Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 229 249
Rank change year-on-year -29 +20 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 112 142 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.88% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.93% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 97 110
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £331 £305 £263
90th Percentile £538 £575 £538
England median daily rate £495 £486 £450
% change year-on-year +1.80% +8.06% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 10
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.41% +3.53%
England median hourly rate £49.75 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +17.06% +6.25% -

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 16,060 15,193 17,706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.63% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,516 8,759 10,711
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £231
90th Percentile £585 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 732 760
South East median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% -12.50% +15.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.53 £10.36
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +8.57%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -34 48 £413 +3.13% 17
Surrey -28 22 £450 - 3
Berkshire -29 22 £388 -0.64% 8
Hampshire -17 21 £475 +18.75% 7
West Sussex +14 16 £438 +12.90% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 16 £440 +53.04%
Oxfordshire -2 10 £425 -1.73% 9
Kent +16 4 £525 -4.55% 1
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Linux
2 42 (37.50%) DevOps
3 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (25.89%) Puppet
4 29 (25.89%) Python
4 29 (25.89%) Red Hat
5 28 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 28 (25.00%) Ansible
6 25 (22.32%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 23 (20.54%) Security Cleared
9 22 (19.64%) VMware
10 20 (17.86%) Unix
10 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
10 20 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (16.96%) Bash Shell
11 19 (16.96%) Windows
12 18 (16.07%) Scrum
12 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (16.07%) Software Engineering
13 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 16 (14.29%) JIRA
13 16 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 15 (13.39%) Degree
14 15 (13.39%) Computer Science
15 14 (12.50%) SQL
15 14 (12.50%) Finance
16 13 (11.61%) CentOS
16 13 (11.61%) Continuous Delivery

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 11 (9.82%) Confluence
2 5 (4.46%) Apache
2 5 (4.46%) OpenStack
2 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.68%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (1.79%) JBoss
5 1 (0.89%) CICS
5 1 (0.89%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.89%) nginx
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (22.32%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.93%) OpenShift
4 7 (6.25%) IaaS
5 5 (4.46%) PaaS
6 4 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.68%) GitHub
8 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.04%) Firewall
2 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.79%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.79%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.79%) NAS
3 2 (1.79%) SAN
3 2 (1.79%) SNMP
4 1 (0.89%) 3G
4 1 (0.89%) 4G
4 1 (0.89%) AMQP
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.89%) LTE
4 1 (0.89%) PPP
4 1 (0.89%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.89%) SSL
4 1 (0.89%) VPN
4 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 11 (9.82%) MySQL
4 8 (7.14%) NuoDB
4 8 (7.14%) Redis
5 7 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.68%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.68%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.79%) Big Data
7 2 (1.79%) DB2
8 1 (0.89%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.89%) SQLite
8 1 (0.89%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 28 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 24 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 16 (14.29%) JIRA
4 8 (7.14%) Selenium
5 5 (4.46%) Gradle
6 3 (2.68%) Artifactory
6 3 (2.68%) HP UFT
6 3 (2.68%) JMeter
6 3 (2.68%) JUnit
6 3 (2.68%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.79%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.79%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.89%) GDB
8 1 (0.89%) Maven
8 1 (0.89%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.89%) Subversion
8 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.89%) Automotive
3 1 (0.89%) Banking
3 1 (0.89%) Electronics
3 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.89%) Legal
3 1 (0.89%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) RESTful
1 8 (7.14%) Web Services
2 6 (5.36%) JSON
2 6 (5.36%) REST
3 5 (4.46%) Middleware
3 5 (4.46%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (4.46%) SOAP
3 5 (4.46%) YAML
4 4 (3.57%) LAMP
4 4 (3.57%) XML
5 3 (2.68%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (2.68%) RAML
5 3 (2.68%) Swagger
6 2 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.79%) MCollective
6 2 (1.79%) Node.js
7 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.89%) Flash
7 1 (0.89%) LDAP
7 1 (0.89%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.04%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.68%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.89%) Clustering
6 1 (0.89%) CMDB
6 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.89%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.89%) IPTV
6 1 (0.89%) iSeries
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Exalytics
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 112 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 20 (17.86%) Unix
3 19 (16.96%) Windows
4 13 (11.61%) CentOS
5 7 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (6.25%) Solaris
5 7 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.36%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.57%) Debian
7 4 (3.57%) HPUX
8 3 (2.68%) AIX
8 3 (2.68%) SUSE
8 3 (2.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.50%) DevOps
2 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.07%) Scrum
3 18 (16.07%) Software Engineering
4 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 13 (11.61%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 11 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (8.04%) Open Source
9 7 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 6 (5.36%) Load Balancing
11 5 (4.46%) Microservices
12 4 (3.57%) TDD
13 3 (2.68%) Data Security
13 3 (2.68%) Data Transformation
13 3 (2.68%) ETL
13 3 (2.68%) Open Source Development
13 3 (2.68%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.89%) Python
2 19 (16.96%) Bash Shell
3 14 (12.50%) SQL
4 12 (10.71%) C++
5 11 (9.82%) Ruby
6 10 (8.93%) Java
6 10 (8.93%) Shell Script
7 9 (8.04%) Embedded C++
8 7 (6.25%) C
8 7 (6.25%) Perl
8 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.46%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.68%) R
11 1 (0.89%) Groovy
11 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (20.54%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.39%) Degree
4 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.79%) ISEB
5 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.79%) PMP
6 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.89%) CISM
6 1 (0.89%) CISSP
6 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.89%) OCP
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 12 (10.71%) Docker
2 9 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.68%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (2.68%) vSphere
4 2 (1.79%) NFS
4 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.89%) ACF2
5 1 (0.89%) Firmware
5 1 (0.89%) HDFS
5 1 (0.89%) iptables
5 1 (0.89%) RACF
5 1 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (25.89%) Puppet
2 28 (25.00%) Ansible
3 11 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (8.04%) Terraform
5 6 (5.36%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (4.46%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.57%) SELinux
8 3 (2.68%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.79%) Packer
10 1 (0.89%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.89%) Kibana
10 1 (0.89%) logstash
10 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.89%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.89%) WMI
10 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (25.89%) Red Hat
2 22 (19.64%) VMware
3 16 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.04%) IBM
5 5 (4.46%) HP
6 4 (3.57%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.57%) Cisco
6 4 (3.57%) NetApp
6 4 (3.57%) Oracle
7 3 (2.68%) Synology
8 2 (1.79%) SAP
8 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.79%) Splunk
8 2 (1.79%) Symantec
8 2 (1.79%) Veritas
9 1 (0.89%) Brocade
9 1 (0.89%) Freescale
9 1 (0.89%) Google
9 1 (0.89%) Renesas
9 1 (0.89%) Sun