The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 175 208 187
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 67 64 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 0.67% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.71% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 52 49
Median daily rate £400 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Median hourly rate £48.90 £37.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.38% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £35.50 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.78 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +40.35%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7228 9049 9230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.61% 94.91% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4209 5243 5063
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 511 507
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.64 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.94% +10.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
Surrey +25 25 £404 -5.00% 8
Hampshire +29 19 £350 - 3
Berkshire +5 8 £475 +11.76% 7
Middlesex -4 7 £375 +7.14%
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 - 3
Kent -3 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 South East region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 143 (100.00%) Linux
2 54 (37.76%) Puppet
3 53 (37.06%) Perl
4 49 (34.27%) Red Hat
5 44 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (30.07%) Unix
7 34 (23.78%) Python
7 34 (23.78%) Java
8 33 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 31 (21.68%) VMware
10 27 (18.88%) DevOps
11 26 (18.18%) CentOS
12 25 (17.48%) C
13 24 (16.78%) DNS
13 24 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (16.08%) SC Cleared
14 23 (16.08%) C++
14 23 (16.08%) Oracle
14 23 (16.08%) Windows
15 21 (14.69%) Software Engineering
16 20 (13.99%) Ubuntu
16 20 (13.99%) Apache
17 19 (13.29%) Configuration Management
17 19 (13.29%) SAN
18 18 (12.59%) Bash Shell
18 18 (12.59%) Opscode Chef
19 17 (11.89%) SQL
20 16 (11.19%) Multithreading
21 15 (10.49%) Tomcat
22 14 (9.79%) STL

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (13.99%) Apache
2 15 (10.49%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.50%) JBoss
3 5 (3.50%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.50%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.10%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.40%) Confluence
6 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.70%) SAS
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (5.59%) MS Excel
1 8 (5.59%) MS Office
2 5 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.80%) SaaS
3 3 (2.10%) IaaS
3 3 (2.10%) PaaS
4 2 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.40%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.78%) DNS
2 19 (13.29%) SAN
3 14 (9.79%) Firewall
3 14 (9.79%) Internet
3 14 (9.79%) VPN
4 12 (8.39%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.29%) DHCP
5 9 (6.29%) SMTP
6 8 (5.59%) FTP
6 8 (5.59%) LDAP
7 7 (4.90%) IPv6
8 6 (4.20%) NAS
9 5 (3.50%) SSH
9 5 (3.50%) SSL
10 3 (2.10%) IPv4
10 3 (2.10%) Network Security
11 2 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.40%) IPsec
11 2 (1.40%) MPLS
11 2 (1.40%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.79%) MySQL
2 10 (6.99%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.40%) Big Data
5 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.20%) Subversion
4 5 (3.50%) Metasploit
5 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.10%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.40%) Ant
6 2 (1.40%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.40%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.40%) CppUnit
6 2 (1.40%) GoogleTest
6 2 (1.40%) JIRA
6 2 (1.40%) NUnit
7 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.70%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (9.79%) Finance
2 4 (2.80%) Retail
3 3 (2.10%) Banking
3 3 (2.10%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.70%) Local Government
4 1 (0.70%) Publishing
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 14 (9.79%) STL
2 8 (5.59%) LAMP
3 7 (4.90%) Web Services
4 5 (3.50%) PostGIS
5 4 (2.80%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (2.10%) Spring
7 2 (1.40%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.40%) Middleware
8 1 (0.70%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.70%) J2EE
8 1 (0.70%) MCollective
8 1 (0.70%) Node.js
8 1 (0.70%) Sensu
8 1 (0.70%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) Clustering
1 8 (5.59%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.40%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.40%) Derivative
4 2 (1.40%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.40%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.40%) Replication
4 2 (1.40%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.70%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.70%) DataPower
5 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.70%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 143 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 43 (30.07%) Unix
4 26 (18.18%) CentOS
5 23 (16.08%) Windows
6 20 (13.99%) Ubuntu
7 10 (6.99%) AIX
7 10 (6.99%) Debian
8 8 (5.59%) Solaris
9 4 (2.80%) SUSE
9 4 (2.80%) Windows Server
10 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.88%) DevOps
2 21 (14.69%) Software Engineering
3 19 (13.29%) Configuration Management
4 16 (11.19%) Multithreading
5 12 (8.39%) ITIL
6 11 (7.69%) Migration
7 10 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.29%) Project Management
8 9 (6.29%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.59%) Load Balancing
10 7 (4.90%) High Availability
10 7 (4.90%) Patch Management
11 5 (3.50%) Ethical Hacking
11 5 (3.50%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (3.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 4 (2.80%) Change Management
12 4 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (2.80%) UML
12 4 (2.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (37.06%) Perl
2 34 (23.78%) Java
2 34 (23.78%) Python
3 25 (17.48%) C
4 23 (16.08%) C++
5 18 (12.59%) Bash Shell
6 17 (11.89%) SQL
7 13 (9.09%) PowerShell
8 11 (7.69%) Ruby
9 9 (6.29%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.20%) PHP
11 4 (2.80%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.40%) Go
12 2 (1.40%) Rust
12 2 (1.40%) Scala
13 1 (0.70%) C#
13 1 (0.70%) Jython
13 1 (0.70%) Korn
13 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.59%) Degree
4 5 (3.50%) AWS Certification
4 5 (3.50%) CEH
4 5 (3.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.50%) RHCT
5 4 (2.80%) RHCE
6 3 (2.10%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.40%) CISSP
7 2 (1.40%) GCIH
7 2 (1.40%) GIAC
7 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.40%) RHCA
8 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.80%) SLA
3 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.90%) vSphere
3 6 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.50%) Docker
4 5 (3.50%) Samba
5 4 (2.80%) KVM
5 4 (2.80%) Postfix
6 3 (2.10%) Firmware
6 3 (2.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.40%) iptables
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.40%) vCloud
7 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.70%) Ceph
8 1 (0.70%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.70%) GPFS
8 1 (0.70%) StorNext
8 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (37.76%) Puppet
2 18 (12.59%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.90%) Ansible
4 6 (4.20%) CFEngine
5 5 (3.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (2.10%) HAProxy
6 3 (2.10%) Nagios
7 2 (1.40%) Consul
7 2 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.40%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.40%) Pingdom
7 2 (1.40%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.40%) Terraform
8 1 (0.70%) Bareos
8 1 (0.70%) Cacti
8 1 (0.70%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.70%) RANCID
8 1 (0.70%) Salt
8 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (34.27%) Red Hat
2 31 (21.68%) VMware
3 23 (16.08%) Oracle
4 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.90%) HP
6 5 (3.50%) Veritas
7 4 (2.80%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.80%) Cisco
7 4 (2.80%) Juniper
8 3 (2.10%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.10%) EMC
8 3 (2.10%) NetApp
9 2 (1.40%) Altiris
9 2 (1.40%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.40%) Citrix
9 2 (1.40%) IBM
9 2 (1.40%) PagerDuty
10 1 (0.70%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.70%) Software AG
10 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds