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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 470 448 439
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 151 165 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 110 98
Average daily rate
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£420 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+18.21% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £38.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-42.00% +11.11%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -37 141 £420 +5.00% 76
London -9 72 £425 -5.55% 37
South West -10 21 £425 +6.25% 4
City of London 0 20 £375 +6.38% 10
South East -20 20 £425 +30.76% 12
Hampshire -8 13 £425 +28.78% 2
Wiltshire +10 12 £313 -6.01%
East of England +7 12 £415 +18.57% 11
Yorkshire -16 10 £413 +122.97% 4
West Yorkshire -21 6 £413 +122.97% 4
Gloucestershire +4 5 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +2 5 £415 +18.57% 9
Scotland -11 5 £365 -5.19%
Leeds -22 5 £413 +122.97% 4
Basingstoke - 5 £450 -
Swindon -2 4 £313 -6.01%
Cheltenham -3 4 £438 -
Cambridge -4 4 £415 +18.57% 8
Southampton -7 4 £425 +32.81%
Suffolk +7 3 £400 -
Surrey 0 3 £450 - 2
North West -25 3 £320 +14.28% 3
Essex - 3 £406 -
Salisbury - 3 - -
Ipswich - 3 £400 -
Berkshire +4 2 £350 -7.89% 5
Dorset - 2 £450 - 1
Manchester - 2 £320 - 2
Leatherhead - 2 £450 -
Chippenham - 2 - -

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 336 (100.00%) Linux
2 176 (52.38%) Red Hat
3 121 (36.01%) Puppet
4 120 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 92 (27.38%) Python
6 90 (26.79%) DevOps
7 88 (26.19%) VMware
8 82 (24.40%) UNIX
8 82 (24.40%) Perl
9 76 (22.62%) Windows
10 68 (20.24%) Apache
11 66 (19.64%) Configuration Management
12 55 (16.37%) MySQL
13 53 (15.77%) Bash Shell
14 52 (15.48%) CentOS
14 52 (15.48%) Oracle
15 49 (14.58%) Tomcat
16 47 (13.99%) DNS
16 47 (13.99%) Opscode Chef
17 44 (13.10%) TCP/IP
17 44 (13.10%) Shell Script
18 43 (12.80%) Jenkins
18 43 (12.80%) Security Cleared
19 42 (12.50%) Git (software)
20 41 (12.20%) Solaris
21 40 (11.90%) Java
22 39 (11.61%) C++
23 38 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
24 37 (11.01%) C
24 37 (11.01%) Finance

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 68 (20.24%) Apache
2 49 (14.58%) Tomcat
3 19 (5.65%) WebLogic
4 17 (5.06%) IIS
5 9 (2.68%) JBoss
5 9 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.68%) Confluence
5 9 (2.68%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.49%) nginx
8 4 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.19%) Zope
8 4 (1.19%) Plone
9 3 (0.89%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.89%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.60%) Liferay
10 2 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.60%) WordPress
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.30%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (2.08%) Tridion
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.19%) IaaS
4 3 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.89%) SaaS
5 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.30%) Heroku
6 1 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.99%) DNS
2 44 (13.10%) TCP/IP
3 25 (7.44%) DHCP
4 19 (5.65%) SAN
5 18 (5.36%) LDAP
6 17 (5.06%) HTTP
6 17 (5.06%) Firewall
7 12 (3.57%) SSL
8 10 (2.98%) LAN
8 10 (2.98%) WAN
9 7 (2.08%) Internet
10 6 (1.79%) SMTP
10 6 (1.79%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.49%) IPv4
11 5 (1.49%) FTP
11 5 (1.49%) Network Security
12 4 (1.19%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.19%) SSH
12 4 (1.19%) VPN
13 3 (0.89%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (16.37%) MySQL
2 23 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (0.89%) Redis
5 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.60%) MSDE
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.60%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.60%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.30%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 43 (12.80%) Jenkins
2 42 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.85%) JIRA
4 21 (6.25%) Subversion
5 16 (4.76%) Maven
6 13 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (2.68%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.38%) Hudson
9 6 (1.79%) Gerrit
10 4 (1.19%) Gradle
10 4 (1.19%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.19%) Ant
11 3 (0.89%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.60%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.60%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.30%) JMeter
13 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
General
1 37 (11.01%) Finance
2 19 (5.65%) Banking
3 10 (2.98%) Retail
3 10 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.08%) Electronics
6 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.89%) Advertising
6 3 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.30%) Games
7 1 (0.30%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.04%) Web Services
2 21 (6.25%) Middleware
3 12 (3.57%) HTML
4 11 (3.27%) LAMP
5 7 (2.08%) HTML5
6 6 (1.79%) XML
7 5 (1.49%) OpenGL
7 5 (1.49%) Qt
7 5 (1.49%) GStreamer
8 4 (1.19%) .NET
9 3 (0.89%) Rendezvous
9 3 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.89%) QML
9 3 (0.89%) Qt Quick
9 3 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.60%) Memcached
10 2 (0.60%) Django
11 1 (0.30%) RESTful
11 1 (0.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.04%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.06%) Clustering
4 10 (2.98%) Replication
5 9 (2.68%) Wiki
6 7 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.79%) STB
8 5 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.49%) MPEG
9 4 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.19%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.89%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.89%) Eurex
10 3 (0.89%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.89%) DTV
11 2 (0.60%) Physics
11 2 (0.60%) NHS
11 2 (0.60%) HACMP
11 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 336 (100.00%) Linux
2 120 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 82 (24.40%) UNIX
4 76 (22.62%) Windows
5 52 (15.48%) CentOS
6 41 (12.20%) Solaris
7 29 (8.63%) Ubuntu
8 28 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
9 23 (6.85%) Debian
10 14 (4.17%) SUSE
11 13 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (3.57%) Fedora
13 11 (3.27%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (2.98%) HPUX
15 6 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (1.49%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.49%) AIX
17 3 (0.89%) VMS
17 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (26.79%) DevOps
2 66 (19.64%) Configuration Management
3 36 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (6.55%) ITIL
6 21 (6.25%) Open Source
7 18 (5.36%) Project Management
8 17 (5.06%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (4.46%) Software Engineering
11 13 (3.87%) Scrum
12 12 (3.57%) E-Commerce
12 12 (3.57%) Migration
13 9 (2.68%) Change Management
13 9 (2.68%) SOA
13 9 (2.68%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (2.68%) Kernel Tuning
14 8 (2.38%) Low Latency
14 8 (2.38%) Performance Analysis
15 7 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (27.38%) Python
2 82 (24.40%) Perl
3 53 (15.77%) Bash Shell
4 44 (13.10%) Shell Script
5 40 (11.90%) Java
6 39 (11.61%) C++
7 37 (11.01%) C
8 31 (9.23%) PHP
9 30 (8.93%) Ruby
10 20 (5.95%) SQL
11 15 (4.46%) PowerShell
12 11 (3.27%) JavaScript
13 10 (2.98%) Embedded C
14 7 (2.08%) Embedded C++
15 5 (1.49%) VBScript
16 4 (1.19%) Korn
17 3 (0.89%) C#
18 2 (0.60%) Groovy
19 1 (0.30%) Lua
Qualifications
1 43 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.04%) RHCE
3 26 (7.74%) SC Cleared
4 19 (5.65%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.49%) MCDST
5 5 (1.49%) MCTS
5 5 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.19%) LPIC
6 4 (1.19%) MCSE
6 4 (1.19%) MCSA
6 4 (1.19%) Degree
7 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.30%) CCNP
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.68%) QA
2 4 (1.19%) SLA
3 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.74%) vSphere
4 15 (4.46%) Docker
5 14 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 14 (4.17%) Samba
6 13 (3.87%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.98%) iptables
8 9 (2.68%) Varnish
8 9 (2.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (2.38%) KVM
10 7 (2.08%) NFS
10 7 (2.08%) Terminal Server
10 7 (2.08%) Squid
11 5 (1.49%) Xen
11 5 (1.49%) Firmware
11 5 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (1.49%) Ceph
12 4 (1.19%) GPFS
12 4 (1.19%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 121 (36.01%) Puppet
2 47 (13.99%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (5.65%) Vagrant
4 18 (5.36%) Ansible
5 15 (4.46%) Red Hat Satellite
6 13 (3.87%) yum
6 13 (3.87%) Nagios
7 9 (2.68%) NetBackup
7 9 (2.68%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (1.79%) SELinux
9 5 (1.49%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.49%) Salt
9 5 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (1.19%) Zenoss
10 4 (1.19%) Kibana
10 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 3 (0.89%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.89%) Bcfg2
11 3 (0.89%) logstash
11 3 (0.89%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 176 (52.38%) Red Hat
2 88 (26.19%) VMware
3 52 (15.48%) Oracle
4 33 (9.82%) Microsoft
5 32 (9.52%) HP
6 24 (7.14%) Sun
7 22 (6.55%) Cisco
8 13 (3.87%) IBM
9 11 (3.27%) EMC
10 10 (2.98%) Symantec
11 9 (2.68%) Veritas
11 9 (2.68%) Infoblox
12 8 (2.38%) Rackspace
12 8 (2.38%) McAfee
13 7 (2.08%) TOWER Software
13 7 (2.08%) NetApp
13 7 (2.08%) Splunk
14 6 (1.79%) Atlassian
15 5 (1.49%) hybris
15 5 (1.49%) WorldPay
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