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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Linux Engineer
Rank 599 590 562
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 14 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.011% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.012% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 17
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£413 £463 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% -19.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.00 -

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
50665 48981 46333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32010 29890 26848
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
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 1905 1968 2163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 8 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 7 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 -14 13 £400 -13.51% 2
South West - 10 £425 - 1
Wiltshire - 8 £425 -
London -6 3 £400 -33.33% 1
Salisbury - 2 - -
Swindon - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 - 1
Bristol - 1 £388 -

Senior Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 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 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (70.83%) Perl
3 16 (66.67%) Sun
4 15 (62.50%) Oracle
5 14 (58.33%) Solaris
5 14 (58.33%) TCP/IP
5 14 (58.33%) RHCE
5 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
5 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
6 13 (54.17%) Samba
6 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
6 13 (54.17%) Windows
7 12 (50.00%) Cisco
8 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
10 9 (37.50%) DV Cleared
11 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (25.00%) Finance
12 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
13 4 (16.67%) VMware
13 4 (16.67%) UNIX
13 4 (16.67%) Apache
13 4 (16.67%) Java
13 4 (16.67%) MySQL
13 4 (16.67%) CentOS
13 4 (16.67%) JIRA
13 4 (16.67%) Wiki
13 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
14 3 (12.50%) Puppet

Senior Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 4 (16.67%) Apache
2 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.33%) Confluence
4 1 (4.17%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) OpenVPN
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Gerrit
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Wiki
2 3 (12.50%) DTV
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (58.33%) Solaris
3 13 (54.17%) Windows
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (16.67%) CentOS
6 4 (16.67%) UNIX
7 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
8 2 (8.33%) SUSE
8 2 (8.33%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (4.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
1 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (12.50%) DevOps
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Scrum
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Kanban
3 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) Network Design
3 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) Perl
2 4 (16.67%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.50%) Ruby
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 2 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) RHCE
1 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
1 13 (54.17%) Samba
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
1 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Sun
2 15 (62.50%) Oracle
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco
4 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (16.67%) VMware
6 3 (12.50%) SAP
6 3 (12.50%) NetApp
7 2 (8.33%) HP
8 1 (4.17%) Dell
8 1 (4.17%) Citrix
8 1 (4.17%) Juniper
8 1 (4.17%) Veritas