The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 266 301
Rank change year-on-year -13 +35  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 394 503 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.93% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.98% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 355 279
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £386
% change year-on-year -1.53% +5.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £34.00 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 June 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 -12 378 £500 +11.11% 137
London -3 230 £525 +10.52% 61
South East +22 68 £425 - 24
Berkshire +28 24 £438 -2.77% 7
North West +21 22 £425 - 7
City of London -8 21 £493 -1.50% 19
South West +15 20 £375 -4.45% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 16 £298 +8.18% 2
East of England -8 15 £400 +14.28% 17
Manchester +11 13 £418 +4.37% 6
Scotland +28 12 £350 -2.77% 3
Surrey +6 11 £450 +4.34% 9
Cambridgeshire +5 11 £400 +6.66% 15
Milton Keynes - 11 £298 - 2
Yorkshire +4 10 £420 -16.00% 9
Croydon +1 10 £400 +1.91%
Hampshire 0 10 £400 +0.31% 3
Edinburgh +17 9 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire +11 9 £420 -14.28% 7
Bristol +2 9 £370 +8.82% 4
Reading +18 7 £313 -30.55% 4
Heathrow +1 7 £370 +5.71%
Leeds 0 7 £420 -16.00% 5
East Midlands -6 7 £400 +33.33% 8
Cheshire +21 6 £550 +22.22%
West Midlands +14 6 £542 +14.00% 5
Slough - 6 £525 -
Gloucestershire +13 5 - - 1
Cambridge +8 5 £275 -26.66% 14
Leatherhead - 5 £550 - 1

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 740 (100.00%) Linux
2 332 (44.86%) DevOps
3 290 (39.19%) Python
4 266 (35.95%) Puppet
5 241 (32.57%) Unix
6 233 (31.49%) Amazon AWS
7 220 (29.73%) Ansible
8 213 (28.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 211 (28.51%) Red Hat
10 181 (24.46%) Bash Shell
11 168 (22.70%) Docker
12 155 (20.95%) Configuration Management
13 154 (20.81%) Jenkins
14 148 (20.00%) Windows
15 147 (19.86%) Git (software)
16 141 (19.05%) VMware
17 139 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
18 137 (18.51%) Perl
19 132 (17.84%) Java
20 130 (17.57%) Ruby
21 114 (15.41%) CentOS
22 110 (14.86%) Security Cleared
23 109 (14.73%) Finance
24 108 (14.59%) Opscode Chef
25 103 (13.92%) SC Cleared
26 96 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
27 82 (11.08%) Oracle
28 81 (10.95%) Ubuntu
28 81 (10.95%) MySQL
29 73 (9.86%) Elastic Stack

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 57 (7.70%) Apache
2 49 (6.62%) Confluence
3 47 (6.35%) OpenStack
4 44 (5.95%) Tomcat
5 40 (5.41%) JBoss
6 33 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (3.38%) nginx
8 13 (1.76%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.62%) IIS
9 12 (1.62%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.22%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.08%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.41%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.41%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.41%) Jetty
13 3 (0.41%) Mule
14 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.54%) HipChat
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 233 (31.49%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 25 (3.38%) GitHub
5 15 (2.03%) PaaS
6 14 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.49%) SaaS
8 11 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (1.35%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (1.08%) IaaS
11 6 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.81%) Datadog
11 6 (0.81%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.81%) Slack
12 5 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.68%) Route 53
13 4 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 70 (9.46%) TCP/IP
2 67 (9.05%) Firewall
3 53 (7.16%) DNS
4 45 (6.08%) LDAP
5 43 (5.81%) HTTP
6 34 (4.59%) SAN
6 34 (4.59%) VPN
7 31 (4.19%) SSL
8 14 (1.89%) Internet
8 14 (1.89%) LAN
8 14 (1.89%) NAS
9 12 (1.62%) DHCP
9 12 (1.62%) Network Security
10 11 (1.49%) WAN
11 10 (1.35%) HTTPS
12 9 (1.22%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.08%) 3G
13 8 (1.08%) Kerberos
13 8 (1.08%) Wireless
14 7 (0.95%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (10.95%) MySQL
2 54 (7.30%) MongoDB
3 44 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (2.97%) Big Data
5 17 (2.30%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (2.03%) Redis
7 15 (2.03%) SQL Server
8 14 (1.89%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.22%) Apache Hive
9 9 (1.22%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.08%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (0.95%) DB2
12 5 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.41%) SQLite
15 2 (0.27%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 154 (20.81%) Jenkins
2 147 (19.86%) Git (software)
3 60 (8.11%) JIRA
4 34 (4.59%) Maven
5 29 (3.92%) Vagrant
6 25 (3.38%) Subversion
7 22 (2.97%) GitLab
7 22 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 20 (2.70%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (1.35%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.08%) Gradle
12 7 (0.95%) Ant
12 7 (0.95%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.81%) MSI
13 6 (0.81%) Selenium
14 5 (0.68%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.54%) GCC
General
1 109 (14.73%) Finance
2 54 (7.30%) Banking
3 23 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.49%) Electronics
5 10 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 7 (0.95%) Marketing
