The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 572 540 565
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 31 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.025% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.027% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 18
Average daily rate £375 £295 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -37.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £166 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £380 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £235 £193
% change year-on-year
+44.68% +22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.50 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -19 30 £375 +27.11% 11
London -26 17 £380 -5.11% 5
South East -5 8 £464 +97.44% 2
City of London -8 4 £221 -44.75%
West Midlands -4 3 £250 +56.25%
Hampshire -2 2 £326 +38.82%
Surrey - 2 £475 - 1
North East - 2 £303 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £230 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £464 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £230 - 1
Norwich - - - -
Prudhoe - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Thames Ditton - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Addlestone - - - -
Andover - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (84.21%) Red Hat
3 36 (63.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (57.89%) UNIX
5 29 (50.88%) Windows
5 29 (50.88%) Perl
6 21 (36.84%) SQL
6 21 (36.84%) Change Management
7 19 (33.33%) Python
8 18 (31.58%) Reuters
8 18 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (31.58%) Firewall
8 18 (31.58%) Fixed Income
8 18 (31.58%) TIBCO
8 18 (31.58%) Rendezvous
8 18 (31.58%) Project Management
8 18 (31.58%) eSpeed
8 18 (31.58%) Capacity Management
8 18 (31.58%) Low Latency
8 18 (31.58%) Multicast
8 18 (31.58%) MarketAxess
8 18 (31.58%) Electronic Trading
9 13 (22.81%) Shell Script
10 12 (21.05%) HP
11 11 (19.30%) Finance
12 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
13 9 (15.79%) ITIL
13 9 (15.79%) Apache
13 9 (15.79%) Banking
14 8 (14.04%) VMware

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (15.79%) Apache
2 5 (8.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.51%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) Firewall
1 18 (31.58%) Multicast
2 4 (7.02%) DNS
3 3 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.26%) SAN
3 3 (5.26%) DHCP
4 2 (3.51%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.51%) LDAP
5 1 (1.75%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) MySQL
2 4 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.02%) Retail
4 4 (7.02%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Electronics
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) Rendezvous
2 4 (7.02%) Middleware
3 2 (3.51%) LAMP
3 2 (3.51%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.75%) .NET
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.75%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 18 (31.58%) Fixed Income
2 4 (7.02%) IPTV
2 4 (7.02%) NHS
2 4 (7.02%) FMCG
2 4 (7.02%) Digital Media
3 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) DTV
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (63.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (57.89%) UNIX
4 29 (50.88%) Windows
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.26%) CentOS
7 3 (5.26%) AIX
7 3 (5.26%) HPUX
7 3 (5.26%) Solaris
7 3 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 3 (5.26%) SUSE
8 2 (3.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Change Management
2 18 (31.58%) Project Management
2 18 (31.58%) Capacity Management
2 18 (31.58%) Low Latency
2 18 (31.58%) Electronic Trading
3 9 (15.79%) ITIL
4 6 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.02%) Security Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Time Management
7 2 (3.51%) Service Management
7 2 (3.51%) ITSM
7 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.51%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.51%) Change Control
8 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.75%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.88%) Perl
2 21 (36.84%) SQL
3 19 (33.33%) Python
4 13 (22.81%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.02%) VB
7 3 (5.26%) Bourne shell
7 3 (5.26%) C
7 3 (5.26%) Korn
8 2 (3.51%) Java
9 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.75%) PHP
9 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) RHCE
3 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) CCA
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.26%) MCSE
5 2 (3.51%) ISEB
5 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) NFS
3 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.51%) Postfix
4 2 (3.51%) Sendmail
4 2 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (3.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.51%) Squid
4 2 (3.51%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) KVM
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) NetBackup
1 6 (10.53%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) Control-M
2 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.75%) Cacti
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 48 (84.21%) Red Hat
2 18 (31.58%) Reuters
2 18 (31.58%) TIBCO
2 18 (31.58%) eSpeed
2 18 (31.58%) MarketAxess
3 12 (21.05%) HP
4 8 (14.04%) VMware
4 8 (14.04%) Veritas
5 7 (12.28%) Oracle
6 4 (7.02%) JBoss
6 4 (7.02%) Citrix
6 4 (7.02%) IBM
7 3 (5.26%) Altiris
8 2 (3.51%) SAP
8 2 (3.51%) BMC
8 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.51%) Remedy
8 2 (3.51%) NetApp
8 2 (3.51%) Novell
8 2 (3.51%) Nimsoft