Period
to 23 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £571 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

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
South London > Croydon
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 84 79
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 5 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 0.97% 1.46% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.51% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 11
Croydon median daily rate £571 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.94% -1.10% -
10th Percentile £515 £426 £363
90th Percentile £614 £622 £700
South London median daily rate £571 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +14.25% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate - - -
South 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 Croydon. 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
Croydon
Contract vacancies in Croydon with a recognized job title 505 863 1,001
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.68% 96.75% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 667 705
Croydon median daily rate £522 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £400 £373 £325
90th Percentile £630 £613 £650
South London median daily rate £480 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +150.00% -55.56%
South London median hourly rate £44.76 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.30% +9.38% -6.43%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Croydon

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Engineer in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Croydon

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 Croydon region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Terraform
3 3 (60.00%) Ansible
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) AWS
3 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) LDAP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Docker
4 2 (40.00%) GitHub
4 2 (40.00%) GitLab
4 2 (40.00%) Server Building
4 2 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) Elastic Stack

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) AWS
2 2 (40.00%) GitHub
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (20.00%) Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) PaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) IMAP
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) GitLab
2 1 (20.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (20.00%) Gerrit
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Contingency Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 2 (40.00%) Server Building
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Log Aggregation
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Groovy
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) iptables
2 1 (20.00%) KVM
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Terraform
2 3 (60.00%) Ansible
3 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 1 (20.00%) yum
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow