Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 304 396
Rank change year-on-year -11 +92 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 827 877 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.84% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.88% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 661 454
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £290
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.18% +3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 19 29
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +31.58%
10th Percentile £37.50 £37.45 £26.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.23 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +13.92% +8.97% +20.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England -16 792 £500 +11.11% 152
UK excluding London +49 417 £438 +6.18% 90
London -58 400 £520 +5.05% 62
South East +34 167 £433 +1.76% 25
North of England +26 104 £500 +33.33% 24
Yorkshire +35 50 £535 +7.00% 11
Midlands +49 45 £375 -9.64% 7
North West +36 43 £500 +17.65% 12
East of England +5 38 £450 +20.00% 21
South West +6 35 £475 +18.01% 13
Scotland +16 26 £450 +45.16%
East Midlands +14 23 £350 - 2
North East +26 21 £625 +100.00% 1
West Midlands +21 20 £375 -21.05% 5
Wales +8 8 £488 +8.33%

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 827 (100.00%) Linux
2 415 (50.18%) DevOps
3 307 (37.12%) Python
4 286 (34.58%) Puppet
5 279 (33.74%) Amazon AWS
6 257 (31.08%) Ansible
7 221 (26.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 218 (26.36%) Jenkins
9 205 (24.79%) Unix
10 202 (24.43%) Configuration Management
11 201 (24.30%) Bash Shell
12 195 (23.58%) Red Hat
13 182 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
14 178 (21.52%) Docker
15 165 (19.95%) Continuous Integration
16 162 (19.59%) Java
17 158 (19.11%) Git (software)
18 154 (18.62%) Windows
19 139 (16.81%) Perl
19 139 (16.81%) VMware
20 127 (15.36%) Opscode Chef
21 123 (14.87%) Terraform
22 117 (14.15%) Finance
23 112 (13.54%) CentOS
24 106 (12.82%) Ruby
25 97 (11.73%) Security Cleared
26 95 (11.49%) Oracle
27 91 (11.00%) MySQL
28 89 (10.76%) Software Engineering
29 88 (10.64%) Open Source

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 68 (8.22%) Apache
2 64 (7.74%) Tomcat
3 58 (7.01%) Confluence
4 53 (6.41%) OpenStack
5 52 (6.29%) nginx
6 37 (4.47%) JBoss
7 33 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (2.78%) IIS
9 14 (1.69%) Apache Spark
10 13 (1.57%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.45%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.85%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.85%) Jetty
14 7 (0.85%) SAS
15 5 (0.60%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.48%) Apache Pig
17 3 (0.36%) CICS
17 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (1.69%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.36%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 279 (33.74%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (7.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (6.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 28 (3.39%) GitHub
5 22 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (2.42%) SaaS
8 19 (2.30%) Slack
9 16 (1.93%) Amazon S3
10 15 (1.81%) PaaS
11 14 (1.69%) OpenShift
11 14 (1.69%) Serverless
12 12 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (1.45%) IaaS
13 10 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.73%) Office 365
16 5 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.60%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 87 (10.52%) Firewall
2 79 (9.55%) TCP/IP
3 63 (7.62%) DNS
4 62 (7.50%) HTTP
5 41 (4.96%) SAN
6 37 (4.47%) SSL
7 35 (4.23%) LDAP
8 31 (3.75%) DHCP
8 31 (3.75%) VPN
9 28 (3.39%) LAN
9 28 (3.39%) WAN
10 24 (2.90%) Wireless
11 20 (2.42%) Internet
11 20 (2.42%) NAS
12 17 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (1.93%) SSH
14 14 (1.69%) VoIP
15 11 (1.33%) Network Security
15 11 (1.33%) OpenLDAP
15 11 (1.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (11.00%) MySQL
2 68 (8.22%) MongoDB
3 39 (4.72%) Big Data
4 38 (4.59%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.59%) SQL Server
5 36 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (3.39%) Relational Database
7 27 (3.26%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (2.18%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.45%) Redis
11 11 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.33%) DB2
12 10 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.21%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.73%) InfluxDB
14 3 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.36%) OpenTSDB
14 3 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 2 (0.24%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 218 (26.36%) Jenkins
2 158 (19.11%) Git (software)
3 77 (9.31%) JIRA
4 31 (3.75%) Vagrant
5 27 (3.26%) TeamCity
6 26 (3.14%) GitLab
6 26 (3.14%) Maven
7 25 (3.02%) SonarQube
8 22 (2.66%) Bitbucket
9 20 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (1.81%) Subversion
11 14 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.57%) JMeter
13 10 (1.21%) Ant
14 8 (0.97%) Selenium
15 7 (0.85%) Cucumber
16 6 (0.73%) Artifactory
16 6 (0.73%) GoogleTest
16 6 (0.73%) Gradle
16 6 (0.73%) Hudson
General
1 117 (14.15%) Finance
2 67 (8.10%) Banking
3 25 (3.02%) Investment Banking
4 23 (2.78%) Electronics
4 23 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.57%) Marketing
6 9 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.97%) Retail
8 5 (0.60%) Back Office
9 4 (0.48%) Billing
