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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 193 216 194
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 70 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.56% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 21
Median daily rate £413 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
8423 8943 8664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.66% 95.02% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 5113 4698
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 431 445
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire +5 17 £450 +47.54% 13
Hampshire -1 16 £400 +3.89% 6
Surrey +2 10 £438 -2.77% 12
Kent +12 8 £450 -6.73%
Middlesex +2 8 £338 -
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £275 - 1
East Sussex +7 4 £400 +39.13% 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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.

1 174 (100.00%) Linux
2 77 (44.25%) Perl
3 71 (40.80%) Python
4 67 (38.51%) Unix
5 61 (35.06%) Red Hat
6 56 (32.18%) Puppet
7 54 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (25.86%) DevOps
9 43 (24.71%) VMware
10 36 (20.69%) Windows
10 36 (20.69%) C
11 34 (19.54%) Software Engineering
11 34 (19.54%) Configuration Management
12 33 (18.97%) C++
13 31 (17.82%) ITIL
13 31 (17.82%) Apache
14 29 (16.67%) Oracle
14 29 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (16.09%) Multithreading
15 28 (16.09%) Tomcat
16 26 (14.94%) CentOS
17 23 (13.22%) LDAP
17 23 (13.22%) SLA
17 23 (13.22%) Java
17 23 (13.22%) MySQL
17 23 (13.22%) Git (software)
17 23 (13.22%) Security Cleared
17 23 (13.22%) Bash Shell
17 23 (13.22%) Ansible
17 23 (13.22%) Windows Server

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 31 (17.82%) Apache
2 28 (16.09%) Tomcat
3 18 (10.34%) OpenStack
4 11 (6.32%) JBoss
5 9 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (5.17%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.45%) nginx
7 3 (1.72%) Drupal
8 2 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.57%) Confluence
9 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.72%) MS Office
3 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.45%) SaaS
3 2 (1.15%) IaaS
3 2 (1.15%) PaaS
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.22%) LDAP
2 21 (12.07%) DNS
3 16 (9.20%) TCP/IP
4 13 (7.47%) SAN
5 12 (6.90%) Firewall
6 9 (5.17%) Internet
7 8 (4.60%) SMTP
8 7 (4.02%) DHCP
8 7 (4.02%) SSL
9 6 (3.45%) HTTP
10 5 (2.87%) Network Security
10 5 (2.87%) VPN
11 4 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (2.30%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.72%) MPLS
13 2 (1.15%) IPv6
13 2 (1.15%) OpenLDAP
13 2 (1.15%) SSH
13 2 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.22%) MySQL
2 9 (5.17%) Big Data
3 6 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.87%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.15%) DB2
6 2 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (13.22%) Git (software)
2 19 (10.92%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.90%) Subversion
4 10 (5.75%) Ant
5 7 (4.02%) Vagrant
6 6 (3.45%) Maven
7 5 (2.87%) Gradle
8 4 (2.30%) ClearCase
8 4 (2.30%) CppUnit
8 4 (2.30%) GoogleTest
8 4 (2.30%) NUnit
8 4 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.15%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.15%) JIRA
9 2 (1.15%) Metasploit
9 2 (1.15%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.57%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (8.05%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.15%) Banking
3 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.15%) Local Government
4 1 (0.57%) Electronics
4 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.57%) Marketing
4 1 (0.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.64%) LAMP
2 20 (11.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 20 (11.49%) STL
3 12 (6.90%) Web Services
4 6 (3.45%) REST
5 5 (2.87%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (2.87%) MCollective
6 4 (2.30%) JMS
6 4 (2.30%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (2.30%) Middleware
6 4 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.30%) Sensu
6 4 (2.30%) XML
7 3 (1.72%) ELK Stack
7 3 (1.72%) RESTful
7 3 (1.72%) SOAP
8 2 (1.15%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.15%) JSON
8 2 (1.15%) Swing
9 1 (0.57%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.47%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.02%) Clustering
3 7 (4.02%) HACMP
4 6 (3.45%) Derivative
