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 27 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 573 554 517
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 13 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.020% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £208 -
% change year-on-year
+68.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
46284 44438 38725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.57% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29150 27994 22829
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1851 1995
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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
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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
South East -17 5 £350 +22.80% 3
East of England - 4 - -
Yorkshire -18 3 £225 +21.62%
East Midlands - 1 - -
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Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (70.37%) Red Hat
3 13 (48.15%) Apache
3 13 (48.15%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) VMware
4 12 (44.44%) Python
5 11 (40.74%) Oracle
5 11 (40.74%) Ubuntu
6 9 (33.33%) Puppet
6 9 (33.33%) MySQL
6 9 (33.33%) UNIX
7 7 (25.93%) DNS
7 7 (25.93%) nginx
8 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
8 6 (22.22%) Clustering
8 6 (22.22%) Perl
8 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
9 5 (18.52%) Cisco
9 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
9 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
9 5 (18.52%) Firewall
9 5 (18.52%) Debian
9 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (18.52%) Xen
9 5 (18.52%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (18.52%) Amazon S3
9 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (18.52%) CentOS
9 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 13 (48.15%) Apache
2 7 (25.93%) nginx
3 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
4 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
4 4 (14.81%) Zope
4 4 (14.81%) Plone
4 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.41%) IIS
5 2 (7.41%) Confluence
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (3.70%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (3.70%) JBoss
6 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon S3
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (18.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) POP3
5 1 (3.70%) SMTP
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) IMAP
5 1 (3.70%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) MySQL
2 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (18.52%) MongoDB
2 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) Gerrit
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) libvirt
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) MAPI
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Wiki
3 2 (7.41%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) Ubuntu
4 9 (33.33%) UNIX
5 5 (18.52%) Debian
5 5 (18.52%) CentOS
5 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (14.81%) SUSE
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (3.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 5 (18.52%) Auto-Scaling
3 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Open Source
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) SOA
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Python
2 6 (22.22%) Perl
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
3 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.11%) Ruby
5 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.41%) VBScript
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) LPIC
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Xen
1 5 (18.52%) Postfix
1 5 (18.52%) Sendmail
1 5 (18.52%) Docker
2 3 (11.11%) vSphere
2 3 (11.11%) NFS
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Server
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Puppet
2 5 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (18.52%) Salt
3 2 (7.41%) cPanel
3 2 (7.41%) Webmin
3 2 (7.41%) Plesk
4 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Red Hat
2 13 (48.15%) VMware
3 11 (40.74%) Oracle
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) Sun
5 3 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Veritas
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) Splunk