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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 453 422 403
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 138 164 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 105 109
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.02% -5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Average hourly rate £38.00 £50.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £50.00 £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-42.00% +17.64%
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
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -3 73 £411 -8.61% 28
South East -39 25 £400 +23.07% 8
South West -7 13 £300 -25.00% 5
East of England +8 9 £415 +18.57% 3
Yorkshire -24 7 £413 +65.00%
North East - 5 £258 -
North West -41 3 £320 -28.88% 8
West Midlands +10 2 £350 - 1
East Midlands -11 1 - - 1
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Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 314 (100.00%) Linux
2 167 (53.18%) Red Hat
3 118 (37.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 111 (35.35%) Puppet
5 88 (28.03%) DevOps
6 83 (26.43%) VMware
7 68 (21.66%) Python
8 65 (20.70%) UNIX
9 64 (20.38%) Windows
10 61 (19.43%) Perl
11 58 (18.47%) Configuration Management
12 55 (17.52%) Apache
13 51 (16.24%) MySQL
14 49 (15.61%) Tomcat
15 46 (14.65%) Opscode Chef
16 45 (14.33%) Oracle
17 42 (13.38%) Bash Shell
18 41 (13.06%) Jenkins
19 40 (12.74%) CentOS
19 40 (12.74%) DNS
20 39 (12.42%) Security Cleared
20 39 (12.42%) Git (software)
21 35 (11.15%) Java
22 34 (10.83%) Finance
22 34 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
23 33 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
23 33 (10.51%) TCP/IP
24 32 (10.19%) Solaris
24 32 (10.19%) C++
24 32 (10.19%) Microsoft

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (17.52%) Apache
2 49 (15.61%) Tomcat
3 14 (4.46%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.14%) IIS
4 13 (4.14%) JBoss
5 8 (2.55%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.55%) nginx
5 8 (2.55%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.27%) Confluence
7 4 (1.27%) Zope
7 4 (1.27%) Plone
8 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.96%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.64%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.64%) WordPress
9 2 (0.64%) Node.js
10 1 (0.32%) Liferay
10 1 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (1.91%) Tridion
2 4 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.32%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.27%) SaaS
3 4 (1.27%) IaaS
4 3 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.64%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.74%) DNS
2 33 (10.51%) TCP/IP
3 22 (7.01%) DHCP
4 20 (6.37%) LDAP
4 20 (6.37%) SAN
5 14 (4.46%) HTTP
5 14 (4.46%) Firewall
6 8 (2.55%) SSL
7 7 (2.23%) Internet
8 6 (1.91%) LAN
8 6 (1.91%) WAN
9 5 (1.59%) FTP
9 5 (1.59%) IPv4
9 5 (1.59%) VPN
10 4 (1.27%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.27%) SMTP
10 4 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.27%) Network Security
11 3 (0.96%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.24%) MySQL
2 20 (6.37%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.91%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.59%) Redis
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.27%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.64%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.32%) Big Data
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (13.06%) Jenkins
2 39 (12.42%) Git (software)
3 21 (6.69%) Subversion
4 17 (5.41%) JIRA
5 13 (4.14%) Maven
6 12 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (2.87%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.59%) Hudson
9 3 (0.96%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.96%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.64%) Ant
10 2 (0.64%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.64%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.32%) Gradle
11 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.32%) JMeter
11 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
General
1 34 (10.83%) Finance
2 14 (4.46%) Banking
3 9 (2.87%) Retail
3 9 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.55%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.27%) Electronics
6 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Marketing
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.32%) Web Services
2 13 (4.14%) Middleware
3 12 (3.82%) HTML
4 11 (3.50%) LAMP
5 8 (2.55%) HTML5
6 6 (1.91%) OpenGL
7 5 (1.59%) Qt
