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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Linux Engineer
Rank 611 600 595
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 40 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.044% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.047% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 11
Median daily rate £525 £400 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -12.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £455 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 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 21 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 24 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 +8 40 £525 +31.25% 17
London +8 22 £535 +33.75% 10
South East +2 10 £500 +66.66% 3
South West -6 5 £525 +23.52%
Wiltshire -9 5 £525 -
Berkshire - 5 £500 -
Reading - 4 £475 -
Salisbury - 3 £525 -
Surrey - 3 £500 - 3
Woking - 2 £500 -
North West - 2 £453 - 1
City of London - 2 £531 - 1
Windsor - 1 £500 -
Cambridge - 1 £488 -
Manchester - 1 £453 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £488 - 1
Crawley - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £488 -

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (59.21%) Puppet
3 40 (52.63%) DevOps
3 40 (52.63%) Configuration Management
4 37 (48.68%) CentOS
5 33 (43.42%) Python
6 29 (38.16%) Java
6 29 (38.16%) Amazon AWS
7 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (35.53%) Perl
9 26 (34.21%) Ansible
10 25 (32.89%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (32.89%) Red Hat
11 23 (30.26%) MySQL
11 23 (30.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (26.32%) Jenkins
13 19 (25.00%) VMware
14 18 (23.68%) LAMP
14 18 (23.68%) Apache
14 18 (23.68%) OpenStack
14 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (22.37%) Ruby
15 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
16 16 (21.05%) Tomcat
17 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
17 15 (19.74%) Bash Shell
18 14 (18.42%) Elasticsearch
19 13 (17.11%) KVM
19 13 (17.11%) Unix
19 13 (17.11%) Oracle

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 18 (23.68%) Apache
1 18 (23.68%) OpenStack
2 16 (21.05%) Tomcat
3 14 (18.42%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.95%) JBoss
5 1 (1.32%) CMS
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) Node.js
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 29 (38.16%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.89%) IaaS
2 6 (7.89%) PaaS
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.32%) Route 53
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.21%) Firewall
3 6 (7.89%) DNS
4 5 (6.58%) SAN
5 4 (5.26%) LDAP
6 3 (3.95%) NAS
7 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.63%) LAN
7 2 (2.63%) SMTP
7 2 (2.63%) SNMP
7 2 (2.63%) VLAN
7 2 (2.63%) WAN
8 1 (1.32%) DVB
8 1 (1.32%) HTTP
8 1 (1.32%) Multicast
8 1 (1.32%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.32%) SSL
8 1 (1.32%) tcpdump
8 1 (1.32%) VPN
8 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.26%) MySQL
2 12 (15.79%) Big Data
3 5 (6.58%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.63%) Redis
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.32%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.32%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 20 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.79%) Ant
2 12 (15.79%) Gradle
2 12 (15.79%) Maven
3 9 (11.84%) JIRA
4 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.95%) Subversion
6 2 (2.63%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.32%) GCC
7 1 (1.32%) GitLab
7 1 (1.32%) Selenium
7 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Games
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Publishing
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) LAMP
2 10 (13.16%) ELK Stack
2 10 (13.16%) Web Services
3 7 (9.21%) RESTful
3 7 (9.21%) Sensu
4 3 (3.95%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (3.95%) XML
5 2 (2.63%) CSS
5 2 (2.63%) REST
5 2 (2.63%) SOAP
6 1 (1.32%) .NET
6 1 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.32%) HTML
6 1 (1.32%) J2EE
6 1 (1.32%) JSON
6 1 (1.32%) Middleware
6 1 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Wiki
2 7 (9.21%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) Blog
3 2 (2.63%) HACMP
4 1 (1.32%) CMDB
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.32%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.32%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) New Media
4 1 (1.32%) Online Games
4 1 (1.32%) Social Media
4 1 (1.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (48.68%) CentOS
3 23 (30.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (17.11%) Solaris
4 13 (17.11%) Unix
5 12 (15.79%) Ubuntu
6 9 (11.84%) Fedora
6 9 (11.84%) Windows
7 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
8 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (5.26%) AIX
10 2 (2.63%) SUSE
11 1 (1.32%) Debian
11 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (52.63%) Configuration Management
1 40 (52.63%) DevOps
2 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (14.47%) Mentoring
4 10 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (7.89%) Open Source
6 6 (7.89%) Software Delivery
7 5 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (6.58%) Security Patching
8 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.95%) Data Management
9 3 (3.95%) High Availability
9 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 3 (3.95%) Scrum
10 2 (2.63%) Application Performance Management
10 2 (2.63%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (43.42%) Python
2 29 (38.16%) Java
3 27 (35.53%) Perl
4 17 (22.37%) Ruby
5 15 (19.74%) Bash Shell
6 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.26%) PHP
8 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.63%) C++
9 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.84%) RHCE
3 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) CCNA
4 5 (6.58%) CCNP
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.63%) CCDA
5 2 (2.63%) CCIE
5 2 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (17.11%) KVM
3 12 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 11 (14.47%) Docker
5 9 (11.84%) Samba
6 8 (10.53%) vSphere
7 6 (7.89%) Xen
8 5 (6.58%) VMware ESX
9 3 (3.95%) NFS
9 3 (3.95%) vCloud
10 2 (2.63%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.32%) Firmware
11 1 (1.32%) LXC
11 1 (1.32%) QEMU
11 1 (1.32%) RHEV
11 1 (1.32%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 45 (59.21%) Puppet
2 26 (34.21%) Ansible
3 25 (32.89%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (15.79%) Nagios
5 11 (14.47%) Terraform
6 9 (11.84%) Packer
7 8 (10.53%) Graphite
7 8 (10.53%) logstash
8 5 (6.58%) FreeIPA
8 5 (6.58%) Icinga
8 5 (6.58%) Kubernetes
8 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (3.95%) Zenoss
10 2 (2.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (1.32%) BladeLogic
11 1 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (1.32%) Kibana
11 1 (1.32%) yum
11 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (32.89%) Red Hat
2 19 (25.00%) VMware
3 13 (17.11%) Oracle
4 10 (13.16%) Cisco
5 9 (11.84%) NetApp
5 9 (11.84%) Splunk
6 7 (9.21%) EMC
7 6 (7.89%) HP
8 5 (6.58%) Akamai
9 3 (3.95%) Dell
9 3 (3.95%) Veritas
10 2 (2.63%) Citrix
10 2 (2.63%) IBM
10 2 (2.63%) New Relic
11 1 (1.32%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.32%) DataSynapse
11 1 (1.32%) F5
11 1 (1.32%) Juniper
11 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.32%) Percona