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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Linux Engineer
UK
Rank 565 581 568
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 30 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.074% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.078% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 39
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £325 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £500 £418
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £75.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 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 15 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 17 January 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 +3 26 £500 - 22
London +9 16 £515 -6.36% 8
South West +16 5 £375 - 2
Exeter - 5 £375 -
Devon - 5 £375 -
Harrow +1 4 £515 +4.56%
South Wales - 4 £425 -
Wales - 4 £425 -
East of England - 3 £513 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £513 -
Cardiff - 3 £425 -
South East +5 2 £404 -19.25% 8
Watford - 2 £513 -
Kent -3 1 £500 -9.09%
Berkshire -4 1 £308 -38.50% 2

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 72 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (59.72%) Puppet
3 38 (52.78%) DevOps
4 35 (48.61%) Python
5 28 (38.89%) Red Hat
6 26 (36.11%) VMware
7 22 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (27.78%) Jenkins
9 19 (26.39%) MySQL
10 17 (23.61%) Apache
10 17 (23.61%) Ruby
10 17 (23.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 16 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 16 (22.22%) Bash Shell
11 16 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (22.22%) LAMP
11 16 (22.22%) ITIL
12 15 (20.83%) Nagios
12 15 (20.83%) Configuration Management
12 15 (20.83%) Ansible
12 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
13 12 (16.67%) HAProxy
13 12 (16.67%) Cisco
13 12 (16.67%) Java
14 11 (15.28%) Unix
14 11 (15.28%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (13.89%) CentOS

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 17 (23.61%) Apache
2 10 (13.89%) Tomcat
3 8 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 3 (4.17%) Confluence
5 2 (2.78%) nginx
6 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.39%) IIS
6 1 (1.39%) JBoss
6 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.39%) SAS
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (8.33%) GitHub
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.17%) Slack
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.39%) Joyent
5 1 (1.39%) PaaS
5 1 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) SAN
2 8 (11.11%) DNS
3 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.56%) Firewall
4 4 (5.56%) HTTP
4 4 (5.56%) LDAP
4 4 (5.56%) SNMP
4 4 (5.56%) VoIP
5 3 (4.17%) DHCP
5 3 (4.17%) VLAN
5 3 (4.17%) VPN
6 2 (2.78%) Internet
6 2 (2.78%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.39%) IMAP
7 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.39%) MRTG
7 1 (1.39%) OpenVPN
7 1 (1.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.39%) MySQL
2 11 (15.28%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (13.89%) Redis
4 7 (9.72%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.78%) Big Data
8 1 (1.39%) DB2
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.72%) GitLab
4 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.56%) GCC
4 4 (5.56%) JIRA
5 2 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.39%) GoCD
6 1 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (9.72%) Banking
2 5 (6.94%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Publishing
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.39%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) LAMP
2 9 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
3 7 (9.72%) ELK Stack
3 7 (9.72%) Memcached
4 5 (6.94%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (4.17%) Web Services
6 2 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (2.78%) REST
6 2 (2.78%) ZeroMQ
7 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 4 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.17%) Clustering
2 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.78%) Derivative
3 2 (2.78%) PKI
3 2 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (23.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (15.28%) Unix
4 10 (13.89%) CentOS
5 9 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 6 (8.33%) SUSE
7 5 (6.94%) Windows
8 3 (4.17%) SmartOS
8 3 (4.17%) Solaris
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.78%) Debian
10 1 (1.39%) AIX
10 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) DevOps
2 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.22%) ITIL
3 15 (20.83%) Configuration Management
4 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (9.72%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (9.72%) Low Latency
6 6 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.33%) Open Source
6 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.94%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.94%) Service Management
8 4 (5.56%) Change Control
8 4 (5.56%) High Availability
8 4 (5.56%) Requirements Management
9 3 (4.17%) Automated Testing
9 3 (4.17%) Change Management
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) Python
2 17 (23.61%) Ruby
3 16 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 12 (16.67%) Java
5 7 (9.72%) Perl
6 6 (8.33%) C
7 5 (6.94%) PHP
7 5 (6.94%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.17%) Groovy
9 2 (2.78%) C++
10 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.39%) Korn
10 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 16 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.78%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) RHCE
2 2 (2.78%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.50%) Docker
3 8 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (9.72%) GlusterFS
5 6 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (6.94%) iptables
7 3 (4.17%) vSphere
8 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
8 2 (2.78%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (2.78%) KVM
8 2 (2.78%) NFS
8 2 (2.78%) Samba
8 2 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.39%) Ceph
9 1 (1.39%) Dovecot
9 1 (1.39%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.39%) Squid
9 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (59.72%) Puppet
2 16 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (20.83%) Ansible
3 15 (20.83%) Nagios
4 12 (16.67%) HAProxy
5 7 (9.72%) Cobbler
5 7 (9.72%) Linux-HA
5 7 (9.72%) Zenoss
6 5 (6.94%) Kubernetes
7 3 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (4.17%) NetBackup
7 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (4.17%) Terraform
8 2 (2.78%) Cacti
8 2 (2.78%) logstash
8 2 (2.78%) OpenView
8 2 (2.78%) SELinux
9 1 (1.39%) Icinga
9 1 (1.39%) Mesos
9 1 (1.39%) RANCID
Vendors
1 28 (38.89%) Red Hat
2 26 (36.11%) VMware
3 12 (16.67%) Cisco
4 9 (12.50%) EMC
4 9 (12.50%) HP
5 8 (11.11%) IBM
6 7 (9.72%) CheckPoint
6 7 (9.72%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.56%) SAP
8 3 (4.17%) Atlassian
8 3 (4.17%) Google
8 3 (4.17%) NetApp
8 3 (4.17%) Oracle
8 3 (4.17%) Remedy
8 3 (4.17%) Splunk
9 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.78%) Brocade
9 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.78%) Sun
9 2 (2.78%) Veritas