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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Linux Engineer
Rank 636 619 611
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 25 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.053% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.055% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 12
Median daily rate £525 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.75

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 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 12 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 29 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 -6 25 £525 +31.25% 10
London +7 12 £550 +37.50% 5
South East +9 7 £450 +50.00% 2
Wiltshire -1 5 - -
South West -8 5 - -
Berkshire - 4 £450 -
Reading - 4 £450 -
Surrey - 3 £400 - 1
Egham - 2 £400 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 - -

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 68 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (57.35%) Puppet
3 36 (52.94%) DevOps
4 35 (51.47%) Configuration Management
5 33 (48.53%) CentOS
6 29 (42.65%) Red Hat
7 27 (39.71%) Perl
8 25 (36.76%) Python
9 22 (32.35%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (32.35%) Ansible
10 21 (30.88%) Jenkins
11 20 (29.41%) Java
12 19 (27.94%) Apache
12 19 (27.94%) Tomcat
13 18 (26.47%) MySQL
13 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
14 17 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (25.00%) VMware
14 17 (25.00%) Oracle
15 16 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
15 16 (23.53%) OpenStack
16 15 (22.06%) Solaris
16 15 (22.06%) LAMP
16 15 (22.06%) Ruby
17 14 (20.59%) Active Directory
17 14 (20.59%) Docker
18 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (19.12%) JIRA

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 (27.94%) Apache
1 19 (27.94%) Tomcat
2 16 (23.53%) OpenStack
3 8 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.88%) JBoss
5 1 (1.47%) CMS
5 1 (1.47%) Confluence
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.76%) IaaS
3 4 (5.88%) Amazon S3
3 4 (5.88%) GitHub
4 3 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.41%) PaaS
5 2 (2.94%) SaaS
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.47%) Route 53
6 1 (1.47%) Trello
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.29%) Firewall
3 4 (5.88%) SAN
4 3 (4.41%) DNS
4 3 (4.41%) VLAN
5 2 (2.94%) Internet
5 2 (2.94%) LAN
5 2 (2.94%) LDAP
5 2 (2.94%) VPN
5 2 (2.94%) WAN
6 1 (1.47%) DVB
6 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.47%) Multicast
6 1 (1.47%) NAS
6 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.47%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.47%) SNMP
6 1 (1.47%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.47%) MySQL
2 6 (8.82%) Big Data
2 6 (8.82%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.94%) Redis
5 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.47%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.47%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (30.88%) Jenkins
2 13 (19.12%) JIRA
3 12 (17.65%) Ant
4 11 (16.18%) Gradle
4 11 (16.18%) Maven
5 10 (14.71%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.41%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.41%) Subversion
7 2 (2.94%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.94%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.47%) GCC
8 1 (1.47%) GitLab
8 1 (1.47%) Selenium
8 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (7.35%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Publishing
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) LAMP
2 3 (4.41%) ELK Stack
2 3 (4.41%) XML
3 2 (2.94%) CSS
3 2 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.47%) HTML
4 1 (1.47%) JSON
4 1 (1.47%) Middleware
4 1 (1.47%) Node.js
4 1 (1.47%) REST
4 1 (1.47%) SOAP
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Wiki
2 7 (10.29%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.94%) Blog
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) CMDB
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.47%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.47%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) New Media
4 1 (1.47%) Online Games
4 1 (1.47%) Social Media
4 1 (1.47%) STB
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (48.53%) CentOS
3 17 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (22.06%) Solaris
5 11 (16.18%) Unix
6 10 (14.71%) Windows
7 9 (13.24%) Ubuntu
8 8 (11.76%) Fedora
9 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
10 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (5.88%) SUSE
12 1 (1.47%) AIX
12 1 (1.47%) Debian
12 1 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) DevOps
2 35 (51.47%) Configuration Management
3 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (16.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.82%) High Availability
7 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 6 (8.82%) Software Delivery
8 5 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (7.35%) Security Patching
8 5 (7.35%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (5.88%) ITIL
9 4 (5.88%) Open Source
9 4 (5.88%) Patch Management
9 4 (5.88%) Software Distribution
10 3 (4.41%) Data Management
10 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.94%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.71%) Perl
2 25 (36.76%) Python
3 20 (29.41%) Java
4 15 (22.06%) Ruby
5 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.82%) Bash Shell
6 6 (8.82%) PHP
7 5 (7.35%) C++
7 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.94%) C
10 1 (1.47%) Go
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.12%) RHCE
3 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) CCNA
4 5 (7.35%) CCNP
4 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.41%) Degree
5 3 (4.41%) RHCA
6 2 (2.94%) CCDA
6 2 (2.94%) CCIE
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.94%) RHCT
7 1 (1.47%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 17 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.59%) Docker
3 11 (16.18%) Samba
4 10 (14.71%) vSphere
5 8 (11.76%) KVM
6 6 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (7.35%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.94%) Xen
9 1 (1.47%) Firmware
9 1 (1.47%) iptables
9 1 (1.47%) LXC
9 1 (1.47%) NFS
9 1 (1.47%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (57.35%) Puppet
2 22 (32.35%) Ansible
2 22 (32.35%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (14.71%) Nagios
4 9 (13.24%) Packer
5 8 (11.76%) Kubernetes
5 8 (11.76%) Terraform
6 5 (7.35%) FreeIPA
6 5 (7.35%) Icinga
6 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.47%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.47%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.47%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.47%) Kibana
8 1 (1.47%) logstash
8 1 (1.47%) OSSEC
8 1 (1.47%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.47%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) Red Hat
2 17 (25.00%) Oracle
2 17 (25.00%) VMware
3 10 (14.71%) Splunk
4 8 (11.76%) NetApp
5 7 (10.29%) HP
6 5 (7.35%) Akamai
6 5 (7.35%) Cisco
7 4 (5.88%) EMC
8 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.41%) New Relic
9 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.94%) Citrix
10 1 (1.47%) BMC
10 1 (1.47%) DataSynapse
10 1 (1.47%) Juniper
10 1 (1.47%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.47%) Reuters
10 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.47%) Veritas
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