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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
England / North West
Rank 120 131 138
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 17 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.58% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.61% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 13
Median daily rate £350 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £384 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.07% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +4.76%

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
2459 3632 3220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.95% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2157 1741
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 195 203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 10 £400 +10.34% 7
Cheshire +35 3 £350 +16.66%
Merseyside +2 3 £310 -27.05% 2
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 13 (46.43%) Puppet
4 12 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 12 (42.86%) Perl
5 11 (39.29%) Python
5 11 (39.29%) VMware
6 10 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
7 9 (32.14%) Unix
7 9 (32.14%) Windows
7 9 (32.14%) DNS
8 8 (28.57%) Nagios
8 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (25.00%) High Availability
9 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (25.00%) Squid
9 7 (25.00%) PHP
9 7 (25.00%) iptables
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
10 6 (21.43%) DevOps
10 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
10 6 (21.43%) Service Management
10 6 (21.43%) LDAP
10 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
10 6 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (17.86%) Open Source
11 5 (17.86%) Postfix

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 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Pig
2 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.14%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) DNS
2 6 (21.43%) LDAP
3 5 (17.86%) NAS
4 3 (10.71%) HTTPS
4 3 (10.71%) SSL
5 2 (7.14%) DHCP
5 2 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (7.14%) HTTP
5 2 (7.14%) IMAP
5 2 (7.14%) Internet
5 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
5 2 (7.14%) MRTG
5 2 (7.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Hive
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.14%) Spark SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.57%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) GitLab
2 3 (10.71%) MSI
3 2 (7.14%) Hudson
3 2 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.57%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Memcached
2 3 (10.71%) Kafka
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.57%) LAMP
4 1 (3.57%) Node.js
4 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Wiki
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (32.14%) Unix
3 9 (32.14%) Windows
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 5 (17.86%) SUSE
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.29%) CentOS
6 4 (14.29%) Solaris
6 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 3 (10.71%) Debian
8 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.57%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) High Availability
2 6 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps
2 6 (21.43%) Service Management
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) Open Source
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
4 3 (10.71%) TDD
5 2 (7.14%) Data Engineering
5 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.14%) ETL
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (3.57%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (3.57%) Kanban
6 1 (3.57%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) Bash Shell
1 12 (42.86%) Perl
2 11 (39.29%) Python
3 7 (25.00%) PHP
4 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 3 (10.71%) Korn
7 2 (7.14%) C
7 2 (7.14%) Ruby
7 2 (7.14%) SQL
8 1 (3.57%) C++
8 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) RHCSA
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) iptables
1 7 (25.00%) Squid
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) Postfix
2 5 (17.86%) Varnish
3 2 (7.14%) Docker
3 2 (7.14%) Dovecot
3 2 (7.14%) KVM
3 2 (7.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) Puppet
2 8 (28.57%) Nagios
2 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (14.29%) Ansible
4 3 (10.71%) yum
5 2 (7.14%) Cacti
5 2 (7.14%) HAProxy
5 2 (7.14%) OpenNebula
6 1 (3.57%) Graphite
6 1 (3.57%) Graylog
6 1 (3.57%) Icinga
6 1 (3.57%) Kibana
6 1 (3.57%) logstash
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (3.57%) SCOM
6 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) NetApp
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Talend
5 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) SaltStack
5 1 (3.57%) Twitter