The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
UK
Rank 288 295 290
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 353 400 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.75% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.79% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 295 255
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.05% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £369
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 20
Median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +11.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 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
England 0 328 £460 +2.22% 136
London +26 199 £500 +5.26% 65
South East -6 60 £423 +7.30% 24
City of London +10 28 £478 +3.24% 20
North West +21 18 £350 +7.69% 15
Wales - 16 £469 - 1
Yorkshire +9 15 £450 - 6
Surrey +6 14 £483 +7.22% 2
Hampshire +4 13 £395 +17.91% 5
South West -8 13 £455 +10.36% 10
West Yorkshire +14 12 £450 - 4
Berkshire +1 12 £338 -3.57% 9
Manchester +4 11 £400 - 11
Oxfordshire - 11 £375 - 4
Leeds +10 10 £450 - 3
Heathrow 0 10 £360 +2.85%
Wiltshire -2 9 - -
Scotland +25 8 £400 - 8
Swansea - 8 £575 -
West Wales - 8 £575 -
Oxford - 8 £375 - 3
Kent +6 6 £513 +13.88%
West Midlands +3 6 £481 +48.07% 2
Swindon +3 6 - -
Havant +1 6 £350 - 1
East Midlands -6 6 £408 +8.66% 4
East of England -6 6 £363 -25.64% 9
Canary Wharf - 6 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 5 £443 +1.72%
Tyne and Wear -10 5 £443 +1.72%

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 721 (100.00%) Linux
2 326 (45.21%) DevOps
3 276 (38.28%) Python
4 256 (35.51%) Puppet
5 247 (34.26%) Red Hat
6 205 (28.43%) Amazon AWS
7 204 (28.29%) Unix
8 200 (27.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 184 (25.52%) Ansible
10 167 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
11 152 (21.08%) Bash Shell
12 146 (20.25%) Jenkins
12 146 (20.25%) Ruby
13 144 (19.97%) Windows
14 138 (19.14%) Security Cleared
15 136 (18.86%) Configuration Management
16 135 (18.72%) VMware
17 132 (18.31%) Git (software)
18 129 (17.89%) Docker
19 127 (17.61%) SC Cleared
20 121 (16.78%) Perl
21 116 (16.09%) Finance
22 112 (15.53%) Java
22 112 (15.53%) Opscode Chef
23 94 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
24 90 (12.48%) TCP/IP
25 84 (11.65%) Apache
26 81 (11.23%) CentOS
27 80 (11.10%) Open Source
28 76 (10.54%) Oracle

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 84 (11.65%) Apache
2 52 (7.21%) Tomcat
3 47 (6.52%) Confluence
4 43 (5.96%) JBoss
5 39 (5.41%) OpenStack
6 32 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (3.74%) nginx
8 24 (3.33%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.66%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.11%) IIS
10 8 (1.11%) iPlanet
10 8 (1.11%) Oracle Application Server
11 7 (0.97%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.55%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.55%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.42%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.42%) MS Office
2 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.28%) HipChat
3 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 205 (28.43%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (8.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (2.64%) GitHub
5 19 (2.64%) PaaS
6 17 (2.36%) IaaS
7 15 (2.08%) Amazon S3
7 15 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 13 (1.80%) SaaS
9 10 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.39%) Route 53
10 6 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudTrail
12 4 (0.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 90 (12.48%) TCP/IP
2 56 (7.77%) DNS
3 53 (7.35%) SAN
4 51 (7.07%) Firewall
5 42 (5.83%) LDAP
6 40 (5.55%) HTTP
7 35 (4.85%) SSL
8 25 (3.47%) VPN
9 16 (2.22%) SNMP
10 14 (1.94%) DHCP
10 14 (1.94%) NAS
11 12 (1.66%) FTP
11 12 (1.66%) Network Security
12 11 (1.53%) Internet
12 11 (1.53%) VoIP
13 8 (1.11%) SSH
13 8 (1.11%) WAN
14 7 (0.97%) LAN
14 7 (0.97%) SMTP
14 7 (0.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.12%) MySQL
2 53 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 26 (3.61%) NoSQL
5 18 (2.50%) Big Data
6 15 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (2.08%) Hadoop
6 15 (2.08%) Redis
6 15 (2.08%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.53%) Apache Hive
8 7 (0.97%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.97%) SQL Server
9 6 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.69%) DB2
11 3 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.42%) SQLite
12 2 (0.28%) HBase
Development Applications
1 146 (20.25%) Jenkins
2 132 (18.31%) Git (software)
3 47 (6.52%) JIRA
4 30 (4.16%) Vagrant
5 28 (3.88%) Subversion
6 22 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (2.91%) Maven
8 18 (2.50%) GitLab
9 16 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (1.94%) Eclipse
11 13 (1.80%) Bitbucket
11 13 (1.80%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.39%) GCC
13 8 (1.11%) Hudson
14 7 (0.97%) Selenium
14 7 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (0.83%) Ant
16 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
16 5 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
17 4 (0.55%) Gradle
General
1 116 (16.09%) Finance
2 41 (5.69%) Banking
3 18 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.39%) Retail
5 9 (1.25%) Electronics
5 9 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.83%) Marketing
7 5 (0.69%) Advertising
7 5 (0.69%) Front Office
7 5 (0.69%) Games
