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 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
UK
Rank 290 312 308
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 340 360 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.69% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.73% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 270 238
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 17
Median hourly rate £51.00 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.60% +14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £36.75 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +12.82%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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
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 22 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
England +22 314 £450 +3.44% 127
London +57 197 £500 +5.26% 60
South East -25 55 £378 +7.85% 29
City of London +11 25 £480 -8.57% 14
North West +13 17 £350 -12.50% 9
Wales +22 16 £456 +21.66% 1
Hampshire +8 16 £420 +25.37% 5
South West +5 14 £460 +19.48% 5
Yorkshire +1 13 £450 +5.88% 7
West Yorkshire +7 12 £450 +7.78% 3
Manchester +6 10 £400 - 6
Wiltshire -1 10 - -
Leeds -9 10 £450 +8.43% 3
Berkshire -15 10 £338 -24.58% 9
South Wales +23 8 £450 +20.00% 1
Surrey +9 8 £400 +1.26% 7
Oxfordshire +7 8 £375 - 3
Scotland +33 7 £370 +15.62% 2
Oxford +9 7 £375 - 1
Swindon +7 7 - -
Middlesex -4 7 £360 +2.85%
Swansea - 7 £550 -
Canary Wharf - 7 £519 -
West Wales - 7 £550 -
West Midlands 0 6 £436 +34.23% 3
Tyne and Wear -6 5 £410 -5.74%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 5 £410 -5.74%
North East -12 5 £410 -20.38%
Havant - 5 £350 -
Kent +5 4 £425 -12.82% 1

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 725 (100.00%) Linux
2 312 (43.03%) DevOps
3 274 (37.79%) Python
4 266 (36.69%) Puppet
5 263 (36.28%) Red Hat
6 209 (28.83%) Unix
7 193 (26.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 193 (26.62%) Amazon AWS
8 175 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
9 168 (23.17%) Ansible
10 144 (19.86%) Configuration Management
11 140 (19.31%) Bash Shell
12 139 (19.17%) Jenkins
13 138 (19.03%) VMware
14 134 (18.48%) Windows
15 130 (17.93%) Ruby
15 130 (17.93%) Security Cleared
16 123 (16.97%) Opscode Chef
16 123 (16.97%) Docker
16 123 (16.97%) Perl
17 121 (16.69%) Git (software)
18 113 (15.59%) Finance
19 112 (15.45%) SC Cleared
20 105 (14.48%) Java
21 95 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
22 85 (11.72%) TCP/IP
23 83 (11.45%) Apache
24 79 (10.90%) CentOS
24 79 (10.90%) Open Source
25 69 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure

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 83 (11.45%) Apache
2 54 (7.45%) Tomcat
3 42 (5.79%) OpenStack
4 39 (5.38%) JBoss
5 36 (4.97%) Confluence
6 32 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (3.45%) nginx
8 19 (2.62%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.93%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.10%) IIS
10 8 (1.10%) iPlanet
10 8 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
11 6 (0.83%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.69%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.69%) SAS
13 4 (0.55%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.55%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.69%) MS Office
3 3 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 193 (26.62%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
4 26 (3.59%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (2.90%) PaaS
6 18 (2.48%) IaaS
7 15 (2.07%) Amazon S3
7 15 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (2.07%) SaaS
7 15 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 13 (1.79%) GitHub
9 10 (1.38%) Route 53
10 7 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (0.55%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 85 (11.72%) TCP/IP
2 65 (8.97%) DNS
3 51 (7.03%) SAN
4 45 (6.21%) LDAP
5 44 (6.07%) Firewall
6 38 (5.24%) SSL
7 37 (5.10%) HTTP
8 20 (2.76%) VPN
9 18 (2.48%) DHCP
10 16 (2.21%) SNMP
11 15 (2.07%) FTP
12 14 (1.93%) NAS
13 13 (1.79%) SMTP
14 12 (1.66%) Internet
15 10 (1.38%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.38%) SSH
15 10 (1.38%) VoIP
16 9 (1.24%) Network Security
17 7 (0.97%) OpenVPN
17 7 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (9.38%) MySQL
2 53 (7.31%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (3.72%) MongoDB
4 24 (3.31%) NoSQL
5 20 (2.76%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.48%) Big Data
7 17 (2.34%) Hadoop
8 15 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (1.79%) Redis
10 10 (1.38%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.97%) SQL Server
12 6 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.55%) DB2
15 3 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.41%) SQLite
16 2 (0.28%) HBase
16 2 (0.28%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 139 (19.17%) Jenkins
2 121 (16.69%) Git (software)
3 37 (5.10%) JIRA
4 30 (4.14%) Vagrant
5 28 (3.86%) Subversion
6 20 (2.76%) GitLab
7 18 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (2.21%) Maven
9 14 (1.93%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.79%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.24%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.24%) GCC
12 7 (0.97%) Hudson
12 7 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.83%) Metasploit
14 5 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.69%) Selenium
15 4 (0.55%) Bundler
15 4 (0.55%) Travis CI
General
1 113 (15.59%) Finance
2 31 (4.28%) Banking
3 17 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.66%) Retail
5 10 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.83%) Electronics
7 5 (0.69%) Front Office
8 3 (0.41%) Advertising
8 3 (0.41%) Games
8 3 (0.41%) Legal
8 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.41%) Marketing
9 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.28%) Publishing
9 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.14%) Automotive
10 1 (0.14%) Billing
10 1 (0.14%) Law
10 1 (0.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.69%) Web Services
2 44 (6.07%) Elastic Stack
3 39 (5.38%) LAMP
4 20 (2.76%) LAPP Stack
5 16 (2.21%) Regular Expression
6 14 (1.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 14 (1.93%) STL
7 13 (1.79%) LEMP Stack
8 12 (1.66%) Memcached
9 11 (1.52%) J2EE
9 11 (1.52%) Node.js
10 10 (1.38%) Kafka
11 9 (1.24%) Middleware
11 9 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (1.24%) REST
12 8 (1.10%) Software Packaging
13 7 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
13 7 (0.97%) WebCenter
14 6 (0.83%) JSON
14 6 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.93%) Clustering
2 39 (5.38%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (1.66%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.24%) Fintech
7 8 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.83%) Hedge funds
8 6 (0.83%) Private Cloud
8 6 (0.83%) Replication
9 5 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.69%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.69%) PKI
9 5 (0.69%) Wiki
9 5 (0.69%) YubiKey
10 4 (0.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (0.55%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.41%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 725 (100.00%) Linux
2 209 (28.83%) Unix
3 193 (26.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 134 (18.48%) Windows
5 79 (10.90%) CentOS
6 65 (8.97%) Ubuntu
7 60 (8.28%) Windows Server
8 45 (6.21%) Solaris
9 39 (5.38%) AIX
10 33 (4.55%) SUSE
11 22 (3.03%) Debian
12 16 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (1.93%) Embedded Linux
14 11 (1.52%) Amazon Linux
15 10 (1.38%) CoreOS
16 9 (1.24%) Mac OS
17 8 (1.10%) Android
17 8 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
18 5 (0.69%) Fedora
18 5 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (43.03%) DevOps
2 175 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (19.86%) Configuration Management
4 95 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
5 79 (10.90%) Open Source
6 56 (7.72%) Software Engineering
7 49 (6.76%) High Availability
7 49 (6.76%) ITIL
8 40 (5.52%) Scrum
9 34 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 34 (4.69%) Microservices
10 29 (4.00%) Migration
11 28 (3.86%) E-Commerce
11 28 (3.86%) Web Operations
12 24 (3.31%) Load Balancing
13 22 (3.03%) SDLC
14 21 (2.90%) Change Management
14 21 (2.90%) Service Management
15 20 (2.76%) Service Delivery
16 18 (2.48%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 274 (37.79%) Python
2 140 (19.31%) Bash Shell
3 130 (17.93%) Ruby
4 123 (16.97%) Perl
5 105 (14.48%) Java
6 66 (9.10%) Shell Script
7 55 (7.59%) C
8 44 (6.07%) SQL
9 35 (4.83%) C++
10 32 (4.41%) PowerShell
11 29 (4.00%) PHP
12 21 (2.90%) Go
13 14 (1.93%) Korn
14 10 (1.38%) JavaScript
15 8 (1.10%) Embedded C
16 7 (0.97%) C-shell
16 7 (0.97%) Scala
17 6 (0.83%) Embedded C++
18 5 (0.69%) Bourne shell
18 5 (0.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 130 (17.93%) Security Cleared
2 112 (15.45%) SC Cleared
3 14 (1.93%) RHCE
4 11 (1.52%) Degree
5 9 (1.24%) AWS Certification
5 9 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.10%) RHCSA
7 7 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.97%) CISSP
8 5 (0.69%) CEH
8 5 (0.69%) RHCA
8 5 (0.69%) RHCT
9 3 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.41%) GCIH
9 3 (0.41%) GIAC
9 3 (0.41%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CCNA
10 2 (0.28%) CCNP
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.93%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.38%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.38%) QA
3 7 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.97%) SLA
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 123 (16.97%) Docker
2 69 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 23 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.21%) KVM
6 16 (2.21%) NFS
7 14 (1.93%) GlusterFS
7 14 (1.93%) iptables
8 13 (1.79%) Samba
8 13 (1.79%) Squid
9 12 (1.66%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 10 (1.38%) vSphere
12 8 (1.10%) Postfix
13 7 (0.97%) GFS2
13 7 (0.97%) OCFS2
14 6 (0.83%) vCloud
14 6 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 266 (36.69%) Puppet
2 168 (23.17%) Ansible
3 123 (16.97%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (7.03%) Nagios
5 48 (6.62%) Terraform
6 35 (4.83%) logstash
7 31 (4.28%) Kibana
8 27 (3.72%) Kubernetes
9 22 (3.03%) HAProxy
10 21 (2.90%) Red Hat Satellite
11 19 (2.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 17 (2.34%) Salt
13 16 (2.21%) Zenoss
14 14 (1.93%) Packer
15 11 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
15 11 (1.52%) Graphite
16 10 (1.38%) NetBackup
17 9 (1.24%) Icinga
17 9 (1.24%) Oracle ZFS
17 9 (1.24%) SELinux
Vendors
1 263 (36.28%) Red Hat
2 138 (19.03%) VMware
3 67 (9.24%) Oracle
4 38 (5.24%) Cisco
5 33 (4.55%) HP
6 28 (3.86%) IBM
7 26 (3.59%) Splunk
8 25 (3.45%) Atlassian
8 25 (3.45%) Sun
8 25 (3.45%) Veritas
9 23 (3.17%) Microsoft
10 22 (3.03%) EMC
10 22 (3.03%) NetApp
11 15 (2.07%) AppDynamics
12 13 (1.79%) Rackspace
12 13 (1.79%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.52%) New Relic
14 10 (1.38%) 3PAR
15 9 (1.24%) Citrix
15 9 (1.24%) SaltStack
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