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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Linux Engineer
Rank 597 606 613
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 44 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.051% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.054% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 11
Median daily rate £500 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £423 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%

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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 May 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 25 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 2 May 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 +16 44 £500 - 14
London -14 23 £535 +7.00% 8
South East -2 11 £500 - 2
Berkshire - 6 £500 -
Wiltshire -4 5 £525 -
South West -8 5 £525 +23.52%
Surrey - 3 £500 - 1
Reading - 3 £500 -
Windsor - 3 £500 -
Salisbury - 3 £525 -
City of London - 2 £531 - 3
Woking - 2 £500 -
North West - 2 £453 -
West Midlands - 2 £413 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £488 - 1
Crawley - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £488 - 2
Manchester - 1 £453 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £488 - 1
Harrow - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 83 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (54.22%) Puppet
3 41 (49.40%) DevOps
4 38 (45.78%) Configuration Management
5 37 (44.58%) CentOS
6 32 (38.55%) Python
7 31 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (36.14%) Java
9 29 (34.94%) Amazon AWS
10 27 (32.53%) Ansible
11 26 (31.33%) Opscode Chef
12 25 (30.12%) Perl
13 24 (28.92%) MySQL
13 24 (28.92%) Red Hat
14 21 (25.30%) VMware
15 20 (24.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (22.89%) Jenkins
16 19 (22.89%) OpenStack
16 19 (22.89%) LAMP
16 19 (22.89%) Apache
17 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (20.48%) Ruby
18 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
18 17 (20.48%) Bash Shell
18 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
19 16 (19.28%) Nagios
19 16 (19.28%) Unix
19 16 (19.28%) KVM
20 15 (18.07%) Tomcat
21 14 (16.87%) Elasticsearch

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 19 (22.89%) Apache
1 19 (22.89%) OpenStack
2 15 (18.07%) Tomcat
3 14 (16.87%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.41%) JBoss
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) Node.js
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 29 (34.94%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.43%) PaaS
3 6 (7.23%) IaaS
4 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.20%) Route 53
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.43%) DNS
2 7 (8.43%) Firewall
3 5 (6.02%) SAN
4 4 (4.82%) LDAP
5 3 (3.61%) NAS
5 3 (3.61%) SMTP
6 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.41%) LAN
6 2 (2.41%) SNMP
6 2 (2.41%) VLAN
6 2 (2.41%) WAN
7 1 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.20%) HTTP
7 1 (1.20%) Multicast
7 1 (1.20%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.20%) SSL
7 1 (1.20%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.20%) VPN
7 1 (1.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.92%) MySQL
2 12 (14.46%) Big Data
3 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.41%) Redis
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.20%) DB2
6 1 (1.20%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.20%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.20%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Jenkins
2 12 (14.46%) Ant
2 12 (14.46%) Gradle
2 12 (14.46%) Maven
3 10 (12.05%) Git (software)
4 8 (9.64%) JIRA
5 3 (3.61%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.61%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.41%) Subversion
6 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.20%) GCC
7 1 (1.20%) GitLab
7 1 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Games
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Publishing
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) LAMP
2 10 (12.05%) ELK Stack
3 8 (9.64%) Web Services
4 7 (8.43%) RESTful
4 7 (8.43%) Sensu
5 4 (4.82%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.41%) REST
6 2 (2.41%) SOAP
6 2 (2.41%) XML
7 1 (1.20%) .NET
7 1 (1.20%) CSS
7 1 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.20%) J2EE
7 1 (1.20%) JSON
7 1 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Private Cloud
1 7 (8.43%) Wiki
2 4 (4.82%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.41%) Blog
3 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.41%) HACMP
4 1 (1.20%) Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) CMDB
4 1 (1.20%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Online Games
4 1 (1.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (44.58%) CentOS
3 20 (24.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (19.28%) Unix
5 11 (13.25%) Solaris
5 11 (13.25%) Windows
6 10 (12.05%) Ubuntu
7 9 (10.84%) Fedora
8 5 (6.02%) Windows Server
8 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.82%) AIX
10 1 (1.20%) Debian
10 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (49.40%) DevOps
2 38 (45.78%) Configuration Management
3 31 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (14.46%) Mentoring
5 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (10.84%) Service Delivery
7 8 (9.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (9.64%) Open Source
8 7 (8.43%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.23%) Software Delivery
10 5 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (6.02%) Security Patching
10 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 4 (4.82%) Scrum
12 3 (3.61%) Data Management
12 3 (3.61%) Multithreading
12 3 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) Python
2 30 (36.14%) Java
3 25 (30.12%) Perl
4 17 (20.48%) Bash Shell
4 17 (20.48%) Ruby
5 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.23%) PHP
7 5 (6.02%) C++
8 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.20%) C
9 1 (1.20%) C#
9 1 (1.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.64%) RHCE
2 8 (9.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) CCNA
3 5 (6.02%) CCNP
3 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.41%) CCDA
4 2 (2.41%) CCIE
4 2 (2.41%) Degree
5 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (19.28%) KVM
3 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
4 11 (13.25%) Docker
5 8 (9.64%) Samba
6 7 (8.43%) Xen
7 6 (7.23%) vSphere
8 5 (6.02%) VMware ESX
9 4 (4.82%) vCloud
10 3 (3.61%) NFS
10 3 (3.61%) QEMU
11 2 (2.41%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (2.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (1.20%) Firmware
12 1 (1.20%) LXC
12 1 (1.20%) RHEV
12 1 (1.20%) Sendmail
12 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 45 (54.22%) Puppet
2 27 (32.53%) Ansible
3 26 (31.33%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (19.28%) Nagios
5 11 (13.25%) Terraform
6 9 (10.84%) Graphite
6 9 (10.84%) Packer
7 8 (9.64%) logstash
8 5 (6.02%) FreeIPA
8 5 (6.02%) Icinga
8 5 (6.02%) Kubernetes
8 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (4.82%) Zenoss
10 2 (2.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (1.20%) BladeLogic
11 1 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (1.20%) Cacti
11 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (1.20%) yum
11 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (28.92%) Red Hat
2 21 (25.30%) VMware
3 11 (13.25%) Cisco
3 11 (13.25%) Oracle
4 9 (10.84%) Splunk
5 8 (9.64%) EMC
5 8 (9.64%) NetApp
6 5 (6.02%) Akamai
6 5 (6.02%) HP
7 4 (4.82%) Dell
8 3 (3.61%) Veritas
9 2 (2.41%) Citrix
9 2 (2.41%) IBM
9 2 (2.41%) New Relic
10 1 (1.20%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.20%) F5
10 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.20%) Percona
10 1 (1.20%) SAP
10 1 (1.20%) Solace
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