The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 356 289 314
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 67 126 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.52% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 100 54
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £330 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £305 £353
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -13.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-42.64% -9.33%
Linux Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21920 22774 20632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.32% 93.19% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15790 15744 13757
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 372 536
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Engineer across the London region.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer across the London region.

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
City of London 0 7 £320 -20.00% 7
Surbiton - - - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Linux
2 75 (50.68%) Puppet
3 69 (46.62%) Python
4 68 (45.95%) UNIX
5 61 (41.22%) Red Hat
6 58 (39.19%) VMware
7 53 (35.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 50 (33.78%) Ruby
9 46 (31.08%) Perl
10 41 (27.70%) Oracle
11 40 (27.03%) Bash Shell
12 39 (26.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (24.32%) DevOps
14 34 (22.97%) Windows
15 33 (22.30%) Finance
16 32 (21.62%) Apache
17 29 (19.59%) DNS
17 29 (19.59%) Clustering
18 28 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
19 26 (17.57%) Configuration Management
20 25 (16.89%) ITIL
20 25 (16.89%) JIRA
20 25 (16.89%) Opscode Chef
21 24 (16.22%) Amazon EC2
21 24 (16.22%) MySQL
22 23 (15.54%) Java
22 23 (15.54%) WebLogic
22 23 (15.54%) CentOS
22 23 (15.54%) SELinux
23 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 32 (21.62%) Apache
2 23 (15.54%) WebLogic
3 19 (12.84%) WebSphere
3 19 (12.84%) Tomcat
4 12 (8.11%) IIS
5 11 (7.43%) JBoss
6 7 (4.73%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (4.73%) MS Exchange
7 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (3.38%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.70%) OpenStack
10 3 (2.03%) nginx
11 2 (1.35%) Zimbra
12 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.68%) Mule
12 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.68%) CMS
Business Applications
1 15 (10.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (16.22%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.03%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Route 53
4 1 (0.68%) Office 365
4 1 (0.68%) Heroku
4 1 (0.68%) Engine Yard
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.59%) DNS
2 21 (14.19%) DHCP
3 19 (12.84%) LDAP
4 18 (12.16%) TCP/IP
5 14 (9.46%) Firewall
6 7 (4.73%) Multicast
6 7 (4.73%) BIG-IP
6 7 (4.73%) SAN
6 7 (4.73%) Intranet
7 6 (4.05%) iSCSI
8 5 (3.38%) FTP
8 5 (3.38%) HTTP
9 4 (2.70%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (2.03%) VPN
11 2 (1.35%) OSPF
11 2 (1.35%) BGP
11 2 (1.35%) SMTP
11 2 (1.35%) VLAN
11 2 (1.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.22%) MySQL
2 19 (12.84%) Oracle Exadata
3 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.05%) Big Data
5 4 (2.70%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.03%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.35%) Redis
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.68%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.68%) KDB
8 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (16.89%) JIRA
2 16 (10.81%) Subversion
3 14 (9.46%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.68%) Hudson
5 1 (0.68%) GCC
5 1 (0.68%) GDB
5 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (22.30%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Financial Institution
3 15 (10.14%) Banking
4 12 (8.11%) Investment Banking
5 9 (6.08%) Games
6 8 (5.41%) Front Office
7 4 (2.70%) Retail
8 3 (2.03%) Law
9 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.68%) Electronics
10 1 (0.68%) Advertising
10 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.84%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (10.14%) Middleware
3 8 (5.41%) Web Services
4 7 (4.73%) Java EE
4 7 (4.73%) WCF
4 7 (4.73%) .NET
5 6 (4.05%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (3.38%) HTML
6 5 (3.38%) Rendezvous
7 3 (2.03%) LAMP
7 3 (2.03%) OAuth
7 3 (2.03%) XML
8 2 (1.35%) JSON
9 1 (0.68%) MCollective
9 1 (0.68%) REST
9 1 (0.68%) Java SE
9 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.59%) Clustering
2 21 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.81%) Hedge funds
4 9 (6.08%) Online Games
5 6 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (4.05%) Wiki
5 6 (4.05%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.05%) Open Source
6 5 (3.38%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.03%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.35%) Equities
9 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.68%) New Media
9 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.68%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Linux
2 68 (45.95%) UNIX
3 53 (35.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (22.97%) Windows
5 23 (15.54%) CentOS
5 23 (15.54%) SELinux
6 18 (12.16%) Ubuntu
7 14 (9.46%) Debian
8 11 (7.43%) Solaris
9 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (3.38%) SUSE
11 4 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (2.03%) AIX
13 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.35%) HPUX
13 2 (1.35%) Fedora
13 2 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.35%) Scientific Linux
14 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.32%) DevOps
2 26 (17.57%) Configuration Management
3 25 (16.89%) ITIL
4 19 (12.84%) SOA
5 14 (9.46%) Capacity Management
5 14 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 12 (8.11%) Release Management
7 9 (6.08%) Workflow
8 8 (5.41%) Kernel Tuning
8 8 (5.41%) Low Latency
9 7 (4.73%) Server Monitoring
9 7 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.73%) Electronic Trading
9 7 (4.73%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.05%) Project Management
10 6 (4.05%) Kanban
10 6 (4.05%) Scrum
11 5 (3.38%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 69 (46.62%) Python
2 50 (33.78%) Ruby
3 46 (31.08%) Perl
4 40 (27.03%) Bash Shell
5 23 (15.54%) Java
6 21 (14.19%) Shell Script
7 12 (8.11%) PHP
8 11 (7.43%) SQL
9 10 (6.76%) PowerShell
10 7 (4.73%) VB
11 6 (4.05%) C
12 5 (3.38%) C++
13 2 (1.35%) C#
13 2 (1.35%) Korn
13 2 (1.35%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.68%) XPath
14 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.68%) VBScript
14 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.73%) RHCSA
2 7 (4.73%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.38%) RHCE
4 3 (2.03%) Degree
5 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.35%) MCSE
5 2 (1.35%) CCNA
5 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.35%) SLA
1 2 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 39 (26.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (14.19%) Active Directory
3 20 (13.51%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (9.46%) NFS
5 10 (6.76%) vSphere
6 9 (6.08%) Xen
7 8 (5.41%) VMware ESX
8 6 (4.05%) vCloud
9 5 (3.38%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.03%) Docker
10 3 (2.03%) XenServer
11 2 (1.35%) Postfix
11 2 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (1.35%) Squid
11 2 (1.35%) KVM
12 1 (0.68%) Corosync
12 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.68%) RHEV
12 1 (0.68%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 75 (50.68%) Puppet
2 25 (16.89%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (13.51%) Nagios
4 15 (10.14%) Cobbler
5 12 (8.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 8 (5.41%) BladeLogic
7 7 (4.73%) ITRS Geneos
7 7 (4.73%) Ansible
7 7 (4.73%) Control-M
8 6 (4.05%) Opsview
9 5 (3.38%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.70%) CFEngine
11 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (2.03%) Cacti
11 3 (2.03%) SCCM
11 3 (2.03%) SCOM
12 2 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (1.35%) YUM
12 2 (1.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 61 (41.22%) Red Hat
2 58 (39.19%) VMware
3 41 (27.70%) Oracle
4 20 (13.51%) Remedy
4 20 (13.51%) IBM
5 11 (7.43%) Infoblox
6 10 (6.76%) HP
6 10 (6.76%) Veritas
7 9 (6.08%) Splunk
8 8 (5.41%) Microsoft
9 7 (4.73%) Altiris
9 7 (4.73%) Cisco
9 7 (4.73%) EMC
10 5 (3.38%) MarketAxess
10 5 (3.38%) Citrix
10 5 (3.38%) Dell
10 5 (3.38%) eSpeed
10 5 (3.38%) Reuters
10 5 (3.38%) McAfee
10 5 (3.38%) TIBCO
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