The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Linux Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Support Engineer
UK
Rank 573 589 568
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 27 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.057% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.060% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 26
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 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £338 £225
% change year-on-year
+11.85% +50.00%
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 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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 18 January 2017.

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 20 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England +23 27 £380 +8.57% 12
London +11 11 £380 +4.10% 5
South West - 8 £403 -
Exeter - 6 £403 -
Devon - 6 £403 -
South East +6 3 £475 +40.74% 3
North West - 3 £350 - 2
Manchester - 3 £350 - 2
Leatherhead +21 2 £475 -
Surrey +18 2 £475 +16.92% 1
Bristol - 2 £338 -
East of England +6 1 - -
Berkshire -3 1 £308 -10.86% 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £335 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 £335 -
City of London - 1 - - 3
Stockport - 1 £380 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £335 -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 featuring Linux Support Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (56.52%) Windows
3 23 (50.00%) Perl
3 23 (50.00%) Unix
3 23 (50.00%) Python
4 21 (45.65%) Shell Script
5 17 (36.96%) Regular Expression
5 17 (36.96%) Knowledge Management
6 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 12 (26.09%) Splunk
7 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
7 11 (23.91%) VMware
8 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
8 10 (21.74%) Puppet
9 9 (19.57%) Relational Database
9 9 (19.57%) LDAP
10 8 (17.39%) DNS
10 8 (17.39%) Mac OS
11 7 (15.22%) ITIL
12 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
12 6 (13.04%) Remedy
13 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
13 5 (10.87%) High Availability
13 5 (10.87%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
14 4 (8.70%) SaaS
14 4 (8.70%) DevOps
14 4 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (6.52%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) SaaS
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) LDAP
2 8 (17.39%) DNS
3 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.70%) SSH
4 4 (8.70%) SSL
5 3 (6.52%) FTP
6 2 (4.35%) Internet
6 2 (4.35%) SMTP
6 2 (4.35%) VPN
7 1 (2.17%) DHCP
7 1 (2.17%) Firewall
7 1 (2.17%) HTTP
7 1 (2.17%) IPv6
7 1 (2.17%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.96%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.17%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) WebCenter
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.17%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (56.52%) Windows
3 23 (50.00%) Unix
4 8 (17.39%) Mac OS
5 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.52%) AIX
7 3 (6.52%) Solaris
7 3 (6.52%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.35%) CentOS
9 1 (2.17%) Fedora
9 1 (2.17%) SUSE
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Knowledge Management
2 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 5 (10.87%) High Availability
4 4 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.35%) Change Management
5 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.35%) ITSM
5 2 (4.35%) Open Source
5 2 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.17%) Data Management
6 1 (2.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.17%) Release Management
6 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) Perl
1 23 (50.00%) Python
2 21 (45.65%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.70%) Java
3 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.35%) SQL
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO 14001
1 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) NFS
3 2 (4.35%) Samba
4 1 (2.17%) KVM
4 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Puppet
2 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Splunk
2 11 (23.91%) VMware
3 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
4 6 (13.04%) Remedy
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) F5
6 1 (2.17%) FatWire
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Veritas
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