The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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.

Linux Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 284 283
Rank change year-on-year -15 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 319 397 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.84% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 295 254
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 19
Median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.00%  
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 193 £500 +5.26% 75
South East -23 57 £425 +7.59% 26
North West +19 18 £350 +7.69% 12
Yorkshire +17 16 £450 - 7
South West -9 13 £455 +10.36% 9
East of England -3 6 £363 -25.64% 7
East Midlands -11 6 £408 +8.66% 3
West Midlands +9 5 £500 +53.84% 2
North East -14 5 £443 +50.00%
Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 663 (100.00%) Linux
2 311 (46.91%) DevOps
3 272 (41.03%) Python
4 245 (36.95%) Puppet
5 231 (34.84%) Red Hat
6 193 (29.11%) Amazon AWS
7 190 (28.66%) Unix
8 181 (27.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 167 (25.19%) Ansible
10 163 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
11 151 (22.78%) Bash Shell
12 145 (21.87%) Ruby
13 137 (20.66%) Windows
13 137 (20.66%) Jenkins
14 131 (19.76%) Configuration Management
15 129 (19.46%) VMware
16 127 (19.16%) Docker
17 118 (17.80%) Git (software)
18 115 (17.35%) Finance
19 113 (17.04%) Perl
20 110 (16.59%) Java
21 109 (16.44%) Opscode Chef
22 107 (16.14%) Security Cleared
23 97 (14.63%) SC Cleared
24 95 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
25 80 (12.07%) CentOS
26 78 (11.76%) Apache
27 76 (11.46%) Open Source
28 72 (10.86%) MySQL
29 70 (10.56%) TCP/IP

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 78 (11.76%) Apache
2 45 (6.79%) Confluence
2 45 (6.79%) Tomcat
3 38 (5.73%) JBoss
3 38 (5.73%) OpenStack
4 29 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (4.07%) nginx
6 16 (2.41%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.21%) IIS
9 7 (1.06%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.60%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.15%) CloudStack
Applications
1 12 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.30%) HipChat
3 2 (0.30%) MS Office
3 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 193 (29.11%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 18 (2.71%) GitHub
6 16 (2.41%) PaaS
7 15 (2.26%) Amazon S3
8 14 (2.11%) IaaS
8 14 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (1.81%) SaaS
10 10 (1.51%) Route 53
11 9 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
14 4 (0.60%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.56%) TCP/IP
2 54 (8.14%) DNS
3 50 (7.54%) SAN
4 40 (6.03%) HTTP
5 39 (5.88%) Firewall
5 39 (5.88%) LDAP
6 34 (5.13%) SSL
7 23 (3.47%) VPN
8 14 (2.11%) DHCP
8 14 (2.11%) NAS
9 11 (1.66%) FTP
9 11 (1.66%) Internet
10 10 (1.51%) Network Security
11 8 (1.21%) SSH
12 7 (1.06%) LAN
12 7 (1.06%) OpenVPN
12 7 (1.06%) VLAN
12 7 (1.06%) WAN
13 6 (0.90%) SMTP
13 6 (0.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.86%) MySQL
2 53 (7.99%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 26 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 18 (2.71%) Big Data
6 15 (2.26%) Hadoop
6 15 (2.26%) Redis
7 14 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.66%) Apache Hive
8 11 (1.66%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.90%) SQL Server
10 5 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.75%) DB2
11 4 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.30%) HBase
13 2 (0.30%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 137 (20.66%) Jenkins
2 118 (17.80%) Git (software)
3 45 (6.79%) JIRA
4 28 (4.22%) Vagrant
5 27 (4.07%) Subversion
6 22 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (3.02%) Maven
8 18 (2.71%) GitLab
9 15 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (1.96%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.81%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.21%) Hudson
13 7 (1.06%) Selenium
13 7 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.75%) Ant
14 5 (0.75%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (0.60%) Gradle
15 4 (0.60%) JUnit
15 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 115 (17.35%) Finance
2 41 (6.18%) Banking
3 18 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.36%) Electronics
4 9 (1.36%) Financial Institution
4 9 (1.36%) Retail
5 6 (0.90%) Marketing
6 5 (0.75%) Advertising
6 5 (0.75%) Front Office
6 5 (0.75%) Games
6 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.60%) Legal
7 4 (0.60%) Publishing
8 3 (0.45%) Law
9 2 (0.30%) Billing
9 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (8.75%) Web Services
2 51 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
3 38 (5.73%) LAMP
4 19 (2.87%) LAPP Stack
5 14 (2.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 14 (2.11%) STL
6 13 (1.96%) LEMP Stack
7 12 (1.81%) Memcached
8 10 (1.51%) Kafka
8 10 (1.51%) Middleware
8 10 (1.51%) Node.js
9 9 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (1.36%) Regular Expression
10 8 (1.21%) Software Packaging
11 7 (1.06%) Sensu
11 7 (1.06%) Spring
11 7 (1.06%) WebCenter
11 7 (1.06%) XML
12 6 (0.90%) .NET
12 6 (0.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.28%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.22%) Clustering
3 22 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.11%) Public Cloud
5 13 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (1.51%) Fintech
7 7 (1.06%) YubiKey
8 6 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.90%) PKI
9 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.75%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.75%) Replication
9 5 (0.75%) Smart Meter
9 5 (0.75%) Wiki
10 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.60%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.45%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 663 (100.00%) Linux
2 190 (28.66%) Unix
3 181 (27.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 137 (20.66%) Windows
5 80 (12.07%) CentOS
6 65 (9.80%) Windows Server
7 59 (8.90%) Ubuntu
8 42 (6.33%) Solaris
9 39 (5.88%) SUSE
10 38 (5.73%) AIX
11 17 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (2.41%) Debian
13 13 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
14 12 (1.81%) CoreOS
14 12 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (1.66%) Amazon Linux
16 8 (1.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (1.06%) Android
18 6 (0.90%) Fedora
18 6 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (46.91%) DevOps
2 163 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (19.76%) Configuration Management
4 95 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (11.46%) Open Source
6 38 (5.73%) Software Engineering
7 37 (5.58%) High Availability
7 37 (5.58%) Microservices
8 34 (5.13%) Scrum
9 32 (4.83%) Continuous Delivery
10 31 (4.68%) ITIL
11 29 (4.37%) E-Commerce
12 28 (4.22%) Web Operations
13 25 (3.77%) Migration
14 18 (2.71%) Load Balancing
15 17 (2.56%) Change Control
15 17 (2.56%) Change Management
15 17 (2.56%) Low Latency
15 17 (2.56%) SDLC
16 16 (2.41%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 272 (41.03%) Python
2 151 (22.78%) Bash Shell
3 145 (21.87%) Ruby
4 113 (17.04%) Perl
5 110 (16.59%) Java
6 58 (8.75%) Shell Script
7 53 (7.99%) SQL
8 43 (6.49%) C
9 35 (5.28%) PowerShell
10 34 (5.13%) C++
11 33 (4.98%) PHP
12 25 (3.77%) Go
13 15 (2.26%) Korn
14 8 (1.21%) JavaScript
15 7 (1.06%) Bourne shell
15 7 (1.06%) Scala
16 6 (0.90%) C-shell
17 5 (0.75%) C#
17 5 (0.75%) Embedded C
18 4 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 107 (16.14%) Security Cleared
2 97 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.66%) RHCE
4 9 (1.36%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.06%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.90%) CISSP
6 6 (0.90%) Degree
6 6 (0.90%) RHCSA
7 5 (0.75%) RHCA
8 4 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.60%) CCNP
8 4 (0.60%) CEH
8 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.60%) RHCT
9 3 (0.45%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.45%) GCIH
9 3 (0.45%) GIAC
9 3 (0.45%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (0.30%) CCNA
10 2 (0.30%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.66%) PCI DSS
1 11 (1.66%) QA
2 10 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
6 1 (0.15%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 127 (19.16%) Docker
2 55 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.83%) Active Directory
4 19 (2.87%) NFS
4 19 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.81%) GlusterFS
7 11 (1.66%) Samba
7 11 (1.66%) vSphere
8 10 (1.51%) KVM
8 10 (1.51%) Squid
8 10 (1.51%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.36%) iptables
10 8 (1.21%) GPFS
11 7 (1.06%) Postfix
12 6 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.75%) GFS2
13 5 (0.75%) HDFS
13 5 (0.75%) OCFS2
13 5 (0.75%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 245 (36.95%) Puppet
2 167 (25.19%) Ansible
3 109 (16.44%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (7.84%) Nagios
5 43 (6.49%) Terraform
6 35 (5.28%) Kubernetes
7 33 (4.98%) logstash
8 30 (4.52%) Kibana
9 21 (3.17%) Red Hat Satellite
9 21 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 20 (3.02%) HAProxy
11 17 (2.56%) Graphite
11 17 (2.56%) Salt
12 15 (2.26%) Zenoss
13 10 (1.51%) Packer
14 9 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (1.36%) Icinga
14 9 (1.36%) SELinux
14 9 (1.36%) Sysdig
15 8 (1.21%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 231 (34.84%) Red Hat
2 129 (19.46%) VMware
3 69 (10.41%) Oracle
4 35 (5.28%) HP
5 30 (4.52%) Splunk
6 27 (4.07%) Atlassian
6 27 (4.07%) Cisco
7 26 (3.92%) IBM
8 20 (3.02%) Veritas
9 19 (2.87%) Microsoft
10 18 (2.71%) AppDynamics
11 17 (2.56%) EMC
11 17 (2.56%) Sun
12 16 (2.41%) NetApp
13 14 (2.11%) SolarWinds
14 12 (1.81%) New Relic
15 10 (1.51%) Google
16 9 (1.36%) Rackspace
16 9 (1.36%) TIBCO
17 8 (1.21%) SaltStack
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