The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 118 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 12 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.071% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.079% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £422 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Linux Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2620 2545 2094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.81% 89.80% 91.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1305 829
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 112 137
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £34.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 7 £390 +20.00% 4
Bracknell - 2 £338 - 1
Newbury -5 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Linux Engineer
South East

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Linux Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Engineer in their job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 10 (33.33%) MySQL
4 9 (30.00%) C
4 9 (30.00%) LAMP
5 8 (26.67%) Information Security
5 8 (26.67%) Project Management
5 8 (26.67%) UNIX
6 7 (23.33%) VMware
7 6 (20.00%) Debian
7 6 (20.00%) Citrix
7 6 (20.00%) C++
8 5 (16.67%) Windows
8 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 5 (16.67%) HP
8 5 (16.67%) Nagios
8 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
8 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (13.33%) CentOS
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.33%) Ubuntu
9 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
9 4 (13.33%) Altiris
9 4 (13.33%) Remedy
9 4 (13.33%) SLA
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL
9 4 (13.33%) HNC
9 4 (13.33%) MCSE

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Linux Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) nginx
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) DHCP
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) FTP
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) SSH
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) IPv6
3 1 (3.33%) OSPF
3 1 (3.33%) BGP
3 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) BitKeeper
2 1 (3.33%) Hudson
2 1 (3.33%) GNU Toolchain
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) LAMP
2 3 (10.00%) Qt
2 3 (10.00%) HTML5
2 3 (10.00%) GStreamer
2 3 (10.00%) QML
2 3 (10.00%) Qt Quick
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) OpenGL
3 2 (6.67%) POSIX
4 1 (3.33%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) STB
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) CESG
3 1 (3.33%) Wiki
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) UNIX
3 6 (20.00%) Debian
4 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.33%) CentOS
5 4 (13.33%) Ubuntu
6 3 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Information Security
1 8 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (6.67%) DevOps
3 2 (6.67%) Time Management
3 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Scrum
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.33%) Data Management
4 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C
2 6 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (13.33%) Perl
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.00%) Ruby
4 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) AWK
6 1 (3.33%) sed
6 1 (3.33%) Korn
6 1 (3.33%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) HNC
1 4 (13.33%) MCSE
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.00%) RHCSA
2 3 (10.00%) CCNA
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CCA
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) vSphere
2 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Postfix
3 1 (3.33%) XenServer
3 1 (3.33%) iptables
3 1 (3.33%) Samba
3 1 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Nagios
1 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.67%) Plesk
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) cPanel
2 2 (6.67%) Webmin
3 1 (3.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) Altiris
5 4 (13.33%) Remedy
6 3 (10.00%) Veritas
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Isilon
7 2 (6.67%) Dell
7 2 (6.67%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.33%) EMC
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