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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 413 408 462
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 162 165 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.37% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 115 63
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £355 £353
% change year-on-year
-6.26% +0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 15
Average hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
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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
47442 44830 50194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.03% 92.84% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29510 27391 28804
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1899 1942 2459
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.03 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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
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 16 September 2014. 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
London -23 85 £450 +12.50% 30
South East +24 41 £325 -13.33% 7
South West -16 11 £400 -15.78% 6
North West +3 10 £450 +50.00% 5
East of England -42 6 £350 +1.44% 11
Yorkshire 0 5 £250 - 5
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
North East - - - -
Linux Engineer
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Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Linux
2 132 (44.30%) Red Hat
3 130 (43.62%) Puppet
4 98 (32.89%) VMware
5 97 (32.55%) DevOps
6 93 (31.21%) Perl
7 88 (29.53%) UNIX
8 85 (28.52%) Python
9 83 (27.85%) Apache
10 79 (26.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 74 (24.83%) Windows
12 72 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 68 (22.82%) Bash Shell
14 63 (21.14%) Ruby
15 60 (20.13%) Oracle
16 52 (17.45%) MySQL
17 49 (16.44%) Ubuntu
18 46 (15.44%) Configuration Management
18 46 (15.44%) CentOS
19 43 (14.43%) Java
20 42 (14.09%) DNS
20 42 (14.09%) Opscode Chef
21 41 (13.76%) Firewall
22 38 (12.75%) PHP
22 38 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
23 37 (12.42%) Finance
23 37 (12.42%) Debian
24 36 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
24 36 (12.08%) WebLogic
25 35 (11.74%) Analytical Skills

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 83 (27.85%) Apache
2 36 (12.08%) WebLogic
3 29 (9.73%) Tomcat
4 23 (7.72%) nginx
5 21 (7.05%) WebSphere
6 11 (3.69%) IIS
7 8 (2.68%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.68%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.35%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (2.01%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.68%) Confluence
10 5 (1.68%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.01%) Moodle
11 3 (1.01%) Drupal
11 3 (1.01%) MediaWiki
12 2 (0.67%) Node.js
12 2 (0.67%) Zimbra
13 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (6.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (8.72%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.67%) PaaS
3 2 (0.67%) Joyent
3 2 (0.67%) IaaS
3 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.09%) DNS
2 41 (13.76%) Firewall
3 34 (11.41%) LDAP
4 21 (7.05%) VPN
5 18 (6.04%) SAN
6 17 (5.70%) TCP/IP
7 16 (5.37%) DHCP
8 8 (2.68%) SSH
8 8 (2.68%) Network Security
8 8 (2.68%) iSCSI
9 7 (2.35%) BIG-IP
9 7 (2.35%) Multicast
9 7 (2.35%) Intranet
10 6 (2.01%) WAN
11 5 (1.68%) LAN
11 5 (1.68%) SNMP
11 5 (1.68%) OSPF
11 5 (1.68%) BGP
12 4 (1.34%) IPsec
12 4 (1.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.45%) MySQL
2 28 (9.40%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (6.71%) Oracle Exadata
4 11 (3.69%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.02%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.67%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.67%) Redis
10 1 (0.34%) Big Data
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.34%) KDB
10 1 (0.34%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 32 (10.74%) Git (software)
2 31 (10.40%) JIRA
2 31 (10.40%) Jenkins
3 23 (7.72%) Subversion
4 8 (2.68%) Hudson
5 5 (1.68%) Maven
6 3 (1.01%) Ant
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.34%) GCC
7 1 (0.34%) GDB
7 1 (0.34%) Automake
7 1 (0.34%) Gradle
General
1 37 (12.42%) Finance
2 26 (8.72%) Banking
3 17 (5.70%) Financial Institution
4 13 (4.36%) Games
5 11 (3.69%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.68%) Front Office
7 4 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.01%) Electronics
8 3 (1.01%) Retail
9 2 (0.67%) Marketing
9 2 (0.67%) Legal
9 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.74%) LAMP
2 25 (8.39%) Middleware
3 22 (7.38%) Web Services
4 21 (7.05%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (3.36%) HTML
6 9 (3.02%) .NET
6 9 (3.02%) CSS
7 7 (2.35%) Java EE
7 7 (2.35%) WCF
8 5 (1.68%) Rendezvous
9 4 (1.34%) XML
9 4 (1.34%) YUI
9 4 (1.34%) JSON
10 3 (1.01%) SOAP
10 3 (1.01%) Regular Expression
10 3 (1.01%) OAuth
11 1 (0.34%) REST
11 1 (0.34%) Flash
11 1 (0.34%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.34%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.73%) Clustering
3 17 (5.70%) Hedge funds
4 13 (4.36%) Online Games
5 10 (3.36%) Open Source
6 7 (2.35%) Wiki
6 7 (2.35%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.35%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.01%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.01%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.68%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.01%) VLE
9 3 (1.01%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.01%) STB
9 3 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 298 (100.00%) Linux
2 88 (29.53%) UNIX
3 79 (26.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 74 (24.83%) Windows
5 49 (16.44%) Ubuntu
6 46 (15.44%) CentOS
7 37 (12.42%) Debian
8 24 (8.05%) Solaris
9 23 (7.72%) SELinux
10 22 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (4.03%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (3.69%) Embedded Linux
14 9 (3.02%) SUSE
14 9 (3.02%) AIX
15 8 (2.68%) Windows 7
16 6 (2.01%) Scientific Linux
17 5 (1.68%) HPUX
18 3 (1.01%) Windows XP
19 2 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (32.55%) DevOps
2 46 (15.44%) Configuration Management
3 36 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (7.05%) Build Automation
5 21 (7.05%) SOA
6 20 (6.71%) ITIL
7 17 (5.70%) Software Engineering
8 16 (5.37%) Load Balancing
9 15 (5.03%) Scrum
10 14 (4.70%) Capacity Management
11 12 (4.03%) Problem Management
12 11 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (3.69%) Workflow
13 8 (2.68%) Migration
13 8 (2.68%) Project Management
13 8 (2.68%) Change Management
13 8 (2.68%) Release Management
13 8 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (2.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 93 (31.21%) Perl
2 85 (28.52%) Python
3 68 (22.82%) Bash Shell
4 63 (21.14%) Ruby
5 43 (14.43%) Java
6 38 (12.75%) PHP
7 32 (10.74%) Shell Script
8 25 (8.39%) SQL
8 25 (8.39%) C
9 14 (4.70%) VB
10 13 (4.36%) PowerShell
11 12 (4.03%) Bourne shell
11 12 (4.03%) Korn
12 11 (3.69%) JavaScript
13 10 (3.36%) C++
14 6 (2.01%) Scala
15 5 (1.68%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.01%) C#
17 1 (0.34%) VBScript
17 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.70%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.36%) MCSE
3 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.68%) HNC
4 8 (2.68%) CCA
4 8 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (2.35%) RHCE
6 4 (1.34%) Degree
7 3 (1.01%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.67%) CCNA
9 1 (0.34%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.01%) SLA
1 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 72 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (11.07%) Active Directory
3 28 (9.40%) NFS
4 21 (7.05%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (6.04%) Postfix
6 15 (5.03%) XenServer
7 12 (4.03%) Samba
8 11 (3.69%) Xen
9 10 (3.36%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.68%) Sendmail
10 8 (2.68%) vSphere
11 7 (2.35%) Squid
11 7 (2.35%) KVM
12 5 (1.68%) vCloud
13 4 (1.34%) Hyper-V
14 3 (1.01%) XenApp
14 3 (1.01%) Varnish
14 3 (1.01%) Docker
14 3 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 130 (43.62%) Puppet
2 42 (14.09%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (11.07%) Nagios
4 16 (5.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 13 (4.36%) Cobbler
5 13 (4.36%) NetBackup
6 10 (3.36%) YUM
7 9 (3.02%) Salt
7 9 (3.02%) Opsview
8 8 (2.68%) Control-M
8 8 (2.68%) BladeLogic
9 7 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (2.35%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.35%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (2.01%) Vagrant
10 6 (2.01%) HAProxy
11 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (1.34%) CFEngine
12 4 (1.34%) Zenoss
13 3 (1.01%) Cacti
Vendors
1 132 (44.30%) Red Hat
2 98 (32.89%) VMware
3 60 (20.13%) Oracle
4 30 (10.07%) IBM
5 24 (8.05%) HP
6 23 (7.72%) Citrix
7 22 (7.38%) JBoss
7 22 (7.38%) Remedy
8 16 (5.37%) Cisco
8 16 (5.37%) EMC
8 16 (5.37%) NetApp
9 15 (5.03%) Veritas
10 12 (4.03%) Splunk
11 10 (3.36%) Altiris
12 9 (3.02%) Microsoft
13 8 (2.68%) Dell
14 7 (2.35%) Symantec
14 7 (2.35%) Isilon
15 6 (2.01%) Infoblox
16 5 (1.68%) MarketAxess
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