The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 252 291
Rank change year-on-year -11 +39  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 376 472 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.96% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.00% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 339 271
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £33.50 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.80 £40.00
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 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 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -13 227 £525 +10.52% 57
South East +7 67 £425 - 25
North West +19 21 £425 - 7
South West +8 20 £375 -4.45% 6
East of England -9 16 £400 +14.28% 19
Yorkshire +3 10 £420 -16.00% 8
East Midlands -1 8 £400 +33.33% 7
West Midlands +5 7 £525 +10.52% 4
Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 703 (100.00%) Linux
2 325 (46.23%) DevOps
3 287 (40.83%) Python
4 257 (36.56%) Puppet
5 231 (32.86%) Unix
6 223 (31.72%) Amazon AWS
7 205 (29.16%) Red Hat
7 205 (29.16%) Ansible
8 203 (28.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 178 (25.32%) Bash Shell
10 167 (23.76%) Docker
11 152 (21.62%) Configuration Management
12 148 (21.05%) Jenkins
13 144 (20.48%) Windows
14 142 (20.20%) Git (software)
15 136 (19.35%) VMware
16 135 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
17 130 (18.49%) Ruby
18 129 (18.35%) Perl
19 124 (17.64%) Java
20 114 (16.22%) CentOS
21 106 (15.08%) Finance
22 102 (14.51%) Opscode Chef
23 96 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
24 95 (13.51%) Security Cleared
25 88 (12.52%) SC Cleared
26 82 (11.66%) Ubuntu
27 81 (11.52%) MySQL
28 80 (11.38%) Oracle
29 74 (10.53%) Elastic Stack

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 54 (7.68%) Apache
2 48 (6.83%) Confluence
3 46 (6.54%) OpenStack
4 44 (6.26%) Tomcat
5 40 (5.69%) JBoss
6 31 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (3.56%) nginx
8 12 (1.71%) IIS
8 12 (1.71%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.71%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.28%) Apache Spark
10 8 (1.14%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.43%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.43%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.43%) Jetty
12 3 (0.43%) Mule
13 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.57%) HipChat
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 223 (31.72%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 24 (3.41%) GitHub
5 14 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.99%) PaaS
6 13 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.56%) SaaS
7 11 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (1.42%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.85%) Datadog
10 6 (0.85%) IaaS
10 6 (0.85%) Slack
11 5 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.71%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.71%) Route 53
12 4 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.96%) TCP/IP
2 61 (8.68%) Firewall
3 50 (7.11%) DNS
4 44 (6.26%) LDAP
5 41 (5.83%) HTTP
6 34 (4.84%) VPN
7 33 (4.69%) SAN
8 31 (4.41%) SSL
9 14 (1.99%) Internet
9 14 (1.99%) LAN
9 14 (1.99%) NAS
10 12 (1.71%) DHCP
11 10 (1.42%) HTTPS
11 10 (1.42%) Network Security
11 10 (1.42%) WAN
12 9 (1.28%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.14%) 3G
13 8 (1.14%) Kerberos
13 8 (1.14%) Wireless
14 7 (1.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (11.52%) MySQL
2 52 (7.40%) MongoDB
3 44 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (2.99%) Big Data
5 17 (2.42%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (2.28%) Redis
7 15 (2.13%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.85%) SQL Server
9 9 (1.28%) Apache Hive
9 9 (1.28%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.00%) DB2
12 5 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.43%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.28%) MariaDB
15 2 (0.28%) Riak
Development Applications
1 148 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 142 (20.20%) Git (software)
3 58 (8.25%) JIRA
4 31 (4.41%) Maven
5 29 (4.13%) Vagrant
6 24 (3.41%) Subversion
7 22 (3.13%) GitLab
8 21 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
9 19 (2.70%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.42%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.00%) Gradle
12 7 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.85%) MSI
13 6 (0.85%) Selenium
14 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.57%) Ant
15 4 (0.57%) Artifactory
15 4 (0.57%) JMeter
15 4 (0.57%) SonarQube
General
1 106 (15.08%) Finance
2 53 (7.54%) Banking
3 22 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.56%) Electronics
5 10 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.00%) Marketing
7 6 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.71%) Advertising
8 5 (0.71%) Legal
8 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.57%) Back Office
9 4 (0.57%) Front Office
9 4 (0.57%) Law
9 4 (0.57%) Publishing
9 4 (0.57%) Retail
10 2 (0.28%) Games
10 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.28%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
2 46 (6.54%) Web Services
3 27 (3.84%) LAMP
4 24 (3.41%) Sensu
5 20 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
5 20 (2.84%) STL
6 18 (2.56%) Kafka
6 18 (2.56%) Node.js
7 17 (2.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 16 (2.28%) Middleware
9 12 (1.71%) Spring
10 11 (1.56%) Hibernate
10 11 (1.56%) LEMP Stack
11 10 (1.42%) XML
12 8 (1.14%) .NET
12 8 (1.14%) SOAP
13 7 (1.00%) ActiveMQ
13 7 (1.00%) J2EE
13 7 (1.00%) LAPP Stack
13 7 (1.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.83%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.26%) Clustering
3 19 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (1.99%) Public Cloud
5 10 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (1.28%) Device Driver
6 9 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.00%) Replication
8 7 (1.00%) YubiKey
9 6 (0.85%) Smart Meter
9 6 (0.85%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.71%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.71%) PKI
10 5 (0.71%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.57%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.57%) Fintech
11 4 (0.57%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 703 (100.00%) Linux
2 231 (32.86%) Unix
3 203 (28.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 144 (20.48%) Windows
5 114 (16.22%) CentOS
6 82 (11.66%) Ubuntu
7 58 (8.25%) Windows Server
8 42 (5.97%) Solaris
8 42 (5.97%) SUSE
9 25 (3.56%) AIX
10 24 (3.41%) Embedded Linux
11 17 (2.42%) Debian
12 15 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (1.85%) Amazon Linux
14 9 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.71%) Android
15 5 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.57%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.43%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (46.23%) DevOps
2 152 (21.62%) Configuration Management
3 135 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (9.96%) Open Source
6 55 (7.82%) Software Engineering
7 38 (5.41%) Migration
8 36 (5.12%) Microservices
9 35 (4.98%) Continuous Delivery
10 33 (4.69%) Load Balancing
10 33 (4.69%) Test Automation
11 30 (4.27%) ITIL
11 30 (4.27%) Scrum
12 28 (3.98%) Kanban
12 28 (3.98%) Web Operations
13 27 (3.84%) High Availability
13 27 (3.84%) SDLC
14 25 (3.56%) Analytics
15 21 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (2.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 287 (40.83%) Python
2 178 (25.32%) Bash Shell
3 130 (18.49%) Ruby
4 129 (18.35%) Perl
5 124 (17.64%) Java
6 56 (7.97%) SQL
7 52 (7.40%) C
8 51 (7.25%) Shell Script
9 36 (5.12%) C++
10 31 (4.41%) PHP
11 29 (4.13%) PowerShell
12 22 (3.13%) Go
13 15 (2.13%) JavaScript
14 13 (1.85%) Korn
15 12 (1.71%) Embedded C
16 8 (1.14%) Scala
17 7 (1.00%) C#
18 6 (0.85%) Groovy
19 5 (0.71%) Embedded C++
19 5 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 95 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 88 (12.52%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.13%) RHCE
4 12 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.56%) Degree
5 11 (1.56%) RHCA
6 10 (1.42%) CCNA
6 10 (1.42%) CCNP
7 7 (1.00%) CISSP
8 6 (0.85%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.85%) RHCSA
9 5 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (0.43%) GCIH
11 3 (0.43%) GIAC
11 3 (0.43%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.28%) HNC
12 2 (0.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.42%) Data Quality
1 10 (1.42%) PCI DSS
1 10 (1.42%) QA
2 7 (1.00%) SLA
3 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.28%) MiFID
4 1 (0.14%) GCP
4 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 167 (23.76%) Docker
2 56 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.12%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.42%) KVM
4 17 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.99%) iptables
6 13 (1.85%) vSphere
7 12 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.56%) NFS
9 9 (1.28%) GPFS
9 9 (1.28%) LXC
10 8 (1.14%) Squid
10 8 (1.14%) Xen
11 7 (1.00%) vCloud
11 7 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.85%) GFS2
12 6 (0.85%) GlusterFS
12 6 (0.85%) OCFS2
13 5 (0.71%) Postfix
13 5 (0.71%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 257 (36.56%) Puppet
2 205 (29.16%) Ansible
3 102 (14.51%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (8.68%) Terraform
5 55 (7.82%) Kubernetes
6 53 (7.54%) Nagios
7 24 (3.41%) logstash
8 23 (3.27%) Graphite
9 22 (3.13%) Kibana
10 21 (2.99%) Red Hat Satellite
11 17 (2.42%) Packer
12 16 (2.28%) ZABBIX
13 14 (1.99%) HAProxy
14 13 (1.85%) yum
15 12 (1.71%) Rancher
16 11 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 10 (1.42%) Grafana
17 10 (1.42%) Icinga
17 10 (1.42%) Salt
18 9 (1.28%) SELinux
Vendors
1 205 (29.16%) Red Hat
2 136 (19.35%) VMware
3 80 (11.38%) Oracle
4 43 (6.12%) Splunk
5 33 (4.69%) Cisco
6 29 (4.13%) Atlassian
7 26 (3.70%) HP
8 22 (3.13%) IBM
9 21 (2.99%) Google
10 19 (2.70%) Microsoft
11 17 (2.42%) AppDynamics
11 17 (2.42%) SaltStack
11 17 (2.42%) Veritas
12 14 (1.99%) SolarWinds
13 12 (1.71%) New Relic
13 12 (1.71%) Sun
14 11 (1.56%) SAP
14 11 (1.56%) TIBCO
15 10 (1.42%) NetApp
16 9 (1.28%) EMC
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