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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 587 560 589
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 19 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.027% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.029% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 2
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£300 £525 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +52.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £361 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 - -
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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 September 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 September 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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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 -33 18 £300 -42.85% 4
South East - 10 £290 - 1
Berkshire - 7 £280 -
Reading - 7 £280 -
London -2 6 £550 +4.76% 1
Yorkshire +2 2 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
City of London - 1 - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Sheffield - - - -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 17 (51.52%) Red Hat
4 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (30.30%) UNIX
6 9 (27.27%) Perl
7 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
7 8 (24.24%) NFS
7 8 (24.24%) Firewall
7 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
8 7 (21.21%) VMware
8 7 (21.21%) Python
8 7 (21.21%) MySQL
8 7 (21.21%) Oracle
9 6 (18.18%) WebLogic
9 6 (18.18%) SQL
9 6 (18.18%) DNS
9 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
9 6 (18.18%) Ubuntu
9 6 (18.18%) CentOS
9 6 (18.18%) YUM
9 6 (18.18%) Puppet
10 5 (15.15%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (15.15%) MarketAxess
10 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (15.15%) Electronic Trading
10 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
10 5 (15.15%) Fixed Income
10 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (15.15%) Scrum

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 5 (15.15%) Apache
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 6 (18.18%) DNS
3 5 (15.15%) LDAP
3 5 (15.15%) Multicast
4 4 (12.12%) iSCSI
5 3 (9.09%) DHCP
6 2 (6.06%) SAN
6 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.03%) SSH
7 1 (3.03%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) MySQL
2 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Rendezvous
1 5 (15.15%) Middleware
2 3 (9.09%) LAMP
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) CSS
3 2 (6.06%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (15.15%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (30.30%) UNIX
5 6 (18.18%) CentOS
5 6 (18.18%) Ubuntu
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.06%) Debian
9 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 5 (15.15%) Electronic Trading
2 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
2 5 (15.15%) Low Latency
2 5 (15.15%) DevOps
2 5 (15.15%) Project Management
2 5 (15.15%) Change Management
2 5 (15.15%) Scrum
3 4 (12.12%) Workflow
3 4 (12.12%) Service Management
3 4 (12.12%) Time Management
4 3 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.03%) Kernel Tuning
6 1 (3.03%) Release Management
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Perl
2 7 (21.21%) Python
3 6 (18.18%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) Korn
4 3 (9.09%) Bourne shell
5 2 (6.06%) PHP
5 2 (6.06%) C
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.06%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) HNC
3 3 (9.09%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) CCA
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) RHCT
4 1 (3.03%) LPIC
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) NFS
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Postfix
3 3 (9.09%) Sendmail
3 3 (9.09%) Squid
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) YUM
1 6 (18.18%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (9.09%) Nagios
2 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.06%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Red Hat
2 7 (21.21%) VMware
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 5 (15.15%) HP
3 5 (15.15%) eSpeed
3 5 (15.15%) TIBCO
3 5 (15.15%) Reuters
3 5 (15.15%) MarketAxess
4 4 (12.12%) Veritas
5 3 (9.09%) Altiris
5 3 (9.09%) EMC
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.06%) NetApp
6 2 (6.06%) Isilon
6 2 (6.06%) Splunk
7 1 (3.03%) JBoss
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) CA
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec