The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 48 40 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.37% 0.52% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.56% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£385 £306 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +72.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £301 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £311 £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
411 359 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 93.84% 94.23% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 270 163
Average daily rate £388 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 49
Average hourly rate £12.50 £19.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £16.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £48.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Engineer across the Southampton region.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer across the Southampton region.

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (90.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (90.00%) Puppet
2 9 (90.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (80.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (70.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (60.00%) Ruby
5 6 (60.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (60.00%) Heroku
5 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (60.00%) Mac OS X
5 6 (60.00%) Python
5 6 (60.00%) UNIX
5 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
6 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
7 2 (20.00%) QA
7 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (20.00%) Vagrant
8 1 (10.00%) Golang
8 1 (10.00%) Docker
8 1 (10.00%) Gerrit
8 1 (10.00%) Oracle Linux

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (60.00%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (90.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (80.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) Gerrit
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) UNIX
3 6 (60.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (60.00%) Ruby
2 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (60.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Golang
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle