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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 486 442 430
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 140 178 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.35% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 115 111
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £50.00 £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-42.00% +17.64%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -41 129 £406 +8.33% 63
London +5 68 £420 -6.66% 29
South East -34 23 £400 +23.07% 9
City of London +7 13 £350 -2.09% 5
Surrey +2 10 £394 -4.54% 2
Hampshire -7 10 £425 +30.76% 4
South West -16 10 £363 -9.37% 6
East of England +5 9 £415 +18.57% 7
Yorkshire -24 8 £413 +65.00% 2
West Yorkshire -18 7 £413 +65.00% 2
Wiltshire +4 6 £300 - 1
Feltham - 6 £95 - 2
Scotland -3 5 £365 -2.66%
North East -22 5 £258 -19.84%
Leeds -24 5 £413 +65.00% 2
Basingstoke - 5 £450 -
Cambridge -3 4 £415 +18.57% 5
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £415 +18.57% 6
Tyne and Wear -23 4 £258 -19.84%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 4 £258 -19.84%
Dorset - 4 £450 - 3
Bournemouth - 4 £450 - 1
Leatherhead - 4 £425 -
Swindon -4 3 £300 - 1
North West -37 3 £320 -28.88% 4
Salisbury - 3 - -
Essex - 3 £381 -
Channel Islands - 3 £275 -
Jersey - 3 £275 -
West Midlands -1 2 £350 - 5

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 326 (100.00%) Linux
2 170 (52.15%) Red Hat
3 121 (37.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 113 (34.66%) Puppet
5 88 (26.99%) VMware
6 86 (26.38%) DevOps
7 74 (22.70%) Python
8 69 (21.17%) UNIX
9 67 (20.55%) Perl
10 65 (19.94%) Windows
11 60 (18.40%) Apache
12 59 (18.10%) Configuration Management
13 53 (16.26%) MySQL
14 51 (15.64%) Tomcat
15 49 (15.03%) Oracle
16 47 (14.42%) Opscode Chef
17 46 (14.11%) Bash Shell
18 44 (13.50%) DNS
19 43 (13.19%) CentOS
20 41 (12.58%) Jenkins
20 41 (12.58%) Finance
21 39 (11.96%) Security Cleared
21 39 (11.96%) Git (software)
21 39 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
22 38 (11.66%) Java
23 37 (11.35%) Shell Script
24 35 (10.74%) C++
24 35 (10.74%) TCP/IP
24 35 (10.74%) Solaris
24 35 (10.74%) Continuous Integration

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 60 (18.40%) Apache
2 51 (15.64%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.91%) WebLogic
3 16 (4.91%) JBoss
4 14 (4.29%) IIS
5 8 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.45%) nginx
5 8 (2.45%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.23%) Zope
7 4 (1.23%) Plone
7 4 (1.23%) Confluence
8 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.92%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.61%) WordPress
9 2 (0.61%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.61%) Node.js
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 11 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (1.84%) Tridion
2 4 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.31%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.53%) SaaS
3 5 (1.53%) IaaS
4 3 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (13.50%) DNS
2 35 (10.74%) TCP/IP
3 23 (7.06%) DHCP
4 19 (5.83%) SAN
5 18 (5.52%) LDAP
6 15 (4.60%) HTTP
6 15 (4.60%) Firewall
7 9 (2.76%) Internet
7 9 (2.76%) SSL
8 6 (1.84%) LAN
8 6 (1.84%) WAN
9 5 (1.53%) FTP
9 5 (1.53%) IPv4
9 5 (1.53%) VPN
10 4 (1.23%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.23%) SMTP
10 4 (1.23%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.23%) Network Security
10 4 (1.23%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.26%) MySQL
2 21 (6.44%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.84%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.53%) Redis
6 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.23%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.92%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.61%) MSDE
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.61%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.31%) Big Data
9 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (12.58%) Jenkins
2 39 (11.96%) Git (software)
3 21 (6.44%) Subversion
4 17 (5.21%) JIRA
5 15 (4.60%) Maven
6 12 (3.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (2.76%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.84%) Hudson
9 4 (1.23%) Ant
10 3 (0.92%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.92%) Gerrit
10 3 (0.92%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.92%) Gradle
11 2 (0.61%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.61%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.31%) JMeter
12 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
General
1 41 (12.58%) Finance
2 18 (5.52%) Banking
3 10 (3.07%) Retail
4 9 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.45%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.53%) Electronics
7 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.92%) Marketing
