The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
UK
Rank 278 322 314
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 365 323 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.63% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.67% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 245 218
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £322 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £537 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 20
Median hourly rate £47.40 £42.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.84% +43.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £25.00 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.84 £50.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.40 £42.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+12.84% +43.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42377 48205 48154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.76% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27593 30644 30320
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1752 1913
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 January 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
England +59 345 £450 +4.65% 126
London +84 219 £500 +5.26% 58
South East -13 56 £400 - 35
City of London +6 30 £525 +13.51% 24
South West +24 17 £389 +0.97% 5
North West +24 17 £350 -12.50% 6
Surrey +17 17 £409 -6.45% 5
Hampshire +11 16 £350 - 3
Wales +16 13 £450 +20.00%
Manchester +18 12 £350 -12.50% 5
East of England +8 11 £450 +5.88% 11
North East -4 11 £310 -39.80% 1
South Wales +18 10 £438 +16.66%
Tyne and Wear -8 10 £323 -25.86% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 9 £335 -22.98% 1
Wiltshire +4 7 - - 1
Harrow +4 7 £515 +4.56%
Yorkshire -11 7 £463 +11.78% 6
Swindon +10 6 - -
Oxford +9 6 £400 - 4
Bromley +7 6 £463 +23.33%
Oxfordshire +2 6 £400 - 8
West Midlands -6 6 £410 +26.15% 1
West Yorkshire -7 6 £500 +23.07% 4
Berkshire -14 6 £463 +3.35% 15
Devon - 6 £403 -
Canary Wharf - 6 £475 -
Exeter - 6 £403 -
Cardiff +15 5 £425 +13.33%
Havant +2 5 £350 -

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 761 (100.00%) Linux
2 343 (45.07%) DevOps
3 309 (40.60%) Puppet
4 301 (39.55%) Python
5 267 (35.09%) Red Hat
6 199 (26.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 198 (26.02%) Amazon AWS
8 196 (25.76%) Unix
9 186 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
10 171 (22.47%) Ansible
11 159 (20.89%) Opscode Chef
12 150 (19.71%) Bash Shell
13 146 (19.19%) Jenkins
14 145 (19.05%) Ruby
15 140 (18.40%) VMware
16 136 (17.87%) Perl
17 130 (17.08%) Configuration Management
18 129 (16.95%) Docker
19 127 (16.69%) Finance
20 125 (16.43%) Windows
21 124 (16.29%) Java
22 116 (15.24%) Git (software)
23 111 (14.59%) Apache
24 109 (14.32%) CentOS
25 108 (14.19%) Security Cleared
26 107 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
27 90 (11.83%) SC Cleared
28 89 (11.70%) TCP/IP
29 86 (11.30%) MySQL
30 83 (10.91%) Open Source

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 111 (14.59%) Apache
2 69 (9.07%) Tomcat
3 51 (6.70%) OpenStack
4 37 (4.86%) Confluence
5 35 (4.60%) JBoss
6 29 (3.81%) nginx
7 28 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (3.02%) WebLogic
9 19 (2.50%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.84%) IIS
11 10 (1.31%) Jetty
12 9 (1.18%) Apache Spark
12 9 (1.18%) SAS
13 8 (1.05%) iPlanet
13 8 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
14 5 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.66%) WildFly
15 4 (0.53%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.53%) Mongrel
16 3 (0.39%) Alfresco
Applications
1 12 (1.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.92%) MS Office
3 4 (0.53%) HipChat
3 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 198 (26.02%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
5 23 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (2.89%) PaaS
7 20 (2.63%) Amazon S3
8 17 (2.23%) GitHub
8 17 (2.23%) IaaS
8 17 (2.23%) SaaS
9 15 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (1.58%) Route 53
11 7 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.66%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.53%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 89 (11.70%) TCP/IP
2 82 (10.78%) DNS
3 48 (6.31%) SAN
4 47 (6.18%) SSL
5 45 (5.91%) LDAP
6 43 (5.65%) Firewall
7 41 (5.39%) HTTP
8 31 (4.07%) DHCP
9 25 (3.29%) VPN
10 19 (2.50%) Internet
11 18 (2.37%) FTP
12 17 (2.23%) SMTP
12 17 (2.23%) SNMP
13 15 (1.97%) iSCSI
14 13 (1.71%) OpenVPN
14 13 (1.71%) SSH
15 11 (1.45%) NAS
16 10 (1.31%) VoIP
17 9 (1.18%) Network Security
17 9 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (11.30%) MySQL
2 67 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
3 34 (4.47%) MongoDB
4 30 (3.94%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.89%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 19 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
7 19 (2.50%) Big Data
8 13 (1.71%) Redis
9 8 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.05%) SQL Server
10 7 (0.92%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.53%) DB2
13 3 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.26%) HBase
14 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.26%) WhereScape RED
15 1 (0.13%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 146 (19.19%) Jenkins
2 116 (15.24%) Git (software)
3 36 (4.73%) Vagrant
4 35 (4.60%) JIRA
5 30 (3.94%) Subversion
6 23 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (2.76%) GitLab
8 16 (2.10%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.84%) Maven
10 10 (1.31%) Hudson
11 9 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.18%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (0.92%) Bundler
12 7 (0.92%) GCC
12 7 (0.92%) Travis CI
13 6 (0.79%) Metasploit
13 6 (0.79%) MSI
13 6 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.66%) FishEye
General
1 127 (16.69%) Finance
2 33 (4.34%) Banking
3 19 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.37%) Financial Institution
5 15 (1.97%) Retail
6 9 (1.18%) Front Office
7 8 (1.05%) Publishing
8 7 (0.92%) Games
9 4 (0.53%) Advertising
10 3 (0.39%) Electronics
10 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.39%) Marketing
11 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.75%) Web Services
2 52 (6.83%) LAMP
3 41 (5.39%) ELK Stack
4 24 (3.15%) LAPP Stack
5 18 (2.37%) LEMP Stack
5 18 (2.37%) Regular Expression
6 15 (1.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 14 (1.84%) STL
8 13 (1.71%) J2EE
9 12 (1.58%) Memcached
10 11 (1.45%) Middleware
11 10 (1.31%) Node.js
12 9 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (1.05%) REST
13 8 (1.05%) Spring
14 7 (0.92%) ActiveMQ
14 7 (0.92%) WebCenter
14 7 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
15 6 (0.79%) .NET
15 6 (0.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.31%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.04%) Clustering
3 24 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.37%) Public Cloud
5 16 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.71%) Hedge funds
7 11 (1.45%) PKI
8 10 (1.31%) Fintech
9 8 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.05%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.92%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.92%) Wiki
11 6 (0.79%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.79%) Replication
12 5 (0.66%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.66%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.53%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.53%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 761 (100.00%) Linux
2 199 (26.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 196 (25.76%) Unix
4 125 (16.43%) Windows
5 109 (14.32%) CentOS
6 82 (10.78%) Ubuntu
7 51 (6.70%) Windows Server
8 44 (5.78%) Solaris
9 35 (4.60%) AIX
10 31 (4.07%) Debian
11 26 (3.42%) SUSE
12 16 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (1.58%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (1.31%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.05%) Amazon Linux
15 8 (1.05%) Android
15 8 (1.05%) CoreOS
16 7 (0.92%) Fedora
17 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
18 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (45.07%) DevOps
2 186 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (17.08%) Configuration Management
4 107 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
5 83 (10.91%) Open Source
6 59 (7.75%) High Availability
7 57 (7.49%) Software Engineering
8 54 (7.10%) ITIL
9 47 (6.18%) Scrum
10 40 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 34 (4.47%) E-Commerce
12 31 (4.07%) Service Delivery
13 28 (3.68%) Load Balancing
13 28 (3.68%) Migration
14 26 (3.42%) Web Operations
15 25 (3.29%) Microservices
16 21 (2.76%) Low Latency
17 20 (2.63%) Change Management
17 20 (2.63%) Patch Management
18 19 (2.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 301 (39.55%) Python
2 150 (19.71%) Bash Shell
3 145 (19.05%) Ruby
4 136 (17.87%) Perl
5 124 (16.29%) Java
6 78 (10.25%) Shell Script
7 60 (7.88%) C
8 48 (6.31%) C++
9 40 (5.26%) PHP
9 40 (5.26%) SQL
10 31 (4.07%) PowerShell
11 23 (3.02%) Go
12 15 (1.97%) Korn
13 11 (1.45%) JavaScript
14 9 (1.18%) Embedded C
15 8 (1.05%) C-shell
16 7 (0.92%) Embedded C++
17 6 (0.79%) Scala
18 5 (0.66%) Bourne shell
18 5 (0.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 108 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 90 (11.83%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.02%) Degree
4 15 (1.97%) RHCE
5 12 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.18%) AWS Certification
6 9 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.18%) RHCSA
7 5 (0.66%) CEH
7 5 (0.66%) CISSP
7 5 (0.66%) RHCT
8 4 (0.53%) GCIH
8 4 (0.53%) GIAC
9 3 (0.39%) RHCA
10 2 (0.26%) CCNA
10 2 (0.26%) CCNP
10 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) MCSA
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.10%) PCI DSS
2 12 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.05%) QA
4 6 (0.79%) SLA
5 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) GCP
7 1 (0.13%) ISO27005
System Software
1 129 (16.95%) Docker
2 80 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.55%) KVM
4 26 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (2.76%) Active Directory
6 20 (2.63%) GlusterFS
6 20 (2.63%) iptables
7 19 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.10%) NFS
8 16 (2.10%) Squid
9 14 (1.84%) Samba
10 13 (1.71%) GFS2
10 13 (1.71%) OCFS2
11 10 (1.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 10 (1.31%) VMware ESX
11 10 (1.31%) Xen
12 9 (1.18%) vSphere
13 8 (1.05%) Postfix
13 8 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.92%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 309 (40.60%) Puppet
2 171 (22.47%) Ansible
3 159 (20.89%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (7.10%) Nagios
5 44 (5.78%) Terraform
6 31 (4.07%) logstash
7 29 (3.81%) Kubernetes
8 27 (3.55%) Kibana
9 26 (3.42%) HAProxy
10 22 (2.89%) Salt
11 18 (2.37%) SELinux
12 17 (2.23%) Red Hat Satellite
13 16 (2.10%) Packer
13 16 (2.10%) Zenoss
14 14 (1.84%) CFEngine
14 14 (1.84%) Failover Clustering
14 14 (1.84%) Oracle ZFS
14 14 (1.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 10 (1.31%) Graphite
16 9 (1.18%) Cacti
Vendors
1 267 (35.09%) Red Hat
2 140 (18.40%) VMware
3 68 (8.94%) Oracle
4 45 (5.91%) Cisco
5 35 (4.60%) HP
6 30 (3.94%) Atlassian
6 30 (3.94%) IBM
7 26 (3.42%) Microsoft
7 26 (3.42%) Splunk
8 24 (3.15%) Veritas
9 22 (2.89%) EMC
9 22 (2.89%) Sun
10 17 (2.23%) NetApp
11 16 (2.10%) Rackspace
12 14 (1.84%) AppDynamics
13 10 (1.31%) SaltStack
14 9 (1.18%) F5
14 9 (1.18%) New Relic
15 8 (1.05%) 3PAR
15 8 (1.05%) CheckPoint
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West Yorkshire
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