The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 49 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 12 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.79% 0.31% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 0.33% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Linux Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
645 599 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.13% 93.89% 90.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 295 259
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 69 79
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £45.00 £45.00
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 Cambridgeshire

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

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridge +8 8 £325 -18.75% 2
Linux Engineer
East of England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (84.62%) Red Hat
2 11 (84.62%) Debian
3 9 (69.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
4 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) Tridion
4 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (46.15%) Terminal Server
4 6 (46.15%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (46.15%) Project Management
4 6 (46.15%) LDAP
4 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
4 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
4 6 (46.15%) DHCP
4 6 (46.15%) DNS
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (46.15%) IIS
4 6 (46.15%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) LPIC
6 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (15.38%) Zope
6 2 (15.38%) Plone
6 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) UNIX
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Apache

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
1 6 (46.15%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (46.15%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) Zope
2 2 (15.38%) Plone
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LDAP
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) CAN bus
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (84.62%) Debian
3 9 (69.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 1 (7.69%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
1 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) ITSM
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.69%) Korn
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) LPIC
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
1 6 (46.15%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Red Hat
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Atmel