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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 352 290 335
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 63 136 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.54% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.58% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 104 43
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£450 £435 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £304 £353
% change year-on-year
+15.13% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.23% -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
22650 23517 22207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.21% 93.11% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16113 16252 14820
Average daily rate £425 £430 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 397 513
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £45.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +2 9 £325 -13.33% 8
Surbiton - - - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Linux
2 68 (47.55%) UNIX
3 67 (46.85%) Puppet
4 65 (45.45%) Python
5 63 (44.06%) Red Hat
6 55 (38.46%) VMware
7 52 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (30.77%) Ruby
9 41 (28.67%) Bash Shell
9 41 (28.67%) Oracle
10 40 (27.97%) Perl
11 37 (25.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (24.48%) Windows
13 33 (23.08%) Finance
13 33 (23.08%) Apache
13 33 (23.08%) DevOps
14 31 (21.68%) Configuration Management
15 29 (20.28%) Clustering
16 28 (19.58%) JIRA
16 28 (19.58%) Amazon AWS
17 26 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
18 25 (17.48%) SELinux
19 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (16.78%) WebLogic
20 23 (16.08%) Remedy
21 22 (15.38%) SOA
21 22 (15.38%) DNS
21 22 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
22 21 (14.69%) WebSphere
22 21 (14.69%) IBM

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 33 (23.08%) Apache
2 24 (16.78%) WebLogic
3 21 (14.69%) WebSphere
4 17 (11.89%) Tomcat
5 12 (8.39%) IIS
6 10 (6.99%) JBoss
7 8 (5.59%) MS Exchange
8 7 (4.90%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (4.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
10 5 (3.50%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (2.80%) nginx
12 2 (1.40%) Zimbra
12 2 (1.40%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 18 (12.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.58%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.38%) DNS
2 16 (11.19%) LDAP
3 11 (7.69%) DHCP
4 10 (6.99%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.99%) Firewall
5 7 (4.90%) BIG-IP
5 7 (4.90%) SAN
5 7 (4.90%) Intranet
5 7 (4.90%) Multicast
6 4 (2.80%) FTP
7 3 (2.10%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.40%) HTTP
8 2 (1.40%) SMTP
8 2 (1.40%) OSPF
8 2 (1.40%) BGP
9 1 (0.70%) VLAN
9 1 (0.70%) NFC
9 1 (0.70%) SSH
9 1 (0.70%) WAN
9 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.69%) Oracle Exadata
2 17 (11.89%) MySQL
3 9 (6.29%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.40%) Redis
5 2 (1.40%) Big Data
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.70%) KDB
6 1 (0.70%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 28 (19.58%) JIRA
2 16 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.09%) Subversion
4 4 (2.80%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.70%) Hudson
5 1 (0.70%) GCC
5 1 (0.70%) GDB
General
1 33 (23.08%) Finance
2 17 (11.89%) Financial Institution
3 16 (11.19%) Banking
4 9 (6.29%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.59%) Games
5 8 (5.59%) Front Office
6 2 (1.40%) Electronics
6 2 (1.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.69%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (9.79%) Middleware
3 7 (4.90%) Java EE
3 7 (4.90%) .NET
3 7 (4.90%) Web Services
3 7 (4.90%) WCF
4 5 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (3.50%) Rendezvous
5 4 (2.80%) HTML
6 3 (2.10%) OAuth
6 3 (2.10%) LAMP
7 1 (0.70%) JSON
7 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.70%) XML
7 1 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.28%) Clustering
2 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (11.89%) Hedge funds
4 8 (5.59%) Online Games
5 6 (4.20%) Open Source
5 6 (4.20%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.20%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.50%) Wiki
7 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.10%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.70%) Handset
9 1 (0.70%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.70%) Replication
9 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.70%) Physics
9 1 (0.70%) Equities
9 1 (0.70%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 143 (100.00%) Linux
2 68 (47.55%) UNIX
3 52 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (24.48%) Windows
5 25 (17.48%) SELinux
6 18 (12.59%) CentOS
7 13 (9.09%) Solaris
7 13 (9.09%) Ubuntu
8 10 (6.99%) Debian
9 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.10%) SUSE
10 3 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.40%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (1.40%) Fedora
11 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.40%) AIX
11 2 (1.40%) HPUX
12 1 (0.70%) VMS
12 1 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.08%) DevOps
2 31 (21.68%) Configuration Management
3 22 (15.38%) SOA
4 17 (11.89%) ITIL
5 14 (9.79%) Capacity Management
6 10 (6.99%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (5.59%) Load Balancing
7 8 (5.59%) Release Management
8 7 (4.90%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.90%) Electronic Trading
8 7 (4.90%) Kanban
8 7 (4.90%) Workflow
8 7 (4.90%) Scrum
8 7 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.90%) Kernel Tuning
8 7 (4.90%) Server Monitoring
9 6 (4.20%) Low Latency
9 6 (4.20%) Migration
9 6 (4.20%) Project Management
10 5 (3.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (45.45%) Python
2 44 (30.77%) Ruby
3 41 (28.67%) Bash Shell
4 40 (27.97%) Perl
5 20 (13.99%) Java
6 15 (10.49%) Shell Script
7 10 (6.99%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.99%) PHP
7 10 (6.99%) SQL
8 7 (4.90%) C
8 7 (4.90%) VB
9 6 (4.20%) C++
10 2 (1.40%) C#
10 2 (1.40%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.70%) Korn
11 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.50%) DV Cleared
2 5 (3.50%) RHCE
3 4 (2.80%) Degree
4 3 (2.10%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.40%) MCSE
5 2 (1.40%) CCNA
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) SLA
1 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 37 (25.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (12.59%) Active Directory
4 10 (6.99%) NFS
4 10 (6.99%) vSphere
5 9 (6.29%) VMware ESX
6 7 (4.90%) Xen
7 6 (4.20%) vCloud
8 3 (2.10%) XenServer
9 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.40%) Postfix
9 2 (1.40%) Squid
9 2 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.40%) KVM
10 1 (0.70%) Docker
10 1 (0.70%) RHEV
10 1 (0.70%) GPFS
10 1 (0.70%) Ceph
10 1 (0.70%) Corosync
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 67 (46.85%) Puppet
2 18 (12.59%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (11.89%) Nagios
4 12 (8.39%) Cobbler
5 11 (7.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 8 (5.59%) BladeLogic
7 7 (4.90%) Control-M
7 7 (4.90%) Opsview
7 7 (4.90%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (2.80%) CFEngine
9 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (2.10%) Cacti
9 3 (2.10%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.10%) SCCM
10 2 (1.40%) SCOM
10 2 (1.40%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.40%) YUM
10 2 (1.40%) Capistrano
10 2 (1.40%) Ansible
Vendors
1 63 (44.06%) Red Hat
2 55 (38.46%) VMware
3 41 (28.67%) Oracle
4 23 (16.08%) Remedy
5 21 (14.69%) IBM
6 12 (8.39%) Infoblox
7 10 (6.99%) Veritas
8 9 (6.29%) Splunk
8 9 (6.29%) HP
9 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
10 7 (4.90%) Cisco
10 7 (4.90%) Dell
10 7 (4.90%) Citrix
10 7 (4.90%) Altiris
11 5 (3.50%) MarketAxess
11 5 (3.50%) EMC
11 5 (3.50%) McAfee
11 5 (3.50%) eSpeed
11 5 (3.50%) TIBCO
11 5 (3.50%) Reuters
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