Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 83 100
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 -
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 20 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.82% 1.32% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.38% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
West Sussex median daily rate £525 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £383 £355 £313
90th Percentile £568 £438 £492
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 1
West Sussex median hourly rate £51.00 £49.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +15.12% -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £48.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.63% +7.50%

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 1,058 1,017 1,408
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 95.67% 97.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 638 840
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £410 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% - +11.56%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £260
90th Percentile £548 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 44 49
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.43% +16.67% +87.50%
10th Percentile £15.27 £13.00 £11.51
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.45
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in West Sussex over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 September 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 0 14 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Linux Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Sussex region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (70.00%) Scrum
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (70.00%) Degree
2 14 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 14 (70.00%) Unit Testing
3 10 (50.00%) C++
3 10 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (30.00%) Embedded C++
6 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Puppet
7 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) CentOS
7 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
7 4 (20.00%) C
7 4 (20.00%) Unix
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (20.00%) Runbook
8 3 (15.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (15.00%) NetApp
8 3 (15.00%) VMware

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 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (5.00%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) CentOS
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Unix
5 3 (15.00%) HPUX
5 3 (15.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (70.00%) Scrum
1 14 (70.00%) Software Engineering
1 14 (70.00%) Unit Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Runbook
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (30.00%) Embedded C++
3 4 (20.00%) C
3 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Degree
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.00%) NetApp
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Wind River