The median contractor rate for a Linux Support Engineer was £270 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 616 628
Rank change year-on-year +24 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 9 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.052% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.055% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 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 £249 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £396 £490
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Linux Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support Engineer in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Support Engineer in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Support Engineer in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Support Engineer in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 13 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 24 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
England +31 8 £273 -12.09% 14
South East +31 4 £310 -31.11% 2
Berkshire +25 3 £350 - 2
London +11 3 £270 -29.31% 4
North West +20 1 £300 +33.33% 1
Wales -2 1 £218 - 1
South Wales -4 1 £218 - 1
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £270 -
Cardiff - 1 £218 - 1
Slough - 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £270 -
Chester - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Linux Support Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) Unix
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) SUSE
4 7 (26.92%) Python
4 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
5 6 (23.08%) Ruby
5 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 5 (19.23%) Perl
6 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
6 5 (19.23%) Firewall
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (19.23%) DevOps
7 4 (15.38%) Ansible
7 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
7 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 4 (15.38%) Puppet
7 4 (15.38%) Ubuntu
7 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) AIX
7 4 (15.38%) Apache
8 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
8 3 (11.54%) ITIL
8 3 (11.54%) Cisco
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management

Linux Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) 3G
2 2 (7.69%) 4G
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (7.69%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
2 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) ISUP
2 2 (7.69%) LTE
2 2 (7.69%) Megaco
2 2 (7.69%) MGW
2 2 (7.69%) SSL
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.69%) VoIP
2 2 (7.69%) VoLTE
2 2 (7.69%) VoWiFi
2 2 (7.69%) VPN
2 2 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Back Office
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (11.54%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (11.54%) Sensu
2 2 (7.69%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (3.85%) LAMP
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) Unix
3 7 (26.92%) SUSE
4 6 (23.08%) Windows
5 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (15.38%) AIX
6 4 (15.38%) Ubuntu
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 3 (11.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) DevOps
2 3 (11.54%) Analytics
2 3 (11.54%) Change Control
2 3 (11.54%) Change Management
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 2 (7.69%) High Availability
3 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) BDD
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.85%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) Software Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
1 7 (26.92%) Python
2 6 (23.08%) Ruby
3 5 (19.23%) Perl
3 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
4 4 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Korn
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) HNC
1 2 (7.69%) HND
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.69%) Docker
3 1 (3.85%) KVM
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Xen
3 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Ansible
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) Graphite
2 3 (11.54%) Terraform
3 2 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
3 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Nagios
4 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) VMware
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) Splunk
3 2 (7.69%) 3PAR
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) Nokia
3 2 (7.69%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
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