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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Linux Engineer
Rank 611 616 619
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 27 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.048% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.051% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 9
Median daily rate £525 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £379 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £428 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - £42.50

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
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 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
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 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 16 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 1 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 +5 27 £525 +31.25% 12
London +3 14 £530 +32.50% 8
South East +13 9 £450 +50.00% 2
Berkshire - 4 £450 -
Reading - 4 £450 -
South West -4 3 - -
Wiltshire -8 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £400 - 2
City of London - 2 £531 - 3
Egham - 2 £400 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £450 - 1
North West - 1 - -

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (57.89%) Puppet
3 39 (51.32%) Configuration Management
4 37 (48.68%) DevOps
4 37 (48.68%) CentOS
5 32 (42.11%) Red Hat
6 31 (40.79%) Python
6 31 (40.79%) Perl
7 25 (32.89%) Java
8 24 (31.58%) MySQL
9 23 (30.26%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (30.26%) Ansible
9 23 (30.26%) Amazon AWS
10 22 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (27.63%) Jenkins
12 20 (26.32%) LAMP
12 20 (26.32%) Apache
13 19 (25.00%) Tomcat
13 19 (25.00%) VMware
14 18 (23.68%) OpenStack
14 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
14 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (22.37%) Ruby
15 17 (22.37%) Oracle
15 17 (22.37%) Solaris
15 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
16 14 (18.42%) Active Directory
16 14 (18.42%) Unix
17 13 (17.11%) RHCE

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 20 (26.32%) Apache
2 19 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 18 (23.68%) OpenStack
4 11 (14.47%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.95%) JBoss
6 1 (1.32%) CMS
6 1 (1.32%) Confluence
6 1 (1.32%) IIS
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 23 (30.26%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.53%) IaaS
3 7 (9.21%) PaaS
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.63%) SaaS
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.32%) GitHub
6 1 (1.32%) Route 53
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.21%) DNS
2 7 (9.21%) Firewall
3 5 (6.58%) SAN
4 4 (5.26%) LDAP
5 2 (2.63%) Internet
5 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.63%) LAN
5 2 (2.63%) SNMP
5 2 (2.63%) VLAN
5 2 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (1.32%) DVB
6 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.32%) Multicast
6 1 (1.32%) NAS
6 1 (1.32%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.32%) SMTP
6 1 (1.32%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.32%) VPN
6 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.58%) MySQL
2 9 (11.84%) Big Data
3 7 (9.21%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (7.89%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.63%) Redis
7 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.32%) DB2
8 1 (1.32%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.32%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.32%) SAP BI
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (27.63%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.79%) Ant
2 12 (15.79%) Gradle
2 12 (15.79%) JIRA
2 12 (15.79%) Maven
3 9 (11.84%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.95%) Subversion
5 2 (2.63%) Travis CI
5 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.32%) GCC
6 1 (1.32%) GitLab
6 1 (1.32%) Selenium
6 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Games
3 2 (2.63%) Publishing
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) LAMP
2 6 (7.89%) ELK Stack
3 5 (6.58%) Web Services
4 4 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (3.95%) RESTful
5 3 (3.95%) Sensu
5 3 (3.95%) XML
6 2 (2.63%) CSS
6 2 (2.63%) REST
6 2 (2.63%) SOAP
7 1 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.32%) HTML
7 1 (1.32%) JSON
7 1 (1.32%) Middleware
7 1 (1.32%) Node.js
7 1 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Wiki
2 6 (7.89%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) Blog
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) HACMP
3 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.32%) CMDB
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.32%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.32%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) New Media
4 1 (1.32%) Online Games
4 1 (1.32%) Social Media
4 1 (1.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (48.68%) CentOS
3 22 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (22.37%) Solaris
5 14 (18.42%) Unix
6 10 (13.16%) Ubuntu
6 10 (13.16%) Windows
7 8 (10.53%) Fedora
8 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
9 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (5.26%) AIX
10 4 (5.26%) SUSE
11 1 (1.32%) Debian
11 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) Configuration Management
2 37 (48.68%) DevOps
3 22 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
6 9 (11.84%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (9.21%) High Availability
7 7 (9.21%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (7.89%) Open Source
8 6 (7.89%) Software Delivery
9 5 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.58%) Security Patching
9 5 (6.58%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (5.26%) ITIL
10 4 (5.26%) Patch Management
10 4 (5.26%) Software Distribution
11 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
11 3 (3.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) Perl
1 31 (40.79%) Python
2 25 (32.89%) Java
3 17 (22.37%) Ruby
4 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 10 (13.16%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.89%) PHP
7 5 (6.58%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.26%) C++
8 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.63%) C
10 1 (1.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.11%) RHCE
3 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) CCNA
4 5 (6.58%) CCNP
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.95%) Degree
5 3 (3.95%) RHCA
6 2 (2.63%) CCDA
6 2 (2.63%) CCIE
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.63%) RHCT
7 1 (1.32%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (18.42%) Active Directory
3 12 (15.79%) Docker
4 11 (14.47%) Samba
4 11 (14.47%) vSphere
5 9 (11.84%) KVM
6 6 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (6.58%) VMware ESX
8 3 (3.95%) NFS
8 3 (3.95%) Xen
9 2 (2.63%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (2.63%) vCloud
9 2 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.32%) Firmware
10 1 (1.32%) LXC
10 1 (1.32%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 44 (57.89%) Puppet
2 23 (30.26%) Ansible
2 23 (30.26%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (14.47%) Nagios
4 9 (11.84%) Packer
5 8 (10.53%) Terraform
6 6 (7.89%) Kubernetes
7 5 (6.58%) FreeIPA
7 5 (6.58%) Icinga
7 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (5.26%) Graphite
8 4 (5.26%) logstash
9 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (2.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (2.63%) Zenoss
10 1 (1.32%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (1.32%) Kibana
10 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (42.11%) Red Hat
2 19 (25.00%) VMware
3 17 (22.37%) Oracle
4 9 (11.84%) HP
4 9 (11.84%) Splunk
5 8 (10.53%) NetApp
6 7 (9.21%) Cisco
7 6 (7.89%) EMC
8 5 (6.58%) Akamai
9 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.95%) Veritas
10 2 (2.63%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.63%) Citrix
10 2 (2.63%) Dell
10 2 (2.63%) IBM
10 2 (2.63%) New Relic
11 1 (1.32%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.32%) Percona
11 1 (1.32%) Solace
11 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds