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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 122 128 99
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 21 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.35% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.37% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 25
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £332 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £8.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
2914 2668 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.58% 92.35% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1579 1382
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 155 160
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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
Bristol +5 9 £290 -31.76% 6
Wiltshire +12 7 £425 +26.86%
Gloucestershire -13 5 £425 -5.55% 3
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 13 (40.63%) UNIX
4 12 (37.50%) Windows
4 12 (37.50%) Perl
4 12 (37.50%) Python
5 11 (34.38%) Configuration Management
5 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
6 10 (31.25%) Puppet
6 10 (31.25%) Oracle
7 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
7 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
7 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
8 8 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (25.00%) CentOS
8 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (25.00%) Cisco
8 8 (25.00%) Java
9 7 (21.88%) MySQL
9 7 (21.88%) VMware
9 7 (21.88%) Subversion
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
9 7 (21.88%) DevOps
10 6 (18.75%) Samba
10 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (18.75%) Sun
10 6 (18.75%) RHCE
10 6 (18.75%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (9.38%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (9.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.75%) DNS
3 5 (15.63%) SAN
4 3 (9.38%) NAS
4 3 (9.38%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) MySQL
2 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (9.38%) Hadoop
2 3 (9.38%) CouchDB
2 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.38%) HBase
2 3 (9.38%) Voldemort
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Subversion
1 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (15.63%) TeamCity
3 4 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 5 (15.63%) Electronics
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
1 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
1 5 (15.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) DTV
2 1 (3.13%) Handset
2 1 (3.13%) Derivative
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) Open Source
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (40.63%) UNIX
3 12 (37.50%) Windows
4 8 (25.00%) CentOS
4 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (18.75%) Solaris
7 4 (12.50%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (9.38%) Debian
8 3 (9.38%) VMS
9 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
9 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
10 1 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Configuration Management
2 7 (21.88%) DevOps
3 5 (15.63%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (15.63%) Programme Management
4 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.38%) High Availability
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) Kernel Tuning
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.13%) Network Management
7 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.13%) Security Management
7 1 (3.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Perl
1 12 (37.50%) Python
2 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
3 8 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (18.75%) PHP
5 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
6 4 (12.50%) Ruby
6 4 (12.50%) C
7 3 (9.38%) C++
7 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) RHCE
4 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO 9001
1 3 (9.38%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) Samba
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (12.50%) vSphere
5 3 (9.38%) Xen
6 2 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Puppet
2 8 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (9.38%) Bcfg2
3 3 (9.38%) Ganeti
4 1 (3.13%) Linux-HA
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco
4 7 (21.88%) VMware
5 6 (18.75%) Sun
6 5 (15.63%) SAP
7 3 (9.38%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) Remedy
8 2 (6.25%) Infoblox
9 1 (3.13%) Altiris
9 1 (3.13%) CA
9 1 (3.13%) Microsoft