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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 270 296 401
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +105
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 483 411 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.74% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.78% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 263 139
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £277 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 15
Median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £29.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +28 461 £453 +13.12% 129
London +50 253 £475 +5.55% 60
South East +7 87 £408 +16.42% 28
City of London +50 36 £475 +5.55% 14
North West +18 30 £325 -25.71% 7
Yorkshire -6 26 £465 +86.00% 8
Berkshire +14 22 £463 +32.14% 9
South West -16 20 £393 +1.29% 1
Surrey +7 16 £444 - 6
Manchester +7 16 £363 +54.25% 6
North East -20 15 £320 +13.47% 1
Reading 0 14 £165 -46.77% 8
West Yorkshire -3 14 £450 +100.00% 6
Kent -7 14 £450 -13.46% 1
Tyne and Wear -21 14 £320 +13.47% 1
Hampshire -23 14 £350 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 14 £320 +13.47% 1
East of England -25 13 £488 +50.00% 16
Cheshire -8 12 £313 -28.57% 1
Leeds -10 12 £465 +106.66% 5
Middlesex +7 10 £350 +1.44%
West Midlands -2 10 £425 - 3
Scotland -19 10 £400 +45.45% 1
South Yorkshire -2 9 £500 +61.29% 1
Cambridgeshire -21 9 £488 +50.00% 12
Wiltshire -4 8 £525 +23.52%
Cambridge -15 8 £488 +50.00% 11
East Midlands +7 7 £375 -6.25% 5
Sheffield -13 7 £500 +56.25% 1
Edinburgh -13 6 - -

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 820 (100.00%) Linux
2 381 (46.46%) Puppet
3 367 (44.76%) DevOps
4 321 (39.15%) Python
5 314 (38.29%) Unix
6 308 (37.56%) Red Hat
7 248 (30.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 235 (28.66%) Perl
9 221 (26.95%) Configuration Management
10 202 (24.63%) Windows
11 193 (23.54%) VMware
11 193 (23.54%) Bash Shell
12 187 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
13 172 (20.98%) Apache
14 171 (20.85%) Jenkins
15 169 (20.61%) Java
16 168 (20.49%) Opscode Chef
17 165 (20.12%) Amazon AWS
18 154 (18.78%) Tomcat
19 150 (18.29%) CentOS
20 145 (17.68%) Git (software)
21 135 (16.46%) Ansible
22 130 (15.85%) Finance
23 129 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
24 121 (14.76%) Ruby
25 119 (14.51%) MySQL
26 117 (14.27%) VMware Infrastructure
27 106 (12.93%) Nagios
28 105 (12.80%) Security Cleared
29 99 (12.07%) Oracle

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
1 172 (20.98%) Apache
2 154 (18.78%) Tomcat
3 79 (9.63%) OpenStack
4 66 (8.05%) JBoss
5 39 (4.76%) Confluence
6 35 (4.27%) nginx
7 34 (4.15%) IIS
8 32 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (2.68%) WebLogic
10 17 (2.07%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.71%) Jetty
12 8 (0.98%) Node.js
13 7 (0.85%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.85%) SAS
13 7 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.61%) GlassFish
15 3 (0.37%) Apache Solr
16 2 (0.24%) Alfresco
16 2 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
16 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.85%) MS Office
3 5 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.49%) HipChat
5 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 165 (20.12%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.05%) PaaS
3 17 (2.07%) SaaS
4 16 (1.95%) Amazon S3
4 16 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.59%) IaaS
6 8 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 7 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.61%) GitHub
9 4 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.49%) Route 53
10 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 2 (0.24%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 99 (12.07%) TCP/IP
2 94 (11.46%) DNS
3 69 (8.41%) LDAP
4 60 (7.32%) Firewall
5 57 (6.95%) SAN
6 48 (5.85%) HTTP
7 37 (4.51%) DHCP
8 26 (3.17%) SSL
9 24 (2.93%) SMTP
10 20 (2.44%) VPN
11 19 (2.32%) iSCSI
12 18 (2.20%) FTP
13 16 (1.95%) Internet
13 16 (1.95%) WAN
14 15 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (1.83%) HTTPS
15 14 (1.71%) IPsec
16 13 (1.59%) LAN
16 13 (1.59%) NAS
16 13 (1.59%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (14.51%) MySQL
2 41 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 38 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 25 (3.05%) NoSQL
5 25 (3.05%) SQL Server
6 15 (1.83%) Big Data
7 12 (1.46%) DB2
7 12 (1.46%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.85%) MarkLogic
9 7 (0.85%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.85%) Redis
10 4 (0.49%) CouchDB
10 4 (0.49%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.37%) Informix
11 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 171 (20.85%) Jenkins
2 145 (17.68%) Git (software)
3 64 (7.80%) JIRA
4 63 (7.68%) Subversion
5 43 (5.24%) Maven
6 28 (3.41%) TeamCity
7 25 (3.05%) Ant
8 16 (1.95%) Gradle
8 16 (1.95%) Hudson
9 14 (1.71%) Travis CI
9 14 (1.71%) Vagrant
10 13 (1.59%) ClearCase
11 12 (1.46%) Selenium
11 12 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (1.22%) JUnit
12 10 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.10%) GitLab
14 8 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.85%) NUnit
15 7 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 130 (15.85%) Finance
2 52 (6.34%) Banking
3 23 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.68%) Games
5 19 (2.32%) Retail
6 17 (2.07%) Marketing
7 12 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.34%) Electronics
9 10 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.10%) Publishing
11 5 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.49%) Legal
13 3 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.37%) Avionics
13 3 (0.37%) Military
14 2 (0.24%) Back Office
14 2 (0.24%) Front Office
15 1 (0.12%) Automotive
15 1 (0.12%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.12%) LAMP
2 68 (8.29%) Web Services
3 31 (3.78%) ELK Stack
4 24 (2.93%) STL
5 23 (2.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 23 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
6 22 (2.68%) RESTful
7 19 (2.32%) JSON
7 19 (2.32%) XML
8 18 (2.20%) Sensu
9 17 (2.07%) Middleware
10 15 (1.83%) LEMP Stack
11 13 (1.59%) LAPP Stack
12 12 (1.46%) J2EE
12 12 (1.46%) SOAP
13 11 (1.34%) HTML
14 9 (1.10%) Regular Expression
15 8 (0.98%) MCollective
15 8 (0.98%) REST
16 7 (0.85%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.63%) Data Centre
2 27 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.56%) Clustering
4 17 (2.07%) Private Cloud
5 13 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (1.59%) Wiki
6 12 (1.46%) Derivative
6 12 (1.46%) Device Driver
6 12 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 8 (0.98%) HACMP
8 8 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 8 (0.98%) STB
8 8 (0.98%) User Experience
9 7 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 7 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.85%) PlayStation
9 7 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 820 (100.00%) Linux
2 314 (38.29%) Unix
3 248 (30.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 202 (24.63%) Windows
5 150 (18.29%) CentOS
6 82 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 78 (9.51%) Solaris
8 72 (8.78%) Ubuntu
9 46 (5.61%) AIX
10 45 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (2.93%) Debian
11 24 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (2.44%) Windows 7
13 15 (1.83%) HPUX
13 15 (1.83%) SUSE
14 12 (1.46%) Embedded Linux
14 12 (1.46%) Fedora
15 10 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (44.76%) DevOps
2 221 (26.95%) Configuration Management
3 187 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
5 95 (11.59%) Open Source
6 72 (8.78%) ITIL
7 64 (7.80%) Software Engineering
8 57 (6.95%) Continuous Delivery
9 40 (4.88%) Multithreading
10 39 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (4.51%) Incident Management
12 36 (4.39%) High Availability
13 32 (3.90%) Service Delivery
14 31 (3.78%) Security Patching
15 28 (3.41%) Mentoring
15 28 (3.41%) Migration
16 27 (3.29%) Scrum
17 26 (3.17%) Project Management
18 25 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (3.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 321 (39.15%) Python
2 235 (28.66%) Perl
3 193 (23.54%) Bash Shell
4 169 (20.61%) Java
5 121 (14.76%) Ruby
6 92 (11.22%) Shell Script
7 91 (11.10%) C++
8 87 (10.61%) SQL
9 75 (9.15%) C
10 49 (5.98%) PowerShell
11 42 (5.12%) PHP
12 28 (3.41%) Korn
13 27 (3.29%) JavaScript
14 13 (1.59%) Go
15 12 (1.46%) Bourne shell
16 10 (1.22%) AWK
16 10 (1.22%) C#
16 10 (1.22%) sed
17 6 (0.73%) C-shell
17 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 75 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 37 (4.51%) RHCE
4 25 (3.05%) Degree
5 20 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.20%) RHCA
6 18 (2.20%) RHCSA
7 16 (1.95%) CCNA
8 13 (1.59%) CCNP
9 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.73%) HNC
10 6 (0.73%) MCSE
11 5 (0.61%) CISSP
11 5 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.61%) GCIH
11 5 (0.61%) GIAC
12 4 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.24%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.24%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.15%) SLA
2 11 (1.34%) QA
3 10 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.12%) ECSS
System Software
1 117 (14.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (9.76%) Docker
3 71 (8.66%) Active Directory
4 42 (5.12%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (4.63%) vSphere
6 36 (4.39%) KVM
7 33 (4.02%) NFS
8 28 (3.41%) VMware ESX
9 26 (3.17%) Samba
10 19 (2.32%) Squid
11 14 (1.71%) Hyper-V
11 14 (1.71%) iptables
11 14 (1.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 14 (1.71%) Xen
12 12 (1.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 11 (1.34%) vCloud
14 7 (0.85%) qmail
15 6 (0.73%) Sendmail
15 6 (0.73%) SpamAssassin
15 6 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 381 (46.46%) Puppet
2 168 (20.49%) Opscode Chef
3 135 (16.46%) Ansible
4 106 (12.93%) Nagios
5 33 (4.02%) logstash
6 32 (3.90%) Terraform
7 31 (3.78%) Packer
8 28 (3.41%) Graphite
9 25 (3.05%) Red Hat Satellite
10 24 (2.93%) Cacti
11 22 (2.68%) HAProxy
12 20 (2.44%) ZABBIX
13 18 (2.20%) SCCM
14 17 (2.07%) Icinga
15 16 (1.95%) Salt
16 15 (1.83%) Kubernetes
17 14 (1.71%) FreeIPA
17 14 (1.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
18 13 (1.59%) Cobbler
18 13 (1.59%) SELinux
Vendors
1 308 (37.56%) Red Hat
2 193 (23.54%) VMware
3 99 (12.07%) Oracle
4 65 (7.93%) HP
5 62 (7.56%) Cisco
6 51 (6.22%) Splunk
7 38 (4.63%) NetApp
8 31 (3.78%) Microsoft
9 29 (3.54%) IBM
10 22 (2.68%) Veritas
11 21 (2.56%) EMC
12 19 (2.32%) Remedy
13 18 (2.20%) Citrix
14 17 (2.07%) Atlassian
15 16 (1.95%) Dell
16 11 (1.34%) SAP
17 10 (1.22%) Juniper
17 10 (1.22%) New Relic
17 10 (1.22%) Sybase
18 9 (1.10%) CheckPoint
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £565 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
GCS
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Stirling, Stirlingshire
Resource Solutions - HSBC
Rate: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Kent
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago