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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 195 197 205
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 74 62 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.66% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.70% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 17
Median daily rate £415 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £463 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London median 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
8682 8855 8642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.02% 94.71% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5242 4970 4720
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 £240 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 422 469
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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
Hampshire -11 19 £350 -6.66% 5
Kent +2 13 £450 -13.46%
Surrey +3 12 £431 -4.16% 8
Berkshire -12 12 £450 +28.57% 9
Middlesex +3 9 £350 +1.44%
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £375 -11.76% 1
East Sussex +1 3 £406 +41.30% 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 30 May 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.

1 183 (100.00%) Linux
2 81 (44.26%) Python
3 72 (39.34%) Unix
4 70 (38.25%) Perl
5 63 (34.43%) Puppet
6 58 (31.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 55 (30.05%) Red Hat
8 52 (28.42%) DevOps
9 46 (25.14%) Configuration Management
10 42 (22.95%) Windows
11 38 (20.77%) C
12 37 (20.22%) VMware
13 35 (19.13%) C++
14 34 (18.58%) CentOS
14 34 (18.58%) Ansible
15 33 (18.03%) Software Engineering
16 32 (17.49%) ITIL
17 31 (16.94%) Multithreading
18 30 (16.39%) Oracle
18 30 (16.39%) SLA
19 29 (15.85%) Bash Shell
20 27 (14.75%) Active Directory
20 27 (14.75%) Tomcat
20 27 (14.75%) Apache
20 27 (14.75%) Incident Management
20 27 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
20 27 (14.75%) Windows Server
21 26 (14.21%) Nagios
22 24 (13.11%) LDAP
22 24 (13.11%) SQL

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 27 (14.75%) Apache
1 27 (14.75%) Tomcat
2 18 (9.84%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (9.84%) OpenStack
3 13 (7.10%) JBoss
4 11 (6.01%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.37%) nginx
6 3 (1.64%) Drupal
7 2 (1.09%) Confluence
7 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.64%) MS Office
2 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.19%) SaaS
3 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.11%) LDAP
2 21 (11.48%) DNS
3 18 (9.84%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.01%) Firewall
4 11 (6.01%) SAN
4 11 (6.01%) SMTP
5 9 (4.92%) HTTP
5 9 (4.92%) SSL
6 7 (3.83%) DHCP
7 6 (3.28%) Network Security
8 5 (2.73%) Internet
8 5 (2.73%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.64%) FTP
10 3 (1.64%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.64%) MPLS
10 3 (1.64%) SSH
10 3 (1.64%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.93%) MySQL
2 12 (6.56%) Big Data
3 5 (2.73%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.73%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.84%) Jenkins
3 14 (7.65%) Subversion
4 11 (6.01%) Ant
5 7 (3.83%) Maven
6 6 (3.28%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.73%) ClearCase
7 5 (2.73%) CppUnit
7 5 (2.73%) GoogleTest
7 5 (2.73%) Gradle
7 5 (2.73%) NUnit
8 4 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.64%) JIRA
10 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.09%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.09%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.55%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.55%) JUnit
11 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (4.92%) Finance
2 7 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.09%) Local Government
4 1 (0.55%) Back Office
4 1 (0.55%) Electronics
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.55%) Marketing
4 1 (0.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.57%) Web Services
2 22 (12.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 22 (12.02%) STL
3 20 (10.93%) LAMP
4 13 (7.10%) ELK Stack
4 13 (7.10%) RESTful
4 13 (7.10%) Sensu
5 7 (3.83%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (3.83%) MCollective
6 6 (3.28%) REST
7 5 (2.73%) XML
8 4 (2.19%) JMS
8 4 (2.19%) Middleware
8 4 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.64%) SOAP
10 2 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.09%) JSON
