The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 45 70 65
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 19 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.41% 0.21% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 0.23% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
Median daily rate £438 £240 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.29% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
Linux Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
739 868 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.66% 93.23% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 494 371
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.73 £40.39 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Engineer across the Reading region.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer across the Reading region.

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Reading region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 16 (48.48%) Windows Server
4 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (42.42%) SLA
5 14 (42.42%) Perl
5 14 (42.42%) ITIL
6 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 11 (33.33%) VMware
7 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 11 (33.33%) Remedy
7 11 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 10 (30.30%) Unix
9 9 (27.27%) Python
9 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
9 9 (27.27%) Puppet
9 9 (27.27%) DevOps
10 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
10 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
11 7 (21.21%) HP
11 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
12 6 (18.18%) CFEngine
12 6 (18.18%) Ubuntu
12 6 (18.18%) Web Services
13 5 (15.15%) vSphere
13 5 (15.15%) High Availability
14 4 (12.12%) Jenkins

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Big Data
1 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Ant
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
1 4 (12.12%) Maven
2 3 (9.09%) Gradle
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 16 (48.48%) Windows Server
4 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (30.30%) Unix
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (18.18%) Ubuntu
10 4 (12.12%) SUSE
11 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
11 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
12 1 (3.03%) AIX
12 1 (3.03%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 11 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 9 (27.27%) DevOps
4 5 (15.15%) High Availability
5 4 (12.12%) Patch Management
5 4 (12.12%) Software Distribution
6 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (6.06%) Data Privacy
8 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.03%) Data Management
8 1 (3.03%) Information Security
8 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Perl
2 9 (27.27%) Python
3 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.09%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) AWK
6 1 (3.03%) C-shell
6 1 (3.03%) sed
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) RHCE
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.15%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) KVM
5 1 (3.03%) NFS
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Puppet
2 6 (18.18%) CFEngine
3 3 (9.09%) Ansible
3 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 11 (33.33%) Remedy
1 11 (33.33%) VMware
2 7 (21.21%) HP
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Altiris
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 2 (6.06%) Veritas
5 1 (3.03%) EMC
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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