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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 590 552 546
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 19 39 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.074% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.080% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 30 2
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£370 £381 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +30.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £253 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 15 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 6 July 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 -32 19 £370 -2.95% 12
North East -21 6 £300 -4.00% 1
London -7 5 £370 -32.72% 2
South East -20 5 £450 +50.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 4 - -
Tyne and Wear -22 4 - - 1
East of England - 3 - - 1
Hampshire -2 2 £450 +44.00%
Basingstoke - 2 £450 -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
City of London -4 1 £245 -40.60% 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 27 (50.94%) Red Hat
3 25 (47.17%) Windows
4 22 (41.51%) VMware
5 20 (37.74%) UNIX
6 17 (32.08%) Oracle
7 13 (24.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (22.64%) Shell Script
9 11 (20.75%) ITIL
9 11 (20.75%) Apache
10 10 (18.87%) Python
10 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
10 10 (18.87%) CentOS
11 8 (15.09%) Finance
11 8 (15.09%) Tomcat
11 8 (15.09%) SQL
11 8 (15.09%) Ubuntu
11 8 (15.09%) Puppet
12 7 (13.21%) MySQL
12 7 (13.21%) Perl
12 7 (13.21%) SAN
12 7 (13.21%) SLA
12 7 (13.21%) HP
12 7 (13.21%) Debian
13 6 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (11.32%) Service Management
13 6 (11.32%) SUSE
14 5 (9.43%) Migration
14 5 (9.43%) Zope
14 5 (9.43%) Plone

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 8 (15.09%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.43%) Zope
3 5 (9.43%) Plone
3 5 (9.43%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.66%) IIS
5 2 (3.77%) nginx
5 2 (3.77%) Confluence
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.89%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (1.89%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.89%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) SAN
2 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.66%) DNS
3 3 (5.66%) LAN
3 3 (5.66%) WAN
4 2 (3.77%) LDAP
4 2 (3.77%) HTTP
4 2 (3.77%) Firewall
4 2 (3.77%) Multicast
5 1 (1.89%) OpenVPN
5 1 (1.89%) SSL
5 1 (1.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) MySQL
2 6 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.77%) Informix
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Ant
1 4 (7.55%) JIRA
2 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.77%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) J2EE
2 4 (7.55%) SOAP
2 4 (7.55%) Middleware
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.89%) LAMP
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Clustering
2 3 (5.66%) NHS
2 3 (5.66%) Replication
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Wiki
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (47.17%) Windows
3 20 (37.74%) UNIX
4 13 (24.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (18.87%) CentOS
6 8 (15.09%) Ubuntu
7 7 (13.21%) Debian
8 6 (11.32%) SUSE
9 5 (9.43%) Solaris
10 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (7.55%) HPUX
11 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
11 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (3.77%) Fedora
13 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) Service Management
3 5 (9.43%) Migration
3 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
3 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.77%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (3.77%) DevOps
5 2 (3.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.77%) Change Management
5 2 (3.77%) ITSM
5 2 (3.77%) Workflow
6 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) Shell Script
2 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
2 10 (18.87%) Python
3 8 (15.09%) SQL
4 7 (13.21%) Perl
5 5 (9.43%) Java
6 4 (7.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.77%) VBScript
7 2 (3.77%) Korn
7 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) LPIC
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (9.43%) VMware ESX
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (5.66%) vSphere
4 2 (3.77%) NFS
4 2 (3.77%) VMware Server
4 2 (3.77%) Ceph
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Puppet
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (3.77%) cPanel
3 2 (3.77%) Webmin
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.77%) Control-M
3 2 (3.77%) Nagios
3 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.77%) Plesk
Vendors
1 27 (50.94%) Red Hat
2 22 (41.51%) VMware
3 17 (32.08%) Oracle
4 7 (13.21%) HP
5 4 (7.55%) IBM
5 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.55%) Informatica
5 4 (7.55%) NetApp
6 3 (5.66%) Splunk
6 3 (5.66%) Sun
6 3 (5.66%) Remedy
7 2 (3.77%) EMC
7 2 (3.77%) Veritas
7 2 (3.77%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.77%) Symantec
8 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.89%) Brocade
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix
8 1 (1.89%) CommVault
8 1 (1.89%) Dell
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