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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 618 646 593
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 43 17 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.030% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.031% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 27
Median daily rate £382 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £453 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £425 £285
% change year-on-year
-15.29% +49.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £28.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +45 42 £382 -10.11% 24
Tyne and Wear - 14 £225 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £225 - 1
North East - 14 £225 - 1
London +8 13 £382 +27.33% 6
South East +21 12 £425 - 9
Berkshire 0 6 £425 +21.42% 4
Reading - 5 £425 - 3
Hampshire +1 3 £450 +2.85%
Surrey -5 3 £475 - 3
Leatherhead - 3 £475 -
North West +1 2 £293 +77.27% 3
Harrow - 2 £400 -
Manchester - 2 £293 - 2
Wales +17 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Stockport - 1 £360 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 68 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (42.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (39.71%) Windows
3 27 (39.71%) Red Hat
4 26 (38.24%) Unix
5 25 (36.76%) ITIL
6 21 (30.88%) SLA
7 19 (27.94%) HP
7 19 (27.94%) Oracle
8 16 (23.53%) Perl
8 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
9 15 (22.06%) Firewall
9 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
10 14 (20.59%) High Availability
10 14 (20.59%) Clustering
10 14 (20.59%) AIX
11 13 (19.12%) EMC
11 13 (19.12%) KVM
12 12 (17.65%) RHCE
12 12 (17.65%) VMware
12 12 (17.65%) Service Delivery
13 11 (16.18%) SAN
13 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
13 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
13 11 (16.18%) SQL
13 11 (16.18%) Incident Management
13 11 (16.18%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (16.18%) EMC NetWorker
13 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
14 10 (14.71%) DV Cleared

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 8 (11.76%) JBoss
2 6 (8.82%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.94%) Confluence
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Office
2 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.06%) Firewall
2 11 (16.18%) SAN
2 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.71%) SSH
4 9 (13.24%) DNS
5 8 (11.76%) LDAP
5 8 (11.76%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (7.35%) SSL
7 3 (4.41%) IPv6
7 3 (4.41%) Wireless
8 2 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.94%) FTP
8 2 (2.94%) VPN
9 1 (1.47%) DHCP
9 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.47%) SMTP
9 1 (1.47%) VoIP
9 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
3 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.41%) JIRA
3 2 (2.94%) Hudson
4 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.47%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.47%) JUnit
4 1 (1.47%) Maven
4 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Local Government
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) Regular Expression
2 4 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (4.41%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (4.41%) XML
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) JSON
5 1 (1.47%) Java EE
5 1 (1.47%) LAMP
5 1 (1.47%) SAML
5 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Clustering
2 3 (4.41%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.41%) VCE vBlock
3 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.94%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.94%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.47%) PKI
4 1 (1.47%) Replication
4 1 (1.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (42.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (39.71%) Windows
4 26 (38.24%) Unix
5 14 (20.59%) AIX
6 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
7 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
7 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (8.82%) Windows XP
9 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
9 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (4.41%) Mac OS
10 3 (4.41%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.94%) HPUX
11 2 (2.94%) Solaris
11 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) ITIL
2 14 (20.59%) High Availability
3 12 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 11 (16.18%) Incident Management
5 9 (13.24%) DevOps
6 5 (7.35%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.35%) Defect Management
6 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.35%) Validation
7 4 (5.88%) Time Management
8 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.41%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.94%) Data Privacy
10 1 (1.47%) Customer Engagement
10 1 (1.47%) Migration
10 1 (1.47%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) Perl
2 11 (16.18%) SQL
3 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
4 9 (13.24%) Python
5 8 (11.76%) Java
6 6 (8.82%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.35%) Bash Shell
7 5 (7.35%) Korn
8 3 (4.41%) C++
8 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.94%) C#
10 1 (1.47%) C
10 1 (1.47%) Fortran
10 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.47%) PHP
10 1 (1.47%) R
10 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.65%) RHCE
3 10 (14.71%) DV Cleared
4 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.94%) CCNP
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.88%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.12%) KVM
3 11 (16.18%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (7.35%) NFS
6 4 (5.88%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.94%) XenApp
8 1 (1.47%) Samba
8 1 (1.47%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) EMC NetWorker
2 10 (14.71%) Puppet
3 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.88%) SCCM
4 3 (4.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.94%) Ansible
5 2 (2.94%) Terraform
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.47%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (1.47%) yum
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Red Hat
2 19 (27.94%) HP
2 19 (27.94%) Oracle
3 13 (19.12%) EMC
4 12 (17.65%) VMware
5 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
6 9 (13.24%) IBM
7 7 (10.29%) Remedy
8 5 (7.35%) Cisco
8 5 (7.35%) Splunk
9 4 (5.88%) Avaya
9 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.88%) Veritas
10 2 (2.94%) Altiris
10 2 (2.94%) Apple
10 2 (2.94%) Citrix
11 1 (1.47%) Dell
11 1 (1.47%) NetApp
11 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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