Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 July 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.

Senior Linux Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 728 795 804
Rank change year-on-year +67 +9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 80 69 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.068% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.071% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 47 24
England median daily rate £550 £525 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +20.00% +9.38%
10th Percentile £413 £412 £375
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £438
% change year-on-year +4.76% +20.00% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.44% +5.88%
UK median hourly rate - £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -4.44% +5.88%

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 83303 96531 97420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.12% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54418 63584 61482
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2635 2831 3798
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 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 +31 58 £550 +2.56% 5
South East +17 12 £550 +10.00% 15
North of England +59 4 £550 +21.55% 2
North West +41 4 £550 +21.55% 1
West Midlands +33 3 £500 +53.85% 2
Midlands +17 3 £500 +53.85% 2
East of England -5 2 £350 -28.21% 2
South West +1 1 £120 -77.14%
Senior Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, 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 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 53 (66.25%) DevOps
3 47 (58.75%) Python
4 33 (41.25%) Docker
5 32 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (40.00%) Configuration Management
6 29 (36.25%) Ansible
7 28 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (32.50%) Puppet
9 24 (30.00%) Bash Shell
9 24 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (28.75%) MySQL
10 23 (28.75%) Kubernetes
11 21 (26.25%) Perl
12 20 (25.00%) Java
12 20 (25.00%) Unix
12 20 (25.00%) Jenkins
13 18 (22.50%) CentOS
14 16 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
14 16 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
15 15 (18.75%) MongoDB
16 14 (17.50%) Windows
16 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
16 14 (17.50%) Ruby
17 13 (16.25%) Scrum
18 12 (15.00%) Kanban
18 12 (15.00%) VMware
18 12 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
18 12 (15.00%) HTTP

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 11 (13.75%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.00%) Confluence
3 6 (7.50%) Apache
4 4 (5.00%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.75%) nginx
6 2 (2.50%) JBoss
7 1 (1.25%) SAS
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (10.00%) PaaS
3 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.75%) Slack
5 2 (2.50%) Datadog
5 2 (2.50%) Office 365
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.25%) GitHub
6 1 (1.25%) IaaS
6 1 (1.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
2 12 (15.00%) HTTP
3 10 (12.50%) Firewall
3 10 (12.50%) SSL
4 4 (5.00%) Internet
4 4 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (2.50%) DNS
5 2 (2.50%) LAN
5 2 (2.50%) WAN
6 1 (1.25%) DHCP
6 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.25%) FTP
6 1 (1.25%) IPsec
6 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.75%) MySQL
2 15 (18.75%) MongoDB
3 12 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (10.00%) Redis
5 5 (6.25%) Big Data
6 3 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.50%) Riak
8 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.00%) GitLab
2 8 (10.00%) JIRA
3 3 (3.75%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Archiva
4 2 (2.50%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.50%) Hudson
4 2 (2.50%) MSI
4 2 (2.50%) NuGet
4 2 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Front Office
4 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Private Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 8 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (10.00%) Spring
3 6 (7.50%) Kafka
4 4 (5.00%) LAMP
4 4 (5.00%) Sensu
5 3 (3.75%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (2.50%) Akka
6 2 (2.50%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.50%) SOAP
6 2 (2.50%) XML
7 1 (1.25%) CSS
7 1 (1.25%) HTML
7 1 (1.25%) Node.js
7 1 (1.25%) REST
7 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Clustering
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.25%) Fintech
4 1 (1.25%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (25.00%) Unix
4 18 (22.50%) CentOS
5 14 (17.50%) Windows
6 10 (12.50%) Ubuntu
7 4 (5.00%) SUSE
8 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.25%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.25%) Debian
9 1 (1.25%) Solaris
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (66.25%) DevOps
2 32 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 13 (16.25%) Scrum
5 12 (15.00%) Kanban
6 9 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (10.00%) Open Source
8 7 (8.75%) Data Management
8 7 (8.75%) ITIL
8 7 (8.75%) Load Balancing
9 6 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.50%) Microservices
9 6 (7.50%) Release Management
9 6 (7.50%) SDLC
10 5 (6.25%) Migration
10 5 (6.25%) Project Management
10 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.75%) Python
2 24 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 21 (26.25%) Perl
4 20 (25.00%) Java
5 14 (17.50%) Ruby
6 9 (11.25%) Go
7 7 (8.75%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.75%) C#
9 3 (3.75%) Scala
9 3 (3.75%) SQL
10 1 (1.25%) C
10 1 (1.25%) C++
10 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) RHCA
1 4 (5.00%) RHCE
1 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) CCNA
2 3 (3.75%) CCNP
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 3 (3.75%) QA
System Software
1 33 (41.25%) Docker
2 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.75%) vCloud
4 3 (3.75%) iptables
4 3 (3.75%) Xen
5 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.25%) LXC
5 1 (1.25%) OpenDJ
5 1 (1.25%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 29 (36.25%) Ansible
2 26 (32.50%) Puppet
3 23 (28.75%) Kubernetes
4 16 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (8.75%) Nagios
5 7 (8.75%) Rancher
6 6 (7.50%) Terraform
7 5 (6.25%) ZABBIX
8 3 (3.75%) HAProxy
8 3 (3.75%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (2.50%) CFEngine
10 1 (1.25%) Packer
10 1 (1.25%) Salt
10 1 (1.25%) Sysdig
10 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) VMware
2 9 (11.25%) Red Hat
2 9 (11.25%) SaltStack
3 5 (6.25%) Splunk
4 4 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.00%) EMC
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle
6 2 (2.50%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.50%) Dynatrace
6 2 (2.50%) New Relic
6 2 (2.50%) SAP
7 1 (1.25%) Dell
7 1 (1.25%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.25%) Google
7 1 (1.25%) HP
7 1 (1.25%) Isilon
7 1 (1.25%) SevOne
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