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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 454 417 423
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 141 155 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 102 96
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+18.21% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £38.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-42.00% +11.11%
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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -9 72 £425 -5.55% 37
South West -10 21 £425 +6.25% 4
South East -20 20 £425 +30.76% 12
East of England +7 12 £415 +18.57% 11
Yorkshire -16 10 £413 +122.97% 4
North West -25 3 £320 +14.28% 4
East Midlands 0 1 - - 2
West Midlands -2 1 £350 - 2
North East -28 1 - - 1
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 318 (100.00%) Linux
2 168 (52.83%) Red Hat
3 118 (37.11%) Puppet
4 113 (35.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 87 (27.36%) Python
6 86 (27.04%) DevOps
7 85 (26.73%) VMware
8 76 (23.90%) Perl
9 73 (22.96%) Windows
10 71 (22.33%) UNIX
11 66 (20.75%) Configuration Management
12 64 (20.13%) Apache
13 55 (17.30%) MySQL
14 51 (16.04%) Oracle
14 51 (16.04%) CentOS
15 50 (15.72%) Bash Shell
16 47 (14.78%) Opscode Chef
16 47 (14.78%) Tomcat
17 43 (13.52%) Security Cleared
18 42 (13.21%) Git (software)
18 42 (13.21%) DNS
19 41 (12.89%) TCP/IP
19 41 (12.89%) Shell Script
19 41 (12.89%) Jenkins
20 39 (12.26%) Solaris
21 36 (11.32%) Active Directory
21 36 (11.32%) C++
21 36 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
22 35 (11.01%) Java
23 34 (10.69%) C

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (20.13%) Apache
2 47 (14.78%) Tomcat
3 19 (5.97%) WebLogic
4 17 (5.35%) IIS
5 9 (2.83%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.83%) Confluence
5 9 (2.83%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.57%) JBoss
7 5 (1.57%) nginx
8 4 (1.26%) Zope
8 4 (1.26%) Plone
9 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.94%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.63%) Liferay
10 2 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.63%) WordPress
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.31%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (2.20%) Tridion
2 4 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.31%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.26%) IaaS
4 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.63%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Heroku
6 1 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.21%) DNS
2 41 (12.89%) TCP/IP
3 24 (7.55%) DHCP
4 17 (5.35%) HTTP
4 17 (5.35%) LDAP
4 17 (5.35%) SAN
5 16 (5.03%) Firewall
6 12 (3.77%) SSL
7 10 (3.14%) LAN
7 10 (3.14%) WAN
8 5 (1.57%) FTP
8 5 (1.57%) IPv4
8 5 (1.57%) Internet
8 5 (1.57%) Network Security
9 4 (1.26%) VPN
9 4 (1.26%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.26%) SMTP
10 3 (0.94%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.94%) NAS
10 3 (0.94%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.30%) MySQL
2 23 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.26%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.26%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (0.94%) Redis
5 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.63%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.31%) Big Data
7 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.31%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 42 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 41 (12.89%) Jenkins
3 23 (7.23%) JIRA
4 21 (6.60%) Subversion
5 14 (4.40%) Maven
6 13 (4.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (2.83%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.52%) Hudson
9 6 (1.89%) Gerrit
10 4 (1.26%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.94%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.63%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.63%) Gradle
12 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.63%) Ant
13 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.31%) JMeter
13 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (9.43%) Finance
2 16 (5.03%) Banking
3 10 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.83%) Retail
5 8 (2.52%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.89%) Electronics
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.94%) Advertising
7 3 (0.94%) Marketing
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.49%) Web Services
2 18 (5.66%) Middleware
3 12 (3.77%) HTML
4 11 (3.46%) LAMP
5 7 (2.20%) HTML5
6 6 (1.89%) XML
7 5 (1.57%) OpenGL
7 5 (1.57%) Qt
7 5 (1.57%) GStreamer
8 4 (1.26%) .NET
9 3 (0.94%) Rendezvous
9 3 (0.94%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.94%) QML
9 3 (0.94%) Qt Quick
9 3 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.63%) Memcached
10 2 (0.63%) Django
11 1 (0.31%) RESTful
11 1 (0.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.35%) Clustering
4 10 (3.14%) Replication
5 9 (2.83%) Wiki
6 6 (1.89%) STB
7 5 (1.57%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.57%) MPEG
8 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.26%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.94%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.94%) Eurex
9 3 (0.94%) DTV
9 3 (0.94%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.63%) NHS
10 2 (0.63%) HACMP
10 2 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 318 (100.00%) Linux
2 113 (35.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 73 (22.96%) Windows
4 71 (22.33%) UNIX
5 51 (16.04%) CentOS
6 39 (12.26%) Solaris
7 29 (9.12%) Ubuntu
8 27 (8.49%) Embedded Linux
9 23 (7.23%) Debian
10 13 (4.09%) SUSE
10 13 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (3.46%) Fedora
12 11 (3.46%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (3.14%) HPUX
14 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (1.57%) Windows 8
16 4 (1.26%) AIX
17 3 (0.94%) VMS
17 3 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (27.04%) DevOps
2 66 (20.75%) Configuration Management
3 34 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (6.92%) ITIL
6 18 (5.66%) Project Management
6 18 (5.66%) Open Source
7 17 (5.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (4.40%) Software Engineering
10 13 (4.09%) Scrum
11 12 (3.77%) E-Commerce
12 11 (3.46%) Migration
13 9 (2.83%) SOA
13 9 (2.83%) Kernel Tuning
14 8 (2.52%) Low Latency
14 8 (2.52%) Performance Monitoring
15 7 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (2.20%) Change Management
15 7 (2.20%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 87 (27.36%) Python
2 76 (23.90%) Perl
3 50 (15.72%) Bash Shell
4 41 (12.89%) Shell Script
5 36 (11.32%) C++
6 35 (11.01%) Java
7 34 (10.69%) C
8 31 (9.75%) PHP
9 30 (9.43%) Ruby
10 19 (5.97%) SQL
11 15 (4.72%) PowerShell
12 11 (3.46%) JavaScript
13 10 (3.14%) Embedded C
14 7 (2.20%) Embedded C++
15 5 (1.57%) VBScript
16 3 (0.94%) C#
16 3 (0.94%) Korn
17 2 (0.63%) Groovy
18 1 (0.31%) Lua
Qualifications
1 43 (13.52%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.18%) SC Cleared
2 26 (8.18%) RHCE
3 19 (5.97%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.57%) MCDST
4 5 (1.57%) MCTS
4 5 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.26%) LPIC
5 4 (1.26%) MCSE
5 4 (1.26%) MCSA
6 3 (0.94%) Degree
7 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) CCNP
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.83%) QA
2 4 (1.26%) SLA
3 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.86%) vSphere
4 15 (4.72%) Docker
5 14 (4.40%) Hyper-V
5 14 (4.40%) Samba
6 13 (4.09%) VMware ESX
7 10 (3.14%) iptables
8 9 (2.83%) Varnish
9 8 (2.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (2.20%) NFS
10 7 (2.20%) Terminal Server
10 7 (2.20%) Squid
10 7 (2.20%) KVM
11 5 (1.57%) Firmware
11 5 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.26%) Gluster
12 4 (1.26%) Xen
12 4 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 118 (37.11%) Puppet
2 47 (14.78%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (5.35%) Vagrant
4 16 (5.03%) Ansible
5 13 (4.09%) yum
5 13 (4.09%) Nagios
6 12 (3.77%) Red Hat Satellite
7 9 (2.83%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.52%) Oracle ZFS
9 6 (1.89%) SELinux
10 5 (1.57%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.57%) Salt
10 5 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (1.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (1.26%) Zenoss
12 3 (0.94%) Plesk
12 3 (0.94%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.94%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.94%) Rsyslog
12 3 (0.94%) cPanel
Vendors
1 168 (52.83%) Red Hat
2 85 (26.73%) VMware
3 51 (16.04%) Oracle
4 33 (10.38%) Microsoft
5 31 (9.75%) HP
6 22 (6.92%) Cisco
6 22 (6.92%) Sun
7 13 (4.09%) IBM
8 11 (3.46%) EMC
9 10 (3.14%) Symantec
10 9 (2.83%) Infoblox
11 8 (2.52%) Rackspace
11 8 (2.52%) McAfee
11 8 (2.52%) Veritas
12 7 (2.20%) TOWER Software
12 7 (2.20%) Splunk
13 6 (1.89%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.89%) NetApp
14 5 (1.57%) hybris
14 5 (1.57%) WorldPay
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