Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 75 78
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 12 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.51% 0.57% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.59% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Essex median daily rate £550 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.11% +9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £468 £375 £275
90th Percentile £600 £567 £495
East of England median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 - £38.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 772 852 1167
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 97.04% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 502 655
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 151 159
Essex median hourly rate £30.77 £32.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +8.47% +40.48%
10th Percentile £11.98 £15.75 £15.48
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Essex

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Essex

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Essex

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 23 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
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £550 -
Linux Engineer
East of England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 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 Essex region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) Open Source
3 8 (66.67%) DevOps
3 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (58.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (41.67%) C
5 5 (41.67%) HTTP
5 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (41.67%) SSL
6 4 (33.33%) SOA
6 4 (33.33%) JBoss
6 4 (33.33%) Apache
6 4 (33.33%) Perl
6 4 (33.33%) J2EE
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) Scrum
6 4 (33.33%) Coaching
6 4 (33.33%) Microservices
6 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (33.33%) Ansible
6 4 (33.33%) Docker
6 4 (33.33%) Puppet
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) JBoss
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) GitHub
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) HTTP
1 5 (41.67%) SSL
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) GitLab
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) J2EE
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (66.67%) DevOps
1 8 (66.67%) Open Source
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) Coaching
3 4 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 4 (33.33%) Kanban
3 4 (33.33%) Microservices
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) SOA
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Server Hardening
4 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C
2 4 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Ansible
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
1 4 (33.33%) Terraform
2 3 (25.00%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) WSO2
2 3 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Cloudera
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) VMware