The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 206 257
Rank change year-on-year -13 +51  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 227 248 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.10% 1.15% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.20% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 189 134
Median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +60.00%  
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 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 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -14 20 £493 -2.71% 16
Croydon +2 10 £400 +1.91%
Heathrow +2 7 £370 +5.71%
Uxbridge -4 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £575 -
Paddington - 1 £425 -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 425 (100.00%) Linux
2 212 (49.88%) DevOps
3 194 (45.65%) Python
4 172 (40.47%) Puppet
5 161 (37.88%) Unix
6 157 (36.94%) Amazon AWS
7 140 (32.94%) Ansible
8 130 (30.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 124 (29.18%) Bash Shell
10 118 (27.76%) Docker
11 108 (25.41%) Red Hat
12 96 (22.59%) Configuration Management
12 96 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
13 94 (22.12%) Ruby
14 93 (21.88%) Jenkins
15 91 (21.41%) Perl
16 90 (21.18%) Git (software)
17 85 (20.00%) Java
18 83 (19.53%) Finance
19 74 (17.41%) VMware
20 70 (16.47%) Windows
21 66 (15.53%) CentOS
22 56 (13.18%) Elastic Stack
23 55 (12.94%) MySQL
23 55 (12.94%) Oracle
23 55 (12.94%) Security Cleared
24 53 (12.47%) Opscode Chef
25 51 (12.00%) Ubuntu
25 51 (12.00%) SC Cleared
26 49 (11.53%) Open Source

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 36 (8.47%) OpenStack
2 34 (8.00%) Apache
3 31 (7.29%) Tomcat
4 21 (4.94%) nginx
5 20 (4.71%) Confluence
5 20 (4.71%) JBoss
6 12 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.59%) IIS
8 9 (2.12%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.65%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.41%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.71%) Jetty
12 2 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.24%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.24%) SAS
13 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.94%) HipChat
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 157 (36.94%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (4.47%) GitHub
5 13 (3.06%) PaaS
6 11 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.88%) SaaS
9 7 (1.65%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.41%) Datadog
11 5 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (1.18%) IaaS
12 4 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.94%) Route 53
13 3 (0.71%) Akamai
13 3 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.71%) Office 365
13 3 (0.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.06%) TCP/IP
2 36 (8.47%) Firewall
3 33 (7.76%) DNS
4 31 (7.29%) HTTP
5 24 (5.65%) LDAP
6 22 (5.18%) SSL
7 19 (4.47%) SAN
7 19 (4.47%) VPN
8 8 (1.88%) Ethernet
8 8 (1.88%) NAS
9 7 (1.65%) Internet
10 6 (1.41%) DHCP
10 6 (1.41%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (1.18%) FTP
11 5 (1.18%) LAN
11 5 (1.18%) OpenLDAP
11 5 (1.18%) Wireless
12 4 (0.94%) OpenVPN
12 4 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.94%) MySQL
2 37 (8.71%) MongoDB
3 26 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.76%) Redis
6 15 (3.53%) Big Data
7 9 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.88%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.65%) SQL Server
10 6 (1.41%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.41%) DB2
10 6 (1.41%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.47%) Riak
13 2 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 93 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 90 (21.18%) Git (software)
3 28 (6.59%) Maven
4 26 (6.12%) JIRA
4 26 (6.12%) Vagrant
5 15 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (3.29%) GitLab
7 13 (3.06%) Subversion
8 11 (2.59%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.65%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.94%) Ant
10 4 (0.94%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.94%) Gradle
10 4 (0.94%) JMeter
10 4 (0.94%) Selenium
11 3 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.71%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.71%) JUnit
11 3 (0.71%) MSI
11 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 83 (19.53%) Finance
2 40 (9.41%) Banking
3 9 (2.12%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.41%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.94%) Front Office
6 3 (0.71%) Electronics
6 3 (0.71%) Marketing
6 3 (0.71%) Retail
7 2 (0.47%) Advertising
7 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.47%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.47%) Publishing
7 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
8 1 (0.24%) Games
8 1 (0.24%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.18%) Elastic Stack
2 31 (7.29%) Web Services
3 19 (4.47%) Sensu
4 17 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 17 (4.00%) STL
5 16 (3.76%) LAMP
5 16 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (3.29%) Node.js
7 13 (3.06%) Kafka
8 12 (2.82%) Spring
9 11 (2.59%) Hibernate
10 10 (2.35%) Middleware
11 8 (1.88%) LEMP Stack
11 8 (1.88%) SOAP
11 8 (1.88%) XML
12 7 (1.65%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (1.65%) REST
13 6 (1.41%) .NET
14 5 (1.18%) HTML
14 5 (1.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.35%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.47%) Clustering
3 13 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (1.88%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (1.65%) YubiKey
6 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (1.18%) Video on Demand
8 4 (0.94%) Cloud Native
8 4 (0.94%) Fintech
8 4 (0.94%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.71%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.71%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.71%) Replication
10 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 425 (100.00%) Linux
2 161 (37.88%) Unix
3 130 (30.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (16.47%) Windows
5 66 (15.53%) CentOS
6 51 (12.00%) Ubuntu
7 28 (6.59%) SUSE
8 27 (6.35%) Windows Server
9 23 (5.41%) Solaris
10 13 (3.06%) AIX
11 8 (1.88%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (1.18%) Debian
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.94%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.94%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.71%) Scientific Linux
14 3 (0.71%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (49.88%) DevOps
2 96 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (22.59%) Configuration Management
3 49 (11.53%) Open Source
4 48 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (6.12%) Software Engineering
7 24 (5.65%) Microservices
7 24 (5.65%) Scrum
8 23 (5.41%) Analytics
8 23 (5.41%) Kanban
8 23 (5.41%) Migration
9 22 (5.18%) SDLC
10 21 (4.94%) Load Balancing
10 21 (4.94%) Web Operations
11 18 (4.24%) E-Commerce
12 17 (4.00%) High Availability
12 17 (4.00%) Multithreading
12 17 (4.00%) Test Automation
13 15 (3.53%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 194 (45.65%) Python
2 124 (29.18%) Bash Shell
3 94 (22.12%) Ruby
4 91 (21.41%) Perl
5 85 (20.00%) Java
6 40 (9.41%) SQL
7 31 (7.29%) C
8 29 (6.82%) Shell Script
9 22 (5.18%) C++
9 22 (5.18%) Go
10 20 (4.71%) PowerShell
11 16 (3.76%) PHP
12 8 (1.88%) JavaScript
12 8 (1.88%) Scala
13 5 (1.18%) C#
13 5 (1.18%) R
14 4 (0.94%) Korn
15 3 (0.71%) Groovy
16 2 (0.47%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 55 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 51 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.82%) RHCE
4 11 (2.59%) RHCA
5 7 (1.65%) Degree
6 6 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.18%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.18%) CCNP
8 4 (0.94%) CCNA
8 4 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.47%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.47%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.24%) CCSA
11 1 (0.24%) CISM
11 1 (0.24%) CISSP
11 1 (0.24%) ISEB
11 1 (0.24%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.24%) MCITP
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.41%) SLA
2 4 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.47%) MiFID
4 2 (0.47%) QA
5 1 (0.24%) GCP
System Software
1 118 (27.76%) Docker
2 22 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.76%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.12%) KVM
5 8 (1.88%) iptables
5 8 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.41%) GFS2
6 6 (1.41%) GlusterFS
6 6 (1.41%) NFS
6 6 (1.41%) OCFS2
6 6 (1.41%) vCloud
7 5 (1.18%) GPFS
7 5 (1.18%) LXC
8 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.47%) Xen
11 1 (0.24%) Squid
11 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 172 (40.47%) Puppet
2 140 (32.94%) Ansible
3 53 (12.47%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (11.53%) Kubernetes
5 42 (9.88%) Terraform
6 30 (7.06%) Nagios
7 21 (4.94%) Graphite
8 12 (2.82%) logstash
9 11 (2.59%) Packer
10 10 (2.35%) HAProxy
10 10 (2.35%) Kibana
11 9 (2.12%) Rancher
11 9 (2.12%) ZABBIX
12 7 (1.65%) Mesos
12 7 (1.65%) yum
13 6 (1.41%) CFEngine
13 6 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (1.41%) Grafana
13 6 (1.41%) Prometheus
13 6 (1.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 108 (25.41%) Red Hat
2 74 (17.41%) VMware
3 55 (12.94%) Oracle
4 36 (8.47%) Splunk
5 20 (4.71%) Google
6 16 (3.76%) IBM
7 14 (3.29%) Cisco
8 13 (3.06%) AppDynamics
9 12 (2.82%) Atlassian
10 10 (2.35%) New Relic
11 9 (2.12%) Microsoft
12 8 (1.88%) SaltStack
12 8 (1.88%) TIBCO
13 7 (1.65%) HP
14 6 (1.41%) F5
15 5 (1.18%) Sun
16 4 (0.94%) EMC
16 4 (0.94%) Juniper
16 4 (0.94%) SAP
16 4 (0.94%) SolarWinds
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