The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Linux Engineer
Rank 141 146 127
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.100% 0.031% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.033% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £500
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 -
Senior 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
2867 3062 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.34% 95.84% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1938 1957 1414
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 176 161
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer across the South West region.

Senior Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer across the South West region.

Senior Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Senior Linux Engineer
England

Senior Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) RHCE
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Wiki
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) LAMP
3 2 (50.00%) Samba
3 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (50.00%) CentOS
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Wiki
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Samba
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) VMware