Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £528 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 198 147
Rank change year-on-year -9 -51 +83
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 47 45 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 0.66% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.69% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 76
City of London median daily rate £528 £493 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.11% -1.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £427 £287 £418
90th Percentile £621 £566 £613
Central London median daily rate £530 £475 £492
% change year-on-year +11.58% -3.36% +15.65%
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 6,646 6,477 6,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.35% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,249 5,027 5,204
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +0.10% +8.00% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 88 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.30
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.23 £49.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.01% +6.84% -2.78%

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 September 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 19 September 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 - 5 £550 -
Linux Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (59.57%) DevOps
3 19 (40.43%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (38.30%) Puppet
4 18 (38.30%) Finance
4 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
5 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (36.17%) Configuration Management
6 16 (34.04%) Red Hat
6 16 (34.04%) Python
6 16 (34.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (34.04%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (31.91%) Ansible
7 15 (31.91%) Bash Shell
8 14 (29.79%) Unix
9 13 (27.66%) Windows
9 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
10 12 (25.53%) Banking
10 12 (25.53%) Terraform
11 10 (21.28%) JIRA
11 10 (21.28%) Node.js
12 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (19.15%) Docker
12 9 (19.15%) Shell Script
13 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
13 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
14 7 (14.89%) Citrix
14 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
14 7 (14.89%) TDD
15 6 (12.77%) VMware

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 (10.64%) Apache
1 5 (10.64%) Confluence
1 5 (10.64%) JBoss
1 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.38%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.26%) Drupal
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 19 (40.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.77%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (10.64%) GitHub
5 4 (8.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (8.51%) Amazon S3
5 4 (8.51%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (8.51%) CloudFront
5 4 (8.51%) Route 53
5 4 (8.51%) Serverless
5 4 (8.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (4.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (4.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Network Security
2 2 (4.26%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
2 10 (21.28%) JIRA
3 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA Agile
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Node.js
2 5 (10.64%) X-Windows
3 4 (8.51%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Fintech
2 5 (10.64%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.64%) Smartcard
2 5 (10.64%) Thin Client
2 5 (10.64%) User Experience
2 5 (10.64%) Video\Live Streaming
3 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
3 16 (34.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (29.79%) Unix
5 13 (27.66%) Windows
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.38%) CentOS
8 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) DevOps
2 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Configuration Management
3 7 (14.89%) TDD
4 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (10.64%) Issue Tracking
5 5 (10.64%) Kanban
6 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.51%) Open Source
7 3 (6.38%) Microservices
7 3 (6.38%) Release Management
8 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.26%) Pair Programming
8 2 (4.26%) SOA
9 1 (2.13%) Analytics
9 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.13%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (2.13%) ETL
9 1 (2.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) Python
2 15 (31.91%) Bash Shell
3 9 (19.15%) Shell Script
4 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.77%) Java
6 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.38%) Ruby
7 1 (2.13%) Groovy
7 1 (2.13%) Java 8
7 1 (2.13%) Korn
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) AWS Certification
2 4 (8.51%) RHCE
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) OCP
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) FedRAMP
1 2 (4.26%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Docker
2 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.38%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.26%) vSphere
4 2 (4.26%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (38.30%) Puppet
2 16 (34.04%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (31.91%) Ansible
4 12 (25.53%) Terraform
5 5 (10.64%) systemd
6 3 (6.38%) Kubernetes
7 2 (4.26%) Nagios
8 1 (2.13%) Packer
8 1 (2.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Red Hat
2 7 (14.89%) Citrix
3 6 (12.77%) Splunk
3 6 (12.77%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) Atlassian
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco
6 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Sun