The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 135 109 98
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 9 6 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.27% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.29% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 17
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£375 £293 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -16.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £279 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £307 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £336 £353
% change year-on-year
+10.03% -4.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-42.64% -9.33%
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3157 2070 2545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.18% 92.37% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2052 1306 1445
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 182 205
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Engineer across the South West region.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer across the South West region.

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
Devon - 3 £375 -
Wiltshire -18 2 £400 +29.03% 2
Somerset -7 1 £375 +36.36% 2
Bristol - 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (76.00%) Red Hat
3 18 (72.00%) VMware
3 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (68.00%) Ubuntu
5 16 (64.00%) PHP
6 15 (60.00%) Perl
6 15 (60.00%) Debian
6 15 (60.00%) Bash Shell
6 15 (60.00%) Puppet
7 14 (56.00%) DevOps
7 14 (56.00%) Java
8 13 (52.00%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (52.00%) CentOS
9 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (40.00%) Ruby
10 10 (40.00%) XenServer
10 10 (40.00%) VPN
10 10 (40.00%) LAMP
10 10 (40.00%) Firewall
11 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (36.00%) MySQL
12 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (32.00%) Salt
12 8 (32.00%) Build Automation
13 7 (28.00%) Python
14 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
15 5 (20.00%) Samba
15 5 (20.00%) LDAP
15 5 (20.00%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (20.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) Drupal
2 3 (12.00%) Moodle
3 2 (8.00%) nginx
3 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 2 (8.00%) MediaWiki
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Summit
1 3 (12.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) VPN
1 10 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) LDAP
3 4 (16.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) NAS
5 2 (8.00%) Network Security
5 2 (8.00%) IPv6
5 2 (8.00%) LAN
5 2 (8.00%) WAN
5 2 (8.00%) OSPF
5 2 (8.00%) IPsec
5 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (8.00%) BGP
6 1 (4.00%) SNMP
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) MySQL
2 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (12.00%) Voldemort
4 3 (12.00%) HBase
4 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (12.00%) CouchDB
5 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.00%) Subversion
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Hudson
2 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (12.00%) Electronics
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (12.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) DTV
1 3 (12.00%) VLE
2 2 (8.00%) Wiki
3 1 (4.00%) Handset
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (68.00%) Ubuntu
3 15 (60.00%) Debian
4 13 (52.00%) CentOS
5 5 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (16.00%) UNIX
7 3 (12.00%) Scientific Linux
7 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
9 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) DevOps
2 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) Build Automation
5 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) High Availability
6 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (8.00%) Database Theory
7 2 (8.00%) Relational Database Theory
7 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (4.00%) Scrum
8 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
8 1 (4.00%) Network Management
8 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) PHP
2 15 (60.00%) Perl
2 15 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 14 (56.00%) Java
4 10 (40.00%) Ruby
5 7 (28.00%) Python
6 4 (16.00%) C
7 3 (12.00%) C++
7 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (8.00%) Bourne shell
8 2 (8.00%) SQL
9 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 14001
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (40.00%) XenServer
3 5 (20.00%) Samba
3 5 (20.00%) Postfix
4 3 (12.00%) NFS
4 3 (12.00%) KVM
4 3 (12.00%) Xen
4 3 (12.00%) Sendmail
5 2 (8.00%) vSphere
6 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) Puppet
2 13 (52.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (32.00%) Salt
4 2 (8.00%) ZABBIX
5 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Red Hat
2 18 (72.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Remedy
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Altiris
5 1 (4.00%) CA
5 1 (4.00%) HP
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