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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 146 174 203
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 102 89 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.19% 0.93% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.99% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 37 28
Average daily rate £350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £257 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 2
Average hourly rate £47.00 £39.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £30.00 £45.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -4.51%
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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 12 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +19 41 £448 +49.16% 13
Hampshire -12 23 £335 -4.28% 4
Middlesex +10 15 £350 +40.00%
Surrey -1 14 £340 - 9
Kent -4 4 £450 +20.00% 1
Oxfordshire 0 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 153 (100.00%) Linux
2 71 (46.41%) Unix
3 56 (36.60%) Python
4 52 (33.99%) Puppet
5 51 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 48 (31.37%) Perl
7 46 (30.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (25.49%) C
8 39 (25.49%) Java
9 37 (24.18%) C++
10 36 (23.53%) Configuration Management
11 35 (22.88%) DevOps
12 33 (21.57%) Security Cleared
13 28 (18.30%) Oracle
13 28 (18.30%) Windows
13 28 (18.30%) JBoss
13 28 (18.30%) Tomcat
13 28 (18.30%) Ansible
14 27 (17.65%) Nagios
14 27 (17.65%) Multithreading
15 26 (16.99%) VMware
16 25 (16.34%) SC Cleared
17 23 (15.03%) Apache
17 23 (15.03%) Web Services
18 22 (14.38%) MySQL
18 22 (14.38%) Software Engineering
18 22 (14.38%) Bash Shell
19 21 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
19 21 (13.73%) CentOS
19 21 (13.73%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 28 (18.30%) JBoss
1 28 (18.30%) Tomcat
2 23 (15.03%) Apache
3 13 (8.50%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (5.88%) OpenStack
5 8 (5.23%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.58%) nginx
7 1 (0.65%) Confluence
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.92%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.76%) DNS
1 18 (11.76%) LDAP
2 14 (9.15%) TCP/IP
3 12 (7.84%) SAN
4 10 (6.54%) SMTP
5 9 (5.88%) HTTP
6 8 (5.23%) Firewall
7 7 (4.58%) SSL
8 5 (3.27%) DHCP
8 5 (3.27%) Internet
8 5 (3.27%) Network Security
9 4 (2.61%) MPLS
10 3 (1.96%) FTP
10 3 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.96%) VPN
11 2 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.31%) DVB
11 2 (1.31%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (1.31%) SSH
12 1 (0.65%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.38%) MySQL
2 8 (5.23%) Big Data
3 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.61%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) HPCC
6 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (11.76%) Subversion
2 17 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.15%) Jenkins
4 13 (8.50%) ClearCase
5 9 (5.88%) Ant
5 9 (5.88%) CppUnit
5 9 (5.88%) GoogleTest
5 9 (5.88%) Maven
5 9 (5.88%) NUnit
6 4 (2.61%) JIRA
7 3 (1.96%) Bugzilla
7 3 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.31%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.65%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.65%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.65%) JUnit
General
1 6 (3.92%) Finance
2 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.31%) Back Office
4 1 (0.65%) Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Electronics
4 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.03%) Web Services
2 18 (11.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 18 (11.76%) STL
3 13 (8.50%) ELK Stack
3 13 (8.50%) RESTful
3 13 (8.50%) Sensu
4 10 (6.54%) LAMP
5 7 (4.58%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (4.58%) MCollective
6 3 (1.96%) Twisted
7 2 (1.31%) XML
8 1 (0.65%) HTML
8 1 (0.65%) Java EE
8 1 (0.65%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.65%) Qt
8 1 (0.65%) SAML
8 1 (0.65%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.54%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.88%) Derivative
4 5 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.27%) Device Driver
4 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.61%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.61%) DTV
5 4 (2.61%) HACMP
6 3 (1.96%) Clustering
6 3 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.96%) STB
7 2 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.31%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.31%) Statistics
7 2 (1.31%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.65%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 153 (100.00%) Linux
2 71 (46.41%) Unix
3 46 (30.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (18.30%) Windows
5 21 (13.73%) CentOS
6 17 (11.11%) Ubuntu
7 14 (9.15%) Windows Server
8 10 (6.54%) AIX
9 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (4.58%) Windows 7
10 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (3.27%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (3.27%) Solaris
12 3 (1.96%) SUSE
12 3 (1.96%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.31%) HPUX
13 2 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.31%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.53%) Configuration Management
2 35 (22.88%) DevOps
3 27 (17.65%) Multithreading
4 22 (14.38%) Software Engineering
5 19 (12.42%) Incident Management
6 18 (11.76%) ITIL
7 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (10.46%) Project Management
9 12 (7.84%) UML
10 10 (6.54%) OO
11 9 (5.88%) High Availability
11 9 (5.88%) Integration Testing
11 9 (5.88%) Memory Management
11 9 (5.88%) OOD
11 9 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (5.88%) Unit Testing
11 9 (5.88%) Use Case
12 6 (3.92%) Migration
13 5 (3.27%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (36.60%) Python
2 48 (31.37%) Perl
3 39 (25.49%) C
3 39 (25.49%) Java
4 37 (24.18%) C++
5 22 (14.38%) Bash Shell
6 21 (13.73%) SQL
7 15 (9.80%) JavaScript
8 13 (8.50%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.61%) AWK
9 4 (2.61%) Ruby
9 4 (2.61%) sed
10 3 (1.96%) PHP
10 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.31%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.65%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.65%) GLSL
12 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.34%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.54%) RHCSA
4 7 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.58%) Degree
5 6 (3.92%) CCNA
5 6 (3.92%) HNC
5 6 (3.92%) MCSE
5 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.61%) CISSP
7 3 (1.96%) GCIH
7 3 (1.96%) GIAC
8 2 (1.31%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.31%) CEH
8 2 (1.31%) RHCT
9 1 (0.65%) CCNP
9 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.42%) SLA
2 4 (2.61%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.58%) qmail
3 7 (4.58%) Squid
4 5 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.61%) NFS
5 4 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (2.61%) XenApp
6 3 (1.96%) Samba
6 3 (1.96%) vSphere
7 2 (1.31%) KVM
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (1.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.31%) Xen
7 2 (1.31%) XenServer
8 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.65%) iptables
8 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 52 (33.99%) Puppet
2 28 (18.30%) Ansible
3 27 (17.65%) Nagios
4 20 (13.07%) Graphite
4 20 (13.07%) logstash
5 13 (8.50%) Terraform
6 8 (5.23%) Cacti
7 7 (4.58%) Cobbler
7 7 (4.58%) collectd
7 7 (4.58%) Ganglia
7 7 (4.58%) ZABBIX
8 4 (2.61%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.65%) Nessus
11 1 (0.65%) OpenNMS
11 1 (0.65%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 51 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 28 (18.30%) Oracle
3 26 (16.99%) VMware
4 10 (6.54%) Cisco
4 10 (6.54%) Remedy
5 7 (4.58%) HP
5 7 (4.58%) Splunk
6 6 (3.92%) IBM
7 5 (3.27%) Citrix
7 5 (3.27%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.27%) Veritas
8 4 (2.61%) Altiris
8 4 (2.61%) Dell
9 3 (1.96%) EMC
9 3 (1.96%) Juniper
10 2 (1.31%) Huawei
10 2 (1.31%) Nokia
10 2 (1.31%) SAP
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