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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 112 132 103
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 26 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.61% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 9
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£413 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £385 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
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
2893 2803 1929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.62% 92.66% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1831 1835 1164
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 185 139
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £14.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £42.50 £40.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Wiltshire +15 14 £375 +2.73% 4
Gloucestershire -6 6 £425 -5.55%
Bristol -1 5 £320 -24.70% 4
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (54.76%) Red Hat
3 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
4 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 18 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 16 (38.10%) RHCE
6 15 (35.71%) Windows
6 15 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 13 (30.95%) Cisco
8 13 (30.95%) UNIX
8 13 (30.95%) DV Cleared
9 12 (28.57%) Puppet
9 12 (28.57%) Perl
9 12 (28.57%) Oracle
10 11 (26.19%) Samba
10 11 (26.19%) VMware
10 11 (26.19%) Sun
10 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (26.19%) Solaris
10 11 (26.19%) DNS
10 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (21.43%) CentOS
12 8 (19.05%) Shell Script
12 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
12 8 (19.05%) HP
12 8 (19.05%) Python
13 7 (16.67%) DHCP
13 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 7 (16.67%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (7.14%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 11 (26.19%) DNS
3 7 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (4.76%) HTTP
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 7 (16.67%) Subversion
2 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 5 (11.90%) Maven
General
1 4 (9.52%) Marketing
1 4 (9.52%) Electronics
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Web Services
2 3 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.52%) DTV
2 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.38%) Derivative
2 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (30.95%) UNIX
4 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (26.19%) Solaris
4 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (21.43%) CentOS
6 5 (11.90%) Amazon Linux
7 3 (7.14%) VMS
7 3 (7.14%) Debian
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.38%) Fedora
8 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
2 7 (16.67%) DevOps
3 6 (14.29%) Kernel Tuning
3 6 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (9.52%) Programme Management
4 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.76%) Open Source
5 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Security Management
6 1 (2.38%) Scrum
6 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.38%) Kanban
6 1 (2.38%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Perl
2 8 (19.05%) Shell Script
2 8 (19.05%) Python
3 7 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 6 (14.29%) Ruby
4 6 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (9.52%) PHP
6 2 (4.76%) C
7 1 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) SQL
7 1 (2.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) RHCE
3 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) Samba
3 6 (14.29%) vSphere
4 3 (7.14%) Xen
5 2 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) Puppet
2 7 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.14%) Bcfg2
3 3 (7.14%) Ganeti
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Red Hat
2 13 (30.95%) Cisco
3 12 (28.57%) Oracle
4 11 (26.19%) VMware
4 11 (26.19%) Sun
5 8 (19.05%) HP
6 6 (14.29%) Infoblox
7 4 (9.52%) McAfee
7 4 (9.52%) SAP
8 3 (7.14%) TOWER Software
9 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
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