Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 17 October 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 66 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 - +70
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.42% 0.39% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
Lancashire median daily rate £625 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.60% - -
North West median daily rate £490 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +15.29% -2.86% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £37.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 452 728 876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.50% 95.54% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 474 610
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -4.76% +20.00%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £222
90th Percentile £557 £574 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 71 86
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% +59.04%
10th Percentile £10.62 £11.50 £14.75
90th Percentile £47.13 £59.31 £52.25
North West median hourly rate £19.13 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -10.53% +17.57%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Lancashire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Lancashire

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Blackpool +28 5 £625 +50.60% 1
Preston -14 2 - -
Linux Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Lancashire region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) HTTP
2 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
2 5 (71.43%) Clustering
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (71.43%) nginx
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 5 (71.43%) Confluence
2 5 (71.43%) Puppet
2 5 (71.43%) Static Code Analysis
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (71.43%) Docker
2 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 5 (71.43%) Mentoring
2 5 (71.43%) Coaching
2 5 (71.43%) Microservices
2 5 (71.43%) SonarQube
2 5 (71.43%) Slack
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) DNS

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (71.43%) Confluence
1 5 (71.43%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Slack
2 2 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
1 5 (71.43%) SonarQube
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Coaching
1 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
1 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
1 5 (71.43%) Mentoring
1 5 (71.43%) Microservices
1 5 (71.43%) Static Code Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
1 5 (71.43%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Docker
2 2 (28.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Puppet
2 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (28.57%) Ansible
3 2 (28.57%) Terraform