The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 575 570 594
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 20 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.015% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.016% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 1
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£310 £453 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.49% +13.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Linux Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Linux Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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
England -14 20 £310 -31.49% 4
South East - 13 £300 - 1
London +13 5 £550 +21.54% 2
Berkshire - 4 £280 - 1
Reading - 4 £280 -
Brighton - 2 £300 -
East Sussex - 2 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £475 - 1
North East - 1 £280 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £280 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £280 -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Guildford - - - -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
3 13 (44.83%) Windows
4 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (34.48%) UNIX
6 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
7 8 (27.59%) Perl
7 8 (27.59%) MySQL
7 8 (27.59%) Oracle
8 7 (24.14%) NFS
8 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
8 7 (24.14%) Firewall
9 6 (20.69%) Apache
9 6 (20.69%) Python
9 6 (20.69%) WebLogic
9 6 (20.69%) SQL
9 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
9 6 (20.69%) CentOS
9 6 (20.69%) YUM
9 6 (20.69%) Puppet
9 6 (20.69%) Ubuntu
9 6 (20.69%) VMware
10 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (17.24%) Scrum
10 5 (17.24%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
10 5 (17.24%) LDAP
10 5 (17.24%) DNS
10 5 (17.24%) Middleware
10 5 (17.24%) DevOps

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (20.69%) Apache
1 6 (20.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) LDAP
2 5 (17.24%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) Multicast
3 4 (13.79%) iSCSI
4 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 2 (6.90%) SAN
4 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.45%) SSH
5 1 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) MySQL
2 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Middleware
2 4 (13.79%) Rendezvous
3 3 (10.34%) LAMP
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (13.79%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (44.83%) Windows
3 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (34.48%) UNIX
5 6 (20.69%) CentOS
5 6 (20.69%) Ubuntu
6 5 (17.24%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
9 2 (6.90%) Solaris
9 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
10 1 (3.45%) SUSE
10 1 (3.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Scrum
1 5 (17.24%) DevOps
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
2 4 (13.79%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) Low Latency
2 4 (13.79%) Capacity Management
2 4 (13.79%) Electronic Trading
2 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.34%) Workflow
3 3 (10.34%) Time Management
3 3 (10.34%) Service Management
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.45%) Release Management
5 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.45%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Perl
2 6 (20.69%) Python
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) PHP
3 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) Bourne shell
3 2 (6.90%) Korn
4 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) MCSE
3 2 (6.90%) CCA
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.90%) HNC
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) NFS
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Squid
3 3 (10.34%) Postfix
3 3 (10.34%) Sendmail
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.45%) XenApp
5 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) YUM
1 6 (20.69%) Puppet
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (6.90%) Nagios
3 2 (6.90%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
3 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) Reuters
4 4 (13.79%) TIBCO
4 4 (13.79%) HP
4 4 (13.79%) eSpeed
4 4 (13.79%) MarketAxess
5 3 (10.34%) Veritas
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix
6 2 (6.90%) CA
6 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.90%) Splunk
6 2 (6.90%) Altiris
7 1 (3.45%) Isilon
7 1 (3.45%) Nimsoft
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) EMC
7 1 (3.45%) JBoss