The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 589 593
Rank change year-on-year +30 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 26 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.085% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.090% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 12
Median daily rate £550 £500 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -4.44%  

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 41107 49028 48272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.61% 95.21% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26821 32442 29747
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1373 1399 1938
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Senior Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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 +26 18 £550 +2.80% 5
South East +16 6 £575 +15.00% 3
West Midlands +21 2 £500 +53.84%
Senior Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (67.92%) DevOps
3 31 (58.49%) Python
4 27 (50.94%) Puppet
5 21 (39.62%) VMware
6 20 (37.74%) Red Hat
6 20 (37.74%) Ruby
7 19 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (33.96%) Bash Shell
8 18 (33.96%) Ansible
9 17 (32.08%) Jenkins
10 16 (30.19%) MySQL
11 14 (26.42%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (26.42%) Docker
12 13 (24.53%) Redis
12 13 (24.53%) Apache
12 13 (24.53%) Configuration Management
13 12 (22.64%) Perl
14 11 (20.75%) Unix
14 11 (20.75%) Tomcat
14 11 (20.75%) LAPP Stack
15 10 (18.87%) Elastic Stack
15 10 (18.87%) Nagios
15 10 (18.87%) LAMP
15 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (16.98%) EMC
16 9 (16.98%) vCenter Server
16 9 (16.98%) VMware ESXi

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 13 (24.53%) Apache
2 11 (20.75%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.43%) JBoss
4 3 (5.66%) Confluence
4 3 (5.66%) nginx
4 3 (5.66%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.55%) Slack
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.77%) PaaS
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.89%) Datadog
5 1 (1.89%) GitHub
5 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.89%) IaaS
5 1 (1.89%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) SAN
2 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.43%) Firewall
3 5 (9.43%) HTTP
4 4 (7.55%) DNS
4 4 (7.55%) Kerberos
4 4 (7.55%) SSL
5 3 (5.66%) DHCP
6 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.89%) FTP
6 1 (1.89%) IPsec
6 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) MySQL
2 14 (26.42%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (24.53%) Redis
4 8 (15.09%) NoSQL
5 6 (11.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.89%) Big Data
6 1 (1.89%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.89%) Riak
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Jenkins
2 9 (16.98%) GitLab
3 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.66%) JIRA
5 2 (3.77%) Hudson
5 2 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.89%) Apache Archiva
6 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.89%) MSI
6 1 (1.89%) NuGet
6 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (7.55%) Banking
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Private Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) LAPP Stack
2 10 (18.87%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (18.87%) LAMP
3 7 (13.21%) Memcached
4 3 (5.66%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.77%) Akka
5 2 (3.77%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.77%) Kafka
5 2 (3.77%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (3.77%) SOAP
5 2 (3.77%) Spring
5 2 (3.77%) XML
6 1 (1.89%) Middleware
6 1 (1.89%) Node.js
6 1 (1.89%) REST
6 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Clustering
2 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.89%) Fintech
3 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (20.75%) Unix
3 9 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (13.21%) Windows
5 5 (9.43%) CentOS
5 5 (9.43%) SUSE
6 4 (7.55%) SmartOS
7 3 (5.66%) Ubuntu
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.89%) AIX
8 1 (1.89%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (67.92%) DevOps
2 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.53%) Configuration Management
4 8 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.55%) ITIL
7 4 (7.55%) Open Source
8 3 (5.66%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (5.66%) Kanban
8 3 (5.66%) Microservices
8 3 (5.66%) Scrum
8 3 (5.66%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (3.77%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.77%) Investment Management
9 2 (3.77%) Service Management
9 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.77%) Web Operations
10 1 (1.89%) Change Management
10 1 (1.89%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 31 (58.49%) Python
2 20 (37.74%) Ruby
3 18 (33.96%) Bash Shell
4 12 (22.64%) Perl
5 8 (15.09%) Java
6 4 (7.55%) Groovy
7 3 (5.66%) Scala
8 2 (3.77%) C#
8 2 (3.77%) Go
8 2 (3.77%) PHP
8 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
1 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.89%) CCNA
2 1 (1.89%) CCNP
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Docker
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (13.21%) GlusterFS
5 6 (11.32%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
7 2 (3.77%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.89%) LXC
8 1 (1.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (50.94%) Puppet
2 18 (33.96%) Ansible
3 10 (18.87%) Nagios
4 9 (16.98%) vCenter Server
5 8 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (13.21%) Cobbler
6 7 (13.21%) HAProxy
6 7 (13.21%) Linux-HA
6 7 (13.21%) Zenoss
7 5 (9.43%) Kubernetes
8 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (7.55%) Terraform
9 3 (5.66%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (3.77%) CFEngine
11 1 (1.89%) logstash
11 1 (1.89%) Mesos
11 1 (1.89%) OpenIDM
11 1 (1.89%) Packer
11 1 (1.89%) Rancher
11 1 (1.89%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) VMware
2 20 (37.74%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.98%) EMC
4 5 (9.43%) Google
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle
5 3 (5.66%) Remedy
5 3 (5.66%) SaltStack
6 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.89%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.89%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.89%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Isilon
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.89%) New Relic
7 1 (1.89%) SevOne
7 1 (1.89%) Splunk