Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Support Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 620 590 607
Rank change year-on-year -30 +17 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 12 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.026% 0.058% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.061% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 8
London median daily rate £380 £380 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.48% -20.91%
10th Percentile £265 £258 £207
90th Percentile £463 £400 £491
England median daily rate £380 £380 £350
% change year-on-year - +8.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £27.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Linux Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support Engineer in London

Linux Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Support Engineer in London

Linux Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Support Engineer in London

Linux Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Support Engineer in London

Linux Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -17 5 £380 -
East London - 1 - -
Linux Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 London region featuring Linux Support Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) JSON
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 4 (33.33%) Splunk
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (33.33%) Regular Expression
4 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (25.00%) Change Control
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (25.00%) VoIP
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Clustering
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) nginx
2 1 (8.33%) WildFly
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (25.00%) VoIP
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) LDAP
4 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (8.33%) SMS
4 1 (8.33%) SSH
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
4 1 (8.33%) tcpdump
4 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) JSON
2 4 (33.33%) Regular Expression
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
2 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Garbage Collection
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) C++
2 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 4 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) LXC
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Splunk
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Infoblox
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) VMware