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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 408 410 441
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 164 144 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 103 67
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 16
Average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
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
47054 44428 49354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.75% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29070 26959 28367
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 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1936 2487
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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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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 -8 79 £450 +9.75% 29
South East +17 39 £325 -7.14% 9
South West -23 21 £400 -15.78% 7
North West +4 7 £365 +26.07% 4
East of England -32 6 £350 +0.71% 10
Yorkshire +3 3 £250 - 6
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
North East - 3 £363 -
West Midlands - 3 £350 -
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 279 (100.00%) Linux
2 123 (44.09%) Red Hat
3 121 (43.37%) Puppet
4 91 (32.62%) DevOps
5 90 (32.26%) VMware
6 82 (29.39%) Python
7 79 (28.32%) Perl
8 77 (27.60%) Apache
8 77 (27.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (25.81%) UNIX
10 67 (24.01%) Bash Shell
11 66 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
12 64 (22.94%) Oracle
12 64 (22.94%) Windows
13 60 (21.51%) Ruby
14 48 (17.20%) MySQL
14 48 (17.20%) Ubuntu
15 47 (16.85%) CentOS
16 45 (16.13%) Java
16 45 (16.13%) Configuration Management
16 45 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
17 38 (13.62%) Firewall
18 37 (13.26%) DNS
19 36 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
20 35 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
21 34 (12.19%) WebLogic
21 34 (12.19%) LDAP
21 34 (12.19%) Finance
21 34 (12.19%) Debian
22 33 (11.83%) PHP

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 77 (27.60%) Apache
2 34 (12.19%) WebLogic
3 30 (10.75%) Tomcat
4 24 (8.60%) nginx
5 21 (7.53%) WebSphere
6 11 (3.94%) IIS
7 7 (2.51%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.51%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.51%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.15%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.79%) Confluence
9 5 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.43%) Node.js
11 3 (1.08%) MediaWiki
11 3 (1.08%) Drupal
11 3 (1.08%) Moodle
12 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.36%) Zimbra
Applications
1 2 (0.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (7.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (9.32%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.72%) PaaS
3 2 (0.72%) Joyent
3 2 (0.72%) IaaS
3 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.62%) Firewall
2 37 (13.26%) DNS
3 34 (12.19%) LDAP
4 22 (7.89%) VPN
5 15 (5.38%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.30%) SAN
6 12 (4.30%) DHCP
7 8 (2.87%) SSH
7 8 (2.87%) iSCSI
8 7 (2.51%) Network Security
8 7 (2.51%) BIG-IP
8 7 (2.51%) WAN
8 7 (2.51%) Intranet
9 6 (2.15%) LAN
10 5 (1.79%) SNMP
10 5 (1.79%) OSPF
10 5 (1.79%) BGP
10 5 (1.79%) Multicast
11 4 (1.43%) VLAN
11 4 (1.43%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.20%) MySQL
2 29 (10.39%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (7.17%) Oracle Exadata
4 12 (4.30%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.72%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.72%) Redis
10 1 (0.36%) Big Data
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.36%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 31 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 28 (10.04%) Git (software)
3 27 (9.68%) JIRA
4 20 (7.17%) Subversion
5 8 (2.87%) Hudson
6 5 (1.79%) Maven
7 3 (1.08%) Ant
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.36%) GCC
8 1 (0.36%) GDB
8 1 (0.36%) Automake
8 1 (0.36%) Gradle
8 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
General
1 34 (12.19%) Finance
2 22 (7.89%) Banking
3 17 (6.09%) Financial Institution
4 13 (4.66%) Games
5 11 (3.94%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.87%) Front Office
7 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.08%) Electronics
8 3 (1.08%) Retail
9 2 (0.72%) Marketing
9 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.47%) LAMP
2 25 (8.96%) Middleware
3 22 (7.89%) Web Services
4 21 (7.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (3.23%) .NET
6 7 (2.51%) CSS
6 7 (2.51%) HTML
6 7 (2.51%) Java EE
6 7 (2.51%) WCF
7 3 (1.08%) JSON
