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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 592 571 545
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 13 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.019% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.021% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
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£350 £246 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £208 -
% change year-on-year
+68.67% -
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
50225 48710 42844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.47% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31072 30211 24612
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 £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 1993 2105
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 13 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 26 May 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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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 +4 13 £350 +22.80% 7
South East -6 5 £350 +22.80% 5
East of England - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
West Yorkshire -13 3 £225 +21.62%
Leeds -16 3 £225 +21.62%
Yorkshire -17 3 £225 +21.62%
Reading - 2 - -
Hampshire +6 1 £390 +36.84% 2
Southampton -7 1 £390 +36.84%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 14 (50.00%) Windows
4 13 (46.43%) Apache
4 13 (46.43%) Python
4 13 (46.43%) VMware
5 11 (39.29%) Ubuntu
5 11 (39.29%) Oracle
6 9 (32.14%) MySQL
6 9 (32.14%) UNIX
6 9 (32.14%) Puppet
7 7 (25.00%) nginx
7 7 (25.00%) DNS
8 6 (21.43%) Perl
8 6 (21.43%) SQL
8 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
8 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
8 6 (21.43%) CentOS
8 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (21.43%) Clustering
9 5 (17.86%) Debian
9 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (17.86%) Xen
9 5 (17.86%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (17.86%) Amazon S3
9 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (17.86%) Postfix
9 5 (17.86%) Sendmail
9 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
9 5 (17.86%) MongoDB

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (46.43%) Apache
2 7 (25.00%) nginx
3 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
4 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 4 (14.29%) Zope
4 4 (14.29%) Plone
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.14%) IIS
5 2 (7.14%) Confluence
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (3.57%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 1 (3.57%) JBoss
6 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon S3
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (17.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.86%) Firewall
3 3 (10.71%) SAN
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) POP3
5 1 (3.57%) SMTP
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) IMAP
5 1 (3.57%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
2 5 (17.86%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.14%) Gerrit
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) libvirt
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) MAPI
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) Replication
3 2 (7.14%) NHS
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Wiki
3 2 (7.14%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) Ubuntu
4 9 (32.14%) UNIX
5 6 (21.43%) CentOS
5 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (17.86%) Debian
7 4 (14.29%) SUSE
8 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.57%) Solaris
9 1 (3.57%) Fedora
9 1 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (3.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.86%) Auto-Scaling
3 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Service Management
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Workflow
4 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) SOA
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Scrum
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
2 6 (21.43%) Perl
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.71%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) VBScript
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) LPIC
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Xen
1 5 (17.86%) Postfix
1 5 (17.86%) Sendmail
1 5 (17.86%) Docker
2 3 (10.71%) vSphere
2 3 (10.71%) NFS
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Server
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) Ceph
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Puppet
2 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (17.86%) Salt
3 2 (7.14%) cPanel
3 2 (7.14%) Webmin
3 2 (7.14%) Plesk
4 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) Oracle
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco
5 3 (10.71%) Sun
5 3 (10.71%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.14%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) Veritas
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) Google
7 1 (3.57%) Splunk