The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 134 163 124
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 20 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.16% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.17% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 10
Median daily rate £425 £438 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £258 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.74% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -35.00%
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3341 4208 2966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.30% 95.16% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 2570 1691
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 209 196
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Engineer across the North West region.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer across the North West region.

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 12 £425 +32.81% 9
Cheshire +9 5 £450 +2.85% 2
Lancashire - 2 £415 -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (67.39%) Puppet
3 22 (47.83%) Red Hat
4 19 (41.30%) Bash Shell
5 18 (39.13%) DevOps
6 16 (34.78%) Jenkins
6 16 (34.78%) Python
7 15 (32.61%) Unix
7 15 (32.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (28.26%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (28.26%) Shell Script
9 13 (28.26%) DNS
10 11 (23.91%) Apache
10 11 (23.91%) CentOS
11 10 (21.74%) VMware
11 10 (21.74%) Windows
11 10 (21.74%) OpenStack
12 9 (19.57%) Open Source
12 9 (19.57%) Perl
12 9 (19.57%) Ubuntu
12 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (17.39%) yum
14 7 (15.22%) iptables
14 7 (15.22%) PHP
14 7 (15.22%) Java
14 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
15 6 (13.04%) SSL
15 6 (13.04%) Nagios

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (23.91%) Apache
2 10 (21.74%) OpenStack
3 6 (13.04%) SAS
4 4 (8.70%) JBoss
4 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.17%) Confluence
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) DNS
2 6 (13.04%) Firewall
2 6 (13.04%) iSCSI
2 6 (13.04%) SSL
3 5 (10.87%) DHCP
3 5 (10.87%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (10.87%) HTTP
3 5 (10.87%) HTTPS
3 5 (10.87%) IMAP
3 5 (10.87%) LDAP
3 5 (10.87%) MRTG
3 5 (10.87%) SMTP
4 2 (4.35%) Kerberos
4 2 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (4.35%) SSH
5 1 (2.17%) AMQP
5 1 (2.17%) SNMP
5 1 (2.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Big Data
2 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) OLAP
3 1 (2.17%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (2.17%) OpenStack Swift
3 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.87%) MSI
3 4 (8.70%) GitLab
4 3 (6.52%) Maven
5 2 (4.35%) Gradle
5 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.17%) JIRA
6 1 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (8.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) JSON
1 2 (4.35%) LAMP
1 2 (4.35%) REST
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
1 2 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) JSON Schema
2 1 (2.17%) Node.js
2 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.17%) RESTful
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) WAMP
2 1 (2.17%) XSD
2 1 (2.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Wiki
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (6.52%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.52%) User Experience
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) BBC
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (32.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 15 (32.61%) Unix
3 11 (23.91%) CentOS
4 10 (21.74%) Windows
5 9 (19.57%) Ubuntu
6 6 (13.04%) Debian
7 3 (6.52%) Fedora
7 3 (6.52%) Solaris
8 2 (4.35%) AIX
8 2 (4.35%) HPUX
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.17%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) DevOps
2 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.57%) Open Source
4 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 5 (10.87%) Security Architecture
5 5 (10.87%) Security Operations
5 5 (10.87%) TDD
6 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.35%) Analytics
7 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (4.35%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.35%) Service Management
7 2 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.17%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (2.17%) Video Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) Bash Shell
2 16 (34.78%) Python
3 13 (28.26%) Shell Script
4 9 (19.57%) Perl
5 7 (15.22%) Java
5 7 (15.22%) PHP
6 6 (13.04%) C
6 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
7 5 (10.87%) Korn
8 4 (8.70%) C++
9 3 (6.52%) Ruby
10 2 (4.35%) SQL
11 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (6.52%) RHCE
2 2 (4.35%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) MCITP
3 1 (2.17%) MCTS
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.22%) iptables
3 5 (10.87%) Dovecot
3 5 (10.87%) KVM
3 5 (10.87%) Sendmail
3 5 (10.87%) Squid
4 3 (6.52%) Docker
5 2 (4.35%) NFS
5 2 (4.35%) Samba
5 2 (4.35%) vCloud
5 2 (4.35%) vSphere
6 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.17%) Ceph
6 1 (2.17%) UAG
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (67.39%) Puppet
2 14 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (17.39%) yum
4 6 (13.04%) Nagios
5 5 (10.87%) Cacti
5 5 (10.87%) HAProxy
5 5 (10.87%) OpenNebula
6 3 (6.52%) Ansible
6 3 (6.52%) Salt
7 2 (4.35%) SELinux
8 1 (2.17%) CFEngine
8 1 (2.17%) Graylog
8 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
8 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (2.17%) SCCM
8 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Red Hat
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) Brocade
6 1 (2.17%) Juniper
6 1 (2.17%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.17%) Talend
6 1 (2.17%) Vertica