The median contractor rate for a Linux Support was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Support
England / London
Rank 373 405 392
Rank change year-on-year +32 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 25 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 19
Median daily rate £363 £353 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% -32.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £493 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £310 £313
% change year-on-year -0.80% -0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
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 London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support in London

Linux Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Support in London

Linux Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Support in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Support in London

Linux Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Support in London

Linux Support
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London +5 3 £428 -2.17% 2
Linux Support
England

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Linux Support in the job title.

1 45 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (44.44%) Windows
3 18 (40.00%) Unix
4 16 (35.56%) Python
5 11 (24.44%) Perl
6 9 (20.00%) Splunk
6 9 (20.00%) Regular Expression
6 9 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 9 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (17.78%) Apache
7 8 (17.78%) Bash Shell
8 7 (15.56%) Ruby
8 7 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (15.56%) Oracle
8 7 (15.56%) Finance
9 6 (13.33%) Firewall
9 6 (13.33%) Ubuntu
9 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
9 6 (13.33%) DNS
9 6 (13.33%) CentOS
9 6 (13.33%) Puppet
10 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 5 (11.11%) Java
10 5 (11.11%) VMware
11 4 (8.89%) Banking
11 4 (8.89%) SQL
11 4 (8.89%) SSL
11 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
11 4 (8.89%) Middleware
11 4 (8.89%) PowerShell

Linux Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 8 (17.78%) Apache
2 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
4 2 (4.44%) JBoss
5 1 (2.22%) CMS
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Autodesk Flame
1 2 (4.44%) Maya
1 2 (4.44%) NUKE
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) GitHub
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) DNS
1 6 (13.33%) Firewall
2 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.89%) SSL
4 3 (6.67%) HTTP
5 2 (4.44%) DHCP
6 1 (2.22%) Internet
6 1 (2.22%) LDAP
6 1 (2.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.67%) MySQL
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.44%) DB2
2 2 (4.44%) Informix
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.67%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Advertising
3 3 (6.67%) French Language
4 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.44%) German Language
5 1 (2.22%) Back Office
5 1 (2.22%) Front Office
5 1 (2.22%) Publishing
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) Regular Expression
2 4 (8.89%) Middleware
3 3 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) Sensu
4 2 (4.44%) CSS
4 2 (4.44%) J2EE
4 2 (4.44%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (4.44%) SAML
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) .NET
5 1 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.22%) JMS
5 1 (2.22%) JMX
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Equities
2 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (44.44%) Windows
3 18 (40.00%) Unix
4 7 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (13.33%) CentOS
5 6 (13.33%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.67%) Solaris
6 3 (6.67%) SUSE
7 2 (4.44%) Scientific Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (8.89%) DevOps
3 3 (6.67%) Analytics
4 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.44%) Change Management
4 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
4 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.44%) Post-Production
4 2 (4.44%) SOA
4 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.22%) BDD
5 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.22%) Data Entry
5 1 (2.22%) Open Source
5 1 (2.22%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.22%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) Python
2 11 (24.44%) Perl
3 9 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 8 (17.78%) Bash Shell
5 7 (15.56%) Ruby
6 5 (11.11%) Java
7 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
7 4 (8.89%) SQL
8 2 (4.44%) VB
9 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Docker
2 2 (4.44%) Samba
2 2 (4.44%) StorNext
2 2 (4.44%) Terminal Services
2 2 (4.44%) Xsan
3 1 (2.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Puppet
2 4 (8.89%) Ansible
3 3 (6.67%) Graphite
3 3 (6.67%) Nagios
3 3 (6.67%) Terraform
4 1 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.22%) Control-M
4 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Splunk
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 5 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.67%) Siebel
6 2 (4.44%) Adobe
6 2 (4.44%) Apple
6 2 (4.44%) Autodesk
6 2 (4.44%) Foundry
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.44%) Sybase
7 1 (2.22%) BMC
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) Informatica
7 1 (2.22%) Juniper
7 1 (2.22%) Solace
7 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds