The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 411 421 421
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 154 136 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 98 71
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 18
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45617 43185 49090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.64% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28196 25932 28031
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1837 1975 2545
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Linux Engineer
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 -12 79 £450 +9.75% 35
South East +2 30 £325 -7.14% 11
South West -19 23 £400 -15.78% 5
West Midlands -6 6 £350 +70.73%
East of England -34 4 £350 +0.71% 3
Yorkshire +3 3 £185 -41.96% 2
North East - 3 £363 - 1
North West -4 2 £280 +1.81%
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
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Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 259 (100.00%) Linux
2 110 (42.47%) Red Hat
3 109 (42.08%) Puppet
4 88 (33.98%) VMware
5 86 (33.20%) DevOps
6 76 (29.34%) Python
7 72 (27.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 70 (27.03%) Apache
8 70 (27.03%) UNIX
8 70 (27.03%) Oracle
9 66 (25.48%) Perl
10 65 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
11 64 (24.71%) Bash Shell
12 59 (22.78%) Ruby
13 47 (18.15%) Ubuntu
14 46 (17.76%) Windows
15 45 (17.37%) MySQL
16 44 (16.99%) CentOS
17 42 (16.22%) Java
18 40 (15.44%) Configuration Management
19 37 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
20 36 (13.90%) WebLogic
20 36 (13.90%) Finance
21 35 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
22 33 (12.74%) Firewall
22 33 (12.74%) LAMP
23 32 (12.36%) DNS
23 32 (12.36%) IBM
23 32 (12.36%) Security Cleared
24 31 (11.97%) Amazon AWS

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 70 (27.03%) Apache
2 36 (13.90%) WebLogic
3 23 (8.88%) Tomcat
4 22 (8.49%) WebSphere
4 22 (8.49%) nginx
5 9 (3.47%) IIS
6 7 (2.70%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.32%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.93%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (1.93%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.93%) Confluence
9 4 (1.54%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.54%) Node.js
10 3 (1.16%) MediaWiki
10 3 (1.16%) Drupal
10 3 (1.16%) Moodle
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (7.72%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (8.88%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.77%) PaaS
4 2 (0.77%) Joyent
4 2 (0.77%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Office 365
5 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.74%) Firewall
2 32 (12.36%) DNS
3 31 (11.97%) LDAP
4 22 (8.49%) VPN
5 10 (3.86%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.47%) SAN
6 9 (3.47%) DHCP
7 8 (3.09%) SSH
8 7 (2.70%) iSCSI
9 6 (2.32%) LAN
10 5 (1.93%) WAN
10 5 (1.93%) Intranet
10 5 (1.93%) OSPF
10 5 (1.93%) BGP
10 5 (1.93%) SNMP
10 5 (1.93%) Network Security
10 5 (1.93%) BIG-IP
11 4 (1.54%) IPsec
12 3 (1.16%) VLAN
12 3 (1.16%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.37%) MySQL
2 29 (11.20%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (7.72%) Oracle Exadata
4 10 (3.86%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.47%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.47%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.77%) Redis
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.39%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.39%) Big Data
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.39%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 28 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 27 (10.42%) JIRA
3 24 (9.27%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.41%) Subversion
5 8 (3.09%) Hudson
6 4 (1.54%) Maven
7 2 (0.77%) Ant
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.39%) GCC
8 1 (0.39%) GDB
8 1 (0.39%) Automake
8 1 (0.39%) Gradle
8 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 36 (13.90%) Finance
2 20 (7.72%) Banking
3 17 (6.56%) Financial Institution
4 13 (5.02%) Games
5 9 (3.47%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.70%) Front Office
7 5 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.16%) Electronics
8 3 (1.16%) Retail
9 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.39%) Military
10 1 (0.39%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.74%) LAMP
2 23 (8.88%) Middleware
3 22 (8.49%) WebSphere MQ
4 19 (7.34%) Web Services
5 6 (2.32%) .NET
6 5 (1.93%) CSS
6 5 (1.93%) Java EE
6 5 (1.93%) HTML
6 5 (1.93%) WCF
7 4 (1.54%) Software Packaging
8 3 (1.16%) OAuth
8 3 (1.16%) JSON
8 3 (1.16%) SOAP
8 3 (1.16%) XML
8 3 (1.16%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.77%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.77%) WebCenter
10 1 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.39%) REST
10 1 (0.39%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.04%) Clustering
2 17 (6.56%) Hedge funds
3 13 (5.02%) Online Games
4 9 (3.47%) Open Source
5 6 (2.32%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.93%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.54%) STB
7 4 (1.54%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.16%) Wiki
8 3 (1.16%) VLE
8 3 (1.16%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.77%) Handset
9 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.77%) NHS
9 2 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.39%) New Media
10 1 (0.39%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 259 (100.00%) Linux
2 72 (27.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 70 (27.03%) UNIX
4 47 (18.15%) Ubuntu
5 46 (17.76%) Windows
6 44 (16.99%) CentOS
7 29 (11.20%) Debian
8 22 (8.49%) SELinux
9 19 (7.34%) Solaris
10 18 (6.95%) Oracle Linux
11 15 (5.79%) Embedded Linux
12 12 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (3.09%) Scientific Linux
15 7 (2.70%) SUSE
16 5 (1.93%) AIX
17 4 (1.54%) Fedora
18 3 (1.16%) Windows XP
19 2 (0.77%) HPUX
19 2 (0.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.20%) DevOps
2 40 (15.44%) Configuration Management
3 35 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (9.65%) SOA
6 21 (8.11%) Software Engineering
7 20 (7.72%) Build Automation
8 19 (7.34%) ITIL
9 15 (5.79%) Scrum
10 13 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (3.86%) Load Balancing
11 10 (3.86%) Problem Management
12 9 (3.47%) Workflow
12 9 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (3.47%) Capacity Management
13 7 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (2.70%) Kanban
14 6 (2.32%) Unit Testing
14 6 (2.32%) Release Management
15 5 (1.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 76 (29.34%) Python
2 66 (25.48%) Perl
3 64 (24.71%) Bash Shell
4 59 (22.78%) Ruby
5 42 (16.22%) Java
6 28 (10.81%) PHP
7 22 (8.49%) Shell Script
8 20 (7.72%) C
9 15 (5.79%) SQL
9 15 (5.79%) C++
10 8 (3.09%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.70%) JavaScript
12 6 (2.32%) Scala
13 5 (1.93%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.93%) VB
13 5 (1.93%) Embedded C
13 5 (1.93%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.54%) Korn
14 4 (1.54%) Bourne shell
15 3 (1.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.32%) RHCE
4 5 (1.93%) Degree
5 3 (1.16%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.77%) RHCA
6 2 (0.77%) MCSE
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.16%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 65 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (9.27%) Oracle RAC
3 22 (8.49%) Active Directory
4 19 (7.34%) XenServer
5 17 (6.56%) NFS
6 16 (6.18%) Postfix
7 12 (4.63%) Xen
7 12 (4.63%) Samba
8 9 (3.47%) vSphere
9 8 (3.09%) Sendmail
9 8 (3.09%) KVM
10 7 (2.70%) vCloud
11 6 (2.32%) VMware ESX
12 5 (1.93%) Squid
13 4 (1.54%) Hyper-V
13 4 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.16%) Docker
15 2 (0.77%) XenApp
15 2 (0.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 109 (42.08%) Puppet
2 37 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (6.95%) Nagios
4 14 (5.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 11 (4.25%) Opsview
6 10 (3.86%) Cobbler
6 10 (3.86%) YUM
7 9 (3.47%) Salt
8 7 (2.70%) Vagrant
8 7 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (2.70%) Control-M
8 7 (2.70%) ZABBIX
9 6 (2.32%) BladeLogic
9 6 (2.32%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.93%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (1.54%) CFEngine
12 3 (1.16%) Ansible
13 2 (0.77%) SCCM
13 2 (0.77%) SCOM
14 1 (0.39%) Cacti
Vendors
1 110 (42.47%) Red Hat
2 88 (33.98%) VMware
3 70 (27.03%) Oracle
4 32 (12.36%) IBM
5 21 (8.11%) Citrix
5 21 (8.11%) Remedy
6 18 (6.95%) Cisco
6 18 (6.95%) JBoss
7 16 (6.18%) NetApp
8 12 (4.63%) Veritas
9 10 (3.86%) Splunk
10 9 (3.47%) HP
11 8 (3.09%) Dell
11 8 (3.09%) Microsoft
12 6 (2.32%) Infoblox
13 5 (1.93%) Altiris
14 4 (1.54%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.54%) EMC
15 3 (1.16%) ATG
15 3 (1.16%) Endeca
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