Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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.

Senior Linux Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 723 767 785
Rank change year-on-year +44 +18 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 113 67 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.074% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.078% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 50 54
England median daily rate £550 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% - +2.50%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £328
90th Percentile £674 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
England median hourly rate £48.00 £75.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £48.00 £75.00 -
% change year-on-year -36.00% - -

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 87,524 85,696 92,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,725 56,452 59,910
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,539 2,913 3,545
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%

Senior Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Engineer in England

Senior Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Linux Engineer in England

Senior Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Linux Engineer in England

Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Linux Engineer in England

Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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 -2 61 £550 +4.76% 14
North of England +65 22 £535 +26.63% 4
South East -3 22 £375 -25.00% 4
North West +24 11 £535 +26.63% 3
Yorkshire +28 10 £535 - 1
Midlands +11 5 £325 -40.91% 2
East Midlands - 5 £325 - 1
North East - 4 £535 -
East of England -24 2 £450 -12.20% 7
South West -2 1 £413 -18.52% 1
Senior Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 113 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (64.60%) DevOps
3 60 (53.10%) Python
4 59 (52.21%) Ansible
5 50 (44.25%) Docker
6 46 (40.71%) Jenkins
6 46 (40.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (35.40%) Amazon AWS
7 40 (35.40%) Configuration Management
8 38 (33.63%) Bash Shell
8 38 (33.63%) Puppet
9 37 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (30.09%) Unix
11 33 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (28.32%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (27.43%) Terraform
14 28 (24.78%) Git (software)
14 28 (24.78%) Perl
14 28 (24.78%) HTTP
15 27 (23.89%) nginx
15 27 (23.89%) Mentoring
16 25 (22.12%) Coaching
16 25 (22.12%) MySQL
17 24 (21.24%) Microservices
18 23 (20.35%) SonarQube
18 23 (20.35%) Public Cloud
18 23 (20.35%) Confluence
18 23 (20.35%) JIRA
19 22 (19.47%) Load Balancing
19 22 (19.47%) AWS CloudFormation

Senior 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 27 (23.89%) nginx
2 23 (20.35%) Confluence
3 11 (9.73%) Tomcat
4 8 (7.08%) IIS
5 6 (5.31%) Apache
6 5 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (3.54%) JBoss
8 3 (2.65%) MQSeries
8 3 (2.65%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 40 (35.40%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (19.47%) AWS CloudFormation
3 20 (17.70%) Slack
4 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (4.42%) SaaS
6 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.77%) PaaS
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.88%) G Suite
7 1 (0.88%) GitHub
7 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.88%) Heroku
7 1 (0.88%) Office 365
7 1 (0.88%) Route 53
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.78%) HTTP
2 8 (7.08%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.31%) SSL
4 5 (4.42%) NAS
5 3 (2.65%) DNS
5 3 (2.65%) Firewall
5 3 (2.65%) Internet
5 3 (2.65%) VPN
6 1 (0.88%) LAN
6 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.12%) MySQL
2 18 (15.93%) MongoDB
3 12 (10.62%) NoSQL
4 11 (9.73%) Big Data
5 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
6 7 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (4.42%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.65%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.65%) Redis
9 2 (1.77%) DB2
9 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (40.71%) Jenkins
2 28 (24.78%) Git (software)
3 23 (20.35%) JIRA
3 23 (20.35%) SonarQube
4 10 (8.85%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.42%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.65%) Gradle
6 3 (2.65%) Maven
7 1 (0.88%) GitLab
7 1 (0.88%) Selenium
General
1 12 (10.62%) Banking
1 12 (10.62%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.77%) Front Office
3 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) Kafka
2 11 (9.73%) .NET
3 7 (6.19%) Web Services
4 6 (5.31%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (5.31%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (4.42%) Node.js
6 3 (2.65%) HTML
6 3 (2.65%) Middleware
6 3 (2.65%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.77%) LAMP
7 2 (1.77%) REST
8 1 (0.88%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.35%) Public Cloud
2 21 (18.58%) Clustering
3 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.31%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.65%) EMV
6 3 (2.65%) Fintech
6 3 (2.65%) Tandem
7 2 (1.77%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.77%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.88%) Derivative
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Linux
2 46 (40.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (30.09%) Unix
4 16 (14.16%) Windows
5 11 (9.73%) Ubuntu
6 6 (5.31%) CentOS
7 5 (4.42%) AIX
7 5 (4.42%) Solaris
8 2 (1.77%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.88%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Debian
9 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.88%) SUSE
9 1 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (64.60%) DevOps
2 40 (35.40%) Configuration Management
3 37 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (28.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 27 (23.89%) Mentoring
7 25 (22.12%) Coaching
8 24 (21.24%) Microservices
9 22 (19.47%) Load Balancing
10 21 (18.58%) Static Code Analysis
10 21 (18.58%) User Stories
11 19 (16.81%) Capacity Management
12 12 (10.62%) Software Engineering
13 10 (8.85%) Migration
13 10 (8.85%) Scrum
14 9 (7.96%) ITIL
15 8 (7.08%) Performance Tuning
16 6 (5.31%) OO
16 6 (5.31%) Open Source
16 6 (5.31%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 60 (53.10%) Python
2 38 (33.63%) Bash Shell
3 28 (24.78%) Perl
4 18 (15.93%) JavaScript
4 18 (15.93%) SQL
5 17 (15.04%) Java
6 14 (12.39%) C++
7 13 (11.50%) PHP
8 9 (7.96%) Ruby
8 9 (7.96%) Shell Script
9 7 (6.19%) Go
10 5 (4.42%) C#
10 5 (4.42%) Scala
11 4 (3.54%) C
12 1 (0.88%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (2.65%) Degree
2 2 (1.77%) CISSP
2 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.88%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.88%) CCDP
3 1 (0.88%) CCIE
3 1 (0.88%) CCNP
3 1 (0.88%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.88%) CISM
3 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.88%) RHCE
3 1 (0.88%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) GCP
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (44.25%) Docker
2 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.42%) vCloud
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (52.21%) Ansible
2 38 (33.63%) Puppet
3 31 (27.43%) Terraform
4 15 (13.27%) Kubernetes
5 12 (10.62%) Rancher
6 11 (9.73%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (6.19%) Salt
8 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (2.65%) logstash
9 3 (2.65%) Nagios
9 3 (2.65%) Packer
10 2 (1.77%) Cacti
10 2 (1.77%) CFEngine
10 2 (1.77%) Consul
10 2 (1.77%) Icinga
10 2 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (1.77%) Netcool
11 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.88%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (15.93%) Red Hat
2 13 (11.50%) Splunk
3 11 (9.73%) VMware
4 6 (5.31%) Oracle
4 6 (5.31%) SaltStack
5 5 (4.42%) EMC
6 3 (2.65%) IBM
7 2 (1.77%) Cisco
7 2 (1.77%) Google
7 2 (1.77%) Microsoft