The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Linux Engineer
England / South West
Rank - 132 135
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 0 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +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 the South West. 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2476 2799 2990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.34% 96.45% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1807 1867
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 186 145
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +34.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Engineer in the South West

Senior Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Linux Engineer in the South West

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region featuring Senior Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Remedy
4 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Puppet
5 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (16.67%) Web Operations
6 1 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Nagios
6 1 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle
6 1 (16.67%) Ansible
6 1 (16.67%) Docker
6 1 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (16.67%) CentOS
6 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Remedy
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle