Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 192 234
Rank change year-on-year +30 +42 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 44 36 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.53% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.56% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 12
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.49% +19.64%
10th Percentile £364 £348 £302
90th Percentile £638 £500 £456
England median daily rate £500 £450 £414
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.76% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £37.50 - -
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 North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5417 6452 8088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.40% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4154 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 233 402
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 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
Manchester +15 24 £420 -1.18% 8
Cheshire +8 10 £525 +16.67% 3
Lancashire +17 7 £625 +50.60%
Merseyside +3 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

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

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 North West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (63.64%) DevOps
3 26 (59.09%) Python
4 25 (56.82%) Bash Shell
5 22 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 21 (47.73%) Puppet
6 21 (47.73%) Configuration Management
7 20 (45.45%) Jenkins
8 19 (43.18%) Docker
9 16 (36.36%) Ansible
10 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (29.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (29.55%) Load Balancing
12 12 (27.27%) nginx
12 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
12 12 (27.27%) Unix
13 11 (25.00%) Red Hat
13 11 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (25.00%) Mentoring
14 10 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (22.73%) Coaching
14 10 (22.73%) Terraform
14 10 (22.73%) CentOS
14 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (20.45%) Clustering
15 9 (20.45%) HTTP
15 9 (20.45%) Static Code Analysis
15 9 (20.45%) Confluence
15 9 (20.45%) JIRA

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 12 (27.27%) nginx
2 9 (20.45%) Confluence
3 4 (9.09%) Apache Pig
4 3 (6.82%) Apache
4 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.27%) SAS
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (20.45%) Slack
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (6.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (6.82%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (6.82%) Serverless
5 1 (2.27%) Office 365
5 1 (2.27%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) HTTP
2 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (9.09%) SNMP
2 4 (9.09%) SSH
3 3 (6.82%) SAN
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) MySQL
2 4 (9.09%) Big Data
3 3 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 9 (20.45%) JIRA
3 9 (20.45%) SonarQube
4 2 (4.55%) Gradle
4 2 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) Subversion
4 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.27%) GitLab
General
1 7 (15.91%) Banking
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) Kafka
2 4 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (4.55%) Node.js
4 1 (2.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Clustering
2 4 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.82%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (29.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (27.27%) Unix
4 10 (22.73%) CentOS
5 7 (15.91%) Ubuntu
5 7 (15.91%) Windows
6 6 (13.64%) Debian
7 1 (2.27%) SUSE
7 1 (2.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) DevOps
2 21 (47.73%) Configuration Management
3 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (29.55%) Load Balancing
5 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 11 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (22.73%) Coaching
7 10 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (20.45%) Microservices
8 9 (20.45%) Static Code Analysis
9 4 (9.09%) Kanban
10 3 (6.82%) Analytics
10 3 (6.82%) Migration
10 3 (6.82%) Scrum
10 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.82%) User Stories
11 2 (4.55%) Task Automation
11 2 (4.55%) Use Case
12 1 (2.27%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) Python
2 25 (56.82%) Bash Shell
3 7 (15.91%) Perl
3 7 (15.91%) Shell Script
4 6 (13.64%) Ruby
5 2 (4.55%) Java
5 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.55%) SQL
5 2 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.27%) Korn
6 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Docker
2 6 (13.64%) KVM
2 6 (13.64%) LXC
3 5 (11.36%) Xen
4 4 (9.09%) Apache Flume
4 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (47.73%) Puppet
2 16 (36.36%) Ansible
3 11 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (22.73%) Terraform
5 7 (15.91%) Kubernetes
5 7 (15.91%) Packer
6 3 (6.82%) Nagios
6 3 (6.82%) Rancher
7 2 (4.55%) Salt
8 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (15.91%) Splunk
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) NetApp
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle