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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 400 438 407
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 182 115 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 70 91
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£390 £421 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.41% -0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +5 78 £430 +1.17% 23
East of England +33 31 £325 -18.75% 9
South East 0 29 £385 +14.49% 10
South West +21 24 £413 -5.71% 6
Yorkshire -7 12 £315 +40.46% 2
East Midlands -5 6 £400 - 1
North East -10 1 - - 1
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 329 (100.00%) Linux
2 172 (52.28%) Red Hat
3 120 (36.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 110 (33.43%) Puppet
5 107 (32.52%) Python
6 103 (31.31%) UNIX
7 81 (24.62%) VMware
7 81 (24.62%) DevOps
8 77 (23.40%) Windows
8 77 (23.40%) Perl
9 65 (19.76%) Configuration Management
10 62 (18.84%) Apache
11 56 (17.02%) Oracle
12 53 (16.11%) MySQL
12 53 (16.11%) Bash Shell
13 49 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
13 49 (14.89%) Opscode Chef
14 47 (14.29%) Jenkins
14 47 (14.29%) DNS
14 47 (14.29%) Shell Script
14 47 (14.29%) Ruby
15 44 (13.37%) TCP/IP
16 43 (13.07%) Tomcat
16 43 (13.07%) CentOS
17 40 (12.16%) Git (software)
18 35 (10.64%) Active Directory
19 34 (10.33%) Solaris
19 34 (10.33%) SQL
19 34 (10.33%) Security Cleared
20 33 (10.03%) Continuous Integration

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 62 (18.84%) Apache
2 43 (13.07%) Tomcat
3 19 (5.78%) WebLogic
3 19 (5.78%) IIS
4 10 (3.04%) Confluence
4 10 (3.04%) OpenStack
5 9 (2.74%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.43%) nginx
6 8 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.13%) JBoss
8 5 (1.52%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.22%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.22%) Zope
9 4 (1.22%) Plone
10 2 (0.61%) Liferay
10 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (2.13%) Tridion
2 6 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) Summit
5 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.13%) Heroku
5 5 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (1.52%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.22%) IaaS
7 2 (0.61%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.30%) GitHub
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.30%) PaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Engine Yard
8 1 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.29%) DNS
2 44 (13.37%) TCP/IP
3 25 (7.60%) Firewall
4 24 (7.29%) DHCP
5 16 (4.86%) LDAP
5 16 (4.86%) SAN
6 13 (3.95%) HTTP
7 11 (3.34%) SSL
8 8 (2.43%) Multicast
9 6 (1.82%) Network Security
9 6 (1.82%) LAN
9 6 (1.82%) WAN
10 5 (1.52%) Internet
10 5 (1.52%) SMTP
11 4 (1.22%) FTP
11 4 (1.22%) VPN
11 4 (1.22%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.91%) X.509
12 3 (0.91%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.11%) MySQL
2 18 (5.47%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.56%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.04%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.61%) Big Data
9 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.30%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.30%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.30%) OpenStack Swift
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 47 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 40 (12.16%) Git (software)
3 22 (6.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (6.38%) JIRA
5 18 (5.47%) Subversion
6 16 (4.86%) Maven
7 8 (2.43%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.43%) Hudson
7 8 (2.43%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.52%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.61%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.61%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.61%) Gradle
9 2 (0.61%) Ant
10 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.30%) BitKeeper
10 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.30%) GitLab
10 1 (0.30%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 30 (9.12%) Finance
2 18 (5.47%) Retail
3 13 (3.95%) Banking
4 8 (2.43%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.82%) Electronics
7 4 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.22%) Games
8 3 (0.91%) Advertising
8 3 (0.91%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.90%) Web Services
2 13 (3.95%) LAMP
3 11 (3.34%) Middleware
4 10 (3.04%) HTML
