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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 442 399 477
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 176 181 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.37% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 127 63
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £323 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -8.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 15
Average hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 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 -39 154 £400 - 59
London -42 76 £450 +12.50% 26
South East +21 41 £325 -13.33% 7
Berkshire +28 19 £325 +38.29%
South Wales +5 15 £350 +16.66% 3
Wales -12 15 £350 +16.66% 3
Cardiff - 15 £350 - 3
Reading +22 13 £300 +27.65%
North West +8 11 £450 +50.00% 5
South West -21 9 £400 +1.91% 5
Bristol -8 8 £400 - 3
East of England -31 8 £350 +12.00% 8
City of London +4 7 £333 -11.33% 9
Surrey +3 7 £405 - 2
Yorkshire +3 6 £250 -16.66% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £350 +4.47%
West Yorkshire -4 6 £250 - 4
Hampshire -11 6 £425 -5.55% 2
Leeds - 5 £250 - 4
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £350 - 8
Merseyside +1 4 £450 +63.63%
Edinburgh -3 4 £375 -25.00%
Scotland -14 4 £375 -16.66%
Liverpool 0 3 £450 +63.63%
Slough - 3 £325 -
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
Oxfordshire -4 2 - - 1
Cambridge -5 2 £344 - 7
Suffolk - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 327 (100.00%) Linux
2 154 (47.09%) Red Hat
3 130 (39.76%) Puppet
4 121 (37.00%) VMware
5 100 (30.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 96 (29.36%) Perl
7 95 (29.05%) DevOps
8 93 (28.44%) UNIX
9 87 (26.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 85 (25.99%) Apache
10 85 (25.99%) Python
11 79 (24.16%) Windows
12 72 (22.02%) Bash Shell
13 63 (19.27%) Ruby
14 60 (18.35%) Oracle
15 53 (16.21%) MySQL
16 49 (14.98%) Ubuntu
17 47 (14.37%) Java
17 47 (14.37%) Configuration Management
17 47 (14.37%) CentOS
18 41 (12.54%) DNS
18 41 (12.54%) Firewall
18 41 (12.54%) Finance
19 40 (12.23%) PHP
19 40 (12.23%) WebLogic
19 40 (12.23%) Opscode Chef
20 38 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
21 37 (11.31%) Nagios
21 37 (11.31%) Debian
21 37 (11.31%) Agile Software Development

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 85 (25.99%) Apache
2 40 (12.23%) WebLogic
3 31 (9.48%) Tomcat
4 25 (7.65%) WebSphere
5 21 (6.42%) nginx
6 11 (3.36%) IIS
7 8 (2.45%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.45%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.14%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.83%) Confluence
9 6 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (1.53%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.22%) MediaWiki
12 3 (0.92%) Moodle
12 3 (0.92%) Drupal
13 2 (0.61%) Zimbra
14 1 (0.31%) Node.js
14 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (1.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (5.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (8.26%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.92%) PaaS
4 2 (0.61%) Joyent
4 2 (0.61%) IaaS
4 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) Heroku
5 1 (0.31%) Office 365
5 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.54%) DNS
1 41 (12.54%) Firewall
2 35 (10.70%) LDAP
3 21 (6.42%) VPN
4 20 (6.12%) SAN
5 19 (5.81%) TCP/IP
6 15 (4.59%) DHCP
7 8 (2.45%) Network Security
7 8 (2.45%) iSCSI
8 7 (2.14%) BIG-IP
8 7 (2.14%) Intranet
8 7 (2.14%) Multicast
9 6 (1.83%) WAN
9 6 (1.83%) OSPF
9 6 (1.83%) BGP
9 6 (1.83%) SSH
10 5 (1.53%) IPsec
10 5 (1.53%) LAN
11 4 (1.22%) SSL
11 4 (1.22%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.21%) MySQL
2 27 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (6.12%) Oracle Exadata
4 11 (3.36%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.53%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.61%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.61%) Redis
9 1 (0.31%) Big Data
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.31%) KDB
9 1 (0.31%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 32 (9.79%) JIRA
2 31 (9.48%) Git (software)
3 30 (9.17%) Jenkins
4 24 (7.34%) Subversion
5 8 (2.45%) Hudson
6 5 (1.53%) Maven
6 5 (1.53%) Ant
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.31%) GCC
7 1 (0.31%) GDB
7 1 (0.31%) Automake
7 1 (0.31%) Gradle
General
1 41 (12.54%) Finance
2 28 (8.56%) Banking
3 17 (5.20%) Financial Institution
4 13 (3.98%) Games
5 11 (3.36%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.45%) Front Office
7 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.22%) Marketing
8 3 (0.92%) Retail
8 3 (0.92%) Electronics
9 2 (0.61%) Legal
9 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Military
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.48%) LAMP
2 26 (7.95%) Middleware
3 21 (6.42%) Web Services
3 21 (6.42%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (3.06%) HTML
