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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 165 199 195
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 26 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.10% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.11% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £327 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £385 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -25.00%
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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
5002 5499 6062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.61% 92.36% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 4129 4482
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £273 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 75 137
Average hourly rate £19.72 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £45.98 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (57.14%) Python
2 20 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (51.43%) Puppet
3 18 (51.43%) Red Hat
4 16 (45.71%) DevOps
5 15 (42.86%) VMware
6 12 (34.29%) UNIX
6 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (31.43%) IBM
7 11 (31.43%) Finance
7 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
8 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 10 (28.57%) Oracle
8 10 (28.57%) Ruby
8 10 (28.57%) Bash Shell
9 9 (25.71%) JIRA
9 9 (25.71%) Perl
10 7 (20.00%) Windows
10 7 (20.00%) Apache
10 7 (20.00%) Tomcat
11 6 (17.14%) MySQL
11 6 (17.14%) Subversion
11 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
11 6 (17.14%) Patch Management
11 6 (17.14%) Docker
12 5 (14.29%) SELinux

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7 (20.00%) Apache
1 7 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 5 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 5 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) DHCP
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) LDAP
4 1 (2.86%) Network Security
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MySQL
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle Exadata
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.57%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) JIRA
2 6 (17.14%) Subversion
2 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.57%) Maven
5 2 (5.71%) Ant
5 2 (5.71%) Mercurial
5 2 (5.71%) MSBuild
5 2 (5.71%) Gradle
5 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.86%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (11.43%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
3 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 3 (8.57%) XML
4 2 (5.71%) LAMP
4 2 (5.71%) Django
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 5 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.71%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (34.29%) UNIX
4 7 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (5.71%) Solaris
5 2 (5.71%) CentOS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) DevOps
2 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.14%) Patch Management
4 5 (14.29%) Low Latency
4 5 (14.29%) Open Source
4 5 (14.29%) High Availability
4 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.29%) SOA
4 5 (14.29%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) Release Management
6 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.57%) Demand Management
7 2 (5.71%) SDLC
7 2 (5.71%) Process Management
7 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL
7 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.71%) OWASP
7 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) Python
2 10 (28.57%) Ruby
2 10 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 9 (25.71%) Perl
4 5 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (11.43%) C++
5 4 (11.43%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.71%) C#
7 2 (5.71%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.14%) Docker
3 5 (14.29%) GlusterFS
3 5 (14.29%) GFS2
3 5 (14.29%) OCFS2
3 5 (14.29%) KVM
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.57%) vSphere
4 3 (8.57%) Gluster
4 3 (8.57%) Firmware
4 3 (8.57%) Ceph
4 3 (8.57%) GPFS
5 1 (2.86%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 18 (51.43%) Puppet
2 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (14.29%) SELinux
4 2 (5.71%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
4 2 (5.71%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.86%) Ansible
5 1 (2.86%) CFEngine
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.86%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.86%) yum
5 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Red Hat
2 15 (42.86%) VMware
3 11 (31.43%) IBM
4 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (28.57%) Oracle
5 5 (14.29%) Remedy
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco
6 4 (11.43%) HP
7 3 (8.57%) Splunk
7 3 (8.57%) Symantec
7 3 (8.57%) EMC
7 3 (8.57%) BMC
7 3 (8.57%) Hitachi
7 3 (8.57%) WorldPay
8 2 (5.71%) Rackspace
9 1 (2.86%) Dell
9 1 (2.86%) Perforce
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