Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Support was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 757 777
Rank change year-on-year -31 +20 -116
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 101 129 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 98 72
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £215
90th Percentile £600 £533 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 16
UK median hourly rate £24.00 - £26.75
10th Percentile £21.19 - £17.00
90th Percentile £52.50 - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 - £26.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Linux Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Support over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux Support in the UK

Linux Support
Top 13 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 6 months to 18 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
England +12 99 £400 +5.26% 19
London 0 58 £425 +11.26% 6
UK excluding London 0 43 £350 - 13
South East 0 22 £419 -5.63% 4
North of England +41 8 £244 -21.37% 3
North East +47 5 £185 -36.48%
South West +11 4 £350 +13.36% 2
East of England -17 4 £350 -6.67% 1
Midlands +27 3 £250 -25.93% 3
East Midlands +8 3 £250 -28.57% 2
North West +22 2 £310 -11.43% 2
Scotland - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire +22 1 £225 -50.00% 1

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 featuring Linux Support in the job title.

1 101 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (44.55%) Unix
3 44 (43.56%) Windows
4 37 (36.63%) Python
5 35 (34.65%) SQL
6 19 (18.81%) Front Office
7 17 (16.83%) C++
7 17 (16.83%) Banking
8 16 (15.84%) Java
9 15 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (13.86%) Degree
10 14 (13.86%) ITIL
10 14 (13.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (12.87%) Red Hat
11 13 (12.87%) Finance
11 13 (12.87%) XML
12 12 (11.88%) Web Services
12 12 (11.88%) TCP/IP
12 12 (11.88%) Investment Banking
13 11 (10.89%) Perl
13 11 (10.89%) Oracle
13 11 (10.89%) VMware
13 11 (10.89%) Firewall
13 11 (10.89%) Shell Script
14 10 (9.90%) IIS
14 10 (9.90%) Low Latency
15 9 (8.91%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (8.91%) Microservices
15 9 (8.91%) DevOps
15 9 (8.91%) Data Centre

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 10 (9.90%) IIS
2 7 (6.93%) Apache
3 6 (5.94%) JBoss
4 5 (4.95%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.95%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.96%) CMS
5 4 (3.96%) TYPO3
5 4 (3.96%) Umbraco
5 4 (3.96%) WordPress
6 3 (2.97%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.98%) SAS
7 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.99%) Confluence
8 1 (0.99%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.99%) FileNet
8 1 (0.99%) nginx
8 1 (0.99%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MetaTrader
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.96%) GitHub
3 3 (2.97%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.98%) Office 365
5 1 (0.99%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.99%) IaaS
5 1 (0.99%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.89%) Firewall
3 8 (7.92%) DNS
4 7 (6.93%) LDAP
5 6 (5.94%) SSH
6 5 (4.95%) Wireless
7 4 (3.96%) LAN
7 4 (3.96%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (3.96%) VoIP
8 3 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.97%) EIGRP
8 3 (2.97%) HTTP
8 3 (2.97%) PCoIP
8 3 (2.97%) SSL
8 3 (2.97%) VPN
9 2 (1.98%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (1.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.98%) VoLTE
9 2 (1.98%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) MySQL
2 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.99%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.99%) DataStage
4 1 (0.99%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.95%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.95%) Subversion
3 4 (3.96%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.98%) GitLab
4 2 (1.98%) JIRA
General
1 19 (18.81%) Front Office
2 17 (16.83%) Banking
3 13 (12.87%) Finance
4 12 (11.88%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.94%) Electronics
6 3 (2.97%) Retail
6 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.98%) Back Office
7 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.98%) Marketing
7 2 (1.98%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.87%) XML
2 12 (11.88%) Web Services
3 8 (7.92%) HTML
4 7 (6.93%) .NET
4 7 (6.93%) REST
5 5 (4.95%) CSS
5 5 (4.95%) Middleware
6 4 (3.96%) JSON
6 4 (3.96%) Regular Expression
7 3 (2.97%) LAMP
8 2 (1.98%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.98%) Ajax
8 2 (1.98%) J2EE
8 2 (1.98%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (1.98%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.99%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (8.91%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.92%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.95%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.96%) Clustering
5 4 (3.96%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.96%) User Experience
6 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.98%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.99%) Equities
7 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.99%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (44.55%) Unix
3 44 (43.56%) Windows
4 15 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.92%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.96%) Solaris
6 4 (3.96%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.96%) VMS
6 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.96%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.97%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.98%) AIX
8 2 (1.98%) CentOS
8 2 (1.98%) Debian
8 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.99%) HPUX
9 1 (0.99%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.86%) ITIL
2 10 (9.90%) Low Latency
3 9 (8.91%) Automated Trading
3 9 (8.91%) DevOps
3 9 (8.91%) Microservices
3 9 (8.91%) Unit Testing
4 8 (7.92%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (6.93%) Web Development
6 6 (5.94%) Change Management
6 6 (5.94%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.95%) Analytics
7 5 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.95%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (3.96%) Component Testing
8 4 (3.96%) Migration
8 4 (3.96%) Release Automation
8 4 (3.96%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (3.96%) Task Automation
8 4 (3.96%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.63%) Python
2 35 (34.65%) SQL
3 17 (16.83%) C++
4 16 (15.84%) Java
5 11 (10.89%) Perl
5 11 (10.89%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.91%) C#
7 8 (7.92%) PHP
8 6 (5.94%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.94%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.95%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.97%) C
11 2 (1.98%) Korn
11 2 (1.98%) Ruby
12 1 (0.99%) Fortran
12 1 (0.99%) Jython
12 1 (0.99%) VB
12 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (13.86%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.98%) HNC
4 2 (1.98%) HND
5 1 (0.99%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.95%) NFS
2 5 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.96%) Docker
4 2 (1.98%) KVM
4 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.98%) Xen
5 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.99%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.99%) LXC
5 1 (0.99%) Samba
5 1 (0.99%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (6.93%) Ansible
2 7 (6.93%) Puppet
3 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.97%) Packer
3 3 (2.97%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.98%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.98%) Nagios
5 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.99%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.99%) Terraform
5 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) Red Hat
2 11 (10.89%) Oracle
2 11 (10.89%) VMware
3 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.92%) ServiceNow
4 5 (4.95%) Splunk
5 4 (3.96%) Cisco
6 3 (2.97%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.98%) F5
7 2 (1.98%) Nokia
7 2 (1.98%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (1.98%) Sybase
8 1 (0.99%) BEA
8 1 (0.99%) Currenex
8 1 (0.99%) FXall
8 1 (0.99%) HP
8 1 (0.99%) IBM
8 1 (0.99%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.99%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.99%) Sophos