Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 191 174
Rank change year-on-year -22 -17 +63
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 40 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.74% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.77% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 42 45
City of London median daily rate £500 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £402 £338 £409
90th Percentile £625 £600 £580
Central London median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
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 6,536 5,950 6,276
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 95.95% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,159 4,572 5,013
City of London median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £294
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 71 86
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -10.00% +0.15%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.90 £30.07 £42.66
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.99
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.97% +2.53%

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 19 June 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (47.50%) DevOps
3 18 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (45.00%) Red Hat
4 17 (42.50%) Finance
4 17 (42.50%) Puppet
5 16 (40.00%) Python
5 16 (40.00%) Unix
6 15 (37.50%) Configuration Management
6 15 (37.50%) Ansible
6 15 (37.50%) Bash Shell
7 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
9 10 (25.00%) Docker
9 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (25.00%) Banking
10 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
10 9 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (20.00%) Terraform
12 7 (17.50%) VMware
12 7 (17.50%) RHCE
12 7 (17.50%) Fintech
12 7 (17.50%) Node.js
13 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 6 (15.00%) Java
13 6 (15.00%) JIRA
13 6 (15.00%) vCenter Server
14 5 (12.50%) Windows Server

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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) Confluence
2 4 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.50%) Drupal
3 1 (2.50%) nginx
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 18 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (10.00%) Amazon S3
3 4 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (10.00%) CloudFront
3 4 (10.00%) GitHub
3 4 (10.00%) Route 53
3 4 (10.00%) Serverless
3 4 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.50%) Bluemix
5 1 (2.50%) IaaS
5 1 (2.50%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Network Security
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
2 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.00%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.50%) GitLab
5 1 (2.50%) RStudio
5 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Node.js
2 1 (2.50%) LAMP
2 1 (2.50%) LDAP
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Fintech
2 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.00%) Smartcard
2 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.50%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (40.00%) Unix
3 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.50%) Windows
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) DevOps
2 15 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (12.50%) Open Source
5 4 (10.00%) Microservices
5 4 (10.00%) TDD
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Analytics
7 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.00%) ETL
7 2 (5.00%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (5.00%) Kanban
7 2 (5.00%) Pair Programming
8 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.50%) Information Security
8 1 (2.50%) SIEM
8 1 (2.50%) SOA
8 1 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Python
2 15 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 6 (15.00%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.50%) Ruby
7 1 (2.50%) Groovy
7 1 (2.50%) Korn
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) RHCE
2 5 (12.50%) AWS Certification
3 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) RHCA
5 1 (2.50%) OCP
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Docker
2 6 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) Ceph
3 1 (2.50%) KVM
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (42.50%) Puppet
2 15 (37.50%) Ansible
3 9 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (20.00%) Terraform
5 6 (15.00%) vCenter Server
6 4 (10.00%) Kubernetes
7 2 (5.00%) systemd
8 1 (2.50%) BladeLogic
8 1 (2.50%) Nessus
8 1 (2.50%) Packer
8 1 (2.50%) Prometheus
8 1 (2.50%) QRadar
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.00%) Atlassian
5 3 (7.50%) Splunk
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) AlienVault
7 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.50%) BMC
7 1 (2.50%) New Relic
7 1 (2.50%) Qualys
7 1 (2.50%) Rapid7
7 1 (2.50%) Sun
7 1 (2.50%) Tealium
7 1 (2.50%) Veritas