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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 256 281 377
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +96
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 506 406 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.75% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.79% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 268 162
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 9
Median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £31.30 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £42.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +39 481 £450 +12.50% 138
London +65 260 £475 +5.55% 60
South East -5 74 £413 +13.79% 27
City of London +45 39 £475 +8.57% 20
North West +4 31 £375 -14.28% 7
Yorkshire -8 30 £480 +50.00% 13
North East -19 30 £323 +14.36% 2
Tyne and Wear -18 29 £325 +15.24% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 29 £325 +15.24% 2
South West -21 21 £393 +1.29% 8
Hampshire -7 19 £350 -9.09% 6
West Yorkshire -4 17 £470 +108.88% 6
Manchester - 17 £400 - 6
Leeds -9 15 £480 +113.33% 6
East of England -36 15 £488 +39.28% 13
Kent -3 13 £450 -13.46%
West Midlands -6 13 £425 - 3
Scotland -13 13 £381 +38.45% 2
Surrey -5 12 £431 -4.16% 8
Berkshire -7 11 £450 +28.57% 9
Cheshire -7 11 £325 -25.71%
Middlesex 0 10 £350 +1.44%
Cambridgeshire -19 10 £488 +39.28% 9
Cambridge -19 9 £488 +50.00% 8
South Yorkshire -1 8 £500 +61.29% 7
Sheffield -17 7 £500 +56.25% 6
East Midlands +8 6 £375 -6.25% 5
Wales +16 5 £450 +7.46% 1
Bristol -12 5 £340 -9.33% 4
Wiltshire -12 5 £525 +40.00%

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 877 (100.00%) Linux
2 409 (46.64%) Puppet
3 392 (44.70%) DevOps
4 347 (39.57%) Red Hat
5 335 (38.20%) Python
6 319 (36.37%) Unix
7 278 (31.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 253 (28.85%) Perl
9 218 (24.86%) Configuration Management
10 209 (23.83%) Windows
11 205 (23.38%) Bash Shell
12 192 (21.89%) VMware
13 184 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
14 181 (20.64%) Amazon AWS
15 180 (20.52%) Apache
16 175 (19.95%) Opscode Chef
17 173 (19.73%) Jenkins
18 172 (19.61%) Java
19 157 (17.90%) Tomcat
20 156 (17.79%) CentOS
21 147 (16.76%) Ansible
22 146 (16.65%) Finance
23 144 (16.42%) Git (software)
24 133 (15.17%) Ruby
25 130 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
26 128 (14.60%) MySQL
27 120 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
28 117 (13.34%) Security Cleared
29 115 (13.11%) Oracle
30 109 (12.43%) DNS

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
1 180 (20.52%) Apache
2 157 (17.90%) Tomcat
3 86 (9.81%) OpenStack
4 67 (7.64%) JBoss
5 44 (5.02%) Confluence
6 42 (4.79%) nginx
7 40 (4.56%) IIS
8 33 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (2.62%) WebLogic
10 22 (2.51%) WebSphere
11 18 (2.05%) Jetty
12 8 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.80%) Node.js
13 7 (0.80%) SAS
14 6 (0.68%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.57%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.46%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.46%) Drupal
16 4 (0.46%) MQSeries
17 3 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.03%) MS Office
3 7 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.57%) HipChat
5 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 181 (20.64%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.31%) PaaS
3 26 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.17%) SaaS
5 18 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (1.60%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.60%) IaaS
8 12 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.03%) GitHub
10 7 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.46%) Route 53
13 3 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.34%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.34%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.23%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (12.43%) DNS
2 104 (11.86%) TCP/IP
3 72 (8.21%) LDAP
4 70 (7.98%) Firewall
5 65 (7.41%) SAN
6 51 (5.82%) HTTP
7 43 (4.90%) DHCP
8 31 (3.53%) SSL
9 24 (2.74%) SMTP
10 23 (2.62%) iSCSI
11 22 (2.51%) FTP
12 21 (2.39%) VPN
13 19 (2.17%) IPsec
14 18 (2.05%) WAN
15 17 (1.94%) HTTPS
15 17 (1.94%) Internet
16 16 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
16 16 (1.82%) SSH
17 12 (1.37%) Network Security
18 11 (1.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (14.60%) MySQL
2 45 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (4.68%) MongoDB
4 27 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 25 (2.85%) NoSQL
5 25 (2.85%) SQL Server
6 15 (1.71%) Big Data
7 13 (1.48%) DB2
7 13 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (0.91%) MarkLogic
9 8 (0.91%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.91%) Redis
10 7 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.46%) CouchDB
11 4 (0.46%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.34%) Informix
12 3 (0.34%) ObjectStore
12 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 173 (19.73%) Jenkins
2 144 (16.42%) Git (software)
3 66 (7.53%) JIRA
4 60 (6.84%) Subversion
5 40 (4.56%) Maven
6 27 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 25 (2.85%) Ant
8 18 (2.05%) Vagrant
9 16 (1.82%) Gradle
9 16 (1.82%) Travis CI
10 14 (1.60%) Hudson
11 13 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (1.25%) GitLab
13 10 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.03%) Selenium
15 8 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.80%) Artifactory
16 7 (0.80%) ClearCase
16 7 (0.80%) JUnit
16 7 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 146 (16.65%) Finance
2 55 (6.27%) Banking
3 25 (2.85%) Retail
3 25 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.28%) Games
5 19 (2.17%) Marketing
6 16 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.60%) Electronics
8 10 (1.14%) Publishing
9 4 (0.46%) Legal
10 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.34%) Avionics
10 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.34%) Military
11 2 (0.23%) Front Office
11 2 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Back Office
12 1 (0.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (10.49%) LAMP
2 74 (8.44%) Web Services
3 31 (3.53%) ELK Stack
4 24 (2.74%) STL
5 23 (2.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 22 (2.51%) RabbitMQ
6 22 (2.51%) RESTful
6 22 (2.51%) XML
7 18 (2.05%) J2EE
7 18 (2.05%) LEMP Stack
7 18 (2.05%) Middleware
8 17 (1.94%) JSON
8 17 (1.94%) LAPP Stack
9 16 (1.82%) Sensu
10 12 (1.37%) REST
10 12 (1.37%) SOAP
11 11 (1.25%) Servlets
12 10 (1.14%) HTML
13 8 (0.91%) Regular Expression
14 7 (0.80%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.10%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.76%) Clustering
3 25 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (1.82%) Private Cloud
4 16 (1.82%) Public Cloud
5 15 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.48%) Derivative
7 13 (1.48%) Device Driver
7 13 (1.48%) Wiki
8 10 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.03%) STB
9 9 (1.03%) User Experience
10 8 (0.91%) Cryptography
10 8 (0.91%) HACMP
10 8 (0.91%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.80%) DTV
11 7 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (0.80%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 877 (100.00%) Linux
2 319 (36.37%) Unix
3 278 (31.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 209 (23.83%) Windows
5 156 (17.79%) CentOS
6 84 (9.58%) Windows Server
7 80 (9.12%) Solaris
8 79 (9.01%) Ubuntu
9 53 (6.04%) AIX
10 43 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (3.08%) Debian
12 22 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (2.17%) Windows 7
14 17 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
14 17 (1.94%) Fedora
15 15 (1.71%) SUSE
16 12 (1.37%) HPUX
17 11 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.80%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (44.70%) DevOps
