The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank - 97 106
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.29% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.32% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £305 £353
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -13.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-42.64% -9.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2184 1880 1964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.15% 91.80% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1000 905
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 149 193
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.49 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% -22.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Nagios
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Scala
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Scala
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Nagios
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef