Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £524 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Linux Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 164 144
Rank change year-on-year -4 -20 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 36 32 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.70% 0.66% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.69% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 48
East of England median daily rate £524 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.73% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £325 £225 £325
90th Percentile £600 £531 £471
England median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 5
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 - £38.00
10th Percentile £37.50 - £20.90
90th Percentile £52.50 - £50.00
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +28.21%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4821 4655 5624
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 95.57% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2766 2685 3284
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 379 538
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +5.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.15 £43.98
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +4 21 £350 - 17
Essex -7 12 £550 +22.11% 1
Hertfordshire -5 3 £465 +3.33% 2
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 36 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (50.00%) C
3 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 15 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (36.11%) Software Engineering
5 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (33.33%) Wireless
5 12 (33.33%) Electronics
5 12 (33.33%) C++
5 12 (33.33%) DevOps
6 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (27.78%) Embedded C
7 10 (27.78%) Jenkins
8 9 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (25.00%) Embedded C++
8 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 9 (25.00%) Python
8 9 (25.00%) Device Driver
8 9 (25.00%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
9 8 (22.22%) Device Driver Development
9 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 8 (22.22%) Degree
9 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
9 8 (22.22%) Open Source
10 7 (19.44%) CentOS
10 7 (19.44%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (19.44%) VMware
10 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
10 7 (19.44%) Cisco

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (13.89%) Apache
1 5 (13.89%) Apache Spark
2 4 (11.11%) JBoss
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.78%) MediaWiki
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) GitHub
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 12 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (33.33%) Wireless
3 5 (13.89%) HTTP
3 5 (13.89%) SSL
4 4 (11.11%) Bluetooth
5 2 (5.56%) 802.11
5 2 (5.56%) Broadband
5 2 (5.56%) LAN
5 2 (5.56%) NFC
5 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) xDSL
6 1 (2.78%) Firewall
6 1 (2.78%) IPsec
6 1 (2.78%) MQTT
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) ZigBee
6 1 (2.78%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Hadoop
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.11%) JIRA
3 3 (8.33%) GitLab
4 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.78%) Buildbot
5 1 (2.78%) CMake
5 1 (2.78%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 12 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Avionics
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) J2EE
1 4 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 7 (19.44%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.78%) Infotainment
4 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (19.44%) CentOS
5 3 (8.33%) Unix
5 3 (8.33%) Windows
6 2 (5.56%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.78%) Debian
7 1 (2.78%) Solaris
7 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Software Engineering
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) DevOps
3 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (22.22%) Device Driver Development
5 8 (22.22%) Open Source
5 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
7 6 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (13.89%) Microservices
8 5 (13.89%) TDD
9 4 (11.11%) Coaching
9 4 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (11.11%) Kanban
9 4 (11.11%) Scrum
9 4 (11.11%) SOA
10 3 (8.33%) ITIL
10 3 (8.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) C
2 12 (33.33%) C++
3 10 (27.78%) Embedded C
4 9 (25.00%) Embedded C++
4 9 (25.00%) Python
5 6 (16.67%) R
6 5 (13.89%) Perl
7 3 (8.33%) Java
7 3 (8.33%) Ruby
8 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.89%) Docker
3 5 (13.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.78%) Firmware
4 1 (2.78%) iptables
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Terraform
2 5 (13.89%) Ansible
2 5 (13.89%) yum
3 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (11.11%) Puppet
4 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.78%) Packer
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco
1 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
1 7 (19.44%) VMware
2 5 (13.89%) Cloudera
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) WSO2
4 3 (8.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.78%) NetApp