The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 30 39 47
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 3 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.18% 0.36% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.38% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Median daily rate £450 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
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 Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 238 263 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.33% 93.93% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 182 275
Median daily rate £385 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £150 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 21
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.20 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
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 Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Southampton

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Southampton

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Southampton

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Security+ Certification
2 3 (75.00%) JBoss
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) RHCE
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) PKI
2 3 (75.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 3 (75.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
1 3 (75.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 3 (75.00%) RHCE
1 3 (75.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) VMware