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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Support
UK
Rank 559 542 535
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 36 86 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 60 54
Median daily rate £355 £323 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.07% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £300 £279
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +7.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Median hourly rate £15.25 £22.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.46% +34.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £22.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-31.46% +71.15%

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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 17 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -12 35 £355 +9.23% 18
London +4 21 £370 +1.36% 8
South East -9 6 £318 +5.83% 6
South West +15 5 £460 - 1
Berkshire +1 4 £313 +22.54% 2
City of London - 4 £428 - 1
Bristol - 4 £460 - 1
North West +28 2 - - 1
Hampshire +7 2 £425 +73.29% 1
Manchester - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +8 1 - -
Yorkshire +2 1 - -
Leeds -3 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 86 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (50.00%) Windows
3 38 (44.19%) Unix
4 25 (29.07%) Python
5 21 (24.42%) Perl
6 18 (20.93%) Shell Script
7 17 (19.77%) Red Hat
8 16 (18.60%) Knowledge Management
8 16 (18.60%) VMware
9 15 (17.44%) Regular Expression
10 14 (16.28%) ITIL
11 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
12 11 (12.79%) Splunk
12 11 (12.79%) Puppet
12 11 (12.79%) AIX
12 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
12 11 (12.79%) DNS
13 10 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
14 9 (10.47%) Ubuntu
14 9 (10.47%) CentOS
14 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
15 8 (9.30%) Apache
15 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (9.30%) Windows Server
15 8 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
16 7 (8.14%) WebSphere
16 7 (8.14%) Open Source
16 7 (8.14%) SaaS
16 7 (8.14%) LDAP

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 8 (9.30%) Apache
2 7 (8.14%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.98%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.65%) JBoss
6 3 (3.49%) IIS
7 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.49%) MS Office
4 2 (2.33%) Autodesk Flame
4 2 (2.33%) Maya
4 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.33%) NUKE
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) SaaS
2 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.81%) IaaS
2 5 (5.81%) PaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.79%) DNS
2 7 (8.14%) LDAP
2 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.65%) Firewall
3 4 (4.65%) SSL
4 3 (3.49%) DHCP
4 3 (3.49%) FTP
4 3 (3.49%) HTTP
4 3 (3.49%) Internet
4 3 (3.49%) SMTP
4 3 (3.49%) SSH
5 2 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (1.16%) LAN
6 1 (1.16%) VLAN
6 1 (1.16%) WAN
6 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.81%) MySQL
2 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.16%) DB2
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Advertising
3 2 (2.33%) French Language
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Front Office
4 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) Regular Expression
2 4 (4.65%) Middleware
3 3 (3.49%) HTML
4 2 (2.33%) CSS
4 2 (2.33%) J2EE
4 2 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.33%) Web Services
4 2 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (1.16%) .NET
5 1 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.16%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.16%) JMS
5 1 (1.16%) JMX
5 1 (1.16%) JSON
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) Clustering
1 4 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.16%) Equities
3 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.16%) STB
3 1 (1.16%) Tandem
3 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (50.00%) Windows
3 38 (44.19%) Unix
4 11 (12.79%) AIX
5 10 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (10.47%) CentOS
6 9 (10.47%) Ubuntu
7 8 (9.30%) Windows Server
8 6 (6.98%) Mac OS
9 4 (4.65%) SUSE
9 4 (4.65%) Windows 2000
9 4 (4.65%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.49%) Solaris
11 2 (2.33%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (1.16%) Fedora
12 1 (1.16%) Gentoo
12 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.60%) Knowledge Management
2 14 (16.28%) ITIL
3 7 (8.14%) Open Source
4 6 (6.98%) Change Management
4 6 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (6.98%) Service Management
5 5 (5.81%) High Availability
6 4 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.65%) DevOps
6 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.49%) Data Management
7 3 (3.49%) ITSM
7 3 (3.49%) Release Management
7 3 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.33%) Compliance Management
8 2 (2.33%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.33%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.33%) Post-Production
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.07%) Python
2 21 (24.42%) Perl
3 18 (20.93%) Shell Script
4 7 (8.14%) Java
5 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.98%) SQL
6 5 (5.81%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.81%) Ruby
7 2 (2.33%) VB
8 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.33%) Degree
4 2 (2.33%) RHCE
5 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.16%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.33%) KVM
4 2 (2.33%) NFS
4 2 (2.33%) Samba
4 2 (2.33%) StorNext
4 2 (2.33%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.33%) Xsan
5 1 (1.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) Puppet
2 4 (4.65%) Nagios
3 3 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.33%) Ansible
4 2 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.16%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.16%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.16%) Control-M
5 1 (1.16%) OpenView
5 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Red Hat
2 16 (18.60%) VMware
3 11 (12.79%) Splunk
4 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.81%) Remedy
6 4 (4.65%) HP
6 4 (4.65%) IBM
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle
7 3 (3.49%) Apple
8 2 (2.33%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.33%) Adobe
8 2 (2.33%) Autodesk
8 2 (2.33%) Cisco
8 2 (2.33%) Foundry
9 1 (1.16%) Google
9 1 (1.16%) QNX
9 1 (1.16%) SAP
9 1 (1.16%) Siebel
9 1 (1.16%) Solace
9 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds
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