The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Linux Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 546 568 566
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 28 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.048% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.051% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 24
Median daily rate £380 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £365 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £288 £225
% change year-on-year
+31.30% +27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
- -28.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
39238 43349 43884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.62% 94.94% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25748 27917 28128
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1338 1586 1778
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Linux Support Engineer in the job title.

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Support Engineer across the England region.

Linux Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Linux Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Linux Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Support Engineer across the England region.

Linux Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 11 £380 +4.10% 7
South West - 9 £403 -
South East +7 3 £475 +65.21% 8
North West - 3 £350 - 3
East of England +1 1 - -
North East - 1 £335 -
Linux Support Engineer
UK

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Linux Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Linux Support Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (54.00%) Windows
3 24 (48.00%) Python
3 24 (48.00%) Perl
3 24 (48.00%) Unix
4 23 (46.00%) Shell Script
5 17 (34.00%) Regular Expression
5 17 (34.00%) Knowledge Management
6 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (24.00%) Red Hat
8 12 (24.00%) Splunk
9 11 (22.00%) Puppet
9 11 (22.00%) VMware
10 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
10 9 (18.00%) DNS
10 9 (18.00%) LDAP
11 8 (16.00%) ITIL
11 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.00%) Mac OS
12 7 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (14.00%) High Availability
13 6 (12.00%) Remedy
13 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
14 5 (10.00%) SSH
14 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
14 5 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
15 4 (8.00%) DevOps

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (8.00%) MS Office
3 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) SaaS
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) DNS
1 9 (18.00%) LDAP
2 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.00%) SSH
4 4 (8.00%) FTP
4 4 (8.00%) SSL
5 3 (6.00%) SMTP
5 3 (6.00%) VPN
6 2 (4.00%) DHCP
6 2 (4.00%) Firewall
6 2 (4.00%) Internet
6 2 (4.00%) Wireless
7 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.00%) HTTP
7 1 (2.00%) IPv6
7 1 (2.00%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (2.00%) SAN
7 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
1 1 (2.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.00%) J2EE
2 1 (2.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Clustering
2 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (54.00%) Windows
3 24 (48.00%) Unix
4 8 (16.00%) Mac OS
5 7 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.00%) AIX
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.00%) Solaris
7 3 (6.00%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.00%) CentOS
9 1 (2.00%) Fedora
9 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.00%) SUSE
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (16.00%) ITIL
3 7 (14.00%) High Availability
4 4 (8.00%) DevOps
5 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.00%) Change Management
6 2 (4.00%) Compliance Management
6 2 (4.00%) ITSM
6 2 (4.00%) Open Source
6 2 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.00%) Data Management
7 1 (2.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.00%) Release Management
7 1 (2.00%) SDLC
7 1 (2.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) Perl
1 24 (48.00%) Python
2 23 (46.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.00%) Java
3 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Fortran
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.00%) R
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) RHCE
5 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO 14001
1 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.00%) KVM
3 2 (4.00%) NFS
3 2 (4.00%) Samba
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.00%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) Puppet
2 3 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) Ansible
3 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Red Hat
1 12 (24.00%) Splunk
2 11 (22.00%) VMware
3 6 (12.00%) Remedy
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) F5
7 1 (2.00%) FatWire
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) Veritas
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