Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 225 252
Rank change year-on-year -26 +27 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 130 155 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 0.95% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.01% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 91 100
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £300
90th Percentile £555 £580 £507
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 2
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £46.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -2.11% +18.75%
10th Percentile £46.00 £41.25 £45.50
90th Percentile £51.10 £50.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £51.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +12.50% +6.67%

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 15,538 15,407 15,979
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 94.68% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,322 9,118 9,575
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £253 £242 £230
90th Percentile £580 £570 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 637 785
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.79% -7.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.27
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 -28 43 £388 -10.40% 19
Hampshire +3 41 £401 -9.63% 10
Berkshire -3 28 £388 -6.06% 9
Surrey -34 21 £465 +7.83% 9
West Sussex -9 19 £550 +37.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £440 +62.96% 4
Oxfordshire -4 7 £400 -15.79% 6
Kent +6 3 £525 -14.29%
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 South East region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 130 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (36.92%) Red Hat
3 47 (36.15%) Ansible
4 39 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (27.69%) Puppet
6 31 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (22.31%) DevOps
8 28 (21.54%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (20.77%) Python
10 26 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 25 (19.23%) Security Cleared
11 25 (19.23%) Scrum
12 24 (18.46%) Configuration Management
13 23 (17.69%) Unit Testing
13 23 (17.69%) Embedded Linux
13 23 (17.69%) Degree
13 23 (17.69%) Computer Science
14 22 (16.92%) SC Cleared
14 22 (16.92%) VMware
14 22 (16.92%) C++
15 21 (16.15%) Apache
16 20 (15.38%) Unix
16 20 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (14.62%) Java
17 19 (14.62%) Test Scripting
18 18 (13.85%) Bash Shell
18 18 (13.85%) NFS
19 17 (13.08%) Performance Tuning
19 17 (13.08%) Capacity Management
19 17 (13.08%) Jenkins

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 21 (16.15%) Apache
2 15 (11.54%) JBoss
3 8 (6.15%) Confluence
4 6 (4.62%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.54%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.77%) CICS
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.77%) IIS
6 1 (0.77%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.77%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.38%) OpenShift
4 4 (3.08%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.31%) IaaS
6 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.54%) PaaS
6 2 (1.54%) Route 53
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) Datadog
7 1 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.08%) iSCSI
2 9 (6.92%) Firewall
3 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.85%) DNS
5 4 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.31%) SSL
7 2 (1.54%) DOCSIS
7 2 (1.54%) Internet
7 2 (1.54%) IPsec
7 2 (1.54%) OpenVPN
7 2 (1.54%) VPN
8 1 (0.77%) 4G
8 1 (0.77%) AMQP
8 1 (0.77%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.77%) LTE
8 1 (0.77%) NAS
8 1 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (7.69%) MySQL
3 7 (5.38%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.85%) NuoDB
4 5 (3.85%) Redis
5 4 (3.08%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.31%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.31%) Big Data
6 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.54%) DB2
7 2 (1.54%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.77%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.77%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Git (software)
1 17 (13.08%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.00%) JIRA
3 5 (3.85%) Selenium
4 3 (2.31%) HP UFT
4 3 (2.31%) JMeter
4 3 (2.31%) JUnit
4 3 (2.31%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.54%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.77%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.77%) GDB
6 1 (0.77%) GitLab
6 1 (0.77%) Maven
6 1 (0.77%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.77%) Subversion
6 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (0.77%) Automotive
4 1 (0.77%) Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Electronics
4 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.77%) Legal
4 1 (0.77%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) JSON
1 6 (4.62%) LAMP
1 6 (4.62%) Middleware
1 6 (4.62%) REST
1 6 (4.62%) Web Services
2 5 (3.85%) SOAP
3 4 (3.08%) XML
3 4 (3.08%) YAML
4 3 (2.31%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (2.31%) RAML
4 3 (2.31%) RESTful
4 3 (2.31%) Swagger
5 2 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.54%) Kafka
5 2 (1.54%) POSIX
5 2 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.77%) Flash
6 1 (0.77%) Node.js
6 1 (0.77%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.46%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.15%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.31%) User Experience
6 2 (1.54%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.54%) iSeries
7 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.77%) Clustering
7 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.77%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.77%) IPTV
7 1 (0.77%) NHS
7 1 (0.77%) PKI
7 1 (0.77%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 130 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (17.69%) Embedded Linux
4 20 (15.38%) Unix
5 10 (7.69%) CentOS
5 10 (7.69%) Windows
6 6 (4.62%) Solaris
7 5 (3.85%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.31%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.54%) AIX
9 2 (1.54%) Fedora
9 2 (1.54%) HPUX
10 1 (0.77%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.77%) SUSE
10 1 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.31%) DevOps
3 26 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 25 (19.23%) Scrum
5 24 (18.46%) Configuration Management
6 23 (17.69%) Unit Testing
7 20 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (14.62%) Test Scripting
9 17 (13.08%) Capacity Management
9 17 (13.08%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (7.69%) ITIL
11 9 (6.92%) Business Continuity
12 8 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (4.62%) Migration
14 6 (4.62%) Open Source
14 6 (4.62%) Test Automation
15 5 (3.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.77%) Python
2 22 (16.92%) C++
3 19 (14.62%) Java
4 18 (13.85%) Bash Shell
5 9 (6.92%) SQL
6 7 (5.38%) C
6 7 (5.38%) Ruby
7 6 (4.62%) Embedded C++
8 5 (3.85%) Embedded C
8 5 (3.85%) Perl
9 4 (3.08%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.31%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.31%) R
11 1 (0.77%) Groovy
11 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.69%) Degree
3 22 (16.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) CCNA
4 3 (2.31%) CCNP
4 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.31%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.54%) ISEB
5 2 (1.54%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.54%) PMP
6 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.77%) CISM
6 1 (0.77%) CISSP
6 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 18 (13.85%) NFS
2 9 (6.92%) Docker
3 5 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.08%) vSphere
5 3 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.54%) Btrfs
7 1 (0.77%) ACF2
7 1 (0.77%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.77%) HDFS
7 1 (0.77%) iptables
7 1 (0.77%) Postfix
7 1 (0.77%) RACF
7 1 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (36.15%) Ansible
2 36 (27.69%) Puppet
3 28 (21.54%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.62%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.62%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (4.62%) Terraform
5 3 (2.31%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.54%) Consul
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.77%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.77%) SELinux
7 1 (0.77%) Suricata
Vendors
1 48 (36.92%) Red Hat
2 22 (16.92%) VMware
3 11 (8.46%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.15%) Cisco
5 7 (5.38%) IBM
6 5 (3.85%) F5
6 5 (3.85%) HP
6 5 (3.85%) NetApp
7 4 (3.08%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.08%) Crossbeam
7 4 (3.08%) Dell
7 4 (3.08%) Sun
8 3 (2.31%) Ericsson
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle
8 3 (2.31%) Splunk
9 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.54%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.77%) Freescale
10 1 (0.77%) Renesas
10 1 (0.77%) ServiceNow