The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Linux Engineer
Rank 591 605 571
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 39 39 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.070% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.074% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 57
Median daily rate £463 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £335 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £750
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £75.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Senior Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Linux Engineer in the job title.

Senior Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer within the UK.

Senior Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Senior Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer within the UK.

Senior Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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 +19 34 £475 -13.63% 21
London -4 20 £501 -12.86% 8
South West +18 7 £506 +1.25% 2
Harrow -2 4 £515 +0.98%
Exeter - 4 £375 -
Devon - 4 £375 -
South Wales - 4 £425 -
Wales - 4 £425 -
East of England +10 3 £513 +36.66% 1
Cardiff - 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £513 -
South East +26 2 £475 +15.15% 7
North West - 2 £415 - 2
Bristol - 2 £538 - 2
Watford - 2 £513 -
Blackpool - 2 £415 -
Lancashire - 2 £415 -
Berkshire +8 1 £475 +2.70% 2
Reading -1 1 £475 +2.70% 2
Surrey - 1 - - 3
Swindon - 1 £475 -
City of London - 1 £335 -
Wiltshire - 1 £475 -

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (62.34%) Puppet
3 38 (49.35%) DevOps
4 35 (45.45%) Python
5 34 (44.16%) Red Hat
6 25 (32.47%) VMware
7 22 (28.57%) Apache
8 21 (27.27%) MySQL
8 21 (27.27%) LAMP
8 21 (27.27%) Jenkins
9 20 (25.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (25.97%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (24.68%) Configuration Management
11 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
11 18 (23.38%) CentOS
11 18 (23.38%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (22.08%) ITIL
12 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (22.08%) Ruby
13 16 (20.78%) Bash Shell
14 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
14 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (19.48%) Git (software)
14 15 (19.48%) Java
14 15 (19.48%) Tomcat
14 15 (19.48%) Nagios
15 14 (18.18%) Perl
15 14 (18.18%) Ansible
16 13 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (15.58%) Ubuntu

Senior 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 22 (28.57%) Apache
2 15 (19.48%) Tomcat
3 10 (12.99%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.19%) Confluence
5 2 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.60%) nginx
6 1 (1.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) JBoss
6 1 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.97%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.69%) GitHub
3 5 (6.49%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (6.49%) Amazon S3
3 5 (6.49%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.60%) IaaS
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.60%) PaaS
4 2 (2.60%) SaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Joyent
5 1 (1.30%) Trello
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) SAN
2 9 (11.69%) DNS
2 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.19%) Firewall
3 4 (5.19%) Internet
3 4 (5.19%) LDAP
3 4 (5.19%) SNMP
3 4 (5.19%) VoIP
4 3 (3.90%) DHCP
4 3 (3.90%) HTTP
4 3 (3.90%) VLAN
4 3 (3.90%) VPN
5 2 (2.60%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.60%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.30%) IMAP
6 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.30%) MRTG
6 1 (1.30%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.27%) MySQL
2 13 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 7 (9.09%) Redis
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (5.19%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.90%) Big Data
6 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 15 (19.48%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.69%) JIRA
4 7 (9.09%) GitLab
5 4 (5.19%) Bitbucket
5 4 (5.19%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.19%) GCC
6 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.30%) GoCD
General
1 7 (9.09%) Banking
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Publishing
3 1 (1.30%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.27%) LAMP
2 11 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
3 7 (9.09%) ELK Stack
3 7 (9.09%) Memcached
4 4 (5.19%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.60%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.60%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (2.60%) REST
5 2 (2.60%) Web Services
5 2 (2.60%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.90%) Clustering
3 3 (3.90%) Wiki
4 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Derivative
4 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.60%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (25.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (23.38%) CentOS
4 12 (15.58%) Ubuntu
5 9 (11.69%) Unix
6 8 (10.39%) Solaris
7 5 (6.49%) SUSE
8 4 (5.19%) Windows
9 2 (2.60%) Debian
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (49.35%) DevOps
2 19 (24.68%) Configuration Management
3 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.08%) ITIL
4 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (11.69%) Low Latency
6 7 (9.09%) High Availability
7 6 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (7.79%) ITIL V3
7 6 (7.79%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.79%) Open Source
7 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.49%) Change Control
9 4 (5.19%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (5.19%) Requirements Management
9 4 (5.19%) SDLC
9 4 (5.19%) Service Management
10 3 (3.90%) UML
11 2 (2.60%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 35 (45.45%) Python
2 17 (22.08%) Ruby
3 16 (20.78%) Bash Shell
4 15 (19.48%) Java
5 14 (18.18%) Perl
6 9 (11.69%) PHP
7 8 (10.39%) C
8 7 (9.09%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.19%) C++
9 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.30%) Korn
10 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) RHCE
4 4 (5.19%) Degree
5 3 (3.90%) RHCA
5 3 (3.90%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.60%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
System Software
1 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.29%) Docker
3 7 (9.09%) GlusterFS
3 7 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.49%) iptables
4 5 (6.49%) Samba
4 5 (6.49%) vSphere
5 4 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
7 2 (2.60%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (2.60%) KVM
7 2 (2.60%) NFS
7 2 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.30%) Ceph
8 1 (1.30%) Dovecot
8 1 (1.30%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.30%) Squid
8 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (62.34%) Puppet
2 18 (23.38%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (19.48%) Nagios
4 14 (18.18%) Ansible
5 12 (15.58%) HAProxy
6 7 (9.09%) Cobbler
6 7 (9.09%) Linux-HA
6 7 (9.09%) Zenoss
7 6 (7.79%) Kubernetes
7 6 (7.79%) Terraform
8 5 (6.49%) NetBackup
9 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (3.90%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (2.60%) Cacti
11 2 (2.60%) OpenView
11 2 (2.60%) SELinux
12 1 (1.30%) Icinga
12 1 (1.30%) logstash
12 1 (1.30%) Netcool
12 1 (1.30%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 34 (44.16%) Red Hat
2 25 (32.47%) VMware
3 12 (15.58%) Cisco
3 12 (15.58%) HP
4 9 (11.69%) EMC
5 7 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 7 (9.09%) Fortinet
5 7 (9.09%) IBM
5 7 (9.09%) Oracle
6 5 (6.49%) Atlassian
7 4 (5.19%) SAP
7 4 (5.19%) Splunk
8 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.90%) NetApp
9 2 (2.60%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.60%) Brocade
9 2 (2.60%) Remedy
9 2 (2.60%) Sun
9 2 (2.60%) Veritas
10 1 (1.30%) LANDesk