The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 187 183 185
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 9 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £310 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -12.25%
Linux Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (43.75%) UNIX
3 7 (43.75%) Python
4 6 (37.50%) Perl
4 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Ruby
5 5 (31.25%) Ubuntu
5 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
6 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (25.00%) Clustering
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Apache
6 4 (25.00%) NFS
7 3 (18.75%) SOA
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Debian
7 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (18.75%) Remedy
7 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 3 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (12.50%) Zimbra
3 2 (12.50%) JBoss
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.25%) Multicast
2 1 (6.25%) FTP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) OAuth
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) Hedge funds
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Ubuntu
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) Debian
6 2 (12.50%) Fedora
6 2 (12.50%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Solaris
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
1 3 (18.75%) High Availability
1 3 (18.75%) SOA
1 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
2 1 (6.25%) Release Management
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) Perl
3 5 (31.25%) Ruby
3 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) RHCE
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) NFS
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (6.25%) Squid
5 1 (6.25%) Xen
5 1 (6.25%) Postfix
5 1 (6.25%) XenServer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) vCloud
5 1 (6.25%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
1 3 (18.75%) SELinux
2 2 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Cacti
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Remedy
5 2 (12.50%) EMC
5 2 (12.50%) Veeam
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.25%) Opsware
6 1 (6.25%) Scality
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco