The median contractor rate for a Linux Support Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 561 576 558
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 16 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.074% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.078% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 23
Median daily rate £380 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £145 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £365 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £305 £370
% change year-on-year +2.45% -17.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Linux Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support Engineer in England

Linux Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Support Engineer in England

Linux Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Support Engineer in England

Linux Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Support Engineer in England

Linux Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
London +15 9 £425 +16.43% 7
South East +2 6 £308 -
South West - 1 £460 - 1
Linux Support Engineer
UK

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 across the England region featuring Linux Support Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 21 (47.73%) Python
3 18 (40.91%) Unix
4 16 (36.36%) Perl
5 15 (34.09%) VMware
6 14 (31.82%) Shell Script
7 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 11 (25.00%) Regular Expression
8 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 11 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
9 10 (22.73%) Puppet
10 9 (20.45%) Splunk
10 9 (20.45%) Red Hat
10 9 (20.45%) ITIL
11 7 (15.91%) SUSE
11 7 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
12 6 (13.64%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (13.64%) DevOps
12 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
12 6 (13.64%) Ruby
12 6 (13.64%) DNS
12 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
13 5 (11.36%) Java
13 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
13 5 (11.36%) Remedy
13 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (11.36%) Ubuntu
13 5 (11.36%) VMware ESXi

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.55%) Apache
3 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.55%) MS Office
3 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) GitHub
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (2.27%) PaaS
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) DNS
1 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.09%) SSL
3 3 (6.82%) SSH
4 2 (4.55%) Firewall
4 2 (4.55%) FTP
4 2 (4.55%) HTTP
4 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 2 (4.55%) LDAP
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) SMTP
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.82%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.27%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) Regular Expression
2 3 (6.82%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (6.82%) Sensu
3 2 (4.55%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) Web Services
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (47.73%) Windows
3 18 (40.91%) Unix
4 7 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (15.91%) SUSE
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.36%) Ubuntu
6 4 (9.09%) AIX
6 4 (9.09%) CentOS
7 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.55%) Solaris
8 1 (2.27%) Fedora
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 9 (20.45%) ITIL
3 6 (13.64%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (13.64%) DevOps
4 3 (6.82%) Analytics
4 3 (6.82%) High Availability
4 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.55%) Open Source
6 1 (2.27%) BDD
6 1 (2.27%) Data Management
6 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.27%) ITSM
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) Python
2 16 (36.36%) Perl
3 14 (31.82%) Shell Script
4 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
4 6 (13.64%) Ruby
5 5 (11.36%) Java
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO 14001
1 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.36%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) NFS
2 2 (4.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) Puppet
2 4 (9.09%) Ansible
3 3 (6.82%) Graphite
3 3 (6.82%) Terraform
4 2 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.55%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) VMware
2 9 (20.45%) Red Hat
2 9 (20.45%) Splunk
3 5 (11.36%) Remedy
4 2 (4.55%) 3PAR
4 2 (4.55%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle