Period
to 21 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 74 95
Rank change year-on-year +19 +21 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 4 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.73% 0.75% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.76% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 10
Oxfordshire median daily rate £463 £250 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.00% -47.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £378 £250 £358
90th Percentile £525 £346 £508
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £428
% change year-on-year +18.75% -6.43% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £50.00 -
South East median hourly rate £56.25 £51.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.29% +13.33% -7.97%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 537 917 1,153
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.99% 97.76% 96.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 660 898
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.58% +2.65%
10th Percentile £163 £250 £220
90th Percentile £590 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £438 £433 £420
% change year-on-year +1.16% +2.98% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 28
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.88 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +17.65% +3.03%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.88 £10.21
90th Percentile £89.38 £51.25 £56.50
South East median hourly rate £19.31 £20.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -4.64% +12.50% +2.86%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Oxfordshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Oxfordshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in Oxfordshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Oxfordshire

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. 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
Oxford +17 4 £463 +85.00% 1
Linux Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Ansible
3 2 (50.00%) Docker
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) AWS
3 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) nginx
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Terraform
4 1 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (25.00%) Prometheus
4 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) Project Delivery

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (25.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
2 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (25.00%) Prometheus
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) F5