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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Support Engineer
UK
Rank 590 586 576
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 18 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.081% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.085% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 25
Median daily rate £380 £330 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -20.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £146 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £365 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £255 £269
% change year-on-year
+24.50% -5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.25

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 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 11 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 24 February 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 +9 17 £380 +15.15% 11
London +22 11 £380 +4.10% 5
Berkshire 0 4 £313 +22.54% 1
South East -4 4 £313 +22.54% 3
City of London - 3 £428 -
South West - 2 £460 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £460 -
Devon - 1 - -

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 45 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (57.78%) Windows
3 23 (51.11%) Python
3 23 (51.11%) Unix
4 21 (46.67%) Perl
5 18 (40.00%) Shell Script
6 16 (35.56%) Knowledge Management
7 15 (33.33%) Regular Expression
8 12 (26.67%) VMware
9 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 10 (22.22%) Splunk
10 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 9 (20.00%) ITIL
11 8 (17.78%) Puppet
12 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
12 7 (15.56%) DNS
13 6 (13.33%) LDAP
13 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 6 (13.33%) Mac OS
13 6 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
13 6 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
14 5 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (11.11%) Java
14 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
14 5 (11.11%) Remedy
15 4 (8.89%) SSL
15 4 (8.89%) Microsoft

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 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
3 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.44%) MS Office
3 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) DNS
2 6 (13.33%) LDAP
2 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.89%) SSL
4 3 (6.67%) FTP
4 3 (6.67%) SSH
5 2 (4.44%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) HTTP
5 2 (4.44%) Internet
5 2 (4.44%) SMTP
5 2 (4.44%) VPN
6 1 (2.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
2 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) French Language
3 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.44%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (57.78%) Windows
3 23 (51.11%) Unix
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.33%) Mac OS
6 4 (8.89%) AIX
6 4 (8.89%) SUSE
7 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.67%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.44%) CentOS
8 2 (4.44%) Solaris
9 1 (2.22%) Fedora
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Knowledge Management
2 9 (20.00%) ITIL
3 6 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
4 3 (6.67%) DevOps
4 3 (6.67%) High Availability
4 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.44%) Open Source
5 2 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Service Management
6 1 (2.22%) BDD
6 1 (2.22%) Data Management
6 1 (2.22%) ITSM
6 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.22%) Release Management
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) Python
2 21 (46.67%) Perl
3 18 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (11.11%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.67%) Ruby
6 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 14001
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) NFS
3 2 (4.44%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Puppet
2 2 (4.44%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Ansible
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) VMware
2 10 (22.22%) Splunk
3 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (11.11%) Remedy
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.44%) HP
6 2 (4.44%) IBM
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle
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