2 218 (24.86%) Configuration Management
3 184 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
5 102 (11.63%) Open Source
6 90 (10.26%) ITIL
7 68 (7.75%) Software Engineering
8 57 (6.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 48 (5.47%) High Availability
10 45 (5.13%) Service Delivery
11 38 (4.33%) Incident Management
12 37 (4.22%) Multithreading
13 33 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (3.42%) Scrum
15 27 (3.08%) Migration
15 27 (3.08%) Project Management
15 27 (3.08%) Security Patching
16 26 (2.96%) Load Balancing
16 26 (2.96%) Mentoring
17 25 (2.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 335 (38.20%) Python
2 253 (28.85%) Perl
3 205 (23.38%) Bash Shell
4 172 (19.61%) Java
5 133 (15.17%) Ruby
6 101 (11.52%) Shell Script
7 87 (9.92%) C++
7 87 (9.92%) SQL
8 75 (8.55%) C
9 50 (5.70%) PowerShell
10 41 (4.68%) PHP
11 32 (3.65%) Korn
12 27 (3.08%) JavaScript
13 15 (1.71%) Go
14 12 (1.37%) Bourne shell
15 10 (1.14%) AWK
15 10 (1.14%) C-shell
15 10 (1.14%) sed
16 9 (1.03%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.91%) C#
Qualifications
1 117 (13.34%) Security Cleared
2 78 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.36%) RHCE
4 28 (3.19%) Degree
5 21 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.17%) RHCSA
7 17 (1.94%) CCNA
7 17 (1.94%) RHCA
8 14 (1.60%) CCNP
9 13 (1.48%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.68%) CISSP
12 6 (0.68%) HNC
12 6 (0.68%) MCSE
13 5 (0.57%) GCIH
13 5 (0.57%) GIAC
14 3 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
15 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.68%) SLA
2 14 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.03%) QA
4 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.11%) ECSS
System Software
1 120 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (9.69%) Docker
3 71 (8.10%) Active Directory
4 44 (5.02%) KVM
4 44 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (4.68%) vSphere
6 37 (4.22%) NFS
7 32 (3.65%) Samba
8 23 (2.62%) VMware ESX
9 20 (2.28%) Squid
10 18 (2.05%) iptables
11 15 (1.71%) Hyper-V
12 13 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 13 (1.48%) Xen
13 12 (1.37%) vCloud
14 11 (1.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 9 (1.03%) Sendmail
16 8 (0.91%) GlusterFS
17 7 (0.80%) Ceph
17 7 (0.80%) qmail
Systems Management
1 409 (46.64%) Puppet
2 175 (19.95%) Opscode Chef
3 147 (16.76%) Ansible
4 105 (11.97%) Nagios
5 36 (4.10%) logstash
6 33 (3.76%) Terraform
7 31 (3.53%) Packer
8 28 (3.19%) Graphite
9 25 (2.85%) HAProxy
10 24 (2.74%) Red Hat Satellite
11 23 (2.62%) Cacti
12 20 (2.28%) Salt
13 18 (2.05%) Kubernetes
13 18 (2.05%) ZABBIX
14 17 (1.94%) Cobbler
14 17 (1.94%) SCCM
15 13 (1.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 12 (1.37%) CFEngine
16 12 (1.37%) Kibana
16 12 (1.37%) yum
Vendors
1 347 (39.57%) Red Hat
2 192 (21.89%) VMware
3 115 (13.11%) Oracle
4 72 (8.21%) HP
5 59 (6.73%) Cisco
6 52 (5.93%) Splunk
7 42 (4.79%) NetApp
8 40 (4.56%) Microsoft
9 33 (3.76%) IBM
10 30 (3.42%) EMC
11 20 (2.28%) Veritas
12 19 (2.17%) Remedy
13 18 (2.05%) Atlassian
13 18 (2.05%) Citrix
14 13 (1.48%) Dell
14 13 (1.48%) SAP
15 11 (1.25%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.25%) Juniper
16 10 (1.14%) Google
16 10 (1.14%) New Relic
London
Networkers PLC
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Henderson Scott
Rate: per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £236.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 300 per day + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £530 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £380 to £382 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum + remote work
Posted: 21 days ago
Merseyside
Robert Walters UK
Rate: Competitive Market Day Rates
Posted: 22 days ago
East Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 19 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago