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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 230 223 233
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 27 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.19% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.20% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 2
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£385 £360 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £297 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £405 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
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
8589 8433 7582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.89% 91.87% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4862 4653 3861
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 443 589
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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
Hampshire +7 12 £385 +6.94% 4
Berkshire +18 10 £350 - 2
Kent - 2 £520 -
Surrey +14 1 £450 +50.00% 1
Middlesex +8 1 £345 -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (49.21%) Red Hat
3 25 (39.68%) UNIX
4 23 (36.51%) Puppet
5 19 (30.16%) Git (software)
5 19 (30.16%) Windows
6 18 (28.57%) Jenkins
7 15 (23.81%) Shell Script
8 14 (22.22%) Configuration Management
8 14 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (20.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (20.63%) Python
10 12 (19.05%) WebLogic
11 11 (17.46%) VMware
11 11 (17.46%) Vagrant
11 11 (17.46%) DevOps
12 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
12 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (14.29%) Ruby
13 9 (14.29%) C++
13 9 (14.29%) Perl
13 9 (14.29%) CentOS
13 9 (14.29%) Bash Shell
14 8 (12.70%) vSphere
14 8 (12.70%) Patch Management
14 8 (12.70%) AIX
14 8 (12.70%) SAN
14 8 (12.70%) SUSE
14 8 (12.70%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 12 (19.05%) WebLogic
2 7 (11.11%) Apache
3 5 (7.94%) Confluence
4 2 (3.17%) nginx
4 2 (3.17%) IIS
4 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.17%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.59%) JBoss
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.59%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.59%) Apache TomEE
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Heroku
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) SAN
2 7 (11.11%) DNS
2 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.94%) LAN
3 5 (7.94%) WAN
4 4 (6.35%) LDAP
5 3 (4.76%) Firewall
6 2 (3.17%) FTP
7 1 (1.59%) IPsec
7 1 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.59%) Network Security
7 1 (1.59%) SSH
7 1 (1.59%) IPv6
7 1 (1.59%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.59%) SSL
7 1 (1.59%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.59%) OSPF
7 1 (1.59%) BGP
7 1 (1.59%) HTTP
7 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) MySQL
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Git (software)
2 18 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 13 (20.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.94%) JIRA
6 4 (6.35%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.59%) Subversion
7 1 (1.59%) Hudson
7 1 (1.59%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (1.59%) BitKeeper
General
1 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (7.94%) Qt
2 5 (7.94%) GStreamer
3 4 (6.35%) Middleware
4 3 (4.76%) LAMP
4 3 (4.76%) OpenGL
4 3 (4.76%) HTML
4 3 (4.76%) HTML5
4 3 (4.76%) QML
4 3 (4.76%) Qt Quick
5 2 (3.17%) POSIX
6 1 (1.59%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.52%) Clustering
3 3 (4.76%) Wiki
3 3 (4.76%) STB
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) HACMP
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (39.68%) UNIX
3 19 (30.16%) Windows
4 14 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (14.29%) CentOS
6 8 (12.70%) AIX
6 8 (12.70%) SUSE
6 8 (12.70%) Ubuntu
7 6 (9.52%) Mac OS X
7 6 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (7.94%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (6.35%) Solaris
10 3 (4.76%) Fedora
10 3 (4.76%) Debian
11 2 (3.17%) HPUX
12 1 (1.59%) Android
12 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 14 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (17.46%) DevOps
3 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.70%) Patch Management
4 8 (12.70%) Scrum
5 6 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.94%) Migration
6 5 (7.94%) SOA
7 3 (4.76%) Information Security
7 3 (4.76%) Project Management
7 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.17%) Security Hardening
8 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.17%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.59%) Service Management
9 1 (1.59%) Identity Management
9 1 (1.59%) Change Management
9 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) Shell Script
2 13 (20.63%) Python
3 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
4 9 (14.29%) Ruby
4 9 (14.29%) C++
4 9 (14.29%) Perl
4 9 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 7 (11.11%) C
6 4 (6.35%) VBScript
7 3 (4.76%) Java
7 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.17%) Korn
9 1 (1.59%) AWK
9 1 (1.59%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.59%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.59%) SQL
9 1 (1.59%) sed
9 1 (1.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) RHCE
3 2 (3.17%) Sun Certification
3 2 (3.17%) SCSA
4 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) vSphere
2 7 (11.11%) Samba
3 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.94%) NFS
4 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.76%) Postfix
5 3 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (3.17%) iptables
6 2 (3.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Veritas File System
6 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.59%) qmail
7 1 (1.59%) XenServer
7 1 (1.59%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 23 (36.51%) Puppet
2 11 (17.46%) Vagrant
3 6 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.17%) SELinux
4 2 (3.17%) cPanel
4 2 (3.17%) Webmin
4 2 (3.17%) Plesk
5 1 (1.59%) Nagios
5 1 (1.59%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (49.21%) Red Hat
2 11 (17.46%) VMware
3 7 (11.11%) Sun
3 7 (11.11%) Oracle
4 5 (7.94%) HP
5 4 (6.35%) NetApp
5 4 (6.35%) Veritas
6 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.17%) IBM
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.59%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (1.59%) McAfee
7 1 (1.59%) Infoblox