The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
England / London
Rank 212 265 236
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 201 151 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.06% 0.71% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.74% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 121 140
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £43.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+9.30% +12.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18033 20348 20215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.74% 95.12% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12895 14394 14249
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 312 339
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 19 February 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
City of London +21 25 £513 -2.38% 16
Canary Wharf - 7 £475 -
Harrow +3 3 £515 +3.00%
Bromley +8 2 £425 +13.33%
Chessington - 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 411 (100.00%) Linux
2 223 (54.26%) DevOps
3 204 (49.64%) Python
4 169 (41.12%) Puppet
5 137 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 135 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
7 124 (30.17%) Red Hat
8 122 (29.68%) Ansible
9 119 (28.95%) Unix
10 108 (26.28%) Bash Shell
11 105 (25.55%) Configuration Management
11 105 (25.55%) Ruby
12 102 (24.82%) Jenkins
13 98 (23.84%) Finance
14 96 (23.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 83 (20.19%) Docker
16 81 (19.71%) Opscode Chef
17 78 (18.98%) Git (software)
18 76 (18.49%) VMware
19 72 (17.52%) Perl
20 70 (17.03%) Windows
21 66 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
22 61 (14.84%) Open Source
23 55 (13.38%) Java
24 51 (12.41%) Security Cleared
25 49 (11.92%) MySQL
26 47 (11.44%) Apache
26 47 (11.44%) Shell Script
27 45 (10.95%) Web Services
27 45 (10.95%) CentOS

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 47 (11.44%) Apache
2 32 (7.79%) OpenStack
3 31 (7.54%) Tomcat
4 20 (4.87%) Confluence
5 19 (4.62%) nginx
6 18 (4.38%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.19%) JBoss
8 6 (1.46%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.46%) IIS
8 6 (1.46%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.97%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.73%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.49%) Jetty
12 2 (0.49%) SAS
12 2 (0.49%) WildFly
13 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.24%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.24%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 137 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.35%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (3.41%) Amazon S3
4 14 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (3.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (2.68%) PaaS
7 10 (2.43%) IaaS
8 9 (2.19%) GitHub
8 9 (2.19%) SaaS
9 8 (1.95%) Route 53
10 5 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.97%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (0.97%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.97%) Slack
12 3 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.49%) TCP/IP
2 30 (7.30%) DNS
2 30 (7.30%) LDAP
3 28 (6.81%) SSL
4 26 (6.33%) HTTP
5 24 (5.84%) SAN
6 18 (4.38%) Firewall
7 10 (2.43%) VPN
8 8 (1.95%) SSH
9 7 (1.70%) Internet
9 7 (1.70%) OpenVPN
9 7 (1.70%) SNMP
10 6 (1.46%) DHCP
11 5 (1.22%) FTP
12 4 (0.97%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.97%) NAS
13 3 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.73%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.73%) tcpdump
13 3 (0.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.92%) MySQL
2 43 (10.46%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (4.87%) MongoDB
3 20 (4.87%) NoSQL
4 16 (3.89%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.65%) Big Data
6 13 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (3.16%) Redis
7 10 (2.43%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.95%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.97%) DB2
9 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.97%) SQL Server
10 3 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.49%) HBase
11 2 (0.49%) SQLite
11 2 (0.49%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 102 (24.82%) Jenkins
2 78 (18.98%) Git (software)
3 26 (6.33%) Vagrant
4 19 (4.62%) Subversion
5 17 (4.14%) GitLab
5 17 (4.14%) JIRA
6 15 (3.65%) Maven
7 10 (2.43%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.97%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.97%) Bundler
10 4 (0.97%) Selenium
11 3 (0.73%) Ant
11 3 (0.73%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.73%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.73%) Gradle
11 3 (0.73%) Hudson
11 3 (0.73%) JUnit
12 2 (0.49%) Travis CI
General
1 98 (23.84%) Finance
2 25 (6.08%) Banking
3 10 (2.43%) Financial Institution
3 10 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.70%) Retail
5 5 (1.22%) Front Office
6 3 (0.73%) Electronics
6 3 (0.73%) Games
7 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.49%) Marketing
7 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
8 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.95%) Web Services
2 32 (7.79%) Elastic Stack
3 31 (7.54%) LAMP
4 17 (4.14%) LAPP Stack
4 17 (4.14%) Regular Expression
5 11 (2.68%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (1.70%) Memcached
6 7 (1.70%) Node.js
7 6 (1.46%) Kafka
7 6 (1.46%) Middleware
8 5 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (1.22%) JSON
8 5 (1.22%) REST
8 5 (1.22%) Spring
9 4 (0.97%) .NET
9 4 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.97%) SOAP
10 3 (0.73%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.73%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.41%) Clustering
2 11 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.68%) Public Cloud
3 9 (2.19%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.19%) Fintech
4 8 (1.95%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.70%) Algorithms
5 7 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.46%) Hedge funds
7 4 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.97%) PKI
7 4 (0.97%) YubiKey
8 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (0.73%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.73%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.73%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.49%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 411 (100.00%) Linux
2 119 (28.95%) Unix
3 96 (23.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (17.03%) Windows
5 45 (10.95%) CentOS
6 40 (9.73%) Ubuntu
7 34 (8.27%) Windows Server
8 26 (6.33%) Solaris
9 18 (4.38%) SUSE
10 14 (3.41%) AIX
11 11 (2.68%) Debian
12 10 (2.43%) CoreOS
13 9 (2.19%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.97%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.97%) SmartOS
16 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (54.26%) DevOps
2 135 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (25.55%) Configuration Management
4 66 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (14.84%) Open Source
6 31 (7.54%) Scrum
7 29 (7.06%) High Availability
8 26 (6.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (5.11%) E-Commerce
10 20 (4.87%) Microservices
11 18 (4.38%) ITIL
12 17 (4.14%) Knowledge Management
13 16 (3.89%) Low Latency
13 16 (3.89%) Migration
14 13 (3.16%) Change Management
14 13 (3.16%) SDLC
14 13 (3.16%) Software Engineering
15 11 (2.68%) Load Balancing
15 11 (2.68%) TDD
15 11 (2.68%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 204 (49.64%) Python
2 108 (26.28%) Bash Shell
3 105 (25.55%) Ruby
4 72 (17.52%) Perl
5 55 (13.38%) Java
6 47 (11.44%) Shell Script
7 19 (4.62%) Go
8 18 (4.38%) PHP
9 14 (3.41%) SQL
10 13 (3.16%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.92%) C
12 11 (2.68%) C++
13 6 (1.46%) Scala
14 5 (1.22%) Bourne shell
14 5 (1.22%) C-shell
15 4 (0.97%) Groovy
15 4 (0.97%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.97%) Korn
15 4 (0.97%) SystemTap
16 3 (0.73%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 51 (12.41%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.43%) Degree
4 8 (1.95%) RHCE
5 6 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.22%) RHCA
7 3 (0.73%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.49%) CCNA
8 2 (0.49%) CCNP
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.70%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.22%) QA
3 4 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) GCP
4 1 (0.24%) ISO27005
System Software
1 83 (20.19%) Docker
2 32 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.41%) GlusterFS
4 13 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 13 (3.16%) NFS
5 11 (2.68%) KVM
5 11 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.19%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.70%) GFS2
8 7 (1.70%) OCFS2
9 5 (1.22%) iptables
9 5 (1.22%) Samba
9 5 (1.22%) Squid
10 4 (0.97%) HDFS
10 4 (0.97%) vCloud
10 4 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.97%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.73%) vSphere
11 3 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 169 (41.12%) Puppet
2 122 (29.68%) Ansible
3 81 (19.71%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (8.27%) Nagios
5 31 (7.54%) Terraform
6 25 (6.08%) Kubernetes
7 23 (5.60%) logstash
8 19 (4.62%) Kibana
9 16 (3.89%) Zenoss
10 14 (3.41%) HAProxy
10 14 (3.41%) Packer
10 14 (3.41%) Salt
11 10 (2.43%) Graphite
12 9 (2.19%) Red Hat Satellite
12 9 (2.19%) SELinux
12 9 (2.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (1.95%) CFEngine
14 7 (1.70%) Cobbler
14 7 (1.70%) Linux-HA
14 7 (1.70%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 124 (30.17%) Red Hat
2 76 (18.49%) VMware
3 27 (6.57%) Splunk
4 23 (5.60%) Oracle
5 17 (4.14%) EMC
5 17 (4.14%) HP
5 17 (4.14%) IBM
6 16 (3.89%) Cisco
6 16 (3.89%) Sun
7 13 (3.16%) AppDynamics
8 12 (2.92%) Atlassian
8 12 (2.92%) Rackspace
9 11 (2.68%) New Relic
10 10 (2.43%) Veritas
11 7 (1.70%) SaltStack
11 7 (1.70%) Zend
12 6 (1.46%) SAP
12 6 (1.46%) TIBCO
13 5 (1.22%) Microsoft
13 5 (1.22%) NetApp
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