The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 286 294 354
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 335 327 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.71% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.75% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 219 154
Average daily rate £420 £440 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +9.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 5
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.63 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £25.25 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.75 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+18.21% -9.06%
Linux Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £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 England

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

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
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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
London -31 145 £475 +2.15% 59
South East +17 101 £350 -6.66% 27
Yorkshire +3 29 £418 +15.17% 13
North West -11 19 £400 +4.23% 7
South West -6 16 £400 -11.11% 14
East of England +6 9 £425 +193.10% 8
West Midlands -9 8 £325 - 5
East Midlands -7 5 £400 - 5
North East -22 4 £515 +14.44% 1
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 629 (100.00%) Linux
2 259 (41.18%) Puppet
2 259 (41.18%) DevOps
3 213 (33.86%) Python
4 206 (32.75%) Red Hat
5 200 (31.80%) Unix
6 175 (27.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 157 (24.96%) VMware
8 152 (24.17%) Java
9 149 (23.69%) Agile Software Development
10 145 (23.05%) Windows
10 145 (23.05%) Configuration Management
11 133 (21.14%) Perl
12 129 (20.51%) Bash Shell
13 119 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
13 119 (18.92%) Jenkins
14 115 (18.28%) Opscode Chef
15 105 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 103 (16.38%) Apache
17 102 (16.22%) Tomcat
18 101 (16.06%) Ansible
19 95 (15.10%) Git (software)
20 91 (14.47%) CentOS
21 84 (13.35%) MySQL
22 77 (12.24%) Oracle
23 75 (11.92%) Ruby
24 72 (11.45%) SQL
24 72 (11.45%) C
24 72 (11.45%) Nagios
25 71 (11.29%) Continuous Integration

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 103 (16.38%) Apache
2 102 (16.22%) Tomcat
3 58 (9.22%) OpenStack
4 42 (6.68%) JBoss
5 25 (3.97%) nginx
6 18 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.75%) Confluence
8 9 (1.43%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.11%) IIS
9 7 (1.11%) Jetty
9 7 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.95%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.95%) Node.js
11 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.64%) SAS
12 3 (0.48%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.32%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.32%) HipChat
2 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.70%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) RMDS
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 119 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.70%) PaaS
3 14 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.23%) SaaS
4 11 (1.75%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (1.27%) IaaS
7 7 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (0.79%) GitHub
9 4 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.64%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.48%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.16%) Office 365
12 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.95%) TCP/IP
2 47 (7.47%) DNS
3 42 (6.68%) SAN
4 38 (6.04%) Firewall
5 33 (5.25%) LDAP
6 32 (5.09%) HTTP
7 21 (3.34%) Multicast
8 20 (3.18%) DHCP
8 20 (3.18%) SMTP
9 19 (3.02%) SSL
10 15 (2.38%) NAS
11 13 (2.07%) Internet
12 12 (1.91%) iSCSI
13 11 (1.75%) VPN
14 10 (1.59%) Kerberos
15 9 (1.43%) FTP
16 8 (1.27%) Network Security
17 7 (1.11%) LAN
17 7 (1.11%) VoIP
18 6 (0.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.35%) MySQL
2 31 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (4.29%) SQL Server
4 24 (3.82%) MongoDB
5 23 (3.66%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.91%) Big Data
8 7 (1.11%) CouchDB
8 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.79%) SQLite
10 4 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.64%) Informix
11 3 (0.48%) DB2
11 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.48%) Redis
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 119 (18.92%) Jenkins
2 95 (15.10%) Git (software)
3 44 (7.00%) Subversion
4 34 (5.41%) Maven
5 32 (5.09%) JIRA
6 15 (2.38%) Ant
7 14 (2.23%) ClearCase
8 11 (1.75%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (1.43%) CppUnit
10 9 (1.43%) GoogleTest
10 9 (1.43%) Hudson
10 9 (1.43%) NUnit
11 8 (1.27%) JUnit
11 8 (1.27%) Selenium
11 8 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.95%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.79%) MSI
13 5 (0.79%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.64%) Gradle
General
1 58 (9.22%) Finance
2 20 (3.18%) Banking
3 17 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.07%) Games
5 7 (1.11%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.95%) Retail
7 5 (0.79%) Electronics
7 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.79%) Legal
7 5 (0.79%) Marketing
8 4 (0.64%) Publishing
9 2 (0.32%) Back Office
9 2 (0.32%) Front Office
9 2 (0.32%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Avionics
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.06%) Web Services
2 44 (7.00%) LAMP
3 21 (3.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 19 (3.02%) Rendezvous
5 18 (2.86%) JSON
5 18 (2.86%) RESTful
5 18 (2.86%) STL
6 17 (2.70%) Sensu
7 15 (2.38%) ELK Stack
8 14 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (2.07%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (2.07%) Middleware
10 12 (1.91%) HTML
10 12 (1.91%) SOAP
10 12 (1.91%) XML
11 11 (1.75%) Kafka
11 11 (1.75%) MCollective
12 10 (1.59%) LAPP Stack
13 8 (1.27%) .NET
13 8 (1.27%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.20%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.66%) Clustering
4 14 (2.23%) Device Driver
5 12 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.91%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (1.75%) Replication
7 10 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.43%) Derivative
8 9 (1.43%) DTV
8 9 (1.43%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.27%) STB
9 8 (1.27%) User Experience
10 7 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.95%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.64%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.64%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.64%) Interactive TV
12 4 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 629 (100.00%) Linux
2 200 (31.80%) Unix
3 175 (27.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 145 (23.05%) Windows
5 91 (14.47%) CentOS
6 49 (7.79%) Windows Server
7 47 (7.47%) Solaris
7 47 (7.47%) Ubuntu
8 31 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (4.29%) AIX
9 27 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (3.50%) Embedded Linux
11 14 (2.23%) SUSE
11 14 (2.23%) Windows 7
12 13 (2.07%) HPUX
13 9 (1.43%) Debian
14 7 (1.11%) Fedora
14 7 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (41.18%) DevOps
2 149 (23.69%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (23.05%) Configuration Management
4 71 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (8.11%) ITIL
6 46 (7.31%) Open Source
7 38 (6.04%) Project Management
7 38 (6.04%) Software Engineering
8 36 (5.72%) High Availability
8 36 (5.72%) Multithreading
9 32 (5.09%) Continuous Delivery
9 32 (5.09%) Mentoring
10 27 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (3.82%) Migration
11 24 (3.82%) Service Delivery
12 23 (3.66%) Security Patching
13 21 (3.34%) Scrum
14 20 (3.18%) E-Commerce
14 20 (3.18%) Incident Management
14 20 (3.18%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (33.86%) Python
2 152 (24.17%) Java
3 133 (21.14%) Perl
4 129 (20.51%) Bash Shell
5 75 (11.92%) Ruby
6 72 (11.45%) C
6 72 (11.45%) SQL
7 68 (10.81%) C++
8 51 (8.11%) Shell Script
9 35 (5.56%) PowerShell
10 33 (5.25%) PHP
11 25 (3.97%) JavaScript
12 13 (2.07%) C#
13 11 (1.75%) Korn
14 9 (1.43%) AWK
14 9 (1.43%) sed
15 6 (0.95%) Embedded C
15 6 (0.95%) Go
16 4 (0.64%) Groovy
16 4 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 70 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.43%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.86%) Degree
4 16 (2.54%) RHCE
5 14 (2.23%) RHCSA
6 13 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.59%) CCNA
8 8 (1.27%) MCSE
8 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.95%) CCNP
9 6 (0.95%) HNC
9 6 (0.95%) RHCA
10 5 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.48%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.48%) CISSP
11 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.32%) CEH
12 2 (0.32%) GIAC
12 2 (0.32%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.34%) SLA
2 14 (2.23%) QA
3 5 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) ECSS
5 1 (0.16%) JTAG
System Software
1 105 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (8.43%) Docker
3 36 (5.72%) Active Directory
4 27 (4.29%) KVM
5 23 (3.66%) VMware ESX
5 23 (3.66%) vSphere
6 19 (3.02%) NFS
7 14 (2.23%) Xen
8 13 (2.07%) QEMU
9 10 (1.59%) Samba
10 9 (1.43%) Squid
10 9 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.27%) iptables
12 7 (1.11%) qmail
12 7 (1.11%) vCloud
12 7 (1.11%) XenApp
13 6 (0.95%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.95%) RHEV
14 5 (0.79%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 259 (41.18%) Puppet
2 115 (18.28%) Opscode Chef
3 101 (16.06%) Ansible
4 72 (11.45%) Nagios
5 30 (4.77%) Graphite
6 27 (4.29%) logstash
7 22 (3.50%) Salt
8 19 (3.02%) FreeIPA
8 19 (3.02%) ZABBIX
9 17 (2.70%) ITRS Geneos
10 16 (2.54%) Cobbler
10 16 (2.54%) SELinux
11 15 (2.38%) Cacti
11 15 (2.38%) Terraform
12 14 (2.23%) Icinga
13 11 (1.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 8 (1.27%) HAProxy
14 8 (1.27%) Packer
14 8 (1.27%) Tivoli
14 8 (1.27%) yum
Vendors
1 206 (32.75%) Red Hat
2 157 (24.96%) VMware
3 77 (12.24%) Oracle
4 52 (8.27%) Splunk
5 47 (7.47%) HP
6 34 (5.41%) Cisco
7 29 (4.61%) NetApp
8 22 (3.50%) EMC
8 22 (3.50%) TIBCO
9 18 (2.86%) Microsoft
10 17 (2.70%) ION Trading
11 16 (2.54%) IBM
12 15 (2.38%) Dell
13 13 (2.07%) Google
14 12 (1.91%) Remedy
14 12 (1.91%) Veritas
15 11 (1.75%) Citrix
16 7 (1.11%) BMC
17 6 (0.95%) Atlassian
17 6 (0.95%) Juniper
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