The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
England / South West
Rank 124 121 108
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 13 19 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.65% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.68% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 25
Median daily rate £455 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.36% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £299 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £36.50
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 2798 2981
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.30% 96.45% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1806 1862
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 186 144
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Wiltshire -2 9 - -
Bristol +1 2 £393 +15.44% 5
Devon - 1 £600 - 2
Somerset - 1 £451 -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (67.86%) Red Hat
3 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) Java
5 9 (32.14%) Oracle
5 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (32.14%) Docker
5 9 (32.14%) DevOps
5 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
6 8 (28.57%) Web Operations
6 8 (28.57%) Ansible
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (28.57%) JIRA
6 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.00%) VMware
7 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (25.00%) Web Development
7 7 (25.00%) Database Tuning
7 7 (25.00%) Atlassian
7 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (25.00%) Confluence
7 7 (25.00%) WebCenter
7 7 (25.00%) Kibana
7 7 (25.00%) logstash

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (25.00%) Confluence
1 7 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) NAS
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) FTP
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) RS-485
3 1 (3.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) JIRA
2 7 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.57%) Electronics
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
1 1 (3.57%) Military
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (25.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.57%) J2EE
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
1 3 (10.71%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.00%) Amazon Linux
5 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (17.86%) Unix
6 3 (10.71%) AIX
6 3 (10.71%) Solaris
7 1 (3.57%) CentOS
7 1 (3.57%) Fedora
7 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) DevOps
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Web Operations
3 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 7 (25.00%) Microservices
3 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Web Development
4 6 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (21.43%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.57%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
2 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Ruby
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 14001
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Docker
2 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (10.71%) NFS
5 3 (10.71%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.57%) Firmware
6 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.57%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Ansible
2 7 (25.00%) Icinga
2 7 (25.00%) Kibana
2 7 (25.00%) logstash
3 5 (17.86%) Puppet
4 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Nagios
4 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Red Hat
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle
3 7 (25.00%) Atlassian
3 7 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) Remedy
5 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
6 2 (7.14%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Renesas
7 1 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (3.57%) Sun