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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank 539 514 521
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 84 79 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 52 43
Average daily rate £334 £345 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.26% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £262 £383
% change year-on-year
+14.39% -31.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+76.92% -3.70%

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 28 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 82 £338 -3.57% 43
London +1 32 £365 -16.57% 12
South East +24 31 £300 -25.46% 18
Berkshire +22 18 £285 -31.73% 10
Reading +11 18 £285 -32.94% 3
Leeds -5 12 - -
West Yorkshire -5 12 - -
Yorkshire -8 12 - - 2
Surrey -2 6 £394 - 1
East of England +6 5 £170 - 1
Norfolk - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 £300 - 1
Norwich - 4 - -
Crawley - 4 £300 - 1
Hampshire +12 3 £251 -19.84% 1
Woking +4 2 £338 -
Portsmouth - 2 £245 - 1
Cambridgeshire +10 1 £170 - 1
Cheshire -4 1 £500 - 3
Birmingham -6 1 - -
Cambridge -7 1 £170 - 1
North West -10 1 £500 +53.84% 8
West Midlands -26 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £320 -
South Wales - 1 £320 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £475 -
Wales - 1 £320 -

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (44.79%) Unix
3 71 (43.56%) Windows
4 50 (30.67%) Oracle
5 47 (28.83%) Red Hat
5 47 (28.83%) SQL
6 43 (26.38%) VMware
7 39 (23.93%) Perl
7 39 (23.93%) Active Directory
8 37 (22.70%) Solaris
8 37 (22.70%) Shell Script
9 35 (21.47%) Finance
10 34 (20.86%) ITIL
11 32 (19.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (16.56%) Windows Server
13 26 (15.95%) Python
14 25 (15.34%) Incident Management
15 23 (14.11%) Clustering
16 22 (13.50%) HP
17 21 (12.88%) MySQL
17 21 (12.88%) Oracle Database
18 19 (11.66%) SQL Server
18 19 (11.66%) Apache
18 19 (11.66%) Security Cleared
19 18 (11.04%) Microsoft
19 18 (11.04%) Splunk
20 17 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
21 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
21 16 (9.82%) Java
22 15 (9.20%) Tomcat

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 19 (11.66%) Apache
2 15 (9.20%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.75%) JBoss
4 10 (6.13%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.91%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.29%) nginx
6 7 (4.29%) OpenStack
7 6 (3.68%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Office
2 2 (1.23%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.68%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.36%) LDAP
1 12 (7.36%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.52%) DNS
2 9 (5.52%) SSL
3 8 (4.91%) HTTP
3 8 (4.91%) SMTP
4 6 (3.68%) Firewall
4 6 (3.68%) SAN
5 2 (1.23%) Internet
5 2 (1.23%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.23%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.61%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.61%) LAN
6 1 (0.61%) Multicast
6 1 (0.61%) NAS
6 1 (0.61%) SSH
6 1 (0.61%) WAN
6 1 (0.61%) WebEx
6 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.88%) MySQL
1 21 (12.88%) Oracle Database
2 19 (11.66%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.75%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (6.75%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (4.91%) Sybase ASE
5 5 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (3.07%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.84%) Informix
6 3 (1.84%) Ingres
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) DB2
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) JIRA
2 2 (1.23%) Log4j
3 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.61%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.61%) JUnit
3 1 (0.61%) Maven
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
3 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (21.47%) Finance
2 9 (5.52%) Banking
3 6 (3.68%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.84%) Retail
5 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.23%) Back Office
6 2 (1.23%) Front Office
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.23%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.36%) XML
2 11 (6.75%) Web Services
2 11 (6.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (6.13%) LAMP
4 9 (5.52%) HTML
4 9 (5.52%) JSON
4 9 (5.52%) Regular Expression
5 7 (4.29%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (4.29%) MCollective
6 4 (2.45%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.84%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.84%) REST
8 2 (1.23%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.61%) J2EE
9 1 (0.61%) Java EE
9 1 (0.61%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.11%) Clustering
2 8 (4.91%) Client/Server
2 8 (4.91%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.91%) Replication
3 7 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.84%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (1.23%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.23%) Derivative
5 2 (1.23%) Equities
5 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.23%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.23%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.61%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.61%) HACMP
6 1 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 163 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (44.79%) Unix
3 71 (43.56%) Windows
4 37 (22.70%) Solaris
5 32 (19.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (16.56%) Windows Server
7 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (8.59%) HPUX
9 12 (7.36%) AIX
10 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (6.13%) Windows 7
12 5 (3.07%) CentOS
12 5 (3.07%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.23%) Fedora
14 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.23%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.23%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.86%) ITIL
2 25 (15.34%) Incident Management
3 15 (9.20%) High Availability
4 12 (7.36%) ITIL V3
4 12 (7.36%) Time Management
5 11 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (5.52%) Change Management
6 9 (5.52%) Configuration Management
6 9 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.52%) Service Management
7 8 (4.91%) Line Management
8 6 (3.68%) Migration
9 5 (3.07%) Data Centre Operations
9 5 (3.07%) Process Management
9 5 (3.07%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.45%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.45%) Ticket Management
11 3 (1.84%) Network Design
11 3 (1.84%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.83%) SQL
2 39 (23.93%) Perl
3 37 (22.70%) Shell Script
4 26 (15.95%) Python
5 16 (9.82%) Java
6 9 (5.52%) C#
6 9 (5.52%) C++
7 8 (4.91%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.91%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.68%) AWK
8 6 (3.68%) sed
9 3 (1.84%) C
9 3 (1.84%) PHP
10 2 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.75%) Degree
4 8 (4.91%) CCNA
4 8 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.29%) RHCE
6 6 (3.68%) HNC
6 6 (3.68%) MCSE
6 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.68%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.75%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (23.93%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.91%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (4.29%) qmail
4 7 (4.29%) Squid
5 4 (2.45%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.45%) XenApp
6 3 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.84%) Samba
6 3 (1.84%) vSphere
7 2 (1.23%) NFS
7 2 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.23%) XenServer
8 1 (0.61%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (9.20%) Nagios
2 10 (6.13%) Puppet
3 8 (4.91%) Data Guard
3 8 (4.91%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (4.29%) Cacti
4 7 (4.29%) collectd
4 7 (4.29%) Ganglia
4 7 (4.29%) Graphite
4 7 (4.29%) logstash
4 7 (4.29%) ZABBIX
5 4 (2.45%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.84%) Control-M
6 3 (1.84%) SCCM
7 1 (0.61%) Ansible
7 1 (0.61%) Icinga
7 1 (0.61%) OpenView
7 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.61%) vRealize
7 1 (0.61%) yum
Vendors
1 50 (30.67%) Oracle
2 47 (28.83%) Red Hat
3 43 (26.38%) VMware
4 22 (13.50%) HP
5 18 (11.04%) Microsoft
5 18 (11.04%) Splunk
6 13 (7.98%) Remedy
7 10 (6.13%) IBM
8 9 (5.52%) NetApp
8 9 (5.52%) SAP
8 9 (5.52%) Sybase
9 5 (3.07%) Cisco
9 5 (3.07%) Citrix
9 5 (3.07%) Siebel
10 4 (2.45%) Altiris
10 4 (2.45%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.84%) Avaya
11 3 (1.84%) EMC
11 3 (1.84%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.23%) BMC
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