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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 581 570 543
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 38 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.061% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.065% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 31
Average daily rate £340 £375 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £269 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -36.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.25 -

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 37 £340 -10.81% 16
South East +17 25 £288 -28.57% 6
Berkshire +15 18 £285 -31.73% 3
Reading +2 18 £285 -32.94%
London -12 11 £365 -2.66% 3
Surrey -2 4 £406 - 1
Hampshire +7 3 £288 -8.00% 2
Woking - 2 £338 -
East of England 0 1 - - 2
Portsmouth - 1 £240 - 1
Norwich - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £475 -
Norfolk - 1 - -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (42.86%) Python
2 21 (42.86%) Perl
3 20 (40.82%) Unix
3 20 (40.82%) Windows
4 16 (32.65%) Red Hat
4 16 (32.65%) VMware
4 16 (32.65%) Incident Management
4 16 (32.65%) Splunk
5 15 (30.61%) Nagios
6 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
6 13 (26.53%) Shell Script
7 12 (24.49%) Apache
7 12 (24.49%) Solaris
7 12 (24.49%) ITIL
7 12 (24.49%) Time Management
8 11 (22.45%) Windows Server
8 11 (22.45%) SLA
8 11 (22.45%) Remedy
9 10 (20.41%) Web Services
9 10 (20.41%) Java
9 10 (20.41%) HPUX
10 9 (18.37%) AIX
10 9 (18.37%) LDAP
10 9 (18.37%) XML
10 9 (18.37%) MySQL
10 9 (18.37%) Tomcat
10 9 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
10 9 (18.37%) LAMP

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (24.49%) Apache
2 9 (18.37%) Tomcat
3 8 (16.33%) JBoss
4 7 (14.29%) nginx
4 7 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 7 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.04%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) LDAP
2 8 (16.33%) DNS
3 7 (14.29%) HTTP
3 7 (14.29%) SMTP
3 7 (14.29%) SSL
4 3 (6.12%) Firewall
4 3 (6.12%) SAN
4 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.04%) Internet
6 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.04%) LAN
6 1 (2.04%) Multicast
6 1 (2.04%) SSH
6 1 (2.04%) WAN
6 1 (2.04%) WebEx
6 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) MySQL
1 9 (18.37%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Informix
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
1 1 (2.04%) JUnit
1 1 (2.04%) Maven
1 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Web Services
2 9 (18.37%) LAMP
2 9 (18.37%) XML
3 8 (16.33%) HTML
3 8 (16.33%) JSON
3 8 (16.33%) Regular Expression
4 7 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (14.29%) MCollective
5 1 (2.04%) Java EE
5 1 (2.04%) Rendezvous
5 1 (2.04%) SAML
5 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (40.82%) Unix
2 20 (40.82%) Windows
3 12 (24.49%) Solaris
4 11 (22.45%) Windows Server
5 10 (20.41%) HPUX
6 9 (18.37%) AIX
6 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
7 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (6.12%) CentOS
10 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
11 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
11 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
11 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
11 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Incident Management
2 12 (24.49%) ITIL
2 12 (24.49%) Time Management
3 9 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
3 9 (18.37%) High Availability
4 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.12%) DevOps
5 3 (6.12%) Network Design
6 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.04%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.04%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.04%) Migration
7 1 (2.04%) Open Source
7 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Perl
1 21 (42.86%) Python
2 13 (26.53%) Shell Script
3 10 (20.41%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) C#
4 8 (16.33%) C++
5 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.16%) AWK
6 4 (8.16%) sed
7 2 (4.08%) PHP
7 2 (4.08%) SQL
8 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) CCNA
1 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
1 6 (12.24%) HNC
1 6 (12.24%) MCSE
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (12.24%) RHCSA
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) qmail
2 7 (14.29%) Squid
3 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.16%) XenApp
5 2 (4.08%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (4.08%) XenServer
6 1 (2.04%) Samba
6 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (30.61%) Nagios
2 9 (18.37%) Puppet
3 7 (14.29%) Cacti
3 7 (14.29%) collectd
3 7 (14.29%) Ganglia
3 7 (14.29%) Graphite
3 7 (14.29%) logstash
3 7 (14.29%) ZABBIX
4 4 (8.16%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.04%) Ansible
5 1 (2.04%) Control-M
5 1 (2.04%) Icinga
5 1 (2.04%) SCCM
5 1 (2.04%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (2.04%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Red Hat
1 16 (32.65%) Splunk
1 16 (32.65%) VMware
2 11 (22.45%) Remedy
3 8 (16.33%) HP
4 5 (10.20%) Citrix
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.16%) Altiris
5 4 (8.16%) Oracle
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco
6 3 (6.12%) IBM
7 2 (4.08%) NetApp
8 1 (2.04%) Avaya
8 1 (2.04%) BMC
8 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.04%) EMC
8 1 (2.04%) Juniper
8 1 (2.04%) Reuters
8 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.04%) webMethods