7 3 (1.08%) Rendezvous
7 3 (1.08%) SOAP
7 3 (1.08%) XML
7 3 (1.08%) OAuth
7 3 (1.08%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.72%) YUI
9 1 (0.36%) YAML
9 1 (0.36%) Zend Framework
9 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.32%) Clustering
2 17 (6.09%) Hedge funds
3 13 (4.66%) Online Games
4 9 (3.23%) Open Source
5 6 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.15%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.79%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.79%) Device Driver
6 5 (1.79%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.43%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.43%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.08%) Wiki
8 3 (1.08%) STB
8 3 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.08%) VLE
8 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.72%) NHS
9 2 (0.72%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 279 (100.00%) Linux
2 77 (27.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 72 (25.81%) UNIX
4 64 (22.94%) Windows
5 48 (17.20%) Ubuntu
6 47 (16.85%) CentOS
7 34 (12.19%) Debian
8 22 (7.89%) SELinux
9 19 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (6.45%) Solaris
11 14 (5.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (4.66%) Embedded Linux
12 13 (4.66%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (2.87%) Scientific Linux
14 7 (2.51%) AIX
15 5 (1.79%) SUSE
15 5 (1.79%) Windows 7
16 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
16 3 (1.08%) HPUX
17 2 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (32.62%) DevOps
2 45 (16.13%) Configuration Management
3 35 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (7.89%) SOA
6 21 (7.53%) ITIL
6 21 (7.53%) Build Automation
7 19 (6.81%) Software Engineering
8 15 (5.38%) Scrum
9 14 (5.02%) Load Balancing
10 12 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (4.30%) Capacity Management
10 12 (4.30%) Problem Management
11 10 (3.58%) Workflow
12 8 (2.87%) Release Management
12 8 (2.87%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (2.51%) Server Monitoring
13 7 (2.51%) Kanban
13 7 (2.51%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (2.15%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (29.39%) Python
2 79 (28.32%) Perl
3 67 (24.01%) Bash Shell
4 60 (21.51%) Ruby
5 45 (16.13%) Java
6 33 (11.83%) PHP
7 24 (8.60%) Shell Script
8 23 (8.24%) C
9 22 (7.89%) SQL
10 12 (4.30%) C++
10 12 (4.30%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.94%) VB
12 9 (3.23%) Korn
12 9 (3.23%) JavaScript
12 9 (3.23%) Bourne shell
13 6 (2.15%) Scala
14 5 (1.79%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.08%) C#
15 3 (1.08%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.08%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 26 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.51%) MCSE
3 7 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.51%) RHCE
4 5 (1.79%) HNC
4 5 (1.79%) Degree
4 5 (1.79%) CCA
4 5 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.08%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.36%) CCNA
6 1 (0.36%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.08%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (10.39%) Active Directory
3 22 (7.89%) Oracle RAC
4 21 (7.53%) NFS
5 16 (5.73%) Postfix
5 16 (5.73%) XenServer
6 11 (3.94%) Samba
7 10 (3.58%) Xen
8 8 (2.87%) Sendmail
9 7 (2.51%) vSphere
10 6 (2.15%) KVM
11 5 (1.79%) vCloud
11 5 (1.79%) Squid
12 4 (1.43%) VMware ESX
12 4 (1.43%) Hyper-V
13 3 (1.08%) XenApp
13 3 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (1.08%) Docker
14 2 (0.72%) Varnish
14 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 121 (43.37%) Puppet
2 45 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (8.60%) Nagios
4 14 (5.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 11 (3.94%) Cobbler
5 11 (3.94%) Opsview
6 10 (3.58%) YUM
7 9 (3.23%) Control-M
7 9 (3.23%) Salt
8 8 (2.87%) BladeLogic
9 7 (2.51%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (2.51%) Vagrant
9 7 (2.51%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (2.15%) HAProxy
11 5 (1.79%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.43%) CFEngine
13 3 (1.08%) Ansible
14 2 (0.72%) Icinga
14 2 (0.72%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 123 (44.09%) Red Hat
2 90 (32.26%) VMware
3 64 (22.94%) Oracle
4 31 (11.11%) IBM
5 22 (7.89%) Citrix
6 21 (7.53%) Remedy
7 18 (6.45%) JBoss
8 17 (6.09%) Cisco
8 17 (6.09%) HP
9 16 (5.73%) NetApp
10 13 (4.66%) Veritas
11 12 (4.30%) Splunk
12 9 (3.23%) Altiris
13 8 (2.87%) Microsoft
13 8 (2.87%) Dell
14 7 (2.51%) EMC
15 6 (2.15%) Infoblox
16 4 (1.43%) Isilon
17 3 (1.08%) Sun
17 3 (1.08%) BMC
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