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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank 570 611 503
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -108
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 75 51 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.087% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.092% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 28 88
Median daily rate £382 £358 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% +19.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Median hourly rate - £30.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +56.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.50 -

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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 27 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 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +34 75 £382 +16.64% 19
London -10 31 £382 +1.86% 6
South East +32 26 £463 +8.82% 5
North East -12 14 £253 -10.22% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 14 £253 -3.80% 1
Tyne and Wear -18 14 £253 -3.80% 1
Berkshire +19 12 £550 +57.14% 3
Reading - 11 £550 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £275 - 1
Hampshire +11 4 £425 -2.85%
Surrey +6 4 £475 - 1
Leatherhead - 3 £475 -
East of England +15 2 £375 +77.30% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
Winchester - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Harrow - 2 £400 -
City of London +23 1 - - 2
North West +19 1 £360 +118.18% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Bromley - 1 £450 -
Stockport - 1 £360 - 1
Guildford - 1 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £360 - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Linux
2 71 (52.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 70 (51.85%) Red Hat
4 48 (35.56%) Unix
5 40 (29.63%) Oracle
6 37 (27.41%) Windows
7 35 (25.93%) Perl
7 35 (25.93%) ITIL
8 32 (23.70%) AIX
9 31 (22.96%) HP
10 30 (22.22%) SQL
11 28 (20.74%) RHCE
11 28 (20.74%) High Availability
12 27 (20.00%) Firewall
12 27 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 26 (19.26%) Clustering
13 26 (19.26%) Service Delivery
13 26 (19.26%) KVM
13 26 (19.26%) Compliance Management
14 24 (17.78%) Python
15 23 (17.04%) IBM
16 22 (16.30%) EMC
16 22 (16.30%) Java
17 21 (15.56%) Bash Shell
18 20 (14.81%) SLA
18 20 (14.81%) SAN
18 20 (14.81%) EMC NetWorker
18 20 (14.81%) Oracle RAC
19 18 (13.33%) VMware
19 18 (13.33%) Finance

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 16 (11.85%) Tomcat
2 10 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.67%) JBoss
4 6 (4.44%) Apache
5 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.74%) Confluence
7 1 (0.74%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (5.93%) MS Office
2 6 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.74%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.22%) Office 365
3 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.00%) Firewall
2 20 (14.81%) SAN
3 14 (10.37%) DNS
3 14 (10.37%) LDAP
4 13 (9.63%) OpenLDAP
4 13 (9.63%) SSH
5 11 (8.15%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.41%) SSL
7 7 (5.19%) IPv6
8 6 (4.44%) Multicast
9 5 (3.70%) Wireless
10 3 (2.22%) FTP
10 3 (2.22%) SMTP
10 3 (2.22%) SNMP
10 3 (2.22%) VPN
11 2 (1.48%) DHCP
11 2 (1.48%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.48%) Internet
11 2 (1.48%) IPsec
11 2 (1.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.15%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.19%) MySQL
3 7 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.22%) JIRA
3 2 (1.48%) Hudson
4 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.74%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.74%) JBuilder
4 1 (0.74%) JUnit
4 1 (0.74%) Maven
4 1 (0.74%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 18 (13.33%) Finance
2 6 (4.44%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Front Office
3 3 (2.22%) Local Government
4 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.93%) ActiveMQ
2 7 (5.19%) LAPP Stack
2 7 (5.19%) Regular Expression
3 5 (3.70%) J2SE
3 5 (3.70%) Rendezvous
4 4 (2.96%) Middleware
5 3 (2.22%) SAML
6 2 (1.48%) J2EE
6 2 (1.48%) Java EE
6 2 (1.48%) Web Services
6 2 (1.48%) WebCenter
6 2 (1.48%) XML
7 1 (0.74%) .NET
7 1 (0.74%) HTML
7 1 (0.74%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.74%) LAMP
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.74%) SOAP
7 1 (0.74%) Struts
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.26%) Clustering
2 8 (5.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.44%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.22%) VCE vBlock
6 2 (1.48%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.48%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.74%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.74%) Derivative
7 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.74%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.74%) Tandem
7 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Linux
2 71 (52.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (35.56%) Unix
4 37 (27.41%) Windows
5 32 (23.70%) AIX
6 9 (6.67%) Windows Server
7 7 (5.19%) Mac OS
8 6 (4.44%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.70%) Solaris
10 4 (2.96%) CentOS
10 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.48%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.93%) ITIL
2 28 (20.74%) High Availability
3 26 (19.26%) Compliance Management
3 26 (19.26%) Service Delivery
4 17 (12.59%) DevOps
5 10 (7.41%) Electronic Trading
6 8 (5.93%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.19%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.44%) Defect Management
8 6 (4.44%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (4.44%) Validation
9 4 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.96%) Low Latency
9 4 (2.96%) Migration
10 3 (2.22%) Change Management
10 3 (2.22%) ITSM
10 3 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.93%) Perl
2 30 (22.22%) SQL
3 24 (17.78%) Python
4 22 (16.30%) Java
5 21 (15.56%) Bash Shell
6 15 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 9 (6.67%) PL/SQL
8 7 (5.19%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.44%) Korn
10 4 (2.96%) C++
10 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.22%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.48%) AWK
12 2 (1.48%) C
12 2 (1.48%) sed
13 1 (0.74%) Fortran
13 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.74%) R
13 1 (0.74%) Ruby
13 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (20.74%) RHCE
2 27 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.85%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.48%) Degree
6 1 (0.74%) CCNP
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (19.26%) KVM
2 20 (14.81%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (8.15%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.44%) NFS
5 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.48%) XenApp
7 1 (0.74%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (14.81%) EMC NetWorker
2 18 (13.33%) Puppet
3 5 (3.70%) Nagios
4 4 (2.96%) Ansible
4 4 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.22%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.48%) Terraform
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.74%) SCCM
7 1 (0.74%) yum
Vendors
1 70 (51.85%) Red Hat
2 40 (29.63%) Oracle
3 31 (22.96%) HP
4 23 (17.04%) IBM
5 22 (16.30%) EMC
6 18 (13.33%) VMware
7 9 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.44%) Splunk
9 5 (3.70%) F5
9 5 (3.70%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.96%) Cisco
10 4 (2.96%) Veritas
11 3 (2.22%) Citrix
11 3 (2.22%) ION Trading
12 2 (1.48%) Altiris
12 2 (1.48%) Apple
13 1 (0.74%) Avaya
13 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.74%) Plumtree
13 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
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