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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 567 537 522
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 16 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.033% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.036% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 9
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£375 £525 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +162.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £262 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £377 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.78% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
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

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
England -18 16 £375 -28.57% 13
London -7 10 £375 -28.57% 8
South East -2 5 £403 +6.76% 2
Berkshire +4 3 £403 +6.76% 2
Bracknell - 2 £403 - 1
Reading +7 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £175 -
North West - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bath - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Helston - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (65.79%) Red Hat
3 22 (57.89%) Windows
4 18 (47.37%) UNIX
5 16 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (28.95%) Perl
6 11 (28.95%) SQL
6 11 (28.95%) DNS
7 10 (26.32%) Python
7 10 (26.32%) Incident Management
7 10 (26.32%) Firewall
8 8 (21.05%) HP
9 7 (18.42%) Citrix
9 7 (18.42%) Nagios
9 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
9 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
9 7 (18.42%) VMware
9 7 (18.42%) NetBackup
9 7 (18.42%) Altiris
9 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
9 7 (18.42%) Puppet
10 6 (15.79%) Low Latency
10 6 (15.79%) Time Management
10 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
10 6 (15.79%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (15.79%) Ubuntu
10 6 (15.79%) DHCP
10 6 (15.79%) Oracle
10 6 (15.79%) HNC

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (15.79%) Apache
2 5 (13.16%) nginx
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon S3
1 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) DNS
2 10 (26.32%) Firewall
3 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
4 6 (15.79%) DHCP
5 5 (13.16%) Multicast
6 2 (5.26%) SSH
6 2 (5.26%) FTP
6 2 (5.26%) SAN
7 1 (2.63%) POP3
7 1 (2.63%) SMTP
7 1 (2.63%) IMAP
7 1 (2.63%) Wireless
7 1 (2.63%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) MySQL
1 5 (13.16%) MongoDB
1 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (13.16%) Rendezvous
2 5 (13.16%) libvirt
3 2 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) MAPI
4 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (13.16%) Fixed Income
3 4 (10.53%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Digital Media
4 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (2.63%) Statistics
5 1 (2.63%) Equities
5 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.63%) Open Source
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (57.89%) Windows
3 18 (47.37%) UNIX
4 16 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
6 6 (15.79%) Ubuntu
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (13.16%) Debian
8 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (7.89%) CentOS
10 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Incident Management
2 6 (15.79%) Low Latency
2 6 (15.79%) Time Management
2 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.16%) Project Management
3 5 (13.16%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (13.16%) Change Management
3 5 (13.16%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.89%) Service Management
4 3 (7.89%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Workflow
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.63%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.63%) Network Design
6 1 (2.63%) Data Management
6 1 (2.63%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.63%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Perl
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) Python
3 6 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.89%) Ruby
5 2 (5.26%) Bourne shell
5 2 (5.26%) Korn
5 2 (5.26%) C
5 2 (5.26%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) HNC
1 6 (15.79%) MCSE
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.89%) CCA
2 3 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.89%) CCNA
2 3 (7.89%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.63%) LPIC
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) Xen
2 5 (13.16%) Postfix
2 5 (13.16%) Sendmail
2 5 (13.16%) Docker
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) NFS
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.63%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (2.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Nagios
1 7 (18.42%) NetBackup
1 7 (18.42%) Puppet
2 5 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (13.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Red Hat
2 8 (21.05%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) Citrix
3 7 (18.42%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Altiris
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle
4 6 (15.79%) Veritas
5 5 (13.16%) TIBCO
5 5 (13.16%) Reuters
5 5 (13.16%) eSpeed
5 5 (13.16%) Cisco
5 5 (13.16%) MarketAxess
6 4 (10.53%) Isilon
6 4 (10.53%) Remedy
7 3 (7.89%) EMC
8 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.63%) Dell
9 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.63%) Google
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