The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
England / London
Rank 223 237 240
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 194 196 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.02% 0.89% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.94% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 157 141
Median daily rate £500 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £560 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18077 20886 19765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.05% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12856 14960 13636
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 281 362
Median hourly rate £22.75 £15.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -17.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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
City of London +4 26 £490 +3.70% 19
Heathrow +1 10 £360 +2.85%
Canary Wharf - 6 £550 -
Bromley +13 1 £375 -16.66%
Chessington +1 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 418 (100.00%) Linux
2 233 (55.74%) DevOps
3 208 (49.76%) Python
4 169 (40.43%) Puppet
5 144 (34.45%) Amazon AWS
6 133 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (30.38%) Ansible
8 124 (29.67%) Unix
9 116 (27.75%) Red Hat
9 116 (27.75%) Ruby
9 116 (27.75%) Bash Shell
10 103 (24.64%) Configuration Management
11 102 (24.40%) Jenkins
11 102 (24.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 93 (22.25%) Finance
13 89 (21.29%) Docker
14 85 (20.33%) Git (software)
15 81 (19.38%) Perl
16 78 (18.66%) Java
17 75 (17.94%) VMware
18 70 (16.75%) Windows
19 68 (16.27%) Opscode Chef
20 67 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
21 63 (15.07%) Open Source
22 54 (12.92%) Security Cleared
23 51 (12.20%) MySQL
24 49 (11.72%) SC Cleared
25 46 (11.00%) Apache
26 45 (10.77%) Web Services
26 45 (10.77%) CentOS

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 46 (11.00%) Apache
2 31 (7.42%) OpenStack
3 29 (6.94%) Tomcat
4 26 (6.22%) Confluence
5 23 (5.50%) nginx
6 15 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.15%) JBoss
8 8 (1.91%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.67%) IIS
10 6 (1.44%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.44%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.24%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.24%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.48%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 144 (34.45%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (3.83%) GitHub
5 15 (3.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (3.35%) Amazon S3
6 14 (3.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (2.63%) PaaS
8 10 (2.39%) IaaS
9 9 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.91%) Route 53
11 7 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (1.67%) SaaS
12 5 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.96%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (0.96%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.96%) Slack
14 3 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.29%) TCP/IP
2 30 (7.18%) HTTP
3 27 (6.46%) DNS
4 25 (5.98%) LDAP
4 25 (5.98%) SSL
5 22 (5.26%) SAN
6 20 (4.78%) Firewall
7 14 (3.35%) VPN
8 7 (1.67%) OpenVPN
9 6 (1.44%) DHCP
9 6 (1.44%) FTP
9 6 (1.44%) Internet
9 6 (1.44%) SNMP
10 5 (1.20%) VLAN
11 4 (0.96%) SSH
12 3 (0.72%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.72%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.72%) LAN
12 3 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.20%) MySQL
2 39 (9.33%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (7.66%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.50%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.35%) Big Data
5 14 (3.35%) Redis
6 13 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.91%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.44%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.20%) DB2
12 4 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.96%) SQL Server
13 3 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.48%) HBase
14 2 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 102 (24.40%) Jenkins
2 85 (20.33%) Git (software)
3 27 (6.46%) Vagrant
4 21 (5.02%) JIRA
5 20 (4.78%) Maven
6 17 (4.07%) Subversion
7 13 (3.11%) GitLab
8 11 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (2.15%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.44%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.44%) Selenium
11 5 (1.20%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.96%) Ant
12 4 (0.96%) JUnit
13 3 (0.72%) Gradle
13 3 (0.72%) Hudson
14 2 (0.48%) JBehave
14 2 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.48%) Travis CI
General
1 93 (22.25%) Finance
2 30 (7.18%) Banking
3 10 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.20%) Front Office
6 4 (0.96%) Retail
7 3 (0.72%) Advertising
7 3 (0.72%) Electronics
7 3 (0.72%) Games
7 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Billing
8 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Marketing
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
8 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.77%) Web Services
2 40 (9.57%) Elastic Stack
3 27 (6.46%) LAMP
4 17 (4.07%) LAPP Stack
5 14 (3.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 14 (3.35%) STL
6 11 (2.63%) LEMP Stack
6 11 (2.63%) Regular Expression
7 9 (2.15%) Node.js
8 7 (1.67%) Memcached
8 7 (1.67%) Sensu
9 6 (1.44%) .NET
9 6 (1.44%) Kafka
9 6 (1.44%) Middleware
9 6 (1.44%) Spring
10 5 (1.20%) REST
10 5 (1.20%) SOAP
11 4 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.96%) XML
12 3 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (2.87%) Clustering
1 12 (2.87%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.63%) Public Cloud
3 10 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.91%) Fintech
5 7 (1.67%) YubiKey
6 6 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.96%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.96%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.72%) PKI
9 3 (0.72%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.72%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.48%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.48%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.48%) STB
10 2 (0.48%) Symmetrix
10 2 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 418 (100.00%) Linux
2 124 (29.67%) Unix
3 102 (24.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (16.75%) Windows
5 45 (10.77%) CentOS
6 39 (9.33%) Ubuntu
7 34 (8.13%) Windows Server
8 24 (5.74%) SUSE
9 22 (5.26%) Solaris
10 15 (3.59%) AIX
11 12 (2.87%) CoreOS
12 8 (1.91%) Debian
13 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.96%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.96%) SmartOS
16 3 (0.72%) Scientific Linux
16 3 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (55.74%) DevOps
2 133 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (24.64%) Configuration Management
4 67 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (15.07%) Open Source
6 27 (6.46%) Continuous Delivery
7 26 (6.22%) Microservices
7 26 (6.22%) Scrum
7 26 (6.22%) Software Engineering
8 25 (5.98%) High Availability
9 24 (5.74%) E-Commerce
10 17 (4.07%) Migration
10 17 (4.07%) Web Operations
11 15 (3.59%) Low Latency
12 14 (3.35%) Multithreading
12 14 (3.35%) SDLC
13 12 (2.87%) Analytics
13 12 (2.87%) ITIL
14 11 (2.63%) Knowledge Management
15 10 (2.39%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 208 (49.76%) Python
2 116 (27.75%) Bash Shell
2 116 (27.75%) Ruby
3 81 (19.38%) Perl
4 78 (18.66%) Java
5 40 (9.57%) Shell Script
6 37 (8.85%) SQL
7 26 (6.22%) C
8 24 (5.74%) C++
8 24 (5.74%) Go
9 21 (5.02%) PHP
10 20 (4.78%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.67%) Bourne shell
11 7 (1.67%) Scala
12 5 (1.20%) C-shell
12 5 (1.20%) Korn
13 4 (0.96%) Groovy
13 4 (0.96%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.96%) SystemTap
14 3 (0.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 54 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 49 (11.72%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.67%) RHCE
4 6 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.20%) Degree
5 5 (1.20%) RHCA
6 4 (0.96%) CCNP
6 4 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.72%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.48%) CCNA
8 2 (0.48%) JNCIS
8 2 (0.48%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.20%) QA
2 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) GCP
3 1 (0.24%) ISO27005
3 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 89 (21.29%) Docker
2 24 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.87%) GlusterFS
4 11 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.63%) NFS
5 10 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.15%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.91%) KVM
8 6 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.20%) GFS2
9 5 (1.20%) OCFS2
10 4 (0.96%) HDFS
11 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.72%) Samba
11 3 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.48%) Postfix
12 2 (0.48%) Squid
12 2 (0.48%) vCloud
12 2 (0.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 169 (40.43%) Puppet
2 127 (30.38%) Ansible
3 68 (16.27%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (8.37%) Nagios
5 33 (7.89%) Terraform
6 32 (7.66%) Kubernetes
7 22 (5.26%) logstash
8 18 (4.31%) Kibana
9 16 (3.83%) Graphite
10 15 (3.59%) Zenoss
11 14 (3.35%) HAProxy
12 13 (3.11%) Salt
13 9 (2.15%) Packer
13 9 (2.15%) Sysdig
13 9 (2.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 7 (1.67%) Cobbler
14 7 (1.67%) Grafana
14 7 (1.67%) Linux-HA
14 7 (1.67%) SELinux
15 6 (1.44%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 116 (27.75%) Red Hat
2 75 (17.94%) VMware
3 40 (9.57%) Oracle
4 28 (6.70%) Splunk
5 16 (3.83%) AppDynamics
5 16 (3.83%) EMC
5 16 (3.83%) IBM
6 14 (3.35%) Atlassian
6 14 (3.35%) Cisco
6 14 (3.35%) Sun
7 13 (3.11%) HP
8 12 (2.87%) New Relic
9 8 (1.91%) Google
9 8 (1.91%) Rackspace
9 8 (1.91%) Veritas
10 7 (1.67%) Microsoft
10 7 (1.67%) Zend
11 6 (1.44%) Juniper
11 6 (1.44%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.20%) SAP
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