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 28 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 60 39 57
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 4 45 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 4.46% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 4.74% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 40 2
Median daily rate £420 £363 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% +16.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £150 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.66% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
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 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
669 949 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.18% 93.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 557 466
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 22
Median hourly rate £17.50 £55.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.49% +164.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 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 Reading region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (40.00%) Clustering
4 3 (30.00%) Firmware
4 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Ansible
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (20.00%) Puppet
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Solaris
6 1 (10.00%) Perl
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) IIS
6 1 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) JBoss
6 1 (10.00%) Apache
6 1 (10.00%) Tomcat

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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) IMAP
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) MRTG
2 1 (10.00%) SMTP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) Debian
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) SIEM
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Korn
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Firmware
2 1 (10.00%) Ceph
2 1 (10.00%) Dovecot
2 1 (10.00%) iptables
2 1 (10.00%) KVM
2 1 (10.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (10.00%) Squid
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Cacti
2 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (10.00%) RANCID
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (30.00%) 3PAR
2 3 (30.00%) NetApp
2 3 (30.00%) Veritas
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Talend
4 1 (10.00%) VMware