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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 602 626 615
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 25 11 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.020% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.021% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 26
Median daily rate £380 £326 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% +14.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £269 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £386 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
+32.17% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.08%
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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 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 5 December 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 +15 25 £380 +16.47% 7
London 0 10 £379 +3.76% 2
South West - 7 £389 -
Devon - 6 £403 -
Exeter - 6 £403 -
South East +13 3 £475 +65.21%
North West - 3 £350 - 3
Manchester - 3 £350 - 3
Surrey - 3 £475 -
Leatherhead - 2 £475 -
East of England +8 1 - - 1
City of London +4 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £380 - 2
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Guildford - 1 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £335 -
Bristol - 1 £215 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £335 -
North East - 1 £335 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (41.27%) Windows
3 23 (36.51%) Unix
3 23 (36.51%) Red Hat
4 22 (34.92%) Security Cleared
5 21 (33.33%) Python
6 20 (31.75%) Perl
7 19 (30.16%) Shell Script
8 18 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (26.98%) ITIL
10 15 (23.81%) Puppet
11 14 (22.22%) High Availability
12 13 (20.63%) Regular Expression
12 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
12 13 (20.63%) Knowledge Management
13 12 (19.05%) Oracle
14 11 (17.46%) SLA
15 10 (15.87%) HP
15 10 (15.87%) EMC
15 10 (15.87%) DNS
15 10 (15.87%) LDAP
15 10 (15.87%) AIX
15 10 (15.87%) Clustering
15 10 (15.87%) DV Cleared
15 10 (15.87%) Relational Database
16 9 (14.29%) KVM
16 9 (14.29%) Compliance Management
16 9 (14.29%) Mac OS
16 9 (14.29%) Service Delivery
16 9 (14.29%) 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 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
1 4 (6.35%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.76%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Confluence
4 1 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 7 (11.11%) MS Office
2 6 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.35%) SaaS
3 2 (3.17%) Office 365
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) DNS
1 10 (15.87%) LDAP
2 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.70%) SAN
4 6 (9.52%) SSH
5 5 (7.94%) SSL
6 4 (6.35%) FTP
6 4 (6.35%) Wireless
7 3 (4.76%) SMTP
7 3 (4.76%) VPN
8 2 (3.17%) DHCP
8 2 (3.17%) Firewall
8 2 (3.17%) Internet
9 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.59%) HTTP
9 1 (1.59%) IPv6
9 1 (1.59%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.17%) MySQL
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (3.17%) Hudson
2 2 (3.17%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.59%) J2EE
2 1 (1.59%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
2 1 (1.59%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Clustering
2 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.17%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.59%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (41.27%) Windows
3 23 (36.51%) Unix
4 18 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (15.87%) AIX
6 9 (14.29%) Mac OS
7 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.76%) Solaris
8 3 (4.76%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.17%) CentOS
9 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.59%) Fedora
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) ITIL
2 14 (22.22%) High Availability
3 13 (20.63%) Knowledge Management
4 9 (14.29%) Compliance Management
4 9 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.35%) DevOps
7 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.17%) Change Management
8 2 (3.17%) Data Privacy
8 2 (3.17%) ITSM
8 2 (3.17%) Open Source
8 2 (3.17%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (3.17%) Service Management
8 2 (3.17%) Time Management
8 2 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.59%) Migration
9 1 (1.59%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) Python
2 20 (31.75%) Perl
3 19 (30.16%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.94%) Java
5 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.76%) SQL
7 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.17%) Ruby
8 1 (1.59%) C
8 1 (1.59%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) Fortran
8 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.59%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (34.92%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) DV Cleared
4 9 (14.29%) RHCE
5 4 (6.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.17%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) KVM
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.17%) NFS
4 2 (3.17%) Samba
4 2 (3.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.17%) XenApp
5 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.59%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) Puppet
2 8 (12.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.17%) Ansible
4 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.17%) Terraform
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Red Hat
2 12 (19.05%) Oracle
3 10 (15.87%) EMC
3 10 (15.87%) HP
4 9 (14.29%) VMware
5 8 (12.70%) Splunk
6 6 (9.52%) IBM
7 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.94%) Remedy
8 4 (6.35%) Veritas
9 2 (3.17%) Altiris
9 2 (3.17%) Apple
9 2 (3.17%) Cisco
9 2 (3.17%) Citrix
10 1 (1.59%) F5
10 1 (1.59%) FatWire
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