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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 402 467 387
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -80
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 175 96 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.22% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 54 95
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
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 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
44947 43726 38873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27712 26658 22838
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1792 1874 2060
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +14 70 £407 -4.35% 21
South East +5 41 £350 +7.69% 22
South West +6 21 £320 -20.00% 9
East of England +14 18 £325 -18.75% 3
East Midlands +3 10 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -10 9 £363 +34.25% 7
North West - 2 £298 - 2
West Midlands - - - - 2
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 306 (100.00%) Linux
2 150 (49.02%) Red Hat
3 131 (42.81%) UNIX
4 103 (33.66%) Python
5 102 (33.33%) Puppet
6 99 (32.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 84 (27.45%) Perl
8 82 (26.80%) VMware
9 66 (21.57%) Windows
10 64 (20.92%) DevOps
11 59 (19.28%) Shell Script
12 57 (18.63%) Ruby
13 56 (18.30%) Bash Shell
13 56 (18.30%) MySQL
14 55 (17.97%) Apache
15 52 (16.99%) DNS
16 51 (16.67%) Configuration Management
17 50 (16.34%) Opscode Chef
18 48 (15.69%) TCP/IP
19 42 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
19 42 (13.73%) Oracle
20 40 (13.07%) CentOS
21 39 (12.75%) Java
21 39 (12.75%) Tomcat
22 38 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
23 37 (12.09%) ITIL
24 36 (11.76%) SQL
24 36 (11.76%) Active Directory
25 35 (11.44%) DHCP
26 34 (11.11%) Git (software)

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (17.97%) Apache
2 39 (12.75%) Tomcat
3 19 (6.21%) IIS
4 13 (4.25%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.61%) nginx
5 8 (2.61%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.29%) JBoss
6 7 (2.29%) Confluence
6 7 (2.29%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.63%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.31%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.65%) Zope
11 2 (0.65%) Plone
11 2 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.65%) Liferay
12 1 (0.33%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.96%) Tridion
2 5 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.98%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.59%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.29%) Heroku
4 6 (1.96%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.31%) SaaS
7 3 (0.98%) IaaS
8 1 (0.33%) PaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.33%) Engine Yard
8 1 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.33%) Route 53
8 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 52 (16.99%) DNS
2 48 (15.69%) TCP/IP
3 35 (11.44%) DHCP
4 24 (7.84%) Firewall
5 23 (7.52%) SAN
6 16 (5.23%) LDAP
7 12 (3.92%) HTTP
8 8 (2.61%) FTP
9 7 (2.29%) Multicast
10 6 (1.96%) LAN
10 6 (1.96%) WAN
11 5 (1.63%) Internet
11 5 (1.63%) SSL
11 5 (1.63%) iSCSI
11 5 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.31%) NAS
12 4 (1.31%) SSH
12 4 (1.31%) SMTP
12 4 (1.31%) VPN
12 4 (1.31%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (18.30%) MySQL
2 19 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.61%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.61%) Big Data
7 6 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.63%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (1.31%) HBase
9 4 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.31%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.98%) Voldemort
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 28 (9.15%) Jenkins
3 21 (6.86%) Subversion
4 15 (4.90%) JIRA
5 14 (4.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (3.92%) Maven
7 7 (2.29%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.29%) Gerrit
8 5 (1.63%) Hudson
8 5 (1.63%) GitLab
9 2 (0.65%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.65%) Gradle
9 2 (0.65%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.65%) Ant
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.33%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (0.33%) BitKeeper
General
1 26 (8.50%) Finance
2 21 (6.86%) Retail
3 13 (4.25%) Banking
4 12 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.61%) Electronics
6 7 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.96%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.63%) Marketing
8 5 (1.63%) Games
8 5 (1.63%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.98%) Law
10 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Front Office
11 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.84%) Web Services
2 22 (7.19%) LAMP
3 10 (3.27%) Middleware
4 9 (2.94%) XML
5 8 (2.61%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (2.29%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (1.96%) Rendezvous
