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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 236 219 213
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 22 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 12
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£425 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £293 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £43.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £43.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-22.67% -18.09%
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
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £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 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +3 12 £425 +30.76% 4
Berkshire +17 5 £350 - 3
Surrey -6 2 £450 +50.00% 1
Kent - 2 £483 -
Buckinghamshire -5 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (51.56%) Red Hat
3 25 (39.06%) UNIX
3 25 (39.06%) Puppet
4 18 (28.13%) Git (software)
5 17 (26.56%) Windows
5 17 (26.56%) Jenkins
6 15 (23.44%) Shell Script
7 14 (21.88%) Configuration Management
7 14 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (20.31%) WebLogic
8 13 (20.31%) VMware
8 13 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (18.75%) Perl
9 12 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (18.75%) DevOps
9 12 (18.75%) Vagrant
10 11 (17.19%) Python
11 9 (14.06%) Bash Shell
11 9 (14.06%) CentOS
11 9 (14.06%) SUSE
11 9 (14.06%) Scrum
11 9 (14.06%) C++
11 9 (14.06%) Oracle
12 8 (12.50%) AIX
12 8 (12.50%) SAN
12 8 (12.50%) QA
12 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (12.50%) Ubuntu
12 8 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 13 (20.31%) WebLogic
2 7 (10.94%) Apache
3 5 (7.81%) Confluence
4 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 2 (3.13%) nginx
5 1 (1.56%) JBoss
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.56%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.56%) Apache TomEE
5 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) SAN
2 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.81%) LAN
3 5 (7.81%) WAN
3 5 (7.81%) DNS
4 3 (4.69%) LDAP
5 2 (3.13%) Firewall
5 2 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (3.13%) FTP
6 1 (1.56%) HTTP
6 1 (1.56%) VPN
6 1 (1.56%) SMTP
6 1 (1.56%) DHCP
6 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.56%) SSL
6 1 (1.56%) IPv6
6 1 (1.56%) OSPF
6 1 (1.56%) BGP
6 1 (1.56%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) MySQL
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Git (software)
2 17 (26.56%) Jenkins
3 12 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.81%) JIRA
6 4 (6.25%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.56%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (1.56%) BitKeeper
7 1 (1.56%) Subversion
7 1 (1.56%) Hudson
General
1 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
1 2 (3.13%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) Middleware
2 5 (7.81%) Qt
2 5 (7.81%) GStreamer
3 4 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (4.69%) OpenGL
4 3 (4.69%) HTML5
4 3 (4.69%) LAMP
4 3 (4.69%) HTML
4 3 (4.69%) QML
4 3 (4.69%) Qt Quick
5 2 (3.13%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.81%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) STB
3 3 (4.69%) Wiki
4 2 (3.13%) Replication
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.56%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (39.06%) UNIX
3 17 (26.56%) Windows
4 14 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (14.06%) CentOS
5 9 (14.06%) SUSE
6 8 (12.50%) AIX
6 8 (12.50%) Ubuntu
7 7 (10.94%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (7.81%) Solaris
8 5 (7.81%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (6.25%) Mac OS X
10 3 (4.69%) Debian
10 3 (4.69%) Fedora
11 2 (3.13%) HPUX
12 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) Configuration Management
2 13 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (18.75%) DevOps
4 9 (14.06%) Scrum
5 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.50%) Patch Management
6 6 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.81%) Migration
7 5 (7.81%) SOA
8 4 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (4.69%) Project Management
9 3 (4.69%) Information Security
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Management
10 2 (3.13%) Identity Management
10 2 (3.13%) Security Hardening
10 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.56%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) Shell Script
2 12 (18.75%) Perl
3 11 (17.19%) Python
4 9 (14.06%) C++
4 9 (14.06%) Bash Shell
5 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 7 (10.94%) C
6 7 (10.94%) Ruby
7 4 (6.25%) VBScript
8 3 (4.69%) Java
8 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.13%) Embedded C
9 2 (3.13%) Embedded C++
9 2 (3.13%) Korn
10 1 (1.56%) sed
10 1 (1.56%) AWK
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) RHCE
4 1 (1.56%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.56%) SCSA
4 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (12.50%) vSphere
2 7 (10.94%) Samba
3 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
4 5 (7.81%) NFS
5 4 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (4.69%) Postfix
7 2 (3.13%) iptables
8 1 (1.56%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.56%) SpamAssassin
8 1 (1.56%) XenServer
8 1 (1.56%) qmail
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (39.06%) Puppet
2 12 (18.75%) Vagrant
3 6 (9.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (3.13%) SELinux
5 2 (3.13%) cPanel
5 2 (3.13%) Webmin
5 2 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Plesk
6 1 (1.56%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.56%) Nagios
6 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (51.56%) Red Hat
2 13 (20.31%) VMware
3 9 (14.06%) Oracle
4 6 (9.38%) Sun
5 5 (7.81%) HP
6 4 (6.25%) NetApp
6 4 (6.25%) Veritas
7 2 (3.13%) EMC
7 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.13%) Symantec
8 1 (1.56%) McAfee
8 1 (1.56%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.56%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix
8 1 (1.56%) IBM
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