The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 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.

Linux Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 133 140
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 18 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.70% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.74% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 15
Median daily rate £350 £325 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -20.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £442 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2453 3629 3440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.93% 94.33% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 2172 1806
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 171 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 28 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
Manchester +7 11 £400 - 6
Cheshire +22 4 £388 +29.16% 2
Merseyside +4 3 £310 -27.05%
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) Python
2 10 (37.04%) Perl
2 10 (37.04%) Red Hat
2 10 (37.04%) Bash Shell
2 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
3 9 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (33.33%) Puppet
3 9 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (29.63%) Unix
4 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
5 7 (25.93%) DevOps
5 7 (25.93%) High Availability
5 7 (25.93%) DNS
6 6 (22.22%) Ansible
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 6 (22.22%) Nagios
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (18.52%) Memcached
7 5 (18.52%) Varnish
7 5 (18.52%) Postfix
7 5 (18.52%) NAS
7 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (18.52%) NetApp
7 5 (18.52%) PHP
7 5 (18.52%) LDAP

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 2 (7.41%) Apache
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (7.41%) IaaS
2 2 (7.41%) PaaS
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) LDAP
2 5 (18.52%) NAS
3 3 (11.11%) HTTPS
3 3 (11.11%) SSL
4 2 (7.41%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Apache Hive
1 3 (11.11%) Big Data
1 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 3 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) Spark SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.70%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.70%) Impala
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.11%) GitLab
2 3 (11.11%) MSI
3 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.41%) Hudson
3 2 (7.41%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.70%) Gradle
4 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.70%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Memcached
2 4 (14.81%) Kafka
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.70%) LAMP
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Wiki
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Windows
3 8 (29.63%) Unix
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 5 (18.52%) SUSE
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Solaris
7 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
8 2 (7.41%) CentOS
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.70%) AIX
9 1 (3.70%) Debian
9 1 (3.70%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) DevOps
1 7 (25.93%) High Availability
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.81%) Open Source
3 4 (14.81%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) ETL
4 3 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) Data Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) Data Integration
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) Scrum
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Bash Shell
1 10 (37.04%) Perl
1 10 (37.04%) Python
2 5 (18.52%) PHP
3 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) Ruby
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) iptables
1 5 (18.52%) Postfix
1 5 (18.52%) Squid
1 5 (18.52%) Varnish
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) Docker
3 1 (3.70%) HDFS
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (33.33%) Puppet
2 6 (22.22%) Ansible
2 6 (22.22%) Nagios
3 3 (11.11%) yum
4 1 (3.70%) Graphite
4 1 (3.70%) Graylog
4 1 (3.70%) Icinga
4 1 (3.70%) Kibana
4 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.70%) logstash
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (3.70%) Salt
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Red Hat
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) NetApp
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Talend
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) SaltStack
5 1 (3.70%) Twitter
5 1 (3.70%) Veritas