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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 556 545 579
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 50 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.055% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.059% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 11
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£335 £444 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% +77.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £336 £214
% change year-on-year
-16.72% +57.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -16 49 £335 -24.50% 7
London +1 20 £513 - 1
South East +3 12 £283 -27.09% 3
Yorkshire +7 7 £235 -
Berkshire - 7 £280 -
Reading - 7 £280 -
City of London +28 6 £450 -17.84%
South West - 5 £315 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £250 -
North West - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £275 -
Hampshire - 1 £335 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £285 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £335 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Slough - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 54 (59.34%) Red Hat
3 49 (53.85%) Windows
4 48 (52.75%) UNIX
5 41 (45.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (32.97%) Perl
6 30 (32.97%) SQL
7 29 (31.87%) Python
8 27 (29.67%) Firewall
9 25 (27.47%) VMware
10 22 (24.18%) TIBCO
10 22 (24.18%) Rendezvous
11 21 (23.08%) Reuters
11 21 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (23.08%) Project Management
11 21 (23.08%) eSpeed
11 21 (23.08%) Change Management
11 21 (23.08%) Fixed Income
11 21 (23.08%) MarketAxess
11 21 (23.08%) Electronic Trading
11 21 (23.08%) Capacity Management
11 21 (23.08%) Low Latency
11 21 (23.08%) Multicast
12 19 (20.88%) Oracle
13 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
14 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
15 14 (15.38%) WebLogic
16 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (14.29%) CentOS
16 13 (14.29%) Puppet

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 11 (12.09%) Apache
3 6 (6.59%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.10%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.67%) Firewall
2 21 (23.08%) Multicast
3 12 (13.19%) SAN
4 8 (8.79%) LDAP
5 7 (7.69%) DNS
6 6 (6.59%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.30%) DHCP
8 2 (2.20%) HTTP
8 2 (2.20%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.20%) SSH
8 2 (2.20%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) MySQL
2 7 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.30%) JIRA
General
1 8 (8.79%) Banking
2 7 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.18%) Rendezvous
2 8 (8.79%) Middleware
3 5 (5.49%) LAMP
4 4 (4.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.30%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.20%) HTML
6 2 (2.20%) CSS
6 2 (2.20%) SOAP
7 1 (1.10%) XML
7 1 (1.10%) .NET
7 1 (1.10%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.10%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 21 (23.08%) Fixed Income
2 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) Clustering
4 3 (3.30%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.20%) NHS
5 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.10%) DTV
6 1 (1.10%) EPoS
6 1 (1.10%) FMCG
6 1 (1.10%) IPTV
6 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (53.85%) Windows
3 48 (52.75%) UNIX
4 41 (45.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (14.29%) CentOS
6 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (12.09%) Ubuntu
8 7 (7.69%) Windows XP
9 6 (6.59%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (4.40%) SELinux
11 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
12 2 (2.20%) Debian
12 2 (2.20%) AIX
13 1 (1.10%) HPUX
13 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) Project Management
1 21 (23.08%) Change Management
1 21 (23.08%) Electronic Trading
1 21 (23.08%) Capacity Management
1 21 (23.08%) Low Latency
2 7 (7.69%) ITIL
2 7 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 6 (6.59%) Workflow
3 6 (6.59%) Service Management
4 5 (5.49%) Scrum
4 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.49%) DevOps
5 4 (4.40%) Time Management
6 3 (3.30%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.30%) ITSM
6 3 (3.30%) SOA
7 2 (2.20%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.10%) Change Control
8 1 (1.10%) Kernel Tuning
8 1 (1.10%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.97%) Perl
1 30 (32.97%) SQL
2 29 (31.87%) Python
3 5 (5.49%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.40%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.40%) Korn
4 4 (4.40%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.30%) Ruby
5 3 (3.30%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.20%) VB
6 2 (2.20%) PHP
6 2 (2.20%) C
6 2 (2.20%) Java
6 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) HNC
3 3 (3.30%) MCSE
3 3 (3.30%) CCA
3 3 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.20%) RHCE
5 1 (1.10%) RHCT
5 1 (1.10%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.19%) NFS
3 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.59%) XenApp
5 5 (5.49%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.49%) Postfix
5 5 (5.49%) Sendmail
5 5 (5.49%) Squid
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.30%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.10%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) Puppet
2 7 (7.69%) YUM
3 5 (5.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 4 (4.40%) Nagios
5 3 (3.30%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.20%) Control-M
6 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.10%) nmon
7 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.10%) SCCM
7 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (59.34%) Red Hat
2 25 (27.47%) VMware
3 22 (24.18%) TIBCO
4 21 (23.08%) Reuters
4 21 (23.08%) MarketAxess
4 21 (23.08%) eSpeed
5 19 (20.88%) Oracle
6 10 (10.99%) HP
7 9 (9.89%) EMC
7 9 (9.89%) Citrix
8 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
8 8 (8.79%) Splunk
9 7 (7.69%) JBoss
10 6 (6.59%) IBM
11 5 (5.49%) Hitachi
12 4 (4.40%) Remedy
12 4 (4.40%) NetApp
12 4 (4.40%) Veritas
13 3 (3.30%) Altiris
13 3 (3.30%) Sybase
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