The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 126 116
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 20 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.74% 0.57% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.60% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 15
Median daily rate £375 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% -1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £337 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 - £28.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 - £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 2603 2852 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.32% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1843 1914
Median daily rate £375 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 141 198
Median hourly rate £39.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.47% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.45 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 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
Bristol +3 9 £370 +8.82% 4
Gloucestershire +12 5 - - 1
Wiltshire +4 3 £381 +0.32%
Dorset +7 2 - -
Cornwall - 1 £400 -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (48.48%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (45.45%) DevOps
4 14 (42.42%) Windows
5 13 (39.39%) Red Hat
6 11 (33.33%) Java
6 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (30.30%) Unix
7 10 (30.30%) Puppet
8 9 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (27.27%) Oracle
8 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
9 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
9 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
9 8 (24.24%) Microservices
9 8 (24.24%) Ansible
9 8 (24.24%) Docker
10 7 (21.21%) Kibana
10 7 (21.21%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
10 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (21.21%) Web Development
11 6 (18.18%) JIRA
11 6 (18.18%) Atlassian
11 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (18.18%) Database Tuning
11 6 (18.18%) Confluence

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 7 (21.21%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (18.18%) Confluence
2 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.09%) Alfresco
3 3 (9.09%) Mule
4 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.03%) JBoss
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (48.48%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
1 6 (18.18%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) VPN
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 6 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (18.18%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.06%) Back Office
1 2 (6.06%) Electronics
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (18.18%) WebCenter
3 4 (12.12%) Yocto
4 3 (9.09%) STL
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
5 2 (6.06%) J2EE
5 2 (6.06%) Serverless Framework
6 1 (3.03%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.03%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Device Driver
1 4 (12.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (6.06%) VAX
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (42.42%) Windows
3 10 (30.30%) Unix
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
5 6 (18.18%) Amazon Linux
6 5 (15.15%) CentOS
6 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (12.12%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (12.12%) Solaris
8 2 (6.06%) AIX
8 2 (6.06%) Debian
9 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) DevOps
2 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) Microservices
5 7 (21.21%) Web Development
6 6 (18.18%) Database Tuning
6 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Web Operations
7 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (12.12%) OO
8 4 (12.12%) OOD
8 4 (12.12%) Open Source
8 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.09%) SDLC
9 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 3 (9.09%) UML
9 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
10 2 (6.06%) Process Improvement
10 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) Python
3 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.12%) C
3 4 (12.12%) C++
3 4 (12.12%) Embedded C
3 4 (12.12%) Embedded C++
3 4 (12.12%) Perl
4 3 (9.09%) Groovy
5 2 (6.06%) SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.03%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
1 8 (24.24%) Docker
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Firmware
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) Puppet
2 8 (24.24%) Ansible
3 7 (21.21%) Kibana
4 6 (18.18%) Icinga
4 6 (18.18%) logstash
5 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (9.09%) WSUS
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (3.03%) Nagios
7 1 (3.03%) Nessus
7 1 (3.03%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Red Hat
2 9 (27.27%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) Atlassian
4 4 (12.12%) VMware
5 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
6 2 (6.06%) Sun
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.03%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.03%) Rapid7
7 1 (3.03%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Splunk