The first table below looks at the demand for the Linux Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 549 517 557
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 8 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.012% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.012% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Average daily rate £331 £288 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.11% -39.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £175 £300
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47436 40059 51618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29338 23533 29060
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 2075 2465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Linux Support Engineer
UK

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -14 3 £313 +78.57% 1
London -36 2 £300 -25.09% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
North East - 1 £375 - 1
North West - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Linux Support Engineer
UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (93.55%) Red Hat
3 25 (80.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (67.74%) UNIX
4 21 (67.74%) Windows
5 17 (54.84%) Perl
6 13 (41.94%) Python
7 12 (38.71%) SQL
7 12 (38.71%) Project Management
7 12 (38.71%) eSpeed
7 12 (38.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (38.71%) TIBCO
7 12 (38.71%) Rendezvous
7 12 (38.71%) Change Management
7 12 (38.71%) Firewall
7 12 (38.71%) Reuters
7 12 (38.71%) MarketAxess
7 12 (38.71%) Capacity Management
7 12 (38.71%) Low Latency
7 12 (38.71%) Multicast
7 12 (38.71%) Fixed Income
7 12 (38.71%) Electronic Trading
8 10 (32.26%) HP
9 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
10 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
11 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
11 6 (19.35%) VMware
11 6 (19.35%) NetBackup
11 6 (19.35%) Veritas

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) Firewall
1 12 (38.71%) Multicast
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) SAN
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
4 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.23%) LDAP
5 1 (3.23%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (12.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) Rendezvous
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 12 (38.71%) Fixed Income
2 3 (9.68%) Thin Client
2 3 (9.68%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (80.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (67.74%) UNIX
3 21 (67.74%) Windows
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
5 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.68%) SUSE
7 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.45%) HPUX
7 2 (6.45%) CentOS
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Solaris
8 1 (3.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Project Management
1 12 (38.71%) Electronic Trading
1 12 (38.71%) Change Management
1 12 (38.71%) Capacity Management
1 12 (38.71%) Low Latency
2 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) Time Management
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.45%) Change Control
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) ITSM
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Perl
2 13 (41.94%) Python
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.68%) Korn
5 3 (9.68%) Bourne shell
5 3 (9.68%) VB
5 3 (9.68%) C
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) RHCE
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) MCSE
2 3 (9.68%) CCA
2 3 (9.68%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) NFS
3 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) Postfix
4 1 (3.23%) Sendmail
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) KVM
4 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (3.23%) Squid
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (93.55%) Red Hat
2 12 (38.71%) TIBCO
2 12 (38.71%) Reuters
2 12 (38.71%) eSpeed
2 12 (38.71%) MarketAxess
3 10 (32.26%) HP
4 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 6 (19.35%) Veritas
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 4 (12.90%) IBM
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) Altiris
7 2 (6.45%) Remedy
7 2 (6.45%) Novell
7 2 (6.45%) Nimsoft
8 1 (3.23%) Huawei
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco
8 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.23%) CA
8 1 (3.23%) NetApp