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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 207 223 230
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 38 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.25% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 2
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£325 £350 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £493 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £46.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
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
8553 8234 9061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.18% 92.81% 91.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4750 4342 4208
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 512 624
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -11.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
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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 +20 12 £325 +4.00% 2
Hampshire -8 9 £325 -7.14% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £338 - 2
Surrey +4 5 £413 - 2
Oxfordshire +4 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £300 -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (42.59%) Red Hat
3 18 (33.33%) Puppet
4 15 (27.78%) Windows
4 15 (27.78%) MySQL
5 13 (24.07%) C
5 13 (24.07%) VMware
5 13 (24.07%) Jenkins
6 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (20.37%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (20.37%) DevOps
7 11 (20.37%) Middleware
7 11 (20.37%) Oracle
7 11 (20.37%) WebLogic
7 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
8 10 (18.52%) NFS
8 10 (18.52%) Apache
8 10 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
9 9 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 9 (16.67%) DNS
9 9 (16.67%) HP
10 8 (14.81%) UNIX
10 8 (14.81%) Scrum
10 8 (14.81%) YUM
10 8 (14.81%) CentOS
10 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
11 7 (12.96%) Embedded Linux

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (20.37%) WebLogic
2 10 (18.52%) Apache
3 5 (9.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.70%) nginx
5 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.85%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 9 (16.67%) DNS
2 7 (12.96%) LDAP
3 6 (11.11%) DHCP
4 5 (9.26%) iSCSI
4 5 (9.26%) Firewall
5 2 (3.70%) SSL
5 2 (3.70%) SAN
5 2 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.70%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) DLNA
6 1 (1.85%) NFC
6 1 (1.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) MySQL
2 10 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.56%) Maven
3 3 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Gradle
4 1 (1.85%) Automake
4 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.85%) Ant
General
1 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.85%) Electronics
2 1 (1.85%) Military
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) Middleware
2 5 (9.26%) LAMP
3 2 (3.70%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
3 2 (3.70%) SOAP
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.85%) YAML
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Thin Client
1 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
1 4 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.70%) HACMP
2 2 (3.70%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Handset
3 1 (1.85%) CESG
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (27.78%) Windows
3 11 (20.37%) Oracle Linux
4 8 (14.81%) UNIX
4 8 (14.81%) CentOS
4 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (12.96%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.56%) Debian
8 3 (5.56%) AIX
8 3 (5.56%) Solaris
9 1 (1.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) DevOps
2 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
3 8 (14.81%) Scrum
4 6 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.56%) Time Management
5 3 (5.56%) DRM
5 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (3.70%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.85%) Change Control
7 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.85%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.85%) System Testing
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) C
2 6 (11.11%) Perl
2 6 (11.11%) PHP
2 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.41%) VB
3 4 (7.41%) Korn
3 4 (7.41%) Bourne shell
4 3 (5.56%) Java
4 3 (5.56%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) SQL
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) CCA
3 5 (9.26%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.26%) MCSE
3 5 (9.26%) HNC
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
3 10 (18.52%) NFS
4 5 (9.26%) Postfix
4 5 (9.26%) Sendmail
4 5 (9.26%) vSphere
4 5 (9.26%) Squid
5 3 (5.56%) Docker
6 2 (3.70%) Varnish
7 1 (1.85%) OCFS2
7 1 (1.85%) KVM
7 1 (1.85%) XenApp
7 1 (1.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (33.33%) Puppet
2 8 (14.81%) YUM
3 6 (11.11%) Nagios
3 6 (11.11%) Vagrant
4 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 5 (9.26%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.70%) Zenoss
6 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.85%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Red Hat
2 13 (24.07%) VMware
3 11 (20.37%) Oracle
4 9 (16.67%) HP
5 6 (11.11%) EMC
6 5 (9.26%) Citrix
7 4 (7.41%) Isilon
8 3 (5.56%) Veritas
8 3 (5.56%) NetApp
8 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.70%) JBoss
9 2 (3.70%) IBM
9 2 (3.70%) Altiris
10 1 (1.85%) Google
10 1 (1.85%) Perforce
10 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.85%) Novell
10 1 (1.85%) Intel
10 1 (1.85%) Dell
10 1 (1.85%) Sun
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