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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 340 357 319
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 70 58 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 50
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £300 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
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
20623 22454 20413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.71% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14160 15529 13843
Average daily rate £445 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 400 421
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +28 18 £450 +16.12% 16
Hammersmith - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (47.40%) Red Hat
3 71 (46.10%) Puppet
4 68 (44.16%) UNIX
5 67 (43.51%) Python
6 60 (38.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (34.42%) Perl
8 49 (31.82%) VMware
9 48 (31.17%) DevOps
10 41 (26.62%) Amazon AWS
11 36 (23.38%) Ruby
11 36 (23.38%) Apache
11 36 (23.38%) Opscode Chef
12 33 (21.43%) Shell Script
13 31 (20.13%) SQL
14 30 (19.48%) Windows
15 28 (18.18%) Tomcat
16 27 (17.53%) MySQL
16 27 (17.53%) TCP/IP
16 27 (17.53%) Bash Shell
17 26 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (16.23%) DNS
19 24 (15.58%) Oracle
19 24 (15.58%) Configuration Management
20 21 (13.64%) DHCP
21 20 (12.99%) Firewall
21 20 (12.99%) Finance
21 20 (12.99%) CentOS
22 19 (12.34%) Ubuntu
22 19 (12.34%) Java

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 36 (23.38%) Apache
2 28 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.14%) IIS
4 6 (3.90%) nginx
4 6 (3.90%) OpenStack
4 6 (3.90%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.25%) JBoss
5 5 (3.25%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.60%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.30%) Liferay
8 2 (1.30%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.65%) Confluence
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.65%) CMS
9 1 (0.65%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 41 (26.62%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.90%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.60%) IaaS
5 4 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.30%) SaaS
7 1 (0.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Heroku
7 1 (0.65%) Engine Yard
7 1 (0.65%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.65%) Route 53
7 1 (0.65%) GitHub
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.53%) TCP/IP
2 25 (16.23%) DNS
3 21 (13.64%) DHCP
4 20 (12.99%) Firewall
5 11 (7.14%) HTTP
6 7 (4.55%) SSL
6 7 (4.55%) Multicast
7 5 (3.25%) iSCSI
7 5 (3.25%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (3.25%) LDAP
8 4 (2.60%) Internet
9 3 (1.95%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.95%) VPN
10 2 (1.30%) VLAN
10 2 (1.30%) Network Security
11 1 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.65%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.65%) NAS
11 1 (0.65%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.65%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.53%) MySQL
2 10 (6.49%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.90%) Big Data
5 5 (3.25%) Oracle Exadata
5 5 (3.25%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.65%) HBase
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.65%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.65%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (7.79%) Subversion
1 12 (7.79%) JIRA
1 12 (7.79%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.84%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.84%) Maven
3 6 (3.90%) Hudson
4 4 (2.60%) GitLab
5 2 (1.30%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.30%) Gradle
5 2 (1.30%) Ant
5 2 (1.30%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
General
1 20 (12.99%) Finance
2 17 (11.04%) Retail
3 14 (9.09%) Banking
4 7 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 7 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.90%) Games
6 3 (1.95%) Law
7 2 (1.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.65%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.04%) Web Services
2 12 (7.79%) LAMP
3 7 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (3.90%) Rendezvous
5 5 (3.25%) libvirt
5 5 (3.25%) XML
5 5 (3.25%) .NET
5 5 (3.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.95%) HTML
7 2 (1.30%) Django
7 2 (1.30%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.30%) Middleware
8 1 (0.65%) Java SE
8 1 (0.65%) JSON
8 1 (0.65%) HTML5
8 1 (0.65%) Memcached
8 1 (0.65%) MCollective
8 1 (0.65%) EJB
8 1 (0.65%) SOAP
8 1 (0.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.79%) Clustering
2 12 (7.79%) Open Source
3 8 (5.19%) Fixed Income
4 7 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.90%) Hedge funds
5 6 (3.90%) Eurex
5 6 (3.90%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.25%) Online Games
7 4 (2.60%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.95%) Wiki
9 2 (1.30%) STB
9 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.30%) DTV
9 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.30%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) Linux
2 68 (44.16%) UNIX
3 60 (38.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (19.48%) Windows
5 20 (12.99%) CentOS
6 19 (12.34%) Solaris
6 19 (12.34%) Ubuntu
7 7 (4.55%) Debian
8 5 (3.25%) Fedora
8 5 (3.25%) HPUX
9 3 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.30%) SUSE
10 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.65%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.17%) DevOps
2 24 (15.58%) Configuration Management
3 17 (11.04%) ITIL
4 13 (8.44%) Load Balancing
4 13 (8.44%) Low Latency
4 13 (8.44%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.49%) Release Management
7 8 (5.19%) Change Management
7 8 (5.19%) Kernel Tuning
7 8 (5.19%) Capacity Management
8 7 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (4.55%) Project Management
9 6 (3.90%) E-Commerce
9 6 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.90%) Electronic Trading
9 6 (3.90%) TDD
9 6 (3.90%) Workflow
9 6 (3.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.90%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 67 (43.51%) Python
2 53 (34.42%) Perl
3 36 (23.38%) Ruby
4 33 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 31 (20.13%) SQL
6 27 (17.53%) Bash Shell
7 19 (12.34%) Java
8 14 (9.09%) PHP
9 10 (6.49%) C++
10 9 (5.84%) C
11 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.30%) Groovy
13 1 (0.65%) Korn
13 1 (0.65%) XPath
13 1 (0.65%) Lua
13 1 (0.65%) C#
13 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.90%) RHCE
4 4 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.60%) RHCA
5 3 (1.95%) Degree
5 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.30%) SLA
1 2 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 26 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.79%) Xen
3 11 (7.14%) vSphere
3 11 (7.14%) Docker
4 8 (5.19%) NFS
4 8 (5.19%) Active Directory
5 7 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.55%) Varnish
6 5 (3.25%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (3.25%) Postfix
6 5 (3.25%) Sendmail
6 5 (3.25%) OCFS2
6 5 (3.25%) GlusterFS
6 5 (3.25%) GFS2
7 4 (2.60%) iptables
7 4 (2.60%) Firmware
8 3 (1.95%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.95%) Gluster
8 3 (1.95%) GPFS
8 3 (1.95%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 71 (46.10%) Puppet
2 36 (23.38%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (9.74%) Nagios
4 11 (7.14%) SELinux
5 10 (6.49%) Ansible
6 9 (5.84%) yum
7 7 (4.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 7 (4.55%) Cobbler
8 6 (3.90%) Salt
9 5 (3.25%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (2.60%) Graphite
11 3 (1.95%) Icinga
11 3 (1.95%) FreeIPA
11 3 (1.95%) BladeLogic
12 2 (1.30%) Tivoli
12 2 (1.30%) ZABBIX
12 2 (1.30%) CFEngine
12 2 (1.30%) Capistrano
12 2 (1.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 73 (47.40%) Red Hat
2 49 (31.82%) VMware
3 24 (15.58%) Oracle
4 17 (11.04%) HP
5 10 (6.49%) Cisco
6 9 (5.84%) IBM
7 7 (4.55%) Infoblox
7 7 (4.55%) Splunk
8 6 (3.90%) MarketAxess
8 6 (3.90%) McAfee
8 6 (3.90%) eSpeed
8 6 (3.90%) Microsoft
8 6 (3.90%) Sun
8 6 (3.90%) TIBCO
8 6 (3.90%) Reuters
8 6 (3.90%) Veritas
8 6 (3.90%) Currenex
9 5 (3.25%) Remedy
9 5 (3.25%) EMC
10 4 (2.60%) Symantec
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