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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 194 191 218
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 84 73 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 0.73% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.78% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 48 16
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £263 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 2
Average hourly rate £44.00 £41.25 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £33.75 £42.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
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
9195 9387 8770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.43% 94.33% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5592 5136 4818
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 453 481
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +14 21 £475 +35.71% 8
Surrey 0 16 £438 - 8
Hampshire -25 13 £350 +0.71% 3
Kent -16 12 £450 -13.46% 2
Middlesex +5 10 £350 +17.64%
West Sussex - 4 £625 - 2
Buckinghamshire +19 3 £375 -9.09% 2
East Sussex -1 1 - - 1
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Linux
2 85 (47.49%) Unix
3 76 (42.46%) Python
4 66 (36.87%) Perl
5 56 (31.28%) Puppet
6 52 (29.05%) Red Hat
7 51 (28.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (25.70%) Configuration Management
9 44 (24.58%) DevOps
10 42 (23.46%) C
10 42 (23.46%) Windows
11 41 (22.91%) C++
12 36 (20.11%) VMware
13 35 (19.55%) Software Engineering
14 34 (18.99%) Multithreading
15 33 (18.44%) Ansible
16 32 (17.88%) CentOS
17 30 (16.76%) Security Cleared
18 29 (16.20%) Active Directory
19 28 (15.64%) SLA
19 28 (15.64%) Oracle
19 28 (15.64%) Windows Server
20 27 (15.08%) Incident Management
20 27 (15.08%) ITIL
21 26 (14.53%) SQL
21 26 (14.53%) Nagios
22 25 (13.97%) Tomcat
22 25 (13.97%) Git (software)
23 23 (12.85%) STL
23 23 (12.85%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 25 (13.97%) Tomcat
2 21 (11.73%) Apache
3 18 (10.06%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (8.94%) OpenStack
5 14 (7.82%) JBoss
6 11 (6.15%) WebLogic
7 7 (3.91%) nginx
8 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.56%) Confluence
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
2 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.29%) LDAP
2 21 (11.73%) DNS
3 14 (7.82%) TCP/IP
4 13 (7.26%) SAN
5 12 (6.70%) SMTP
6 10 (5.59%) Firewall
7 9 (5.03%) HTTP
8 7 (3.91%) SSL
9 6 (3.35%) DHCP
9 6 (3.35%) Network Security
10 5 (2.79%) Internet
11 4 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (2.23%) FTP
12 3 (1.68%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.68%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.68%) MPLS
12 3 (1.68%) VPN
12 3 (1.68%) Wireshark
13 2 (1.12%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.50%) MySQL
2 12 (6.70%) Big Data
3 6 (3.35%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.79%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (13.97%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.94%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.94%) Subversion
3 13 (7.26%) Ant
4 12 (6.70%) ClearCase
5 8 (4.47%) CppUnit
5 8 (4.47%) GoogleTest
5 8 (4.47%) NUnit
6 7 (3.91%) Maven
7 5 (2.79%) Gradle
8 4 (2.23%) JIRA
8 4 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (2.23%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.68%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.68%) Metasploit
9 3 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.56%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.56%) JUnit
General
1 9 (5.03%) Finance
2 7 (3.91%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.12%) Back Office
4 1 (0.56%) Electronics
4 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 23 (12.85%) STL
1 23 (12.85%) Web Services
2 16 (8.94%) LAMP
3 13 (7.26%) ELK Stack
3 13 (7.26%) RESTful
3 13 (7.26%) Sensu
4 7 (3.91%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (3.91%) MCollective
5 4 (2.23%) JMS
5 4 (2.23%) Middleware
5 4 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.68%) Twisted
7 2 (1.12%) JSON
7 2 (1.12%) REST
7 2 (1.12%) SOAP
7 2 (1.12%) XML
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.56%) Java EE
8 1 (0.56%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.82%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.47%) Derivative
4 7 (3.91%) HACMP
5 5 (2.79%) Clustering
5 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.23%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.23%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.23%) Statistics
7 3 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.68%) DTV
7 3 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.68%) STB
8 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.56%) PKI
9 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 179 (100.00%) Linux
2 85 (47.49%) Unix
3 51 (28.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (23.46%) Windows
5 32 (17.88%) CentOS
6 28 (15.64%) Windows Server
7 20 (11.17%) Ubuntu
7 20 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (7.82%) Windows 7
9 13 (7.26%) AIX
9 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (4.47%) Debian
11 7 (3.91%) Solaris
12 5 (2.79%) SUSE
13 4 (2.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.12%) HPUX
15 2 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
15 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.70%) Configuration Management
2 44 (24.58%) DevOps
3 35 (19.55%) Software Engineering
4 34 (18.99%) Multithreading
5 27 (15.08%) Incident Management
5 27 (15.08%) ITIL
6 21 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (8.94%) Project Management
8 14 (7.82%) UML
9 10 (5.59%) Data Management
9 10 (5.59%) High Availability
10 9 (5.03%) OO
11 8 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.47%) Integration Testing
11 8 (4.47%) Memory Management
11 8 (4.47%) OOD
11 8 (4.47%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (4.47%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (4.47%) Unit Testing
11 8 (4.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 76 (42.46%) Python
2 66 (36.87%) Perl
3 42 (23.46%) C
4 41 (22.91%) C++
5 26 (14.53%) SQL
6 21 (11.73%) Bash Shell
7 19 (10.61%) Java
7 19 (10.61%) Shell Script
8 13 (7.26%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.03%) Ruby
10 4 (2.23%) AWK
10 4 (2.23%) sed
11 3 (1.68%) PHP
11 3 (1.68%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.12%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (16.76%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.59%) RHCSA
4 9 (5.03%) CCNA
4 9 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.03%) Degree
5 6 (3.35%) HNC
5 6 (3.35%) MCSE
5 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.68%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.68%) CCNP
6 3 (1.68%) CEH
6 3 (1.68%) CISSP
6 3 (1.68%) GCIH
6 3 (1.68%) GIAC
6 3 (1.68%) RHCT
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.64%) SLA
2 4 (2.23%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 29 (16.20%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.70%) Squid
4 7 (3.91%) NFS
4 7 (3.91%) qmail
5 6 (3.35%) SpamAssassin
5 6 (3.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.23%) XenApp
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (1.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.68%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.12%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (1.12%) Gluster
9 2 (1.12%) Samba
9 2 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.12%) vSphere
9 2 (1.12%) XenServer
10 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 56 (31.28%) Puppet
2 33 (18.44%) Ansible
3 26 (14.53%) Nagios
4 20 (11.17%) Graphite
4 20 (11.17%) logstash
5 15 (8.38%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (7.26%) Cacti
6 13 (7.26%) Terraform
7 7 (3.91%) collectd
7 7 (3.91%) Ganglia
7 7 (3.91%) ZABBIX
8 6 (3.35%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (2.23%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (1.12%) Linux-HA
12 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.56%) OpenNMS
12 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.56%) yum
Vendors
1 52 (29.05%) Red Hat
2 36 (20.11%) VMware
3 28 (15.64%) Oracle
4 19 (10.61%) Remedy
5 14 (7.82%) Cisco
6 10 (5.59%) IBM
7 8 (4.47%) HP
8 7 (3.91%) Splunk
8 7 (3.91%) Veritas
9 6 (3.35%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.79%) Citrix
10 5 (2.79%) EMC
10 5 (2.79%) Juniper
11 4 (2.23%) Altiris
12 2 (1.12%) Dell
12 2 (1.12%) Huawei
12 2 (1.12%) Nokia
13 1 (0.56%) Dot Hill
13 1 (0.56%) Nexenta
13 1 (0.56%) SAP
East Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £45 to £48 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago