Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 238 302
Rank change year-on-year -58 +64 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 400 488 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.85% 1.08% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.14% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 381 258
London median daily rate £520 £495 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +13.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £312
90th Percentile £650 £613 £591
England median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +141.18%
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +28.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44654 42830 44617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32346 30451 31444
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 562 687
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.64
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Central London -46 60 £450 -6.49% 16
West London -20 32 £515 +28.75% 2
South London -21 22 £400 -15.79% 1
East London -11 5 £650 +52.94% 1
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 400 (100.00%) Linux
2 235 (58.75%) DevOps
3 195 (48.75%) Python
4 158 (39.50%) Amazon AWS
5 152 (38.00%) Puppet
6 146 (36.50%) Ansible
7 122 (30.50%) Bash Shell
8 118 (29.50%) Unix
9 114 (28.50%) Docker
10 109 (27.25%) Jenkins
11 100 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 99 (24.75%) Java
13 96 (24.00%) Configuration Management
14 95 (23.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 93 (23.25%) Red Hat
16 83 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
17 82 (20.50%) Finance
18 73 (18.25%) Terraform
19 72 (18.00%) Perl
19 72 (18.00%) Git (software)
20 71 (17.75%) Windows
21 70 (17.50%) VMware
22 63 (15.75%) Open Source
23 62 (15.50%) Opscode Chef
23 62 (15.50%) Kubernetes
24 61 (15.25%) Ruby
25 55 (13.75%) Firewall
25 55 (13.75%) CentOS
26 53 (13.25%) MySQL
27 52 (13.00%) TCP/IP

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 38 (9.50%) Tomcat
2 32 (8.00%) Confluence
3 31 (7.75%) OpenStack
4 27 (6.75%) Elasticsearch
5 25 (6.25%) Apache
6 23 (5.75%) nginx
7 10 (2.50%) JBoss
8 8 (2.00%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.50%) SAS
10 5 (1.25%) IIS
10 5 (1.25%) Jetty
11 4 (1.00%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.00%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.00%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.25%) Mule
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (3.50%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 158 (39.50%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 21 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (3.25%) GitHub
6 12 (3.00%) Amazon S3
7 11 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.75%) PaaS
7 11 (2.75%) SaaS
8 9 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (2.00%) IaaS
10 7 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.25%) G Suite
12 4 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.00%) Slack
13 3 (0.75%) Route 53
14 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (13.75%) Firewall
2 52 (13.00%) TCP/IP
3 34 (8.50%) HTTP
4 32 (8.00%) DNS
4 32 (8.00%) SAN
5 27 (6.75%) SSL
6 21 (5.25%) DHCP
6 21 (5.25%) WAN
7 19 (4.75%) LAN
8 18 (4.50%) NAS
9 17 (4.25%) VPN
10 16 (4.00%) LDAP
11 14 (3.50%) VoIP
12 11 (2.75%) VLAN
13 10 (2.50%) Network Security
14 8 (2.00%) Internet
15 7 (1.75%) BIG-IP
16 6 (1.50%) HTTPS
16 6 (1.50%) Kerberos
16 6 (1.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.25%) MySQL
2 47 (11.75%) MongoDB
3 34 (8.50%) Big Data
4 29 (7.25%) NoSQL
5 24 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 16 (4.00%) SQL Server
8 14 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (3.25%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.25%) Redis
11 7 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.75%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.00%) InfluxDB
14 3 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.75%) OpenTSDB
14 3 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 2 (0.50%) HBase
15 2 (0.50%) Neo4j
16 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 109 (27.25%) Jenkins
2 72 (18.00%) Git (software)
3 39 (9.75%) JIRA
4 22 (5.50%) Vagrant
5 19 (4.75%) Maven
6 15 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (3.00%) Bitbucket
8 11 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (2.50%) SonarQube
10 8 (2.00%) Ant
10 8 (2.00%) JMeter
11 7 (1.75%) GitLab
12 6 (1.50%) Hudson
12 6 (1.50%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.00%) git-flow
14 3 (0.75%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.75%) Subversion
14 3 (0.75%) Toad
15 2 (0.50%) Gradle
15 2 (0.50%) JUnit
General
1 82 (20.50%) Finance
2 39 (9.75%) Banking
3 22 (5.50%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.00%) Electronics
5 8 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.00%) Marketing
6 4 (1.00%) Billing
6 4 (1.00%) Front Office
6 4 (1.00%) Music Industry
6 4 (1.00%) Retail
7 3 (0.75%) Legal
7 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) Hindi Language
9 1 (0.25%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.25%) Elastic Stack
2 21 (5.25%) Web Services
3 20 (5.00%) Node.js
4 17 (4.25%) Kafka
5 15 (3.75%) .NET
6 14 (3.50%) JSON
6 14 (3.50%) REST
7 10 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
8 8 (2.00%) LEMP Stack
8 8 (2.00%) Middleware
8 8 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (2.00%) Sensu
9 7 (1.75%) HTML
10 6 (1.50%) LAMP
11 5 (1.25%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.25%) Regular Expression
11 5 (1.25%) Servlets
11 5 (1.25%) XML
12 4 (1.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 4 (1.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.25%) Clustering
3 18 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.25%) Replication
5 10 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.00%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.75%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.50%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.00%) PKI
11 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.75%) Infotainment
11 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.50%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 400 (100.00%) Linux
2 118 (29.50%) Unix
3 95 (23.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 71 (17.75%) Windows
5 55 (13.75%) CentOS
6 52 (13.00%) Ubuntu
7 28 (7.00%) Windows Server
8 27 (6.75%) Solaris
9 20 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (3.50%) AIX
11 11 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.75%) Debian
13 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (1.25%) CoreOS
15 4 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.75%) SUSE
17 2 (0.50%) Android
17 2 (0.50%) HPUX
18 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (58.75%) DevOps
2 100 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (24.00%) Configuration Management
4 83 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (15.75%) Open Source
6 48 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 34 (8.50%) Migration
8 32 (8.00%) Release Management
9 25 (6.25%) Scrum
10 23 (5.75%) Load Balancing
11 22 (5.50%) Capacity Management
11 22 (5.50%) Kanban
12 18 (4.50%) ITIL
13 17 (4.25%) Microservices
14 16 (4.00%) Patch Management
14 16 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (3.75%) Task Automation
16 14 (3.50%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (3.50%) Network Monitoring
16 14 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 195 (48.75%) Python
2 122 (30.50%) Bash Shell
3 99 (24.75%) Java
4 72 (18.00%) Perl
5 61 (15.25%) Ruby
6 39 (9.75%) Shell Script
7 37 (9.25%) SQL
8 35 (8.75%) Go
9 27 (6.75%) C++
10 23 (5.75%) PowerShell
11 20 (5.00%) C
12 14 (3.50%) C#
13 13 (3.25%) JavaScript
14 7 (1.75%) Groovy
14 7 (1.75%) PHP
14 7 (1.75%) Scala
15 2 (0.50%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.25%) R
16 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.00%) RHCE
4 8 (2.00%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.75%) RHCA
6 6 (1.50%) Degree
7 4 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) CCNA
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.25%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CCNP
9 1 (0.25%) CCSA
9 1 (0.25%) CISM
9 1 (0.25%) CISSP
9 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.25%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.25%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.50%) SLA
2 6 (1.50%) GCP
3 4 (1.00%) QA
4 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) AS 2805
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 114 (28.50%) Docker
2 30 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (3.75%) Samba
4 15 (3.75%) vCloud
5 11 (2.75%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.50%) Active Directory
6 10 (2.50%) NFS
7 9 (2.25%) KVM
8 5 (1.25%) LXC
9 4 (1.00%) iptables
9 4 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.00%) XenServer
10 3 (0.75%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.75%) Firmware
10 3 (0.75%) GPFS
10 3 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.75%) Veritas File System
10 3 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 152 (38.00%) Puppet
2 146 (36.50%) Ansible
3 73 (18.25%) Terraform
4 62 (15.50%) Kubernetes
4 62 (15.50%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (5.50%) Nagios
5 22 (5.50%) Rancher
6 12 (3.00%) Grafana
7 11 (2.75%) Kibana
7 11 (2.75%) logstash
7 11 (2.75%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (2.75%) WMI
8 10 (2.50%) ITRS Geneos
8 10 (2.50%) Packer
9 9 (2.25%) Icinga
9 9 (2.25%) Prometheus
9 9 (2.25%) Salt
9 9 (2.25%) ZABBIX
10 6 (1.50%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.50%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 93 (23.25%) Red Hat
2 70 (17.50%) VMware
3 50 (12.50%) Splunk
4 33 (8.25%) Oracle
5 26 (6.50%) Cisco
6 25 (6.25%) SaltStack
7 22 (5.50%) Atlassian
8 20 (5.00%) Google
9 13 (3.25%) Juniper
10 12 (3.00%) F5
10 12 (3.00%) IBM
10 12 (3.00%) SolarWinds
11 11 (2.75%) Fortinet
11 11 (2.75%) Mitel
12 10 (2.50%) EMC
13 9 (2.25%) Microsoft
14 8 (2.00%) NetApp
14 8 (2.00%) SAP
15 7 (1.75%) Veritas
16 6 (1.50%) Citrix