The median contractor rate for a Linux Support was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 543 575
Rank change year-on-year -21 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 24 77 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.16% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 45 31
Median daily rate £356 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £295 £230
% change year-on-year -3.38% +28.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £21.89 £18.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.58% -36.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £29.00

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 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 -11 14 £400 +2.30% 13
South East -3 9 £310 -29.14% 4
North West +23 1 £300 +33.33% 2
Linux Support
UK

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (44.44%) Unix
3 21 (33.33%) Windows
4 17 (26.98%) Python
5 12 (19.05%) Finance
5 12 (19.05%) VMware
6 11 (17.46%) Firewall
6 11 (17.46%) Oracle
6 11 (17.46%) Bash Shell
7 10 (15.87%) Ubuntu
7 10 (15.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (15.87%) Perl
7 10 (15.87%) SQL
8 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
8 9 (14.29%) CentOS
9 8 (12.70%) Ruby
10 7 (11.11%) Puppet
10 7 (11.11%) Ansible
10 7 (11.11%) ITIL
10 7 (11.11%) SUSE
11 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (9.52%) Shell Script
11 6 (9.52%) DevOps
11 6 (9.52%) Windows Server
12 5 (7.94%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
12 5 (7.94%) MySQL
12 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
12 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
12 5 (7.94%) Apache

Linux Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (7.94%) Apache
2 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.76%) JBoss
3 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.59%) CMS
5 1 (1.59%) Confluence
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.76%) GitHub
2 2 (3.17%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) Firewall
2 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.35%) DNS
3 4 (6.35%) SSL
4 3 (4.76%) HTTP
4 3 (4.76%) VoIP
5 2 (3.17%) 3G
5 2 (3.17%) 4G
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.17%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (3.17%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.17%) Internet
5 2 (3.17%) ISUP
5 2 (3.17%) LDAP
5 2 (3.17%) LTE
5 2 (3.17%) Megaco
5 2 (3.17%) MGW
5 2 (3.17%) VPN
5 2 (3.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.94%) MySQL
3 3 (4.76%) DB2
3 3 (4.76%) Informix
3 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.76%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Back Office
3 3 (4.76%) French Language
3 3 (4.76%) Front Office
3 3 (4.76%) German Language
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (4.76%) SAML
1 3 (4.76%) Sensu
1 3 (4.76%) Web Services
1 3 (4.76%) XML
2 2 (3.17%) HTML
2 2 (3.17%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.59%) CSS
3 1 (1.59%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.59%) JSON
3 1 (1.59%) LAMP
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Clustering
2 2 (3.17%) Fixed Income
2 2 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.17%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.59%) Equities
3 1 (1.59%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.59%) HTC Vive
3 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (44.44%) Unix
3 21 (33.33%) Windows
4 10 (15.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (15.87%) Ubuntu
5 9 (14.29%) CentOS
6 7 (11.11%) SUSE
7 6 (9.52%) Windows Server
8 4 (6.35%) AIX
8 4 (6.35%) Solaris
9 2 (3.17%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.11%) ITIL
2 6 (9.52%) DevOps
3 5 (7.94%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (6.35%) Change Management
5 3 (4.76%) Analytics
6 2 (3.17%) Change Control
6 2 (3.17%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.17%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.17%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (3.17%) High Availability
6 2 (3.17%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.17%) Release Automation
6 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (1.59%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (1.59%) Hardware Maintenance
7 1 (1.59%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) Python
2 11 (17.46%) Bash Shell
3 10 (15.87%) Perl
3 10 (15.87%) SQL
4 8 (12.70%) Ruby
5 6 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.94%) Java
7 3 (4.76%) PHP
8 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.59%) C#
9 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.59%) Korn
9 1 (1.59%) VB
9 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) HNC
3 2 (3.17%) HND
4 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.17%) Docker
3 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.59%) KVM
4 1 (1.59%) Samba
4 1 (1.59%) Xen
4 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Ansible
1 7 (11.11%) Puppet
2 4 (6.35%) Nagios
3 3 (4.76%) Graphite
3 3 (4.76%) Terraform
4 2 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.17%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.59%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) VMware
2 11 (17.46%) Oracle
3 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.35%) Cisco
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.76%) Siebel
5 3 (4.76%) Splunk
5 3 (4.76%) Sybase
6 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.17%) HP
6 2 (3.17%) IBM
6 2 (3.17%) Nokia
6 2 (3.17%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (1.59%) F5
7 1 (1.59%) Juniper
7 1 (1.59%) SAP
7 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
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