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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 441 408 432
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 147 148 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 95 91
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.64% -25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £43.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-22.67% -18.09%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 -20 70 £450 +2.56% 27
South West -6 22 £425 +6.25% 4
South East -17 22 £425 +32.81% 8
East of England +20 21 £375 +56.25% 3
Yorkshire -17 6 £425 +129.72% 4
North West -17 3 £320 +14.28% 4
North East -22 2 - - 1
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 333 (100.00%) Linux
2 175 (52.55%) Red Hat
3 117 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 110 (33.03%) Puppet
5 97 (29.13%) Python
6 92 (27.63%) UNIX
7 84 (25.23%) VMware
8 83 (24.92%) DevOps
9 80 (24.02%) Perl
10 76 (22.82%) Windows
11 66 (19.82%) Configuration Management
12 60 (18.02%) Apache
13 54 (16.22%) MySQL
13 54 (16.22%) Bash Shell
14 49 (14.71%) Oracle
15 46 (13.81%) DNS
15 46 (13.81%) Opscode Chef
16 45 (13.51%) CentOS
16 45 (13.51%) Shell Script
17 43 (12.91%) Tomcat
17 43 (12.91%) Git (software)
17 43 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
17 43 (12.91%) Jenkins
18 42 (12.61%) Security Cleared
18 42 (12.61%) TCP/IP
19 39 (11.71%) Solaris
20 37 (11.11%) Active Directory
21 35 (10.51%) Ruby
22 33 (9.91%) Java
22 33 (9.91%) Continuous Integration

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 60 (18.02%) Apache
2 43 (12.91%) Tomcat
3 18 (5.41%) IIS
4 17 (5.11%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.00%) Confluence
6 9 (2.70%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.70%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.50%) JBoss
8 5 (1.50%) nginx
9 4 (1.20%) Zope
9 4 (1.20%) Plone
9 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.60%) Liferay
11 2 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.30%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.30%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 10 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (2.10%) Tridion
2 4 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.20%) Heroku
3 4 (1.20%) IaaS
4 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.30%) SaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 46 (13.81%) DNS
2 42 (12.61%) TCP/IP
3 26 (7.81%) DHCP
4 21 (6.31%) SAN
4 21 (6.31%) Firewall
5 18 (5.41%) LDAP
6 14 (4.20%) HTTP
7 12 (3.60%) SSL
8 8 (2.40%) LAN
8 8 (2.40%) WAN
8 8 (2.40%) Multicast
9 6 (1.80%) Network Security
10 5 (1.50%) Internet
10 5 (1.50%) FTP
10 5 (1.50%) VPN
11 4 (1.20%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.20%) SMTP
12 3 (0.90%) X.509
12 3 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (16.22%) MySQL
2 20 (6.01%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.30%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.80%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.50%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.60%) Redis
8 2 (0.60%) Big Data
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) HBase
9 1 (0.30%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.30%) OpenStack Swift
9 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (12.91%) Git (software)
1 43 (12.91%) Jenkins
2 22 (6.61%) Subversion
2 22 (6.61%) JIRA
3 18 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (4.20%) Maven
5 9 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.40%) Hudson
7 6 (1.80%) Gerrit
7 6 (1.80%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.90%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.60%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.60%) Gradle
9 2 (0.60%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.60%) Ant
10 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.30%) JMeter
10 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.30%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 30 (9.01%) Finance
2 15 (4.50%) Banking
3 14 (4.20%) Retail
4 9 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.10%) Electronics
6 6 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.20%) Marketing
8 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.90%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.71%) Web Services
2 14 (4.20%) LAMP
3 13 (3.90%) Middleware
4 11 (3.30%) HTML
5 7 (2.10%) Rendezvous
5 7 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (1.80%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (1.80%) XML
