The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 120 114 117
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 6 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 0.37% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.38% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £363 £488 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.64% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £369
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.78% -6.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2077 2353 2495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.63% 96.36% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1373 1408
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 169 237
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the East of England

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in the East of England

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the East of England

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in the East of England

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £348 -28.71% 7
Hertfordshire +1 1 £400 - 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £325 - 1
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) DevOps
2 8 (42.11%) Ansible
3 6 (31.58%) Puppet
3 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 5 (26.32%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
5 4 (21.05%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (21.05%) C
5 4 (21.05%) Python
5 4 (21.05%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
6 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
6 3 (15.79%) DNS
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) HTTP
6 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
6 3 (15.79%) Middleware
6 3 (15.79%) Perl
6 3 (15.79%) Apache
6 3 (15.79%) Ruby
6 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (10.53%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (10.53%) LAPP Stack

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) nginx
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 2 (10.53%) ZigBee
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) LAMP
2 2 (10.53%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (10.53%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 2 (10.53%) CentOS
4 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) DevOps
2 3 (15.79%) SDLC
3 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C
1 4 (21.05%) Java
1 4 (21.05%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
2 3 (15.79%) Perl
2 3 (15.79%) Ruby
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) Go
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) RHCE
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.26%) Docker
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Ansible
2 6 (31.58%) Puppet
3 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.53%) Nagios
5 1 (5.26%) collectd
5 1 (5.26%) HAProxy
5 1 (5.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) BT
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle