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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 278 361 319
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 434 341 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.62% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 216 248
Median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £529 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -27.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +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 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 24 September 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 +63 417 £475 +15.15% 171
London +53 247 £500 +17.64% 67
South East +30 69 £425 +6.25% 46
City of London +43 53 £513 +17.14% 18
North East 0 29 £308 +19.41% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 23 £314 +21.84% 3
Tyne and Wear -12 23 £314 +21.84% 3
Yorkshire +10 21 £500 +15.94% 12
North West +24 20 £425 -2.85% 12
Berkshire +25 19 £425 +18.21% 7
Surrey +5 18 £425 +9.67% 18
Reading +30 14 £413 +14.74% 5
West Yorkshire +12 14 £475 +5.55% 5
Leeds +10 13 £500 +9.89% 2
Manchester +4 12 £425 +32.81% 9
East of England -2 11 £356 -13.63% 11
Middlesex +9 10 £350 -22.22% 1
Oxfordshire -4 10 £450 - 2
Hampshire +6 8 £444 +9.23% 12
South West -3 8 £538 +86.95% 12
East Midlands -1 7 £375 - 3
Lincolnshire - 7 £375 -
South Yorkshire +3 6 £500 +5.26% 5
Sheffield 0 6 £500 +5.26% 3
West Midlands -20 6 £475 +35.71% 5
Lincoln - 6 £375 -
Harrow - 6 £448 -
Cheshire +10 5 £450 +2.85% 2
Oxford -11 5 £463 - 1
Abingdon - 5 £450 -

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 942 (100.00%) Linux
2 460 (48.83%) Puppet
3 447 (47.45%) DevOps
4 363 (38.54%) Red Hat
5 347 (36.84%) Python
6 284 (30.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 266 (28.24%) Unix
8 244 (25.90%) Perl
9 231 (24.52%) Bash Shell
10 212 (22.51%) Amazon AWS
11 209 (22.19%) Opscode Chef
12 201 (21.34%) Ansible
12 201 (21.34%) Jenkins
13 197 (20.91%) VMware
14 193 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
15 184 (19.53%) Ruby
16 173 (18.37%) Apache
17 169 (17.94%) Windows
18 164 (17.41%) Java
19 163 (17.30%) Finance
20 160 (16.99%) Configuration Management
21 144 (15.29%) CentOS
22 135 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
23 134 (14.23%) Git (software)
24 129 (13.69%) Docker
25 127 (13.48%) MySQL
26 126 (13.38%) Open Source
27 120 (12.74%) Tomcat
28 119 (12.63%) Security Cleared
29 118 (12.53%) 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
1 173 (18.37%) Apache
2 120 (12.74%) Tomcat
3 85 (9.02%) OpenStack
4 59 (6.26%) Confluence
5 44 (4.67%) IIS
6 42 (4.46%) JBoss
7 32 (3.40%) nginx
8 26 (2.76%) WebSphere
9 25 (2.65%) WebLogic
10 23 (2.44%) Jetty
11 17 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (1.59%) Mongrel
13 10 (1.06%) SAS
14 6 (0.64%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.53%) WildFly
16 4 (0.42%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.42%) Drupal
16 4 (0.42%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.38%) MS Office
3 8 (0.85%) HipChat
3 8 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 212 (22.51%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.61%) PaaS
3 32 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (2.76%) SaaS
6 22 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (2.23%) GitHub
8 19 (2.02%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.38%) IaaS
10 11 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.53%) Route 53
14 4 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
14 4 (0.42%) Office 365
15 3 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
15 3 (0.32%) Trello
16 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 112 (11.89%) DNS
2 90 (9.55%) TCP/IP
3 76 (8.07%) SAN
4 62 (6.58%) Firewall
5 61 (6.48%) LDAP
6 46 (4.88%) SSL
7 45 (4.78%) HTTP
8 40 (4.25%) DHCP
9 27 (2.87%) iSCSI
10 26 (2.76%) FTP
11 25 (2.65%) VPN
11 25 (2.65%) WAN
12 23 (2.44%) SSH
13 20 (2.12%) IPsec
14 19 (2.02%) Internet
15 17 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
16 16 (1.70%) SMTP
17 15 (1.59%) SNMP
18 14 (1.49%) HTTPS
19 13 (1.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (13.48%) MySQL
2 67 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (4.78%) MongoDB
4 26 (2.76%) NoSQL
5 24 (2.55%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.12%) Hadoop
7 19 (2.02%) SQL Server
8 12 (1.27%) Big Data
9 11 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.96%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.85%) DB2
13 7 (0.74%) Redis
14 4 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.32%) DB2 UDB
15 3 (0.32%) MarkLogic
15 3 (0.32%) ObjectStore
16 1 (0.11%) JasperReports
16 1 (0.11%) NonStop SQL
16 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 201 (21.34%) Jenkins
2 134 (14.23%) Git (software)
3 71 (7.54%) JIRA
4 44 (4.67%) Subversion
5 31 (3.29%) Vagrant
6 30 (3.18%) TeamCity
7 27 (2.87%) Maven
8 22 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
9 21 (2.23%) Hudson
10 17 (1.80%) Ant
10 17 (1.80%) GitLab
10 17 (1.80%) Travis CI
11 15 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (1.06%) Artifactory
13 9 (0.96%) Gradle
14 8 (0.85%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.85%) ClearCase
14 8 (0.85%) FishEye
14 8 (0.85%) SonarQube
15 7 (0.74%) Bundler
General
1 163 (17.30%) Finance
2 62 (6.58%) Banking
3 36 (3.82%) Financial Institution
4 32 (3.40%) Retail
5 17 (1.80%) Publishing
5 17 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.27%) Front Office
6 12 (1.27%) Games
7 7 (0.74%) Electronics
7 7 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.64%) Marketing
9 4 (0.42%) Law
9 4 (0.42%) Legal
10 3 (0.32%) Local Government
11 2 (0.21%) Advertising
11 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.21%) Military
11 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (9.34%) LAMP
2 46 (4.88%) Web Services
3 28 (2.97%) Middleware
4 27 (2.87%) LAPP Stack
5 20 (2.12%) LEMP Stack
6 18 (1.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 18 (1.91%) J2EE
7 17 (1.80%) STL
8 16 (1.70%) REST
8 16 (1.70%) Servlets
9 15 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (1.49%) ELK Stack
11 13 (1.38%) XML
12 11 (1.17%) ActiveMQ
13 10 (1.06%) JSON
13 10 (1.06%) Node.js
13 10 (1.06%) Regular Expression
14 9 (0.96%) HTML
14 9 (0.96%) Spring
15 7 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.64%) Clustering
2 48 (5.10%) Data Centre
3 42 (4.46%) Public Cloud
4 23 (2.44%) Hedge funds
5 21 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.91%) Enterprise Cloud
7 12 (1.27%) PKI
8 11 (1.17%) Derivative
8 11 (1.17%) Wiki
9 10 (1.06%) Device Driver
10 9 (0.96%) EMC VNX
10 9 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.85%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
12 7 (0.74%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (0.64%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 942 (100.00%) Linux
2 284 (30.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 266 (28.24%) Unix
4 169 (17.94%) Windows
5 144 (15.29%) CentOS
6 110 (11.68%) Ubuntu
7 77 (8.17%) Solaris
8 58 (6.16%) Windows Server
9 57 (6.05%) AIX
10 44 (4.67%) Debian
11 21 (2.23%) Fedora
11 21 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
13 16 (1.70%) SUSE
14 15 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (1.38%) HPUX
16 11 (1.17%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.96%) Android
18 7 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (47.45%) DevOps
2 193 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (16.99%) Configuration Management
4 135 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
5 126 (13.38%) Open Source
6 107 (11.36%) ITIL
7 68 (7.22%) High Availability
7 68 (7.22%) Software Engineering
8 67 (7.11%) Service Delivery
9 56 (5.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 49 (5.20%) Migration
11 42 (4.46%) Patch Management
11 42 (4.46%) Scrum
12 39 (4.14%) E-Commerce
13 29 (3.08%) Load Balancing
14 28 (2.97%) Web Operations
15 25 (2.65%) Compliance Management
16 23 (2.44%) Project Management
17 22 (2.34%) Release Management
18 21 (2.23%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 347 (36.84%) Python
2 244 (25.90%) Perl
3 231 (24.52%) Bash Shell
4 184 (19.53%) Ruby
5 164 (17.41%) Java
6 108 (11.46%) Shell Script
7 71 (7.54%) C++
8 69 (7.32%) SQL
9 61 (6.48%) C
10 59 (6.26%) PHP
11 48 (5.10%) PowerShell
12 36 (3.82%) Korn
13 34 (3.61%) JavaScript
14 23 (2.44%) Go
15 17 (1.80%) C-shell
16 9 (0.96%) Bourne shell
17 8 (0.85%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.85%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.64%) C#
18 6 (0.64%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 119 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 68 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 58 (6.16%) RHCE
4 41 (4.35%) Degree
5 31 (3.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 25 (2.65%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.38%) RHCA
8 9 (0.96%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.85%) RHCSA
10 5 (0.53%) CCNA
10 5 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.42%) CCNP
11 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.42%) RHCT
12 3 (0.32%) CISSP
12 3 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.21%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.21%) CCDA
13 2 (0.21%) CCIE
13 2 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.18%) SLA
2 19 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 19 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.85%) QA
5 1 (0.11%) GCP
5 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
System Software
1 129 (13.69%) Docker
2 118 (12.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.63%) KVM
4 41 (4.35%) Active Directory
5 35 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (3.50%) vSphere
7 30 (3.18%) Samba
8 26 (2.76%) NFS
9 25 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (2.55%) GlusterFS
11 22 (2.34%) GFS2
11 22 (2.34%) OCFS2
12 21 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
13 20 (2.12%) Hyper-V
14 19 (2.02%) iptables
15 18 (1.91%) Squid
16 17 (1.80%) VMware ESX
17 16 (1.70%) Xen
18 14 (1.49%) vCloud
19 13 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 460 (48.83%) Puppet
2 209 (22.19%) Opscode Chef
3 201 (21.34%) Ansible
4 72 (7.64%) Nagios
5 48 (5.10%) Terraform
6 38 (4.03%) Salt
7 31 (3.29%) CFEngine
8 30 (3.18%) Kubernetes
9 27 (2.87%) Packer
10 26 (2.76%) SELinux
11 24 (2.55%) HAProxy
12 22 (2.34%) Failover Clustering
13 21 (2.23%) EMC NetWorker
14 20 (2.12%) Red Hat Satellite
15 17 (1.80%) ZABBIX
16 16 (1.70%) logstash
17 15 (1.59%) Cacti
17 15 (1.59%) Kibana
18 14 (1.49%) yum
19 12 (1.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 363 (38.54%) Red Hat
2 197 (20.91%) VMware
3 117 (12.42%) Oracle
4 78 (8.28%) HP
5 49 (5.20%) EMC
6 48 (5.10%) Cisco
7 42 (4.46%) IBM
7 42 (4.46%) Microsoft
8 35 (3.72%) Atlassian
9 32 (3.40%) NetApp
10 25 (2.65%) Splunk
11 18 (1.91%) Veritas
12 17 (1.80%) Citrix
13 13 (1.38%) F5
14 12 (1.27%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.27%) Google
15 10 (1.06%) Rackspace
15 10 (1.06%) Sun
16 9 (0.96%) Juniper
17 8 (0.85%) Fortinet
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £540 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.0 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Networkers
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £435.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
PS Computer Services Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £375 to £380 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago