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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 591 568 562
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 9 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.039% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.042% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 8
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£425 £320 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -29.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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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
50008 47259 44708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.82% 92.32% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32538 29202 27164
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1871 1881 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -31 5 £425 +41.66% 1
North East -24 2 - -
London -7 1 £225 -59.09% 2
East of England - 1 - - 1
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Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (85.71%) VMware
3 16 (76.19%) Red Hat
4 10 (47.62%) Oracle
5 8 (38.10%) Apache
5 8 (38.10%) Windows
6 7 (33.33%) UNIX
6 7 (33.33%) VMware ESX
7 6 (28.57%) SUSE
7 6 (28.57%) Solaris
7 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (23.81%) CentOS
8 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (23.81%) Python
8 5 (23.81%) Perl
8 5 (23.81%) Debian
8 5 (23.81%) Clustering
8 5 (23.81%) Ubuntu
9 4 (19.05%) LPIC
9 4 (19.05%) Banking
9 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
9 4 (19.05%) Zope
9 4 (19.05%) Plone
9 4 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (19.05%) Replication
9 4 (19.05%) MySQL
9 4 (19.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
9 4 (19.05%) Shell Script

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (38.10%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 4 (19.05%) Zope
2 4 (19.05%) Plone
3 3 (14.29%) nginx
3 3 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) OpenVPN
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MySQL
1 4 (19.05%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) NHS
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (38.10%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) UNIX
4 6 (28.57%) Solaris
4 6 (28.57%) SUSE
5 5 (23.81%) Debian
5 5 (23.81%) Ubuntu
5 5 (23.81%) CentOS
6 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Performance Management
1 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (19.05%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Perl
1 5 (23.81%) Python
1 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
2 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) LPIC
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) RHCE
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (14.29%) vSphere
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle ZFS
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
2 4 (19.05%) Puppet
2 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (14.29%) cPanel
3 3 (14.29%) Webmin
3 3 (14.29%) Plesk
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) VMware
2 16 (76.19%) Red Hat
3 10 (47.62%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) Symantec
4 4 (19.05%) EMC
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Dell
7 1 (4.76%) Sun
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas
7 1 (4.76%) Splunk