The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 127 174
Rank change year-on-year -23 +47  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 19 36 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 1.08% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.12% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 28
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £463 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £705 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -3.61% +7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3116 3206 5526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 95.93% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8621 9400 15096
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 330
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £14.38 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (46.81%) Unix
2 22 (46.81%) Python
3 21 (44.68%) Puppet
4 20 (42.55%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (40.43%) Finance
6 18 (38.30%) DevOps
7 14 (29.79%) Bash Shell
8 13 (27.66%) Perl
9 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
9 12 (25.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (21.28%) Ruby
11 9 (19.15%) Java
11 9 (19.15%) Ansible
12 7 (14.89%) VMware
12 7 (14.89%) Google
12 7 (14.89%) CentOS
13 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
13 6 (12.77%) Ubuntu
13 6 (12.77%) Banking
13 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
13 6 (12.77%) Terraform
13 6 (12.77%) Docker
13 6 (12.77%) Open Source
13 6 (12.77%) High Availability
13 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
14 5 (10.64%) Analytics
14 5 (10.64%) Big Data
14 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (10.64%) Virtual Private Cloud

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%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.51%) Apache Spark
3 3 (6.38%) Jetty
3 3 (6.38%) nginx
3 3 (6.38%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.26%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 20 (42.55%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.38%) Office 365
4 2 (4.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (4.26%) SaaS
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.13%) Datadog
5 1 (2.13%) GitHub
5 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.64%) Firewall
3 4 (8.51%) SAN
4 3 (6.38%) LDAP
5 2 (4.26%) DNS
5 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.26%) HTTP
5 2 (4.26%) Internet
5 2 (4.26%) NAS
5 2 (4.26%) SSL
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.13%) DSL
6 1 (2.13%) LAN
6 1 (2.13%) Multicast
6 1 (2.13%) NX-OS
6 1 (2.13%) SSH
6 1 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Big Data
1 5 (10.64%) Hadoop
2 4 (8.51%) Apache Hive
2 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
3 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.13%) Blockchain
4 1 (2.13%) HBase
4 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
1 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.13%) GitLab
2 1 (2.13%) JUnit
2 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) Subversion
2 1 (2.13%) Travis CI
2 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Private Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (6.38%) Servlets
2 2 (4.26%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (4.26%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (4.26%) SOAP
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) REST
3 1 (2.13%) RESTful
3 1 (2.13%) Sensu
3 1 (2.13%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (46.81%) Unix
3 12 (25.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (14.89%) CentOS
5 6 (12.77%) Ubuntu
6 4 (8.51%) Windows
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Solaris
8 1 (2.13%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) SUSE
8 1 (2.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) DevOps
2 6 (12.77%) High Availability
2 6 (12.77%) Open Source
3 5 (10.64%) Analytics
3 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
4 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.51%) Big Data Analytics
4 4 (8.51%) Data Analytics
4 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.51%) Patch Management
4 4 (8.51%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.38%) Migration
5 3 (6.38%) Release Management
5 3 (6.38%) Scrum
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL
6 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) Python
2 14 (29.79%) Bash Shell
3 13 (27.66%) Perl
4 10 (21.28%) Ruby
5 9 (19.15%) Java
6 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
6 5 (10.64%) SQL
7 4 (8.51%) R
8 2 (4.26%) Go
8 2 (4.26%) Korn
9 1 (2.13%) C
9 1 (2.13%) C++
9 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) RHCA
1 4 (8.51%) RHCE
2 2 (4.26%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) MiFID
2 1 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Docker
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.26%) LXC
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.13%) GFS2
4 1 (2.13%) GlusterFS
4 1 (2.13%) GPFS
4 1 (2.13%) NFS
4 1 (2.13%) OCFS2
4 1 (2.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (44.68%) Puppet
2 9 (19.15%) Ansible
3 6 (12.77%) Terraform
4 4 (8.51%) Kubernetes
4 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.26%) Graphite
5 2 (4.26%) Marathon
5 2 (4.26%) Mesos
5 2 (4.26%) Packer
5 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (4.26%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.13%) CFEngine
6 1 (2.13%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.13%) SELinux
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
2 7 (14.89%) Google
2 7 (14.89%) VMware
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) Splunk
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco
5 2 (4.26%) WorldPay
6 1 (2.13%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.13%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.13%) New Relic
6 1 (2.13%) SevOne
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago