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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 585 589 551
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 17 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.016% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.018% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
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£350 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £365 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £175
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +78.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
51453 50379 44110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.31% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31274 30773 25223
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2016 1989 2173
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 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 15 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 28 April 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 +3 16 £350 +5.66% 6
South East -13 7 £350 +12.00% 2
East of England - 4 - - 2
Berkshire - 4 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 2
Hampshire +3 3 £390 +24.80%
Leeds - 3 £225 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £225 -
Yorkshire - 3 £225 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - - 1
London -4 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Southampton -9 1 £390 +24.80%
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (68.57%) Red Hat
3 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 15 (42.86%) VMware
4 13 (37.14%) Apache
4 13 (37.14%) Python
5 12 (34.29%) Ubuntu
6 11 (31.43%) Oracle
7 10 (28.57%) UNIX
8 9 (25.71%) MySQL
8 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (25.71%) Puppet
9 8 (22.86%) CentOS
9 8 (22.86%) Debian
9 8 (22.86%) Shell Script
9 8 (22.86%) DNS
10 7 (20.00%) Perl
10 7 (20.00%) nginx
11 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
11 6 (17.14%) SQL
11 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
11 6 (17.14%) Clustering
11 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
12 5 (14.29%) Xen
12 5 (14.29%) Firewall
12 5 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
12 5 (14.29%) Cisco
12 5 (14.29%) Postfix
12 5 (14.29%) Sendmail

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 13 (37.14%) Apache
2 7 (20.00%) nginx
3 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
4 4 (11.43%) Zope
4 4 (11.43%) Plone
4 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.71%) IIS
5 2 (5.71%) Confluence
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.86%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.86%) JBoss
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
3 5 (14.29%) Firewall
4 3 (8.57%) SAN
5 2 (5.71%) DHCP
5 2 (5.71%) LAN
5 2 (5.71%) WAN
6 1 (2.86%) POP3
6 1 (2.86%) SMTP
6 1 (2.86%) FTP
6 1 (2.86%) Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) SSH
6 1 (2.86%) IMAP
6 1 (2.86%) tcpdump
6 1 (2.86%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) MySQL
2 5 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 5 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) Gerrit
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) libvirt
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) MAPI
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) NHS
2 3 (8.57%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Wiki
3 2 (5.71%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Equities
4 1 (2.86%) Open Source
4 1 (2.86%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 12 (34.29%) Ubuntu
4 10 (28.57%) UNIX
5 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (22.86%) CentOS
6 8 (22.86%) Debian
7 4 (11.43%) SUSE
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.86%) Solaris
10 1 (2.86%) Fedora
10 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
2 5 (14.29%) Auto-Scaling
3 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 3 (8.57%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.71%) DevOps
5 2 (5.71%) Workflow
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
6 1 (2.86%) SOA
6 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.86%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.86%) Time Management
6 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Scrum
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) Network Design
6 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Python
2 8 (22.86%) Shell Script
3 7 (20.00%) Perl
4 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.57%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.71%) VBScript
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) LPIC
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.86%) HNC
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Xen
1 5 (14.29%) Postfix
1 5 (14.29%) Sendmail
1 5 (14.29%) Docker
2 3 (8.57%) vSphere
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.57%) NFS
3 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.86%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Puppet
2 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (14.29%) Salt
3 2 (5.71%) cPanel
3 2 (5.71%) Webmin
3 2 (5.71%) Nagios
3 2 (5.71%) Plesk
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Red Hat
2 15 (42.86%) VMware
3 11 (31.43%) Oracle
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
5 4 (11.43%) HP
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.57%) Sun
7 2 (5.71%) Dell
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix
7 2 (5.71%) NetApp
7 2 (5.71%) Veritas
8 1 (2.86%) Altiris
8 1 (2.86%) Google
8 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.86%) Isilon
8 1 (2.86%) Splunk
8 1 (2.86%) Remedy
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