The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 128 122 136
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.067% 0.15% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.16% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £410
% change year-on-year
- -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2816 2464 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.65% 92.49% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1518
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 187 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Linux Engineer
England

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
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 23 July 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
Cheshire - 2 £280 -
Manchester - - - - 1
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Regular Expression
2 3 (60.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix