Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 164 223
Rank change year-on-year -34 +59 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 48 86 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.68% 1.30% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.37% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 70 40
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +12.68% -1.39%
10th Percentile £333 £399 £323
90th Percentile £585 £625 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
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 6700 6297 8710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.48% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5290 5007 6838
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £678 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +7.46%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (50.00%) Puppet
3 23 (47.92%) DevOps
4 19 (39.58%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (39.58%) Finance
5 18 (37.50%) Ansible
6 14 (29.17%) Red Hat
7 13 (27.08%) Python
7 13 (27.08%) Terraform
8 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 12 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (22.92%) Windows
9 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
10 10 (20.83%) Unix
11 9 (18.75%) Docker
12 8 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
12 8 (16.67%) Java
12 8 (16.67%) Perl
12 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
13 7 (14.58%) Banking
13 7 (14.58%) Ubuntu
13 7 (14.58%) Release Management
14 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (12.50%) SAN
14 6 (12.50%) JBoss
14 6 (12.50%) IBM
14 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012

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 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 6 (12.50%) JBoss
3 5 (10.42%) nginx
4 4 (8.33%) Jetty
5 3 (6.25%) MQSeries
5 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.17%) Apache
6 2 (4.17%) Apache Spark
6 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.08%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 19 (39.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.42%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (10.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.08%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) SAN
2 4 (8.33%) iSCSI
2 4 (8.33%) VLAN
3 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) HTTP
5 1 (2.08%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.08%) DSL
5 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.08%) LDAP
5 1 (2.08%) NAS
5 1 (2.08%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.08%) SSH
5 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Big Data
1 5 (10.42%) Hadoop
1 5 (10.42%) MySQL
2 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.17%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.08%) HBase
4 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.17%) Selenium
4 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.08%) GitLab
4 1 (2.08%) JMeter
4 1 (2.08%) Maven
4 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.08%) RSpec
4 1 (2.08%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) Law
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
1 4 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (8.33%) Servlets
2 3 (6.25%) HTML
2 3 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (6.25%) Middleware
2 3 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.17%) Node.js
3 2 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.17%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (22.92%) Windows
4 10 (20.83%) Unix
5 7 (14.58%) Ubuntu
6 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.42%) CentOS
7 5 (10.42%) Solaris
8 3 (6.25%) Debian
8 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.08%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) DevOps
2 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (14.58%) Release Management
4 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (10.42%) Open Source
6 4 (8.33%) Patch Management
6 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.25%) Microservices
8 2 (4.17%) Analytics
8 2 (4.17%) Big Data Analytics
8 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.17%) Data Analytics
8 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.17%) Migration
8 2 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) Python
2 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
3 8 (16.67%) Java
3 8 (16.67%) Perl
3 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.42%) Ruby
5 4 (8.33%) C++
5 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.25%) PHP
7 2 (4.17%) R
8 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) RHCE
2 3 (6.25%) RHCA
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) GCP
2 1 (2.08%) AS 2805
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Docker
2 4 (8.33%) NFS
2 4 (8.33%) XenServer
3 1 (2.08%) LXC
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (50.00%) Puppet
2 18 (37.50%) Ansible
3 13 (27.08%) Terraform
4 8 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (12.50%) Kubernetes
6 5 (10.42%) Packer
7 4 (8.33%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (4.17%) Kibana
8 2 (4.17%) logstash
9 1 (2.08%) BladeLogic
9 1 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (2.08%) Graphite
9 1 (2.08%) Nessus
9 1 (2.08%) QRadar
9 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Red Hat
2 6 (12.50%) IBM
3 4 (8.33%) Citrix
3 4 (8.33%) Google
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) Temenos
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) BMC
5 1 (2.08%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.08%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.08%) F5
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) New Relic
5 1 (2.08%) Qualys
5 1 (2.08%) Rapid7
5 1 (2.08%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.08%) Splunk
5 1 (2.08%) Veritas