7 6 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.68%) Advertising
8 5 (0.68%) Legal
9 4 (0.54%) Back Office
9 4 (0.54%) Front Office
9 4 (0.54%) Law
9 4 (0.54%) Publishing
9 4 (0.54%) Retail
10 2 (0.27%) Games
10 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.27%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (9.86%) Elastic Stack
2 58 (7.84%) Web Services
3 28 (3.78%) LAMP
4 25 (3.38%) Sensu
5 20 (2.70%) STL
6 19 (2.57%) Kafka
6 19 (2.57%) RabbitMQ
7 18 (2.43%) Node.js
8 17 (2.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 16 (2.16%) Middleware
10 12 (1.62%) Spring
11 11 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
12 10 (1.35%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.35%) XML
13 8 (1.08%) .NET
13 8 (1.08%) SOAP
14 7 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
14 7 (0.95%) J2EE
14 7 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
14 7 (0.95%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.62%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.00%) Clustering
3 23 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 10 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (1.22%) Device Driver
6 9 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.95%) Private Cloud
8 7 (0.95%) Replication
8 7 (0.95%) YubiKey
9 6 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.81%) Smart Meter
9 6 (0.81%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.68%) PKI
11 4 (0.54%) Fintech
11 4 (0.54%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 740 (100.00%) Linux
2 241 (32.57%) Unix
3 213 (28.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 148 (20.00%) Windows
5 114 (15.41%) CentOS
6 81 (10.95%) Ubuntu
7 57 (7.70%) Windows Server
8 43 (5.81%) Solaris
9 42 (5.68%) SUSE
10 28 (3.78%) AIX
11 26 (3.51%) Embedded Linux
12 20 (2.70%) Debian
13 14 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (1.62%) Amazon Linux
15 9 (1.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 9 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.68%) Android
16 5 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.54%) CoreOS
18 3 (0.41%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (44.86%) DevOps
2 155 (20.95%) Configuration Management
3 139 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (9.46%) Open Source
6 64 (8.65%) Software Engineering
7 38 (5.14%) Migration
8 36 (4.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 36 (4.86%) Microservices
9 35 (4.73%) Test Automation
10 34 (4.59%) Load Balancing
11 33 (4.46%) ITIL
12 31 (4.19%) Scrum
13 29 (3.92%) Kanban
13 29 (3.92%) Web Operations
14 27 (3.65%) High Availability
14 27 (3.65%) SDLC
15 26 (3.51%) Analytics
16 21 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (2.57%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 290 (39.19%) Python
2 181 (24.46%) Bash Shell
3 137 (18.51%) Perl
4 132 (17.84%) Java
5 130 (17.57%) Ruby
6 61 (8.24%) C
7 59 (7.97%) SQL
8 55 (7.43%) Shell Script
9 40 (5.41%) C++
10 31 (4.19%) PHP
11 30 (4.05%) PowerShell
12 22 (2.97%) Go
13 16 (2.16%) JavaScript
14 14 (1.89%) Korn
15 12 (1.62%) Embedded C
16 10 (1.35%) C#
17 8 (1.08%) Scala
18 6 (0.81%) Groovy
19 5 (0.68%) Embedded C++
19 5 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 110 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 103 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.97%) RHCE
4 12 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.49%) Degree
5 11 (1.49%) RHCA
6 10 (1.35%) CCNA
6 10 (1.35%) CCNP
7 9 (1.22%) CISSP
8 6 (0.81%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.81%) RHCSA
9 5 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (0.41%) GCIH
11 3 (0.41%) GIAC
11 3 (0.41%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.27%) HNC
12 2 (0.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.62%) SLA
2 11 (1.49%) QA
3 10 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) MiFID
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 168 (22.70%) Docker
2 59 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (5.95%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.30%) KVM
4 17 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.89%) iptables
6 13 (1.76%) vSphere
7 12 (1.62%) GPFS
8 11 (1.49%) NFS
8 11 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.22%) LXC
10 8 (1.08%) Squid
10 8 (1.08%) Xen
11 7 (0.95%) vCloud
11 7 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.81%) GFS2
12 6 (0.81%) GlusterFS
12 6 (0.81%) OCFS2
13 5 (0.68%) Postfix
13 5 (0.68%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 266 (35.95%) Puppet
2 220 (29.73%) Ansible
3 108 (14.59%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (9.32%) Terraform
5 57 (7.70%) Kubernetes
6 53 (7.16%) Nagios
7 25 (3.38%) logstash
8 24 (3.24%) Graphite
9 22 (2.97%) Kibana
9 22 (2.97%) Red Hat Satellite
10 17 (2.30%) Packer
10 17 (2.30%) ZABBIX
11 14 (1.89%) HAProxy
11 14 (1.89%) yum
12 12 (1.62%) Rancher
13 11 (1.49%) Salt
13 11 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (1.35%) Grafana
14 10 (1.35%) Icinga
15 9 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 211 (28.51%) Red Hat
2 141 (19.05%) VMware
3 82 (11.08%) Oracle
4 47 (6.35%) Splunk
5 33 (4.46%) Cisco
6 30 (4.05%) Atlassian
7 26 (3.51%) HP
8 22 (2.97%) IBM
9 21 (2.84%) Google
10 20 (2.70%) Microsoft
11 17 (2.30%) AppDynamics
11 17 (2.30%) SaltStack
11 17 (2.30%) Veritas
12 14 (1.89%) SolarWinds
13 12 (1.62%) New Relic
13 12 (1.62%) Sun
14 11 (1.49%) EMC
14 11 (1.49%) SAP
14 11 (1.49%) TIBCO
15 10 (1.35%) NetApp
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