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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 340 337 318
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 73 83 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.35% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.37% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 55 91
Average daily rate
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£411 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.61% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.02% -5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-42.00% +17.64%
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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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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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
City of London +12 13 £350 +2.94% 8
Feltham - 7 £95 -
Chessington -2 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Linux
2 70 (46.98%) Red Hat
3 62 (41.61%) Puppet
4 55 (36.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (36.91%) DevOps
5 52 (34.90%) Python
6 41 (27.52%) VMware
7 37 (24.83%) Perl
8 32 (21.48%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (20.13%) UNIX
10 28 (18.79%) Windows
10 28 (18.79%) Bash Shell
11 27 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
12 25 (16.78%) Finance
12 25 (16.78%) Configuration Management
13 23 (15.44%) Apache
14 21 (14.09%) MySQL
14 21 (14.09%) Jenkins
15 20 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (13.42%) Ruby
16 19 (12.75%) CentOS
16 19 (12.75%) PHP
16 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
16 19 (12.75%) Docker
17 18 (12.08%) Oracle
18 17 (11.41%) Tomcat
18 17 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (11.41%) Data Centre
19 16 (10.74%) Git (software)

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 23 (15.44%) Apache
2 17 (11.41%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.37%) OpenStack
4 6 (4.03%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.36%) nginx
6 3 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.01%) IIS
6 3 (2.01%) JBoss
6 3 (2.01%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.34%) WordPress
7 2 (1.34%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.34%) Node.js
8 1 (0.67%) Liferay
8 1 (0.67%) Confluence
8 1 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.67%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Maya
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.67%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.67%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.68%) IaaS
4 3 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.34%) SaaS
5 2 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.67%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.72%) DNS
2 11 (7.38%) SAN
3 10 (6.71%) Firewall
3 10 (6.71%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.03%) LDAP
4 6 (4.03%) DHCP
4 6 (4.03%) HTTP
4 6 (4.03%) Internet
5 5 (3.36%) IPv4
5 5 (3.36%) LAN
5 5 (3.36%) WAN
6 4 (2.68%) SSL
7 3 (2.01%) NAS
8 2 (1.34%) VPN
8 2 (1.34%) DMZ
8 2 (1.34%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.67%) Network Security
9 1 (0.67%) SSH
9 1 (0.67%) VLAN
9 1 (0.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.09%) MySQL
2 10 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.36%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.36%) Redis
4 3 (2.01%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (2.01%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.34%) MarkLogic
5 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (14.09%) Jenkins
2 16 (10.74%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.71%) Subversion
4 9 (6.04%) JIRA
5 7 (4.70%) Maven
6 5 (3.36%) Hudson
7 3 (2.01%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.34%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.34%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.34%) Ant
8 2 (1.34%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.67%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.67%) JMeter
9 1 (0.67%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.67%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.67%) Gradle
9 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
General
1 25 (16.78%) Finance
2 8 (5.37%) Financial Institution
2 8 (5.37%) Banking
3 5 (3.36%) Retail
4 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.34%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.07%) Web Services
2 11 (7.38%) LAMP
3 7 (4.70%) Middleware
3 7 (4.70%) HTML
4 5 (3.36%) HTML5
5 3 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.01%) J2EE
5 3 (2.01%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.01%) OpenGL
6 2 (1.34%) RESTful
6 2 (1.34%) CSS
6 2 (1.34%) .NET
6 2 (1.34%) XML
6 2 (1.34%) CSS3
6 2 (1.34%) Backbone.js
6 2 (1.34%) Sass
6 2 (1.34%) Marionette.js
7 1 (0.67%) MCollective
7 1 (0.67%) JMS
7 1 (0.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.03%) Clustering
4 5 (3.36%) MPEG
5 4 (2.68%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.34%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.34%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.34%) STB
6 2 (1.34%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.34%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.34%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) PKI
7 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.67%) HACMP
7 1 (0.67%) DTV
7 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) Eurex
7 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 149 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (36.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (20.13%) UNIX
4 28 (18.79%) Windows
5 19 (12.75%) CentOS
6 11 (7.38%) Solaris
6 11 (7.38%) Ubuntu
7 9 (6.04%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (3.36%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.68%) Fedora
9 4 (2.68%) HPUX
10 3 (2.01%) AIX
11 2 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.34%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.67%) SUSE
12 1 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (36.91%) DevOps
2 25 (16.78%) Configuration Management
3 17 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (9.40%) Migration
5 14 (9.40%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (8.05%) Project Management
7 11 (7.38%) Open Source
8 8 (5.37%) Low Latency
9 6 (4.03%) OWASP
10 5 (3.36%) Demand Management
10 5 (3.36%) ITIL
10 5 (3.36%) SOA
10 5 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (2.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.68%) Scrum
12 3 (2.01%) Change Management
12 3 (2.01%) TDD
12 3 (2.01%) E-Commerce
12 3 (2.01%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 52 (34.90%) Python
2 37 (24.83%) Perl
3 28 (18.79%) Bash Shell
4 20 (13.42%) Ruby
5 19 (12.75%) PHP
6 16 (10.74%) C++
7 15 (10.07%) Java
8 14 (9.40%) Shell Script
9 13 (8.72%) C
10 9 (6.04%) SQL
11 6 (4.03%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.68%) C#
13 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.67%) Korn
14 1 (0.67%) Lua
Qualifications
1 9 (6.04%) RHCE
2 8 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (3.36%) MCDST
3 5 (3.36%) MCTS
4 4 (2.68%) MCSE
4 4 (2.68%) MCSA
5 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.34%) Degree
6 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.01%) QA
1 3 (2.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (12.75%) Docker
2 17 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.38%) vSphere
4 7 (4.70%) KVM
5 5 (3.36%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.01%) Firmware
6 3 (2.01%) OCFS2
6 3 (2.01%) vCloud
6 3 (2.01%) Gluster
6 3 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (2.01%) GPFS
6 3 (2.01%) Ceph
6 3 (2.01%) GlusterFS
6 3 (2.01%) GFS2
7 2 (1.34%) Varnish
7 2 (1.34%) QEMU
7 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.34%) Squid
7 2 (1.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (41.61%) Puppet
2 32 (21.48%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.71%) Ansible
4 8 (5.37%) yum
4 8 (5.37%) Nagios
5 7 (4.70%) Salt
6 5 (3.36%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.68%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (2.68%) Zenoss
8 3 (2.01%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.01%) Kibana
8 3 (2.01%) SELinux
9 2 (1.34%) logstash
9 2 (1.34%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.34%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.34%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.34%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.34%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.67%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 70 (46.98%) Red Hat
2 41 (27.52%) VMware
3 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
4 18 (12.08%) Oracle
5 15 (10.07%) IBM
5 15 (10.07%) HP
6 11 (7.38%) Cisco
7 8 (5.37%) Rackspace
8 6 (4.03%) EMC
9 5 (3.36%) Google
9 5 (3.36%) WorldPay
10 4 (2.68%) Splunk
10 4 (2.68%) Veritas
10 4 (2.68%) Symantec
10 4 (2.68%) BMC
10 4 (2.68%) Dell
11 3 (2.01%) Hitachi
11 3 (2.01%) Remedy
11 3 (2.01%) McAfee
11 3 (2.01%) TOWER Software
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