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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 456 389 402
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 133 171 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 113 89
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£399 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £34.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £39.10 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -9.33%
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
46377 43815 42054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.76% 92.62% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29997 26942 24224
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1904 1934 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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 -10 69 £425 -5.55% 15
South East -43 37 £400 +6.66% 11
South West -31 11 £375 +28.20% 8
Yorkshire -11 10 £350 - 2
East Midlands +9 2 - -
North West -9 2 £400 +45.45% 3
East of England -9 2 - - 4
West Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 293 (100.00%) Linux
2 126 (43.00%) Red Hat
3 111 (37.88%) UNIX
4 110 (37.54%) Puppet
5 91 (31.06%) VMware
6 88 (30.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 85 (29.01%) Perl
8 83 (28.33%) Python
9 74 (25.26%) Windows
10 69 (23.55%) DevOps
11 64 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 64 (21.84%) Ruby
12 60 (20.48%) Bash Shell
13 57 (19.45%) Apache
14 49 (16.72%) MySQL
14 49 (16.72%) Oracle
15 48 (16.38%) DNS
15 48 (16.38%) Opscode Chef
16 45 (15.36%) Java
17 42 (14.33%) Shell Script
18 40 (13.65%) Configuration Management
19 39 (13.31%) Nagios
20 38 (12.97%) HP
21 36 (12.29%) TCP/IP
21 36 (12.29%) DHCP
22 35 (11.95%) Active Directory
23 34 (11.60%) Tomcat
23 34 (11.60%) ITIL
23 34 (11.60%) Finance
24 33 (11.26%) Debian

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 57 (19.45%) Apache
2 34 (11.60%) Tomcat
3 23 (7.85%) WebLogic
4 14 (4.78%) WebSphere
4 14 (4.78%) JBoss
5 12 (4.10%) IIS
6 8 (2.73%) OpenStack
6 8 (2.73%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (2.39%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.39%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.05%) nginx
9 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.68%) Zimbra
11 2 (0.68%) Moodle
11 2 (0.68%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.68%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.02%) Summit
2 3 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.48%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.37%) SaaS
4 3 (1.02%) PaaS
5 2 (0.68%) IaaS
5 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.34%) Heroku
6 1 (0.34%) Engine Yard
6 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.34%) Route 53
6 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.34%) Office 365
6 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (16.38%) DNS
2 36 (12.29%) TCP/IP
2 36 (12.29%) DHCP
3 30 (10.24%) Firewall
4 25 (8.53%) SAN
5 23 (7.85%) LDAP
6 10 (3.41%) VPN
7 7 (2.39%) Intranet
7 7 (2.39%) Kerberos
7 7 (2.39%) FTP
7 7 (2.39%) BIG-IP
7 7 (2.39%) iSCSI
7 7 (2.39%) Multicast
8 6 (2.05%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (2.05%) HTTP
9 5 (1.71%) SSH
9 5 (1.71%) NAS
10 4 (1.37%) SSL
11 3 (1.02%) SMTP
11 3 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (16.72%) MySQL
2 13 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.10%) Oracle Exadata
3 12 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.73%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.39%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.39%) Big Data
6 6 (2.05%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.37%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.02%) HBase
9 3 (1.02%) Voldemort
10 2 (0.68%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.34%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.34%) KDB
11 1 (0.34%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (7.85%) Git (software)
1 23 (7.85%) Subversion
2 19 (6.48%) Jenkins
3 18 (6.14%) JIRA
4 5 (1.71%) Maven
4 5 (1.71%) GitLab
5 3 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.68%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.68%) Ant
7 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.34%) GCC
7 1 (0.34%) GDB
7 1 (0.34%) Hudson
7 1 (0.34%) Gradle
General
1 34 (11.60%) Finance
2 22 (7.51%) Banking
3 13 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.10%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.07%) Games
7 8 (2.73%) Front Office
8 5 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.71%) Retail
9 4 (1.37%) Marketing
9 4 (1.37%) Electronics
10 3 (1.02%) Law
11 2 (0.68%) Legal
12 1 (0.34%) Publishing
12 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.34%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.83%) LAMP
2 19 (6.48%) Middleware
3 18 (6.14%) Web Services
4 13 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (3.41%) .NET
6 9 (3.07%) HTML
7 7 (2.39%) WCF
7 7 (2.39%) Java EE
8 6 (2.05%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (1.71%) Rendezvous
10 4 (1.37%) YUI
10 4 (1.37%) XML
10 4 (1.37%) CSS
11 3 (1.02%) OAuth
12 2 (0.68%) JSON
12 2 (0.68%) Application Packaging
12 2 (0.68%) SOAP
13 1 (0.34%) XSLT
13 1 (0.34%) Flash
13 1 (0.34%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.90%) Clustering
2 21 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.10%) Hedge funds
4 10 (3.41%) Open Source
5 9 (3.07%) Thin Client
5 9 (3.07%) Fat Client
5 9 (3.07%) Online Games
6 7 (2.39%) CESG
7 6 (2.05%) Wiki
7 6 (2.05%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.37%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.37%) DTV
8 4 (1.37%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.02%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 293 (100.00%) Linux
2 111 (37.88%) UNIX
3 88 (30.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 74 (25.26%) Windows
5 33 (11.26%) Debian
5 33 (11.26%) CentOS
6 32 (10.92%) Ubuntu
7 24 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (6.48%) Solaris
9 15 (5.12%) Windows 7
10 14 (4.78%) AIX
11 12 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (3.41%) SUSE
13 9 (3.07%) HPUX
13 9 (3.07%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (3.07%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.37%) Scientific Linux
14 4 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (23.55%) DevOps
2 40 (13.65%) Configuration Management
3 34 (11.60%) ITIL
4 21 (7.17%) Load Balancing
5 20 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (5.80%) Software Engineering
6 17 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
7 16 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (4.44%) Release Management
8 13 (4.44%) Capacity Management
9 12 (4.10%) SOA
9 12 (4.10%) Project Management
10 11 (3.75%) E-Commerce
10 11 (3.75%) Scrum
10 11 (3.75%) Workflow
10 11 (3.75%) Incident Management
11 8 (2.73%) High Availability
11 8 (2.73%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (2.73%) Kernel Tuning
11 8 (2.73%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 85 (29.01%) Perl
2 83 (28.33%) Python
3 64 (21.84%) Ruby
4 60 (20.48%) Bash Shell
5 45 (15.36%) Java
6 42 (14.33%) Shell Script
7 33 (11.26%) C
8 29 (9.90%) PHP
9 24 (8.19%) SQL
10 15 (5.12%) VB
10 15 (5.12%) PowerShell
11 14 (4.78%) C++
12 13 (4.44%) Bourne shell
13 12 (4.10%) Korn
14 8 (2.73%) JavaScript
15 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.68%) C#
17 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.34%) VBScript
17 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 31 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.78%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.44%) MCSE
4 12 (4.10%) HNC
5 10 (3.41%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.07%) CCA
6 9 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (2.73%) RHCSA
7 8 (2.73%) RHCE
8 5 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.71%) CCNA
8 5 (1.71%) Degree
9 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.34%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.05%) SLA
2 3 (1.02%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.02%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.02%) QA
2 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (11.95%) Active Directory
3 28 (9.56%) NFS
4 20 (6.83%) vSphere
5 15 (5.12%) Xen
6 13 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (3.07%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.39%) XenServer
8 7 (2.39%) Hyper-V
8 7 (2.39%) Docker
9 6 (2.05%) Postfix
9 6 (2.05%) Samba
10 4 (1.37%) KVM
10 4 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.02%) Firmware
11 3 (1.02%) Sendmail
11 3 (1.02%) Varnish
11 3 (1.02%) vCloud
11 3 (1.02%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 110 (37.54%) Puppet
2 48 (16.38%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (13.31%) Nagios
4 21 (7.17%) NetBackup
5 18 (6.14%) SELinux
6 16 (5.46%) Cobbler
7 12 (4.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 11 (3.75%) Ansible
9 8 (2.73%) BladeLogic
10 7 (2.39%) Control-M
10 7 (2.39%) yum
10 7 (2.39%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (2.05%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (2.05%) Salt
12 5 (1.71%) Graphite
13 4 (1.37%) Vagrant
13 4 (1.37%) Opsview
13 4 (1.37%) Zenoss
14 3 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 3 (1.02%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 126 (43.00%) Red Hat
2 91 (31.06%) VMware
3 49 (16.72%) Oracle
4 38 (12.97%) HP
5 23 (7.85%) EMC
6 20 (6.83%) Remedy
7 17 (5.80%) Citrix
7 17 (5.80%) Veritas
8 15 (5.12%) Altiris
8 15 (5.12%) IBM
9 14 (4.78%) Microsoft
10 11 (3.75%) Sun
11 10 (3.41%) Isilon
12 9 (3.07%) Infoblox
13 8 (2.73%) Splunk
13 8 (2.73%) Cisco
14 7 (2.39%) Symantec
15 6 (2.05%) Dell
16 5 (1.71%) McAfee
16 5 (1.71%) eSpeed
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