The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 128 127 116
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 11 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.69% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.72% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 31
Median daily rate £475 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.68% -13.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £31.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £33.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -32.50%
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 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
2756 3192 2977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.74% 95.20% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1787 2032 1918
Median daily rate £375 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 221 166
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
Wiltshire -3 6 £380 +21.60%
Dorset -4 2 £430 -4.44%
Gloucestershire +9 1 £475 -
Bristol -4 1 £475 +37.68% 5
Somerset - 1 £475 -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (67.74%) Red Hat
3 17 (54.84%) Puppet
4 16 (51.61%) Solaris
5 15 (48.39%) Perl
5 15 (48.39%) TCP/IP
5 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
6 14 (45.16%) Oracle
7 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
7 13 (41.94%) RHCE
7 13 (41.94%) Samba
8 12 (38.71%) Configuration Management
8 12 (38.71%) MySQL
8 12 (38.71%) Apache
8 12 (38.71%) JIRA
9 11 (35.48%) CentOS
9 11 (35.48%) Wiki
9 11 (35.48%) Tomcat
9 11 (35.48%) Unix
9 11 (35.48%) LAMP
10 7 (22.58%) Finance
10 7 (22.58%) VMware
11 6 (19.35%) Python
11 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (19.35%) Kernel Tuning
12 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
12 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
12 5 (16.13%) Windows
12 5 (16.13%) Java
12 5 (16.13%) NetApp

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (38.71%) Apache
2 11 (35.48%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.45%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) Firewall
3 3 (9.68%) HTTP
4 2 (6.45%) FTP
4 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.45%) IPsec
4 2 (6.45%) LDAP
4 2 (6.45%) NAS
4 2 (6.45%) Network Security
4 2 (6.45%) tcpdump
4 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Ant
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.45%) Electronics
4 2 (6.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) LAMP
2 2 (6.45%) J2EE
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) POSIX
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) boto
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) PlayReady
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) Widevine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Wiki
2 2 (6.45%) iPad
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Digital TV
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.23%) IPTV
3 1 (3.23%) STB
3 1 (3.23%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.23%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (51.61%) Solaris
3 11 (35.48%) CentOS
3 11 (35.48%) Unix
4 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (16.13%) Windows
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Configuration Management
2 6 (19.35%) Kernel Tuning
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Open Source
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.23%) BCP
5 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.23%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps
5 1 (3.23%) DRM
5 1 (3.23%) Microservices
5 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) OO
5 1 (3.23%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) Perl
2 6 (19.35%) Python
3 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.45%) C
6 1 (3.23%) C++
6 1 (3.23%) C-shell
6 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) RHCE
3 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
1 13 (41.94%) Samba
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) vSphere
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.23%) Docker
4 1 (3.23%) LXC
4 1 (3.23%) NFS
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (54.84%) Puppet
2 4 (12.90%) Nagios
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.23%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) CFEngine
4 1 (3.23%) Icinga
4 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.23%) Mesos
4 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (3.23%) yum
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Red Hat
2 14 (45.16%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) VMware
4 5 (16.13%) NetApp
5 4 (12.90%) F5
6 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.45%) SAP
6 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 2 (6.45%) Veritas
7 1 (3.23%) Google