8 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.61%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.06%) Web Services
2 18 (5.52%) Middleware
3 13 (3.99%) HTML
4 11 (3.37%) LAMP
5 8 (2.45%) HTML5
6 6 (1.84%) OpenGL
7 5 (1.53%) Qt
7 5 (1.53%) GStreamer
8 3 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.92%) QML
8 3 (0.92%) Qt Quick
8 3 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.92%) .NET
8 3 (0.92%) J2EE
8 3 (0.92%) CSS
9 2 (0.61%) XML
9 2 (0.61%) RESTful
9 2 (0.61%) Memcached
9 2 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.61%) Marionette.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.98%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.91%) Clustering
4 10 (3.07%) Replication
5 6 (1.84%) STB
6 5 (1.53%) MPEG
6 5 (1.53%) Wiki
7 4 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.23%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.23%) DTV
7 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.92%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.61%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.61%) NHS
9 2 (0.61%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.61%) HACMP
9 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.61%) Physics
9 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 326 (100.00%) Linux
2 121 (37.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 69 (21.17%) UNIX
4 65 (19.94%) Windows
5 43 (13.19%) CentOS
6 35 (10.74%) Solaris
7 27 (8.28%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (7.67%) Ubuntu
9 18 (5.52%) Debian
10 10 (3.07%) SUSE
10 10 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.45%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (2.15%) Fedora
14 6 (1.84%) AIX
14 6 (1.84%) HPUX
14 6 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (1.53%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (26.38%) DevOps
2 59 (18.10%) Configuration Management
3 35 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (6.75%) Open Source
6 18 (5.52%) Project Management
7 17 (5.21%) ITIL
7 17 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (4.91%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (4.29%) Migration
9 14 (4.29%) Scrum
10 13 (3.99%) Software Engineering
11 12 (3.68%) E-Commerce
12 9 (2.76%) Change Management
12 9 (2.76%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (2.45%) Performance Analysis
13 8 (2.45%) Kernel Tuning
13 8 (2.45%) Low Latency
14 7 (2.15%) Patch Management
14 7 (2.15%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.70%) Python
2 67 (20.55%) Perl
3 46 (14.11%) Bash Shell
4 38 (11.66%) Java
5 37 (11.35%) Shell Script
6 35 (10.74%) C++
7 34 (10.43%) C
8 29 (8.90%) Ruby
9 26 (7.98%) PHP
10 13 (3.99%) SQL
11 12 (3.68%) JavaScript
12 10 (3.07%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.76%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.84%) Embedded C++
15 4 (1.23%) C#
16 3 (0.92%) Korn
17 2 (0.61%) Groovy
18 1 (0.31%) Lua
18 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.90%) RHCE
3 24 (7.36%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.52%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.53%) MCDST
5 5 (1.53%) MCTS
5 5 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.23%) LPIC
6 4 (1.23%) MCSE
6 4 (1.23%) MCSA
7 3 (0.92%) Degree
8 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.31%) CCNP
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.37%) QA
2 4 (1.23%) SLA
3 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (8.59%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.44%) vSphere
4 19 (5.83%) Docker
5 14 (4.29%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.68%) VMware ESX
7 11 (3.37%) Samba
8 9 (2.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (2.15%) Squid
9 7 (2.15%) KVM
10 6 (1.84%) iptables
10 6 (1.84%) Terminal Server
11 5 (1.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (1.53%) Varnish
12 4 (1.23%) Postfix
12 4 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.92%) NFS
13 3 (0.92%) Firmware
13 3 (0.92%) Xen
13 3 (0.92%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 113 (34.66%) Puppet
2 47 (14.42%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (5.52%) Ansible
4 17 (5.21%) Nagios
5 15 (4.60%) Red Hat Satellite
6 14 (4.29%) Vagrant
7 9 (2.76%) Oracle ZFS
7 9 (2.76%) yum
8 8 (2.45%) NetBackup
9 7 (2.15%) Salt
10 5 (1.53%) SELinux
10 5 (1.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (1.23%) Zenoss
11 4 (1.23%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 3 (0.92%) Kibana
12 3 (0.92%) Rsyslog
12 3 (0.92%) cPanel
12 3 (0.92%) Webmin
12 3 (0.92%) Plesk
Vendors
1 170 (52.15%) Red Hat
2 88 (26.99%) VMware
3 49 (15.03%) Oracle
4 32 (9.82%) Microsoft
5 27 (8.28%) HP
6 20 (6.13%) Cisco
7 17 (5.21%) Sun
8 14 (4.29%) IBM
9 11 (3.37%) EMC
10 10 (3.07%) Veritas
11 9 (2.76%) Rackspace
11 9 (2.76%) Symantec
12 8 (2.45%) McAfee
12 8 (2.45%) Infoblox
13 7 (2.15%) TOWER Software
14 6 (1.84%) Splunk
15 5 (1.53%) WorldPay
15 5 (1.53%) Google
15 5 (1.53%) Dell
16 4 (1.23%) BMC
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