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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 419 444 374
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 146 103 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.24% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 57 100
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £37.63 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £32.50 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.25%
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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +1 74 £425 - 35
South East -12 36 £350 -6.66% 11
South West -10 16 £350 +4.47% 6
Yorkshire -7 8 £363 +34.25% 4
East Midlands +6 5 £450 -
North West - 2 £298 - 1
East of England 0 1 - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Linux Engineer
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Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 285 (100.00%) Linux
2 142 (49.82%) Red Hat
3 135 (47.37%) UNIX
4 95 (33.33%) Puppet
5 90 (31.58%) Python
6 87 (30.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (29.12%) VMware
8 80 (28.07%) Perl
9 64 (22.46%) Windows
10 59 (20.70%) DevOps
11 57 (20.00%) Ruby
11 57 (20.00%) Shell Script
12 55 (19.30%) Apache
12 55 (19.30%) Bash Shell
13 51 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 46 (16.14%) MySQL
15 43 (15.09%) TCP/IP
15 43 (15.09%) DNS
16 42 (14.74%) Java
17 39 (13.68%) Opscode Chef
17 39 (13.68%) Configuration Management
18 36 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
19 35 (12.28%) Security Cleared
19 35 (12.28%) Oracle
20 33 (11.58%) HP
21 32 (11.23%) DHCP
21 32 (11.23%) Git (software)
22 31 (10.88%) Ubuntu
23 30 (10.53%) Nagios
23 30 (10.53%) CentOS

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 55 (19.30%) Apache
2 28 (9.82%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.56%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.21%) JBoss
5 8 (2.81%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.81%) IIS
5 8 (2.81%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.46%) nginx
7 6 (2.11%) Confluence
8 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.40%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.35%) Mule
11 1 (0.35%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.35%) Liferay
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (1.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.05%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.46%) Heroku
4 6 (2.11%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.35%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.35%) Engine Yard
6 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.35%) Route 53
6 1 (0.35%) GitHub
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (15.09%) TCP/IP
1 43 (15.09%) DNS
2 32 (11.23%) DHCP
3 29 (10.18%) SAN
4 28 (9.82%) Firewall
5 10 (3.51%) HTTP
6 9 (3.16%) LDAP
7 8 (2.81%) Multicast
8 7 (2.46%) FTP
9 6 (2.11%) Kerberos
9 6 (2.11%) VPN
10 5 (1.75%) LAN
10 5 (1.75%) WAN
10 5 (1.75%) SSL
10 5 (1.75%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.40%) NAS
11 4 (1.40%) SSH
11 4 (1.40%) Internet
12 3 (1.05%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.14%) MySQL
2 14 (4.91%) MongoDB
3 10 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.81%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.81%) Big Data
4 8 (2.81%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.75%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.40%) HBase
7 4 (1.40%) CouchDB
7 4 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.05%) Voldemort
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.35%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.35%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.35%) KDB
Development Applications
1 32 (11.23%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.07%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.02%) Subversion
4 17 (5.96%) JIRA
5 11 (3.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (3.16%) Maven
7 6 (2.11%) Gerrit
8 5 (1.75%) GitLab
8 5 (1.75%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.40%) Hudson
10 1 (0.35%) BitKeeper
10 1 (0.35%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.35%) Gradle
10 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.35%) Ant
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (7.72%) Finance
2 16 (5.61%) Banking
3 14 (4.91%) Retail
4 12 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.75%) Games
6 5 (1.75%) Electronics
6 5 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.40%) Marketing
8 3 (1.05%) Law
9 2 (0.70%) Legal
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Publishing
10 1 (0.35%) Front Office
10 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.72%) Web Services
2 19 (6.67%) LAMP
3 9 (3.16%) Middleware
4 8 (2.81%) FIX Protocol
