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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
England / South East
Rank 177 164 175
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 56 93 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 1.11% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.18% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 75 39
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £277 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Median hourly rate £47.79 £50.00 £37.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.42% +32.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.40 £42.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+12.84% +43.58%

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
6771 7870 8682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.25% 94.24% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3911 4624 4712
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 412 423
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.02 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Surrey +17 17 £409 -6.45% 5
Hampshire +11 16 £350 - 3
Oxfordshire +2 6 £400 - 8
Berkshire -14 6 £463 +3.35% 15
Kent -4 5 £425 -5.55%
Middlesex -8 5 £375 +7.14%
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 45 (35.71%) Puppet
3 38 (30.16%) Unix
4 36 (28.57%) Perl
5 34 (26.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (26.19%) Python
7 26 (20.63%) Security Cleared
8 25 (19.84%) CentOS
8 25 (19.84%) Java
9 23 (18.25%) C
9 23 (18.25%) DNS
10 22 (17.46%) Windows
10 22 (17.46%) Software Engineering
11 20 (15.87%) SC Cleared
11 20 (15.87%) C++
11 20 (15.87%) Oracle
11 20 (15.87%) DevOps
12 18 (14.29%) VMware
12 18 (14.29%) SQL
13 17 (13.49%) SAN
14 15 (11.90%) Multithreading
15 14 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 14 (11.11%) Configuration Management
15 14 (11.11%) STL
15 14 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (10.32%) Apache
16 13 (10.32%) Ubuntu
16 13 (10.32%) Git (software)
17 12 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure

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 13 (10.32%) Apache
2 11 (8.73%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.14%) JBoss
4 5 (3.97%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.17%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.38%) Confluence
6 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.79%) IIS
8 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.79%) SAS
8 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.38%) SaaS
4 2 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.59%) GitHub
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.79%) IaaS
5 1 (0.79%) PaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.25%) DNS
2 17 (13.49%) SAN
3 12 (9.52%) Firewall
3 12 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.73%) VPN
5 10 (7.94%) DHCP
5 10 (7.94%) Internet
6 9 (7.14%) SMTP
7 8 (6.35%) FTP
7 8 (6.35%) LDAP
8 7 (5.56%) IPv6
9 5 (3.97%) IPv4
9 5 (3.97%) Network Security
10 3 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.38%) LAN
10 3 (2.38%) MPLS
10 3 (2.38%) NAS
10 3 (2.38%) SSH
10 3 (2.38%) SSL
10 3 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) MySQL
2 7 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.79%) Big Data
4 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.35%) Subversion
3 6 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.97%) Metasploit
5 3 (2.38%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.38%) JIRA
5 3 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.59%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.79%) Ant
7 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.79%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.79%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.79%) NUnit
7 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (4.76%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Retail
3 2 (1.59%) Advertising
3 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 14 (11.11%) STL
2 5 (3.97%) PostGIS
3 3 (2.38%) LAMP
4 2 (1.59%) Middleware
5 1 (0.79%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.79%) HTML
5 1 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.79%) J2EE
5 1 (0.79%) MCollective
5 1 (0.79%) Node.js
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.79%) Spring
5 1 (0.79%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.76%) Clustering
3 4 (3.17%) Replication
4 3 (2.38%) Cryptography
4 3 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.79%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.79%) DataPower
6 1 (0.79%) Derivative
6 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (30.16%) Unix
3 34 (26.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (19.84%) CentOS
5 22 (17.46%) Windows
6 13 (10.32%) Ubuntu
7 8 (6.35%) AIX
8 6 (4.76%) Debian
9 4 (3.17%) Solaris
9 4 (3.17%) SUSE
9 4 (3.17%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.46%) Software Engineering
2 20 (15.87%) DevOps
3 15 (11.90%) Multithreading
4 14 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 11 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (7.14%) Migration
7 8 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.35%) Project Management
7 8 (6.35%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.76%) ITIL
9 5 (3.97%) Automated Testing
9 5 (3.97%) Change Management
9 5 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.97%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (3.97%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.97%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.97%) Patch Management
9 5 (3.97%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (3.97%) Security Patching
9 5 (3.97%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.57%) Perl
2 33 (26.19%) Python
3 25 (19.84%) Java
4 23 (18.25%) C
5 20 (15.87%) C++
6 18 (14.29%) SQL
7 9 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 9 (7.14%) Ruby
8 8 (6.35%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.56%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.59%) Go
10 2 (1.59%) Korn
10 2 (1.59%) Rust
10 2 (1.59%) Scala
11 1 (0.79%) C#
11 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.79%) Jython
Qualifications
1 26 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.97%) AWS Certification
3 5 (3.97%) CEH
3 5 (3.97%) RHCT
4 4 (3.17%) CISSP
4 4 (3.17%) Degree
4 4 (3.17%) RHCSA
5 3 (2.38%) GCIH
5 3 (2.38%) GIAC
5 3 (2.38%) RHCE
6 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.35%) Docker
3 7 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.97%) Samba
5 4 (3.17%) vSphere
6 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.38%) Firmware
7 2 (1.59%) iptables
7 2 (1.59%) KVM
7 2 (1.59%) vCloud
7 2 (1.59%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.79%) Ceph
8 1 (0.79%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.79%) GPFS
8 1 (0.79%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.79%) Squid
8 1 (0.79%) StorNext
8 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (35.71%) Puppet
2 14 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (3.97%) Ansible
5 3 (2.38%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.38%) Nagios
6 2 (1.59%) Consul
6 2 (1.59%) Pingdom
6 2 (1.59%) Terraform
7 1 (0.79%) Cacti
7 1 (0.79%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.79%) Kibana
7 1 (0.79%) logstash
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.79%) RANCID
7 1 (0.79%) Rsyslog
7 1 (0.79%) SCCM
7 1 (0.79%) SELinux
7 1 (0.79%) yum
Vendors
1 45 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 20 (15.87%) Oracle
3 18 (14.29%) VMware
4 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.97%) Cisco
6 4 (3.17%) Veritas
7 3 (2.38%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.38%) HP
7 3 (2.38%) NetApp
8 2 (1.59%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.59%) IBM
8 2 (1.59%) PagerDuty
9 1 (0.79%) Adobe
9 1 (0.79%) Brocade
9 1 (0.79%) Cognos
9 1 (0.79%) EMC
9 1 (0.79%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.79%) Software AG
9 1 (0.79%) webMethods
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