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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 319 306 361
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 350 351 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.68% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.72% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 233 157
Average daily rate £420 £439 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.27% +9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 7
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.38 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.46% -3.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £28.20 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.75 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -4.51%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 337 £423 -3.97% 127
London -17 144 £475 +1.06% 56
South East +28 102 £350 -3.44% 28
Berkshire +19 41 £448 +49.16% 9
Reading +16 38 £448 +79.00% 5
Yorkshire -9 28 £418 +15.17% 13
Hampshire -12 23 £335 -4.28% 6
North West -8 22 £400 +4.23% 7
West Yorkshire -4 21 £415 +14.48% 9
Leeds -5 20 £414 +14.13% 8
South West -7 17 £400 -11.11% 9
Middlesex +10 15 £350 +40.00%
Surrey -1 14 £340 - 6
Manchester -7 13 £400 +45.45% 4
City of London +21 12 £525 +10.52% 22
Wiltshire -1 10 £370 -10.30% 1
East of England +10 9 £425 +193.10% 6
West Midlands -7 8 £325 - 4
Birmingham +3 7 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £463 - 3
Sheffield - 6 £500 - 3
Gloucestershire +9 5 £400 -11.11% 6
Swindon +1 5 £370 -10.30% 1
East Midlands -15 5 £400 -11.11% 3
Essex - 5 £425 -
Kent -4 4 £450 +20.00% 2
Wales -12 4 £375 -25.00% 1
North East -16 4 £515 +14.44% 1
Derbyshire - 4 £400 - 1
Harrow - 4 £500 -

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 667 (100.00%) Linux
2 274 (41.08%) DevOps
3 270 (40.48%) Puppet
4 233 (34.93%) Python
5 221 (33.13%) Unix
6 218 (32.68%) Red Hat
7 190 (28.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 168 (25.19%) VMware
9 156 (23.39%) Java
10 154 (23.09%) Windows
11 152 (22.79%) Configuration Management
12 150 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
13 148 (22.19%) Perl
14 131 (19.64%) Bash Shell
15 123 (18.44%) Amazon AWS
16 122 (18.29%) Jenkins
17 120 (17.99%) Opscode Chef
18 115 (17.24%) Apache
19 111 (16.64%) VMware Infrastructure
20 109 (16.34%) Tomcat
21 105 (15.74%) Ansible
22 96 (14.39%) CentOS
23 95 (14.24%) Git (software)
24 90 (13.49%) MySQL
25 81 (12.14%) Ruby
26 80 (11.99%) Oracle
27 78 (11.69%) SQL
27 78 (11.69%) Nagios
28 77 (11.54%) C
29 74 (11.09%) Continuous Integration

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 115 (17.24%) Apache
2 109 (16.34%) Tomcat
3 61 (9.15%) OpenStack
4 47 (7.05%) JBoss
5 26 (3.90%) nginx
6 18 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.65%) Confluence
8 10 (1.50%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.35%) IIS
10 8 (1.20%) Jetty
11 7 (1.05%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.90%) SAS
13 5 (0.75%) Node.js
14 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.45%) GlassFish
16 2 (0.30%) Alfresco
16 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
16 2 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 2 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (1.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.30%) HipChat
3 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.55%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 123 (18.44%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.55%) PaaS
2 17 (2.55%) SaaS
3 15 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.65%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.05%) IaaS
8 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.60%) GitHub
10 4 (0.60%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.15%) Office 365
13 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.25%) TCP/IP
2 53 (7.95%) DNS
3 42 (6.30%) SAN
4 39 (5.85%) Firewall
5 38 (5.70%) LDAP
6 35 (5.25%) HTTP
7 24 (3.60%) DHCP
8 22 (3.30%) SMTP
9 21 (3.15%) Multicast
10 20 (3.00%) SSL
11 16 (2.40%) Internet
12 15 (2.25%) NAS
13 14 (2.10%) iSCSI
14 10 (1.50%) Kerberos
14 10 (1.50%) VPN
15 9 (1.35%) FTP
16 8 (1.20%) Network Security
17 7 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
17 7 (1.05%) IMAP
17 7 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (13.49%) MySQL
2 30 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (4.50%) Relational Database
3 27 (4.05%) SQL Server
4 23 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 17 (2.55%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.95%) Big Data
7 7 (1.05%) CouchDB
7 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.60%) Informix
10 4 (0.60%) SQLite
11 3 (0.45%) DB2
11 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.30%) MSDE
12 2 (0.30%) QlikView
12 2 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 122 (18.29%) Jenkins
2 95 (14.24%) Git (software)
3 46 (6.90%) Subversion
4 36 (5.40%) Maven
5 33 (4.95%) JIRA
6 17 (2.55%) Ant
7 14 (2.10%) ClearCase
8 11 (1.65%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.50%) Hudson
10 9 (1.35%) CppUnit
10 9 (1.35%) GoogleTest
10 9 (1.35%) NUnit
10 9 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (1.20%) JUnit
11 8 (1.20%) Selenium
11 8 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.90%) Bugzilla
12 6 (0.90%) Gradle
13 5 (0.75%) MSI
13 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (10.64%) Finance
2 30 (4.50%) Banking
3 18 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.95%) Games
5 7 (1.05%) Retail
6 6 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.75%) Legal
7 5 (0.75%) Marketing
8 4 (0.60%) Electronics
8 4 (0.60%) Publishing
9 2 (0.30%) Automotive
9 2 (0.30%) Back Office
9 2 (0.30%) Front Office
9 2 (0.30%) Law
9 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.15%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Avionics
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.25%) Web Services
2 46 (6.90%) LAMP
3 20 (3.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 20 (3.00%) Rendezvous
4 19 (2.85%) JSON
5 18 (2.70%) RESTful
5 18 (2.70%) STL
6 16 (2.40%) ELK Stack
6 16 (2.40%) Sensu
7 15 (2.25%) Middleware
8 13 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (1.95%) XML
9 12 (1.80%) HTML
9 12 (1.80%) LEMP Stack
9 12 (1.80%) SOAP
10 11 (1.65%) Kafka
10 11 (1.65%) MCollective
11 9 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
11 9 (1.35%) Regular Expression
12 7 (1.05%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.75%) Clustering
4 14 (2.10%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.10%) Device Driver
5 12 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (1.65%) Replication
7 10 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.35%) Derivative
8 9 (1.35%) DTV
8 9 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.35%) User Experience
9 8 (1.20%) STB
10 7 (1.05%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.90%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.75%) Cryptography
12 5 (0.75%) HACMP
12 5 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 667 (100.00%) Linux
2 221 (33.13%) Unix
3 190 (28.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 154 (23.09%) Windows
5 96 (14.39%) CentOS
6 52 (7.80%) Windows Server
7 50 (7.50%) Solaris
8 48 (7.20%) Ubuntu
9 35 (5.25%) AIX
10 31 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (3.30%) Embedded Linux
13 14 (2.10%) HPUX
13 14 (2.10%) SUSE
13 14 (2.10%) Windows 7
14 11 (1.65%) Debian
15 7 (1.05%) Fedora
15 7 (1.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (41.08%) DevOps
2 152 (22.79%) Configuration Management
3 150 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (8.25%) Open Source
6 54 (8.10%) ITIL
7 41 (6.15%) Software Engineering
8 40 (6.00%) Project Management
9 38 (5.70%) High Availability
10 35 (5.25%) Multithreading
11 32 (4.80%) Mentoring
12 31 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
13 29 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (3.75%) Security Patching
15 24 (3.60%) Migration
15 24 (3.60%) Service Delivery
16 22 (3.30%) Release Management
17 21 (3.15%) E-Commerce
17 21 (3.15%) Incident Management
18 20 (3.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 233 (34.93%) Python
2 156 (23.39%) Java
3 148 (22.19%) Perl
4 131 (19.64%) Bash Shell
5 81 (12.14%) Ruby
6 78 (11.69%) SQL
7 77 (11.54%) C
8 73 (10.94%) C++
9 56 (8.40%) Shell Script
10 35 (5.25%) PowerShell
11 34 (5.10%) PHP
12 24 (3.60%) JavaScript
13 15 (2.25%) C#
14 13 (1.95%) Korn
15 9 (1.35%) AWK
15 9 (1.35%) sed
16 6 (0.90%) Embedded C
16 6 (0.90%) Go
17 4 (0.60%) Scala
18 3 (0.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 72 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 53 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.70%) Degree
3 18 (2.70%) RHCE
4 17 (2.55%) RHCSA
5 13 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.50%) CCNA
7 8 (1.20%) MCSE
7 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.05%) RHCA
9 6 (0.90%) CCNP
9 6 (0.90%) HNC
10 5 (0.75%) CISSP
10 5 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.60%) GCIH
11 4 (0.60%) GIAC
12 3 (0.45%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.30%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.15%) SLA
2 14 (2.10%) QA
3 6 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) ECSS
5 1 (0.15%) JTAG
System Software
1 111 (16.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (7.65%) Docker
3 40 (6.00%) Active Directory
4 30 (4.50%) KVM
5 24 (3.60%) VMware ESX
6 23 (3.45%) vSphere
7 20 (3.00%) NFS
8 16 (2.40%) Xen
9 13 (1.95%) QEMU
10 11 (1.65%) Samba
10 11 (1.65%) Squid
11 10 (1.50%) iptables
11 10 (1.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (1.05%) qmail
13 7 (1.05%) vCloud
13 7 (1.05%) XenApp
14 6 (0.90%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.90%) RHEV
15 5 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 270 (40.48%) Puppet
2 120 (17.99%) Opscode Chef
3 105 (15.74%) Ansible
4 78 (11.69%) Nagios
5 29 (4.35%) Graphite
6 25 (3.75%) logstash
7 21 (3.15%) Salt
8 19 (2.85%) FreeIPA
9 18 (2.70%) Cacti
9 18 (2.70%) ZABBIX
10 17 (2.55%) ITRS Geneos
11 16 (2.40%) SELinux
12 15 (2.25%) Cobbler
12 15 (2.25%) Icinga
12 15 (2.25%) Terraform
13 11 (1.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 10 (1.50%) HAProxy
14 10 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
15 9 (1.35%) SCCM
16 8 (1.20%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 218 (32.68%) Red Hat
2 168 (25.19%) VMware
3 80 (11.99%) Oracle
4 53 (7.95%) Splunk
5 48 (7.20%) HP
6 35 (5.25%) Cisco
7 29 (4.35%) NetApp
8 24 (3.60%) EMC
9 23 (3.45%) TIBCO
10 20 (3.00%) Microsoft
11 17 (2.55%) IBM
11 17 (2.55%) ION Trading
12 16 (2.40%) Dell
13 13 (1.95%) Veritas
14 12 (1.80%) Google
14 12 (1.80%) Remedy
15 11 (1.65%) Citrix
16 7 (1.05%) BMC
17 6 (0.90%) Atlassian
17 6 (0.90%) Juniper
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Sheffield, Yorkshire
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Leeds
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