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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 296 352 332
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 379 316 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.57% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.61% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 233 242
Median daily rate £445 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 16
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £27.40 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +47.36%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +55 359 £450 - 133
London +55 216 £488 +2.63% 66
South East +25 65 £400 -4.76% 27
City of London +12 35 £513 +10.21% 13
Surrey +27 24 £408 -6.85% 9
Hampshire +25 19 £350 - 4
North East -8 19 £315 +22.33%
Tyne and Wear -15 18 £315 +24.13%
South West +10 17 £389 +0.97% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 17 £323 +27.09%
East of England -2 16 £450 +4.34% 6
Yorkshire +7 10 £425 +12.58% 5
North West +7 9 £350 -12.50% 16
South Wales +8 8 £425 +13.33% 3
Harrow +3 8 £515 +4.56%
Wales -3 8 £425 +13.33% 3
Berkshire -10 8 £475 +11.76% 8
West Yorkshire +14 7 £450 +20.00% 2
Devon +12 7 £403 -15.26%
Bromley +6 7 £475 +26.66%
Exeter - 7 £403 -
Leeds +11 6 £475 +35.71% 2
Bristol +5 6 £275 -8.33% 2
Reading -5 6 £400 -10.61% 5
Middlesex -10 6 £375 +7.14%
Guildford - 6 £400 -
Hertfordshire +3 5 £481 -
Manchester -2 5 £350 -12.50% 15
West Midlands -11 5 £415 +27.69% 5
Cardiff +15 4 £425 +13.33% 3

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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.

1 847 (100.00%) Linux
2 391 (46.16%) DevOps
3 372 (43.92%) Puppet
4 322 (38.02%) Python
5 296 (34.95%) Red Hat
6 223 (26.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 203 (23.97%) Unix
8 201 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
9 200 (23.61%) Amazon AWS
10 185 (21.84%) Bash Shell
11 177 (20.90%) Ansible
12 176 (20.78%) Jenkins
13 175 (20.66%) VMware
14 174 (20.54%) Opscode Chef
15 170 (20.07%) Perl
16 167 (19.72%) Ruby
17 143 (16.88%) Apache
18 138 (16.29%) Configuration Management
19 135 (15.94%) Java
19 135 (15.94%) Docker
20 133 (15.70%) Finance
21 129 (15.23%) Windows
22 119 (14.05%) CentOS
23 114 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
24 113 (13.34%) Security Cleared
25 108 (12.75%) Git (software)
26 105 (12.40%) MySQL
27 102 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
28 97 (11.45%) TCP/IP
29 93 (10.98%) Ubuntu

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
1 143 (16.88%) Apache
2 86 (10.15%) Tomcat
3 60 (7.08%) OpenStack
4 45 (5.31%) Confluence
5 36 (4.25%) JBoss
6 30 (3.54%) nginx
7 28 (3.31%) WebLogic
8 21 (2.48%) WebSphere
9 20 (2.36%) IIS
10 18 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (1.65%) Jetty
12 11 (1.30%) SAS
13 9 (1.06%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.94%) iPlanet
14 8 (0.94%) Mongrel
14 8 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
15 5 (0.59%) WildFly
16 4 (0.47%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
17 3 (0.35%) Alfresco
Applications
1 12 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.30%) MS Office
3 6 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.59%) HipChat
4 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 200 (23.61%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (2.83%) Amazon S3
5 24 (2.83%) SaaS
6 21 (2.48%) GitHub
7 20 (2.36%) PaaS
8 17 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.77%) IaaS
10 14 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (1.53%) Route 53
12 6 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.47%) DigitalOcean
14 4 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 97 (11.45%) TCP/IP
2 90 (10.63%) DNS
3 65 (7.67%) SAN
4 49 (5.79%) Firewall
5 47 (5.55%) SSL
6 39 (4.60%) HTTP
7 37 (4.37%) LDAP
8 34 (4.01%) DHCP
9 29 (3.42%) VPN
10 22 (2.60%) Internet
10 22 (2.60%) SNMP
11 20 (2.36%) FTP
12 19 (2.24%) iSCSI
13 18 (2.13%) SMTP
14 13 (1.53%) OpenVPN
14 13 (1.53%) SSH
14 13 (1.53%) WAN
15 12 (1.42%) NAS
15 12 (1.42%) VoIP
16 11 (1.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (12.40%) MySQL
2 73 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (4.49%) MongoDB
4 33 (3.90%) NoSQL
5 26 (3.07%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 18 (2.13%) Big Data
8 13 (1.53%) SQL Server
9 12 (1.42%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.06%) Redis
11 5 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.47%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.47%) DB2
13 3 (0.35%) DB2 UDB
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.24%) WhereScape RED
15 1 (0.12%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 176 (20.78%) Jenkins
2 108 (12.75%) Git (software)
3 48 (5.67%) JIRA
4 41 (4.84%) Vagrant
5 28 (3.31%) Subversion
6 25 (2.95%) GitLab
7 19 (2.24%) TeamCity
8 17 (2.01%) Hudson
9 16 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.89%) Maven
10 14 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (1.42%) Travis CI
12 11 (1.30%) Bitbucket
13 10 (1.18%) Ant
14 7 (0.83%) Bundler
14 7 (0.83%) ClearCase
14 7 (0.83%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.83%) FishEye
15 5 (0.59%) GCC
15 5 (0.59%) Gradle
General
1 133 (15.70%) Finance
2 40 (4.72%) Banking
3 25 (2.95%) Financial Institution
4 20 (2.36%) Retail
5 16 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.53%) Publishing
7 12 (1.42%) Front Office
8 10 (1.18%) Games
9 5 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.35%) Advertising
10 3 (0.35%) Law
11 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Back Office
12 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Legal
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (7.91%) LAMP
2 50 (5.90%) Web Services
3 33 (3.90%) LAPP Stack
4 23 (2.72%) ELK Stack
5 20 (2.36%) LEMP Stack
6 16 (1.89%) Middleware
7 15 (1.77%) J2EE
8 14 (1.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 14 (1.65%) Regular Expression
9 13 (1.53%) STL
10 10 (1.18%) Spring
11 9 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
11 9 (1.06%) REST
11 9 (1.06%) Servlets
12 7 (0.83%) Memcached
12 7 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (0.83%) Software Packaging
13 6 (0.71%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.71%) Node.js
13 6 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.32%) Clustering
2 47 (5.55%) Data Centre
3 24 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (2.83%) Public Cloud
4 20 (2.36%) Hedge funds
5 18 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.30%) PKI
7 10 (1.18%) Fintech
8 9 (1.06%) EMC VNX
8 9 (1.06%) Visualisation
8 9 (1.06%) Wiki
9 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.94%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.71%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.59%) Device Driver
13 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.47%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 847 (100.00%) Linux
2 223 (26.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 203 (23.97%) Unix
4 129 (15.23%) Windows
5 119 (14.05%) CentOS
6 93 (10.98%) Ubuntu
7 61 (7.20%) Solaris
8 45 (5.31%) Windows Server
9 43 (5.08%) AIX
10 35 (4.13%) Debian
11 21 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (2.24%) SUSE
13 14 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (1.42%) Embedded Linux
14 12 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (1.18%) HPUX
15 10 (1.18%) Mac OS
16 9 (1.06%) Android
17 5 (0.59%) Fedora
18 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (46.16%) DevOps
2 201 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (16.29%) Configuration Management
4 114 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (10.74%) Open Source
6 86 (10.15%) ITIL
7 72 (8.50%) High Availability
8 55 (6.49%) Software Engineering
9 51 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 43 (5.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 42 (4.96%) Scrum
12 40 (4.72%) Migration
13 39 (4.60%) E-Commerce
14 31 (3.66%) Patch Management
15 30 (3.54%) Load Balancing
16 26 (3.07%) Web Operations
17 24 (2.83%) Project Management
18 20 (2.36%) Change Management
18 20 (2.36%) Continuous Deployment
19 18 (2.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 322 (38.02%) Python
2 185 (21.84%) Bash Shell
3 170 (20.07%) Perl
4 167 (19.72%) Ruby
5 135 (15.94%) Java
6 79 (9.33%) Shell Script
7 61 (7.20%) C
8 51 (6.02%) C++
9 47 (5.55%) PHP
10 44 (5.19%) SQL
11 35 (4.13%) PowerShell
12 22 (2.60%) Go
13 19 (2.24%) JavaScript
14 15 (1.77%) Korn
15 13 (1.53%) C-shell
16 9 (1.06%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.83%) Embedded C++
17 7 (0.83%) Scala
18 5 (0.59%) Bourne shell
18 5 (0.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 113 (13.34%) Security Cleared
2 82 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.31%) Degree
4 27 (3.19%) RHCE
5 18 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (1.77%) AWS Certification
8 10 (1.18%) RHCSA
9 8 (0.94%) RHCT
10 5 (0.59%) CEH
11 4 (0.47%) CISSP
11 4 (0.47%) RHCA
12 3 (0.35%) GCIH
12 3 (0.35%) GIAC
12 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.12%) CLAS
14 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.24%) PCI DSS
2 15 (1.77%) SLA
3 12 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.42%) QA
4 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) GCP
System Software
1 135 (15.94%) Docker
2 102 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.25%) KVM
4 27 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (3.07%) GlusterFS
6 21 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.36%) Samba
8 18 (2.13%) Active Directory
8 18 (2.13%) GFS2
8 18 (2.13%) OCFS2
9 16 (1.89%) VMware ESX
10 15 (1.77%) vSphere
11 14 (1.65%) Hyper-V
11 14 (1.65%) iptables
12 12 (1.42%) NFS
12 12 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (1.42%) Xen
13 11 (1.30%) Squid
13 11 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 372 (43.92%) Puppet
2 177 (20.90%) Ansible
3 174 (20.54%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (6.14%) Terraform
5 46 (5.43%) Nagios
6 33 (3.90%) Kubernetes
7 27 (3.19%) Salt
8 26 (3.07%) HAProxy
9 25 (2.95%) CFEngine
10 23 (2.72%) SELinux
11 20 (2.36%) logstash
11 20 (2.36%) Packer
12 19 (2.24%) Failover Clustering
13 18 (2.13%) Kibana
13 18 (2.13%) Zenoss
14 16 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
15 15 (1.77%) Oracle ZFS
16 13 (1.53%) NetBackup
17 12 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
18 11 (1.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 296 (34.95%) Red Hat
2 175 (20.66%) VMware
3 86 (10.15%) Oracle
4 53 (6.26%) HP
5 44 (5.19%) Cisco
6 40 (4.72%) EMC
7 35 (4.13%) Atlassian
8 33 (3.90%) IBM
8 33 (3.90%) Microsoft
9 24 (2.83%) Veritas
10 22 (2.60%) Sun
11 18 (2.13%) NetApp
11 18 (2.13%) Splunk
12 15 (1.77%) Rackspace
13 14 (1.65%) F5
14 12 (1.42%) Citrix
15 11 (1.30%) SaltStack
16 10 (1.18%) 3PAR
16 10 (1.18%) New Relic
17 9 (1.06%) Juniper
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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