The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 422 438 436
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 173 136 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 96 70
Average daily rate
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£378 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £550 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 17
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +26 162 £380 -5.00% 57
London +5 78 £450 +5.88% 23
South East +11 36 £325 -7.14% 15
South West -16 23 £400 -15.78% 5
Bristol -4 20 £400 -15.78%
Hampshire -3 14 £330 -6.38% 1
City of London +28 11 £353 -17.05% 8
Buckinghamshire - 8 £350 - 1
Berkshire +2 6 £300 -4.00% 6
West Midlands -8 6 £350 +70.73%
Scotland -21 6 £385 -14.44% 2
East of England -21 6 £350 +0.71% 8
Coventry - 6 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £344 -
West Yorkshire +2 4 £218 - 3
Yorkshire 0 4 £218 -40.00% 4
Wales -10 4 £310 +3.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -12 4 £350 -9.67% 6
Leeds - 4 £218 - 3
Reading +3 3 £300 - 4
South Wales -13 3 £310 +3.33% 1
North East - 3 £363 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £310 - 1
Cheshire +4 2 £280 -7.89%
Oxfordshire +2 2 - - 1
North West -10 2 £280 -3.28% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £321 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £333 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £300 -
Brighton - 2 £300 -

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 279 (100.00%) Linux
2 121 (43.37%) Red Hat
3 116 (41.58%) Puppet
4 101 (36.20%) VMware
5 88 (31.54%) DevOps
6 81 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 76 (27.24%) UNIX
7 76 (27.24%) Python
8 74 (26.52%) Apache
8 74 (26.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 72 (25.81%) Perl
10 68 (24.37%) Oracle
11 66 (23.66%) Bash Shell
12 60 (21.51%) Ruby
13 54 (19.35%) Windows
14 48 (17.20%) MySQL
14 48 (17.20%) Ubuntu
15 46 (16.49%) CentOS
16 45 (16.13%) Java
17 42 (15.05%) Configuration Management
18 39 (13.98%) Opscode Chef
19 37 (13.26%) Finance
20 35 (12.54%) Firewall
20 35 (12.54%) LAMP
20 35 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
21 34 (12.19%) WebLogic
21 34 (12.19%) DNS
21 34 (12.19%) Amazon AWS
22 33 (11.83%) Security Cleared
23 32 (11.47%) LDAP

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 74 (26.52%) Apache
2 34 (12.19%) WebLogic
3 26 (9.32%) Tomcat
4 24 (8.60%) nginx
5 21 (7.53%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.23%) IIS
7 7 (2.51%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.15%) Confluence
8 6 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.15%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.79%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.43%) Node.js
10 4 (1.43%) MediaWiki
11 3 (1.08%) Moodle
11 3 (1.08%) Drupal
12 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (1.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (7.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.19%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.08%) PaaS
5 2 (0.72%) IaaS
5 2 (0.72%) Joyent
6 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.36%) Office 365
6 1 (0.36%) Heroku
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.54%) Firewall
2 34 (12.19%) DNS
3 32 (11.47%) LDAP
4 23 (8.24%) VPN
5 14 (5.02%) TCP/IP
5 14 (5.02%) SAN
6 10 (3.58%) DHCP
7 8 (2.87%) SSH
8 7 (2.51%) LAN
8 7 (2.51%) WAN
8 7 (2.51%) iSCSI
8 7 (2.51%) Network Security
9 6 (2.15%) BGP
9 6 (2.15%) OSPF
10 5 (1.79%) Intranet
10 5 (1.79%) SNMP
10 5 (1.79%) BIG-IP
10 5 (1.79%) IPsec
11 4 (1.43%) IPv6
11 4 (1.43%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.20%) MySQL
2 30 (10.75%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (7.17%) Oracle Exadata
4 10 (3.58%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.58%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.72%) Redis
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.36%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (10.75%) Jenkins
2 28 (10.04%) JIRA
3 26 (9.32%) Git (software)
4 16 (5.73%) Subversion
5 9 (3.23%) Hudson
6 4 (1.43%) Maven
7 3 (1.08%) Ant
8 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.36%) GCC
8 1 (0.36%) GDB
8 1 (0.36%) Automake
8 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.36%) Gradle
General
1 37 (13.26%) Finance
2 22 (7.89%) Banking
3 17 (6.09%) Financial Institution
4 13 (4.66%) Games
5 9 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.15%) Front Office
8 4 (1.43%) Marketing
9 3 (1.08%) Retail
9 3 (1.08%) Electronics
10 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.36%) German Language
11 1 (0.36%) Automotive
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.54%) LAMP
2 23 (8.24%) Middleware
3 21 (7.53%) Web Services
3 21 (7.53%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (2.15%) .NET
5 5 (1.79%) HTML
5 5 (1.79%) CSS
5 5 (1.79%) Java EE
5 5 (1.79%) WCF
6 4 (1.43%) XML
7 3 (1.08%) SOAP
7 3 (1.08%) JSON
7 3 (1.08%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.08%) OAuth
7 3 (1.08%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.36%) Flash
9 1 (0.36%) Zend Framework
9 1 (0.36%) REST
9 1 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.32%) Clustering
2 17 (6.09%) Hedge funds
3 13 (4.66%) Online Games
4 8 (2.87%) Open Source
5 6 (2.15%) Device Driver
5 6 (2.15%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (1.43%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.43%) STB
6 4 (1.43%) Wiki
6 4 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.08%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.08%) VLE
8 2 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.72%) Handset
8 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.72%) NHS
8 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 279 (100.00%) Linux
2 81 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 76 (27.24%) UNIX
4 54 (19.35%) Windows
5 48 (17.20%) Ubuntu
6 46 (16.49%) CentOS
7 32 (11.47%) Debian
8 22 (7.89%) SELinux
9 19 (6.81%) Solaris
10 16 (5.73%) Embedded Linux
10 16 (5.73%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (3.58%) SUSE
14 8 (2.87%) Scientific Linux
15 5 (1.79%) AIX
16 4 (1.43%) Fedora
17 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
17 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
18 2 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.54%) DevOps
2 42 (15.05%) Configuration Management
3 35 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (8.60%) SOA
6 22 (7.89%) Software Engineering
7 21 (7.53%) ITIL
8 20 (7.17%) Build Automation
9 15 (5.38%) Scrum
10 14 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.94%) Load Balancing
12 10 (3.58%) Problem Management
12 10 (3.58%) Workflow
13 9 (3.23%) Capacity Management
13 9 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (2.87%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (2.51%) Release Management
15 7 (2.51%) Kanban
16 6 (2.15%) Unit Testing
16 6 (2.15%) OO
Programming Languages
1 76 (27.24%) Python
2 72 (25.81%) Perl
3 66 (23.66%) Bash Shell
4 60 (21.51%) Ruby
5 45 (16.13%) Java
6 30 (10.75%) PHP
7 25 (8.96%) Shell Script
8 22 (7.89%) C
9 18 (6.45%) SQL
10 15 (5.38%) C++
11 9 (3.23%) Korn
11 9 (3.23%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.51%) JavaScript
13 6 (2.15%) Bourne shell
13 6 (2.15%) Scala
13 6 (2.15%) VB
13 6 (2.15%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.15%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.08%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 33 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.23%) RHCE
4 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.79%) MCSE
4 5 (1.79%) Degree
5 3 (1.08%) CCA
5 3 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.08%) HNC
5 3 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.08%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.36%) RHCA
7 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.08%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) QA
2 2 (0.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 74 (26.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (8.60%) Oracle RAC
3 23 (8.24%) Active Directory
4 18 (6.45%) NFS
4 18 (6.45%) XenServer
5 17 (6.09%) Postfix
6 12 (4.30%) Samba
6 12 (4.30%) Xen
7 11 (3.94%) vSphere
8 8 (2.87%) KVM
8 8 (2.87%) Sendmail
9 7 (2.51%) Hyper-V
9 7 (2.51%) vCloud
10 6 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.15%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.79%) Squid
12 4 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (1.08%) Docker
14 2 (0.72%) XenApp
14 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 116 (41.58%) Puppet
2 39 (13.98%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (7.17%) Nagios
4 14 (5.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 11 (3.94%) Opsview
6 10 (3.58%) YUM
6 10 (3.58%) Cobbler
6 10 (3.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (3.23%) Salt
8 8 (2.87%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.51%) Control-M
9 7 (2.51%) Vagrant
10 6 (2.15%) HAProxy
10 6 (2.15%) BladeLogic
11 5 (1.79%) SCOM
11 5 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (1.43%) CFEngine
13 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.08%) Ansible
13 3 (1.08%) nmon
Vendors
1 121 (43.37%) Red Hat
2 101 (36.20%) VMware
3 68 (24.37%) Oracle
4 32 (11.47%) IBM
5 21 (7.53%) Citrix
5 21 (7.53%) Remedy
6 18 (6.45%) JBoss
6 18 (6.45%) Cisco
7 16 (5.73%) NetApp
8 12 (4.30%) Veritas
8 12 (4.30%) HP
9 10 (3.58%) Splunk
9 10 (3.58%) Microsoft
10 8 (2.87%) Dell
11 6 (2.15%) Infoblox
12 5 (1.79%) EMC
12 5 (1.79%) Altiris
13 4 (1.43%) Rackspace
14 3 (1.08%) Endeca
14 3 (1.08%) ATG
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