Period
to 18 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 441 326 435
Rank change year-on-year -115 +109 -80
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 131 72 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.45% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 46 64
10th Percentile £362 £383 £366
25th Percentile £431 £432 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £525
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% -9.52% -
75th Percentile £675 £525 £608
90th Percentile £713 £609 £713
England median daily rate £500 £413 £494
% change year-on-year +21.21% -16.46% -1.25%

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 34,835 15,855 28,105
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 91.88% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,388 11,500 20,527
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 133 375
10th Percentile £14.45 £18.10 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.56% +52.38% +7.69%
75th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.80 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.29% +25.00% -

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux Engineer in London.

Daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux Engineer in London.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -50 10 £513 +20.59% 16
East London -4 7 £394 -4.48%
South London -9 3 £500 +17.65%
West London -21 2 £240 - 7
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 131 (100.00%) Linux
2 69 (52.67%) Ansible
3 62 (47.33%) Python
4 41 (31.30%) Finance
5 34 (25.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (25.19%) AWS
6 33 (25.19%) DevOps
7 32 (24.43%) NFS
8 31 (23.66%) Software Engineering
9 30 (22.90%) Active Directory
9 30 (22.90%) Puppet
10 28 (21.37%) Prometheus
11 27 (20.61%) Grafana
12 26 (19.85%) Terraform
12 26 (19.85%) Kerberos
13 25 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (19.08%) Bash
13 25 (19.08%) Investment Management
14 24 (18.32%) Asset Management
14 24 (18.32%) TOWER Software
14 24 (18.32%) Citrix
14 24 (18.32%) Red Hat
15 21 (16.03%) Azure
16 20 (15.27%) Unix
16 20 (15.27%) Windows
17 18 (13.74%) CentOS
18 17 (12.98%) VMware
18 17 (12.98%) Configuration Management
19 16 (12.21%) Kubernetes
20 14 (10.69%) Migration

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 4 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (3.05%) nginx
2 3 (2.29%) Apache
2 3 (2.29%) Confluence
2 3 (2.29%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.53%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.53%) JBoss
3 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.76%) SAS
4 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 33 (25.19%) AWS
2 21 (16.03%) Azure
3 8 (6.11%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (5.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (4.58%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.82%) GCP
6 5 (3.82%) GitHub
6 5 (3.82%) PaaS
6 5 (3.82%) SaaS
7 4 (3.05%) IaaS
8 3 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.53%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.53%) AWS Direct Connect
9 2 (1.53%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (1.53%) Serverless
10 1 (0.76%) Akamai
10 1 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.85%) Kerberos
2 10 (7.63%) Firewall
3 7 (5.34%) DNS
4 5 (3.82%) NAS
5 4 (3.05%) SAN
6 3 (2.29%) Internet
6 3 (2.29%) IPv4
6 3 (2.29%) IPv6
6 3 (2.29%) SSL
6 3 (2.29%) WAN
7 2 (1.53%) Network Security
7 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.76%) BGP
8 1 (0.76%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.76%) OSPF
8 1 (0.76%) VoIP
8 1 (0.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.40%) MySQL
2 7 (5.34%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.29%) Redis
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.53%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.76%) Big Data
6 1 (0.76%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.76%) Redshift Spectrum
Development Applications
1 12 (9.16%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.11%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.05%) GitLab
3 4 (3.05%) JIRA
4 2 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.76%) GDB
5 1 (0.76%) git-flow
5 1 (0.76%) GoCD
5 1 (0.76%) Gradle
5 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.76%) RSpec
5 1 (0.76%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (31.30%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Banking
3 7 (5.34%) Social Skills
4 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.29%) Games
5 3 (2.29%) Law
6 2 (1.53%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) Front Office
7 1 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.05%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (3.05%) REST
2 3 (2.29%) .NET
2 3 (2.29%) gRPC
2 3 (2.29%) Kafka
2 3 (2.29%) LAMP
3 2 (1.53%) JWT
3 2 (1.53%) Middleware
3 2 (1.53%) Node.js
3 2 (1.53%) OAuth
3 2 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.53%) Spring
3 2 (1.53%) Web Services
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.76%) GraphQL
4 1 (0.76%) JSON
4 1 (0.76%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.34%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.58%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (3.82%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.05%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.29%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.76%) Blog
7 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.76%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 131 (100.00%) Linux
2 34 (25.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (15.27%) Unix
3 20 (15.27%) Windows
4 18 (13.74%) CentOS
5 8 (6.11%) Solaris
6 4 (3.05%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.29%) Debian
8 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.53%) SUSE
8 2 (1.53%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.76%) AIX
9 1 (0.76%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.76%) Fedora
9 1 (0.76%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.19%) DevOps
2 31 (23.66%) Software Engineering
3 25 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.08%) Investment Management
4 24 (18.32%) Asset Management
5 17 (12.98%) Configuration Management
6 14 (10.69%) Migration
7 12 (9.16%) Infrastructure as Code
7 12 (9.16%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 11 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (6.11%) Data Protection
10 7 (5.34%) Scrum
10 7 (5.34%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.58%) Load Balancing
11 6 (4.58%) Microservices
11 6 (4.58%) SDLC
12 5 (3.82%) Observability
12 5 (3.82%) Open Source
12 5 (3.82%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 62 (47.33%) Python
2 25 (19.08%) Bash
3 12 (9.16%) Java
4 8 (6.11%) SQL
5 7 (5.34%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.34%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.82%) Go
7 4 (3.05%) Ruby
8 3 (2.29%) Perl
8 3 (2.29%) PHP
9 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.76%) Bicep
10 1 (0.76%) C
10 1 (0.76%) C#
10 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.76%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.76%) CCNA
4 1 (0.76%) Degree
4 1 (0.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 32 (24.43%) NFS
2 30 (22.90%) Active Directory
3 12 (9.16%) Docker
4 5 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.53%) vCloud
7 1 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.76%) GFS2
7 1 (0.76%) KVM
7 1 (0.76%) Squid
7 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (52.67%) Ansible
2 30 (22.90%) Puppet
3 28 (21.37%) Prometheus
4 27 (20.61%) Grafana
5 26 (19.85%) Terraform
6 16 (12.21%) Kubernetes
7 6 (4.58%) Salt
8 4 (3.05%) Packer
9 3 (2.29%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.53%) Consul
10 2 (1.53%) Fluentd
10 2 (1.53%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.76%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.76%) Kibana
11 1 (0.76%) Nessus
11 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.76%) QRadar
11 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 24 (18.32%) Citrix
1 24 (18.32%) Red Hat
1 24 (18.32%) TOWER Software
2 17 (12.98%) VMware
3 10 (7.63%) Oracle
4 6 (4.58%) SaltStack
5 5 (3.82%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.82%) NetApp
6 4 (3.05%) CyberArk
6 4 (3.05%) Google
6 4 (3.05%) Hitachi
6 4 (3.05%) HP
6 4 (3.05%) Isilon
7 3 (2.29%) Cisco
7 3 (2.29%) EMC
7 3 (2.29%) Splunk
8 2 (1.53%) CA
8 2 (1.53%) F5
8 2 (1.53%) IBM
8 2 (1.53%) Percona