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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
England / South East
Rank 187 155 180
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 53 107 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 1.22% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.30% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 82 37
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £225 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 11
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +12.82%

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
7212 8261 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.74% 94.50% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4213 5055 4897
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 378 431
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +3 14 £408 +21.64% 4
Berkshire -21 10 £338 -17.93% 9
Oxfordshire +9 8 £375 - 4
Surrey +7 8 £400 +1.26% 7
Middlesex +1 7 £360 +2.85%
Kent +6 4 £425 -12.82% 1
West Sussex -11 1 £550 - 2
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 118 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (42.37%) Red Hat
3 40 (33.90%) Puppet
4 37 (31.36%) Unix
5 32 (27.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (24.58%) Perl
7 28 (23.73%) Python
8 25 (21.19%) Security Cleared
9 24 (20.34%) Windows
10 23 (19.49%) DevOps
11 22 (18.64%) Java
11 22 (18.64%) VMware
12 20 (16.95%) C
12 20 (16.95%) SC Cleared
12 20 (16.95%) CentOS
13 19 (16.10%) SAN
14 18 (15.25%) SQL
14 18 (15.25%) Oracle
14 18 (15.25%) Software Engineering
15 16 (13.56%) JBoss
16 15 (12.71%) C++
16 15 (12.71%) DNS
17 14 (11.86%) Configuration Management
17 14 (11.86%) Multithreading
18 13 (11.02%) Git (software)
18 13 (11.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 13 (11.02%) STL
19 12 (10.17%) Apache
19 12 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (10.17%) Ubuntu

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 16 (13.56%) JBoss
2 12 (10.17%) Apache
3 8 (6.78%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.08%) OpenStack
5 5 (4.24%) Confluence
6 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.39%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.54%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.85%) IIS
9 1 (0.85%) SAS
9 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Office
2 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.39%) GitHub
4 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.54%) SaaS
5 2 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) SAN
2 15 (12.71%) DNS
3 10 (8.47%) Firewall
3 10 (8.47%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.47%) VPN
4 9 (7.63%) SMTP
5 8 (6.78%) FTP
6 6 (5.08%) LDAP
7 4 (3.39%) DHCP
7 4 (3.39%) IPv4
7 4 (3.39%) IPv6
7 4 (3.39%) Network Security
8 3 (2.54%) Internet
8 3 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.54%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.54%) LAN
8 3 (2.54%) MPLS
8 3 (2.54%) NAS
8 3 (2.54%) SSL
8 3 (2.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) MySQL
2 4 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.54%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.78%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.08%) Subversion
4 5 (4.24%) Bitbucket
4 5 (4.24%) JIRA
4 5 (4.24%) Metasploit
5 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.85%) Ant
7 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.85%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.85%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.85%) NUnit
7 1 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (2.54%) Finance
1 3 (2.54%) Legal
1 3 (2.54%) Retail
2 2 (1.69%) Advertising
2 2 (1.69%) Publishing
3 1 (0.85%) Marketing
3 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (11.02%) STL
2 3 (2.54%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.54%) LAMP
2 3 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.85%) HTML
3 1 (0.85%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.85%) MCollective
3 1 (0.85%) Middleware
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.85%) RESTful
3 1 (0.85%) Web Services
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Clustering
2 9 (7.63%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.39%) Replication
4 3 (2.54%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.54%) PKI
4 3 (2.54%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) DataPower
6 1 (0.85%) Derivative
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (31.36%) Unix
3 32 (27.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (20.34%) Windows
5 20 (16.95%) CentOS
6 12 (10.17%) Ubuntu
7 9 (7.63%) AIX
8 7 (5.93%) SUSE
9 6 (5.08%) Windows Server
10 5 (4.24%) Debian
11 2 (1.69%) Solaris
11 2 (1.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.49%) DevOps
2 18 (15.25%) Software Engineering
3 14 (11.86%) Configuration Management
3 14 (11.86%) Multithreading
4 8 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (6.78%) ITIL
4 8 (6.78%) Migration
4 8 (6.78%) Project Management
4 8 (6.78%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.93%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.24%) Change Management
6 5 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (4.24%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (4.24%) Patch Management
6 5 (4.24%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.39%) Automated Testing
7 4 (3.39%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (3.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.58%) Perl
2 28 (23.73%) Python
3 22 (18.64%) Java
4 20 (16.95%) C
5 18 (15.25%) SQL
6 15 (12.71%) C++
7 8 (6.78%) Bash Shell
7 8 (6.78%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.78%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.24%) Ruby
9 4 (3.39%) Korn
10 1 (0.85%) Jython
Qualifications
1 25 (21.19%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) AWS Certification
3 6 (5.08%) CISSP
4 5 (4.24%) CEH
4 5 (4.24%) RHCT
5 4 (3.39%) RHCE
5 4 (3.39%) RHCSA
6 3 (2.54%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (2.54%) GCIH
6 3 (2.54%) GIAC
6 3 (2.54%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.54%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.17%) Docker
1 12 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.08%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.24%) Samba
4 5 (4.24%) vSphere
5 3 (2.54%) Firmware
6 2 (1.69%) iptables
6 2 (1.69%) vCloud
6 2 (1.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.85%) Ceph
7 1 (0.85%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.85%) KVM
7 1 (0.85%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.85%) Squid
Systems Management
1 40 (33.90%) Puppet
2 11 (9.32%) Red Hat Satellite
3 10 (8.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (7.63%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.39%) Ansible
6 3 (2.54%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (2.54%) HAProxy
6 3 (2.54%) Kibana
6 3 (2.54%) logstash
6 3 (2.54%) Rsyslog
6 3 (2.54%) Terraform
7 2 (1.69%) Consul
7 2 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.69%) Nagios
7 2 (1.69%) Pingdom
7 2 (1.69%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.85%) Cacti
8 1 (0.85%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.85%) RANCID
8 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (42.37%) Red Hat
2 22 (18.64%) VMware
3 18 (15.25%) Oracle
4 10 (8.47%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.08%) HP
5 6 (5.08%) Veritas
6 5 (4.24%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.39%) Cisco
7 4 (3.39%) IBM
8 3 (2.54%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.54%) NetApp
8 3 (2.54%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.69%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.69%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.69%) PagerDuty
10 1 (0.85%) Brocade
10 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.85%) Software AG
10 1 (0.85%) Talend
10 1 (0.85%) webMethods
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