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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 139 109 122
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 6 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.093% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.10% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
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£413 £310 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% -12.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £310 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £353
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -9.33%
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
3163 1983 2801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.83% 92.28% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1265 1590
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 172 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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
Bristol - 3 £413 - 3
Wiltshire -11 1 £438 +41.12% 3
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (78.57%) Red Hat
3 21 (75.00%) Ubuntu
4 20 (71.43%) Puppet
4 20 (71.43%) Debian
5 19 (67.86%) VMware
6 18 (64.29%) PHP
6 18 (64.29%) DevOps
6 18 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (60.71%) Bash Shell
7 17 (60.71%) Perl
8 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (53.57%) CentOS
9 15 (53.57%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (53.57%) Java
10 14 (50.00%) Firewall
10 14 (50.00%) LAMP
10 14 (50.00%) Ruby
11 13 (46.43%) VPN
12 12 (42.86%) XenServer
13 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (32.14%) MySQL
14 9 (32.14%) Salt
14 9 (32.14%) Build Automation
15 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
15 8 (28.57%) Postfix
15 8 (28.57%) Apache
15 8 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (28.57%) Samba
16 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (28.57%) Apache
2 5 (17.86%) nginx
3 4 (14.29%) Confluence
4 3 (10.71%) MediaWiki
4 3 (10.71%) Moodle
4 3 (10.71%) Drupal
5 1 (3.57%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) Firewall
2 13 (46.43%) VPN
3 6 (21.43%) LDAP
4 4 (14.29%) LAN
4 4 (14.29%) IPsec
5 3 (10.71%) Network Security
5 3 (10.71%) IPv6
5 3 (10.71%) SAN
5 3 (10.71%) OSPF
5 3 (10.71%) BGP
5 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
5 3 (10.71%) WAN
6 2 (7.14%) NAS
7 1 (3.57%) DHCP
7 1 (3.57%) HTTP
7 1 (3.57%) SNMP
7 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.57%) Broadband
7 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) MySQL
2 8 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.14%) Voldemort
4 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 2 (7.14%) CouchDB
4 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (7.14%) HBase
5 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 6 (21.43%) Subversion
2 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.29%) JIRA
4 3 (10.71%) Hudson
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Wiki
1 3 (10.71%) VLE
2 2 (7.14%) DTV
3 1 (3.57%) Handset
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (75.00%) Ubuntu
3 20 (71.43%) Debian
4 15 (53.57%) CentOS
5 5 (17.86%) Windows
6 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (10.71%) UNIX
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (10.71%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.57%) SUSE
8 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) DevOps
2 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Build Automation
5 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
6 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (7.14%) High Availability
7 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
8 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (3.57%) Network Management
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) PHP
2 17 (60.71%) Perl
2 17 (60.71%) Bash Shell
3 15 (53.57%) Java
4 14 (50.00%) Ruby
5 6 (21.43%) Python
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (10.71%) Bourne shell
8 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 2 (7.14%) C
8 2 (7.14%) C++
9 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (42.86%) XenServer
3 8 (28.57%) Postfix
3 8 (28.57%) Samba
4 3 (10.71%) Xen
4 3 (10.71%) Sendmail
4 3 (10.71%) NFS
4 3 (10.71%) KVM
5 1 (3.57%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (71.43%) Puppet
2 15 (53.57%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (32.14%) Salt
4 5 (17.86%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Red Hat
2 19 (67.86%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) CA
5 1 (3.57%) Altiris
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