Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 November 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 175 183
Rank change year-on-year +14 +8 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 35 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.51% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 17
South West median daily rate £463 £403 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.91% +23.85% -18.75%
10th Percentile £359 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £549 £498
England median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% +15.38% +14.04%
10th Percentile £38.24 £37.25 £27.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £37.75 £33.75
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +28.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5393 5449 6174
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.96% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3387 3539 4015
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £209 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 348 392
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.43
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the South West

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Engineer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in the South West

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the South West

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in the South West

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Bristol +1 13 £475 +26.67% 5
Dorset +9 8 £418 +14.38% 2
Wiltshire -2 8 £413 -3.51%
Gloucestershire +19 3 £550 +15.79% 2
Devon -5 2 £500 +24.22% 2
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (48.57%) Puppet
3 14 (40.00%) DevOps
3 14 (40.00%) Windows
4 13 (37.14%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (31.43%) Java
5 11 (31.43%) Firewall
5 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
6 10 (28.57%) VMware
6 10 (28.57%) Tomcat
7 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
8 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
8 8 (22.86%) Oracle
8 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
9 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (20.00%) LAN
9 7 (20.00%) DHCP
9 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (20.00%) Microservices
9 7 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (17.14%) vSphere
10 6 (17.14%) Finance
10 6 (17.14%) OO
10 6 (17.14%) C++
10 6 (17.14%) Unix
10 6 (17.14%) VPN
11 5 (14.29%) IIS

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 10 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 5 (14.29%) Apache
2 5 (14.29%) IIS
3 3 (8.57%) CICS
4 2 (5.71%) Jetty
4 2 (5.71%) Mongrel
4 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.71%) nginx
4 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 13 (37.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) Serverless
3 2 (5.71%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.71%) Google App Engine
3 2 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.86%) Route 53
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Firewall
2 7 (20.00%) DHCP
2 7 (20.00%) LAN
3 6 (17.14%) VPN
4 5 (14.29%) WAN
5 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.57%) BIG-IP
6 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (8.57%) FTP
6 3 (8.57%) HTTP
6 3 (8.57%) IPsec
6 3 (8.57%) PCoIP
7 2 (5.71%) DNS
7 2 (5.71%) LDAP
7 2 (5.71%) NAS
7 2 (5.71%) SSL
8 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
8 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) DB2
3 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.57%) Vagrant
1 3 (8.57%) webpack
2 2 (5.71%) Artifactory
2 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) NetBeans
2 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.71%) Travis CI
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 3 (8.57%) J2EE
2 3 (8.57%) Node.js
2 3 (8.57%) React
2 3 (8.57%) Spring
2 3 (8.57%) Spring Boot
3 2 (5.71%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) Servlets
4 1 (2.86%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) DataPower
2 3 (8.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.71%) VAX
4 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (40.00%) Windows
3 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (17.14%) Unix
5 3 (8.57%) Solaris
5 3 (8.57%) VMS
6 2 (5.71%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.86%) AIX
7 1 (2.86%) CentOS
7 1 (2.86%) Debian
7 1 (2.86%) HPUX
7 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) DevOps
2 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
2 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
3 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (20.00%) Microservices
4 6 (17.14%) OO
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Line Management
5 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) UML
5 3 (8.57%) Validation
6 2 (5.71%) Analytics
6 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.71%) Data Extraction
6 2 (5.71%) Open Source
7 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.86%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.86%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) C++
3 2 (5.71%) C
3 2 (5.71%) Embedded C
3 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) Elixir
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.86%) Erlang
4 1 (2.86%) Go
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (17.14%) vSphere
4 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) Docker
4 2 (5.71%) KVM
4 2 (5.71%) Xen
5 1 (2.86%) OpenAM
5 1 (2.86%) Samba
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (48.57%) Puppet
2 7 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (14.29%) Ansible
3 5 (14.29%) WSUS
4 3 (8.57%) Packer
5 2 (5.71%) Nagios
6 1 (2.86%) Icinga
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.86%) Nessus
6 1 (2.86%) Nexpose
6 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) F5
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) IBM
4 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.71%) Adobe
5 2 (5.71%) Google
5 2 (5.71%) Green Hat
5 2 (5.71%) Sun
6 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Rapid7