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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 253 316 317
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 521 387 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.68% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.72% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 262 202
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%

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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +51 493 £450 +9.09% 147
London +60 249 £498 +17.05% 73
South East +22 82 £425 +1.49% 31
North East -2 44 £300 +6.38% 1
Tyne and Wear -12 36 £300 +6.38% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 36 £300 +6.38% 1
City of London +55 35 £475 +11.76% 22
Yorkshire +6 35 £500 +21.21% 6
Berkshire +23 26 £450 +56.52% 7
North West +11 25 £425 +12.21% 11
West Yorkshire +2 22 £565 +32.94% 5
Leeds +3 21 £565 +32.94% 4
East of England -25 20 £350 -9.67% 12
Reading +21 19 £438 +82.29% 6
South West -9 17 £428 +5.23% 5
Hampshire -7 16 £428 +0.58% 9
West Midlands -10 16 £475 +35.71% 3
Surrey +2 14 £450 +11.11% 10
Scotland +9 13 £360 +6.66% 2
Manchester -1 12 £375 +17.18% 7
South Yorkshire - 11 £500 - 1
Sheffield - 11 £500 -
Wales +16 9 £485 +15.82% 2
Middlesex +6 9 £350 -
Harrow - 9 £495 -
Norfolk +9 8 £300 -
Cheshire +4 8 £450 +2.85% 1
Wiltshire -12 7 £380 +21.60%
West Wales +11 6 £520 +22.35%
Swansea +9 6 £520 +22.35%

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 981 (100.00%) Linux
2 468 (47.71%) Puppet
3 447 (45.57%) DevOps
4 404 (41.18%) Red Hat
5 354 (36.09%) Python
6 317 (32.31%) Unix
7 302 (30.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 276 (28.13%) Perl
9 236 (24.06%) Bash Shell
10 212 (21.61%) Windows
11 207 (21.10%) Jenkins
12 206 (21.00%) VMware
13 204 (20.80%) Amazon AWS
14 202 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
15 198 (20.18%) Configuration Management
16 188 (19.16%) Apache
16 188 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
16 188 (19.16%) Ansible
17 177 (18.04%) Finance
18 170 (17.33%) Ruby
19 169 (17.23%) Java
20 167 (17.02%) CentOS
21 151 (15.39%) Git (software)
22 148 (15.09%) Tomcat
23 144 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
24 137 (13.97%) Security Cleared
25 136 (13.86%) MySQL
26 133 (13.56%) Oracle
27 131 (13.35%) Open Source
28 125 (12.74%) 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
1 188 (19.16%) Apache
2 148 (15.09%) Tomcat
3 97 (9.89%) OpenStack
4 60 (6.12%) JBoss
5 58 (5.91%) Confluence
6 48 (4.89%) IIS
7 36 (3.67%) nginx
8 25 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (2.45%) WebSphere
10 21 (2.14%) WebLogic
11 20 (2.04%) Jetty
12 7 (0.71%) SAS
12 7 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.41%) Drupal
13 4 (0.41%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.41%) Mule ESB
13 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.31%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.31%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 17 (1.73%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.12%) MS Office
3 8 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.51%) HipChat
5 4 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 204 (20.80%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.67%) PaaS
3 31 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (2.45%) SaaS
6 17 (1.73%) Amazon S3
7 16 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (1.53%) GitHub
9 14 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (1.33%) IaaS
11 6 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.51%) Office 365
12 5 (0.51%) Route 53
13 4 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.31%) Trello
15 2 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 118 (12.03%) TCP/IP
2 116 (11.82%) DNS
3 84 (8.56%) Firewall
4 81 (8.26%) SAN
5 66 (6.73%) LDAP
6 47 (4.79%) HTTP
7 46 (4.69%) DHCP
8 30 (3.06%) VPN
9 29 (2.96%) SSL
10 26 (2.65%) WAN
11 25 (2.55%) FTP
11 25 (2.55%) iSCSI
12 23 (2.34%) IPsec
13 21 (2.14%) Internet
14 18 (1.83%) SSH
15 17 (1.73%) HTTPS
15 17 (1.73%) SMTP
16 16 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
16 16 (1.63%) SNMP
17 13 (1.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (13.86%) MySQL
2 61 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 28 (2.85%) NoSQL
5 25 (2.55%) SQL Server
6 23 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.63%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.43%) DB2
9 12 (1.22%) Big Data
9 12 (1.22%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.22%) Redis
10 10 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.71%) MarkLogic
13 4 (0.41%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.31%) ObjectStore
14 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.20%) Informix
Development Applications
1 207 (21.10%) Jenkins
2 151 (15.39%) Git (software)
3 79 (8.05%) JIRA
4 56 (5.71%) Subversion
5 35 (3.57%) Maven
6 31 (3.16%) TeamCity
7 27 (2.75%) Ant
8 24 (2.45%) Hudson
8 24 (2.45%) Vagrant
9 20 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
10 19 (1.94%) Travis CI
11 18 (1.83%) Gradle
12 17 (1.73%) GitLab
13 13 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (1.22%) Artifactory
15 9 (0.92%) Selenium
16 8 (0.82%) SonarQube
17 7 (0.71%) Bitbucket
17 7 (0.71%) ClearCase
18 5 (0.51%) JUnit
General
1 177 (18.04%) Finance
2 70 (7.14%) Banking
3 34 (3.47%) Retail
4 25 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.45%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.83%) Games
6 18 (1.83%) Marketing
7 16 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.53%) Electronics
8 15 (1.53%) Publishing
9 8 (0.82%) Front Office
9 8 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.51%) Legal
11 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.31%) Avionics
11 3 (0.31%) Law
11 3 (0.31%) Local Government
11 3 (0.31%) Military
12 1 (0.10%) Automotive
12 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (9.79%) LAMP
2 54 (5.50%) Web Services
3 28 (2.85%) LAPP Stack
4 27 (2.75%) Middleware
5 21 (2.14%) ELK Stack
6 20 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
6 20 (2.04%) STL
7 19 (1.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 18 (1.83%) J2EE
8 18 (1.83%) LEMP Stack
8 18 (1.83%) XML
9 15 (1.53%) Servlets
10 13 (1.33%) REST
11 12 (1.22%) HTML
12 10 (1.02%) JSON
12 10 (1.02%) SOAP
13 9 (0.92%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (0.92%) Node.js
14 8 (0.82%) JMS
15 7 (0.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.40%) Clustering
2 42 (4.28%) Data Centre
3 36 (3.67%) Public Cloud
4 20 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (1.83%) Enterprise Cloud
6 17 (1.73%) Wiki
7 15 (1.53%) Hedge funds
8 14 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.33%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.22%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.12%) Device Driver
11 11 (1.12%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.02%) Derivative
13 9 (0.92%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.71%) Cryptography
14 7 (0.71%) PlayStation
15 6 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
15 6 (0.61%) Online Banking
15 6 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
15 6 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 981 (100.00%) Linux
2 317 (32.31%) Unix
3 302 (30.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 212 (21.61%) Windows
5 167 (17.02%) CentOS
6 100 (10.19%) Solaris
7 96 (9.79%) Ubuntu
8 80 (8.15%) Windows Server
9 58 (5.91%) AIX
10 43 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (3.77%) Debian
12 27 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (2.65%) Fedora
14 19 (1.94%) SUSE
15 16 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
16 14 (1.43%) Windows 7
17 12 (1.22%) HPUX
17 12 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (45.57%) DevOps
2 198 (20.18%) Configuration Management
3 188 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
5 131 (13.35%) Open Source
6 114 (11.62%) ITIL
7 80 (8.15%) Software Engineering
8 65 (6.63%) Service Delivery
9 64 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 58 (5.91%) High Availability
11 47 (4.79%) Migration
12 38 (3.87%) E-Commerce
13 31 (3.16%) Scrum
14 30 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (2.96%) Patch Management
15 29 (2.96%) Web Operations
16 28 (2.85%) Project Management
17 27 (2.75%) Incident Management
17 27 (2.75%) Release Management
18 26 (2.65%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 354 (36.09%) Python
2 276 (28.13%) Perl
3 236 (24.06%) Bash Shell
4 170 (17.33%) Ruby
5 169 (17.23%) Java
6 99 (10.09%) Shell Script
7 86 (8.77%) SQL
8 81 (8.26%) C++
9 69 (7.03%) C
10 55 (5.61%) PHP
11 50 (5.10%) PowerShell
12 36 (3.67%) Korn
13 31 (3.16%) JavaScript
14 21 (2.14%) Go
15 15 (1.53%) C-shell
16 12 (1.22%) Bourne shell
17 8 (0.82%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.71%) C#
19 4 (0.41%) Assembly Language
19 4 (0.41%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 137 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 82 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 64 (6.52%) RHCE
4 28 (2.85%) Degree
5 26 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (2.45%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.83%) RHCA
8 15 (1.53%) RHCSA
9 14 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.33%) CCNP
11 11 (1.12%) CCNA
12 10 (1.02%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.71%) CISSP
14 5 (0.51%) GCIH
14 5 (0.51%) GIAC
14 5 (0.51%) RHCT
15 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.20%) CCDA
16 2 (0.20%) CCIE
16 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.98%) SLA
2 22 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.12%) QA
5 10 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.20%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.10%) ECSS
7 1 (0.10%) GCP
System Software
1 125 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (11.93%) Docker
3 69 (7.03%) Active Directory
4 54 (5.50%) KVM
5 46 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (4.38%) vSphere
7 35 (3.57%) Samba
8 30 (3.06%) NFS
9 26 (2.65%) VMware ESX
10 25 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (2.04%) Hyper-V
12 18 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (1.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 17 (1.73%) iptables
14 16 (1.63%) vCloud
15 15 (1.53%) Squid
16 14 (1.43%) GlusterFS
17 11 (1.12%) GFS2
17 11 (1.12%) OCFS2
17 11 (1.12%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 468 (47.71%) Puppet
2 202 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
3 188 (19.16%) Ansible
4 90 (9.17%) Nagios
5 43 (4.38%) Terraform
6 35 (3.57%) Salt
7 33 (3.36%) Kubernetes
8 32 (3.26%) Packer
9 28 (2.85%) Red Hat Satellite
10 26 (2.65%) HAProxy
11 23 (2.34%) CFEngine
12 22 (2.24%) logstash
13 19 (1.94%) Kibana
14 18 (1.83%) EMC NetWorker
15 16 (1.63%) ZABBIX
16 15 (1.53%) Cacti
16 15 (1.53%) SCCM
16 15 (1.53%) SELinux
17 11 (1.12%) Cobbler
17 11 (1.12%) yum
Vendors
1 404 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 206 (21.00%) VMware
3 133 (13.56%) Oracle
4 82 (8.36%) HP
5 53 (5.40%) Cisco
6 52 (5.30%) EMC
7 49 (4.99%) Microsoft
8 40 (4.08%) IBM
9 39 (3.98%) Splunk
10 37 (3.77%) NetApp
11 30 (3.06%) Atlassian
12 23 (2.34%) Veritas
13 18 (1.83%) Citrix
14 14 (1.43%) Juniper
15 13 (1.33%) F5
15 13 (1.33%) SAP
16 12 (1.22%) Google
16 12 (1.22%) Remedy
17 11 (1.12%) CheckPoint
18 10 (1.02%) New Relic
North West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Hays - Kingston University
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £470 Per Day Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day fantastic onsite facilities
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincoln
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lincolnshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago