Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 83 83
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 20 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.00% 0.36% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 0.37% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -18.75% -
10th Percentile £375 £313 £375
90th Percentile £478 £492 £425
South East median daily rate £425 £419 £423
% change year-on-year +1.37% -0.77% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £48.75 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £48.90 £38.50
% change year-on-year -7.97% +27.00% -14.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 967 1,071 1,142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 95.80% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 614 758
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £206 £275 £251
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 46
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +100.00% +4.62%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.18 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in West Sussex

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in West Sussex

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in West Sussex

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
Gatwick +6 10 - -
Crawley - 6 - - 1
Worthing -6 1 £525 -0.94%
Linux Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 West Sussex region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (75.00%) C++
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (45.00%) Scrum
5 7 (35.00%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (30.00%) Software Architecture
6 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (30.00%) GoogleTest
6 6 (30.00%) Yocto
6 6 (30.00%) TDD
6 6 (30.00%) OO
7 5 (25.00%) DevOps
8 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
9 3 (15.00%) REST
9 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (15.00%) Microservices
9 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (15.00%) Embedded C++
10 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
11 1 (5.00%) SDLC
11 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
11 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
11 1 (5.00%) Static Code Analysis
11 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
11 1 (5.00%) Ansible

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (30.00%) GoogleTest
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Yocto
2 3 (15.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (45.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) Systems Analysis
4 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (30.00%) OO
5 6 (30.00%) Software Architecture
5 6 (30.00%) TDD
6 5 (25.00%) DevOps
7 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (15.00%) Microservices
7 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Code Coverage
9 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (5.00%) QMS
9 1 (5.00%) SDLC
9 1 (5.00%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) Red Hat