9 4 (0.48%) Front Office
9 4 (0.48%) Music Industry
9 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.36%) Games
10 3 (0.36%) Legal
11 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.24%) French Language
11 2 (0.24%) Hindi Language
11 2 (0.24%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.12%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (7.50%) Web Services
2 49 (5.93%) Elastic Stack
3 33 (3.99%) Node.js
4 26 (3.14%) REST
5 25 (3.02%) .NET
6 23 (2.78%) LAMP
7 22 (2.66%) JSON
7 22 (2.66%) Kafka
8 19 (2.30%) Middleware
9 18 (2.18%) Spring
10 17 (2.06%) RESTful
11 16 (1.93%) Sensu
12 13 (1.57%) J2EE
12 13 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (1.45%) LEMP Stack
14 10 (1.21%) ActiveMQ
15 8 (0.97%) Yocto
16 7 (0.85%) HTML
16 7 (0.85%) Servlets
17 6 (0.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.05%) Clustering
3 32 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.18%) Device Driver
7 13 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (1.57%) Replication
8 10 (1.21%) PKI
9 9 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.97%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.85%) Derivative
11 7 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (0.85%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.73%) CMDB
12 6 (0.73%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.60%) DataPower
14 4 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 827 (100.00%) Linux
2 221 (26.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 205 (24.79%) Unix
4 154 (18.62%) Windows
5 112 (13.54%) CentOS
6 81 (9.79%) Ubuntu
7 46 (5.56%) Solaris
8 42 (5.08%) Windows Server
9 33 (3.99%) Embedded Linux
10 24 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (2.54%) AIX
12 20 (2.42%) Debian
13 12 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.85%) SUSE
15 7 (0.85%) VMS
15 7 (0.85%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.60%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.60%) HPUX
17 4 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (50.18%) DevOps
2 202 (24.43%) Configuration Management
3 182 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (19.95%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (10.76%) Software Engineering
6 88 (10.64%) Open Source
7 78 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 61 (7.38%) Microservices
8 61 (7.38%) Scrum
9 60 (7.26%) Load Balancing
10 50 (6.05%) ITIL
11 49 (5.93%) Migration
12 48 (5.80%) Mentoring
13 45 (5.44%) Test Automation
14 37 (4.47%) Kanban
14 37 (4.47%) Release Management
15 32 (3.87%) Coaching
16 31 (3.75%) OO
17 27 (3.26%) Task Automation
18 25 (3.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 307 (37.12%) Python
2 201 (24.30%) Bash Shell
3 162 (19.59%) Java
4 139 (16.81%) Perl
5 106 (12.82%) Ruby
6 80 (9.67%) C++
6 80 (9.67%) SQL
7 66 (7.98%) Shell Script
8 57 (6.89%) C
9 37 (4.47%) Go
10 34 (4.11%) PowerShell
11 31 (3.75%) PHP
12 29 (3.51%) JavaScript
13 19 (2.30%) Embedded C
14 14 (1.69%) C#
15 13 (1.57%) Embedded C++
16 10 (1.21%) Korn
17 9 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.85%) Groovy
18 7 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 97 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 87 (10.52%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.63%) Degree
4 18 (2.18%) RHCE
5 17 (2.06%) AWS Certification
6 8 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.97%) RHCA
7 7 (0.85%) CISSP
7 7 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.48%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.36%) CCNA
10 3 (0.36%) CCNP
10 3 (0.36%) CISM
11 2 (0.24%) CCDP
11 2 (0.24%) GIAC
11 2 (0.24%) HNC
11 2 (0.24%) HND
11 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.93%) SLA
2 14 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.45%) QA
4 7 (0.85%) GCP
5 4 (0.48%) GDPR
6 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) AS 2805
7 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.12%) OIPF
7 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 178 (21.52%) Docker
2 60 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.59%) Active Directory
4 27 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.42%) NFS
7 19 (2.30%) KVM
8 18 (2.18%) vSphere
9 16 (1.93%) Samba
10 15 (1.81%) vCloud
11 14 (1.69%) Hyper-V
11 14 (1.69%) Xen
12 11 (1.33%) LXC
13 9 (1.09%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
14 8 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.85%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.85%) iptables
16 6 (0.73%) XenServer
17 4 (0.48%) Firmware
17 4 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 286 (34.58%) Puppet
2 257 (31.08%) Ansible
3 127 (15.36%) Opscode Chef
4 123 (14.87%) Terraform
5 85 (10.28%) Kubernetes
6 47 (5.68%) Nagios
7 25 (3.02%) Rancher
8 24 (2.90%) Packer
9 22 (2.66%) ZABBIX
10 21 (2.54%) logstash
10 21 (2.54%) Red Hat Satellite
11 18 (2.18%) Salt
12 17 (2.06%) Grafana
13 14 (1.69%) Kibana
14 12 (1.45%) Graphite
14 12 (1.45%) Icinga
14 12 (1.45%) Prometheus
15 11 (1.33%) WMI
16 10 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
17 9 (1.09%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 195 (23.58%) Red Hat
2 139 (16.81%) VMware
3 95 (11.49%) Oracle
4 75 (9.07%) Splunk
5 45 (5.44%) Cisco
6 32 (3.87%) Atlassian
6 32 (3.87%) SaltStack
7 24 (2.90%) IBM
8 23 (2.78%) Google
9 22 (2.66%) Microsoft
10 17 (2.06%) F5
11 15 (1.81%) Juniper
12 14 (1.69%) EMC
12 14 (1.69%) Veritas
13 13 (1.57%) Citrix
13 13 (1.57%) HP
13 13 (1.57%) NetApp
14 12 (1.45%) SAP
14 12 (1.45%) SolarWinds
15 11 (1.33%) Fortinet