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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 617 639 578
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 36 19 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.033% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.034% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 39
Median daily rate £380 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.37% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £28.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.25 -

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 18 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 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 36 £380 -10.58% 14
London +3 15 £381 -9.55% 6
South East +21 11 £425 - 3
North East -17 8 £225 - 1
Tyne and Wear -18 8 £225 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 8 £225 - 1
Berkshire +8 6 £425 +21.42% 2
Reading - 5 £425 - 1
Surrey +11 3 £475 - 1
Leatherhead - 3 £475 -
Harrow - 2 £400 -
North West +15 1 £360 +118.18% 1
Hampshire +2 1 £450 +2.85%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £360 - 1
Stockport - 1 £360 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (47.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (44.26%) Red Hat
4 21 (34.43%) Unix
5 20 (32.79%) Windows
5 20 (32.79%) Oracle
6 19 (31.15%) HP
7 18 (29.51%) ITIL
8 17 (27.87%) Perl
9 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
9 15 (24.59%) High Availability
10 14 (22.95%) SLA
10 14 (22.95%) Clustering
11 13 (21.31%) EMC
11 13 (21.31%) KVM
11 13 (21.31%) Compliance Management
12 12 (19.67%) RHCE
12 12 (19.67%) AIX
12 12 (19.67%) Service Delivery
12 12 (19.67%) Firewall
13 11 (18.03%) SQL
13 11 (18.03%) SAN
13 11 (18.03%) LDAP
13 11 (18.03%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (18.03%) EMC NetWorker
14 10 (16.39%) DV Cleared
14 10 (16.39%) Puppet
14 10 (16.39%) DNS
14 10 (16.39%) Shell Script
14 10 (16.39%) VMware

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 8 (13.11%) JBoss
2 7 (11.48%) WebLogic
3 5 (8.20%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.56%) Apache
5 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.64%) Confluence
6 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS Office
2 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.28%) Office 365
3 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) Firewall
2 11 (18.03%) LDAP
2 11 (18.03%) SAN
3 10 (16.39%) DNS
4 9 (14.75%) SSH
4 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
5 8 (13.11%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (8.20%) SSL
7 4 (6.56%) Wireless
8 3 (4.92%) IPv6
9 2 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.64%) DHCP
10 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.64%) FTP
10 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.64%) SMTP
10 1 (1.64%) VoIP
10 1 (1.64%) VPN
10 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.56%) MySQL
3 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.92%) JIRA
3 2 (3.28%) Hudson
4 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.64%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.64%) JUnit
4 1 (1.64%) Maven
4 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Local Government
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Regular Expression
2 4 (6.56%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (4.92%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.64%) J2EE
4 1 (1.64%) Java EE
4 1 (1.64%) LAMP
4 1 (1.64%) Middleware
4 1 (1.64%) SAML
4 1 (1.64%) Web Services
4 1 (1.64%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.92%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.92%) VCE vBlock
3 2 (3.28%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (47.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (34.43%) Unix
4 20 (32.79%) Windows
5 12 (19.67%) AIX
6 5 (8.20%) Mac OS
6 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.64%) CentOS
9 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) ITIL
2 15 (24.59%) High Availability
3 13 (21.31%) Compliance Management
4 12 (19.67%) Service Delivery
5 9 (14.75%) DevOps
6 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.20%) Defect Management
6 5 (8.20%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (8.20%) Validation
7 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.28%) Data Privacy
9 2 (3.28%) Time Management
10 1 (1.64%) Customer Engagement
10 1 (1.64%) ITSM
10 1 (1.64%) Migration
10 1 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) Perl
2 11 (18.03%) SQL
3 10 (16.39%) Shell Script
4 9 (14.75%) Python
5 6 (9.84%) Java
5 6 (9.84%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.20%) Korn
7 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.64%) C
8 1 (1.64%) C++
8 1 (1.64%) Fortran
8 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.64%) PHP
8 1 (1.64%) R
8 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.67%) RHCE
3 10 (16.39%) DV Cleared
4 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) AWS Certification
5 2 (3.28%) CCNP
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.28%) Degree
6 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (21.31%) KVM
2 11 (18.03%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
4 5 (8.20%) NFS
4 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.28%) XenApp
6 1 (1.64%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) EMC NetWorker
2 10 (16.39%) Puppet
3 4 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.92%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.28%) Ansible
5 2 (3.28%) SCCM
5 2 (3.28%) Terraform
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.64%) yum
Vendors
1 27 (44.26%) Red Hat
2 20 (32.79%) Oracle
3 19 (31.15%) HP
4 13 (21.31%) EMC
5 10 (16.39%) VMware
6 9 (14.75%) IBM
7 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.20%) Cisco
8 5 (8.20%) Splunk
9 4 (6.56%) Veritas
10 2 (3.28%) Altiris
10 2 (3.28%) Apple
10 2 (3.28%) Avaya
10 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.28%) Citrix
11 1 (1.64%) F5
11 1 (1.64%) FatWire
11 1 (1.64%) NetApp
11 1 (1.64%) Remedy
11 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
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