6 6 (1.80%) HTML5
7 5 (1.50%) GStreamer
7 5 (1.50%) Qt
8 4 (1.20%) .NET
8 4 (1.20%) OpenGL
9 3 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.90%) QML
9 3 (0.90%) Qt Quick
10 2 (0.60%) Memcached
10 2 (0.60%) Django
10 2 (0.60%) POSIX
11 1 (0.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.71%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.71%) Clustering
3 18 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.70%) Replication
4 9 (2.70%) Fixed Income
5 8 (2.40%) STB
6 7 (2.10%) Wiki
6 7 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.10%) Eurex
7 5 (1.50%) DTV
7 5 (1.50%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.20%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.20%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.20%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.60%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 333 (100.00%) Linux
2 117 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 92 (27.63%) UNIX
4 76 (22.82%) Windows
5 45 (13.51%) CentOS
6 39 (11.71%) Solaris
7 25 (7.51%) Debian
7 25 (7.51%) Ubuntu
8 24 (7.21%) Embedded Linux
9 14 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (3.60%) AIX
12 10 (3.00%) SUSE
12 10 (3.00%) Fedora
13 9 (2.70%) HPUX
13 9 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.50%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (1.20%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (24.92%) DevOps
2 66 (19.82%) Configuration Management
3 33 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (6.91%) ITIL
6 22 (6.61%) Project Management
7 21 (6.31%) Open Source
8 18 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (4.50%) Patch Management
11 14 (4.20%) Scrum
12 13 (3.90%) Low Latency
13 12 (3.60%) Migration
14 11 (3.30%) Change Management
14 11 (3.30%) E-Commerce
14 11 (3.30%) Software Engineering
14 11 (3.30%) Kernel Tuning
15 9 (2.70%) Capacity Management
15 9 (2.70%) Service Delivery
16 8 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (29.13%) Python
2 80 (24.02%) Perl
3 54 (16.22%) Bash Shell
4 45 (13.51%) Shell Script
5 35 (10.51%) Ruby
6 33 (9.91%) Java
7 31 (9.31%) C++
8 28 (8.41%) C
9 27 (8.11%) PHP
9 27 (8.11%) SQL
10 19 (5.71%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.00%) JavaScript
12 8 (2.40%) Embedded C
13 5 (1.50%) Embedded C++
13 5 (1.50%) VBScript
14 3 (0.90%) C#
14 3 (0.90%) Groovy
14 3 (0.90%) Korn
15 1 (0.30%) Lua
15 1 (0.30%) AWK
Qualifications
1 42 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.21%) RHCE
4 20 (6.01%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.20%) LPIC
6 3 (0.90%) Degree
7 2 (0.60%) MCDST
7 2 (0.60%) MCTS
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.60%) MCSE
7 2 (0.60%) MCSA
8 1 (0.30%) CCNP
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.30%) SCSA
8 1 (0.30%) RHCA
8 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.70%) QA
2 4 (1.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.51%) vSphere
4 22 (6.61%) Samba
5 16 (4.80%) Hyper-V
5 16 (4.80%) Docker
6 9 (2.70%) Varnish
6 9 (2.70%) iptables
6 9 (2.70%) VMware ESX
7 7 (2.10%) Firmware
7 7 (2.10%) Terminal Server
7 7 (2.10%) NFS
7 7 (2.10%) KVM
8 6 (1.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (1.80%) Postfix
9 5 (1.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (1.50%) Squid
9 5 (1.50%) Xen
10 4 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.20%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 110 (33.03%) Puppet
2 46 (13.81%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (5.11%) Vagrant
4 16 (4.80%) Ansible
4 16 (4.80%) Nagios
5 12 (3.60%) yum
6 10 (3.00%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (2.10%) SELinux
7 7 (2.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.80%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.50%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 5 (1.50%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (1.20%) Salt
10 4 (1.20%) Zenoss
11 3 (0.90%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.90%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.90%) Kibana
11 3 (0.90%) Rsyslog
11 3 (0.90%) Ganeti
Vendors
1 175 (52.55%) Red Hat
2 84 (25.23%) VMware
3 49 (14.71%) Oracle
4 31 (9.31%) Microsoft
5 30 (9.01%) HP
6 26 (7.81%) Cisco
7 23 (6.91%) Sun
8 12 (3.60%) IBM
9 11 (3.30%) Infoblox
10 10 (3.00%) Veritas
11 9 (2.70%) McAfee
11 9 (2.70%) EMC
11 9 (2.70%) Splunk
12 8 (2.40%) Rackspace
12 8 (2.40%) TOWER Software
13 7 (2.10%) eSpeed
13 7 (2.10%) TIBCO
13 7 (2.10%) Reuters
13 7 (2.10%) Symantec
13 7 (2.10%) NetApp
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