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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 615 621 577
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 31 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.031% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.033% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 21
Median daily rate £310 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.09% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £458 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £225 £293
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.28% +6.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.60%

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +11 30 £310 +18.09% 22
North East - 13 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £225 -
London 0 9 £382 +27.33% 7
South East -7 5 £400 -11.11% 8
Hampshire +11 2 £450 -
Yorkshire +2 2 £413 +83.33% 1
West Yorkshire -6 2 £413 +83.33% 1
Berkshire -8 2 £165 - 5
Reading -1 1 £165 - 3
Leeds -4 1 £375 +66.66% 1
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £225 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
North West - 1 £225 - 4
Wales - 1 - -

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 65 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (44.62%) Windows
3 27 (41.54%) Unix
3 27 (41.54%) Red Hat
4 26 (40.00%) Perl
4 26 (40.00%) ITIL
5 25 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (32.31%) SLA
7 19 (29.23%) Python
8 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
8 18 (27.69%) Incident Management
8 18 (27.69%) VMware
9 17 (26.15%) Oracle
10 16 (24.62%) HP
11 15 (23.08%) High Availability
12 14 (21.54%) JBoss
13 13 (20.00%) AIX
13 13 (20.00%) LDAP
13 13 (20.00%) Shell Script
13 13 (20.00%) Firewall
13 13 (20.00%) Splunk
13 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
14 11 (16.92%) Remedy
14 11 (16.92%) SAN
14 11 (16.92%) DNS
14 11 (16.92%) SQL
15 10 (15.38%) WebLogic
15 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
15 10 (15.38%) Clustering
15 10 (15.38%) DevOps

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 14 (21.54%) JBoss
2 10 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 9 (13.85%) Tomcat
4 7 (10.77%) Apache
5 5 (7.69%) nginx
5 5 (7.69%) OpenStack
6 4 (6.15%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.54%) Confluence
7 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) Firewall
1 13 (20.00%) LDAP
2 11 (16.92%) DNS
2 11 (16.92%) SAN
3 7 (10.77%) OpenLDAP
3 7 (10.77%) SSH
3 7 (10.77%) SSL
3 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.69%) HTTP
4 5 (7.69%) SMTP
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.08%) IPv6
6 1 (1.54%) FTP
6 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.54%) VPN
6 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) MySQL
2 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.54%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.54%) JUnit
1 1 (1.54%) Maven
1 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
2 2 (3.08%) Local Government
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Regular Expression
2 6 (9.23%) LAMP
2 6 (9.23%) Web Services
2 6 (9.23%) XML
3 5 (7.69%) HTML
3 5 (7.69%) JSON
3 5 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (7.69%) MCollective
4 3 (4.62%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (3.08%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.54%) Java EE
6 1 (1.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Clustering
2 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.08%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.08%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.08%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (1.54%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.54%) PKI
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (44.62%) Windows
3 27 (41.54%) Unix
4 25 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (20.00%) AIX
5 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
6 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (9.23%) Solaris
7 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
8 5 (7.69%) HPUX
8 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (6.15%) CentOS
9 4 (6.15%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.62%) Mac OS
11 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
11 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) ITIL
2 18 (27.69%) Incident Management
3 15 (23.08%) High Availability
4 10 (15.38%) DevOps
5 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
6 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
7 7 (10.77%) Time Management
8 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (7.69%) Defect Management
8 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Validation
9 3 (4.62%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (4.62%) Network Design
10 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (1.54%) Data Privacy
11 1 (1.54%) ITIL V3
11 1 (1.54%) Migration
11 1 (1.54%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) Perl
2 19 (29.23%) Python
3 13 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 11 (16.92%) SQL
5 9 (13.85%) Java
6 8 (12.31%) Bash Shell
7 6 (9.23%) PL/SQL
8 5 (7.69%) C#
8 5 (7.69%) C++
8 5 (7.69%) Korn
9 4 (6.15%) AWK
9 4 (6.15%) sed
10 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) RHCE
2 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) CCNA
5 2 (3.08%) CCNP
5 2 (3.08%) HNC
5 2 (3.08%) MCSE
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.08%) RHCSA
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (32.31%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.85%) KVM
2 9 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.31%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (7.69%) NFS
4 5 (7.69%) qmail
4 5 (7.69%) Squid
5 4 (6.15%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.08%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (3.08%) vSphere
6 2 (3.08%) XenServer
7 1 (1.54%) Samba
7 1 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) Nagios
1 9 (13.85%) Puppet
2 8 (12.31%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (7.69%) Cacti
3 5 (7.69%) collectd
3 5 (7.69%) Ganglia
3 5 (7.69%) Graphite
3 5 (7.69%) logstash
3 5 (7.69%) ZABBIX
4 4 (6.15%) SCCM
5 2 (3.08%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.54%) Ansible
6 1 (1.54%) Icinga
6 1 (1.54%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (1.54%) yum
Vendors
1 27 (41.54%) Red Hat
2 18 (27.69%) VMware
3 17 (26.15%) Oracle
4 16 (24.62%) HP
5 13 (20.00%) Splunk
6 11 (16.92%) Remedy
7 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 8 (12.31%) EMC
8 8 (12.31%) IBM
9 4 (6.15%) Avaya
9 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.62%) Cisco
11 1 (1.54%) Altiris
11 1 (1.54%) Apple
11 1 (1.54%) Citrix
11 1 (1.54%) Dell
11 1 (1.54%) NetApp
11 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.54%) Veritas
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