The median contractor rate for a Linux Support Engineer was £270 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Linux Support Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 590 605
Rank change year-on-year +16 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 9 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.061% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.064% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 8
Median daily rate £270 £310 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +18.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £218 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £455 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £253 £225
% change year-on-year +12.87% +12.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.25

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 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Linux Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Linux Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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
South East +25 4 £310 -22.50% 2
London +7 4 £270 -29.31% 6
North of England +45 1 £300 +33.33% 3
North West +23 1 £300 +33.33% 1
Linux Support Engineer
UK

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) Unix
3 7 (28.00%) Python
3 7 (28.00%) SUSE
4 6 (24.00%) Firewall
4 6 (24.00%) Windows
4 6 (24.00%) Ruby
4 6 (24.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (20.00%) Perl
6 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (16.00%) AIX
6 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco
6 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
6 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (16.00%) Ansible
6 4 (16.00%) DevOps
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (12.00%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (12.00%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (12.00%) Terraform
7 3 (12.00%) Graphite
7 3 (12.00%) Sensu
7 3 (12.00%) Vagrant
7 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (12.00%) VoIP
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
2 3 (12.00%) Wireless
3 2 (8.00%) 3G
3 2 (8.00%) 4G
3 2 (8.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (8.00%) ISUP
3 2 (8.00%) LTE
3 2 (8.00%) Megaco
3 2 (8.00%) MGW
3 2 (8.00%) SSL
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) VoLTE
3 2 (8.00%) VoWiFi
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (12.00%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (12.00%) Sensu
2 2 (8.00%) Regular Expression
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.00%) LAMP
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Unix
3 7 (28.00%) SUSE
4 6 (24.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) AIX
5 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (12.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) DevOps
2 3 (12.00%) Analytics
2 3 (12.00%) Change Control
2 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.00%) High Availability
3 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) BDD
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Python
2 6 (24.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (24.00%) Ruby
3 5 (20.00%) Perl
4 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (12.00%) Java
6 2 (8.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) Korn
7 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) HNC
1 2 (8.00%) HND
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (8.00%) Docker
3 1 (4.00%) KVM
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) Xen
3 1 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Ansible
2 3 (12.00%) Graphite
2 3 (12.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) Terraform
3 2 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Nagios
4 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) Nokia
3 2 (8.00%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (8.00%) Splunk
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat