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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 262 356 316
Rank change year-on-year
+94 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 488 344 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.60% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.63% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 224 236
Median daily rate £475 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -35.00%

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
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 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 +82 466 £475 +15.15% 122
London +57 263 £500 +19.04% 58
South East +40 76 £425 +6.25% 31
City of London +51 51 £500 +21.21% 21
North East +13 35 £300 -20.72% 1
Yorkshire +1 28 £500 +21.21% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 27 £304 -19.73% 1
Tyne and Wear -4 27 £304 -19.73% 1
North West +26 23 £430 +13.53% 6
Berkshire +19 21 £425 +21.42% 8
Surrey +4 19 £425 +11.47% 9
West Yorkshire +2 19 £500 +11.11% 4
Leeds +8 18 £500 +9.89% 3
East of England -12 16 £300 -23.80% 8
Reading +24 15 £425 +18.21% 6
Manchester +5 14 £425 +32.81% 6
West Midlands -23 12 £475 +35.71% 2
Middlesex - 11 £350 - 1
Norfolk +9 10 £300 -
Scotland +14 9 £295 -19.17% 2
Harrow - 9 £400 -
South Yorkshire 0 8 £500 - 1
Oxfordshire -4 8 £450 - 2
Sheffield -4 8 £500 -
Cheshire +12 7 £450 +2.85%
East Midlands +4 7 £363 - 2
South West -1 7 £430 +34.37% 7
Hampshire -6 7 £440 +8.30% 6
Lincolnshire - 6 £375 -
Lincoln - 6 £375 -

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 994 (100.00%) Linux
2 489 (49.20%) Puppet
3 469 (47.18%) DevOps
4 393 (39.54%) Red Hat
5 369 (37.12%) Python
6 300 (30.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 296 (29.78%) Unix
8 267 (26.86%) Perl
9 243 (24.45%) Bash Shell
10 221 (22.23%) Amazon AWS
11 220 (22.13%) Opscode Chef
12 207 (20.82%) Ansible
13 203 (20.42%) Jenkins
13 203 (20.42%) VMware
14 193 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
15 188 (18.91%) Finance
15 188 (18.91%) Windows
16 187 (18.81%) Apache
16 187 (18.81%) Ruby
17 185 (18.61%) Configuration Management
18 183 (18.41%) Java
19 163 (16.40%) CentOS
20 151 (15.19%) Git (software)
21 150 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
22 139 (13.98%) MySQL
23 138 (13.88%) Tomcat
24 136 (13.68%) Docker
25 134 (13.48%) Oracle
26 127 (12.78%) Security Cleared
27 126 (12.68%) 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
1 187 (18.81%) Apache
2 138 (13.88%) Tomcat
3 87 (8.75%) OpenStack
4 63 (6.34%) Confluence
5 53 (5.33%) JBoss
6 47 (4.73%) IIS
7 37 (3.72%) nginx
8 27 (2.72%) WebLogic
8 27 (2.72%) WebSphere
9 23 (2.31%) Jetty
10 21 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (1.41%) Mongrel
12 8 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.60%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.60%) SAS
14 5 (0.50%) WildFly
15 4 (0.40%) Drupal
15 4 (0.40%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.40%) Mule ESB
15 4 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.31%) MS Office
3 8 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.70%) HipChat
5 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 221 (22.23%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.22%) Cloud Computing
2 32 (3.22%) PaaS
3 28 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (2.41%) SaaS
5 23 (2.31%) Amazon S3
6 22 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (1.91%) GitHub
8 16 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.21%) IaaS
10 8 (0.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 8 (0.80%) Route 53
11 7 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.40%) DigitalOcean
14 4 (0.40%) Office 365
15 3 (0.30%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 111 (11.17%) DNS
2 97 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 79 (7.95%) SAN
4 72 (7.24%) Firewall
5 66 (6.64%) LDAP
6 43 (4.33%) SSL
7 41 (4.12%) DHCP
7 41 (4.12%) HTTP
8 33 (3.32%) VPN
9 25 (2.52%) FTP
9 25 (2.52%) iSCSI
9 25 (2.52%) WAN
10 22 (2.21%) SSH
11 21 (2.11%) Internet
11 21 (2.11%) IPsec
12 19 (1.91%) HTTPS
13 15 (1.51%) SNMP
14 14 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (1.41%) SMTP
15 13 (1.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (13.98%) MySQL
2 68 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
3 58 (5.84%) MongoDB
4 29 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 23 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.31%) SQL Server
6 20 (2.01%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (1.41%) DB2
8 13 (1.31%) Big Data
9 11 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.11%) Redis
10 10 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.70%) MarkLogic
12 4 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.40%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.30%) DB2 UDB
13 3 (0.30%) ObjectStore
14 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.20%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 203 (20.42%) Jenkins
2 151 (15.19%) Git (software)
3 81 (8.15%) JIRA
4 52 (5.23%) Subversion
5 34 (3.42%) Maven
6 32 (3.22%) TeamCity
7 30 (3.02%) Vagrant
8 24 (2.41%) Ant
9 23 (2.31%) Hudson
9 23 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 21 (2.11%) GitLab
11 17 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (1.71%) Travis CI
12 15 (1.51%) Gradle
13 13 (1.31%) Artifactory
14 9 (0.91%) Selenium
15 8 (0.80%) ClearCase
15 8 (0.80%) FishEye
15 8 (0.80%) SonarQube
16 7 (0.70%) MSI
General
1 188 (18.91%) Finance
2 73 (7.34%) Banking
3 34 (3.42%) Financial Institution
3 34 (3.42%) Retail
4 24 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.91%) Publishing
6 15 (1.51%) Games
7 14 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.41%) Marketing
8 13 (1.31%) Electronics
9 12 (1.21%) Front Office
10 8 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.50%) Legal
12 4 (0.40%) Law
13 3 (0.30%) Local Government
14 2 (0.20%) Advertising
14 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.20%) Military
15 1 (0.10%) Avionics
15 1 (0.10%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (9.56%) LAMP
2 50 (5.03%) Web Services
3 29 (2.92%) Middleware
4 27 (2.72%) LAPP Stack
5 21 (2.11%) LEMP Stack
6 20 (2.01%) J2EE
7 19 (1.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 19 (1.91%) STL
8 18 (1.81%) ELK Stack
8 18 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (1.51%) Servlets
10 14 (1.41%) XML
11 13 (1.31%) Node.js
12 12 (1.21%) REST
13 10 (1.01%) Spring
14 9 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
14 9 (0.91%) HTML
15 8 (0.80%) JSON
15 8 (0.80%) Regular Expression
15 8 (0.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.64%) Clustering
2 46 (4.63%) Data Centre
3 42 (4.23%) Public Cloud
4 21 (2.11%) Hedge funds
5 20 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.81%) Enterprise Cloud
7 17 (1.71%) Wiki
8 12 (1.21%) PKI
8 12 (1.21%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.11%) Derivative
9 11 (1.11%) Device Driver
10 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.91%) EMC VNX
11 9 (0.91%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (0.80%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
14 6 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 994 (100.00%) Linux
2 300 (30.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 296 (29.78%) Unix
4 188 (18.91%) Windows
5 163 (16.40%) CentOS
6 105 (10.56%) Ubuntu
7 93 (9.36%) Solaris
8 62 (6.24%) Windows Server
9 56 (5.63%) AIX
10 40 (4.02%) Debian
11 28 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (2.52%) Fedora
13 18 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (1.51%) SUSE
15 14 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
15 14 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (1.31%) HPUX
17 8 (0.80%) Android
17 8 (0.80%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (47.18%) DevOps
2 193 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (18.61%) Configuration Management
4 150 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
5 126 (12.68%) Open Source
6 101 (10.16%) ITIL
7 75 (7.55%) Software Engineering
8 71 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 65 (6.54%) High Availability
10 63 (6.34%) Continuous Delivery
11 48 (4.83%) Migration
12 41 (4.12%) E-Commerce
13 40 (4.02%) Patch Management
13 40 (4.02%) Scrum
14 30 (3.02%) Web Operations
15 28 (2.82%) Release Management
16 27 (2.72%) Load Balancing
17 24 (2.41%) Multithreading
17 24 (2.41%) Project Management
18 23 (2.31%) Compliance Management
Programming Languages
1 369 (37.12%) Python
2 267 (26.86%) Perl
3 243 (24.45%) Bash Shell
4 187 (18.81%) Ruby
5 183 (18.41%) Java
6 111 (11.17%) Shell Script
7 85 (8.55%) SQL
8 80 (8.05%) C++
9 63 (6.34%) C
10 59 (5.94%) PHP
11 54 (5.43%) PowerShell
12 36 (3.62%) Korn
13 34 (3.42%) JavaScript
14 23 (2.31%) Go
15 17 (1.71%) C-shell
16 12 (1.21%) Bourne shell
17 8 (0.80%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.60%) C#
19 5 (0.50%) Embedded C
19 5 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 127 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 78 (7.85%) SC Cleared
3 63 (6.34%) RHCE
4 38 (3.82%) Degree
5 29 (2.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (2.31%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.51%) RHCA
8 10 (1.01%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.80%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.70%) CCNA
10 7 (0.70%) CCNP
11 5 (0.50%) RHCT
12 4 (0.40%) CISSP
13 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.20%) CCDA
14 2 (0.20%) CEH
14 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.92%) SLA
2 21 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.80%) QA
6 2 (0.20%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.10%) GCP
System Software
1 136 (13.68%) Docker
2 119 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (5.43%) KVM
4 52 (5.23%) Active Directory
5 43 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (3.92%) vSphere
7 35 (3.52%) Samba
8 29 (2.92%) NFS
9 26 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
10 23 (2.31%) GlusterFS
11 21 (2.11%) Hyper-V
12 20 (2.01%) GFS2
12 20 (2.01%) OCFS2
13 19 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (1.71%) VMware ESX
15 16 (1.61%) iptables
15 16 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 13 (1.31%) Squid
16 13 (1.31%) vCloud
16 13 (1.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 489 (49.20%) Puppet
2 220 (22.13%) Opscode Chef
3 207 (20.82%) Ansible
4 78 (7.85%) Nagios
5 50 (5.03%) Terraform
6 38 (3.82%) Salt
7 37 (3.72%) Packer
8 34 (3.42%) Kubernetes
9 32 (3.22%) CFEngine
10 25 (2.52%) Red Hat Satellite
10 25 (2.52%) SELinux
11 22 (2.21%) HAProxy
12 21 (2.11%) logstash
13 20 (2.01%) Failover Clustering
14 19 (1.91%) EMC NetWorker
14 19 (1.91%) Kibana
15 17 (1.71%) ZABBIX
16 15 (1.51%) yum
17 12 (1.21%) Cacti
18 11 (1.11%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 393 (39.54%) Red Hat
2 203 (20.42%) VMware
3 134 (13.48%) Oracle
4 83 (8.35%) HP
5 51 (5.13%) Cisco
6 48 (4.83%) EMC
7 45 (4.53%) Microsoft
8 44 (4.43%) IBM
9 37 (3.72%) NetApp
10 35 (3.52%) Atlassian
11 33 (3.32%) Splunk
12 22 (2.21%) Veritas
13 19 (1.91%) Citrix
14 15 (1.51%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.31%) F5
16 12 (1.21%) Google
16 12 (1.21%) Juniper
17 11 (1.11%) SAP
17 11 (1.11%) ServiceNow
17 11 (1.11%) Sun
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South East
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Rate: £400 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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