The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 136 128 131
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 22 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.40% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.42% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 1
Average daily rate £400 £384 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +39.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -4.51%
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
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -7 13 £400 +45.45% 4
Cheshire -6 2 £300 -21.82% 2
Lancashire -4 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (68.00%) Puppet
3 12 (48.00%) Unix
3 12 (48.00%) DevOps
4 10 (40.00%) Python
4 10 (40.00%) Open Source
4 10 (40.00%) Bash Shell
5 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
6 8 (32.00%) VMware
6 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (28.00%) CentOS
7 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (24.00%) Ruby
8 6 (24.00%) Debian
8 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
9 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
9 5 (20.00%) Solaris
9 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (16.00%) 3PAR
10 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
10 4 (16.00%) RHCA
10 4 (16.00%) Korn
10 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (16.00%) SCCM
10 4 (16.00%) SCOM
10 4 (16.00%) Windows
10 4 (16.00%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (16.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DHCP
1 3 (12.00%) DNS
1 3 (12.00%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
1 3 (12.00%) IMAP
1 3 (12.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (12.00%) MRTG
1 3 (12.00%) SMTP
2 2 (8.00%) Network Security
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) Profibus
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA Agile
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) EMC VMAX
1 4 (16.00%) HP Storage
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (48.00%) Unix
3 7 (28.00%) CentOS
4 6 (24.00%) Debian
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Solaris
6 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
6 4 (16.00%) Windows
7 2 (8.00%) AIX
7 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) DevOps
2 10 (40.00%) Open Source
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) DSDM
6 3 (12.00%) RUP
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.00%) Application Discovery
8 1 (4.00%) High Availability
8 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
8 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 10 (40.00%) Python
2 6 (24.00%) Ruby
3 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.00%) Korn
4 4 (16.00%) Perl
5 3 (12.00%) C
5 3 (12.00%) C++
5 3 (12.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) PHP
6 2 (8.00%) Go
6 2 (8.00%) Scala
7 1 (4.00%) Jython
7 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) RHCA
1 4 (16.00%) RHCE
2 1 (4.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Dovecot
2 3 (12.00%) iptables
2 3 (12.00%) KVM
2 3 (12.00%) Sendmail
2 3 (12.00%) Squid
3 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (68.00%) Puppet
2 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (16.00%) Cobbler
3 4 (16.00%) OpenNebula
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (16.00%) SCCM
3 4 (16.00%) SCOM
3 4 (16.00%) SCOrch
4 3 (12.00%) Ansible
4 3 (12.00%) Cacti
4 3 (12.00%) HAProxy
4 3 (12.00%) Nagios
4 3 (12.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) 3PAR
3 4 (16.00%) EMC
3 4 (16.00%) HP
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