The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 68 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 13 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.26% 1.01% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 0
Average daily rate £158 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
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
954 936 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.53% 94.26% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 497 474
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.55 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.03% +39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (63.27%) Python
2 31 (63.27%) Puppet
3 28 (57.14%) Configuration Management
4 25 (51.02%) SLA
5 23 (46.94%) Incident Management
6 22 (44.90%) Windows
7 21 (42.86%) ITIL
7 21 (42.86%) Bash Shell
7 21 (42.86%) Ansible
7 21 (42.86%) DevOps
7 21 (42.86%) Windows Server
8 20 (40.82%) Graphite
8 20 (40.82%) logstash
8 20 (40.82%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (40.82%) Web Services
9 19 (38.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (36.73%) Unix
10 18 (36.73%) Remedy
11 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
11 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (32.65%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (30.61%) Perl
14 14 (28.57%) Java
14 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
15 13 (26.53%) RESTful
15 13 (26.53%) CentOS
15 13 (26.53%) ELK Stack
15 13 (26.53%) Terraform

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 16 (32.65%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (20.41%) OpenStack
3 7 (14.29%) Apache
3 7 (14.29%) JBoss
3 7 (14.29%) nginx
3 7 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 7 (14.29%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) DNS
1 7 (14.29%) HTTP
1 7 (14.29%) LDAP
1 7 (14.29%) SMTP
1 7 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (2.04%) NAS
2 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Big Data
2 7 (14.29%) MySQL
3 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) Ant
2 3 (6.12%) Gradle
2 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.12%) Maven
3 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) Web Services
2 13 (26.53%) ELK Stack
2 13 (26.53%) RESTful
2 13 (26.53%) Sensu
3 7 (14.29%) LAMP
3 7 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
3 7 (14.29%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (44.90%) Windows
3 21 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 19 (38.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (36.73%) Unix
6 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 13 (26.53%) CentOS
8 13 (26.53%) Ubuntu
9 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
10 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 23 (46.94%) Incident Management
3 21 (42.86%) DevOps
3 21 (42.86%) ITIL
4 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.33%) High Availability
6 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.12%) Data Management
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.12%) Open Source
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (63.27%) Python
2 21 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 15 (30.61%) Perl
4 14 (28.57%) Java
5 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
6 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.16%) AWK
7 4 (8.16%) sed
8 3 (6.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) CCNA
1 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (12.24%) HNC
1 6 (12.24%) MCSE
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (12.24%) RHCSA
2 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (51.02%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) qmail
2 7 (14.29%) Squid
3 4 (8.16%) XenApp
4 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.08%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (4.08%) XenServer
6 1 (2.04%) KVM
6 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (63.27%) Puppet
2 21 (42.86%) Ansible
3 20 (40.82%) Graphite
3 20 (40.82%) logstash
4 13 (26.53%) Nagios
4 13 (26.53%) Terraform
5 7 (14.29%) Cacti
5 7 (14.29%) collectd
5 7 (14.29%) Ganglia
5 7 (14.29%) ZABBIX
6 4 (8.16%) NetBackup
6 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Remedy
2 13 (26.53%) VMware
3 7 (14.29%) Splunk
4 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.20%) Citrix
6 4 (8.16%) Altiris
6 4 (8.16%) HP
7 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco
8 2 (4.08%) IBM
9 1 (2.04%) Juniper