The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 127 134 174
Rank change year-on-year +7 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 28 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.93% 0.72% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.76% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 17
Median daily rate £475 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £353 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £540 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  

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 2871 3173 4972
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.22% 95.40% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2239 2525 3747
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (62.07%) Python
3 31 (53.45%) DevOps
4 23 (39.66%) Bash Shell
4 23 (39.66%) Finance
5 19 (32.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (32.76%) Puppet
6 17 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (29.31%) Red Hat
7 16 (27.59%) Unix
7 16 (27.59%) Ruby
8 13 (22.41%) High Availability
8 13 (22.41%) Ansible
9 12 (20.69%) Docker
10 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (18.97%) Java
11 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
11 10 (17.24%) VMware
11 10 (17.24%) Open Source
12 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
13 8 (13.79%) Perl
13 8 (13.79%) Windows
13 8 (13.79%) SQL
14 7 (12.07%) Financial Institution
14 7 (12.07%) CentOS
14 7 (12.07%) Scrum
14 7 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (10.34%) Banking
15 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (8.62%) Apache
1 5 (8.62%) Confluence
1 5 (8.62%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) JBoss
3 1 (1.72%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (29.31%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.90%) SaaS
3 3 (5.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) GitHub
4 2 (3.45%) Office 365
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Firewall
1 5 (8.62%) LDAP
2 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.17%) SSL
4 2 (3.45%) DNS
4 2 (3.45%) FTP
4 2 (3.45%) Internet
4 2 (3.45%) SAN
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.72%) HTTP
5 1 (1.72%) NX-OS
5 1 (1.72%) OpenVPN
5 1 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.17%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (1.72%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.62%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.45%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.72%) CMake
4 1 (1.72%) FishEye
4 1 (1.72%) Hudson
4 1 (1.72%) JUnit
4 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.72%) SCons
4 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (39.66%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Financial Institution
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Front Office
5 1 (1.72%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Web Services
2 3 (5.17%) LAMP
2 3 (5.17%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.72%) .NET
4 1 (1.72%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.72%) Middleware
4 1 (1.72%) Node.js
4 1 (1.72%) Sensu
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
4 1 (1.72%) Spring
4 1 (1.72%) Symfony
4 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Clustering
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Hedge funds
3 3 (5.17%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) HP Storage
4 2 (3.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.45%) STB
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (32.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (27.59%) Unix
4 8 (13.79%) Windows
5 7 (12.07%) CentOS
6 5 (8.62%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.45%) Solaris
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.72%) AIX
8 1 (1.72%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.72%) SUSE
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) DevOps
2 13 (22.41%) High Availability
3 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 10 (17.24%) Open Source
5 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (12.07%) Scrum
7 5 (8.62%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.90%) Electronic Trading
8 4 (6.90%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (5.17%) Analytics
9 3 (5.17%) Application Performance Management
9 3 (5.17%) Auto-Scaling
9 3 (5.17%) Build Automation
9 3 (5.17%) Change Management
9 3 (5.17%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (5.17%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.17%) Performance Management
10 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 36 (62.07%) Python
2 23 (39.66%) Bash Shell
3 16 (27.59%) Ruby
4 11 (18.97%) Java
5 8 (13.79%) Perl
5 8 (13.79%) SQL
6 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.17%) C
7 3 (5.17%) Go
7 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.45%) C++
8 2 (3.45%) Korn
9 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) RHCA
3 4 (6.90%) RHCE
4 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Docker
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) GFS2
3 2 (3.45%) GlusterFS
3 2 (3.45%) OCFS2
3 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.72%) GPFS
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) LXC
4 1 (1.72%) NFS
4 1 (1.72%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (32.76%) Puppet
2 13 (22.41%) Ansible
3 7 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.90%) Kubernetes
5 3 (5.17%) Mesos
5 3 (5.17%) SELinux
5 3 (5.17%) Terraform
6 2 (3.45%) CFEngine
6 2 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (3.45%) Marathon
6 2 (3.45%) Nagios
6 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.72%) Graphite
7 1 (1.72%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.72%) Pingdom
7 1 (1.72%) Sysdig
7 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Red Hat
2 10 (17.24%) VMware
3 6 (10.34%) Atlassian
4 5 (8.62%) Oracle
5 2 (3.45%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco
5 2 (3.45%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) Splunk
5 2 (3.45%) WorldPay
6 1 (1.72%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.72%) Becrypt
6 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.72%) Juniper
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.72%) PagerDuty
6 1 (1.72%) Reuters
6 1 (1.72%) Sun
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