%) JIRA
2 3 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.31%) Hudson
3 2 (1.31%) Subversion
4 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.65%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.65%) JBuilder
4 1 (0.65%) JUnit
4 1 (0.65%) Maven
General
1 22 (14.38%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Banking
3 4 (2.61%) Front Office
4 3 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.96%) Local Government
5 2 (1.31%) Back Office
5 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.23%) ActiveMQ
2 7 (4.58%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (3.27%) J2SE
3 5 (3.27%) Regular Expression
3 5 (3.27%) Rendezvous
4 4 (2.61%) XML
5 3 (1.96%) HTML
5 3 (1.96%) Middleware
5 3 (1.96%) SAML
5 3 (1.96%) Web Services
6 2 (1.31%) Java EE
6 2 (1.31%) JSON
7 1 (0.65%) .NET
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.65%) J2EE
7 1 (0.65%) LAMP
7 1 (0.65%) SOAP
7 1 (0.65%) Struts
7 1 (0.65%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.34%) Clustering
2 9 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (4.58%) Smart Meter
4 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.27%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.96%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.96%) VCE vBlock
7 2 (1.31%) Derivative
7 2 (1.31%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.31%) Equities
7 2 (1.31%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.65%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.65%) Tandem
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 153 (100.00%) Linux
2 77 (50.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 53 (34.64%) Unix
4 48 (31.37%) Windows
5 32 (20.92%) AIX
6 18 (11.76%) Windows Server
7 12 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 9 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.58%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.92%) CentOS
10 6 (3.92%) Solaris
11 5 (3.27%) Mac OS X
11 5 (3.27%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.61%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.31%) HPUX
13 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.76%) ITIL
2 25 (16.34%) High Availability
3 24 (15.69%) Service Delivery
4 17 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 16 (10.46%) DevOps
6 9 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
7 6 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (3.92%) Defect Management
7 6 (3.92%) Mentoring
7 6 (3.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (3.92%) Validation
8 5 (3.27%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.27%) Low Latency
8 5 (3.27%) Time Management
9 4 (2.61%) Migration
10 3 (1.96%) Change Management
10 3 (1.96%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (1.96%) Problem Management
10 3 (1.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.22%) Perl
2 33 (21.57%) SQL
3 24 (15.69%) Java
4 23 (15.03%) Bash Shell
5 22 (14.38%) Python
6 14 (9.15%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.92%) C++
8 6 (3.92%) Korn
8 6 (3.92%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.61%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.96%) AWK
10 3 (1.96%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.96%) sed
11 2 (1.31%) C
11 2 (1.31%) C#
11 2 (1.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.65%) Fortran
12 1 (0.65%) Ruby
12 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (18.30%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.99%) RHCE
3 16 (10.46%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.54%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.96%) Degree
6 2 (1.31%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.31%) CCNP
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.99%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (15.69%) KVM
2 21 (13.73%) Active Directory
3 19 (12.42%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.92%) NFS
6 4 (2.61%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.31%) vSphere
8 2 (1.31%) XenApp
9 1 (0.65%) iptables
9 1 (0.65%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.65%) Samba
9 1 (0.65%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (12.42%) EMC NetWorker
2 16 (10.46%) Puppet
3 5 (3.27%) Nagios
4 4 (2.61%) Ansible
4 4 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.61%) SCCM
5 3 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (1.96%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.31%) Terraform
7 1 (0.65%) Control-M
7 1 (0.65%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.65%) OpenView
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.65%) Plesk
7 1 (0.65%) vRealize
7 1 (0.65%) yum
Vendors
1 73 (47.71%) Red Hat
2 45 (29.41%) Oracle
3 32 (20.92%) HP
4 23 (15.03%) VMware
5 22 (14.38%) EMC
6 21 (13.73%) IBM
7 15 (9.80%) Microsoft
8 8 (5.23%) Remedy
9 6 (3.92%) Cisco
10 5 (3.27%) Splunk
10 5 (3.27%) TIBCO
11 4 (2.61%) Avaya
11 4 (2.61%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.61%) F5
11 4 (2.61%) Veritas
12 3 (1.96%) Citrix
12 3 (1.96%) ION Trading
13 2 (1.31%) Altiris
13 2 (1.31%) Apple
13 2 (1.31%) Sun
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