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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 616 613 605
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 25 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.046% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.049% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 9
Median daily rate £325 £408 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.24% +30.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £246
% change year-on-year
- +42.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +93.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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 25 May 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 19 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 25 May 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 -16 24 £325 -20.24% 22
North East - 9 - -
Tyne and Wear - 9 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 - -
London +2 8 £325 -38.09% 7
South East -14 3 £450 +15.38% 6
North West - 3 £235 - 4
Hampshire +3 2 £450 +15.38%
Cheshire - 2 £280 -
Knutsford - 2 £280 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 - -
Yorkshire -1 1 £375 +66.66% 2
West Yorkshire -5 1 £375 +66.66% 1
Leeds -8 1 £375 +66.66% 1
City of London - 1 £438 - 2
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £225 - 4
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 67 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (47.76%) Windows
3 31 (46.27%) Unix
3 31 (46.27%) Perl
4 24 (35.82%) Active Directory
4 24 (35.82%) Incident Management
5 23 (34.33%) ITIL
5 23 (34.33%) Python
6 22 (32.84%) Red Hat
6 22 (32.84%) VMware
7 20 (29.85%) SLA
7 20 (29.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (23.88%) Splunk
8 16 (23.88%) Windows Server
8 16 (23.88%) JBoss
9 15 (22.39%) Shell Script
9 15 (22.39%) Nagios
9 15 (22.39%) Remedy
10 14 (20.90%) Firewall
10 14 (20.90%) HP
11 13 (19.40%) DNS
11 13 (19.40%) LDAP
11 13 (19.40%) Java
11 13 (19.40%) MySQL
11 13 (19.40%) High Availability
12 12 (17.91%) Oracle
12 12 (17.91%) WebLogic
12 12 (17.91%) Apache
13 11 (16.42%) Tomcat
13 11 (16.42%) SQL

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 16 (23.88%) JBoss
2 12 (17.91%) Apache
2 12 (17.91%) WebLogic
3 11 (16.42%) Tomcat
4 7 (10.45%) nginx
4 7 (10.45%) OpenStack
5 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.49%) Confluence
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
2 1 (1.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) Firewall
2 13 (19.40%) DNS
2 13 (19.40%) LDAP
3 9 (13.43%) SSL
4 8 (11.94%) SSH
4 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.45%) HTTP
5 7 (10.45%) OpenLDAP
5 7 (10.45%) SMTP
6 6 (8.96%) SAN
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.99%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.99%) IPv6
7 2 (2.99%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.49%) FTP
8 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.49%) VPN
8 1 (1.49%) WebEx
8 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) MySQL
2 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.99%) IntelliJ
1 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.99%) JUnit
1 2 (2.99%) Maven
1 2 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Local Government
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) Web Services
2 10 (14.93%) LAMP
2 10 (14.93%) XML
3 9 (13.43%) Regular Expression
4 8 (11.94%) HTML
4 8 (11.94%) JSON
5 7 (10.45%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (10.45%) MCollective
6 3 (4.48%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (2.99%) Java EE
7 2 (2.99%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (2.99%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Clustering
1 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) Cryptography
2 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.99%) Hedge funds
2 2 (2.99%) PKI
2 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.99%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Replication
3 1 (1.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (47.76%) Windows
3 31 (46.27%) Unix
4 20 (29.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (23.88%) Windows Server
6 11 (16.42%) AIX
6 11 (16.42%) Windows 7
6 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (13.43%) Solaris
7 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (11.94%) HPUX
9 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
10 4 (5.97%) CentOS
11 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.49%) Debian
13 1 (1.49%) Fedora
13 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) Incident Management
2 23 (34.33%) ITIL
3 13 (19.40%) High Availability
4 10 (14.93%) Configuration Management
4 10 (14.93%) DevOps
4 10 (14.93%) Time Management
5 8 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (11.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.46%) Defect Management
6 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.46%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.46%) Validation
7 3 (4.48%) Network Design
8 2 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.49%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.49%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (1.49%) Open Source
9 1 (1.49%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.27%) Perl
2 23 (34.33%) Python
3 15 (22.39%) Shell Script
4 13 (19.40%) Java
5 11 (16.42%) SQL
6 8 (11.94%) Bash Shell
6 8 (11.94%) C#
6 8 (11.94%) C++
7 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
8 5 (7.46%) Korn
9 4 (5.97%) AWK
9 4 (5.97%) sed
10 3 (4.48%) PHP
11 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.45%) Degree
3 6 (8.96%) CCNA
3 6 (8.96%) HNC
3 6 (8.96%) MCSE
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.96%) RHCSA
4 3 (4.48%) RHCE
4 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) CCNP
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.85%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (35.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) qmail
3 7 (10.45%) Squid
4 5 (7.46%) NFS
5 4 (5.97%) KVM
5 4 (5.97%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.97%) XenApp
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.99%) Samba
7 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.99%) vSphere
7 2 (2.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (22.39%) Nagios
2 11 (16.42%) Puppet
3 7 (10.45%) Cacti
3 7 (10.45%) collectd
3 7 (10.45%) Ganglia
3 7 (10.45%) Graphite
3 7 (10.45%) logstash
3 7 (10.45%) ZABBIX
4 5 (7.46%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.97%) SCCM
6 3 (4.48%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.99%) Ansible
7 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.99%) yum
8 1 (1.49%) Icinga
8 1 (1.49%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 22 (32.84%) Red Hat
1 22 (32.84%) VMware
2 16 (23.88%) Splunk
3 15 (22.39%) Remedy
4 14 (20.90%) HP
5 12 (17.91%) Oracle
6 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.46%) Cisco
7 5 (7.46%) Citrix
7 5 (7.46%) IBM
8 4 (5.97%) Altiris
8 4 (5.97%) Avaya
8 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.48%) EMC
10 1 (1.49%) Dell
10 1 (1.49%) Juniper
10 1 (1.49%) NetApp
10 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.49%) webMethods
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