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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 549 545 567
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 15 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.007% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
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£300 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 - £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £413
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
45686 43047 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.53% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 25787 27971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1994 2539
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Linux Support Engineer
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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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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
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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 -2 11 £300 - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £185 -
North East - 1 £280 -
London - 1 £475 -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
3 9 (39.13%) Oracle
4 8 (34.78%) MySQL
4 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 6 (26.09%) Apache
6 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
6 6 (26.09%) YUM
6 6 (26.09%) Ubuntu
6 6 (26.09%) Puppet
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (26.09%) CentOS
7 5 (21.74%) DevOps
7 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
7 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) UNIX
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) LDAP
7 5 (21.74%) NFS
7 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
7 5 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Middleware
8 4 (17.39%) Perl
8 4 (17.39%) iSCSI
9 3 (13.04%) Squid
9 3 (13.04%) Postfix

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (26.09%) Apache
1 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) LDAP
2 4 (17.39%) iSCSI
3 3 (13.04%) DNS
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
4 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) SSH
5 1 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) MySQL
2 5 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Middleware
2 3 (13.04%) LAMP
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Ubuntu
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle Linux
3 6 (26.09%) CentOS
4 5 (21.74%) UNIX
4 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) HPUX
6 2 (8.70%) Solaris
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) DevOps
1 5 (21.74%) Scrum
2 2 (8.70%) Workflow
2 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Management
2 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (4.35%) Release Management
3 1 (4.35%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) SOA
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Perl
2 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Korn
4 1 (4.35%) Bourne shell
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (21.74%) NFS
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Squid
2 3 (13.04%) Postfix
2 3 (13.04%) Sendmail
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) YUM
1 6 (26.09%) Puppet
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (8.70%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
4 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) CA
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
4 2 (8.70%) Splunk
4 2 (8.70%) Nimsoft
5 1 (4.35%) JBoss
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec