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 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 305 312 274
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 91 75 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 67
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£425 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £308 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -10.62%
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
19404 20335 18290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 93.10% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13736 13930 12338
Average daily rate £440 £436 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 331 375 514
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 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 27 January 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 +12 10 £475 +21.79% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £413 -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Linux
2 76 (50.33%) UNIX
3 69 (45.70%) Red Hat
4 64 (42.38%) Puppet
5 57 (37.75%) Python
6 55 (36.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (32.45%) VMware
8 47 (31.13%) Perl
9 41 (27.15%) DevOps
10 39 (25.83%) Ruby
11 36 (23.84%) Windows
11 36 (23.84%) Apache
12 31 (20.53%) DNS
12 31 (20.53%) Opscode Chef
13 30 (19.87%) Shell Script
13 30 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 28 (18.54%) TCP/IP
15 27 (17.88%) Amazon AWS
16 26 (17.22%) Oracle
17 25 (16.56%) MySQL
18 24 (15.89%) DHCP
18 24 (15.89%) Bash Shell
19 23 (15.23%) Java
20 22 (14.57%) Firewall
21 21 (13.91%) ITIL
21 21 (13.91%) Ubuntu
22 20 (13.25%) SQL
23 19 (12.58%) Nagios
24 18 (11.92%) Finance
24 18 (11.92%) Tomcat

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (23.84%) Apache
2 18 (11.92%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.28%) JBoss
4 9 (5.96%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.96%) IIS
5 6 (3.97%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.97%) nginx
6 5 (3.31%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.31%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.99%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.32%) Zimbra
9 2 (1.32%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.66%) Mule
10 1 (0.66%) CMS
10 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.88%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.27%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.97%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.99%) SaaS
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.66%) Heroku
5 1 (0.66%) Engine Yard
5 1 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.66%) GitHub
5 1 (0.66%) Route 53
5 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.53%) DNS
2 28 (18.54%) TCP/IP
3 24 (15.89%) DHCP
4 22 (14.57%) Firewall
5 12 (7.95%) Multicast
6 8 (5.30%) LDAP
7 7 (4.64%) SAN
7 7 (4.64%) HTTP
8 6 (3.97%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (3.97%) iSCSI
9 5 (3.31%) FTP
10 4 (2.65%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.99%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.99%) Intranet
11 3 (1.99%) Internet
11 3 (1.99%) SMTP
11 3 (1.99%) VPN
12 2 (1.32%) SSH
12 2 (1.32%) VLAN
13 1 (0.66%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.56%) MySQL
2 9 (5.96%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.64%) Big Data
3 7 (4.64%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.64%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.31%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.31%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.66%) KDB
7 1 (0.66%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.66%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.66%) HBase
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (8.61%) Subversion
2 11 (7.28%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.28%) JIRA
3 4 (2.65%) GitLab
4 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (11.92%) Finance
2 14 (9.27%) Banking
3 13 (8.61%) Retail
4 10 (6.62%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.31%) Games
5 5 (3.31%) Front Office
5 5 (3.31%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.99%) Law
7 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.61%) Web Services
2 10 (6.62%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (5.96%) Rendezvous
4 8 (5.30%) Middleware
5 6 (3.97%) LAMP
6 5 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (3.31%) libvirt
7 4 (2.65%) XML
7 4 (2.65%) .NET
8 3 (1.99%) WCF
8 3 (1.99%) Java EE
9 2 (1.32%) HTML
9 2 (1.32%) JSON
10 1 (0.66%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.66%) Java SE
10 1 (0.66%) Memcached
10 1 (0.66%) MAPI
10 1 (0.66%) XSLT
10 1 (0.66%) SOAP
10 1 (0.66%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.93%) Clustering
2 10 (6.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (6.62%) Fixed Income
3 9 (5.96%) Open Source
4 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.97%) Wiki
6 5 (3.31%) Online Games
6 5 (3.31%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.65%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.32%) DTV
9 2 (1.32%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.32%) STB
9 2 (1.32%) Equities
9 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.66%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 151 (100.00%) Linux
2 76 (50.33%) UNIX
3 55 (36.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (23.84%) Windows
5 21 (13.91%) Ubuntu
6 15 (9.93%) CentOS
7 14 (9.27%) Solaris
8 9 (5.96%) Debian
9 5 (3.31%) SUSE
10 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.99%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (1.99%) AIX
12 2 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.32%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.32%) HPUX
12 2 (1.32%) Fedora
13 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.15%) DevOps
2 21 (13.91%) ITIL
3 15 (9.93%) Configuration Management
3 15 (9.93%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (9.27%) Load Balancing
5 13 (8.61%) Low Latency
6 12 (7.95%) Capacity Management
7 11 (7.28%) Electronic Trading
8 10 (6.62%) Release Management
9 9 (5.96%) Project Management
9 9 (5.96%) Change Management
10 8 (5.30%) Kernel Tuning
11 6 (3.97%) High Availability
11 6 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.97%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (3.97%) Migration
12 5 (3.31%) Workflow
12 5 (3.31%) E-Commerce
12 5 (3.31%) SOA
13 4 (2.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (37.75%) Python
2 47 (31.13%) Perl
3 39 (25.83%) Ruby
4 30 (19.87%) Shell Script
5 24 (15.89%) Bash Shell
6 23 (15.23%) Java
7 20 (13.25%) SQL
8 13 (8.61%) PHP
9 8 (5.30%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.65%) C
11 3 (1.99%) C++
11 3 (1.99%) VB
12 2 (1.32%) Korn
13 1 (0.66%) XPath
13 1 (0.66%) Groovy
13 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.30%) RHCE
2 8 (5.30%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.65%) RHCA
4 3 (1.99%) Degree
4 3 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.32%) CCNA
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) SLA
1 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 30 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (9.27%) NFS
3 12 (7.95%) Xen
3 12 (7.95%) vSphere
4 11 (7.28%) Active Directory
5 9 (5.96%) VMware ESX
5 9 (5.96%) Docker
6 7 (4.64%) Postfix
7 5 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (3.31%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.31%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.32%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.32%) Squid
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.66%) XenApp
9 1 (0.66%) XenServer
9 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.66%) Samba
9 1 (0.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 64 (42.38%) Puppet
2 31 (20.53%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (12.58%) Nagios
4 11 (7.28%) SELinux
5 9 (5.96%) Cobbler
5 9 (5.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 7 (4.64%) Ansible
7 5 (3.31%) NetBackup
7 5 (3.31%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (3.31%) Salt
7 5 (3.31%) Graphite
8 4 (2.65%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.99%) Cacti
9 3 (1.99%) Control-M
9 3 (1.99%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (1.99%) FreeIPA
9 3 (1.99%) Icinga
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.32%) Capistrano
10 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (45.70%) Red Hat
2 49 (32.45%) VMware
3 26 (17.22%) Oracle
4 12 (7.95%) Cisco
4 12 (7.95%) HP
5 9 (5.96%) MarketAxess
5 9 (5.96%) Reuters
5 9 (5.96%) TIBCO
5 9 (5.96%) eSpeed
6 8 (5.30%) EMC
7 7 (4.64%) Infoblox
7 7 (4.64%) Microsoft
7 7 (4.64%) Splunk
8 6 (3.97%) IBM
8 6 (3.97%) Remedy
8 6 (3.97%) McAfee
9 5 (3.31%) Veritas
10 4 (2.65%) Sun
11 3 (1.99%) Altiris
11 3 (1.99%) Atlassian
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