8 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.55%) Legal
8 4 (0.55%) Publishing
9 3 (0.42%) Law
10 2 (0.28%) Billing
10 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.57%) Web Services
2 53 (7.35%) Elastic Stack
3 39 (5.41%) LAMP
4 19 (2.64%) LAPP Stack
5 14 (1.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 14 (1.94%) STL
6 13 (1.80%) LEMP Stack
7 12 (1.66%) Memcached
8 11 (1.53%) J2EE
8 11 (1.53%) Regular Expression
9 10 (1.39%) Kafka
9 10 (1.39%) Middleware
9 10 (1.39%) Node.js
10 9 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (1.11%) Software Packaging
12 7 (0.97%) Sensu
12 7 (0.97%) Spring
12 7 (0.97%) WebCenter
13 6 (0.83%) .NET
13 6 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.27%) Clustering
1 38 (5.27%) Data Centre
2 28 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (1.80%) Public Cloud
4 10 (1.39%) Fintech
5 7 (0.97%) YubiKey
6 6 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 6 (0.83%) PKI
6 6 (0.83%) Private Cloud
6 6 (0.83%) Replication
7 5 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.69%) Smart Meter
7 5 (0.69%) Wiki
8 4 (0.55%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.55%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.55%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.42%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 721 (100.00%) Linux
2 204 (28.29%) Unix
3 200 (27.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 144 (19.97%) Windows
5 81 (11.23%) CentOS
6 64 (8.88%) Windows Server
7 60 (8.32%) Ubuntu
8 43 (5.96%) Solaris
9 40 (5.55%) AIX
9 40 (5.55%) SUSE
10 18 (2.50%) Debian
11 16 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
13 12 (1.66%) CoreOS
13 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (1.53%) Amazon Linux
15 8 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.97%) Android
17 6 (0.83%) Fedora
17 6 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (45.21%) DevOps
2 167 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (18.86%) Configuration Management
4 94 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (11.10%) Open Source
6 54 (7.49%) Software Engineering
7 44 (6.10%) High Availability
8 40 (5.55%) ITIL
9 37 (5.13%) Microservices
10 35 (4.85%) Scrum
11 33 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
12 29 (4.02%) E-Commerce
12 29 (4.02%) Web Operations
13 27 (3.74%) Load Balancing
14 26 (3.61%) Migration
15 20 (2.77%) SDLC
16 19 (2.64%) Change Control
17 18 (2.50%) Change Management
18 17 (2.36%) Low Latency
19 16 (2.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 276 (38.28%) Python
2 152 (21.08%) Bash Shell
3 146 (20.25%) Ruby
4 121 (16.78%) Perl
5 112 (15.53%) Java
6 60 (8.32%) Shell Script
7 58 (8.04%) C
8 53 (7.35%) SQL
9 39 (5.41%) PowerShell
10 35 (4.85%) C++
11 33 (4.58%) PHP
12 26 (3.61%) Go
13 16 (2.22%) Korn
14 9 (1.25%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.97%) Bourne shell
15 7 (0.97%) C-shell
15 7 (0.97%) Scala
16 6 (0.83%) C#
16 6 (0.83%) Embedded C
17 4 (0.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 138 (19.14%) Security Cleared
2 127 (17.61%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.53%) RHCE
4 9 (1.25%) AWS Certification
5 7 (0.97%) CISSP
5 7 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.83%) Degree
6 6 (0.83%) RHCSA
7 5 (0.69%) RHCA
8 4 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.55%) CCNP
8 4 (0.55%) CEH
8 4 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.55%) RHCT
9 3 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.42%) GCIH
9 3 (0.42%) GIAC
9 3 (0.42%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CCNA
10 2 (0.28%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.66%) QA
2 11 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.97%) SLA
5 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.14%) GCP
7 1 (0.14%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 129 (17.89%) Docker
2 58 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.72%) Active Directory
4 20 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (2.64%) NFS
6 17 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.66%) GlusterFS
7 12 (1.66%) Samba
7 12 (1.66%) vSphere
8 10 (1.39%) Squid
8 10 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 10 (1.39%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.25%) iptables
9 9 (1.25%) KVM
10 8 (1.11%) GPFS
11 7 (0.97%) Postfix
12 6 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.69%) GFS2
13 5 (0.69%) HDFS
13 5 (0.69%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 256 (35.51%) Puppet
2 184 (25.52%) Ansible
3 112 (15.53%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (7.49%) Terraform
5 52 (7.21%) Nagios
6 35 (4.85%) Kubernetes
6 35 (4.85%) logstash
7 31 (4.30%) Kibana
8 21 (2.91%) Red Hat Satellite
8 21 (2.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (2.77%) HAProxy
10 17 (2.36%) Graphite
10 17 (2.36%) Salt
11 15 (2.08%) Zenoss
12 9 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
12 9 (1.25%) Icinga
12 9 (1.25%) Packer
12 9 (1.25%) Sysdig
13 8 (1.11%) Cobbler
13 8 (1.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 247 (34.26%) Red Hat
2 135 (18.72%) VMware
3 76 (10.54%) Oracle
4 36 (4.99%) Cisco
5 35 (4.85%) HP
6 29 (4.02%) Atlassian
6 29 (4.02%) Splunk
7 27 (3.74%) Veritas
8 26 (3.61%) IBM
9 24 (3.33%) Sun
10 21 (2.91%) Microsoft
11 19 (2.64%) EMC
12 18 (2.50%) AppDynamics
13 17 (2.36%) NetApp
14 14 (1.94%) SolarWinds
15 12 (1.66%) New Relic
16 10 (1.39%) SAP
17 9 (1.25%) Google
17 9 (1.25%) SaltStack
17 9 (1.25%) TIBCO
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