The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 232 230 239
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 7 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.075% 0.095% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Average daily rate £306 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £178 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £500 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £500
% change year-on-year
-12.28% -28.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8571 7742 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.25% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4746 3879 4425
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 606 704
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Linux Engineer
England

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +11 3 £313 +76.05%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £300 -
West Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (78.13%) Red Hat
3 20 (62.50%) VMware
4 16 (50.00%) HP
5 15 (46.88%) Shell Script
5 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (37.50%) SAN
6 12 (37.50%) IBM
7 11 (34.38%) ITIL
7 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (34.38%) SUSE
8 10 (31.25%) Performance Management
8 10 (31.25%) Novell
8 10 (31.25%) Middleware
9 9 (28.13%) Windows
9 9 (28.13%) Banking
10 8 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (25.00%) ISEB
10 8 (25.00%) Service Management
10 8 (25.00%) ITSM
10 8 (25.00%) Remedy
11 7 (21.88%) UNIX
11 7 (21.88%) Oracle
11 7 (21.88%) Bash Shell
11 7 (21.88%) Change Control
12 6 (18.75%) vSphere
12 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
12 6 (18.75%) Perl
12 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
12 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) SAN
2 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.50%) Kerberos
3 4 (12.50%) VLAN
3 4 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.13%) DLNA
5 1 (3.13%) NFC
5 1 (3.13%) LDAP
5 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.13%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
1 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (28.13%) Banking
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.13%) Handset
3 1 (3.13%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (34.38%) SUSE
2 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (28.13%) Windows
4 7 (21.88%) UNIX
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.50%) CentOS
5 4 (12.50%) SELinux
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (9.38%) Solaris
7 2 (6.25%) AIX
7 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 10 (31.25%) Performance Management
3 8 (25.00%) Service Management
3 8 (25.00%) ITSM
4 7 (21.88%) Change Control
5 6 (18.75%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
6 2 (6.25%) Time Management
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma
7 1 (3.13%) UML
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) Shell Script
2 7 (21.88%) Bash Shell
3 6 (18.75%) Perl
4 5 (15.63%) Python
5 2 (6.25%) C
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) Korn
6 1 (3.13%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) ISEB
2 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) RHCE
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) CCA
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.75%) vSphere
3 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (9.38%) KVM
4 3 (9.38%) NFS
5 1 (3.13%) Squid
5 1 (3.13%) Xen
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.13%) Postfix
5 1 (3.13%) Sendmail
5 1 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Red Hat
2 20 (62.50%) VMware
3 16 (50.00%) HP
4 12 (37.50%) IBM
5 10 (31.25%) Novell
6 8 (25.00%) Remedy
7 7 (21.88%) Oracle
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.50%) NetApp
9 4 (12.50%) Veritas
10 2 (6.25%) Altiris
10 2 (6.25%) Citrix
11 1 (3.13%) EMC
11 1 (3.13%) Cisco
11 1 (3.13%) Perforce
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
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