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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 474 395 399
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 135 177 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.37% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 116 91
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£398 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £34.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £41.25 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -9.33%

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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -67 133 £399 -6.17% 43
London -10 69 £425 -5.55% 16
South East -43 37 £400 +6.66% 10
Berkshire 0 21 £400 +37.93% 4
Reading +17 13 £300 +3.44% 2
South West -31 11 £375 +28.20% 7
Yorkshire -11 10 £350 - 1
Leeds 0 9 £350 -12.50% 1
City of London -1 9 £400 - 5
West Yorkshire -4 9 £350 -6.66% 1
Hampshire -27 7 £281 -27.41% 1
Bracknell - 7 £400 - 1
Exeter - 3 £375 -
West Sussex - 3 £400 - 1
Devon - 3 £375 -
East Midlands +9 2 - -
North West -9 2 £400 +45.45% 4
East of England -9 2 - - 4
Wiltshire -15 2 £400 +29.03% 4
Surrey - 2 £428 - 3
Southampton - 2 £335 - 1
Chippenham - 2 £400 - 3
Crawley - 2 £400 -
Havant - 2 £268 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £300 -
Nottinghamshire +4 1 - -
York +3 1 £370 -
Nottingham +2 1 - -
North Yorkshire -5 1 £370 +5.71%
Somerset -6 1 £375 +36.36% 2

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 318 (100.00%) Linux
2 144 (45.28%) Red Hat
3 113 (35.53%) UNIX
4 112 (35.22%) VMware
4 112 (35.22%) Puppet
5 105 (33.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 87 (27.36%) Perl
7 83 (26.10%) Python
8 77 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 76 (23.90%) Windows
10 70 (22.01%) DevOps
11 65 (20.44%) Ruby
12 64 (20.13%) Bash Shell
13 62 (19.50%) Apache
14 52 (16.35%) MySQL
15 50 (15.72%) Oracle
16 48 (15.09%) Java
16 48 (15.09%) DNS
16 48 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
17 45 (14.15%) Shell Script
18 42 (13.21%) Nagios
19 41 (12.89%) Configuration Management
20 39 (12.26%) Finance
21 38 (11.95%) TCP/IP
21 38 (11.95%) HP
22 37 (11.64%) Tomcat
23 36 (11.32%) DHCP
24 35 (11.01%) ITIL
24 35 (11.01%) Active Directory
25 34 (10.69%) Debian

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 62 (19.50%) Apache
2 37 (11.64%) Tomcat
3 27 (8.49%) WebLogic
4 18 (5.66%) JBoss
4 18 (5.66%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.77%) IIS
6 8 (2.52%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (2.52%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.20%) nginx
7 7 (2.20%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.63%) Zimbra
10 2 (0.63%) Moodle
10 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.46%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.94%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.97%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.26%) SaaS
4 3 (0.94%) PaaS
5 2 (0.63%) IaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.31%) Route 53
6 1 (0.31%) GitHub
6 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.31%) Office 365
6 1 (0.31%) Heroku
6 1 (0.31%) Engine Yard
6 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 48 (15.09%) DNS
2 38 (11.95%) TCP/IP
3 36 (11.32%) DHCP
4 31 (9.75%) Firewall
5 26 (8.18%) SAN
6 24 (7.55%) LDAP
7 11 (3.46%) VPN
8 7 (2.20%) iSCSI
8 7 (2.20%) Multicast
8 7 (2.20%) FTP
8 7 (2.20%) Kerberos
8 7 (2.20%) Intranet
8 7 (2.20%) BIG-IP
9 6 (1.89%) HTTP
9 6 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (1.57%) NAS
10 5 (1.57%) SSH
11 4 (1.26%) SSL
11 4 (1.26%) Network Security
12 3 (0.94%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.35%) MySQL
2 13 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (3.77%) Oracle Exadata
4 9 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.52%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.20%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.20%) Big Data
7 6 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.57%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.26%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.94%) HBase
10 3 (0.94%) Voldemort
11 2 (0.63%) SQLPlus
12 1 (0.31%) KDB
12 1 (0.31%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.31%) Redis
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (7.55%) Subversion
1 24 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.29%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.97%) JIRA
4 5 (1.57%) GitLab
4 5 (1.57%) Maven
5 4 (1.26%) Ant
6 3 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.63%) Hudson
7 2 (0.63%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.31%) GCC
8 1 (0.31%) GDB
8 1 (0.31%) Gradle
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
General
1 39 (12.26%) Finance
2 23 (7.23%) Banking
3 13 (4.09%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.77%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.46%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.83%) Games
7 8 (2.52%) Front Office
8 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.57%) Retail
9 4 (1.26%) Electronics
9 4 (1.26%) Marketing
10 3 (0.94%) Law
11 2 (0.63%) Legal
12 1 (0.31%) German Language
12 1 (0.31%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.31%) Publishing
12 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.60%) LAMP
2 20 (6.29%) Middleware
3 18 (5.66%) Web Services
4 13 (4.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (3.14%) .NET
6 9 (2.83%) HTML
7 7 (2.20%) Java EE
7 7 (2.20%) WCF
8 6 (1.89%) XML
8 6 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (1.57%) Rendezvous
10 4 (1.26%) CSS
10 4 (1.26%) YUI
11 3 (0.94%) OAuth
12 2 (0.63%) SOAP
12 2 (0.63%) JSON
12 2 (0.63%) Application Packaging
13 1 (0.31%) Zend Framework
13 1 (0.31%) Java SE
13 1 (0.31%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.12%) Clustering
2 21 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.77%) Hedge funds
4 11 (3.46%) Open Source
5 9 (2.83%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.83%) Online Games
5 9 (2.83%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.20%) Wiki
6 7 (2.20%) CESG
7 6 (1.89%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.26%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.26%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.26%) DTV
8 4 (1.26%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.94%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.63%) VLE
10 2 (0.63%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 318 (100.00%) Linux
2 113 (35.53%) UNIX
3 105 (33.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (23.90%) Windows
5 34 (10.69%) Debian
5 34 (10.69%) CentOS
6 33 (10.38%) Ubuntu
7 24 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (6.60%) AIX
9 19 (5.97%) Solaris
10 15 (4.72%) Windows 7
11 13 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (3.14%) SUSE
12 10 (3.14%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (2.83%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (2.83%) HPUX
14 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.26%) Scientific Linux
15 3 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (22.01%) DevOps
2 41 (12.89%) Configuration Management
3 35 (11.01%) ITIL
4 21 (6.60%) Load Balancing
4 21 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (5.35%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (5.35%) Software Engineering
6 13 (4.09%) Release Management
6 13 (4.09%) Capacity Management
6 13 (4.09%) SOA
7 12 (3.77%) Project Management
8 11 (3.46%) Incident Management
8 11 (3.46%) E-Commerce
8 11 (3.46%) Scrum
8 11 (3.46%) Workflow
9 8 (2.52%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (2.52%) Kernel Tuning
9 8 (2.52%) Low Latency
9 8 (2.52%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 87 (27.36%) Perl
2 83 (26.10%) Python
3 65 (20.44%) Ruby
4 64 (20.13%) Bash Shell
5 48 (15.09%) Java
6 45 (14.15%) Shell Script
7 33 (10.38%) C
8 31 (9.75%) PHP
9 25 (7.86%) SQL
10 16 (5.03%) Korn
11 15 (4.72%) Bourne shell
11 15 (4.72%) PowerShell
11 15 (4.72%) VB
12 14 (4.40%) C++
13 8 (2.52%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.63%) C#
16 1 (0.31%) XPath
16 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.60%) RHCE
3 14 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.09%) MCSE
5 12 (3.77%) HNC
6 11 (3.46%) RHCSA
7 10 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (3.14%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.83%) CCA
8 9 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.57%) Degree
9 5 (1.57%) CCNA
9 5 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.26%) VCP5
11 3 (0.94%) RHCT
12 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.31%) LPIC
13 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.31%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.89%) SLA
2 3 (0.94%) QA
2 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.94%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 77 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (11.01%) Active Directory
3 30 (9.43%) NFS
4 22 (6.92%) vSphere
5 15 (4.72%) Xen
6 13 (4.09%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (2.83%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.52%) XenServer
9 7 (2.20%) Hyper-V
9 7 (2.20%) Postfix
9 7 (2.20%) Docker
9 7 (2.20%) Samba
10 4 (1.26%) KVM
10 4 (1.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.94%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.94%) vCloud
11 3 (0.94%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.94%) Varnish
11 3 (0.94%) Firmware
12 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 112 (35.22%) Puppet
2 48 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (13.21%) Nagios
4 22 (6.92%) NetBackup
5 18 (5.66%) SELinux
6 16 (5.03%) Cobbler
7 12 (3.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 11 (3.46%) Ansible
9 8 (2.52%) BladeLogic
10 7 (2.20%) yum
10 7 (2.20%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (2.20%) Control-M
11 6 (1.89%) Salt
11 6 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (1.57%) Graphite
12 5 (1.57%) Tivoli
12 5 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (1.26%) Vagrant
13 4 (1.26%) Opsview
13 4 (1.26%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 144 (45.28%) Red Hat
2 112 (35.22%) VMware
3 50 (15.72%) Oracle
4 38 (11.95%) HP
5 27 (8.49%) EMC
6 20 (6.29%) Remedy
7 18 (5.66%) Citrix
8 17 (5.35%) Veritas
9 15 (4.72%) Altiris
9 15 (4.72%) IBM
10 14 (4.40%) Microsoft
11 11 (3.46%) Sun
12 10 (3.14%) Cisco
12 10 (3.14%) Isilon
13 9 (2.83%) Infoblox
14 8 (2.52%) Dell
14 8 (2.52%) Splunk
15 7 (2.20%) Symantec
16 6 (1.89%) TIBCO
17 5 (1.57%) MarketAxess
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