Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 235 266
Rank change year-on-year +3 +31 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 146 122 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 0.79% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.85% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 100 100
South East median daily rate £425 £419 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.37% -0.77% +20.71%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £270
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 2 7
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £48.90 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.97% +27.00% -14.44%
10th Percentile £39.25 £48.01 £34.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.78 £52.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +11.11%

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 15,593 14,402 17,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 93.71% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,367 8,521 10,170
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 736 889
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £49.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 0 56 £413 -8.33% 22
Hampshire +7 37 £450 +12.50% 3
Surrey -31 30 £425 +5.26% 11
Berkshire +2 28 £400 -9.86% 13
West Sussex +14 20 £413 +26.92% 2
Oxfordshire -3 14 £500 +11.11% 5
Buckinghamshire - 14 - - 4
East Sussex -2 3 £450 -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Middlesex -1 1 £375 -25.00%
Kent -17 1 £650 +52.94% 2
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Linux
2 62 (42.47%) DevOps
3 47 (32.19%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (29.45%) Red Hat
5 41 (28.08%) Puppet
6 38 (26.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (23.97%) Jenkins
9 33 (22.60%) Python
10 31 (21.23%) Ansible
11 30 (20.55%) Git (software)
12 29 (19.86%) Apache
13 26 (17.81%) Configuration Management
14 25 (17.12%) Unix
14 25 (17.12%) Software Engineering
15 24 (16.44%) C++
16 23 (15.75%) Oracle
17 22 (15.07%) Windows
18 21 (14.38%) ITIL
18 21 (14.38%) Perl
19 20 (13.70%) Scrum
19 20 (13.70%) VMware
19 20 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
20 18 (12.33%) Docker
20 18 (12.33%) Java
20 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (12.33%) Bash Shell
21 17 (11.64%) PHP
22 16 (10.96%) CentOS
23 15 (10.27%) JBoss

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 29 (19.86%) Apache
2 15 (10.27%) JBoss
3 14 (9.59%) OpenStack
4 11 (7.53%) nginx
4 11 (7.53%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.42%) IIS
6 4 (2.74%) Confluence
7 3 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 47 (32.19%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.85%) OpenShift
4 6 (4.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (4.11%) GitHub
4 6 (4.11%) SaaS
5 5 (3.42%) IaaS
6 4 (2.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (2.74%) PaaS
7 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (1.37%) Office 365
8 2 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.68%) Route 53
9 1 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.90%) DNS
2 9 (6.16%) Internet
3 8 (5.48%) LDAP
3 8 (5.48%) Wireless
4 7 (4.79%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.42%) Firewall
6 4 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.05%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.05%) LTE
7 3 (2.05%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (2.05%) WAN
8 2 (1.37%) 3G
8 2 (1.37%) DHCP
8 2 (1.37%) SAN
8 2 (1.37%) SS7
8 2 (1.37%) VPN
9 1 (0.68%) 4G
9 1 (0.68%) FTP
9 1 (0.68%) SMS
9 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.22%) MySQL
2 10 (6.85%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.11%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.42%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.42%) Couchbase
6 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.37%) NuoDB
7 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.37%) Redis
7 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.68%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 35 (23.97%) Jenkins
2 30 (20.55%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.16%) JIRA
4 6 (4.11%) GoogleTest
4 6 (4.11%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.05%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.05%) Selenium
6 2 (1.37%) Maven
6 2 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.68%) Ant
7 1 (0.68%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.68%) GitLab
7 1 (0.68%) Gradle
7 1 (0.68%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (8.90%) Banking
2 9 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.48%) Finance
4 3 (2.05%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Games
5 1 (0.68%) Hindi Language
5 1 (0.68%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) LAMP
1 7 (4.79%) REST
2 6 (4.11%) Sensu
2 6 (4.11%) Yocto
3 5 (3.42%) .NET
3 5 (3.42%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (3.42%) Middleware
4 2 (1.37%) J2EE
4 2 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.37%) RESTful
4 2 (1.37%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) boto
5 1 (0.68%) Flash
5 1 (0.68%) Hystrix
5 1 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
5 1 (0.68%) SOAP
5 1 (0.68%) Socket.IO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.42%) CMDB
3 5 (3.42%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.42%) Video on Demand
4 4 (2.74%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.74%) PKI
5 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.05%) EMV
5 3 (2.05%) Tandem
6 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.37%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Fintech
7 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 146 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (26.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (17.12%) Unix
4 22 (15.07%) Windows
5 16 (10.96%) CentOS
6 10 (6.85%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (5.48%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.74%) SUSE
9 3 (2.05%) Debian
9 3 (2.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.05%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.37%) VMS
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.68%) AIX
11 1 (0.68%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (42.47%) DevOps
2 37 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (17.81%) Configuration Management
4 25 (17.12%) Software Engineering
5 21 (14.38%) ITIL
6 20 (13.70%) Scrum
7 14 (9.59%) Test Automation
8 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.16%) OO
9 9 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (5.48%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.48%) Systems Analysis
11 7 (4.79%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (4.79%) Microservices
11 7 (4.79%) TDD
12 6 (4.11%) Kanban
12 6 (4.11%) Software Architecture
12 6 (4.11%) Task Automation
13 5 (3.42%) High Availability
13 5 (3.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.60%) Python
2 24 (16.44%) C++
3 21 (14.38%) Perl
4 18 (12.33%) Bash Shell
4 18 (12.33%) Java
5 17 (11.64%) PHP
6 14 (9.59%) Ruby
7 9 (6.16%) SQL
8 8 (5.48%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.79%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.05%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.05%) Korn
10 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.37%) C
12 1 (0.68%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (7.53%) SC Cleared
1 11 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.42%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.05%) Degree
3 3 (2.05%) RHCE
4 2 (1.37%) CISSP
4 2 (1.37%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.68%) GCIH
5 1 (0.68%) GIAC
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) MCSE
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (12.33%) Docker
2 8 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.11%) NFS
4 4 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.74%) vSphere
5 2 (1.37%) Gluster
5 2 (1.37%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) flannel
6 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 41 (28.08%) Puppet
2 31 (21.23%) Ansible
3 20 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (7.53%) Terraform
5 8 (5.48%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (4.79%) HAProxy
7 6 (4.11%) SELinux
8 5 (3.42%) Grafana
8 5 (3.42%) Kubernetes
9 4 (2.74%) Nagios
9 4 (2.74%) ZABBIX
10 3 (2.05%) CFEngine
10 3 (2.05%) Cobbler
10 3 (2.05%) logstash
10 3 (2.05%) SCCM
11 2 (1.37%) Icinga
11 2 (1.37%) Prometheus
11 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (1.37%) Salt
11 2 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (29.45%) Red Hat
2 23 (15.75%) Oracle
3 20 (13.70%) VMware
4 11 (7.53%) Splunk
5 6 (4.11%) CA
6 5 (3.42%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.74%) IBM
7 4 (2.74%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.74%) Sun
8 3 (2.05%) Citrix
8 3 (2.05%) EMC
8 3 (2.05%) HP
9 2 (1.37%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.37%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.68%) Conga
10 1 (0.68%) Mercator
10 1 (0.68%) NetApp
10 1 (0.68%) Remedy
10 1 (0.68%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.68%) Veritas