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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 204 212
Rank change year-on-year +22 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 68 67 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 0.74% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.78% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 39
Median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £314 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £479 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £386
% change year-on-year -1.53% +5.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +18.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £41.00 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 7341 8574 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.49% 95.03% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4284 5129 5122
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 385 429
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Berkshire +28 24 £438 -2.77% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 16 £298 +8.18% 2
Surrey +6 11 £450 +4.34% 9
Hampshire 0 10 £400 +0.31% 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £400 - 1
East Sussex -2 1 - -
Kent -9 1 £575 +27.77% 1
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (39.37%) Red Hat
2 50 (39.37%) DevOps
3 43 (33.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (32.28%) Puppet
5 40 (31.50%) VMware
6 38 (29.92%) Python
7 29 (22.83%) Windows
8 27 (21.26%) Unix
8 27 (21.26%) Ansible
9 23 (18.11%) Configuration Management
10 22 (17.32%) Java
10 22 (17.32%) CentOS
10 22 (17.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (17.32%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (16.54%) Jenkins
11 21 (16.54%) MySQL
12 19 (14.96%) JBoss
12 19 (14.96%) Git (software)
12 19 (14.96%) Docker
13 18 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (14.17%) Perl
14 17 (13.39%) Firewall
14 17 (13.39%) Ruby
14 17 (13.39%) Red Hat Satellite
14 17 (13.39%) Bash Shell
15 16 (12.60%) Nagios
15 16 (12.60%) Apache
16 15 (11.81%) Clustering
17 14 (11.02%) LDAP

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 19 (14.96%) JBoss
2 16 (12.60%) Apache
3 9 (7.09%) Confluence
3 9 (7.09%) OpenStack
4 6 (4.72%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.72%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.15%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (0.79%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (3.94%) GitHub
4 4 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.36%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.36%) SaaS
6 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.39%) Firewall
2 14 (11.02%) LDAP
3 13 (10.24%) SAN
4 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.09%) DNS
6 8 (6.30%) 3G
6 8 (6.30%) VPN
7 7 (5.51%) LTE
8 6 (4.72%) 4G
8 6 (4.72%) Internet
8 6 (4.72%) Network Security
9 5 (3.94%) Kerberos
10 4 (3.15%) IPv4
10 4 (3.15%) IPv6
11 3 (2.36%) DHCP
11 3 (2.36%) HTTP
11 3 (2.36%) LAN
11 3 (2.36%) SSL
11 3 (2.36%) UMTS
11 3 (2.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.54%) MySQL
2 10 (7.87%) MongoDB
3 9 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.57%) Big Data
5 2 (1.57%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.79%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (16.54%) Jenkins
2 19 (14.96%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.87%) JIRA
4 8 (6.30%) Bitbucket
5 7 (5.51%) Subversion
6 3 (2.36%) GitLab
6 3 (2.36%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.57%) Hudson
8 1 (0.79%) Selenium
8 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (10.24%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.66%) Banking
3 10 (7.87%) Finance
4 4 (3.15%) Legal
5 3 (2.36%) Advertising
6 2 (1.57%) Back Office
6 2 (1.57%) Electronics
6 2 (1.57%) Law
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
6 2 (1.57%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.87%) LAMP
2 6 (4.72%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (3.94%) Sensu
3 5 (3.94%) Web Services
4 4 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.36%) YAML
6 2 (1.57%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.57%) XML
6 2 (1.57%) XSLT
7 1 (0.79%) .NET
7 1 (0.79%) CGI
7 1 (0.79%) Flash
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.79%) RESTful
7 1 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.79%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.79%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Clustering
2 7 (5.51%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.72%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.15%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.15%) Replication
5 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.36%) PKI
6 2 (1.57%) DataPower
6 2 (1.57%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.57%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.79%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 127 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (33.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (22.83%) Windows
4 27 (21.26%) Unix
5 22 (17.32%) CentOS
6 12 (9.45%) Ubuntu
7 9 (7.09%) Windows Server
8 8 (6.30%) SUSE
9 7 (5.51%) AIX
10 6 (4.72%) Solaris
11 4 (3.15%) Debian
11 4 (3.15%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.79%) HPUX
13 1 (0.79%) ThreadX
13 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (39.37%) DevOps
2 23 (18.11%) Configuration Management
3 13 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (9.45%) ITIL
5 9 (7.09%) Incident Management
5 9 (7.09%) Migration
5 9 (7.09%) Task Automation
5 9 (7.09%) Test Automation
6 7 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.51%) Load Balancing
6 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
7 6 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (4.72%) Change Control
7 6 (4.72%) Change Management
7 6 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.72%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.94%) Open Source
8 5 (3.94%) Project Management
9 4 (3.15%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.92%) Python
2 22 (17.32%) Java
3 18 (14.17%) Perl
4 17 (13.39%) Bash Shell
4 17 (13.39%) Ruby
5 13 (10.24%) Shell Script
6 10 (7.87%) PHP
7 7 (5.51%) SQL
8 6 (4.72%) C
8 6 (4.72%) Korn
9 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.36%) C++
10 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.79%) C#
11 1 (0.79%) Delphi
11 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (9.45%) SC Cleared
1 12 (9.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.09%) RHCE
3 6 (4.72%) CISSP
4 5 (3.94%) CCNA
4 5 (3.94%) CCNP
4 5 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.15%) RHCSA
6 3 (2.36%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (2.36%) GCIH
6 3 (2.36%) GIAC
6 3 (2.36%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.57%) Degree
7 2 (1.57%) HNC
7 2 (1.57%) HND
8 1 (0.79%) ACMT
8 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) PCI DSS
1 5 (3.94%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (17.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (14.96%) Docker
3 12 (9.45%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.72%) vSphere
5 5 (3.94%) NFS
6 3 (2.36%) Xen
7 2 (1.57%) KVM
7 2 (1.57%) Samba
7 2 (1.57%) Squid
7 2 (1.57%) XenServer
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.79%) iptables
8 1 (0.79%) vCloud
8 1 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (32.28%) Puppet
2 27 (21.26%) Ansible
3 22 (17.32%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (13.39%) Red Hat Satellite
5 16 (12.60%) Nagios
6 8 (6.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (4.72%) ZABBIX
8 5 (3.94%) logstash
9 4 (3.15%) HAProxy
9 4 (3.15%) Kibana
9 4 (3.15%) Pingdom
9 4 (3.15%) Rsyslog
9 4 (3.15%) Terraform
10 3 (2.36%) Consul
10 3 (2.36%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (2.36%) OpenView
10 3 (2.36%) SELinux
11 2 (1.57%) Control-M
11 2 (1.57%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (1.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (39.37%) Red Hat
2 40 (31.50%) VMware
3 12 (9.45%) HP
4 9 (7.09%) Veritas
5 8 (6.30%) Cisco
5 8 (6.30%) Oracle
6 5 (3.94%) EMC
6 5 (3.94%) IBM
6 5 (3.94%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.94%) Splunk
7 4 (3.15%) AppDynamics
7 4 (3.15%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.15%) LANDesk
7 4 (3.15%) PagerDuty
7 4 (3.15%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.36%) SaltStack
8 3 (2.36%) SAP
9 2 (1.57%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.57%) Nokia Networks
9 2 (1.57%) Sun
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