The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 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.

Linux Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 174 179
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 59 95 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 1.02% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.07% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 69 50
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.09%  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7404 8887 9270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.10% 95.11% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4201 5439 4953
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 384 451
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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
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 3 months to 29 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
Hampshire +5 14 £395 +12.85% 4
Surrey -6 14 £483 +8.73% 7
Berkshire +6 11 £335 -4.28% 7
Oxfordshire - 11 £425 - 3
Kent +7 5 £525 +16.66% 1
West Sussex +4 2 £550 -12.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £288 -23.33% 2
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 113 (100.00%) Linux
2 51 (45.13%) Red Hat
3 40 (35.40%) Puppet
4 36 (31.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (30.09%) DevOps
6 32 (28.32%) Python
7 25 (22.12%) Unix
7 25 (22.12%) Windows
7 25 (22.12%) VMware
8 23 (20.35%) JBoss
9 22 (19.47%) Security Cleared
10 21 (18.58%) SAN
11 20 (17.70%) SC Cleared
12 18 (15.93%) Apache
13 17 (15.04%) CentOS
13 17 (15.04%) Docker
14 15 (13.27%) Configuration Management
14 15 (13.27%) Perl
14 15 (13.27%) TCP/IP
14 15 (13.27%) Red Hat Satellite
15 14 (12.39%) Bash Shell
15 14 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (12.39%) Firewall
15 14 (12.39%) Git (software)
16 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (11.50%) Ruby
16 13 (11.50%) DNS
16 13 (11.50%) Jenkins
17 12 (10.62%) HP
17 12 (10.62%) Java

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 23 (20.35%) JBoss
2 18 (15.93%) Apache
3 10 (8.85%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.31%) Confluence
4 6 (5.31%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.65%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.88%) IIS
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
2 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.54%) GitHub
4 3 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.65%) SaaS
5 2 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.88%) IaaS
6 1 (0.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.58%) SAN
2 15 (13.27%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.39%) Firewall
4 13 (11.50%) DNS
5 9 (7.96%) LDAP
5 9 (7.96%) VPN
6 6 (5.31%) Network Security
7 4 (3.54%) DHCP
7 4 (3.54%) FTP
7 4 (3.54%) IPv4
7 4 (3.54%) IPv6
7 4 (3.54%) NAS
7 4 (3.54%) SMTP
7 4 (3.54%) SSL
8 3 (2.65%) HTTP
8 3 (2.65%) Internet
8 3 (2.65%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.65%) LAN
8 3 (2.65%) MPLS
8 3 (2.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) MySQL
2 6 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.54%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.77%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.50%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.19%) JIRA
3 7 (6.19%) Subversion
4 6 (5.31%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.77%) Hudson
6 2 (1.77%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.88%) Ant
7 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.88%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.88%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.88%) NUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (7.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Legal
3 3 (2.65%) Banking
3 3 (2.65%) Marketing
3 3 (2.65%) Retail
3 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.77%) Advertising
4 2 (1.77%) Electronics
4 2 (1.77%) Law
4 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.77%) Publishing
5 1 (0.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) LAMP
2 4 (3.54%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.65%) Web Services
3 3 (2.65%) YAML
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.88%) Middleware
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.88%) RESTful
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Clustering
2 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.42%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.54%) Replication
5 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) PKI
6 2 (1.77%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) DataPower
7 1 (0.88%) Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (31.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (22.12%) Unix
3 25 (22.12%) Windows
4 17 (15.04%) CentOS
5 10 (8.85%) AIX
5 10 (8.85%) Ubuntu
6 8 (7.08%) SUSE
7 7 (6.19%) Windows Server
8 6 (5.31%) Debian
9 4 (3.54%) Solaris
10 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.88%) HPUX
12 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.88%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.09%) DevOps
2 15 (13.27%) Configuration Management
3 10 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (7.96%) Incident Management
4 9 (7.96%) ITIL
4 9 (7.96%) Project Management
5 7 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.19%) Load Balancing
5 7 (6.19%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (5.31%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.42%) Change Control
7 5 (4.42%) Change Management
7 5 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (4.42%) Service Management
8 4 (3.54%) Automated Testing
8 4 (3.54%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (3.54%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.32%) Python
2 15 (13.27%) Perl
3 14 (12.39%) Bash Shell
4 13 (11.50%) Ruby
5 12 (10.62%) Java
6 10 (8.85%) Shell Script
7 9 (7.96%) C
8 6 (5.31%) Korn
9 5 (4.42%) PHP
9 5 (4.42%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.42%) SQL
10 4 (3.54%) C++
11 1 (0.88%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.88%) C#
11 1 (0.88%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 22 (19.47%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.70%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.31%) CISSP
4 5 (4.42%) AWS Certification
5 4 (3.54%) CEH
5 4 (3.54%) RHCSA
5 4 (3.54%) RHCT
6 3 (2.65%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (2.65%) GCIH
6 3 (2.65%) GIAC
6 3 (2.65%) RHCE
6 3 (2.65%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (0.88%) ACMT
7 1 (0.88%) Degree
7 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.42%) QA
3 3 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (15.04%) Docker
2 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.08%) vSphere
4 7 (6.19%) Active Directory
4 7 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.31%) Samba
6 5 (4.42%) NFS
7 2 (1.77%) Squid
8 1 (0.88%) Firmware
8 1 (0.88%) iptables
8 1 (0.88%) vCloud
8 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.88%) Xen
8 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (35.40%) Puppet
2 15 (13.27%) Red Hat Satellite
3 14 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (10.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 11 (9.73%) Ansible
6 4 (3.54%) HAProxy
6 4 (3.54%) Kibana
6 4 (3.54%) logstash
6 4 (3.54%) Rsyslog
7 3 (2.65%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (2.65%) Nagios
7 3 (2.65%) Terraform
8 2 (1.77%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.77%) Consul
8 2 (1.77%) Control-M
8 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.77%) OpenView
8 2 (1.77%) Pingdom
8 2 (1.77%) SELinux
8 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (45.13%) Red Hat
2 25 (22.12%) VMware
3 12 (10.62%) HP
4 9 (7.96%) Veritas
5 8 (7.08%) Oracle
6 5 (4.42%) IBM
6 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.54%) LANDesk
7 4 (3.54%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.65%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.65%) SAP
9 2 (1.77%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.77%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.77%) Cisco
9 2 (1.77%) PagerDuty
9 2 (1.77%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.88%) Apple
10 1 (0.88%) Brocade
10 1 (0.88%) Talend
10 1 (0.88%) webMethods
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