The median contractor rate for a Linux Support was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Linux Support
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 583 553
Rank change year-on-year +23 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 45 65 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 49 44
Median daily rate £345 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £465 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £305 £313
% change year-on-year +0.81% -2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £29.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% -26.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.10 £16.50
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. 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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 17 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 29 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
England +25 41 £363 +11.53% 21
London +29 25 £363 -0.68% 11
South East +3 10 £318 +4.09% 5
South West -2 5 £460 - 2
Bristol - 5 £460 - 1
Berkshire +15 4 £313 +15.74% 2
Hampshire +14 3 £450 +63.48% 1
City of London -1 3 £428 -2.17% 2
Milton Keynes -1 2 £288 -32.35%
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £288 -32.35%
East of England -6 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £155 -
Essex - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £155 -
Basildon - 1 - -

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Linux Support in the job title.

1 92 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (43.48%) Windows
3 39 (42.39%) Unix
4 23 (25.00%) Python
5 22 (23.91%) VMware
6 16 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (17.39%) Perl
7 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
7 15 (16.30%) Red Hat
7 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
8 14 (15.22%) CentOS
9 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
9 13 (14.13%) Shell Script
9 13 (14.13%) DNS
9 13 (14.13%) ITIL
10 12 (13.04%) Puppet
11 11 (11.96%) Bash Shell
11 11 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (11.96%) Ubuntu
12 10 (10.87%) Knowledge Management
12 10 (10.87%) Splunk
12 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
13 9 (9.78%) AIX
13 9 (9.78%) Oracle
13 9 (9.78%) Regular Expression
13 9 (9.78%) DevOps
13 9 (9.78%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (8.70%) Windows Server
14 8 (8.70%) Ruby
14 8 (8.70%) Solaris

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 8 (8.70%) Apache
2 7 (7.61%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.52%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.43%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.26%) IIS
6 3 (3.26%) JBoss
7 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.09%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.26%) MS Office
4 2 (2.17%) Autodesk Flame
4 2 (2.17%) Maya
4 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.17%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) IaaS
1 5 (5.43%) PaaS
1 5 (5.43%) SaaS
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) GitHub
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) DNS
2 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.61%) DHCP
3 7 (7.61%) Firewall
4 5 (5.43%) SSL
5 4 (4.35%) SMTP
6 3 (3.26%) HTTP
6 3 (3.26%) Internet
6 3 (3.26%) NAS
6 3 (3.26%) SAN
6 3 (3.26%) SSH
7 2 (2.17%) LDAP
8 1 (1.09%) FTP
8 1 (1.09%) LAN
8 1 (1.09%) Network Security
8 1 (1.09%) VLAN
8 1 (1.09%) VoIP
8 1 (1.09%) WAN
8 1 (1.09%) WebEx
8 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) MySQL
1 5 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.26%) DB2
2 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.17%) Informix
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.26%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Banking
2 4 (4.35%) French Language
3 3 (3.26%) Advertising
4 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.17%) German Language
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Publishing
5 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.26%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.26%) HTML
2 3 (3.26%) Middleware
2 3 (3.26%) Sensu
3 2 (2.17%) CSS
3 2 (2.17%) J2EE
3 2 (2.17%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.17%) SAML
3 2 (2.17%) Web Services
3 2 (2.17%) XML
4 1 (1.09%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.09%) JSON
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
1 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (3.26%) Replication
3 2 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.09%) HTC Vive
4 1 (1.09%) Tandem
4 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (43.48%) Windows
3 39 (42.39%) Unix
4 16 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (15.22%) CentOS
6 11 (11.96%) Ubuntu
7 9 (9.78%) AIX
8 8 (8.70%) Solaris
8 8 (8.70%) Windows Server
9 7 (7.61%) SUSE
10 4 (4.35%) Windows 2000
10 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.17%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (1.09%) Fedora
12 1 (1.09%) Gentoo
12 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.13%) ITIL
2 10 (10.87%) Knowledge Management
3 9 (9.78%) DevOps
4 7 (7.61%) Open Source
5 6 (6.52%) Change Management
5 6 (6.52%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (6.52%) Service Management
6 5 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.26%) Analytics
8 3 (3.26%) Data Management
8 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.26%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.26%) High Availability
8 3 (3.26%) ITSM
8 3 (3.26%) Release Management
8 3 (3.26%) Security Patching
8 3 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.17%) Post-Production
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.00%) Python
2 16 (17.39%) Perl
3 13 (14.13%) Shell Script
4 11 (11.96%) Bash Shell
5 8 (8.70%) Ruby
6 7 (7.61%) Java
6 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.52%) SQL
8 3 (3.26%) Korn
9 2 (2.17%) VB
10 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.17%) Degree
5 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) ISO 14001
1 2 (2.17%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.78%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.26%) Samba
6 2 (2.17%) Docker
6 2 (2.17%) NFS
6 2 (2.17%) StorNext
6 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.17%) Xsan
7 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (13.04%) Puppet
2 7 (7.61%) Nagios
3 5 (5.43%) Ansible
4 3 (3.26%) Graphite
4 3 (3.26%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.26%) Terraform
5 2 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.17%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.09%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.09%) Control-M
6 1 (1.09%) OpenView
6 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) VMware
2 15 (16.30%) Red Hat
3 10 (10.87%) Splunk
4 9 (9.78%) Oracle
5 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.43%) Remedy
7 4 (4.35%) HP
8 3 (3.26%) Cisco
8 3 (3.26%) CommVault
8 3 (3.26%) EMC
8 3 (3.26%) NetApp
8 3 (3.26%) Siebel
9 2 (2.17%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.17%) Adobe
9 2 (2.17%) Apple
9 2 (2.17%) Autodesk
9 2 (2.17%) Foundry
9 2 (2.17%) IBM
9 2 (2.17%) SAP
9 2 (2.17%) Sybase
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