Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Support was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 555 560
Rank change year-on-year -26 +5 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 58 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 35
London median daily rate £425 £382 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.26% +1.87% -9.09%
10th Percentile £279 £271 £238
90th Percentile £600 £540 £475
England median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
London median hourly rate £26.63 - -
England median hourly rate £27.38 - £26.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Linux Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Linux Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -12 8 £380 - 7
East London -4 2 £463 +172.06%
Linux Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 34 (58.62%) Python
3 28 (48.28%) Windows
4 27 (46.55%) Unix
5 24 (41.38%) SQL
6 18 (31.03%) Front Office
7 14 (24.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (24.14%) C++
7 14 (24.14%) XML
8 13 (22.41%) Banking
9 12 (20.69%) Investment Banking
9 12 (20.69%) ITIL
10 11 (18.97%) Web Services
10 11 (18.97%) Degree
11 10 (17.24%) Java
11 10 (17.24%) Low Latency
12 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
12 9 (15.52%) ITRS Geneos
12 9 (15.52%) Automated Trading
13 8 (13.79%) HTML
13 8 (13.79%) C#
13 8 (13.79%) IIS
13 8 (13.79%) Proactive Monitoring
13 8 (13.79%) ServiceNow
14 7 (12.07%) Perl
14 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
14 7 (12.07%) Firewall
14 7 (12.07%) Finance
14 7 (12.07%) Web Development
15 6 (10.34%) Shell Script

Linux Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (13.79%) IIS
2 4 (6.90%) CMS
2 4 (6.90%) TYPO3
2 4 (6.90%) Umbraco
2 4 (6.90%) WordPress
3 3 (5.17%) Apache
4 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.72%) nginx
5 1 (1.72%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) GitHub
1 1 (1.72%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) Firewall
1 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (5.17%) EIGRP
2 3 (5.17%) LDAP
2 3 (5.17%) SSL
2 3 (5.17%) VoIP
2 3 (5.17%) VPN
2 3 (5.17%) Wireless
3 2 (3.45%) BIG-IP
3 2 (3.45%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (3.45%) HTTP
3 2 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.72%) SSH
4 1 (1.72%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.90%) MySQL
2 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.72%) Informix
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.90%) Subversion
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 18 (31.03%) Front Office
2 13 (22.41%) Banking
3 12 (20.69%) Investment Banking
4 7 (12.07%) Finance
5 4 (6.90%) Electronics
6 1 (1.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) XML
2 11 (18.97%) Web Services
3 8 (13.79%) HTML
4 4 (6.90%) .NET
4 4 (6.90%) CSS
4 4 (6.90%) JSON
4 4 (6.90%) Middleware
4 4 (6.90%) Regular Expression
5 2 (3.45%) Ajax
5 2 (3.45%) LAMP
6 1 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.72%) J2EE
6 1 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (8.62%) Clustering
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.90%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.90%) Fixed Income
3 4 (6.90%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.72%) iPad
5 1 (1.72%) iPhone
5 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (48.28%) Windows
3 27 (46.55%) Unix
4 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.17%) Solaris
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.45%) Debian
5 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.72%) Android
6 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.72%) CentOS
6 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.72%) Scientific Linux
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Low Latency
3 9 (15.52%) Automated Trading
3 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
4 8 (13.79%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (12.07%) Web Development
6 5 (8.62%) Analytics
7 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (6.90%) Component Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Release Automation
7 4 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (6.90%) Task Automation
8 3 (5.17%) Change Control
8 3 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.45%) Change Management
9 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) Python
2 24 (41.38%) SQL
3 14 (24.14%) C++
4 10 (17.24%) Java
5 8 (13.79%) C#
6 7 (12.07%) Perl
7 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.34%) PHP
7 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
8 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
9 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.72%) C
10 1 (1.72%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.72%) RHCE
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) LXC
2 1 (1.72%) NFS
2 1 (1.72%) Samba
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (5.17%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.72%) Nagios
3 1 (1.72%) Opsview
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
3 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) ServiceNow
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle
3 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.90%) Splunk
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco
4 3 (5.17%) ION Trading
4 3 (5.17%) Sybase
5 2 (3.45%) F5
5 2 (3.45%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Currenex
6 1 (1.72%) FXall
6 1 (1.72%) Google
6 1 (1.72%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds