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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 324 332 299
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 74 59 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.29% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 33 56
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +12.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
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
19641 20305 18742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 92.89% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13747 13733 12765
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
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 328 389 436
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.35 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 4 March 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 March 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
City of London +11 8 £500 +41.84% 12
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £413 -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Linux
2 71 (51.08%) UNIX
3 64 (46.04%) Red Hat
4 63 (45.32%) Puppet
5 55 (39.57%) Python
6 50 (35.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (35.25%) VMware
8 45 (32.37%) Perl
9 43 (30.94%) DevOps
10 38 (27.34%) Ruby
11 34 (24.46%) Apache
12 30 (21.58%) Shell Script
13 29 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 28 (20.14%) Opscode Chef
14 28 (20.14%) Windows
14 28 (20.14%) DNS
15 27 (19.42%) TCP/IP
16 26 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
17 25 (17.99%) Java
18 24 (17.27%) Bash Shell
19 23 (16.55%) MySQL
19 23 (16.55%) DHCP
20 22 (15.83%) SQL
21 21 (15.11%) Oracle
21 21 (15.11%) Ubuntu
22 20 (14.39%) Firewall
23 18 (12.95%) Configuration Management
23 18 (12.95%) Nagios
23 18 (12.95%) Tomcat
24 17 (12.23%) Solaris

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 34 (24.46%) Apache
2 18 (12.95%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.47%) JBoss
4 8 (5.76%) WebLogic
4 8 (5.76%) IIS
5 6 (4.32%) nginx
6 5 (3.60%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.60%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.88%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.44%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.72%) CMS
10 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.72%) Mule
10 1 (0.72%) Liferay
10 1 (0.72%) Confluence
10 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.91%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (4.32%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.16%) SaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.72%) PaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Heroku
5 1 (0.72%) Engine Yard
5 1 (0.72%) Route 53
5 1 (0.72%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.72%) GitHub
5 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.14%) DNS
2 27 (19.42%) TCP/IP
3 23 (16.55%) DHCP
4 20 (14.39%) Firewall
5 10 (7.19%) HTTP
6 7 (5.04%) Multicast
7 5 (3.60%) FTP
7 5 (3.60%) iSCSI
7 5 (3.60%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.88%) SAN
8 4 (2.88%) SSL
8 4 (2.88%) LDAP
9 3 (2.16%) SMTP
9 3 (2.16%) Kerberos
9 3 (2.16%) VPN
9 3 (2.16%) Internet
10 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.72%) POP3
10 1 (0.72%) Wireless
10 1 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.55%) MySQL
2 7 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.04%) Big Data
2 7 (5.04%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.04%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.60%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.60%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.72%) KDB
6 1 (0.72%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.72%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.72%) HBase
6 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Subversion
2 12 (8.63%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.91%) JIRA
4 6 (4.32%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.88%) GitLab
5 4 (2.88%) Maven
6 3 (2.16%) Hudson
7 1 (0.72%) Ant
7 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.72%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.72%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.72%) Gradle
7 1 (0.72%) Artifactory
General
1 17 (12.23%) Finance
2 14 (10.07%) Retail
3 11 (7.91%) Banking
4 6 (4.32%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.60%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.60%) Games
6 3 (2.16%) Law
7 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Front Office
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.72%) Publishing
8 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.07%) Web Services
2 7 (5.04%) LAMP
2 7 (5.04%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (4.32%) Rendezvous
4 5 (3.60%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (3.60%) libvirt
5 4 (2.88%) Middleware
6 3 (2.16%) XML
7 2 (1.44%) .NET
8 1 (0.72%) XSLT
8 1 (0.72%) EJB
8 1 (0.72%) SOAP
8 1 (0.72%) HTML
8 1 (0.72%) MAPI
8 1 (0.72%) Memcached
8 1 (0.72%) Django
8 1 (0.72%) JSON
8 1 (0.72%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.72%) Java SE
8 1 (0.72%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.79%) Clustering
2 13 (9.35%) Open Source
3 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.04%) Fixed Income
4 7 (5.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.60%) Online Games
5 5 (3.60%) Wiki
5 5 (3.60%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.60%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.44%) STB
7 2 (1.44%) DTV
7 2 (1.44%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.72%) Equities
8 1 (0.72%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) BBC
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 139 (100.00%) Linux
2 71 (51.08%) UNIX
3 50 (35.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (20.14%) Windows
5 21 (15.11%) Ubuntu
6 17 (12.23%) Solaris
7 14 (10.07%) CentOS
8 8 (5.76%) Debian
9 4 (2.88%) Fedora
9 4 (2.88%) SUSE
10 3 (2.16%) AIX
10 3 (2.16%) HPUX
10 3 (2.16%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.72%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.94%) DevOps
2 18 (12.95%) Configuration Management
3 16 (11.51%) ITIL
4 14 (10.07%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (8.63%) Load Balancing
6 9 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.47%) Release Management
6 9 (6.47%) Low Latency
7 8 (5.76%) Kernel Tuning
8 7 (5.04%) Electronic Trading
8 7 (5.04%) Capacity Management
9 6 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.32%) High Availability
9 6 (4.32%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (4.32%) Change Management
10 5 (3.60%) E-Commerce
10 5 (3.60%) SOA
10 5 (3.60%) Workflow
10 5 (3.60%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 55 (39.57%) Python
2 45 (32.37%) Perl
3 38 (27.34%) Ruby
4 30 (21.58%) Shell Script
5 25 (17.99%) Java
6 24 (17.27%) Bash Shell
7 22 (15.83%) SQL
8 13 (9.35%) PHP
9 7 (5.04%) C
10 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.88%) C++
11 2 (1.44%) Groovy
12 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.72%) VBScript
12 1 (0.72%) Korn
12 1 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.76%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.32%) RHCE
4 5 (3.60%) VCP4
5 4 (2.88%) RHCA
6 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.16%) Degree
7 1 (0.72%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) QA
1 2 (1.44%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.35%) vSphere
3 12 (8.63%) Xen
4 11 (7.91%) NFS
5 9 (6.47%) VMware ESX
5 9 (6.47%) Docker
6 8 (5.76%) Active Directory
7 7 (5.04%) Postfix
8 5 (3.60%) Hyper-V
8 5 (3.60%) Sendmail
8 5 (3.60%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (2.88%) Varnish
10 2 (1.44%) KVM
10 2 (1.44%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.44%) GPFS
10 2 (1.44%) Squid
10 2 (1.44%) Firmware
10 2 (1.44%) Samba
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 63 (45.32%) Puppet
2 28 (20.14%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (12.95%) Nagios
4 12 (8.63%) SELinux
5 9 (6.47%) Ansible
5 9 (6.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 7 (5.04%) Cobbler
7 6 (4.32%) NetBackup
8 5 (3.60%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (3.60%) Salt
8 5 (3.60%) Graphite
9 4 (2.88%) FreeIPA
9 4 (2.88%) Icinga
9 4 (2.88%) yum
10 3 (2.16%) Cacti
11 2 (1.44%) Capistrano
11 2 (1.44%) WSUS
11 2 (1.44%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (1.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (46.04%) Red Hat
2 49 (35.25%) VMware
3 21 (15.11%) Oracle
4 12 (8.63%) HP
5 11 (7.91%) Cisco
6 7 (5.04%) EMC
6 7 (5.04%) Infoblox
7 6 (4.32%) Splunk
7 6 (4.32%) MarketAxess
7 6 (4.32%) TIBCO
7 6 (4.32%) Reuters
7 6 (4.32%) McAfee
7 6 (4.32%) eSpeed
7 6 (4.32%) IBM
7 6 (4.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.60%) Veritas
8 5 (3.60%) Remedy
9 4 (2.88%) Sun
10 3 (2.16%) Symantec
10 3 (2.16%) New Relic
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