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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 581 545 566
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 37 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.078% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.084% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 15
Average daily rate
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£315 £525 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +82.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £285 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 -33 35 £308 -41.42% 13
London -21 13 £513 -2.38% 3
South East -23 11 £300 +14.28% 6
Reading +20 9 £300 +27.65% 2
Berkshire +8 9 £300 +27.65% 2
Yorkshire 0 6 £245 -
City of London +23 5 £463 -15.56%
West Yorkshire -3 5 £245 -
Leeds - 5 £245 -
North West - 2 - -
South West - 2 £308 - 3
Surrey -3 1 £300 -22.58%
Scotland -11 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £250 - 2
Sheffield - 1 - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Stockport - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Camberley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 85 (100.00%) Linux
2 47 (55.29%) Windows
2 47 (55.29%) Red Hat
3 46 (54.12%) UNIX
4 38 (44.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (31.76%) SQL
6 26 (30.59%) Perl
7 25 (29.41%) Python
7 25 (29.41%) VMware
8 24 (28.24%) Firewall
9 19 (22.35%) Oracle
10 18 (21.18%) TIBCO
10 18 (21.18%) Rendezvous
11 17 (20.00%) Reuters
11 17 (20.00%) Project Management
11 17 (20.00%) eSpeed
11 17 (20.00%) Change Management
11 17 (20.00%) Fixed Income
11 17 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (20.00%) MarketAxess
11 17 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
11 17 (20.00%) Capacity Management
11 17 (20.00%) Low Latency
11 17 (20.00%) Multicast
12 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (16.47%) Active Directory
13 14 (16.47%) WebLogic
14 13 (15.29%) SAN
14 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 14 (16.47%) WebLogic
2 9 (10.59%) Apache
3 6 (7.06%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.71%) JBoss
5 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.35%) IIS
7 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.18%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (28.24%) Firewall
2 17 (20.00%) Multicast
3 13 (15.29%) SAN
4 9 (10.59%) DNS
5 6 (7.06%) LDAP
6 5 (5.88%) DHCP
7 3 (3.53%) SSH
7 3 (3.53%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.35%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (2.35%) HTTP
8 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) MySQL
2 7 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.53%) JIRA
General
1 6 (7.06%) Banking
2 5 (5.88%) Finance
3 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.18%) Rendezvous
2 9 (10.59%) Middleware
3 4 (4.71%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (3.53%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (3.53%) LAMP
5 2 (2.35%) CSS
5 2 (2.35%) SOAP
5 2 (2.35%) HTML
6 1 (1.18%) .NET
6 1 (1.18%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.18%) Web Services
6 1 (1.18%) XML
6 1 (1.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Fixed Income
1 17 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Clustering
4 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.53%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.18%) EPoS
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 85 (100.00%) Linux
2 47 (55.29%) Windows
3 46 (54.12%) UNIX
4 38 (44.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (11.76%) CentOS
8 8 (9.41%) Ubuntu
9 7 (8.24%) Windows XP
10 6 (7.06%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
12 4 (4.71%) SELinux
13 3 (3.53%) AIX
14 2 (2.35%) Solaris
14 2 (2.35%) Debian
14 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (1.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Project Management
1 17 (20.00%) Change Management
1 17 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
1 17 (20.00%) Capacity Management
1 17 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 10 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 7 (8.24%) ITIL
4 6 (7.06%) Service Management
4 6 (7.06%) Workflow
5 5 (5.88%) Scrum
5 5 (5.88%) Time Management
5 5 (5.88%) DevOps
6 4 (4.71%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.53%) SOA
7 3 (3.53%) ITSM
7 3 (3.53%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.35%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.18%) Change Control
9 1 (1.18%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.76%) SQL
2 26 (30.59%) Perl
3 25 (29.41%) Python
4 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.71%) Korn
5 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.53%) Ruby
6 3 (3.53%) Bourne shell
7 2 (2.35%) VB
7 2 (2.35%) PHP
7 2 (2.35%) C
7 2 (2.35%) Java
7 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) HNC
3 5 (5.88%) MCSE
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.53%) CCA
4 3 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.35%) CCNA
5 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) RHCE
6 1 (1.18%) RHCT
6 1 (1.18%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.59%) NFS
4 6 (7.06%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (7.06%) XenApp
5 5 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.53%) Postfix
6 3 (3.53%) Sendmail
6 3 (3.53%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.53%) Squid
7 1 (1.18%) Samba
7 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.18%) KVM
7 1 (1.18%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) Puppet
2 7 (8.24%) YUM
3 6 (7.06%) Nagios
4 5 (5.88%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.18%) nmon
7 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.18%) SCCM
7 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (55.29%) Red Hat
2 25 (29.41%) VMware
3 19 (22.35%) Oracle
4 18 (21.18%) TIBCO
5 17 (20.00%) Reuters
5 17 (20.00%) MarketAxess
5 17 (20.00%) eSpeed
6 12 (14.12%) Citrix
7 11 (12.94%) HP
8 9 (10.59%) EMC
9 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
9 8 (9.41%) Splunk
10 6 (7.06%) Remedy
10 6 (7.06%) Veritas
10 6 (7.06%) IBM
11 5 (5.88%) Hitachi
11 5 (5.88%) Altiris
12 4 (4.71%) NetApp
13 3 (3.53%) Isilon
13 3 (3.53%) Sybase
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