The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 427 432 437
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 168 140 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 95 72
Average daily rate
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£395 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £410
% change year-on-year
- -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 18
Average hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £36.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 +7 157 £400 - 62
London +6 83 £438 +2.94% 36
South East -1 31 £325 -7.14% 10
South West -12 22 £400 -15.78% 5
Bristol -4 19 £400 -15.78%
Hampshire -6 14 £330 -6.38%
City of London +20 11 £353 -11.87% 14
Scotland -15 7 £385 -14.44% 1
West Midlands -8 6 £350 +70.73% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £344 -
Coventry - 6 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £344 -
Leeds +8 3 £185 -32.72% 1
Berkshire +3 3 £380 +21.60% 3
West Yorkshire +2 3 £185 -32.72% 1
Yorkshire +1 3 £185 -41.96% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £350 -9.67% 7
North East -19 3 £363 -
East of England -28 3 £350 +0.71% 7
Wales - 3 £310 - 1
Oxfordshire -2 2 - - 2
North West -6 2 £280 +1.81% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 2 £321 -
Tyne and Wear -15 2 £321 -
South Wales - 2 £304 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £304 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £333 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £280 -
Brighton - 2 £300 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £300 - 1

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 279 (100.00%) Linux
2 121 (43.37%) Red Hat
3 108 (38.71%) Puppet
4 101 (36.20%) VMware
5 88 (31.54%) DevOps
6 83 (29.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (28.32%) UNIX
8 77 (27.60%) Python
9 75 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 72 (25.81%) Apache
10 72 (25.81%) Oracle
11 70 (25.09%) Perl
12 64 (22.94%) Bash Shell
13 60 (21.51%) Ruby
14 53 (19.00%) Windows
15 47 (16.85%) MySQL
15 47 (16.85%) Ubuntu
15 47 (16.85%) CentOS
16 46 (16.49%) Java
17 40 (14.34%) Configuration Management
18 39 (13.98%) Finance
19 38 (13.62%) WebLogic
20 36 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
20 36 (12.90%) Security Cleared
20 36 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
21 35 (12.54%) DNS
22 34 (12.19%) IBM
22 34 (12.19%) Firewall
23 33 (11.83%) LAMP
24 32 (11.47%) LDAP

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 72 (25.81%) Apache
2 38 (13.62%) WebLogic
3 25 (8.96%) Tomcat
4 24 (8.60%) nginx
5 23 (8.24%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.87%) IIS
7 7 (2.51%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.15%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (2.15%) Confluence
9 5 (1.79%) Node.js
9 5 (1.79%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.43%) MediaWiki
11 3 (1.08%) Moodle
11 3 (1.08%) Drupal
12 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (1.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (7.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (8.60%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.08%) PaaS
5 2 (0.72%) IaaS
5 2 (0.72%) Joyent
6 1 (0.36%) Heroku
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Office 365
6 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.54%) DNS
2 34 (12.19%) Firewall
3 32 (11.47%) LDAP
4 23 (8.24%) VPN
5 15 (5.38%) SAN
6 12 (4.30%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.58%) DHCP
8 9 (3.23%) SSH
9 7 (2.51%) iSCSI
9 7 (2.51%) LAN
10 6 (2.15%) WAN
10 6 (2.15%) OSPF
10 6 (2.15%) BGP
10 6 (2.15%) Network Security
11 5 (1.79%) SNMP
11 5 (1.79%) IPsec
12 4 (1.43%) BIG-IP
12 4 (1.43%) EIGRP
12 4 (1.43%) IPv6
12 4 (1.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.85%) MySQL
2 30 (10.75%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (7.17%) Oracle Exadata
4 10 (3.58%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.23%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.72%) Redis
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.36%) Big Data
10 1 (0.36%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (10.39%) Jenkins
2 28 (10.04%) JIRA
3 23 (8.24%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.66%) Subversion
5 9 (3.23%) Hudson
6 4 (1.43%) Maven
7 3 (1.08%) Ant
8 1 (0.36%) GCC
8 1 (0.36%) GDB
8 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.36%) Automake
8 1 (0.36%) Gradle
8 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 39 (13.98%) Finance
2 22 (7.89%) Banking
3 17 (6.09%) Financial Institution
4 13 (4.66%) Games
5 7 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.51%) Front Office
5 7 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.79%) Marketing
7 3 (1.08%) Retail
7 3 (1.08%) Electronics
8 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Military
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.83%) LAMP
2 22 (7.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 21 (7.53%) Middleware
4 20 (7.17%) Web Services
5 5 (1.79%) HTML
5 5 (1.79%) .NET
5 5 (1.79%) CSS
6 4 (1.43%) Java EE
6 4 (1.43%) Software Packaging
6 4 (1.43%) WCF
6 4 (1.43%) XML
7 3 (1.08%) WebCenter
7 3 (1.08%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.08%) OAuth
7 3 (1.08%) SOAP
7 3 (1.08%) JSON
8 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.36%) REST
9 1 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.36%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.68%) Clustering
2 17 (6.09%) Hedge funds
3 13 (4.66%) Online Games
4 10 (3.58%) Open Source
5 6 (2.15%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.79%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.43%) STB
7 4 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.43%) Wiki
7 4 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.43%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.08%) VLE
8 3 (1.08%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.72%) Handset
9 2 (0.72%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.72%) NHS
9 2 (0.72%) Celerra
9 2 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 279 (100.00%) Linux
2 83 (29.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 79 (28.32%) UNIX
4 53 (19.00%) Windows
5 47 (16.85%) Ubuntu
5 47 (16.85%) CentOS
6 29 (10.39%) Debian
7 22 (7.89%) SELinux
8 21 (7.53%) Solaris
9 20 (7.17%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (5.73%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (3.94%) SUSE
12 10 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.87%) Scientific Linux
14 7 (2.51%) AIX
15 5 (1.79%) Fedora
16 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.54%) DevOps
2 40 (14.34%) Configuration Management
3 36 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (9.68%) SOA
4 27 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 20 (7.17%) Build Automation
7 19 (6.81%) ITIL
8 15 (5.38%) Scrum
9 14 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (3.23%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.23%) Workflow
10 9 (3.23%) Load Balancing
11 8 (2.87%) Capacity Management
11 8 (2.87%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (2.51%) Kanban
13 6 (2.15%) Release Management
13 6 (2.15%) Unit Testing
13 6 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 77 (27.60%) Python
2 70 (25.09%) Perl
3 64 (22.94%) Bash Shell
4 60 (21.51%) Ruby
5 46 (16.49%) Java
6 29 (10.39%) PHP
7 24 (8.60%) Shell Script
8 20 (7.17%) C
9 18 (6.45%) SQL
10 15 (5.38%) C++
11 9 (3.23%) Korn
12 7 (2.51%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.51%) JavaScript
13 6 (2.15%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.15%) Embedded C++
13 6 (2.15%) Scala
14 4 (1.43%) VB
14 4 (1.43%) Bourne shell
14 4 (1.43%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 36 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.51%) RHCE
4 5 (1.79%) Degree
5 3 (1.08%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.72%) RHCA
6 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.72%) MCSE
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.08%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) COBIT
2 2 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 75 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (8.96%) Oracle RAC
3 21 (7.53%) XenServer
3 21 (7.53%) Active Directory
4 17 (6.09%) NFS
4 17 (6.09%) Postfix
5 13 (4.66%) Samba
5 13 (4.66%) Xen
6 12 (4.30%) vSphere
7 9 (3.23%) KVM
8 8 (2.87%) Sendmail
8 8 (2.87%) Hyper-V
8 8 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.87%) vCloud
9 7 (2.51%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.79%) Squid
11 4 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.08%) Docker
13 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 108 (38.71%) Puppet
2 36 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (6.09%) Nagios
4 14 (5.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 12 (4.30%) Opsview
6 11 (3.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (3.58%) YUM
7 10 (3.58%) Cobbler
8 9 (3.23%) Salt
9 8 (2.87%) ZABBIX
10 7 (2.51%) Vagrant
11 6 (2.15%) Control-M
11 6 (2.15%) SCOM
11 6 (2.15%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.79%) BladeLogic
13 4 (1.43%) CFEngine
13 4 (1.43%) nmon
13 4 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
14 3 (1.08%) Ansible
14 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 121 (43.37%) Red Hat
2 101 (36.20%) VMware
3 72 (25.81%) Oracle
4 34 (12.19%) IBM
5 23 (8.24%) Citrix
6 21 (7.53%) Remedy
7 19 (6.81%) JBoss
7 19 (6.81%) Cisco
8 16 (5.73%) NetApp
9 14 (5.02%) HP
10 12 (4.30%) Veritas
11 10 (3.58%) Microsoft
11 10 (3.58%) Splunk
12 8 (2.87%) Dell
13 6 (2.15%) EMC
13 6 (2.15%) Infoblox
14 4 (1.43%) Altiris
14 4 (1.43%) Sun
14 4 (1.43%) Rackspace
15 3 (1.08%) ATG
Cambridge
Hudson - London
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago