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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 457 395 484
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +89
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 157 188 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.36% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.39% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 125 59
Average daily rate
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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 £294 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £353
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -9.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -68 140 £400 - 61
London -78 59 £450 +3.44% 23
South East +4 46 £325 +12.06% 12
Berkshire +21 26 £325 +23.80% 2
Reading +18 18 £300 +14.28% 2
South Wales +1 13 £355 +18.33% 2
Wales -9 13 £355 +18.33% 2
Cardiff - 13 £355 - 2
North West +1 12 £425 +40.72% 6
City of London 0 9 £325 -13.33% 4
Yorkshire -1 9 £350 - 6
West Yorkshire -3 9 £350 -6.66% 3
Leeds +2 8 £350 -12.50% 3
East of England -17 7 £344 -19.11% 5
Surrey - 7 £405 - 5
South West -30 6 £413 +33.06% 9
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £350 +4.47%
Hampshire -11 5 £425 +226.92% 2
Merseyside - 4 £450 -
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £344 - 4
West Sussex - 3 £400 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £450 -
Bristol - 3 £413 - 3
Cambridge +2 2 £344 - 3
Southampton -7 2 £335 +157.69% 2
Staines - 2 £325 -
Crawley - 2 £400 -
Slough - 2 £325 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 325 (100.00%) Linux
2 158 (48.62%) Red Hat
3 130 (40.00%) Puppet
4 119 (36.62%) VMware
5 103 (31.69%) UNIX
6 102 (31.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 95 (29.23%) Perl
8 87 (26.77%) Python
8 87 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 84 (25.85%) Windows
10 81 (24.92%) DevOps
11 74 (22.77%) Bash Shell
12 70 (21.54%) Apache
13 63 (19.38%) Ruby
14 60 (18.46%) Oracle
15 55 (16.92%) Configuration Management
16 53 (16.31%) MySQL
17 50 (15.38%) Java
18 45 (13.85%) Finance
19 44 (13.54%) Ubuntu
19 44 (13.54%) Nagios
19 44 (13.54%) Opscode Chef
20 43 (13.23%) CentOS
20 43 (13.23%) PHP
21 41 (12.62%) WebLogic
22 37 (11.38%) DNS
22 37 (11.38%) Active Directory
22 37 (11.38%) Debian
23 36 (11.08%) Firewall
24 35 (10.77%) HP

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 70 (21.54%) Apache
2 41 (12.62%) WebLogic
3 33 (10.15%) Tomcat
4 26 (8.00%) WebSphere
5 20 (6.15%) JBoss
6 14 (4.31%) nginx
7 12 (3.69%) IIS
8 9 (2.77%) SharePoint
9 8 (2.46%) MS Exchange
10 7 (2.15%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.54%) Confluence
12 5 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.23%) MediaWiki
13 4 (1.23%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.92%) Moodle
14 3 (0.92%) Drupal
15 2 (0.62%) Zimbra
16 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (5.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (8.62%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.92%) PaaS
4 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.62%) IaaS
4 2 (0.62%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.31%) Heroku
5 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.38%) DNS
2 36 (11.08%) Firewall
3 33 (10.15%) LDAP
4 23 (7.08%) SAN
5 19 (5.85%) TCP/IP
6 18 (5.54%) DHCP
7 17 (5.23%) VPN
8 7 (2.15%) Intranet
8 7 (2.15%) BIG-IP
8 7 (2.15%) Network Security
8 7 (2.15%) Multicast
9 6 (1.85%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.85%) OSPF
9 6 (1.85%) BGP
9 6 (1.85%) WAN
10 5 (1.54%) FTP
10 5 (1.54%) LAN
10 5 (1.54%) IPsec
11 4 (1.23%) SSH
11 4 (1.23%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.31%) MySQL
2 23 (7.08%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (6.46%) Oracle Exadata
4 10 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.08%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.85%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.92%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.92%) CouchDB
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.92%) Big Data
8 2 (0.62%) Voldemort
8 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.62%) HBase
8 2 (0.62%) Redis
8 2 (0.62%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.31%) KDB
9 1 (0.31%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 35 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 33 (10.15%) JIRA
3 30 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 26 (8.00%) Subversion
5 6 (1.85%) Maven
5 6 (1.85%) Hudson
6 4 (1.23%) Ant
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.62%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.31%) GCC
8 1 (0.31%) GDB
8 1 (0.31%) Automake
8 1 (0.31%) Gradle
8 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
General
1 45 (13.85%) Finance
2 28 (8.62%) Banking
3 17 (5.23%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.08%) Games
4 10 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.46%) Front Office
7 6 (1.85%) Marketing
8 4 (1.23%) Retail
8 4 (1.23%) Electronics
8 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.62%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Military
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.23%) LAMP
2 26 (8.00%) Middleware
3 22 (6.77%) WebSphere MQ
4 16 (4.92%) Web Services
5 10 (3.08%) HTML
5 10 (3.08%) .NET
6 7 (2.15%) CSS
6 7 (2.15%) Java EE
6 7 (2.15%) WCF
7 5 (1.54%) Rendezvous
8 4 (1.23%) XML
8 4 (1.23%) YUI
9 3 (0.92%) SOAP
9 3 (0.92%) OAuth
10 2 (0.62%) JSON
10 2 (0.62%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.31%) YAML
11 1 (0.31%) Zend Framework
11 1 (0.31%) Flash
11 1 (0.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.15%) Clustering
2 31 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.23%) Hedge funds
4 10 (3.08%) Online Games
5 9 (2.77%) Wiki
5 9 (2.77%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.77%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.46%) Open Source
7 7 (2.15%) CESG
8 6 (1.85%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.85%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.92%) VLE
10 3 (0.92%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 325 (100.00%) Linux
2 103 (31.69%) UNIX
3 102 (31.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 84 (25.85%) Windows
5 44 (13.54%) Ubuntu
6 43 (13.23%) CentOS
7 37 (11.38%) Debian
8 26 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (7.69%) SELinux
10 22 (6.77%) Solaris
11 20 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (4.92%) AIX
13 14 (4.31%) Windows 7
14 13 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (3.38%) Embedded Linux
16 9 (2.77%) SUSE
17 7 (2.15%) HPUX
18 5 (1.54%) Scientific Linux
18 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
19 3 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (24.92%) DevOps
2 55 (16.92%) Configuration Management
3 33 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (8.31%) ITIL
6 23 (7.08%) SOA
7 19 (5.85%) Software Engineering
8 16 (4.92%) Scrum
9 15 (4.62%) Load Balancing
9 15 (4.62%) Build Automation
10 14 (4.31%) Capacity Management
11 12 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (3.38%) Workflow
13 10 (3.08%) Project Management
13 10 (3.08%) Incident Management
14 9 (2.77%) Release Management
14 9 (2.77%) Migration
15 7 (2.15%) Electronic Trading
15 7 (2.15%) Time Management
15 7 (2.15%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (29.23%) Perl
2 87 (26.77%) Python
3 74 (22.77%) Bash Shell
4 63 (19.38%) Ruby
5 50 (15.38%) Java
6 43 (13.23%) PHP
7 32 (9.85%) Shell Script
8 30 (9.23%) C
9 29 (8.92%) SQL
10 19 (5.85%) Korn
11 15 (4.62%) VB
11 15 (4.62%) Bourne shell
12 12 (3.69%) C++
12 12 (3.69%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.77%) JavaScript
14 6 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.85%) Scala
15 3 (0.92%) C#
16 2 (0.62%) C-shell
17 1 (0.31%) AWK
Qualifications
1 30 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.46%) RHCE
3 18 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.00%) MCSE
5 11 (3.38%) HNC
6 10 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.77%) CCA
7 9 (2.77%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.23%) CCNA
9 4 (1.23%) Degree
9 4 (1.23%) VCP5
10 3 (0.92%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.92%) RHCT
11 2 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.31%) LPIC
12 1 (0.31%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.85%) SLA
2 3 (0.92%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.62%) COBIT
System Software
1 87 (26.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (11.38%) Active Directory
3 29 (8.92%) NFS
4 22 (6.77%) Oracle RAC
5 17 (5.23%) vSphere
6 16 (4.92%) Postfix
6 16 (4.92%) XenServer
7 12 (3.69%) Xen
8 10 (3.08%) Samba
8 10 (3.08%) VMware ESX
9 7 (2.15%) Sendmail
9 7 (2.15%) vCloud
10 6 (1.85%) Docker
10 6 (1.85%) Squid
11 5 (1.54%) Hyper-V
11 5 (1.54%) KVM
11 5 (1.54%) LXC
12 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.23%) XenApp
13 3 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 130 (40.00%) Puppet
2 44 (13.54%) Opscode Chef
2 44 (13.54%) Nagios
3 19 (5.85%) NetBackup
4 15 (4.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 15 (4.62%) Cobbler
5 10 (3.08%) ZABBIX
5 10 (3.08%) YUM
6 9 (2.77%) Salt
7 8 (2.46%) BladeLogic
8 7 (2.15%) Control-M
8 7 (2.15%) Opsview
8 7 (2.15%) ITRS Geneos
9 6 (1.85%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (1.54%) Ansible
10 5 (1.54%) Tivoli
10 5 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.23%) SCCM
11 4 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 158 (48.62%) Red Hat
2 119 (36.62%) VMware
3 60 (18.46%) Oracle
4 35 (10.77%) HP
5 28 (8.62%) Citrix
6 26 (8.00%) Remedy
7 23 (7.08%) EMC
7 23 (7.08%) IBM
8 18 (5.54%) Veritas
9 14 (4.31%) Microsoft
9 14 (4.31%) Altiris
10 12 (3.69%) Splunk
11 11 (3.38%) Cisco
12 10 (3.08%) Dell
12 10 (3.08%) NetApp
13 9 (2.77%) Isilon
14 7 (2.15%) Symantec
14 7 (2.15%) Infoblox
15 6 (1.85%) TIBCO
15 6 (1.85%) Sun
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