10 2 (1.09%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (1.09%) Swing
11 1 (0.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.10%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.83%) Derivative
3 7 (3.83%) HACMP
4 5 (2.73%) Clustering
4 5 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.19%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.19%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.19%) Statistics
6 3 (1.64%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.64%) DTV
6 3 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.64%) STB
7 2 (1.09%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.09%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.09%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.09%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 183 (100.00%) Linux
2 72 (39.34%) Unix
3 58 (31.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (22.95%) Windows
5 34 (18.58%) CentOS
6 27 (14.75%) Windows Server
7 22 (12.02%) Ubuntu
8 19 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (7.65%) Windows 7
10 13 (7.10%) AIX
11 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (5.46%) Debian
13 7 (3.83%) Solaris
13 7 (3.83%) SUSE
14 4 (2.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (1.09%) HPUX
15 2 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
15 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.42%) DevOps
2 46 (25.14%) Configuration Management
3 33 (18.03%) Software Engineering
4 32 (17.49%) ITIL
5 31 (16.94%) Multithreading
6 27 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (14.75%) Incident Management
7 12 (6.56%) High Availability
7 12 (6.56%) Project Management
7 12 (6.56%) UML
8 10 (5.46%) Data Management
9 8 (4.37%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (3.83%) Network Design
10 7 (3.83%) OO
10 7 (3.83%) Scrum
10 7 (3.83%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.28%) OOD
11 6 (3.28%) Open Source
11 6 (3.28%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (44.26%) Python
2 70 (38.25%) Perl
3 38 (20.77%) C
4 35 (19.13%) C++
5 29 (15.85%) Bash Shell
6 24 (13.11%) SQL
7 23 (12.57%) Java
8 19 (10.38%) Shell Script
9 15 (8.20%) JavaScript
10 9 (4.92%) Ruby
11 7 (3.83%) PHP
11 7 (3.83%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.19%) AWK
12 4 (2.19%) sed
13 1 (0.55%) C-shell
13 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.55%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.46%) Degree
3 10 (5.46%) RHCSA
4 9 (4.92%) CCNA
4 9 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.28%) HNC
5 6 (3.28%) MCSE
5 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.19%) CISSP
7 3 (1.64%) CCNP
7 3 (1.64%) GCIH
7 3 (1.64%) GIAC
7 3 (1.64%) RHCE
8 2 (1.09%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.09%) CEH
8 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.09%) RHCT
9 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.39%) SLA
2 5 (2.73%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 27 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.56%) Squid
4 8 (4.37%) NFS
5 7 (3.83%) qmail
6 6 (3.28%) SpamAssassin
6 6 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.19%) vSphere
7 4 (2.19%) XenApp
8 3 (1.64%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.64%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.09%) Docker
9 2 (1.09%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (1.09%) iptables
9 2 (1.09%) KVM
9 2 (1.09%) Samba
9 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (34.43%) Puppet
2 34 (18.58%) Ansible
3 26 (14.21%) Nagios
4 20 (10.93%) Graphite
4 20 (10.93%) logstash
4 20 (10.93%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (7.10%) Cacti
5 13 (7.10%) Terraform
6 7 (3.83%) collectd
6 7 (3.83%) Ganglia
6 7 (3.83%) ZABBIX
7 6 (3.28%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (2.19%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.09%) Linux-HA
10 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.55%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.55%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.55%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 55 (30.05%) Red Hat
2 37 (20.22%) VMware
3 30 (16.39%) Oracle
4 19 (10.38%) Remedy
5 11 (6.01%) Cisco
6 10 (5.46%) HP
7 8 (4.37%) IBM
7 8 (4.37%) Microsoft
8 7 (3.83%) Splunk
8 7 (3.83%) Veritas
9 5 (2.73%) Citrix
9 5 (2.73%) Juniper
10 4 (2.19%) Altiris
10 4 (2.19%) EMC
11 2 (1.09%) Sun
12 1 (0.55%) Dell
12 1 (0.55%) Huawei
12 1 (0.55%) NetApp
12 1 (0.55%) Nokia
12 1 (0.55%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago