The median contractor rate for a Linux Support was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Support
UK / England
Rank 538 545 524
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 39 67 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.095% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 44
Median daily rate £356 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.61% -12.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £150 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -3.90% +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% -33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.10 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.71 £22.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £29.17
% change year-on-year -18.60% -26.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support in England

Linux Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Support in England

Linux Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Support in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Support in England

Linux Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Support in England

Linux Support
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
London +15 24 £363 +2.83% 10
South East -1 9 £313 -1.57% 3
South West +6 5 £460 - 1
East of England -8 1 - - 1
Linux Support
UK

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 England region featuring Linux Support in the job title.

1 90 (100.00%) Linux
2 41 (45.56%) Windows
3 36 (40.00%) Unix
4 23 (25.56%) Python
5 19 (21.11%) VMware
6 16 (17.78%) Perl
7 15 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
8 14 (15.56%) Shell Script
9 13 (14.44%) ITIL
9 13 (14.44%) Puppet
10 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 12 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (13.33%) Ubuntu
11 11 (12.22%) Knowledge Management
11 11 (12.22%) CentOS
11 11 (12.22%) Regular Expression
11 11 (12.22%) DNS
11 11 (12.22%) Active Directory
12 10 (11.11%) Splunk
13 9 (10.00%) AIX
13 9 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (8.89%) Windows Server
14 8 (8.89%) DevOps
14 8 (8.89%) Finance
14 8 (8.89%) Apache
14 8 (8.89%) Ruby
14 8 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (8.89%) Bash Shell
15 7 (7.78%) Open Source

Linux Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 8 (8.89%) Apache
2 7 (7.78%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.44%) JBoss
6 3 (3.33%) IIS
7 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.33%) MS Office
4 2 (2.22%) Autodesk Flame
4 2 (2.22%) Maya
4 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.22%) NUKE
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) IaaS
1 5 (5.56%) PaaS
1 5 (5.56%) SaaS
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.33%) GitHub
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.22%) DNS
2 7 (7.78%) Firewall
2 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.44%) DHCP
3 4 (4.44%) SSL
4 3 (3.33%) HTTP
4 3 (3.33%) Internet
4 3 (3.33%) LDAP
4 3 (3.33%) SSH
5 2 (2.22%) FTP
5 2 (2.22%) SMTP
6 1 (1.11%) LAN
6 1 (1.11%) VLAN
6 1 (1.11%) VoIP
6 1 (1.11%) VPN
6 1 (1.11%) WAN
6 1 (1.11%) WebEx
6 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) MySQL
1 5 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.33%) DB2
2 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.22%) Informix
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.11%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Advertising
3 3 (3.33%) French Language
4 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.22%) German Language
5 1 (1.11%) Back Office
5 1 (1.11%) Front Office
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Publishing
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) Regular Expression
2 4 (4.44%) Middleware
3 3 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.33%) HTML
3 3 (3.33%) Sensu
4 2 (2.22%) CSS
4 2 (2.22%) J2EE
4 2 (2.22%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.22%) SAML
4 2 (2.22%) Web Services
4 2 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) .NET
5 1 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.11%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.11%) JMS
5 1 (1.11%) JMX
5 1 (1.11%) JSON
5 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.11%) Equities
4 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.11%) HTC Vive
4 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.11%) Tandem
4 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Linux
2 41 (45.56%) Windows
3 36 (40.00%) Unix
4 12 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (13.33%) Ubuntu
5 11 (12.22%) CentOS
6 9 (10.00%) AIX
7 8 (8.89%) Windows Server
8 7 (7.78%) SUSE
9 5 (5.56%) Solaris
10 4 (4.44%) Windows 2000
10 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.33%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.22%) Scientific Linux
13 1 (1.11%) Fedora
13 1 (1.11%) Gentoo
13 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.44%) ITIL
2 11 (12.22%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (8.89%) DevOps
4 7 (7.78%) Open Source
5 6 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (5.56%) Change Management
6 5 (5.56%) Service Management
7 4 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.33%) Analytics
8 3 (3.33%) Data Management
8 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.33%) High Availability
8 3 (3.33%) ITSM
8 3 (3.33%) Release Management
8 3 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.22%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.22%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.22%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.56%) Python
2 16 (17.78%) Perl
3 14 (15.56%) Shell Script
4 8 (8.89%) Bash Shell
4 8 (8.89%) Ruby
5 7 (7.78%) Java
6 6 (6.67%) SQL
7 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.22%) VB
9 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.22%) Degree
5 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) ISO 14001
1 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.33%) Samba
6 2 (2.22%) Docker
6 2 (2.22%) NFS
6 2 (2.22%) StorNext
6 2 (2.22%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.22%) Xsan
7 1 (1.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (14.44%) Puppet
2 5 (5.56%) Ansible
3 4 (4.44%) Nagios
4 3 (3.33%) Graphite
4 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.33%) Terraform
5 2 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.22%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.11%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.11%) Control-M
6 1 (1.11%) OpenView
6 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (21.11%) VMware
2 15 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 10 (11.11%) Splunk
4 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.78%) Oracle
5 5 (5.56%) Remedy
6 4 (4.44%) HP
7 3 (3.33%) Cisco
8 2 (2.22%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.22%) Adobe
8 2 (2.22%) Apple
8 2 (2.22%) Autodesk
8 2 (2.22%) Foundry
8 2 (2.22%) IBM
8 2 (2.22%) Siebel
8 2 (2.22%) Sybase
9 1 (1.11%) Google
9 1 (1.11%) QNX
9 1 (1.11%) SAP
9 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds
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