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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 606 556 559
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 27 54 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.097% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.10% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 41 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £336
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 16 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 4 September 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 -31 26 £370 +9.62% 12
North East -20 10 £300 -
London -8 8 £370 -27.80% 4
Tyne and Wear -19 7 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 6 - -
South East -32 6 £425 +41.66% 3
Hampshire -1 4 £438 +33.58% 1
Basingstoke - 4 £438 -
Berkshire -5 1 £350 +25.00%
North West -34 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 £375 -
Norfolk - 1 - -

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (62.26%) Red Hat
3 30 (56.60%) VMware
4 24 (45.28%) Oracle
5 21 (39.62%) UNIX
6 20 (37.74%) Windows
7 18 (33.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (22.64%) Shell Script
9 12 (22.64%) Clustering
10 11 (20.75%) Apache
11 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
12 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
12 9 (16.98%) SQL
13 8 (15.09%) Service Management
13 8 (15.09%) VMware ESX
13 8 (15.09%) ITIL
13 8 (15.09%) HP
13 8 (15.09%) CentOS
14 7 (13.21%) RHCE
14 7 (13.21%) SLA
14 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
14 7 (13.21%) Solaris
14 7 (13.21%) Python
14 7 (13.21%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (13.21%) MySQL
14 7 (13.21%) Debian
14 7 (13.21%) Banking
14 7 (13.21%) Ubuntu
15 6 (11.32%) Replication

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (20.75%) Apache
2 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.43%) Zope
3 5 (9.43%) Plone
4 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
4 4 (7.55%) IIS
5 3 (5.66%) nginx
6 1 (1.89%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) SAN
2 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.66%) LDAP
3 3 (5.66%) Firewall
3 3 (5.66%) Multicast
4 2 (3.77%) LAN
4 2 (3.77%) WAN
4 2 (3.77%) DNS
5 1 (1.89%) SSL
5 1 (1.89%) MPLS
5 1 (1.89%) HTTP
5 1 (1.89%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.89%) VLAN
5 1 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.89%) NAS
5 1 (1.89%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) MySQL
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) Informix
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.77%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Ant
2 3 (5.66%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (13.21%) Banking
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
1 5 (9.43%) Middleware
2 4 (7.55%) J2EE
2 4 (7.55%) SOAP
3 3 (5.66%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.89%) LAMP
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Clustering
2 6 (11.32%) Replication
3 3 (5.66%) NHS
4 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (39.62%) UNIX
3 20 (37.74%) Windows
4 18 (33.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (15.09%) CentOS
6 7 (13.21%) Solaris
6 7 (13.21%) Debian
6 7 (13.21%) Ubuntu
7 6 (11.32%) SUSE
8 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.77%) HPUX
10 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) ITIL
1 8 (15.09%) Service Management
2 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.55%) Performance Management
4 4 (7.55%) Change Management
4 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (7.55%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.77%) Workflow
6 2 (3.77%) Line Management
7 1 (1.89%) Database Tuning
7 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) Shell Script
2 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
3 9 (16.98%) SQL
4 7 (13.21%) Python
5 5 (9.43%) Java
5 5 (9.43%) Perl
6 4 (7.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) RHCE
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) LPIC
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.09%) VMware ESX
3 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (7.55%) vSphere
5 3 (5.66%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.77%) vCloud
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.89%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Puppet
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (7.55%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.66%) Control-M
4 3 (5.66%) cPanel
4 3 (5.66%) Webmin
4 3 (5.66%) Plesk
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.77%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) Red Hat
2 30 (56.60%) VMware
3 24 (45.28%) Oracle
4 8 (15.09%) HP
5 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.55%) IBM
6 4 (7.55%) EMC
6 4 (7.55%) Informatica
6 4 (7.55%) Symantec
7 3 (5.66%) Splunk
7 3 (5.66%) TIBCO
8 2 (3.77%) Citrix
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco
8 2 (3.77%) Sybase
8 2 (3.77%) SAP
8 2 (3.77%) Veritas
9 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.89%) Remedy
9 1 (1.89%) Brocade
9 1 (1.89%) Cognos