The median contractor rate for a Linux Support was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 565 587
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 24 79 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 45 37
Median daily rate £325 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £295 £230
% change year-on-year -8.47% +28.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £21.89 £18.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.58% -37.93%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
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 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Linux Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support in the UK

Linux Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Support in the UK

Linux Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Support over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Support in the UK

Linux Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Support in the UK

Linux Support
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -4 23 £350 -6.66% 30
London 0 14 £400 +2.30% 13
South East +19 8 £270 -38.28% 4
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £213 -22.72%
Milton Keynes -13 4 £213 -22.72%
Berkshire +19 3 £350 -36.36% 3
City of London - 2 £400 - 4
North West +20 1 £300 +33.33% 2
Wales -2 1 £218 - 1
South Wales -4 1 £218 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £218 - 1
Slough - 1 £350 - 1
Chester - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Linux Support in the job title.

1 68 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (47.06%) Unix
3 24 (35.29%) Windows
4 20 (29.41%) Python
5 15 (22.06%) VMware
5 15 (22.06%) Bash Shell
6 14 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (19.12%) Perl
8 12 (17.65%) Finance
8 12 (17.65%) CentOS
9 11 (16.18%) Firewall
9 11 (16.18%) Oracle
10 10 (14.71%) SQL
10 10 (14.71%) Ubuntu
11 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
12 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.76%) DNS
12 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
12 8 (11.76%) ITIL
12 8 (11.76%) Ruby
12 8 (11.76%) Puppet
12 8 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (10.29%) Ansible
13 7 (10.29%) DevOps
13 7 (10.29%) Solaris
13 7 (10.29%) Shell Script
13 7 (10.29%) Nagios
13 7 (10.29%) SUSE
14 6 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (8.82%) Apache

Linux Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (8.82%) Apache
2 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.41%) JBoss
3 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.47%) CMS
5 1 (1.47%) Confluence
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.41%) GitHub
2 2 (2.94%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) Firewall
2 8 (11.76%) DNS
2 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.88%) DHCP
3 4 (5.88%) HTTP
3 4 (5.88%) SMTP
3 4 (5.88%) SSL
4 3 (4.41%) NAS
4 3 (4.41%) SAN
4 3 (4.41%) VoIP
5 2 (2.94%) 4G
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.94%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (2.94%) Internet
5 2 (2.94%) LTE
5 2 (2.94%) MGW
5 2 (2.94%) VoLTE
5 2 (2.94%) VoWiFi
5 2 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.35%) MySQL
3 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.41%) DB2
4 3 (4.41%) Informix
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.41%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Banking
2 4 (5.88%) French Language
3 3 (4.41%) Back Office
3 3 (4.41%) Front Office
3 3 (4.41%) German Language
3 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (4.41%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (4.41%) SAML
1 3 (4.41%) Sensu
1 3 (4.41%) Web Services
1 3 (4.41%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) HTML
2 2 (2.94%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.47%) CSS
3 1 (1.47%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) LAMP
3 1 (1.47%) Middleware
3 1 (1.47%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Clustering
2 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.41%) Replication
3 2 (2.94%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.94%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.47%) Equities
4 1 (1.47%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.47%) HTC Vive
4 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (47.06%) Unix
3 24 (35.29%) Windows
4 14 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (17.65%) CentOS
6 10 (14.71%) Ubuntu
7 7 (10.29%) Solaris
7 7 (10.29%) SUSE
8 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
9 4 (5.88%) AIX
10 2 (2.94%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) ITIL
1 8 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (10.29%) DevOps
3 5 (7.35%) Change Management
4 4 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (4.41%) Analytics
5 3 (4.41%) Change Control
5 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.41%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (4.41%) Security Patching
6 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.94%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.94%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (2.94%) High Availability
6 2 (2.94%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.94%) Release Automation
6 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.94%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) Python
2 15 (22.06%) Bash Shell
3 13 (19.12%) Perl
4 10 (14.71%) SQL
5 8 (11.76%) Ruby
6 7 (10.29%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.82%) Java
8 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.88%) Korn
10 3 (4.41%) PHP
11 1 (1.47%) C#
11 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.47%) VB
11 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) HNC
3 2 (2.94%) HND
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.94%) Docker
6 1 (1.47%) KVM
6 1 (1.47%) Samba
6 1 (1.47%) Xen
6 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) Puppet
2 7 (10.29%) Ansible
2 7 (10.29%) Nagios
3 3 (4.41%) Graphite
3 3 (4.41%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.41%) Terraform
4 2 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.94%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.47%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) VMware
2 11 (16.18%) Oracle
3 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
4 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco
5 4 (5.88%) Splunk
6 3 (4.41%) CommVault
6 3 (4.41%) EMC
6 3 (4.41%) NetApp
6 3 (4.41%) Siebel
6 3 (4.41%) Sybase
7 2 (2.94%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.94%) HP
7 2 (2.94%) IBM
7 2 (2.94%) Nokia
7 2 (2.94%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) F5
8 1 (1.47%) SAP
8 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
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