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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 125 129 139
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.14% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.15% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
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
2938 2655 3025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.36% 92.54% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1634 1303 1553
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 198 219
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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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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
Cheshire +5 2 £280 -7.89% 2
Merseyside 0 2 £450 +63.63% 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Perl
2 5 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (30.00%) Regular Expression
4 3 (30.00%) Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) AIX
5 2 (20.00%) HPUX
5 2 (20.00%) Apache
5 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (20.00%) Sun
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) BMC
5 2 (20.00%) Firmware
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Regular Expression
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) AIX
4 2 (20.00%) HPUX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) Information Security
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Web Development
2 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Perl
1 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) BMC
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Sun
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