The median contractor rate for a Linux Support was £429 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux Support
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 155 196
Rank change year-on-year -9 +41  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 0.029% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.030% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £429 £438 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +34.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £438 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £438 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £261 £295
% change year-on-year -4.30% -11.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £8.50 £37.09
% change year-on-year +105.88% -77.07%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3105 3318 5230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.27% 95.04% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 2686 3969
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 76
Median hourly rate £19.16 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Linux Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Linux Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support in the City of London

Linux Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Support in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Support in the City of London

Linux Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Support in the City of London

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Linux Support in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (80.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Apache
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Data Entry
5 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) Ansible

Linux Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Entry
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
1 1 (20.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle