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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 134 137 129
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 30 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 8
Median daily rate £375 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £438 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
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
3690 3536 3016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.54% 94.70% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2246 2006 1615
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 212 208
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 30 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 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 - 16 £388 - 8
Cheshire -8 11 £325 -25.71%
Merseyside - 3 £350 - 1
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (58.00%) Unix
3 24 (48.00%) Puppet
4 19 (38.00%) Red Hat
5 16 (32.00%) Bash Shell
6 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (26.00%) DevOps
7 12 (24.00%) VMware
7 12 (24.00%) Python
7 12 (24.00%) DNS
8 11 (22.00%) JBoss
8 11 (22.00%) Shell Script
8 11 (22.00%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 10 (20.00%) Apache
9 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (20.00%) Open Source
10 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (18.00%) Banking
10 9 (18.00%) Windows
11 8 (16.00%) SQL
11 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
11 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
11 8 (16.00%) CentOS
11 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (14.00%) Perl
12 7 (14.00%) OpenStack
13 6 (12.00%) ServiceNow
13 6 (12.00%) iptables

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 (22.00%) JBoss
2 10 (20.00%) Apache
3 7 (14.00%) OpenStack
4 4 (8.00%) SAS
5 3 (6.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.00%) Confluence
6 1 (2.00%) IIS
6 1 (2.00%) Node.js
6 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) DNS
2 6 (12.00%) Firewall
3 4 (8.00%) DHCP
3 4 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (8.00%) HTTP
3 4 (8.00%) IMAP
3 4 (8.00%) iSCSI
3 4 (8.00%) MRTG
3 4 (8.00%) SMTP
4 3 (6.00%) LDAP
4 3 (6.00%) SSL
5 2 (4.00%) SSH
6 1 (2.00%) AMQP
6 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.00%) Internet
6 1 (2.00%) Profibus
6 1 (2.00%) SNMP
6 1 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.00%) OpenStack Swift
2 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.00%) Maven
4 2 (4.00%) Gradle
4 2 (4.00%) JIRA
4 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.00%) GitLab
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.00%) MSI
5 1 (2.00%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (18.00%) Banking
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) JSON
2 2 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) JSON Schema
3 1 (2.00%) LAMP
3 1 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.00%) REST
3 1 (2.00%) RESTful
3 1 (2.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) WAMP
3 1 (2.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) EMC VMAX
1 3 (6.00%) HP Storage
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
2 2 (4.00%) Wiki
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (58.00%) Unix
3 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (18.00%) Windows
5 8 (16.00%) CentOS
6 6 (12.00%) Solaris
6 6 (12.00%) Ubuntu
7 4 (8.00%) AIX
7 4 (8.00%) Debian
8 3 (6.00%) Mac OS
9 2 (4.00%) HPUX
9 2 (4.00%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (2.00%) Fedora
10 1 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) DevOps
2 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) Open Source
3 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.00%) DSDM
5 3 (6.00%) High Availability
5 3 (6.00%) RUP
5 3 (6.00%) Scrum
6 2 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (4.00%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.00%) Application Discovery
7 1 (2.00%) Application Virtualisation
7 1 (2.00%) Microservices
7 1 (2.00%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.00%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) Bash Shell
2 12 (24.00%) Python
3 11 (22.00%) Shell Script
4 8 (16.00%) SQL
5 7 (14.00%) Perl
6 5 (10.00%) C
6 5 (10.00%) Korn
6 5 (10.00%) PHP
6 5 (10.00%) Ruby
7 4 (8.00%) C++
7 4 (8.00%) Java
8 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) RHCE
2 3 (6.00%) RHCA
3 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.00%) MCTS
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.00%) iptables
3 4 (8.00%) Dovecot
3 4 (8.00%) KVM
3 4 (8.00%) Sendmail
3 4 (8.00%) Squid
4 2 (4.00%) NFS
4 2 (4.00%) Samba
4 2 (4.00%) vCloud
5 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.00%) Docker
5 1 (2.00%) UAG
5 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (48.00%) Puppet
2 11 (22.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (10.00%) Nagios
3 5 (10.00%) OpenNebula
3 5 (10.00%) SCCM
4 4 (8.00%) Cacti
4 4 (8.00%) Cobbler
4 4 (8.00%) HAProxy
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (8.00%) yum
5 3 (6.00%) SCOM
5 3 (6.00%) SCOrch
5 3 (6.00%) Tivoli
6 2 (4.00%) Ansible
7 1 (2.00%) Graylog
7 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
7 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.00%) Salt
7 1 (2.00%) Terraform
7 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Red Hat
2 12 (24.00%) VMware
3 6 (12.00%) ServiceNow
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (6.00%) EMC
5 3 (6.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.00%) Brocade
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) Juniper
7 1 (2.00%) NetApp
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