The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 432 483 419
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 181 105 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 60 94
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£385 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £331
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 4 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
England +57 174 £374 -6.56% 42
London +16 67 £436 +2.64% 15
South East +11 31 £350 +14.28% 9
East of England +25 30 £325 -10.34% 4
South West +20 23 £290 -35.55% 6
Cambridgeshire +19 22 £338 -15.62% 4
City of London +28 17 £475 +35.71% 3
Hampshire +13 17 £345 +10.40% 3
Wiltshire +14 12 £425 +26.86% 4
Yorkshire -3 11 £250 -7.40% 2
Cambridge +8 10 £325 -18.75% 4
Bristol +7 9 £290 -31.76% 2
Berkshire - 9 £350 - 3
East Midlands +4 8 £400 -
West Yorkshire -7 8 £225 -18.18% 1
Northamptonshire - 8 £400 -
Southampton -12 7 £388 +26.53% 2
Reading - 6 £390 - 2
Leeds -11 5 £225 -18.18% 1
Northampton - 5 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £310 -
Farnborough - 4 £263 -
South Yorkshire -10 3 £310 +14.81% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £310 -
Halifax - 3 - -
Essex -1 2 - -
Gloucestershire -11 2 £413 -8.33%
Kent - 2 £520 -
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Chessington - 2 - -

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 337 (100.00%) Linux
2 168 (49.85%) Red Hat
3 116 (34.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 114 (33.83%) Puppet
5 111 (32.94%) UNIX
6 109 (32.34%) Python
7 84 (24.93%) Perl
8 81 (24.04%) VMware
9 77 (22.85%) DevOps
10 75 (22.26%) Windows
11 64 (18.99%) Apache
12 59 (17.51%) Bash Shell
13 57 (16.91%) MySQL
13 57 (16.91%) Configuration Management
14 55 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
15 51 (15.13%) Oracle
15 51 (15.13%) Ruby
16 50 (14.84%) Shell Script
17 49 (14.54%) Opscode Chef
18 48 (14.24%) CentOS
18 48 (14.24%) Tomcat
19 45 (13.35%) TCP/IP
19 45 (13.35%) DNS
20 41 (12.17%) Jenkins
21 38 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
22 37 (10.98%) Git (software)
23 36 (10.68%) Solaris
24 34 (10.09%) Java
24 34 (10.09%) Active Directory
24 34 (10.09%) Debian

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 64 (18.99%) Apache
2 48 (14.24%) Tomcat
3 20 (5.93%) IIS
4 17 (5.04%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.67%) JBoss
5 9 (2.67%) OpenStack
6 8 (2.37%) Confluence
6 8 (2.37%) nginx
6 8 (2.37%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.48%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.19%) Zope
10 4 (1.19%) Plone
10 4 (1.19%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.59%) Liferay
11 2 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (2.08%) Tridion
2 5 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.89%) Summit
4 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 55 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.08%) Heroku
5 6 (1.78%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.19%) IaaS
8 3 (0.89%) SaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.30%) GitHub
9 1 (0.30%) Route 53
9 1 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.30%) Engine Yard
9 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.35%) TCP/IP
1 45 (13.35%) DNS
2 25 (7.42%) Firewall
3 24 (7.12%) DHCP
4 21 (6.23%) SAN
5 17 (5.04%) LDAP
6 15 (4.45%) HTTP
7 8 (2.37%) SSL
8 7 (2.08%) HTTPS
8 7 (2.08%) SMTP
8 7 (2.08%) Multicast
9 6 (1.78%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.78%) LAN
9 6 (1.78%) WAN
9 6 (1.78%) Internet
10 5 (1.48%) FTP
10 5 (1.48%) SSH
10 5 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.19%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (16.91%) MySQL
2 20 (5.93%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.45%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.97%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.78%) Big Data
6 6 (1.78%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.48%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.59%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.59%) OpenStack Swift
10 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.30%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.30%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 41 (12.17%) Jenkins
2 37 (10.98%) Git (software)
3 22 (6.53%) Subversion
4 18 (5.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (5.34%) JIRA
5 14 (4.15%) Maven
6 7 (2.08%) Hudson
6 7 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.48%) Gerrit
7 5 (1.48%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.89%) GitLab
9 2 (0.59%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.59%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.59%) Gradle
9 2 (0.59%) Ant
10 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.30%) BitKeeper
10 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.30%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 27 (8.01%) Finance
2 22 (6.53%) Retail
3 17 (5.04%) Banking
4 9 (2.67%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.78%) Electronics
7 6 (1.78%) Games
8 3 (0.89%) Law
8 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.59%) Marketing
