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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 548 542 505
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 31 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.044% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.048% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.47% +82.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £175
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +94.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 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 5 March 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 -3 29 £340 -6.84% 11
London -4 9 £375 -1.31% 4
South East -17 8 £330 -2.94% 3
Surrey - 5 £328 -
North West - 4 £325 -
Hampshire -13 3 £390 +19.54%
Yorkshire -14 3 £175 -12.50%
West Midlands -4 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £325 -
Liverpool - 2 £325 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Southampton -16 1 £390 +24.80%
Woking - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3
Cheshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 3
Manchester - 1 £220 -
South West - 1 £340 -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Marlow - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Chester - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Helston - - - -

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (59.38%) Red Hat
3 29 (45.31%) UNIX
4 25 (39.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (37.50%) Windows
6 18 (28.13%) VMware
7 16 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 14 (21.88%) ITIL
9 13 (20.31%) DNS
10 12 (18.75%) Oracle
10 12 (18.75%) Apache
11 11 (17.19%) HP
11 11 (17.19%) CentOS
12 10 (15.63%) Shell Script
12 10 (15.63%) MySQL
12 10 (15.63%) Perl
12 10 (15.63%) SQL
13 9 (14.06%) Python
13 9 (14.06%) Puppet
13 9 (14.06%) Ubuntu
14 8 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
15 7 (10.94%) Clustering
15 7 (10.94%) NetBackup
15 7 (10.94%) Nagios
15 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
15 7 (10.94%) Load Balancing
16 6 (9.38%) DHCP
16 6 (9.38%) SAN
16 6 (9.38%) Citrix

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (18.75%) Apache
2 5 (7.81%) nginx
3 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.69%) JBoss
5 2 (3.13%) Confluence
5 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon S3
1 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.31%) DNS
2 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.38%) DHCP
3 6 (9.38%) SAN
3 6 (9.38%) Firewall
4 3 (4.69%) SSH
4 3 (4.69%) FTP
4 3 (4.69%) SMTP
5 2 (3.13%) VLAN
5 2 (3.13%) LAN
5 2 (3.13%) WAN
6 1 (1.56%) Wireless
6 1 (1.56%) POP3
6 1 (1.56%) HTTP
6 1 (1.56%) IMAP
6 1 (1.56%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) MySQL
2 5 (7.81%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.81%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.13%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.13%) Gerrit
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) libvirt
2 3 (4.69%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) Middleware
3 2 (3.13%) LAMP
4 1 (1.56%) MAPI
4 1 (1.56%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Clustering
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Open Source
2 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.13%) Wiki
2 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.56%) Equities
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.56%) Chemistry
3 1 (1.56%) Biology
3 1 (1.56%) Statistics
3 1 (1.56%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (45.31%) UNIX
3 25 (39.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (37.50%) Windows
5 11 (17.19%) CentOS
6 9 (14.06%) Ubuntu
7 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (6.25%) Solaris
8 4 (6.25%) Debian
8 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.69%) HPUX
10 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.13%) AIX
10 2 (3.13%) Fedora
10 2 (3.13%) SUSE
11 1 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 14 (21.88%) ITIL
3 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
3 7 (10.94%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.81%) Migration
5 3 (4.69%) Time Management
5 3 (4.69%) DevOps
6 2 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.13%) SIEM
6 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.13%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.13%) ITSM
6 2 (3.13%) Service Management
7 1 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.56%) Workflow
7 1 (1.56%) Scrum
7 1 (1.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.56%) Data Management
7 1 (1.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) Shell Script
1 10 (15.63%) Perl
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 9 (14.06%) Python
3 3 (4.69%) Ruby
3 3 (4.69%) Korn
4 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.13%) VBScript
4 2 (3.13%) PHP
4 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.56%) VB
5 1 (1.56%) C
5 1 (1.56%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (6.25%) MCSE
1 4 (6.25%) HNC
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.69%) CCNA
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) RHCSA
3 2 (3.13%) VCP4
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) CCA
4 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.81%) Xen
3 5 (7.81%) Postfix
3 5 (7.81%) Sendmail
3 5 (7.81%) Docker
4 4 (6.25%) NFS
5 2 (3.13%) Ceph
5 2 (3.13%) Squid
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.56%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.56%) vSphere
6 1 (1.56%) KVM
6 1 (1.56%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Puppet
2 7 (10.94%) NetBackup
2 7 (10.94%) Nagios
3 5 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (7.81%) Salt
4 2 (3.13%) SELinux
4 2 (3.13%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.13%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.13%) yum
5 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 38 (59.38%) Red Hat
2 18 (28.13%) VMware
3 12 (18.75%) Oracle
4 11 (17.19%) HP
5 6 (9.38%) Citrix
5 6 (9.38%) Remedy
6 5 (7.81%) Altiris
6 5 (7.81%) Cisco
7 4 (6.25%) NetApp
7 4 (6.25%) Veritas
8 3 (4.69%) Sun
8 3 (4.69%) Isilon
9 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.13%) Brocade
9 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.13%) EMC
9 2 (3.13%) Symantec
10 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.56%) IBM
10 1 (1.56%) Dell
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