The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 117 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 9 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.37% 0.12% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.12% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate £425 £145 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+193.10% -65.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £145 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £179 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+18.21% -9.06%
Linux Engineer
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 East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2298 2439 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.19% 96.59% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1450 1201
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 222 239
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Essex - 5 £425 - 1
Norfolk - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +8 1 - - 7
Hertfordshire +6 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (46.43%) C
3 9 (32.14%) Perl
4 8 (28.57%) DevOps
5 7 (25.00%) Python
5 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (21.43%) VMware
6 6 (21.43%) HTTP
6 6 (21.43%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
7 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.86%) Unix
7 5 (17.86%) Windows
7 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
7 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
7 5 (17.86%) Puppet
8 4 (14.29%) Open Source
8 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.29%) SSL
8 4 (14.29%) Device Driver
8 4 (14.29%) .NET
8 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (10.71%) Ansible

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (7.14%) nginx
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Jetty
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) HTTP
2 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.29%) SSL
4 2 (7.14%) DHCP
4 2 (7.14%) DNS
4 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) FTP
5 1 (3.57%) ADSL
5 1 (3.57%) BGP
5 1 (3.57%) Broadband
5 1 (3.57%) DSLAM
5 1 (3.57%) IPsec
5 1 (3.57%) Junos
5 1 (3.57%) NAS
5 1 (3.57%) OSPF
5 1 (3.57%) SSH
5 1 (3.57%) Telnet
5 1 (3.57%) VDSL
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 2 (7.14%) QADirector
4 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.57%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) JUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Redmine
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Trac
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Avionics
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) Servlets
3 2 (7.14%) Middleware
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
4 1 (3.57%) J2EE
4 1 (3.57%) Sensu
4 1 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) STB
4 1 (3.57%) Verilog
4 1 (3.57%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Unix
3 5 (17.86%) Windows
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.71%) Solaris
6 1 (3.57%) Android
6 1 (3.57%) CentOS
6 1 (3.57%) HPUX
6 1 (3.57%) SUSE
6 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) DevOps
2 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 4 (14.29%) Open Source
5 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.14%) Coaching
6 2 (7.14%) High Availability
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Defect Management
7 1 (3.57%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) C
2 9 (32.14%) Perl
3 7 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (21.43%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
5 5 (17.86%) Embedded C
6 2 (7.14%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (7.14%) Groovy
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) Ruby
6 2 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (3.57%) ANSI C
7 1 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.57%) ECSS
2 1 (3.57%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Docker
2 2 (7.14%) Xen
3 1 (3.57%) Cygwin
3 1 (3.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.71%) Ansible
4 1 (3.57%) Graphite
4 1 (3.57%) logstash
4 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Google
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) WorldPay
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper