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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 122 140 126
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 17 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.47% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.49% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 16
Median daily rate £389 £385 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.97% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £310 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +47.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +40.35%
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
2655 3057 3155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.06% 95.77% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1746 2056 2037
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 156 227
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
Devon +10 7 £403 -15.26%
Bristol +7 6 £275 -8.33% 2
Gloucestershire -5 2 - - 2
Wiltshire -5 1 £475 +28.37%
Dorset - 1 £300 - 1
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (69.57%) Red Hat
3 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 9 (39.13%) Puppet
5 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
6 7 (30.43%) Unix
6 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (26.09%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle
8 5 (21.74%) Solaris
8 5 (21.74%) Remedy
9 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
9 4 (17.39%) Samba
9 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
9 4 (17.39%) Ansible
9 4 (17.39%) CentOS
9 4 (17.39%) JIRA
10 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 3 (13.04%) Wiki
10 3 (13.04%) Docker
10 3 (13.04%) DevOps
10 3 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (13.04%) NFS
10 3 (13.04%) RHCE
10 3 (13.04%) SAN
10 3 (13.04%) DNS

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 3 (13.04%) Apache
1 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) FTP
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) RS-485
4 1 (4.35%) SSH
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LAMP
2 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Client/Server
1 3 (13.04%) Wiki
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Unix
3 5 (21.74%) Solaris
4 4 (17.39%) CentOS
5 2 (8.70%) Windows
6 1 (4.35%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Fedora
6 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Web Operations
5 1 (4.35%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Release Management
5 1 (4.35%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Security Hardening
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) RHCE
4 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO 14001
1 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 4 (17.39%) Samba
4 3 (13.04%) Docker
4 3 (13.04%) NFS
4 3 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) Ansible
3 3 (13.04%) Nagios
4 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Icinga
4 1 (4.35%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Red Hat
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) Remedy
4 2 (8.70%) F5
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Renesas
5 1 (4.35%) Sun
5 1 (4.35%) TOWER Software