The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 June 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 / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 138 137
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 21 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.65% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.69% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 11
Median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2759 3624 3542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.75% 94.75% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2242 2012
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 132 207
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the North West

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in the North West

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the North West

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in the North West

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Manchester +12 13 £418 +4.37% 6
Cheshire +21 5 £550 +22.22%
Lancashire +5 2 - - 1
Merseyside -1 1 £400 +14.28%
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 North West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (53.85%) Bash Shell
3 19 (48.72%) Python
4 16 (41.03%) DevOps
5 15 (38.46%) Puppet
6 14 (35.90%) Git (software)
6 14 (35.90%) Configuration Management
6 14 (35.90%) Jenkins
6 14 (35.90%) Ansible
7 13 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (28.21%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
10 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
10 9 (23.08%) Docker
11 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
11 8 (20.51%) Perl
11 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (17.95%) Ubuntu
12 7 (17.95%) Unix
12 7 (17.95%) Windows
12 7 (17.95%) DNS
12 7 (17.95%) VMware
12 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
13 6 (15.38%) Nagios
13 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (12.82%) iptables
14 5 (12.82%) Packer
14 5 (12.82%) Postfix

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (7.69%) Apache Pig
1 3 (7.69%) Confluence
1 3 (7.69%) nginx
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.69%) Slack
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.56%) IaaS
4 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) LDAP
3 3 (7.69%) HTTP
3 3 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 3 (7.69%) NAS
3 3 (7.69%) SSL
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.56%) SNMP
5 1 (2.56%) SSH
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Big Data
1 4 (10.26%) MySQL
2 3 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (7.69%) Apache Hive
2 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.13%) Spark SQL
4 1 (2.56%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.56%) Impala
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Git (software)
1 14 (35.90%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.26%) GitLab
3 3 (7.69%) Gradle
3 3 (7.69%) JIRA
3 3 (7.69%) MSI
3 3 (7.69%) SonarQube
4 2 (5.13%) Maven
4 2 (5.13%) Subversion
4 2 (5.13%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (2.56%) Hudson
5 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.56%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Kafka
1 5 (12.82%) Memcached
2 4 (10.26%) Node.js
3 3 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Wiki
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Life Science
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (17.95%) Ubuntu
3 7 (17.95%) Unix
3 7 (17.95%) Windows
4 5 (12.82%) Debian
5 4 (10.26%) CentOS
5 4 (10.26%) SUSE
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.56%) AIX
8 1 (2.56%) Solaris
8 1 (2.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) DevOps
2 14 (35.90%) Configuration Management
3 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.82%) High Availability
7 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
7 4 (10.26%) Scrum
7 4 (10.26%) Service Management
7 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (7.69%) Coaching
8 3 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (7.69%) ETL
8 3 (7.69%) Kanban
8 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.69%) Microservices
8 3 (7.69%) Open Source
8 3 (7.69%) Static Code Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) Bash Shell
2 19 (48.72%) Python
3 8 (20.51%) Perl
4 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 5 (12.82%) PHP
5 5 (12.82%) Ruby
6 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.69%) SQL
7 2 (5.13%) Java
8 1 (2.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Docker
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) iptables
3 5 (12.82%) Postfix
3 5 (12.82%) Squid
3 5 (12.82%) Varnish
4 4 (10.26%) KVM
4 4 (10.26%) LXC
5 3 (7.69%) Xen
6 2 (5.13%) vSphere
7 1 (2.56%) Apache Flume
7 1 (2.56%) HDFS
7 1 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) Puppet
2 14 (35.90%) Ansible
3 13 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (15.38%) Nagios
5 5 (12.82%) Packer
6 4 (10.26%) Kubernetes
6 4 (10.26%) Salt
6 4 (10.26%) Terraform
7 3 (7.69%) Rancher
7 3 (7.69%) yum
8 1 (2.56%) Icinga
8 1 (2.56%) Kibana
8 1 (2.56%) logstash
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
2 7 (17.95%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) NetApp
3 3 (7.69%) SaltStack
4 2 (5.13%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) Talend
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Splunk
5 1 (2.56%) Twitter
5 1 (2.56%) Veritas