Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 211 150
Rank change year-on-year +31 -61 +66
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 78 47 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.09% 0.65% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.69% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 71
City of London median daily rate £575 £470 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.34% -8.29% +13.89%
10th Percentile £456 £329 £393
90th Percentile £588 £588 £613
Central London median daily rate £575 £458 £481
% change year-on-year +25.68% -4.94% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,800 6,804 6,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.67% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,368 5,399 4,938
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 92 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £25.70 £30.75 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.60% +4.90% -4.40%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 30 £575 -
Linux Engineer
Central London

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 78 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (61.54%) Finance
2 48 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 47 (60.26%) DevOps
4 42 (53.85%) Windows Server
5 39 (50.00%) Windows
6 37 (47.44%) Active Directory
7 36 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (44.87%) Microsoft Azure
9 31 (39.74%) Terraform
10 30 (38.46%) X-Windows
11 23 (29.49%) Red Hat
12 17 (21.79%) Banking
13 16 (20.51%) Apache
14 14 (17.95%) Puppet
15 12 (15.38%) Python
15 12 (15.38%) JBoss
15 12 (15.38%) Unix
15 12 (15.38%) Configuration Management
15 12 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (14.10%) Citrix
16 11 (14.10%) Retail Banking
17 10 (12.82%) WebLogic
18 9 (11.54%) Shell Script
18 9 (11.54%) VMware
18 9 (11.54%) Release Management
18 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (11.54%) CentOS
18 9 (11.54%) Bash Shell
19 8 (10.26%) Open Source

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 16 (20.51%) Apache
2 12 (15.38%) JBoss
3 10 (12.82%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.85%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.85%) IIS
5 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.85%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.28%) CMS
6 1 (1.28%) Confluence
6 1 (1.28%) Drupal
6 1 (1.28%) Jetty
6 1 (1.28%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.28%) nginx
6 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 35 (44.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.85%) Office 365
4 2 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.56%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.28%) GitHub
5 1 (1.28%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) DHCP
1 4 (5.13%) DNS
2 3 (3.85%) Firewall
2 3 (3.85%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) SAN
2 3 (3.85%) VSAN
3 2 (2.56%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.28%) FTP
4 1 (1.28%) IPsec
4 1 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Jenkins
1 7 (8.97%) JIRA
2 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.56%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.28%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.28%) Travis CI
General
1 48 (61.54%) Finance
2 17 (21.79%) Banking
3 11 (14.10%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (38.46%) X-Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Node.js
3 4 (5.13%) REST
3 4 (5.13%) Spring
3 4 (5.13%) Web Services
4 3 (3.85%) Kafka
5 2 (2.56%) LDAP
5 2 (2.56%) SOAP
5 2 (2.56%) XML
6 1 (1.28%) .NET
6 1 (1.28%) GraphQL
6 1 (1.28%) J2EE
6 1 (1.28%) LAMP
6 1 (1.28%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 6 (7.69%) Smartcard
1 6 (7.69%) Thin Client
1 6 (7.69%) User Experience
1 6 (7.69%) Video\Live Streaming
2 4 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (53.85%) Windows Server
4 39 (50.00%) Windows
5 12 (15.38%) Unix
6 9 (11.54%) CentOS
7 4 (5.13%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (60.26%) DevOps
2 12 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (11.54%) Release Management
4 8 (10.26%) Open Source
5 7 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (8.97%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (8.97%) TDD
6 6 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (7.69%) Kanban
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (6.41%) Microservices
8 4 (5.13%) API Design
8 4 (5.13%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.85%) Systems Engineering
9 3 (3.85%) Task Automation
10 2 (2.56%) Analytics
10 2 (2.56%) Information Security
10 2 (2.56%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) Python
2 9 (11.54%) Bash Shell
2 9 (11.54%) Shell Script
3 8 (10.26%) Java
3 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.69%) SQL
5 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.56%) Perl
7 1 (1.28%) Go
7 1 (1.28%) Groovy
7 1 (1.28%) Java 8
7 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 37 (47.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) XenApp
3 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.85%) XenServer
5 2 (2.56%) Docker
5 2 (2.56%) vSphere
6 1 (1.28%) Ceph
6 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (39.74%) Terraform
3 14 (17.95%) Puppet
4 6 (7.69%) Ansible
4 6 (7.69%) systemd
5 3 (3.85%) HP SIM
5 3 (3.85%) SCCM
6 2 (2.56%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (2.56%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (2.56%) Nagios
7 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.28%) Packer
7 1 (1.28%) rkt
7 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 23 (29.49%) Red Hat
2 11 (14.10%) Citrix
3 9 (11.54%) VMware
4 7 (8.97%) Splunk
5 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle
7 3 (3.85%) Cisco
7 3 (3.85%) Dell
7 3 (3.85%) HP
8 2 (2.56%) Google
9 1 (1.28%) IBM
9 1 (1.28%) Sun