5 9 (2.75%) .NET
5 9 (2.75%) CSS
6 7 (2.14%) Java EE
6 7 (2.14%) WCF
7 6 (1.83%) XML
8 5 (1.53%) Rendezvous
9 4 (1.22%) YUI
9 4 (1.22%) JSON
10 3 (0.92%) SOAP
10 3 (0.92%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.92%) OAuth
11 1 (0.31%) REST
11 1 (0.31%) Flash
11 1 (0.31%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.17%) Clustering
3 17 (5.20%) Hedge funds
4 13 (3.98%) Online Games
5 8 (2.45%) Wiki
5 8 (2.45%) Open Source
6 7 (2.14%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.14%) Device Driver
6 7 (2.14%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.83%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.83%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.22%) CESG
10 3 (0.92%) STB
10 3 (0.92%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.92%) VLE
10 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.92%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 327 (100.00%) Linux
2 100 (30.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 93 (28.44%) UNIX
4 79 (24.16%) Windows
5 49 (14.98%) Ubuntu
6 47 (14.37%) CentOS
7 37 (11.31%) Debian
8 24 (7.34%) Solaris
9 23 (7.03%) SELinux
10 22 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (4.89%) AIX
13 13 (3.98%) Embedded Linux
14 12 (3.67%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (3.06%) SUSE
16 8 (2.45%) Windows 7
17 7 (2.14%) HPUX
18 6 (1.83%) Scientific Linux
19 3 (0.92%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (29.05%) DevOps
2 47 (14.37%) Configuration Management
3 37 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (7.03%) ITIL
6 22 (6.73%) SOA
7 21 (6.42%) Build Automation
8 19 (5.81%) Software Engineering
9 17 (5.20%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.59%) Scrum
11 14 (4.28%) Capacity Management
12 11 (3.36%) Workflow
12 11 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.06%) Problem Management
14 9 (2.75%) Release Management
14 9 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (2.75%) Project Management
15 8 (2.45%) Change Management
15 8 (2.45%) Migration
16 7 (2.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 96 (29.36%) Perl
2 85 (25.99%) Python
3 72 (22.02%) Bash Shell
4 63 (19.27%) Ruby
5 47 (14.37%) Java
6 40 (12.23%) PHP
7 34 (10.40%) Shell Script
8 28 (8.56%) C
9 26 (7.95%) SQL
10 18 (5.50%) Korn
11 14 (4.28%) VB
11 14 (4.28%) Bourne shell
12 12 (3.67%) C++
12 12 (3.67%) PowerShell
13 11 (3.36%) JavaScript
14 6 (1.83%) Scala
15 5 (1.53%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.92%) C#
17 2 (0.61%) C-shell
18 1 (0.31%) AWK
Qualifications
1 28 (8.56%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.42%) RHCE
3 17 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.06%) MCSE
5 8 (2.45%) CCA
5 8 (2.45%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (2.45%) HNC
6 4 (1.22%) Degree
6 4 (1.22%) VCP5
6 4 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.92%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.92%) RHCT
8 2 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.61%) CCNA
9 1 (0.31%) RHCA
9 1 (0.31%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.92%) SLA
1 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.61%) COBIT
2 2 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 87 (26.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (9.79%) Active Directory
3 30 (9.17%) NFS
4 21 (6.42%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (5.50%) Postfix
6 16 (4.89%) XenServer
7 13 (3.98%) Xen
8 11 (3.36%) Samba
8 11 (3.36%) vSphere
9 10 (3.06%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.45%) Sendmail
11 7 (2.14%) Squid
12 6 (1.83%) vCloud
12 6 (1.83%) KVM
13 5 (1.53%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.92%) XenApp
14 3 (0.92%) Varnish
14 3 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.92%) Docker
14 3 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 130 (39.76%) Puppet
2 40 (12.23%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (11.31%) Nagios
4 16 (4.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 14 (4.28%) NetBackup
6 13 (3.98%) Cobbler
7 11 (3.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (3.06%) YUM
9 9 (2.75%) ZABBIX
9 9 (2.75%) Salt
10 8 (2.45%) Opsview
10 8 (2.45%) Control-M
10 8 (2.45%) BladeLogic
11 7 (2.14%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (1.83%) HAProxy
12 6 (1.83%) Vagrant
12 6 (1.83%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (1.22%) SCOM
13 4 (1.22%) Ansible
13 4 (1.22%) Cacti
Vendors
1 154 (47.09%) Red Hat
2 121 (37.00%) VMware
3 60 (18.35%) Oracle
4 29 (8.87%) IBM
5 27 (8.26%) HP
6 26 (7.95%) JBoss
7 24 (7.34%) Citrix
8 22 (6.73%) Remedy
9 20 (6.12%) EMC
10 18 (5.50%) Cisco
11 16 (4.89%) NetApp
12 15 (4.59%) Veritas
13 12 (3.67%) Splunk
14 11 (3.36%) Microsoft
15 10 (3.06%) Dell
15 10 (3.06%) Altiris
16 7 (2.14%) Symantec
16 7 (2.14%) Isilon
17 6 (1.83%) Infoblox
17 6 (1.83%) TIBCO
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