Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 147 195
Rank change year-on-year -48 +48 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 46 79 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.65% 1.27% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.33% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 66 30
City of London median daily rate £465 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.27% +13.89% -
10th Percentile £363 £393 £300
90th Percentile £588 £625 £583
Central London median daily rate £475 £481 £450
% change year-on-year -1.30% +6.94% -2.70%
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 6,651 5,922 6,845
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.44% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,274 4,702 5,395
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £649
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 66 99
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.35 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.36% -8.20% +17.59%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £10.96
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.44 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -8.21% +15.15%

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 16 January 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 16 January 2018, 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 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (50.00%) Puppet
3 22 (47.83%) Red Hat
4 18 (39.13%) Finance
5 17 (36.96%) Ansible
6 16 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (32.61%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (32.61%) DevOps
8 14 (30.43%) Windows
9 11 (23.91%) Unix
10 10 (21.74%) Jenkins
10 10 (21.74%) Terraform
10 10 (21.74%) Banking
11 9 (19.57%) Ubuntu
11 9 (19.57%) Python
11 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
11 9 (19.57%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (19.57%) Bash Shell
12 8 (17.39%) Shell Script
12 8 (17.39%) VMware
13 7 (15.22%) SAN
13 7 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
14 6 (13.04%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (13.04%) Docker
14 6 (13.04%) IBM
14 6 (13.04%) Solaris
14 6 (13.04%) JBoss
15 5 (10.87%) Tomcat

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 6 (13.04%) JBoss
2 5 (10.87%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.70%) OpenStack
4 3 (6.52%) MQSeries
4 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.35%) nginx
6 1 (2.17%) Apache
6 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
6 1 (2.17%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 15 (32.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (10.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) SAN
2 4 (8.70%) LDAP
3 3 (6.52%) iSCSI
3 3 (6.52%) VLAN
4 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) HTTP
4 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.17%) SSH
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
1 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) JMeter
2 1 (2.17%) Maven
2 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.17%) RSpec
2 1 (2.17%) Selenium
2 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) HTML
2 3 (6.52%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (6.52%) Middleware
2 3 (6.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.35%) Node.js
3 2 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.17%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.17%) Servlets
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.35%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.35%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (30.43%) Windows
4 11 (23.91%) Unix
5 9 (19.57%) Ubuntu
6 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
6 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (13.04%) Solaris
8 5 (10.87%) Debian
9 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (6.52%) CentOS
11 1 (2.17%) AIX
11 1 (2.17%) CoreOS
11 1 (2.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) DevOps
2 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (10.87%) Open Source
4 3 (6.52%) Information Security
4 3 (6.52%) Release Management
4 3 (6.52%) SIEM
4 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.52%) Target Operating Model
4 3 (6.52%) Threat Management
5 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.35%) Build Automation
5 2 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (4.35%) Microservices
5 2 (4.35%) OO
5 2 (4.35%) OOP
6 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.17%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) Bash Shell
1 9 (19.57%) Python
2 8 (17.39%) Shell Script
3 5 (10.87%) C++
3 5 (10.87%) Perl
4 4 (8.70%) Java
4 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) PHP
5 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.52%) Ruby
6 2 (4.35%) C
7 1 (2.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) RHCE
2 3 (6.52%) RHCA
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) GCP
2 1 (2.17%) AS 2805
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (13.04%) Docker
3 3 (6.52%) NFS
3 3 (6.52%) vSphere
3 3 (6.52%) XenServer
4 1 (2.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 23 (50.00%) Puppet
2 17 (36.96%) Ansible
3 10 (21.74%) Terraform
4 9 (19.57%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (8.70%) Kubernetes
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (6.52%) BladeLogic
6 3 (6.52%) Nessus
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (6.52%) Packer
6 3 (6.52%) QRadar
6 3 (6.52%) vCenter Server
7 2 (4.35%) Kibana
7 2 (4.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Red Hat
2 8 (17.39%) VMware
3 6 (13.04%) IBM
4 5 (10.87%) Citrix
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle
5 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.52%) AlienVault
6 3 (6.52%) BMC
6 3 (6.52%) Qualys
6 3 (6.52%) Rapid7
6 3 (6.52%) Temenos
6 3 (6.52%) Veritas
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco
8 1 (2.17%) Dynatrace
8 1 (2.17%) F5
8 1 (2.17%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.17%) Splunk
8 1 (2.17%) XebiaLabs