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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 250 290 341
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 518 417 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.76% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.80% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 286 194
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £279 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.00 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +42 488 £450 +12.50% 148
London +52 250 £475 +11.76% 71
South East +13 73 £413 +11.86% 35
North East -17 44 £315 +11.70% 1
Tyne and Wear -24 41 £320 +13.47% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 41 £320 +13.47% 1
City of London +36 36 £500 +17.64% 19
Yorkshire +2 36 £500 +29.03% 8
North West +8 26 £425 -2.85% 8
West Yorkshire -5 23 £470 +108.88% 4
Leeds +2 21 £480 +113.33% 4
East of England -45 20 £375 - 12
Hampshire +2 17 £399 +3.57% 6
South West -4 17 £393 -0.31% 7
West Midlands -13 17 £475 - 4
Scotland -13 17 £360 +6.66% 1
Berkshire -5 15 £450 +45.16% 9
Manchester - 14 £400 - 5
Surrey +1 11 £425 -5.55% 12
Kent +14 10 £450 -6.73% 1
South Yorkshire +5 10 £500 +58.73% 4
Sheffield -6 10 £500 +56.25% 3
Wales +22 9 £485 +15.82% 1
Norfolk +5 8 £405 -
Middlesex +3 8 £338 -
Reading 0 8 £450 +66.66% 7
Cheshire 0 7 £450 +2.85% 2
West Wales +14 6 £520 +22.35% 1
Swansea +12 6 £520 +22.35% 1
Cambridge -25 6 £375 -1.63% 9

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 926 (100.00%) Linux
2 427 (46.11%) Puppet
3 408 (44.06%) DevOps
4 375 (40.50%) Red Hat
5 343 (37.04%) Python
6 321 (34.67%) Unix
7 283 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 275 (29.70%) Perl
9 220 (23.76%) Bash Shell
10 209 (22.57%) Windows
11 204 (22.03%) VMware
12 193 (20.84%) Configuration Management
13 184 (19.87%) Jenkins
14 183 (19.76%) Apache
15 177 (19.11%) Amazon AWS
16 176 (19.01%) Opscode Chef
16 176 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
17 165 (17.82%) Finance
18 162 (17.49%) Java
19 161 (17.39%) Ansible
20 156 (16.85%) CentOS
21 150 (16.20%) Tomcat
22 149 (16.09%) Ruby
23 145 (15.66%) Git (software)
24 137 (14.79%) MySQL
25 131 (14.15%) Oracle
26 128 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
27 126 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
28 125 (13.50%) Security Cleared
29 116 (12.53%) 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
1 183 (19.76%) Apache
2 150 (16.20%) Tomcat
3 95 (10.26%) OpenStack
4 60 (6.48%) JBoss
5 48 (5.18%) Confluence
6 44 (4.75%) IIS
7 39 (4.21%) nginx
8 25 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (2.48%) WebSphere
10 21 (2.27%) WebLogic
11 18 (1.94%) Jetty
12 8 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.65%) SAS
14 4 (0.43%) Drupal
14 4 (0.43%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.43%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.32%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.32%) Mule ESB
15 3 (0.32%) SharePoint
16 2 (0.22%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 14 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.76%) MS Office
3 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.43%) HipChat
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 177 (19.11%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (3.89%) PaaS
3 25 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.16%) SaaS
6 14 (1.51%) Amazon S3
6 14 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (1.40%) IaaS
8 12 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (1.08%) GitHub
10 6 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.43%) Route 53
13 3 (0.32%) Office 365
13 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (12.53%) DNS
2 112 (12.10%) TCP/IP
3 82 (8.86%) SAN
4 76 (8.21%) Firewall
4 76 (8.21%) LDAP
5 50 (5.40%) HTTP
6 41 (4.43%) DHCP
7 28 (3.02%) iSCSI
8 25 (2.70%) SSL
8 25 (2.70%) WAN
9 24 (2.59%) VPN
10 22 (2.38%) FTP
11 21 (2.27%) Internet
11 21 (2.27%) SMTP
12 20 (2.16%) IPsec
13 16 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
13 16 (1.73%) HTTPS
14 15 (1.62%) SSH
15 13 (1.40%) NAS
16 12 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (14.79%) MySQL
2 52 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (4.97%) MongoDB
4 26 (2.81%) Relational Database
5 25 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 25 (2.70%) SQL Server
6 15 (1.62%) DB2
7 13 (1.40%) Big Data
7 13 (1.40%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.30%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.08%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.08%) Redis
10 8 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.76%) MarkLogic
12 4 (0.43%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.32%) Informix
13 3 (0.32%) ObjectStore
13 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 184 (19.87%) Jenkins
2 145 (15.66%) Git (software)
3 67 (7.24%) JIRA
4 58 (6.26%) Subversion
5 35 (3.78%) Maven
6 32 (3.46%) TeamCity
7 26 (2.81%) Ant
8 22 (2.38%) Vagrant
9 19 (2.05%) Gradle
9 19 (2.05%) Hudson
10 18 (1.94%) Travis CI
11 13 (1.40%) GitLab
12 12 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (1.08%) Artifactory
13 10 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.97%) ClearCase
14 9 (0.97%) Selenium
15 7 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
16 5 (0.54%) SonarQube
16 5 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 165 (17.82%) Finance
2 68 (7.34%) Banking
3 29 (3.13%) Retail
4 26 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 19 (2.05%) Games
6 19 (2.05%) Marketing
7 16 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.62%) Electronics
9 12 (1.30%) Publishing
10 7 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.54%) Front Office
11 5 (0.54%) Legal
12 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.32%) Avionics
12 3 (0.32%) Law
12 3 (0.32%) Military
13 2 (0.22%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (10.58%) LAMP
2 57 (6.16%) Web Services
3 25 (2.70%) Middleware
4 23 (2.48%) ELK Stack
5 22 (2.38%) LAPP Stack
5 22 (2.38%) STL
6 21 (2.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 21 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
7 20 (2.16%) LEMP Stack
8 19 (2.05%) XML
9 16 (1.73%) J2EE
10 15 (1.62%) JSON
11 14 (1.51%) HTML
12 13 (1.40%) RESTful
13 12 (1.30%) REST
13 12 (1.30%) Servlets
13 12 (1.30%) SOAP
14 8 (0.86%) Node.js
14 8 (0.86%) Regular Expression
14 8 (0.86%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.29%) Clustering
2 42 (4.54%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.02%) Public Cloud
4 25 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.62%) Device Driver
6 15 (1.62%) Wiki
7 14 (1.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 13 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.30%) Derivative
9 12 (1.30%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.08%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.97%) User Experience
13 8 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (0.86%) HACMP
13 8 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.86%) STB
14 7 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.76%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 926 (100.00%) Linux
2 321 (34.67%) Unix
3 283 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 209 (22.57%) Windows
5 156 (16.85%) CentOS
6 97 (10.48%) Solaris
7 82 (8.86%) Windows Server
8 80 (8.64%) Ubuntu
9 63 (6.80%) AIX
10 43 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (3.67%) Debian
12 24 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (2.38%) Fedora
14 20 (2.16%) SUSE
15 19 (2.05%) Embedded Linux
16 15 (1.62%) Windows 7
17 13 (1.40%) HPUX
18 9 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
19 8 (0.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (44.06%) DevOps
2 193 (20.84%) Configuration Management
3 176 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
5 116 (12.53%) Open Source
6 105 (11.34%) ITIL
7 77 (8.32%) Software Engineering
8 62 (6.70%) Service Delivery
9 61 (6.59%) Continuous Delivery
10 57 (6.16%) High Availability
11 39 (4.21%) Migration
12 34 (3.67%) Multithreading
13 33 (3.56%) Incident Management
14 32 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (3.35%) Scrum
16 30 (3.24%) Project Management
17 28 (3.02%) E-Commerce
18 26 (2.81%) Release Management
19 25 (2.70%) Load Balancing
19 25 (2.70%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 343 (37.04%) Python
2 275 (29.70%) Perl
3 220 (23.76%) Bash Shell
4 162 (17.49%) Java
5 149 (16.09%) Ruby
6 95 (10.26%) Shell Script
7 86 (9.29%) SQL
8 85 (9.18%) C++
9 77 (8.32%) C
10 47 (5.08%) PHP
11 46 (4.97%) PowerShell
12 36 (3.89%) Korn
13 30 (3.24%) JavaScript
14 16 (1.73%) Go
15 15 (1.62%) C-shell
16 12 (1.30%) Bourne shell
17 9 (0.97%) C#
18 8 (0.86%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.65%) AWK
19 6 (0.65%) sed
Qualifications
1 125 (13.50%) Security Cleared
2 76 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.37%) RHCE
4 32 (3.46%) Degree
5 19 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.94%) RHCA
7 17 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.73%) RHCSA
9 14 (1.51%) CCNP
10 13 (1.40%) CCNA
11 6 (0.65%) CISSP
12 5 (0.54%) GCIH
12 5 (0.54%) GIAC
12 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.43%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.32%) RHCT
15 2 (0.22%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.22%) CEH
15 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.43%) SLA
2 19 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.86%) QA
6 2 (0.22%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.11%) ECSS
System Software
1 126 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (10.15%) Docker
3 68 (7.34%) Active Directory
4 48 (5.18%) KVM
5 46 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
6 44 (4.75%) vSphere
7 35 (3.78%) NFS
8 34 (3.67%) Samba
9 27 (2.92%) VMware ESX
10 22 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (2.16%) Hyper-V
12 19 (2.05%) Squid
12 19 (2.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 18 (1.94%) iptables
14 15 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (1.30%) vCloud
16 11 (1.19%) GlusterFS
16 11 (1.19%) Postfix
16 11 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 10 (1.08%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 427 (46.11%) Puppet
2 176 (19.01%) Opscode Chef
3 161 (17.39%) Ansible
4 98 (10.58%) Nagios
5 29 (3.13%) logstash
5 29 (3.13%) Packer
5 29 (3.13%) Salt
5 29 (3.13%) Terraform
6 26 (2.81%) HAProxy
6 26 (2.81%) Red Hat Satellite
7 23 (2.48%) Kubernetes
8 20 (2.16%) Cacti
9 18 (1.94%) ZABBIX
10 16 (1.73%) CFEngine
10 16 (1.73%) Kibana
11 15 (1.62%) EMC NetWorker
11 15 (1.62%) SCCM
12 14 (1.51%) Graphite
13 13 (1.40%) Cobbler
13 13 (1.40%) SELinux
Vendors
1 375 (40.50%) Red Hat
2 204 (22.03%) VMware
3 131 (14.15%) Oracle
4 76 (8.21%) HP
5 51 (5.51%) Cisco
6 46 (4.97%) Splunk
7 45 (4.86%) EMC
8 43 (4.64%) Microsoft
9 39 (4.21%) IBM
10 36 (3.89%) NetApp
11 24 (2.59%) Atlassian
11 24 (2.59%) Veritas
12 16 (1.73%) Citrix
13 15 (1.62%) Remedy
14 14 (1.51%) Juniper
15 13 (1.40%) SAP
16 11 (1.19%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.19%) F5
17 10 (1.08%) New Relic
18 9 (0.97%) CenturyLink
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £320 - £400 per day +
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £480 to £530 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
UK
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Strategic Imperatives
Posted: 7 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £100 - 250 per day
Posted: 15 days ago