Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 119 141
Rank change year-on-year +21 +22 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 39 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.72% 1.00% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.04% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 16 14
Leeds median daily rate £550 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +21.21% +17.86%
10th Percentile £405 £363 £286
90th Percentile £638 £565 £490
West Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £488 £413
% change year-on-year +12.82% +18.18% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Leeds median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2184 2492 3062
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 95.88% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 1658 2117
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £545 £563 £539
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 97
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.20 £8.84
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.35 £35.82
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.24%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 November 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 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (61.54%) Puppet
2 24 (61.54%) DevOps
3 20 (51.28%) Python
3 20 (51.28%) Configuration Management
4 19 (48.72%) Bash Shell
5 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
6 14 (35.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 13 (33.33%) HTTP
7 13 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (30.77%) Ruby
8 12 (30.77%) JIRA
8 12 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (30.77%) Docker
9 11 (28.21%) Mentoring
9 11 (28.21%) Coaching
9 11 (28.21%) Microservices
9 11 (28.21%) Ansible
9 11 (28.21%) Confluence
9 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
9 11 (28.21%) Clustering
10 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
10 10 (25.64%) Shell Script
10 10 (25.64%) Static Code Analysis
10 10 (25.64%) nginx
10 10 (25.64%) SonarQube
10 10 (25.64%) Slack
11 7 (17.95%) VMware

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (28.21%) Confluence
2 10 (25.64%) nginx
3 3 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Slack
2 6 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (7.69%) Heroku
5 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.56%) IaaS
5 1 (2.56%) OpenDNS
5 1 (2.56%) PaaS
5 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) HTTP
2 5 (12.82%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 12 (30.77%) JIRA
4 10 (25.64%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.56%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.56%) Chocolatey
5 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Node.js
2 3 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.56%) LAMP
4 1 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.56%) Memcached
4 1 (2.56%) OAuth
4 1 (2.56%) SAML
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (35.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (17.95%) Windows
4 6 (15.38%) CentOS
5 3 (7.69%) Unix
6 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.56%) Android
7 1 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) DevOps
2 20 (51.28%) Configuration Management
3 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (28.21%) Coaching
5 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
5 11 (28.21%) Mentoring
5 11 (28.21%) Microservices
6 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
6 10 (25.64%) Static Code Analysis
7 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.82%) SFIA
8 4 (10.26%) User Stories
9 3 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
9 3 (7.69%) Project Management
9 3 (7.69%) Scrum
10 2 (5.13%) Kanban
10 2 (5.13%) OO
10 2 (5.13%) Release Management
10 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Python
2 19 (48.72%) Bash Shell
3 12 (30.77%) Ruby
4 10 (25.64%) Shell Script
5 7 (17.95%) Perl
6 4 (10.26%) Elixir
6 4 (10.26%) Erlang
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.56%) C
8 1 (2.56%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) Java
8 1 (2.56%) PHP
8 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.56%) CCDP
1 1 (2.56%) CCNP
1 1 (2.56%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.56%) CISM
1 1 (2.56%) CISSP
1 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Docker
2 6 (15.38%) Xen
3 5 (12.82%) vSphere
4 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
5 2 (5.13%) iptables
6 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (61.54%) Puppet
2 12 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (28.21%) Ansible
4 6 (15.38%) Graphite
5 5 (12.82%) Terraform
6 4 (10.26%) Opsview
6 4 (10.26%) Salt
7 3 (7.69%) Grafana
7 3 (7.69%) Kubernetes
7 3 (7.69%) Nagios
8 2 (5.13%) vCenter Server
9 1 (2.56%) Rancher
9 1 (2.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
1 7 (17.95%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) SaltStack
3 3 (7.69%) New Relic
3 3 (7.69%) Splunk
4 2 (5.13%) McAfee
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) F5
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) MikroTik
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Riverbed