The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Support in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 567 567 544
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 35 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.057% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.062% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 5
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£325 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £220 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £550 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £326 £235
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +38.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50

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
51453 50379 44110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.31% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31274 30773 25223
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2016 1989 2173
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Support in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 33 £325 -13.33% 10
South East -13 11 £350 -14.11% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £225 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £225 -
East of England - 5 £325 - 2
Leeds - 5 £225 -
Berkshire - 5 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 5 £325 - 2
West Midlands 0 4 £338 +35.00%
Hampshire +2 3 £390 +19.54%
Reading - 3 - - 1
Coventry - 3 £275 -
North West - 3 £325 - 1
Surrey +4 2 £328 -31.05%
London -19 2 £350 -7.89% 4
Liverpool - 2 £325 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £325 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Warwickshire +1 1 £400 +60.00%
Southampton -9 1 £390 +24.80%
Warwick - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 £525 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £325 - 2
Manchester - 1 £220 - 1
Harrogate - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Support in their job title.

1 73 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (61.64%) Red Hat
3 30 (41.10%) UNIX
3 30 (41.10%) Windows
4 27 (36.99%) VMware
5 26 (35.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (28.77%) Apache
7 17 (23.29%) CentOS
8 16 (21.92%) Python
8 16 (21.92%) Oracle
9 15 (20.55%) Ubuntu
10 14 (19.18%) MySQL
11 13 (17.81%) ITIL
12 12 (16.44%) DNS
13 11 (15.07%) Shell Script
13 11 (15.07%) Incident Management
13 11 (15.07%) Puppet
14 10 (13.70%) Perl
14 10 (13.70%) SQL
14 10 (13.70%) Debian
15 9 (12.33%) Clustering
15 9 (12.33%) Tomcat
16 8 (10.96%) E-Commerce
16 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
16 8 (10.96%) HP
16 8 (10.96%) Finance
17 7 (9.59%) SAN
17 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
17 7 (9.59%) Bash Shell
17 7 (9.59%) nginx

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (28.77%) Apache
2 9 (12.33%) Tomcat
3 7 (9.59%) nginx
4 5 (6.85%) Zope
4 5 (6.85%) Plone
5 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.11%) IIS
6 3 (4.11%) JBoss
7 2 (2.74%) Confluence
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.37%) Apache TomEE
8 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.37%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.37%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon S3
2 5 (6.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) DNS
2 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.59%) SAN
4 5 (6.85%) Firewall
5 3 (4.11%) SMTP
5 3 (4.11%) DHCP
5 3 (4.11%) LAN
5 3 (4.11%) WAN
6 2 (2.74%) SSH
6 2 (2.74%) VLAN
6 2 (2.74%) FTP
6 2 (2.74%) HTTP
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless
7 1 (1.37%) IMAP
7 1 (1.37%) NAS
7 1 (1.37%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.37%) OpenVPN
7 1 (1.37%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) MySQL
2 6 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.85%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.85%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.74%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) JIRA
1 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.74%) Gerrit
2 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) libvirt
2 3 (4.11%) LAMP
3 2 (2.74%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) MAPI
4 1 (1.37%) Middleware
4 1 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Clustering
2 4 (5.48%) NHS
3 3 (4.11%) Replication
4 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Wiki
5 1 (1.37%) Open Source
5 1 (1.37%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.37%) Equities
5 1 (1.37%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.37%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (41.10%) UNIX
2 30 (41.10%) Windows
3 26 (35.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (23.29%) CentOS
5 15 (20.55%) Ubuntu
6 10 (13.70%) Debian
7 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.85%) Solaris
9 4 (5.48%) HPUX
9 4 (5.48%) SUSE
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.74%) Fedora
12 1 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Incident Management
3 8 (10.96%) E-Commerce
4 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.85%) Migration
5 5 (6.85%) Auto-Scaling
6 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.11%) DevOps
7 3 (4.11%) Service Management
8 2 (2.74%) ITSM
8 2 (2.74%) Workflow
8 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.74%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.74%) SIEM
9 1 (1.37%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.37%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.37%) Low Latency
9 1 (1.37%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) Python
2 11 (15.07%) Shell Script
3 10 (13.70%) Perl
3 10 (13.70%) SQL
4 7 (9.59%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.11%) PHP
5 3 (4.11%) Ruby
6 2 (2.74%) Korn
6 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) LPIC
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) HNC
3 1 (1.37%) MCSE
3 1 (1.37%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.85%) Postfix
2 5 (6.85%) Sendmail
2 5 (6.85%) Xen
2 5 (6.85%) Docker
3 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.11%) NFS
4 3 (4.11%) vSphere
5 2 (2.74%) Ceph
5 2 (2.74%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.74%) Squid
5 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.37%) vCloud
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) Puppet
2 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.85%) Salt
3 3 (4.11%) Nagios
3 3 (4.11%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.74%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.74%) Plesk
4 2 (2.74%) yum
4 2 (2.74%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.74%) SELinux
4 2 (2.74%) cPanel
4 2 (2.74%) Webmin
5 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Red Hat
2 27 (36.99%) VMware
3 16 (21.92%) Oracle
4 8 (10.96%) HP
5 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco
7 4 (5.48%) Sun
8 3 (4.11%) Remedy
8 3 (4.11%) NetApp
8 3 (4.11%) Veritas
9 2 (2.74%) Symantec
9 2 (2.74%) Dell
9 2 (2.74%) Citrix
9 2 (2.74%) Brocade
9 2 (2.74%) Splunk
10 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.37%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.37%) Isilon
10 1 (1.37%) IBM
10 1 (1.37%) Cognos
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