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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 418 434 367
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 160 123 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.27% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 86 118
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £291 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £28.80 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.63 £38.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -15.00%

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +18 159 £375 -11.76% 79
London +13 89 £425 -4.27% 28
South East -8 40 £350 -9.67% 13
Hampshire -17 18 £350 -9.67% 1
Berkshire +8 17 £381 +8.92% 5
Reading +13 12 £325 -26.76% 2
South West -13 12 £375 +25.00% 8
City of London +4 10 £475 +11.76% 7
Yorkshire -1 10 £363 +97.27% 6
West Yorkshire - 9 £363 - 3
Leeds - 8 £363 - 2
Havant - 7 £350 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £413 -
Portsmouth - 5 £350 -
Bracknell - 4 £381 - 1
Southampton - 4 £375 -
East Midlands +11 3 - - 1
North West 0 3 £380 +38.18% 4
Gloucestershire - 3 £450 -
Devon - 3 £375 - 1
Exeter - 3 £375 -
Nottingham -3 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -3 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -8 2 £363 +11.53% 3
East Sussex - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £380 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £380 - 1
Brighton - 2 - -
Wales -14 1 £300 -25.00%

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 316 (100.00%) Linux
2 151 (47.78%) Red Hat
3 134 (42.41%) UNIX
4 104 (32.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (30.38%) VMware
6 94 (29.75%) Puppet
7 83 (26.27%) Perl
8 79 (25.00%) Windows
9 78 (24.68%) Python
10 62 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 61 (19.30%) DevOps
11 61 (19.30%) Apache
12 56 (17.72%) Shell Script
12 56 (17.72%) Ruby
13 54 (17.09%) Bash Shell
14 50 (15.82%) DNS
15 46 (14.56%) Opscode Chef
16 45 (14.24%) TCP/IP
16 45 (14.24%) MySQL
17 42 (13.29%) Nagios
18 40 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
18 40 (12.66%) HP
19 38 (12.03%) Java
19 38 (12.03%) DHCP
20 36 (11.39%) Oracle
21 35 (11.08%) Configuration Management
22 34 (10.76%) SAN
23 31 (9.81%) ITIL
24 30 (9.49%) SQL
24 30 (9.49%) C

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 61 (19.30%) Apache
2 30 (9.49%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.06%) JBoss
4 14 (4.43%) WebLogic
5 12 (3.80%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.85%) IIS
6 9 (2.85%) nginx
6 9 (2.85%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.58%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (1.58%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.27%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.63%) Zimbra
11 1 (0.32%) CMS
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.32%) Confluence
11 1 (0.32%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.95%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.90%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.58%) Heroku
5 4 (1.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Engine Yard
6 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.32%) Route 53
6 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 50 (15.82%) DNS
2 45 (14.24%) TCP/IP
3 38 (12.03%) DHCP
4 34 (10.76%) SAN
5 30 (9.49%) Firewall
6 13 (4.11%) LDAP
7 11 (3.48%) Multicast
8 7 (2.22%) FTP
8 7 (2.22%) HTTP
8 7 (2.22%) Kerberos
9 6 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (1.90%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.90%) VPN
10 5 (1.58%) SSH
10 5 (1.58%) NAS
11 4 (1.27%) Network Security
11 4 (1.27%) Internet
11 4 (1.27%) SSL
12 3 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.95%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.24%) MySQL
2 10 (3.16%) NoSQL
2 10 (3.16%) MongoDB
2 10 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.53%) Big Data
3 8 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.53%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.53%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.58%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (1.27%) HBase
6 4 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.27%) CouchDB
7 3 (0.95%) Voldemort
8 2 (0.63%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.32%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.32%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.32%) KDB
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.96%) Subversion
3 17 (5.38%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.80%) JIRA
5 8 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (1.90%) Maven
7 5 (1.58%) GitLab
8 3 (0.95%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.63%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.63%) Ant
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.32%) BitKeeper
10 1 (0.32%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (0.32%) Hudson
General
1 29 (9.18%) Finance
2 21 (6.65%) Banking
3 13 (4.11%) Retail
4 11 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.16%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.58%) Games
7 5 (1.58%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.58%) Front Office
7 5 (1.58%) Marketing
8 4 (1.27%) Electronics
9 3 (0.95%) Law
10 2 (0.63%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.65%) Web Services
2 20 (6.33%) LAMP
3 11 (3.48%) Middleware
4 9 (2.85%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (2.53%) Rendezvous
6 6 (1.90%) HTML
6 6 (1.90%) .NET
6 6 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (1.58%) XML
7 5 (1.58%) libvirt
8 4 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (1.27%) YUI
8 4 (1.27%) CSS
9 3 (0.95%) WCF
9 3 (0.95%) Java EE
10 2 (0.63%) JSON
10 2 (0.63%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.63%) POSIX
11 1 (0.32%) SOAP
11 1 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.91%) Clustering
2 14 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.11%) Open Source
4 9 (2.85%) Fixed Income
4 9 (2.85%) Thin Client
4 9 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (2.85%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.22%) Wiki
6 6 (1.90%) DTV
6 6 (1.90%) Device Driver
6 6 (1.90%) CESG
7 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.58%) Online Games
7 5 (1.58%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.27%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.95%) STB
9 3 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 316 (100.00%) Linux
2 134 (42.41%) UNIX
3 104 (32.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 79 (25.00%) Windows
5 29 (9.18%) AIX
6 27 (8.54%) Ubuntu
7 23 (7.28%) Debian
8 22 (6.96%) Solaris
8 22 (6.96%) CentOS
9 20 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (4.75%) Windows 7
11 12 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (3.48%) SUSE
13 10 (3.16%) Embedded Linux
14 9 (2.85%) HPUX
15 6 (1.90%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 3 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.30%) DevOps
2 35 (11.08%) Configuration Management
3 31 (9.81%) ITIL
4 22 (6.96%) Load Balancing
5 18 (5.70%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (5.38%) Project Management
6 17 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (4.43%) Software Engineering
9 12 (3.80%) Low Latency
9 12 (3.80%) E-Commerce
9 12 (3.80%) Migration
10 11 (3.48%) Capacity Management
11 10 (3.16%) High Availability
11 10 (3.16%) Incident Management
11 10 (3.16%) Electronic Trading
11 10 (3.16%) Release Management
11 10 (3.16%) Service Delivery
12 9 (2.85%) Change Management
12 9 (2.85%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 83 (26.27%) Perl
2 78 (24.68%) Python
3 56 (17.72%) Shell Script
3 56 (17.72%) Ruby
4 54 (17.09%) Bash Shell
5 38 (12.03%) Java
6 30 (9.49%) SQL
6 30 (9.49%) C
7 23 (7.28%) PHP
8 15 (4.75%) Korn
8 15 (4.75%) PowerShell
9 13 (4.11%) C++
10 12 (3.80%) Bourne shell
11 11 (3.48%) VB
12 8 (2.53%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.63%) AWK
14 1 (0.32%) Jython
14 1 (0.32%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 29 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.28%) RHCE
3 14 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.80%) MCSE
4 12 (3.80%) HNC
5 9 (2.85%) CCA
5 9 (2.85%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.90%) RHCSA
8 5 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.58%) CCNA
9 4 (1.27%) VCP5
9 4 (1.27%) RHCA
10 3 (0.95%) RHCT
10 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.95%) Degree
11 2 (0.63%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.63%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.90%) SLA
2 3 (0.95%) ISO 14001
2 3 (0.95%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 62 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (9.18%) Active Directory
3 26 (8.23%) NFS
4 23 (7.28%) vSphere
5 14 (4.43%) Xen
6 13 (4.11%) Samba
7 11 (3.48%) Docker
8 10 (3.16%) VMware ESX
9 9 (2.85%) Postfix
9 9 (2.85%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.58%) Firmware
10 5 (1.58%) Sendmail
10 5 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.95%) Varnish
13 2 (0.63%) vCloud
13 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.63%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.63%) LXC
13 2 (0.63%) Squid
Systems Management
1 94 (29.75%) Puppet
2 46 (14.56%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (13.29%) Nagios
4 21 (6.65%) NetBackup
5 13 (4.11%) Ansible
6 12 (3.80%) SELinux
6 12 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (3.48%) Cobbler
8 9 (2.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 8 (2.53%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (1.58%) Tivoli
10 5 (1.58%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.58%) Graphite
10 5 (1.58%) Salt
11 4 (1.27%) BladeLogic
11 4 (1.27%) Zenoss
11 4 (1.27%) Cacti
12 3 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.95%) Control-M
12 3 (0.95%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 151 (47.78%) Red Hat
2 96 (30.38%) VMware
3 40 (12.66%) HP
4 36 (11.39%) Oracle
5 27 (8.54%) EMC
6 15 (4.75%) Veritas
6 15 (4.75%) Cisco
7 14 (4.43%) Microsoft
7 14 (4.43%) Citrix
8 13 (4.11%) Sun
8 13 (4.11%) Remedy
9 11 (3.48%) Altiris
10 10 (3.16%) Isilon
11 9 (2.85%) TIBCO
11 9 (2.85%) IBM
12 8 (2.53%) MarketAxess
12 8 (2.53%) Infoblox
12 8 (2.53%) Reuters
12 8 (2.53%) eSpeed
13 7 (2.22%) Splunk
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