7 5 (1.59%) GStreamer
8 3 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.96%) QML
8 3 (0.96%) Qt Quick
8 3 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.96%) J2EE
8 3 (0.96%) CSS
9 2 (0.64%) .NET
9 2 (0.64%) XML
9 2 (0.64%) RESTful
9 2 (0.64%) Marionette.js
9 2 (0.64%) Backbone.js
9 2 (0.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.10%) Clustering
4 13 (4.14%) Replication
5 6 (1.91%) STB
6 5 (1.59%) MPEG
6 5 (1.59%) Wiki
7 4 (1.27%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.27%) DTV
7 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.96%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.64%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.64%) NHS
9 2 (0.64%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.64%) HACMP
9 2 (0.64%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.64%) CAN bus
9 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 314 (100.00%) Linux
2 118 (37.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 65 (20.70%) UNIX
4 64 (20.38%) Windows
5 40 (12.74%) CentOS
6 32 (10.19%) Solaris
7 26 (8.28%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (7.96%) Ubuntu
9 18 (5.73%) Debian
10 12 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (3.18%) SUSE
12 8 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (1.91%) Fedora
14 5 (1.59%) AIX
14 5 (1.59%) HPUX
14 5 (1.59%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.64%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (28.03%) DevOps
2 58 (18.47%) Configuration Management
3 33 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (6.37%) ITIL
6 18 (5.73%) Project Management
7 17 (5.41%) Open Source
8 16 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (4.78%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (4.78%) Migration
10 13 (4.14%) Scrum
11 12 (3.82%) Software Engineering
11 12 (3.82%) E-Commerce
12 8 (2.55%) Service Delivery
12 8 (2.55%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (2.55%) Kernel Tuning
12 8 (2.55%) Low Latency
13 7 (2.23%) Patch Management
14 6 (1.91%) Performance Analysis
14 6 (1.91%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 68 (21.66%) Python
2 61 (19.43%) Perl
3 42 (13.38%) Bash Shell
4 35 (11.15%) Java
5 32 (10.19%) C++
6 31 (9.87%) Shell Script
7 30 (9.55%) C
8 27 (8.60%) Ruby
9 26 (8.28%) PHP
10 11 (3.50%) JavaScript
11 10 (3.18%) SQL
11 10 (3.18%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.55%) Embedded C
13 5 (1.59%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.27%) C#
15 2 (0.64%) Korn
16 1 (0.32%) Lua
16 1 (0.32%) Groovy
16 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.60%) RHCE
3 24 (7.64%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.59%) MCDST
5 5 (1.59%) MCTS
5 5 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.27%) LPIC
6 4 (1.27%) MCSE
6 4 (1.27%) MCSA
7 3 (0.96%) Degree
8 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) CCNP
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.50%) QA
2 4 (1.27%) SLA
3 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (7.96%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.05%) vSphere
3 19 (6.05%) Docker
4 14 (4.46%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.82%) VMware ESX
6 10 (3.18%) Samba
7 8 (2.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (2.23%) Squid
8 7 (2.23%) KVM
9 6 (1.91%) iptables
9 6 (1.91%) Terminal Server
10 5 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (1.27%) Postfix
11 4 (1.27%) Varnish
12 3 (0.96%) Gluster
12 3 (0.96%) OCFS2
12 3 (0.96%) vCloud
12 3 (0.96%) GPFS
12 3 (0.96%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 111 (35.35%) Puppet
2 46 (14.65%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (6.05%) Ansible
4 18 (5.73%) Nagios
5 13 (4.14%) Vagrant
6 12 (3.82%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (2.55%) NetBackup
7 8 (2.55%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (2.55%) yum
8 7 (2.23%) Salt
9 5 (1.59%) Cobbler
9 5 (1.59%) SELinux
9 5 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (1.27%) Zenoss
11 3 (0.96%) Plesk
11 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 3 (0.96%) Kibana
11 3 (0.96%) Rsyslog
11 3 (0.96%) FreeIPA
11 3 (0.96%) cPanel
Vendors
1 167 (53.18%) Red Hat
2 83 (26.43%) VMware
3 45 (14.33%) Oracle
4 32 (10.19%) Microsoft
5 28 (8.92%) HP
6 19 (6.05%) Cisco
7 15 (4.78%) IBM
8 14 (4.46%) EMC
8 14 (4.46%) Sun
9 9 (2.87%) Veritas
9 9 (2.87%) Symantec
10 8 (2.55%) McAfee
10 8 (2.55%) Infoblox
10 8 (2.55%) Rackspace
11 7 (2.23%) TOWER Software
12 6 (1.91%) Splunk
13 5 (1.59%) WorldPay
13 5 (1.59%) Google
13 5 (1.59%) NetApp
13 5 (1.59%) Dell
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