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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 121 104 110
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 21 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 0.31% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.34% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 1
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£400 £475 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.92% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
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
2904 2071 2955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.38% 92.79% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1279 1739
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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 -1 20 £400 -15.78% 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 4
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (76.47%) Red Hat
3 25 (73.53%) Bash Shell
4 24 (70.59%) DevOps
5 22 (64.71%) Debian
6 21 (61.76%) VMware
6 21 (61.76%) Ubuntu
6 21 (61.76%) Puppet
7 19 (55.88%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (55.88%) Perl
8 18 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (50.00%) Ruby
9 17 (50.00%) Firewall
9 17 (50.00%) LAMP
10 16 (47.06%) PHP
10 16 (47.06%) Apache
10 16 (47.06%) VPN
11 15 (44.12%) CentOS
12 13 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (38.24%) Java
13 12 (35.29%) MySQL
13 12 (35.29%) XenServer
14 11 (32.35%) Postfix
14 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
14 11 (32.35%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (32.35%) Samba
15 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (29.41%) Windows
16 9 (26.47%) Salt
16 9 (26.47%) Build Automation

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (47.06%) Apache
2 8 (23.53%) nginx
3 5 (14.71%) Confluence
4 3 (8.82%) MediaWiki
4 3 (8.82%) Moodle
4 3 (8.82%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 17 (50.00%) Firewall
2 16 (47.06%) VPN
3 6 (17.65%) LDAP
4 5 (14.71%) LAN
4 5 (14.71%) SSH
4 5 (14.71%) SNMP
5 4 (11.76%) Network Security
5 4 (11.76%) IPsec
5 4 (11.76%) WAN
6 3 (8.82%) IPv6
6 3 (8.82%) OSPF
6 3 (8.82%) BGP
6 3 (8.82%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.94%) DHCP
7 1 (2.94%) HTTP
7 1 (2.94%) Broadband
7 1 (2.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) MySQL
2 11 (32.35%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
2 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
3 6 (17.65%) Subversion
4 5 (14.71%) JIRA
5 4 (11.76%) Hudson
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Open Source
2 3 (8.82%) Digital Media
2 3 (8.82%) VLE
2 3 (8.82%) Wiki
3 1 (2.94%) FMCG
3 1 (2.94%) IPTV
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (64.71%) Debian
3 21 (61.76%) Ubuntu
4 15 (44.12%) CentOS
5 10 (29.41%) Windows
6 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (8.82%) Scientific Linux
7 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) DevOps
2 19 (55.88%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Build Automation
5 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
5 5 (14.71%) OO
6 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.94%) Project Management
9 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) Bash Shell
2 19 (55.88%) Perl
3 17 (50.00%) Ruby
4 16 (47.06%) PHP
5 13 (38.24%) Java
6 8 (23.53%) Python
7 4 (11.76%) SQL
8 3 (8.82%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 18 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (35.29%) XenServer
3 11 (32.35%) Postfix
3 11 (32.35%) Samba
4 3 (8.82%) Xen
4 3 (8.82%) Sendmail
4 3 (8.82%) KVM
4 3 (8.82%) NFS
5 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (61.76%) Puppet
2 13 (38.24%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (26.47%) Salt
4 6 (17.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) Red Hat
2 21 (61.76%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) JBoss