5 8 (2.43%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (2.13%) Rendezvous
6 7 (2.13%) XML
7 6 (1.82%) HTML5
7 6 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (1.52%) .NET
8 5 (1.52%) libvirt
8 5 (1.52%) Qt
8 5 (1.52%) GStreamer
9 3 (0.91%) OpenGL
9 3 (0.91%) Qt Quick
9 3 (0.91%) QML
10 2 (0.61%) Django
10 2 (0.61%) POSIX
11 1 (0.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.90%) Clustering
2 20 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.78%) Open Source
4 9 (2.74%) Replication
4 9 (2.74%) Fixed Income
5 8 (2.43%) STB
6 7 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.13%) Eurex
7 6 (1.82%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.52%) Wiki
8 5 (1.52%) DTV
8 5 (1.52%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.22%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.91%) HACMP
10 3 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 329 (100.00%) Linux
2 120 (36.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 103 (31.31%) UNIX
4 77 (23.40%) Windows
5 43 (13.07%) CentOS
6 34 (10.33%) Solaris
7 26 (7.90%) Debian
7 26 (7.90%) Ubuntu
8 18 (5.47%) Embedded Linux
9 15 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (3.34%) AIX
11 11 (3.34%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (3.04%) SUSE
13 9 (2.74%) Fedora
13 9 (2.74%) HPUX
14 8 (2.43%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.82%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.91%) VMS
16 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (24.62%) DevOps
2 65 (19.76%) Configuration Management
3 33 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (8.21%) ITIL
6 21 (6.38%) Project Management
7 17 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 17 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (4.26%) Low Latency
9 13 (3.95%) E-Commerce
10 12 (3.65%) Load Balancing
11 11 (3.34%) Software Engineering
11 11 (3.34%) Migration
11 11 (3.34%) Change Management
11 11 (3.34%) Scrum
12 10 (3.04%) SOA
13 9 (2.74%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.74%) Capacity Management
13 9 (2.74%) Kernel Tuning
14 8 (2.43%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 107 (32.52%) Python
2 77 (23.40%) Perl
3 53 (16.11%) Bash Shell
4 47 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 47 (14.29%) Ruby
5 34 (10.33%) SQL
6 32 (9.73%) Java
7 25 (7.60%) C++
8 23 (6.99%) C
8 23 (6.99%) PowerShell
9 20 (6.08%) PHP
10 9 (2.74%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.13%) Embedded C
12 5 (1.52%) VBScript
13 4 (1.22%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.22%) Korn
14 2 (0.61%) Groovy
14 2 (0.61%) C#
15 1 (0.30%) AWK
15 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.29%) RHCE
3 21 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.86%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.52%) Degree
6 4 (1.22%) LPIC
6 4 (1.22%) RHCA
7 2 (0.61%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.61%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.74%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.69%) vSphere
4 20 (6.08%) Samba
4 20 (6.08%) Hyper-V
5 17 (5.17%) Docker
6 13 (3.95%) Xen
7 11 (3.34%) NFS
8 7 (2.13%) Firmware
8 7 (2.13%) Terminal Server
8 7 (2.13%) Postfix
8 7 (2.13%) Varnish
9 6 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.82%) iptables
9 6 (1.82%) OCFS2
9 6 (1.82%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.52%) KVM
10 5 (1.52%) GlusterFS
10 5 (1.52%) GFS2
10 5 (1.52%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 110 (33.43%) Puppet
2 49 (14.89%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.56%) Vagrant
3 15 (4.56%) Nagios
4 13 (3.95%) Ansible
5 11 (3.34%) yum
6 9 (2.74%) SELinux
7 8 (2.43%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (2.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 7 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (2.13%) Salt
9 6 (1.82%) Cobbler
10 4 (1.22%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.91%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.91%) Ganeti
11 3 (0.91%) Rsyslog
11 3 (0.91%) Icinga
11 3 (0.91%) Bcfg2
11 3 (0.91%) FreeIPA
11 3 (0.91%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 172 (52.28%) Red Hat
2 81 (24.62%) VMware
3 56 (17.02%) Oracle
4 30 (9.12%) Microsoft
5 29 (8.81%) HP
6 26 (7.90%) Cisco
7 25 (7.60%) Sun
8 15 (4.56%) IBM
9 9 (2.74%) NetApp
9 9 (2.74%) Veritas
9 9 (2.74%) Infoblox
9 9 (2.74%) Splunk
10 7 (2.13%) eSpeed
10 7 (2.13%) McAfee
10 7 (2.13%) Reuters
10 7 (2.13%) TIBCO
10 7 (2.13%) EMC
10 7 (2.13%) Rackspace
10 7 (2.13%) Currenex
10 7 (2.13%) MarketAxess
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