The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Senior Linux Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 590 615
Rank change year-on-year +13 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 31 49 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.091% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.096% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 15
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £325 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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. 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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Senior Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +11 29 £525 +5.00% 14
London +24 20 £525 -1.86% 6
South East +6 7 £550 +10.00% 1
City of London - 4 £490 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £575 -
Berkshire +19 2 £308 -38.50%
West Midlands +10 2 £500 +53.84%
Shropshire - 2 £500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £200 -
Scotland - 2 £200 -
Telford - 2 £500 -
Kent +14 1 £550 -
Surrey +11 1 £550 +10.00%

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 featuring Senior Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (58.06%) DevOps
3 33 (53.23%) Python
4 28 (45.16%) Puppet
5 23 (37.10%) Red Hat
6 21 (33.87%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (32.26%) Bash Shell
7 20 (32.26%) Ruby
7 20 (32.26%) VMware
8 19 (30.65%) Jenkins
8 19 (30.65%) Ansible
9 16 (25.81%) MySQL
10 15 (24.19%) Configuration Management
10 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (22.58%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (22.58%) Apache
12 13 (20.97%) Perl
12 13 (20.97%) Docker
12 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared
12 13 (20.97%) Security Cleared
13 12 (19.35%) Redis
13 12 (19.35%) Nagios
14 11 (17.74%) Tomcat
14 11 (17.74%) Unix
14 11 (17.74%) LAMP
14 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
14 11 (17.74%) LAPP Stack
15 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (16.13%) Java

Senior 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 14 (22.58%) Apache
2 11 (17.74%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.06%) OpenStack
4 4 (6.45%) Confluence
4 4 (6.45%) JBoss
5 3 (4.84%) nginx
6 2 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.61%) SAS
7 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (33.87%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.45%) Slack
3 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.23%) GitHub
3 2 (3.23%) PaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.61%) IaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.29%) SAN
3 6 (9.68%) DNS
3 6 (9.68%) HTTP
4 4 (6.45%) DHCP
4 4 (6.45%) Firewall
4 4 (6.45%) Kerberos
4 4 (6.45%) SNMP
4 4 (6.45%) SSL
4 4 (6.45%) VoIP
5 2 (3.23%) LDAP
6 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.61%) FTP
6 1 (1.61%) IMAP
6 1 (1.61%) Internet
6 1 (1.61%) IPsec
6 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.61%) MRTG
6 1 (1.61%) SMTP
6 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) MySQL
2 14 (22.58%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (19.35%) Redis
4 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
5 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.61%) Big Data
6 1 (1.61%) DB2
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (30.65%) Jenkins
2 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
3 8 (12.90%) GitLab
4 5 (8.06%) JIRA
5 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
5 4 (6.45%) GCC
6 2 (3.23%) Hudson
7 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.61%) Subversion
7 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (6.45%) Banking
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) LAMP
1 11 (17.74%) LAPP Stack
2 9 (14.52%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (11.29%) Memcached
4 2 (3.23%) Akka
4 2 (3.23%) Kafka
4 2 (3.23%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.61%) Middleware
5 1 (1.61%) Node.js
5 1 (1.61%) REST
5 1 (1.61%) SOAP
5 1 (1.61%) Spring
5 1 (1.61%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Clustering
2 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Fintech
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (17.74%) Unix
3 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (12.90%) Windows
5 6 (9.68%) CentOS
6 5 (8.06%) SUSE
7 4 (6.45%) SmartOS
7 4 (6.45%) Ubuntu
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.61%) AIX
9 1 (1.61%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.61%) Debian
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.61%) Solaris
9 1 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) DevOps
2 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.19%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (11.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (11.29%) ITIL
5 5 (8.06%) Open Source
5 5 (8.06%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (8.06%) Requirements Management
5 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (4.84%) Automated Testing
7 3 (4.84%) Microservices
7 3 (4.84%) UML
7 3 (4.84%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (3.23%) Change Management
8 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.23%) Scrum
8 2 (3.23%) Service Management
8 2 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (53.23%) Python
2 20 (32.26%) Bash Shell
2 20 (32.26%) Ruby
3 13 (20.97%) Perl
4 10 (16.13%) Java
5 6 (9.68%) C
6 4 (6.45%) Groovy
6 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.84%) Scala
7 3 (4.84%) SQL
8 2 (3.23%) Go
8 2 (3.23%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) C#
9 1 (1.61%) C++
9 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared
1 13 (20.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) GCP
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) Docker
2 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.52%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (11.29%) GlusterFS
5 6 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
7 2 (3.23%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (3.23%) iptables
7 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.61%) Ceph
8 1 (1.61%) Dovecot
8 1 (1.61%) KVM
8 1 (1.61%) LXC
8 1 (1.61%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.61%) Squid
8 1 (1.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (45.16%) Puppet
2 19 (30.65%) Ansible
3 12 (19.35%) Nagios
4 9 (14.52%) HAProxy
4 9 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (11.29%) Cobbler
5 7 (11.29%) Linux-HA
5 7 (11.29%) Zenoss
6 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
6 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (6.45%) Terraform
7 3 (4.84%) CFEngine
7 3 (4.84%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (3.23%) Cacti
8 2 (3.23%) logstash
9 1 (1.61%) Icinga
9 1 (1.61%) Mesos
9 1 (1.61%) OpenIDM
9 1 (1.61%) Packer
9 1 (1.61%) RANCID
Vendors
1 23 (37.10%) Red Hat
2 20 (32.26%) VMware
3 8 (12.90%) EMC
4 5 (8.06%) Google
5 4 (6.45%) Oracle
6 3 (4.84%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco
6 3 (4.84%) Remedy
6 3 (4.84%) SaltStack
7 2 (3.23%) Splunk
8 1 (1.61%) FireEye
8 1 (1.61%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.61%) IBM
8 1 (1.61%) Isilon
8 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.61%) SAP
8 1 (1.61%) SevOne
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