7 6 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.96%) HTML
7 6 (1.96%) .NET
8 5 (1.63%) libvirt
9 2 (0.65%) Qt Quick
9 2 (0.65%) Django
9 2 (0.65%) Qt
9 2 (0.65%) HTML5
9 2 (0.65%) JSON
9 2 (0.65%) GStreamer
9 2 (0.65%) QML
9 2 (0.65%) OpenGL
9 2 (0.65%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.50%) Clustering
2 16 (5.23%) Open Source
2 16 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.61%) Fixed Income
4 7 (2.29%) Wiki
4 7 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (2.29%) DTV
5 6 (1.96%) Replication
5 6 (1.96%) STB
6 5 (1.63%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.63%) Online Games
6 5 (1.63%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.31%) Device Driver
8 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.65%) CESG
9 2 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 306 (100.00%) Linux
2 131 (42.81%) UNIX
3 99 (32.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 66 (21.57%) Windows
5 40 (13.07%) CentOS
6 33 (10.78%) Ubuntu
7 29 (9.48%) Solaris
7 29 (9.48%) Debian
8 15 (4.90%) AIX
9 14 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (4.25%) Embedded Linux
11 10 (3.27%) SUSE
11 10 (3.27%) HPUX
12 9 (2.94%) Mac OS X
12 9 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (2.61%) Fedora
14 7 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (2.29%) Windows 7
15 5 (1.63%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.92%) DevOps
2 51 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 37 (12.09%) ITIL
4 26 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (7.19%) Performance Tuning
6 21 (6.86%) Project Management
7 20 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (5.23%) Load Balancing
9 14 (4.58%) E-Commerce
10 12 (3.92%) Software Engineering
11 11 (3.59%) Service Delivery
11 11 (3.59%) Low Latency
12 10 (3.27%) Kernel Tuning
12 10 (3.27%) High Availability
12 10 (3.27%) Release Management
12 10 (3.27%) Change Management
12 10 (3.27%) SOA
13 9 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (2.94%) Migration
13 9 (2.94%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 103 (33.66%) Python
2 84 (27.45%) Perl
3 59 (19.28%) Shell Script
4 57 (18.63%) Ruby
5 56 (18.30%) Bash Shell
6 39 (12.75%) Java
7 36 (11.76%) SQL
8 26 (8.50%) C
9 24 (7.84%) C++
10 22 (7.19%) PHP
10 22 (7.19%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.94%) JavaScript
12 7 (2.29%) Korn
13 6 (1.96%) Embedded C
13 6 (1.96%) VBScript
14 4 (1.31%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.65%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.65%) Groovy
16 1 (0.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 33 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.92%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.59%) RHCE
5 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.31%) HNC
5 4 (1.31%) MCSE
5 4 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.31%) RHCA
6 3 (0.98%) RHCSA
6 3 (0.98%) CCNA
6 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.98%) Degree
7 2 (0.65%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.65%) LPIC
7 2 (0.65%) SCSA
8 1 (0.33%) CCA
8 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.29%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) ISO 14001
2 3 (0.98%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 27 (8.82%) vSphere
4 18 (5.88%) Samba
5 15 (4.90%) NFS
6 14 (4.58%) Xen
7 13 (4.25%) Hyper-V
8 11 (3.59%) Docker
9 9 (2.94%) iptables
10 6 (1.96%) OCFS2
10 6 (1.96%) Postfix
10 6 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.96%) Terminal Server
10 6 (1.96%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.63%) Sendmail
11 5 (1.63%) GlusterFS
11 5 (1.63%) GFS2
11 5 (1.63%) Varnish
12 4 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 102 (33.33%) Puppet
2 50 (16.34%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (8.50%) Nagios
4 18 (5.88%) Ansible
5 12 (3.92%) SELinux
6 10 (3.27%) NetBackup
6 10 (3.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (2.94%) Cobbler
8 7 (2.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (1.96%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.96%) Salt
10 5 (1.63%) yum
10 5 (1.63%) Graphite
11 4 (1.31%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.31%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.98%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.98%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.98%) Icinga
12 3 (0.98%) Ganeti
12 3 (0.98%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 150 (49.02%) Red Hat
2 82 (26.80%) VMware
3 42 (13.73%) Oracle
4 32 (10.46%) HP
5 22 (7.19%) Microsoft
5 22 (7.19%) Sun
6 19 (6.21%) Cisco
7 14 (4.58%) Veritas
8 12 (3.92%) Remedy
9 10 (3.27%) NetApp
9 10 (3.27%) EMC
9 10 (3.27%) IBM
10 9 (2.94%) Infoblox
11 8 (2.61%) Splunk
12 7 (2.29%) Citrix
13 6 (1.96%) McAfee
13 6 (1.96%) eSpeed
13 6 (1.96%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.96%) Reuters
13 6 (1.96%) MarketAxess
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