4 8 (2.81%) XML
5 7 (2.46%) Rendezvous
6 6 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (2.11%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (1.75%) libvirt
8 3 (1.05%) JSON
8 3 (1.05%) HTML
8 3 (1.05%) .NET
9 2 (0.70%) POSIX
10 1 (0.35%) MAPI
10 1 (0.35%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.35%) Java SE
10 1 (0.35%) EJB
10 1 (0.35%) CSS
10 1 (0.35%) SOAP
10 1 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.82%) Clustering
2 16 (5.61%) Open Source
3 13 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.86%) Wiki
5 8 (2.81%) Fixed Income
5 8 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.11%) DTV
6 6 (2.11%) CESG
7 5 (1.75%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.75%) Online Games
7 5 (1.75%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.40%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.40%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.40%) STB
9 3 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.35%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 285 (100.00%) Linux
2 135 (47.37%) UNIX
3 87 (30.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 64 (22.46%) Windows
5 31 (10.88%) Ubuntu
6 30 (10.53%) CentOS
7 27 (9.47%) Solaris
8 21 (7.37%) Debian
9 17 (5.96%) AIX
10 14 (4.91%) SUSE
10 14 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (3.16%) HPUX
11 9 (3.16%) Mac OS X
11 9 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.16%) Windows 7
12 8 (2.81%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (2.11%) Fedora
13 6 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (1.40%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.70%) DevOps
2 39 (13.68%) Configuration Management
3 29 (10.18%) ITIL
4 24 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (6.32%) Load Balancing
5 18 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (4.56%) Project Management
8 10 (3.51%) Service Delivery
8 10 (3.51%) E-Commerce
8 10 (3.51%) Kernel Tuning
8 10 (3.51%) Low Latency
8 10 (3.51%) High Availability
9 9 (3.16%) Release Management
9 9 (3.16%) Software Engineering
9 9 (3.16%) Migration
9 9 (3.16%) Information Security
10 8 (2.81%) Incident Management
10 8 (2.81%) SOA
10 8 (2.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (31.58%) Python
2 80 (28.07%) Perl
3 57 (20.00%) Ruby
3 57 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 55 (19.30%) Bash Shell
5 42 (14.74%) Java
6 29 (10.18%) SQL
7 25 (8.77%) C
8 21 (7.37%) PHP
9 15 (5.26%) PowerShell
10 14 (4.91%) C++
11 8 (2.81%) Korn
12 6 (2.11%) JavaScript
13 5 (1.75%) VBScript
14 4 (1.40%) Bourne shell
15 3 (1.05%) VB
16 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.35%) Embedded C
17 1 (0.35%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 35 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.56%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.86%) RHCE
5 7 (2.46%) VCP4
6 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.11%) HNC
6 6 (2.11%) MCSE
7 4 (1.40%) RHCSA
7 4 (1.40%) RHCA
8 3 (1.05%) Degree
8 3 (1.05%) CCNA
8 3 (1.05%) CCA
8 3 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.70%) SCSA
9 2 (0.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.11%) SLA
2 3 (1.05%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.70%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (9.82%) vSphere
3 27 (9.47%) Active Directory
4 19 (6.67%) NFS
5 17 (5.96%) Samba
5 17 (5.96%) Xen
6 11 (3.86%) VMware ESX
6 11 (3.86%) Docker
7 9 (3.16%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.16%) Postfix
8 5 (1.75%) Sendmail
8 5 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (1.75%) Firmware
8 5 (1.75%) Varnish
9 3 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.70%) Squid
10 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 95 (33.33%) Puppet
2 39 (13.68%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (10.53%) Nagios
4 17 (5.96%) Ansible
5 16 (5.61%) NetBackup
6 13 (4.56%) SELinux
7 10 (3.51%) Cobbler
7 10 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (3.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 7 (2.46%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (1.75%) Salt
10 5 (1.75%) Graphite
11 4 (1.40%) FreeIPA
11 4 (1.40%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.40%) Icinga
11 4 (1.40%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.40%) yum
11 4 (1.40%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 142 (49.82%) Red Hat
2 83 (29.12%) VMware
3 35 (12.28%) Oracle
4 33 (11.58%) HP
5 17 (5.96%) EMC
5 17 (5.96%) Cisco
5 17 (5.96%) Sun
6 13 (4.56%) Microsoft
7 12 (4.21%) Veritas
7 12 (4.21%) Remedy
8 9 (3.16%) Infoblox
8 9 (3.16%) IBM
9 8 (2.81%) NetApp
9 8 (2.81%) Citrix
10 7 (2.46%) MarketAxess
10 7 (2.46%) eSpeed
10 7 (2.46%) TIBCO
10 7 (2.46%) Reuters
10 7 (2.46%) Symantec
10 7 (2.46%) Splunk
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