Period
to 20 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.06% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £525 - -
UK median daily rate £475 £493 £500
% change year-on-year -3.55% -1.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 437 367 589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.78% 94.83% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 253 488
Northern Ireland median daily rate £421 £432 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +4.61% +29.92%
10th Percentile £200 £258 £300
90th Percentile £588 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.00 £15.38 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.45% -16.89% +21.31%
10th Percentile £10.46 £10.81 £13.97
90th Percentile £18.00 £40.05 £22.68
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £17.83 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.01% -4.68% -1.58%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Northern Ireland

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Northern Ireland

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. 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
County Antrim - 4 £550 - 1
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 5 (100.00%) Big Data
1 5 (100.00%) Kafka
1 5 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 5 (100.00%) OpenShift
1 5 (100.00%) Docker
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) BigQuery
1 5 (100.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (100.00%) Task Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) Use Case
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Clustering

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (100.00%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Big Data
1 5 (100.00%) BigQuery
1 5 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 5 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Task Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle