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 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 137 137 120
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 26 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.34% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 9
Median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
3552 3495 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.69% 94.66% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2205 2024 1614
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 197 177
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 - 14 £400 - 4
Cheshire -10 8 £450 +2.85% 2
Merseyside - 3 £350 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 52 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (51.92%) Unix
3 25 (48.08%) Puppet
4 20 (38.46%) Red Hat
5 17 (32.69%) DevOps
6 16 (30.77%) Bash Shell
7 13 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (23.08%) DNS
8 12 (23.08%) JBoss
8 12 (23.08%) Python
9 11 (21.15%) VMware
9 11 (21.15%) Open Source
10 10 (19.23%) OpenStack
10 10 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
10 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (19.23%) CentOS
10 10 (19.23%) Apache
11 9 (17.31%) Windows
11 9 (17.31%) SQL
11 9 (17.31%) Shell Script
11 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (17.31%) Banking
11 9 (17.31%) Incident Management
12 8 (15.38%) Ubuntu
12 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
13 7 (13.46%) Perl
13 7 (13.46%) ServiceNow
14 6 (11.54%) 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 12 (23.08%) JBoss
2 10 (19.23%) Apache
2 10 (19.23%) OpenStack
3 4 (7.69%) SAS
4 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.92%) Confluence
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) DNS
2 6 (11.54%) Firewall
3 4 (7.69%) DHCP
3 4 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (7.69%) HTTP
3 4 (7.69%) IMAP
3 4 (7.69%) iSCSI
3 4 (7.69%) MRTG
3 4 (7.69%) SMTP
4 3 (5.77%) LDAP
5 2 (3.85%) SSH
5 2 (3.85%) SSL
6 1 (1.92%) AMQP
6 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.92%) Profibus
6 1 (1.92%) SNMP
6 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.92%) OpenStack Swift
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) Maven
4 2 (3.85%) Gradle
4 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.92%) GitLab
5 1 (1.92%) JIRA
5 1 (1.92%) MSI
5 1 (1.92%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (17.31%) Banking
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) JSON
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
1 2 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) JSON Schema
2 1 (1.92%) LAMP
2 1 (1.92%) Node.js
2 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.92%) REST
2 1 (1.92%) RESTful
2 1 (1.92%) SOAP
2 1 (1.92%) WAMP
2 1 (1.92%) XSD
2 1 (1.92%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Cloud
1 3 (5.77%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.85%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (3.85%) HP Storage
2 2 (3.85%) User Experience
2 2 (3.85%) Wiki
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (51.92%) Unix
3 13 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (19.23%) CentOS
5 9 (17.31%) Windows
6 8 (15.38%) Ubuntu
7 5 (9.62%) Solaris
8 4 (7.69%) Debian
9 3 (5.77%) AIX
9 3 (5.77%) Fedora
9 3 (5.77%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.85%) HPUX
10 2 (3.85%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
11 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) DevOps
2 11 (21.15%) Open Source
3 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.31%) Incident Management
5 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
6 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.77%) ITIL
9 2 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (3.85%) DSDM
9 2 (3.85%) High Availability
9 2 (3.85%) Patch Management
9 2 (3.85%) RUP
9 2 (3.85%) Scrum
10 1 (1.92%) Application Discovery
10 1 (1.92%) Application Virtualisation
10 1 (1.92%) Security Patching
10 1 (1.92%) Target Operating Model
10 1 (1.92%) Ticket Management
10 1 (1.92%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 12 (23.08%) Python
3 9 (17.31%) Shell Script
3 9 (17.31%) SQL
4 7 (13.46%) Perl
5 5 (9.62%) C
5 5 (9.62%) Java
5 5 (9.62%) PHP
6 4 (7.69%) C++
6 4 (7.69%) Korn
6 4 (7.69%) Ruby
7 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (5.77%) RHCE
2 2 (3.85%) RHCA
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) MCITP
3 1 (1.92%) MCTS
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.54%) iptables
3 4 (7.69%) Dovecot
3 4 (7.69%) KVM
3 4 (7.69%) Sendmail
3 4 (7.69%) Squid
4 2 (3.85%) Docker
4 2 (3.85%) NFS
4 2 (3.85%) Samba
4 2 (3.85%) vCloud
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.92%) UAG
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (48.08%) Puppet
2 10 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (9.62%) Nagios
3 5 (9.62%) OpenNebula
4 4 (7.69%) Cacti
4 4 (7.69%) HAProxy
4 4 (7.69%) SCCM
4 4 (7.69%) yum
5 3 (5.77%) Ansible
5 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (5.77%) Salt
6 2 (3.85%) Cobbler
6 2 (3.85%) SCOM
6 2 (3.85%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.92%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.92%) Graylog
7 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 11 (21.15%) VMware
3 7 (13.46%) ServiceNow
4 5 (9.62%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.85%) EMC
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.92%) Brocade
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Juniper
6 1 (1.92%) NetApp
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago