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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 588 546 555
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 19 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.062% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.066% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 8
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£300 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.70%
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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -36 18 £300 -42.85% 2
South East -20 11 £344 +18.53%
Berkshire 0 10 £388 +33.62%
Reading +19 8 £300 +3.44%
London -12 4 £550 +4.76% 2
Yorkshire -8 2 £213 -
Hampshire - 1 £288 -
Kent - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Essex - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (55.26%) Red Hat
3 20 (52.63%) Windows
4 16 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (39.47%) UNIX
6 10 (26.32%) Perl
7 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
7 9 (23.68%) HP
7 9 (23.68%) Incident Management
8 8 (21.05%) Firewall
8 8 (21.05%) DNS
9 7 (18.42%) Citrix
9 7 (18.42%) Veritas
9 7 (18.42%) Nagios
9 7 (18.42%) NetBackup
9 7 (18.42%) Altiris
9 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
10 6 (15.79%) Low Latency
10 6 (15.79%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (15.79%) Time Management
10 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 6 (15.79%) VMware
10 6 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (15.79%) MCSE
10 6 (15.79%) MySQL
10 6 (15.79%) Oracle
10 6 (15.79%) SQL
10 6 (15.79%) HNC

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (13.16%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.89%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) DNS
1 8 (21.05%) Firewall
2 5 (13.16%) Multicast
2 5 (13.16%) DHCP
3 3 (7.89%) SSH
3 3 (7.89%) LDAP
4 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.26%) FTP
4 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) SAN
5 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.63%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (2.63%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (13.16%) Rendezvous
3 4 (10.53%) Middleware
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) SOAP
5 1 (2.63%) LAMP
5 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (13.16%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.63%) Equities
4 1 (2.63%) Statistics
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (52.63%) Windows
3 16 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (39.47%) UNIX
5 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.16%) Debian
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (7.89%) CentOS
9 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.63%) Solaris
10 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Incident Management
2 6 (15.79%) Time Management
2 6 (15.79%) Low Latency
3 5 (13.16%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (13.16%) Capacity Management
3 5 (13.16%) Change Management
3 5 (13.16%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) Scrum
4 4 (10.53%) DevOps
5 3 (7.89%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.26%) Workflow
6 2 (5.26%) Service Management
6 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.63%) Line Management
7 1 (2.63%) Investment Management
7 1 (2.63%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.63%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Perl
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) Korn
4 3 (7.89%) Bourne shell
5 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.26%) VB
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 2 (5.26%) C
5 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) HNC
1 6 (15.79%) MCSE
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) RHCSA
2 3 (7.89%) CCNA
2 3 (7.89%) CCA
2 3 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) RHCT
4 1 (2.63%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) NFS
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.63%) Squid
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.63%) Postfix
5 1 (2.63%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Nagios
1 7 (18.42%) NetBackup
2 5 (13.16%) YUM
2 5 (13.16%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Red Hat
2 9 (23.68%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) Citrix
3 7 (18.42%) Veritas
3 7 (18.42%) Altiris
4 6 (15.79%) VMware
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle
5 5 (13.16%) eSpeed
5 5 (13.16%) TIBCO
5 5 (13.16%) Reuters
5 5 (13.16%) MarketAxess
6 4 (10.53%) Isilon
6 4 (10.53%) Remedy
7 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.89%) EMC
8 2 (5.26%) NetApp
8 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.63%) Symantec
9 1 (2.63%) CA
9 1 (2.63%) Cisco