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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 616 602 610
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 25 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.058% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.061% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 7
Median daily rate £290 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +125.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 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 17 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 2 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 -6 25 £290 -31.76% 14
London -26 11 £315 -40.00% 6
South East -15 8 £145 -60.81% 5
Berkshire +7 7 £145 -58.57% 3
Reading -1 7 £145 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
North West - 2 £280 - 3
Cheshire - 2 £280 -
Knutsford - 2 £280 -
Buckinghamshire +11 1 - -
Yorkshire +1 1 £375 +66.66%
West Yorkshire -2 1 £375 +66.66%
Leeds -9 1 £375 +66.66%
High Wycombe - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £438 - 1

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 59 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (52.54%) Unix
3 29 (49.15%) Windows
4 26 (44.07%) Perl
5 24 (40.68%) Incident Management
6 23 (38.98%) Python
7 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
8 18 (30.51%) ITIL
8 18 (30.51%) VMware
9 17 (28.81%) SLA
10 16 (27.12%) Splunk
10 16 (27.12%) Windows Server
11 15 (25.42%) Red Hat
11 15 (25.42%) Nagios
11 15 (25.42%) Remedy
12 14 (23.73%) Shell Script
12 14 (23.73%) JBoss
13 12 (20.34%) Apache
13 12 (20.34%) MySQL
14 11 (18.64%) Java
14 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
14 11 (18.64%) Time Management
14 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (16.95%) Configuration Management
15 10 (16.95%) WebLogic
15 10 (16.95%) Web Services
15 10 (16.95%) XML
15 10 (16.95%) LDAP
15 10 (16.95%) Solaris

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 (23.73%) JBoss
2 12 (20.34%) Apache
3 10 (16.95%) WebLogic
4 9 (15.25%) Tomcat
5 7 (11.86%) nginx
5 7 (11.86%) OpenStack
6 5 (8.47%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.69%) Confluence
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.69%) IaaS
2 1 (1.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) DNS
1 10 (16.95%) LDAP
2 9 (15.25%) Firewall
3 7 (11.86%) HTTP
3 7 (11.86%) SMTP
3 7 (11.86%) SSL
3 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.47%) SSH
5 3 (5.08%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (5.08%) SAN
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.39%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.69%) FTP
7 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.69%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.69%) VPN
7 1 (1.69%) WebEx
7 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) MySQL
2 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.69%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.69%) JUnit
1 1 (1.69%) Maven
1 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) Web Services
1 10 (16.95%) XML
2 9 (15.25%) HTML
2 9 (15.25%) JSON
2 9 (15.25%) LAMP
2 9 (15.25%) Regular Expression
3 7 (11.86%) LEMP Stack
3 7 (11.86%) MCollective
4 1 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.69%) Java EE
4 1 (1.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.39%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) PKI
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (52.54%) Unix
3 29 (49.15%) Windows
4 16 (27.12%) Windows Server
5 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
5 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (16.95%) Solaris
7 9 (15.25%) AIX
7 9 (15.25%) HPUX
7 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (8.47%) Windows XP
9 4 (6.78%) CentOS
10 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
11 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.69%) Debian
12 1 (1.69%) Fedora
12 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.69%) SUSE
12 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Incident Management
2 18 (30.51%) ITIL
3 11 (18.64%) Time Management
4 10 (16.95%) Configuration Management
5 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (15.25%) High Availability
6 6 (10.17%) DevOps
7 3 (5.08%) Defect Management
7 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.08%) Network Design
7 3 (5.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Validation
8 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.39%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.69%) Issue Tracking
9 1 (1.69%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.69%) Open Source
9 1 (1.69%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) Perl
2 23 (38.98%) Python
3 14 (23.73%) Shell Script
4 11 (18.64%) Java
5 9 (15.25%) C#
5 9 (15.25%) C++
6 8 (13.56%) SQL
7 7 (11.86%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.78%) AWK
8 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.78%) sed
9 3 (5.08%) Korn
10 2 (3.39%) PHP
11 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.86%) Degree
3 6 (10.17%) CCNA
3 6 (10.17%) HNC
3 6 (10.17%) MCSE
3 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.17%) RHCSA
4 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.86%) qmail
3 7 (11.86%) Squid
4 4 (6.78%) VMware ESX
4 4 (6.78%) XenApp
5 3 (5.08%) NFS
6 2 (3.39%) Samba
6 2 (3.39%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (3.39%) XenServer
7 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (25.42%) Nagios
2 9 (15.25%) Puppet
3 7 (11.86%) Cacti
3 7 (11.86%) collectd
3 7 (11.86%) Ganglia
3 7 (11.86%) Graphite
3 7 (11.86%) logstash
3 7 (11.86%) ZABBIX
4 4 (6.78%) NetBackup
4 4 (6.78%) SCCM
5 1 (1.69%) Ansible
5 1 (1.69%) Icinga
5 1 (1.69%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.69%) yum
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) VMware
2 16 (27.12%) Splunk
3 15 (25.42%) Red Hat
3 15 (25.42%) Remedy
4 9 (15.25%) HP
4 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.17%) Oracle
6 5 (8.47%) Cisco
6 5 (8.47%) Citrix
7 4 (6.78%) Altiris
7 4 (6.78%) Avaya
7 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.08%) IBM
9 1 (1.69%) Dell
9 1 (1.69%) Juniper
9 1 (1.69%) NetApp
9 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.69%) webMethods
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