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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Linux Engineer
UK
Rank 570 591 580
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 27 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.073% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.077% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 22
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £526 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +15 25 £500 - 14
London +22 17 £500 +2.56% 2
South East +9 6 £538 +7.50% 4
Hampshire - 3 £575 -
Berkshire +4 2 £308 -38.50% 2
City of London - 2 £429 -
Scotland - 2 £200 -
Edinburgh - 2 £200 -
Kent +7 1 £500 -9.09%
Harrow +4 1 £515 +5.64%
South West +4 1 - - 2
West Midlands -1 1 £500 +53.84%
Shropshire - 1 £500 -
Devon - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £500 -
Exeter - 1 - -

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (53.62%) DevOps
3 36 (52.17%) Python
4 33 (47.83%) Puppet
5 29 (42.03%) Red Hat
6 23 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (33.33%) VMware
7 21 (30.43%) Ruby
7 21 (30.43%) Bash Shell
8 18 (26.09%) Ansible
8 18 (26.09%) Jenkins
8 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (24.64%) Configuration Management
10 15 (21.74%) Apache
10 15 (21.74%) MySQL
10 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
10 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
11 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
11 13 (18.84%) ITIL
11 13 (18.84%) Nagios
11 13 (18.84%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (17.39%) LAMP
12 12 (17.39%) Tomcat
12 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (15.94%) Redis
13 11 (15.94%) Docker
13 11 (15.94%) Unix
13 11 (15.94%) Java
13 11 (15.94%) LAPP Stack

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 15 (21.74%) Apache
2 12 (17.39%) Tomcat
3 9 (13.04%) OpenStack
4 5 (7.25%) Confluence
5 3 (4.35%) JBoss
5 3 (4.35%) nginx
6 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.45%) IIS
7 1 (1.45%) SAS
7 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.80%) GitHub
2 4 (5.80%) Slack
3 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.90%) PaaS
5 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.45%) IaaS
5 1 (1.45%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) SAN
2 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.70%) DNS
4 5 (7.25%) HTTP
5 4 (5.80%) Firewall
5 4 (5.80%) Kerberos
5 4 (5.80%) SNMP
5 4 (5.80%) VoIP
6 3 (4.35%) DHCP
6 3 (4.35%) LDAP
6 3 (4.35%) SSL
7 2 (2.90%) Internet
8 1 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.45%) IMAP
8 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.45%) MRTG
8 1 (1.45%) SMTP
8 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.74%) MySQL
2 13 (18.84%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (15.94%) Redis
4 7 (10.14%) NoSQL
5 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.45%) Big Data
6 1 (1.45%) DB2
6 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.14%) GitLab
4 6 (8.70%) JIRA
5 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.80%) GCC
6 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.45%) Subversion
6 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (5.80%) Banking
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) LAMP
2 11 (15.94%) LAPP Stack
3 8 (11.59%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (10.14%) Memcached
5 3 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (4.35%) REST
5 3 (4.35%) Web Services
6 2 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.90%) Akka
6 2 (2.90%) Kafka
6 2 (2.90%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (2.90%) ZeroMQ
7 1 (1.45%) Middleware
7 1 (1.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Clustering
2 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.45%) Derivative
3 1 (1.45%) Fintech
3 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (15.94%) Unix
3 7 (10.14%) CentOS
3 7 (10.14%) SUSE
3 7 (10.14%) Ubuntu
3 7 (10.14%) Windows
4 4 (5.80%) SmartOS
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.90%) Debian
5 2 (2.90%) Solaris
6 1 (1.45%) AIX
6 1 (1.45%) CoreOS
6 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (53.62%) DevOps
2 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (24.64%) Configuration Management
4 13 (18.84%) ITIL
5 7 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.70%) Open Source
6 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.25%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.25%) Requirements Management
7 5 (7.25%) Service Management
7 5 (7.25%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (5.80%) Automated Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Change Control
8 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.80%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (4.35%) High Availability
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (4.35%) Microservices
9 3 (4.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) Python
2 21 (30.43%) Bash Shell
2 21 (30.43%) Ruby
3 11 (15.94%) Java
4 10 (14.49%) Perl
5 6 (8.70%) C
6 5 (7.25%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.80%) Groovy
8 3 (4.35%) Scala
9 2 (2.90%) Go
9 2 (2.90%) PHP
9 2 (2.90%) SQL
10 1 (1.45%) C++
10 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.90%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.94%) Docker
3 9 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (10.14%) GlusterFS
5 6 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
7 3 (4.35%) iptables
8 2 (2.90%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.45%) Ceph
9 1 (1.45%) Dovecot
9 1 (1.45%) KVM
9 1 (1.45%) NFS
9 1 (1.45%) Samba
9 1 (1.45%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.45%) Squid
9 1 (1.45%) vCloud
9 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (47.83%) Puppet
2 18 (26.09%) Ansible
3 13 (18.84%) Nagios
4 10 (14.49%) HAProxy
5 9 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (10.14%) Cobbler
6 7 (10.14%) Linux-HA
6 7 (10.14%) Zenoss
7 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (5.80%) Kubernetes
9 3 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (2.90%) Cacti
10 2 (2.90%) logstash
10 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
10 2 (2.90%) Terraform
11 1 (1.45%) CFEngine
11 1 (1.45%) Netcool
11 1 (1.45%) OpenIDM
11 1 (1.45%) OpenView
11 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) Red Hat
2 23 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (13.04%) EMC
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco
5 4 (5.80%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.80%) Google
5 4 (5.80%) SAP
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle
6 3 (4.35%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) HP
7 2 (2.90%) IBM
7 2 (2.90%) NetApp
7 2 (2.90%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.45%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.45%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.45%) FireEye
8 1 (1.45%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.45%) Isilon
8 1 (1.45%) Splunk
8 1 (1.45%) Veritas
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: £450 per day (3-month rolling contract)
Posted: 3 days ago