Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 249 294
Rank change year-on-year +37 +45 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 166 131 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 0.79% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.85% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 101 78
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £301
90th Percentile £575 £503 £475
England median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 2 5
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £48.90 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.97% +30.39% -25.00%
10th Percentile £41.25 £48.01 £34.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.78 £49.00
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15802 15500 18416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9382 9237 10813
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 769 921
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the South East

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in the South East

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the South East

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in the South East

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the South East

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Thames Valley +21 75 £425 -5.56% 10
Hampshire +9 31 £450 +9.09% 7
Surrey -23 31 £425 - 3
Berkshire +4 30 £375 -11.76% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 27 - -
West Sussex +14 24 £406 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +7 18 £450 - 2
East Sussex 0 6 £450 +40.63% 1
Kent -13 2 £613 - 1
Home Counties - 2 - -
Middlesex +5 1 £375 -25.00%
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 166 (100.00%) Linux
2 65 (39.16%) DevOps
3 50 (30.12%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (25.30%) Ansible
5 40 (24.10%) Puppet
6 39 (23.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (22.29%) Python
7 37 (22.29%) Red Hat
7 37 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (22.29%) Jenkins
8 34 (20.48%) Git (software)
9 31 (18.67%) Configuration Management
10 29 (17.47%) VMware
11 28 (16.87%) Unix
12 27 (16.27%) Software Engineering
13 25 (15.06%) C++
13 25 (15.06%) Perl
14 24 (14.46%) MySQL
14 24 (14.46%) Windows
14 24 (14.46%) Apache
15 23 (13.86%) Java
16 22 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (12.65%) CentOS
17 21 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (12.65%) Docker
18 20 (12.05%) Opscode Chef
18 20 (12.05%) Banking
19 19 (11.45%) Scrum
20 18 (10.84%) PHP
20 18 (10.84%) Bash Shell

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 24 (14.46%) Apache
2 16 (9.64%) OpenStack
3 10 (6.02%) JBoss
4 9 (5.42%) nginx
4 9 (5.42%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.82%) Confluence
6 7 (4.22%) IIS
7 6 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (2.41%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 50 (30.12%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.63%) OpenShift
4 8 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (3.01%) SaaS
6 5 (3.01%) Serverless
7 4 (2.41%) GitHub
8 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.20%) IaaS
8 2 (1.20%) Office 365
9 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.60%) PaaS
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.63%) DNS
1 11 (6.63%) Internet
2 8 (4.82%) LDAP
3 6 (3.61%) VPN
3 6 (3.61%) Wireless
4 5 (3.01%) 3G
5 4 (2.41%) Firewall
5 4 (2.41%) LTE
5 4 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.81%) 4G
6 3 (1.81%) DHCP
6 3 (1.81%) VoLTE
7 2 (1.20%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (1.20%) ISUP
7 2 (1.20%) Megaco
7 2 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.20%) SAN
7 2 (1.20%) SSL
7 2 (1.20%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.46%) MySQL
2 10 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.42%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.60%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.60%) NuoDB
8 1 (0.60%) Redis
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (22.29%) Jenkins
2 34 (20.48%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.23%) JIRA
4 7 (4.22%) Bitbucket
5 6 (3.61%) GitLab
5 6 (3.61%) GoogleTest
5 6 (3.61%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.41%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.81%) Selenium
7 3 (1.81%) Subversion
8 2 (1.20%) Maven
8 2 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.60%) Ant
9 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.60%) Gradle
9 1 (0.60%) Toad
9 1 (0.60%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (12.05%) Banking
2 9 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.82%) Finance
4 3 (1.81%) Retail
5 2 (1.20%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Hindi Language
6 1 (0.60%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.43%) LAMP
2 8 (4.82%) REST
3 7 (4.22%) Sensu
4 6 (3.61%) Yocto
5 5 (3.01%) .NET
6 3 (1.81%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.81%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (1.20%) RESTful
7 2 (1.20%) Web Services
8 1 (0.60%) boto
8 1 (0.60%) Flash
8 1 (0.60%) J2EE
8 1 (0.60%) Middleware
8 1 (0.60%) Node.js
8 1 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.42%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.22%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.41%) CMDB
4 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.41%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.41%) PKI
4 4 (2.41%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.81%) EMV
5 3 (1.81%) Tandem
6 2 (1.20%) DataPower
6 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.20%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.20%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.20%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 166 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (23.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (16.87%) Unix
4 24 (14.46%) Windows
5 21 (12.65%) CentOS
6 12 (7.23%) Ubuntu
7 10 (6.02%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (3.01%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.81%) Debian
9 3 (1.81%) VMS
10 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.60%) AIX
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.60%) Solaris
11 1 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (39.16%) DevOps
2 37 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (18.67%) Configuration Management
4 27 (16.27%) Software Engineering
5 21 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (11.45%) Scrum
7 15 (9.04%) Test Automation
8 13 (7.83%) ITIL
9 10 (6.02%) Load Balancing
10 9 (5.42%) Migration
10 9 (5.42%) OO
10 9 (5.42%) Systems Analysis
10 9 (5.42%) Task Automation
11 8 (4.82%) Microservices
11 8 (4.82%) Open Source
11 8 (4.82%) TDD
12 6 (3.61%) ITIL V3
12 6 (3.61%) Project Management
12 6 (3.61%) Software Architecture
13 5 (3.01%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.29%) Python
2 25 (15.06%) C++
2 25 (15.06%) Perl
3 23 (13.86%) Java
4 18 (10.84%) Bash Shell
4 18 (10.84%) PHP
5 15 (9.04%) Ruby
6 11 (6.63%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.42%) SQL
8 5 (3.01%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.81%) C
9 3 (1.81%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.60%) Go
11 1 (0.60%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) SC Cleared
1 14 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.22%) AWS Certification
3 5 (3.01%) RHCE
4 4 (2.41%) Degree
5 2 (1.20%) CISSP
5 2 (1.20%) GCIH
5 2 (1.20%) GIAC
5 2 (1.20%) HNC
5 2 (1.20%) HND
5 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.20%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.60%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (12.65%) Docker
2 14 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.22%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.41%) vSphere
6 2 (1.20%) KVM
6 2 (1.20%) NFS
6 2 (1.20%) Xen
6 2 (1.20%) XenApp
7 1 (0.60%) flannel
7 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (25.30%) Ansible
2 40 (24.10%) Puppet
3 20 (12.05%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (8.43%) Terraform
5 11 (6.63%) Nagios
6 9 (5.42%) ZABBIX
7 8 (4.82%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (4.22%) HAProxy
8 7 (4.22%) Kubernetes
9 6 (3.61%) SELinux
10 4 (2.41%) Cobbler
10 4 (2.41%) Consul
10 4 (2.41%) logstash
10 4 (2.41%) Pingdom
11 3 (1.81%) Cacti
11 3 (1.81%) CFEngine
11 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (1.20%) Netcool
12 2 (1.20%) Salt
12 2 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (22.29%) Red Hat
2 29 (17.47%) VMware
3 16 (9.64%) Oracle
4 8 (4.82%) Splunk
5 6 (3.61%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.61%) IBM
5 6 (3.61%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.41%) AppDynamics
6 4 (2.41%) EMC
6 4 (2.41%) HP
6 4 (2.41%) PagerDuty
6 4 (2.41%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.81%) CA
7 3 (1.81%) Cisco
8 2 (1.20%) Citrix
8 2 (1.20%) Nokia
8 2 (1.20%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (1.20%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.20%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.20%) Sun