The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Linux Engineer
England / London
Rank 379 411 401
Rank change year-on-year +32 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 19 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.098% 0.090% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.095% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 14
Median daily rate £525 £535 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.86% +7.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £449 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £593 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £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 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Engineer in London

Senior Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Linux Engineer in London

Senior Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Linux Engineer in London

Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Linux Engineer in London

Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 27 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 - 3 £430 - 2
Senior Linux Engineer
England

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (79.41%) DevOps
3 25 (73.53%) Python
4 19 (55.88%) Puppet
5 16 (47.06%) Bash Shell
6 15 (44.12%) Ruby
6 15 (44.12%) MySQL
7 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (38.24%) Jenkins
9 12 (35.29%) Ansible
9 12 (35.29%) Redis
9 12 (35.29%) Apache
9 12 (35.29%) Red Hat
10 11 (32.35%) Tomcat
10 11 (32.35%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (29.41%) LAMP
11 10 (29.41%) VMware
11 10 (29.41%) LAPP Stack
12 9 (26.47%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (26.47%) Nagios
13 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
13 8 (23.53%) EMC
13 8 (23.53%) Java
13 8 (23.53%) Perl
13 8 (23.53%) NoSQL
13 8 (23.53%) GitLab
13 8 (23.53%) Docker
14 7 (20.59%) HAProxy
14 7 (20.59%) Memcached

Senior 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 12 (35.29%) Apache
2 11 (32.35%) Tomcat
3 4 (11.76%) OpenStack
4 2 (5.88%) Confluence
4 2 (5.88%) nginx
5 1 (2.94%) JBoss
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) Slack
3 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.88%) GitHub
3 2 (5.88%) PaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.94%) IaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) SAN
2 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) HTTP
3 4 (11.76%) SSL
4 3 (8.82%) Firewall
5 2 (5.88%) DHCP
6 1 (2.94%) FTP
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) IPsec
6 1 (2.94%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.94%) LDAP
6 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) MySQL
2 12 (35.29%) Redis
3 11 (32.35%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (23.53%) NoSQL
5 7 (20.59%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.94%) Big Data
6 1 (2.94%) DB2
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Jenkins
2 8 (23.53%) GitLab
3 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
5 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (8.82%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Private Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) LAMP
1 10 (29.41%) LAPP Stack
2 9 (26.47%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (20.59%) Memcached
4 2 (5.88%) Akka
4 2 (5.88%) Kafka
4 2 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (2.94%) Middleware
5 1 (2.94%) Node.js
5 1 (2.94%) REST
5 1 (2.94%) SOAP
5 1 (2.94%) Spring
5 1 (2.94%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Fintech
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) Unix
3 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.76%) CentOS
4 4 (11.76%) SmartOS
5 3 (8.82%) SUSE
5 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
5 3 (8.82%) Windows
6 1 (2.94%) AIX
6 1 (2.94%) CoreOS
6 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) DevOps
2 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 7 (20.59%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (14.71%) Open Source
6 3 (8.82%) Microservices
7 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.88%) Kanban
7 2 (5.88%) Scrum
7 2 (5.88%) Service Management
7 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Change Management
8 1 (2.94%) ITSM
8 1 (2.94%) OO
8 1 (2.94%) OOP
8 1 (2.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) Python
2 16 (47.06%) Bash Shell
3 15 (44.12%) Ruby
4 8 (23.53%) Java
4 8 (23.53%) Perl
5 4 (11.76%) Groovy
6 3 (8.82%) Scala
7 2 (5.88%) Go
8 1 (2.94%) C
8 1 (2.94%) C#
8 1 (2.94%) C++
8 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.94%) PHP
8 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GCP
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Docker
2 7 (20.59%) GlusterFS
2 7 (20.59%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.94%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (2.94%) vCloud
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (55.88%) Puppet
2 12 (35.29%) Ansible
3 9 (26.47%) Nagios
4 7 (20.59%) Cobbler
4 7 (20.59%) HAProxy
4 7 (20.59%) Linux-HA
4 7 (20.59%) Zenoss
5 4 (11.76%) Kubernetes
6 2 (5.88%) logstash
6 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (5.88%) Terraform
7 1 (2.94%) Cacti
7 1 (2.94%) CFEngine
7 1 (2.94%) Icinga
7 1 (2.94%) Mesos
7 1 (2.94%) OpenIDM
7 1 (2.94%) Packer
7 1 (2.94%) Rancher
7 1 (2.94%) Sysdig
7 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Red Hat
2 10 (29.41%) VMware
3 8 (23.53%) EMC
4 4 (11.76%) Google
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) ForgeRock
6 1 (2.94%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Isilon
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.94%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Splunk
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Rate: £525 - £575 per day
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Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
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