Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 300 291 375
Rank change year-on-year -9 +84 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 790 839 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.86% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.91% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 635 451
England median daily rate £500 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 17 29
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +28.21%
10th Percentile £37.50 £37.40 £26.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.67 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +31.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in England

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in England

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in England

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in England

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux Engineer in England

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -60 402 £520 +9.47% 32
South East +35 165 £435 +2.35% 19
North of England +25 106 £500 +33.33% 20
Yorkshire +29 49 £535 +7.00% 8
North West +34 46 £500 +17.65% 12
Midlands +40 41 £373 -10.24% 9
East of England -6 40 £425 +13.33% 17
South West +12 33 £434 +7.76% 8
East Midlands +25 23 £350 - 4
North East +29 21 £625 +101.61%
West Midlands +23 16 £450 -5.26% 5
Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 England region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 790 (100.00%) Linux
2 402 (50.89%) DevOps
3 306 (38.73%) Python
4 272 (34.43%) Puppet
5 262 (33.16%) Amazon AWS
6 244 (30.89%) Ansible
7 212 (26.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 205 (25.95%) Jenkins
9 204 (25.82%) Unix
10 197 (24.94%) Bash Shell
11 193 (24.43%) Configuration Management
12 190 (24.05%) Red Hat
13 179 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
13 179 (22.66%) Docker
14 156 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
15 147 (18.61%) Git (software)
16 146 (18.48%) Windows
17 143 (18.10%) Java
18 141 (17.85%) VMware
19 134 (16.96%) Perl
20 118 (14.94%) Opscode Chef
21 113 (14.30%) Terraform
22 111 (14.05%) CentOS
23 106 (13.42%) Finance
24 105 (13.29%) Ruby
25 91 (11.52%) MySQL
26 90 (11.39%) Oracle
27 86 (10.89%) Security Cleared
28 85 (10.76%) Kubernetes
29 84 (10.63%) Open Source

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 62 (7.85%) Apache
2 61 (7.72%) Tomcat
3 56 (7.09%) Confluence
4 53 (6.71%) nginx
5 51 (6.46%) OpenStack
6 33 (4.18%) JBoss
7 29 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (2.53%) IIS
9 13 (1.65%) Apache Spark
9 13 (1.65%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.39%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.89%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.89%) SAS
13 6 (0.76%) Jetty
13 6 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.63%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.51%) Apache Pig
16 3 (0.38%) CICS
16 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (1.77%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.38%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 262 (33.16%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (5.95%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (2.91%) GitHub
5 20 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.53%) SaaS
5 20 (2.53%) Slack
6 19 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.90%) PaaS
8 14 (1.77%) OpenShift
9 13 (1.65%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.65%) Serverless
10 11 (1.39%) IaaS
11 10 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.76%) Office 365
16 5 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.63%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 83 (10.51%) Firewall
2 79 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 62 (7.85%) HTTP
4 59 (7.47%) DNS
5 41 (5.19%) SAN
6 37 (4.68%) SSL
7 35 (4.43%) LDAP
8 33 (4.18%) VPN
9 31 (3.92%) DHCP
10 28 (3.54%) LAN
10 28 (3.54%) WAN
11 24 (3.04%) Wireless
12 21 (2.66%) NAS
13 19 (2.41%) Internet
14 17 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (1.90%) SSH
16 13 (1.65%) VoIP
17 11 (1.39%) Network Security
17 11 (1.39%) OpenLDAP
17 11 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (11.52%) MySQL
2 67 (8.48%) MongoDB
3 38 (4.81%) Big Data
3 38 (4.81%) NoSQL
3 38 (4.81%) SQL Server
4 33 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 24 (3.04%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.90%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.52%) Redis
9 11 (1.39%) DB2
10 10 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (1.27%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.63%) InfluxDB
13 3 (0.38%) OpenTSDB
13 3 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.25%) HBase
Development Applications
1 205 (25.95%) Jenkins
2 147 (18.61%) Git (software)
3 75 (9.49%) JIRA
4 31 (3.92%) Vagrant
5 25 (3.16%) SonarQube
6 24 (3.04%) Maven
6 24 (3.04%) TeamCity
7 21 (2.66%) Bitbucket
7 21 (2.66%) GitLab
8 18 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
9 14 (1.77%) Subversion
10 12 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.52%) JMeter
11 8 (1.01%) Ant
12 6 (0.76%) git-flow
12 6 (0.76%) GoogleTest
13 5 (0.63%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.63%) Gradle
13 5 (0.63%) Hudson
13 5 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 106 (13.42%) Finance
2 72 (9.11%) Banking
3 27 (3.42%) Investment Banking
4 23 (2.91%) Electronics
5 22 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.65%) Marketing
7 8 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.89%) Retail
9 5 (0.63%) Back Office
10 4 (0.51%) Billing
10 4 (0.51%) Front Office
10 4 (0.51%) Music Industry
10 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.38%) Games
11 3 (0.38%) Legal
12 2 (0.25%) Hindi Language
12 2 (0.25%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.58%) Elastic Stack
2 41 (5.19%) Web Services
3 35 (4.43%) Node.js
4 24 (3.04%) .NET
5 22 (2.78%) Kafka
5 22 (2.78%) LAMP
6 20 (2.53%) REST
7 16 (2.03%) Middleware
7 16 (2.03%) Sensu
8 13 (1.65%) JSON
8 13 (1.65%) LEMP Stack
8 13 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (1.52%) J2EE
10 9 (1.14%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (1.01%) Spring
11 8 (1.01%) Yocto
12 7 (0.89%) HTML
13 6 (0.76%) Hibernate
13 6 (0.76%) RESTful
13 6 (0.76%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.33%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.20%) Clustering
3 33 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.78%) Public Cloud
5 17 (2.15%) Device Driver
6 12 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (1.52%) Replication
7 9 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.01%) PKI
9 7 (0.89%) Derivative
9 7 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (0.89%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.89%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.76%) CMDB
10 6 (0.76%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.63%) DataPower
11 5 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.51%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 790 (100.00%) Linux
2 212 (26.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 204 (25.82%) Unix
4 146 (18.48%) Windows
5 111 (14.05%) CentOS
6 82 (10.38%) Ubuntu
7 47 (5.95%) Solaris
8 39 (4.94%) Windows Server
9 29 (3.67%) Embedded Linux
10 22 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (2.66%) AIX
12 19 (2.41%) Debian
13 11 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.27%) SUSE
15 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.89%) VMS
16 7 (0.89%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.63%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.63%) HPUX
18 4 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (50.89%) DevOps
2 193 (24.43%) Configuration Management
3 179 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
5 84 (10.63%) Open Source
5 84 (10.63%) Software Engineering
6 79 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 59 (7.47%) Microservices
8 57 (7.22%) Load Balancing
8 57 (7.22%) Scrum
9 48 (6.08%) ITIL
9 48 (6.08%) Mentoring
9 48 (6.08%) Migration
10 40 (5.06%) Kanban
11 38 (4.81%) Test Automation
12 37 (4.68%) Release Management
13 32 (4.05%) Coaching
14 28 (3.54%) Task Automation
15 25 (3.16%) TDD
16 24 (3.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 306 (38.73%) Python
2 197 (24.94%) Bash Shell
3 143 (18.10%) Java
4 134 (16.96%) Perl
5 105 (13.29%) Ruby
6 74 (9.37%) C++
7 70 (8.86%) SQL
8 66 (8.35%) Shell Script
9 51 (6.46%) C
10 38 (4.81%) Go
11 31 (3.92%) PowerShell
12 30 (3.80%) PHP
13 29 (3.67%) JavaScript
14 19 (2.41%) Embedded C
15 14 (1.77%) C#
16 13 (1.65%) Embedded C++
17 10 (1.27%) Korn
18 9 (1.14%) PL/SQL
19 8 (1.01%) R
20 7 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 86 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 76 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.29%) Degree
4 17 (2.15%) RHCE
5 16 (2.03%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.01%) RHCA
7 6 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.63%) CISSP
9 4 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.38%) CCNA
10 3 (0.38%) CCNP
10 3 (0.38%) CISM
10 3 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.38%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.25%) CCDP
11 2 (0.25%) GIAC
11 2 (0.25%) HNC
11 2 (0.25%) HND
11 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.03%) SLA
2 12 (1.52%) QA
3 9 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.76%) GCP
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) AS 2805
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.13%) OIPF
6 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 179 (22.66%) Docker
2 61 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.56%) Active Directory
4 27 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.53%) NFS
6 20 (2.53%) vSphere
7 18 (2.28%) KVM
8 15 (1.90%) Samba
8 15 (1.90%) vCloud
9 14 (1.77%) Xen
10 13 (1.65%) Hyper-V
11 11 (1.39%) LXC
12 9 (1.14%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
13 8 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (0.89%) Apache Flume
14 7 (0.89%) iptables
15 5 (0.63%) XenServer
16 4 (0.51%) Firmware
16 4 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 272 (34.43%) Puppet
2 244 (30.89%) Ansible
3 118 (14.94%) Opscode Chef
4 113 (14.30%) Terraform
5 85 (10.76%) Kubernetes
6 42 (5.32%) Nagios
7 25 (3.16%) Rancher
8 23 (2.91%) Packer
9 20 (2.53%) ZABBIX
10 19 (2.41%) Red Hat Satellite
10 19 (2.41%) Salt
11 17 (2.15%) logstash
12 16 (2.03%) Grafana
13 13 (1.65%) Kibana
14 12 (1.52%) Graphite
15 10 (1.27%) Icinga
15 10 (1.27%) ITRS Geneos
15 10 (1.27%) Prometheus
15 10 (1.27%) WMI
16 9 (1.14%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 190 (24.05%) Red Hat
2 141 (17.85%) VMware
3 90 (11.39%) Oracle
4 68 (8.61%) Splunk
5 44 (5.57%) Cisco
6 34 (4.30%) SaltStack
7 32 (4.05%) Atlassian
8 24 (3.04%) IBM
9 23 (2.91%) Google
10 20 (2.53%) Microsoft
11 17 (2.15%) F5
12 14 (1.77%) EMC
12 14 (1.77%) HP
12 14 (1.77%) Veritas
13 13 (1.65%) NetApp
14 12 (1.52%) Citrix
14 12 (1.52%) Juniper
14 12 (1.52%) SAP
15 11 (1.39%) SolarWinds
15 11 (1.39%) Sun