The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 275 343 334
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 417 308 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.62% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 195 228
Median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £33.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -32.50%
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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +75 244 £500 +17.64% 76
South East +30 72 £425 +6.25% 47
North East +6 31 £315 +22.33% 1
North West +26 18 £425 -2.85% 16
Yorkshire +12 18 £500 +15.94% 11
East of England -2 12 £375 -9.09% 16
South West -2 9 £506 +76.08% 14
East Midlands -5 7 £375 -16.66% 3
West Midlands -25 6 £475 +35.71% 2
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 894 (100.00%) Linux
2 436 (48.77%) Puppet
3 425 (47.54%) DevOps
4 336 (37.58%) Red Hat
5 329 (36.80%) Python
6 265 (29.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 248 (27.74%) Unix
8 221 (24.72%) Perl
9 212 (23.71%) Bash Shell
10 202 (22.60%) Amazon AWS
11 197 (22.04%) Opscode Chef
12 188 (21.03%) Jenkins
13 187 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
14 186 (20.81%) Ansible
15 181 (20.25%) VMware
16 170 (19.02%) Ruby
17 157 (17.56%) Apache
18 153 (17.11%) Windows
18 153 (17.11%) Java
19 148 (16.55%) Configuration Management
20 145 (16.22%) Finance
21 141 (15.77%) CentOS
22 127 (14.21%) Docker
23 125 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
24 120 (13.42%) Git (software)
25 119 (13.31%) Open Source
26 118 (13.20%) Oracle
27 116 (12.98%) MySQL
28 115 (12.86%) Tomcat
29 110 (12.30%) Security Cleared

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 157 (17.56%) Apache
2 115 (12.86%) Tomcat
3 79 (8.84%) OpenStack
4 51 (5.70%) Confluence
5 43 (4.81%) JBoss
6 39 (4.36%) IIS
7 30 (3.36%) nginx
7 30 (3.36%) WebLogic
8 23 (2.57%) Jetty
8 23 (2.57%) WebSphere
9 17 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (1.68%) Mongrel
11 11 (1.23%) SAS
12 7 (0.78%) iPlanet
12 7 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
13 6 (0.67%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.56%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.56%) WildFly
15 4 (0.45%) Drupal
15 4 (0.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.12%) MS Office
3 8 (0.89%) HipChat
4 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 202 (22.60%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
3 29 (3.24%) PaaS
4 27 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (2.80%) SaaS
6 22 (2.46%) GitHub
7 20 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (2.01%) Amazon S3
9 14 (1.57%) IaaS
10 13 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.56%) Route 53
13 4 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.45%) DigitalOcean
13 4 (0.45%) Office 365
14 3 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
14 3 (0.34%) Trello
15 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 103 (11.52%) DNS
2 86 (9.62%) TCP/IP
3 69 (7.72%) SAN
4 66 (7.38%) Firewall
5 59 (6.60%) LDAP
6 45 (5.03%) SSL
7 44 (4.92%) HTTP
8 40 (4.47%) DHCP
9 27 (3.02%) FTP
9 27 (3.02%) VPN
10 23 (2.57%) iSCSI
11 22 (2.46%) SSH
12 21 (2.35%) IPsec
13 20 (2.24%) WAN
14 18 (2.01%) Fibre Channel
14 18 (2.01%) Internet
14 18 (2.01%) SMTP
15 15 (1.68%) SNMP
16 13 (1.45%) Network Security
16 13 (1.45%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (12.98%) MySQL
2 67 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (4.81%) MongoDB
4 25 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 24 (2.68%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.24%) Hadoop
7 17 (1.90%) SQL Server
8 12 (1.34%) Big Data
9 11 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.89%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.78%) Redis
13 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.45%) DB2
14 3 (0.34%) MarkLogic
15 1 (0.11%) HBase
15 1 (0.11%) Infinispan
15 1 (0.11%) InfluxDB
15 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
15 1 (0.11%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 188 (21.03%) Jenkins
2 120 (13.42%) Git (software)
3 63 (7.05%) JIRA
4 35 (3.91%) Subversion
5 32 (3.58%) Vagrant
6 25 (2.80%) Maven
7 24 (2.68%) TeamCity
8 21 (2.35%) Hudson
8 21 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (1.90%) Ant
9 17 (1.90%) GitLab
9 17 (1.90%) Travis CI
10 15 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.12%) Artifactory
12 9 (1.01%) Gradle
13 8 (0.89%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.78%) Bundler
14 7 (0.78%) FishEye
14 7 (0.78%) SonarQube
15 6 (0.67%) ClearCase
General
1 145 (16.22%) Finance
2 52 (5.82%) Banking
3 36 (4.03%) Financial Institution
4 32 (3.58%) Retail
5 17 (1.90%) Publishing
6 15 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.34%) Front Office
8 9 (1.01%) Games
9 6 (0.67%) Electronics
9 6 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.56%) Marketing
11 3 (0.34%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Advertising
12 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.22%) Military
12 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Avionics
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (8.61%) LAMP
2 45 (5.03%) Web Services
3 28 (3.13%) Middleware
4 26 (2.91%) LAPP Stack
5 24 (2.68%) J2EE
6 20 (2.24%) LEMP Stack
7 18 (2.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 17 (1.90%) STL
9 16 (1.79%) Servlets
10 15 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (1.68%) REST
11 14 (1.57%) ELK Stack
12 12 (1.34%) ActiveMQ
12 12 (1.34%) Regular Expression
13 11 (1.23%) XML
14 10 (1.12%) Node.js
15 9 (1.01%) HTML
15 9 (1.01%) JSON
15 9 (1.01%) Spring
16 6 (0.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.84%) Clustering
2 45 (5.03%) Data Centre
3 38 (4.25%) Public Cloud
4 23 (2.57%) Hedge funds
5 21 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
8 11 (1.23%) Derivative
8 11 (1.23%) Device Driver
8 11 (1.23%) PKI
9 10 (1.12%) Wiki
10 9 (1.01%) EMC VNX
11 8 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.89%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
12 7 (0.78%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 5 (0.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 894 (100.00%) Linux
2 265 (29.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 248 (27.74%) Unix
4 153 (17.11%) Windows
5 141 (15.77%) CentOS
6 107 (11.97%) Ubuntu
7 73 (8.17%) Solaris
8 52 (5.82%) Windows Server
9 47 (5.26%) AIX
10 43 (4.81%) Debian
11 19 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (2.01%) Fedora
12 18 (2.01%) SUSE
13 15 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
13 15 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (1.45%) Mac OS
15 12 (1.34%) HPUX
16 8 (0.89%) Android
17 7 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (47.54%) DevOps
2 187 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (16.55%) Configuration Management
4 125 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
5 119 (13.31%) Open Source
6 106 (11.86%) ITIL
7 76 (8.50%) High Availability
8 64 (7.16%) Software Engineering
9 63 (7.05%) Service Delivery
10 55 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
11 45 (5.03%) Migration
12 40 (4.47%) Scrum
13 39 (4.36%) Patch Management
14 38 (4.25%) E-Commerce
15 35 (3.91%) Load Balancing
16 26 (2.91%) Web Operations
17 25 (2.80%) Compliance Management
18 22 (2.46%) Project Management
19 21 (2.35%) Multithreading
20 20 (2.24%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 329 (36.80%) Python
2 221 (24.72%) Perl
3 212 (23.71%) Bash Shell
4 170 (19.02%) Ruby
5 153 (17.11%) Java
6 101 (11.30%) Shell Script
7 65 (7.27%) C++
8 63 (7.05%) SQL
9 61 (6.82%) C
10 56 (6.26%) PHP
11 41 (4.59%) PowerShell
12 33 (3.69%) JavaScript
13 26 (2.91%) Korn
14 24 (2.68%) Go
15 12 (1.34%) C-shell
16 7 (0.78%) Embedded C
16 7 (0.78%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.67%) C#
18 5 (0.56%) Embedded C++
18 5 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 110 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 63 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 57 (6.38%) RHCE
4 41 (4.59%) Degree
5 29 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (2.68%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.45%) RHCA
8 9 (1.01%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.78%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.45%) RHCT
11 3 (0.34%) CCNA
11 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.22%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.22%) CCDA
12 2 (0.22%) CCIE
12 2 (0.22%) CCNP
12 2 (0.22%) CISSP
12 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.24%) SLA
2 18 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.01%) QA
6 1 (0.11%) GCP
6 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
System Software
1 127 (14.21%) Docker
2 108 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (6.04%) KVM
4 38 (4.25%) Active Directory
5 34 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (3.47%) vSphere
7 25 (2.80%) NFS
7 25 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (2.68%) GlusterFS
8 24 (2.68%) Samba
9 22 (2.46%) GFS2
9 22 (2.46%) OCFS2
10 21 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
11 20 (2.24%) iptables
12 18 (2.01%) Squid
13 16 (1.79%) Hyper-V
13 16 (1.79%) Xen
14 15 (1.68%) vCloud
15 14 (1.57%) VMware ESX
16 13 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 436 (48.77%) Puppet
2 197 (22.04%) Opscode Chef
3 186 (20.81%) Ansible
4 67 (7.49%) Nagios
5 46 (5.15%) Terraform
6 35 (3.91%) Salt
7 31 (3.47%) CFEngine
8 30 (3.36%) Kubernetes
9 27 (3.02%) Packer
10 26 (2.91%) SELinux
11 23 (2.57%) HAProxy
12 22 (2.46%) Failover Clustering
13 21 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
14 17 (1.90%) Red Hat Satellite
15 16 (1.79%) logstash
16 15 (1.68%) ZABBIX
17 14 (1.57%) Cacti
17 14 (1.57%) Kibana
18 13 (1.45%) yum
19 12 (1.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 336 (37.58%) Red Hat
2 181 (20.25%) VMware
3 118 (13.20%) Oracle
4 73 (8.17%) HP
5 52 (5.82%) Cisco
6 44 (4.92%) EMC
6 44 (4.92%) Microsoft
7 37 (4.14%) IBM
8 32 (3.58%) NetApp
9 31 (3.47%) Atlassian
10 25 (2.80%) Veritas
11 22 (2.46%) Splunk
12 20 (2.24%) F5
13 17 (1.90%) Sun
14 16 (1.79%) Citrix
15 12 (1.34%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.23%) Google
17 10 (1.12%) New Relic
17 10 (1.12%) Rackspace
18 9 (1.01%) Juniper
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