5 5 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.30%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.30%) Statistics
7 3 (1.72%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.15%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.15%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.15%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.15%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.15%) STB
8 2 (1.15%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.15%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 174 (100.00%) Linux
2 67 (38.51%) Unix
3 54 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (20.69%) Windows
5 26 (14.94%) CentOS
6 23 (13.22%) Windows Server
7 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (8.62%) Ubuntu
9 13 (7.47%) AIX
9 13 (7.47%) Debian
10 11 (6.32%) Solaris
10 11 (6.32%) Windows 7
11 9 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (4.60%) SUSE
13 4 (2.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (1.15%) HPUX
14 2 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.15%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.15%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.86%) DevOps
2 34 (19.54%) Configuration Management
2 34 (19.54%) Software Engineering
3 31 (17.82%) ITIL
4 28 (16.09%) Multithreading
5 21 (12.07%) Incident Management
6 16 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (8.05%) High Availability
8 11 (6.32%) Project Management
8 11 (6.32%) UML
9 9 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (5.17%) Data Management
10 8 (4.60%) Line Management
10 8 (4.60%) Patch Management
10 8 (4.60%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (4.02%) Network Design
11 7 (4.02%) Scrum
12 6 (3.45%) Migration
12 6 (3.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 77 (44.25%) Perl
2 71 (40.80%) Python
3 36 (20.69%) C
4 33 (18.97%) C++
5 23 (13.22%) Bash Shell
5 23 (13.22%) Java
6 21 (12.07%) SQL
7 12 (6.90%) Shell Script
8 11 (6.32%) PHP
8 11 (6.32%) Ruby
9 9 (5.17%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.17%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.30%) AWK
10 4 (2.30%) sed
11 1 (0.57%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 23 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.90%) Degree
4 6 (3.45%) RHCSA
5 5 (2.87%) CCNA
5 5 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.30%) CISSP
6 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.30%) RHCE
7 3 (1.72%) CCNP
7 3 (1.72%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.72%) GCIH
7 3 (1.72%) GIAC
8 2 (1.15%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.15%) CEH
8 2 (1.15%) HNC
8 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.15%) MCSE
8 2 (1.15%) RHCA
8 2 (1.15%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.22%) SLA
2 8 (4.60%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 29 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (12.07%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.75%) Squid
4 8 (4.60%) NFS
4 8 (4.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (4.60%) vSphere
5 6 (3.45%) Postfix
5 6 (3.45%) SpamAssassin
6 5 (2.87%) qmail
7 3 (1.72%) Docker
7 3 (1.72%) KVM
7 3 (1.72%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.15%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (1.15%) Gluster
8 2 (1.15%) iptables
8 2 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (32.18%) Puppet
2 23 (13.22%) Ansible
3 22 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (11.49%) Nagios
5 11 (6.32%) Cacti
6 8 (4.60%) Graphite
6 8 (4.60%) logstash
7 6 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (2.87%) collectd
8 5 (2.87%) Ganglia
8 5 (2.87%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.72%) CFEngine
9 3 (1.72%) Terraform
9 3 (1.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.15%) Linux-HA
10 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.57%) Bareos
11 1 (0.57%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 61 (35.06%) Red Hat
2 43 (24.71%) VMware
3 29 (16.67%) Oracle
4 15 (8.62%) Remedy
5 10 (5.75%) HP
5 10 (5.75%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.60%) Cisco
6 8 (4.60%) Juniper
6 8 (4.60%) Veritas
7 7 (4.02%) IBM
8 5 (2.87%) Splunk
9 4 (2.30%) EMC
10 2 (1.15%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.15%) Sun
11 1 (0.57%) Altiris
11 1 (0.57%) Dot Hill
11 1 (0.57%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.57%) Nexenta
11 1 (0.57%) Rapid7
11 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds
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