The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 51 - 59
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 11 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.99% - 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% - 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 5
Median daily rate £375 - £340
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
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 Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 540 479 651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.65% 96.38% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 370 400
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 56
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.10 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Oxford - 8 £375 - 3
Linux Engineer
South East

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) DevOps
3 9 (64.29%) Puppet
4 7 (50.00%) Python
5 6 (42.86%) Docker
6 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (35.71%) Subversion
6 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
6 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
7 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
7 4 (28.57%) IPv4
7 4 (28.57%) IPv6
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) MySQL
7 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Debian
7 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (28.57%) Replication
7 4 (28.57%) CentOS
7 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (28.57%) Network Security
7 4 (28.57%) GitHub
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (14.29%) Ruby
8 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (14.29%) Open Source
8 2 (14.29%) VMware
8 2 (14.29%) Publishing

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) GitHub
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) IPv4
1 4 (28.57%) IPv6
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
1 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (14.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) LAMP
1 1 (7.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) CentOS
2 4 (28.57%) Debian
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) HPUX
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) SUSE
3 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) DevOps
2 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VirtualBox
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) Puppet
2 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (7.14%) HAProxy
3 1 (7.14%) SELinux
3 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle