The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Linux Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Linux Engineer
Rank 608 607 560
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 12 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.007% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.008% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 18
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£425 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Senior Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 11 £413 +13.79% 11
South West - 8 £425 -
Wiltshire - 6 £425 -
Salisbury - 3 - -
London -2 2 £400 +23.07% 5
East Midlands 0 1 - -
Northampton 0 1 - -
Northamptonshire -4 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £388 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 -
Swindon - 1 £425 -

Senior Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Linux Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Linux Engineer in their job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (72.00%) Perl
3 16 (64.00%) Sun
4 15 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 15 (60.00%) Oracle
5 14 (56.00%) Solaris
5 14 (56.00%) RHCE
5 14 (56.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
6 13 (52.00%) Samba
7 12 (48.00%) Red Hat
7 12 (48.00%) Windows
8 11 (44.00%) Cisco
9 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (40.00%) DV Cleared
10 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
11 6 (24.00%) Finance
11 6 (24.00%) Apache
12 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
12 5 (20.00%) UNIX
12 5 (20.00%) Java
12 5 (20.00%) MySQL
12 5 (20.00%) CentOS
12 5 (20.00%) Wiki
12 5 (20.00%) VMware
12 5 (20.00%) JIRA
13 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell

Senior Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Linux Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Linux Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) Apache
2 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 2 (8.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.00%) LDAP
4 2 (8.00%) LAN
4 2 (8.00%) WAN
4 2 (8.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MySQL
2 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Gerrit
2 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) Maven
General
1 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Wiki
2 3 (12.00%) DTV
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (56.00%) Solaris
3 12 (48.00%) Windows
4 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (20.00%) CentOS
6 5 (20.00%) UNIX
7 3 (12.00%) Ubuntu
8 2 (8.00%) SUSE
8 2 (8.00%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (4.00%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.00%) DevOps
3 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Kanban
4 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Network Design
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) Perl
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (12.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
5 2 (8.00%) VBScript
5 2 (8.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) RHCE
1 14 (56.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
1 13 (52.00%) Samba
2 3 (12.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Sun
2 15 (60.00%) Oracle
3 12 (48.00%) Red Hat
4 11 (44.00%) Cisco
5 5 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (12.00%) SAP
6 3 (12.00%) NetApp
7 2 (8.00%) HP
8 1 (4.00%) Dell
8 1 (4.00%) Citrix
8 1 (4.00%) Juniper
8 1 (4.00%) Veritas
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