The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 27 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 89 89
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 7 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.64% 1.40% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.46% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 5
Median daily rate £420 £480 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +113.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £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 Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1084 1435 1452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.37% 95.79% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1013 1040
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £301 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.66 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.38% +5.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Leeds

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Leeds

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Leeds region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Python
3 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
4 5 (29.41%) Unix
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (29.41%) Puppet
5 4 (23.53%) CentOS
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Ruby
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
5 4 (23.53%) DevOps
6 3 (17.65%) Android Studio
6 3 (17.65%) Change Control
6 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
6 3 (17.65%) Symantec
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 3 (17.65%) NetApp
6 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) C
6 3 (17.65%) C++
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Android Studio
1 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Unix
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) CentOS
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Android
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (11.76%) SUSE
5 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) DevOps
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) OOP
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) Ruby
3 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 3 (17.65%) C
3 3 (17.65%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
1 2 (11.76%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Puppet
2 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
3 2 (11.76%) Grafana
3 2 (11.76%) Graphite
3 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.88%) Ansible
4 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
2 3 (17.65%) NetApp
2 3 (17.65%) Symantec
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Dell
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) New Relic
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds