The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 247 213 215
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 23 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.42% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.45% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £368 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-42.00% +17.64%
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
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Surrey +2 10 £394 -4.54% 2
Hampshire -7 10 £425 +30.76% 4
Berkshire -15 2 £375 +15.38% 1
Kent - 1 £450 -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (52.00%) Red Hat
3 24 (48.00%) Puppet
4 15 (30.00%) UNIX
5 12 (24.00%) VMware
5 12 (24.00%) Jenkins
5 12 (24.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (22.00%) Windows
7 10 (20.00%) WebLogic
7 10 (20.00%) Oracle
7 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 10 (20.00%) DevOps
8 9 (18.00%) Vagrant
8 9 (18.00%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
8 9 (18.00%) Scrum
8 9 (18.00%) C++
8 9 (18.00%) MySQL
9 8 (16.00%) Java
9 8 (16.00%) Perl
9 8 (16.00%) VMware ESX
9 8 (16.00%) QA
9 8 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
10 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (14.00%) SUSE

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (12.00%) JBoss
2 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (10.00%) Apache
4 3 (6.00%) IIS
4 3 (6.00%) nginx
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.00%) Apache TomEE
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.00%) DNS
3 2 (4.00%) FTP
3 2 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) LDAP
4 1 (2.00%) SMTP
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.00%) SSL
4 1 (2.00%) SAN
4 1 (2.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.00%) Subversion
4 3 (6.00%) Maven
General
1 5 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Middleware
2 5 (10.00%) Qt
2 5 (10.00%) GStreamer
3 3 (6.00%) QML
3 3 (6.00%) Qt Quick
3 3 (6.00%) HTML5
3 3 (6.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) STB
2 3 (6.00%) Replication
3 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) HACMP
4 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (30.00%) UNIX
3 11 (22.00%) Windows
3 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (18.00%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (14.00%) Solaris
5 7 (14.00%) SUSE
6 6 (12.00%) CentOS
7 4 (8.00%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.00%) AIX
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.00%) Debian
9 1 (2.00%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 10 (20.00%) DevOps
2 9 (18.00%) Scrum
3 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.00%) Performance Management
5 5 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.00%) Identity Management
8 2 (4.00%) SOA
9 1 (2.00%) ITIL
9 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.00%) Change Management
9 1 (2.00%) Resource Management
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (2.00%) Kernel Tuning
9 1 (2.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) C++
1 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
2 8 (16.00%) Java
2 8 (16.00%) Perl
3 7 (14.00%) C
4 4 (8.00%) Embedded C
4 4 (8.00%) Embedded C++
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) RHCE
4 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) VMware ESX
2 7 (14.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.00%) vSphere
5 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (4.00%) Postfix
6 2 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.00%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (2.00%) iptables
7 1 (2.00%) NFS
7 1 (2.00%) qmail
7 1 (2.00%) Samba
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (48.00%) Puppet
2 9 (18.00%) Vagrant
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle ZFS
4 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (10.00%) NetBackup
5 4 (8.00%) Ansible
6 3 (6.00%) cPanel
6 3 (6.00%) Webmin
6 3 (6.00%) Plesk
7 2 (4.00%) Cobbler
7 2 (4.00%) SELinux
7 2 (4.00%) Nagios
8 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) Red Hat
2 12 (24.00%) VMware
3 10 (20.00%) Oracle
4 5 (10.00%) Symantec
4 5 (10.00%) EMC
5 3 (6.00%) Veritas
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.00%) Sun
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) McAfee
6 1 (2.00%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.00%) Infoblox