The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 602 566 574
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 25 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.063% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.067% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 7
Average daily rate £290 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-57.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Linux Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Linux Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -4 11 £315 -40.00% 6
South East -25 8 £145 -60.81% 7
North East - 3 - -
North West - 2 £280 - 3
Yorkshire -2 1 £375 +66.66%
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UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (53.45%) Unix
3 28 (48.28%) Windows
4 26 (44.83%) Perl
5 24 (41.38%) Incident Management
6 23 (39.66%) Python
7 21 (36.21%) Active Directory
8 18 (31.03%) ITIL
8 18 (31.03%) VMware
9 17 (29.31%) SLA
10 16 (27.59%) Splunk
10 16 (27.59%) Windows Server
11 15 (25.86%) Red Hat
11 15 (25.86%) Remedy
12 14 (24.14%) Shell Script
12 14 (24.14%) Nagios
12 14 (24.14%) JBoss
13 12 (20.69%) Apache
13 12 (20.69%) MySQL
14 11 (18.97%) Java
14 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
14 11 (18.97%) Time Management
14 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
15 10 (17.24%) WebLogic
15 10 (17.24%) Web Services
15 10 (17.24%) XML
15 10 (17.24%) LDAP
15 10 (17.24%) Solaris

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 14 (24.14%) JBoss
2 12 (20.69%) Apache
3 10 (17.24%) WebLogic
4 9 (15.52%) Tomcat
5 7 (12.07%) nginx
5 7 (12.07%) OpenStack
6 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.72%) Confluence
7 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.72%) IaaS
2 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) DNS
1 10 (17.24%) LDAP
2 9 (15.52%) Firewall
3 7 (12.07%) HTTP
3 7 (12.07%) SMTP
3 7 (12.07%) SSL
3 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.62%) SSH
5 3 (5.17%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (5.17%) SAN
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.72%) FTP
7 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.72%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) WebEx
7 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) MySQL
2 9 (15.52%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.72%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.72%) JUnit
1 1 (1.72%) Maven
1 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) Web Services
1 10 (17.24%) XML
2 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 9 (15.52%) JSON
2 9 (15.52%) LAMP
2 9 (15.52%) Regular Expression
3 7 (12.07%) LEMP Stack
3 7 (12.07%) MCollective
4 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.72%) Java EE
4 1 (1.72%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.45%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) PKI
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (53.45%) Unix
3 28 (48.28%) Windows
4 16 (27.59%) Windows Server
5 11 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
5 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (17.24%) Solaris
7 9 (15.52%) AIX
7 9 (15.52%) HPUX
7 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
9 4 (6.90%) CentOS
10 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
11 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.72%) SUSE
12 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Incident Management
2 18 (31.03%) ITIL
3 11 (18.97%) Time Management
4 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
5 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (15.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (15.52%) High Availability
6 6 (10.34%) DevOps
7 3 (5.17%) Defect Management
7 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.17%) Network Design
7 3 (5.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Validation
8 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.72%) Issue Tracking
9 1 (1.72%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.72%) Open Source
9 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) Perl
2 23 (39.66%) Python
3 14 (24.14%) Shell Script
4 11 (18.97%) Java
5 9 (15.52%) C#
5 9 (15.52%) C++
6 8 (13.79%) SQL
7 7 (12.07%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.90%) AWK
8 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.90%) sed
9 3 (5.17%) Korn
10 2 (3.45%) PHP
11 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.07%) Degree
3 6 (10.34%) CCNA
3 6 (10.34%) HNC
3 6 (10.34%) MCSE
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.34%) RHCSA
4 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (29.31%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (36.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.07%) qmail
3 7 (12.07%) Squid
4 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
4 4 (6.90%) XenApp
5 3 (5.17%) NFS
6 2 (3.45%) Samba
6 2 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (3.45%) XenServer
7 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) Nagios
2 9 (15.52%) Puppet
3 7 (12.07%) Cacti
3 7 (12.07%) collectd
3 7 (12.07%) Ganglia
3 7 (12.07%) Graphite
3 7 (12.07%) logstash
3 7 (12.07%) ZABBIX
4 4 (6.90%) NetBackup
4 4 (6.90%) SCCM
5 1 (1.72%) Ansible
5 1 (1.72%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.72%) yum
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) VMware
2 16 (27.59%) Splunk
3 15 (25.86%) Red Hat
3 15 (25.86%) Remedy
4 9 (15.52%) HP
4 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.34%) Oracle
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco
6 5 (8.62%) Citrix
7 4 (6.90%) Altiris
7 4 (6.90%) Avaya
7 4 (6.90%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.17%) IBM
9 1 (1.72%) Dell
9 1 (1.72%) Juniper
9 1 (1.72%) NetApp
9 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.72%) webMethods
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