9 2 (0.59%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.01%) Web Services
2 19 (5.64%) LAMP
3 10 (2.97%) HTML
3 10 (2.97%) Middleware
4 9 (2.67%) XML
5 8 (2.37%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (1.78%) Rendezvous
7 6 (1.78%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (1.48%) .NET
8 5 (1.48%) libvirt
8 5 (1.48%) HTML5
9 4 (1.19%) GStreamer
9 4 (1.19%) Qt
10 3 (0.89%) OpenGL
10 3 (0.89%) Qt Quick
10 3 (0.89%) QML
11 2 (0.59%) JSON
11 2 (0.59%) Django
11 2 (0.59%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.12%) Clustering
2 18 (5.34%) Open Source
3 17 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.37%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.08%) STB
5 7 (2.08%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.78%) Wiki
6 6 (1.78%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.78%) Replication
6 6 (1.78%) Eurex
7 5 (1.48%) Online Games
7 5 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.19%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.19%) DTV
8 4 (1.19%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.89%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.89%) NHS
9 3 (0.89%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 337 (100.00%) Linux
2 116 (34.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 111 (32.94%) UNIX
4 75 (22.26%) Windows
5 48 (14.24%) CentOS
6 36 (10.68%) Solaris
7 34 (10.09%) Debian
8 32 (9.50%) Ubuntu
9 18 (5.34%) Embedded Linux
10 15 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (4.15%) AIX
12 13 (3.86%) SUSE
13 11 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (3.26%) HPUX
14 10 (2.97%) Fedora
15 9 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (2.37%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.48%) Amazon Linux
18 3 (0.89%) VMS
18 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (22.85%) DevOps
2 57 (16.91%) Configuration Management
3 32 (9.50%) ITIL
4 26 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (5.93%) Project Management
6 16 (4.75%) E-Commerce
6 16 (4.75%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (4.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (4.45%) Load Balancing
8 13 (3.86%) Low Latency
9 11 (3.26%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.26%) Software Engineering
10 10 (2.97%) Release Management
10 10 (2.97%) Change Management
10 10 (2.97%) Migration
10 10 (2.97%) SOA
11 9 (2.67%) Scrum
12 8 (2.37%) Capacity Management
12 8 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 109 (32.34%) Python
2 84 (24.93%) Perl
3 59 (17.51%) Bash Shell
4 51 (15.13%) Ruby
5 50 (14.84%) Shell Script
6 34 (10.09%) Java
7 33 (9.79%) SQL
8 25 (7.42%) C
8 25 (7.42%) C++
9 21 (6.23%) PowerShell
10 18 (5.34%) PHP
11 8 (2.37%) JavaScript
12 7 (2.08%) Embedded C
13 6 (1.78%) VBScript
14 5 (1.48%) Korn
15 4 (1.19%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.59%) Groovy
17 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.30%) C#
17 1 (0.30%) AWK
Qualifications
1 33 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.23%) RHCE
2 21 (6.23%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.26%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.19%) Degree
4 4 (1.19%) RHCA
4 4 (1.19%) LPIC
4 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.59%) SCSA
5 2 (0.59%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.30%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.78%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) SLA
2 3 (0.89%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.89%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (10.09%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.23%) Samba
4 20 (5.93%) Hyper-V
5 16 (4.75%) Xen
5 16 (4.75%) vSphere
6 15 (4.45%) NFS
7 14 (4.15%) Docker
8 8 (2.37%) iptables
9 7 (2.08%) Terminal Server
9 7 (2.08%) Postfix
9 7 (2.08%) Varnish
10 6 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.78%) OCFS2
10 6 (1.78%) Firmware
11 5 (1.48%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.48%) GlusterFS
11 5 (1.48%) GFS2
11 5 (1.48%) Sendmail
11 5 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 114 (33.83%) Puppet
2 49 (14.54%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (5.93%) Ansible
4 18 (5.34%) Nagios
5 13 (3.86%) Vagrant
6 11 (3.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (3.26%) SELinux
6 11 (3.26%) yum
7 9 (2.67%) Red Hat Satellite
8 8 (2.37%) Cobbler
9 7 (2.08%) Salt
9 7 (2.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 5 (1.48%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.19%) Kibana
11 4 (1.19%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.89%) Bcfg2
12 3 (0.89%) Icinga
12 3 (0.89%) Ganeti
12 3 (0.89%) FreeIPA
12 3 (0.89%) Graphite
Vendors
1 168 (49.85%) Red Hat
2 81 (24.04%) VMware
3 51 (15.13%) Oracle
4 26 (7.72%) Sun
5 24 (7.12%) HP
6 23 (6.82%) Microsoft
7 22 (6.53%) Cisco
8 12 (3.56%) Veritas
8 12 (3.56%) IBM
9 10 (2.97%) NetApp
10 8 (2.37%) Splunk
10 8 (2.37%) Remedy
11 7 (2.08%) EMC
12 6 (1.78%) MarketAxess
12 6 (1.78%) Rackspace
12 6 (1.78%) Dell
12 6 (1.78%) eSpeed
12 6 (1.78%) Reuters
12 6 (1.78%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.78%) Currenex
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