The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

Senior Linux Engineer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 619 620
Rank change year-on-year +70 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 52 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.046% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.049% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 10
Median daily rate £550 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
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 £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Top 20 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 24 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 +76 51 £550 +4.76% 16
London +40 37 £550 +4.76% 6
South East +32 9 £550 +22.22% 5
Berkshire +26 7 £550 +22.22%
Slough - 4 £550 -
Cheshire +27 3 £550 -
North West +22 3 £550 -
Windsor - 3 £575 -
Warrington - 3 £550 -
Surrey +3 2 £410 -3.52% 2
City of London -1 2 £575 +8.23%
South West +3 1 £120 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £525 -
Bristol - 1 £120 - 1
Shropshire - 1 £525 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £525 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £420 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 82 (100.00%) Linux
2 53 (64.63%) Python
3 49 (59.76%) DevOps
4 37 (45.12%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (40.24%) Docker
6 31 (37.80%) Configuration Management
7 28 (34.15%) Bash Shell
8 26 (31.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (29.27%) Ansible
9 24 (29.27%) Unix
10 23 (28.05%) Puppet
11 22 (26.83%) MySQL
11 22 (26.83%) Perl
12 21 (25.61%) Jenkins
13 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (23.17%) Java
14 19 (23.17%) Kubernetes
15 17 (20.73%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (20.73%) CentOS
16 16 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
16 16 (19.51%) Elastic Stack
17 15 (18.29%) Windows
18 14 (17.07%) Red Hat
18 14 (17.07%) VMware
18 14 (17.07%) Ruby
18 14 (17.07%) MongoDB
19 12 (14.63%) Kanban
19 12 (14.63%) Scrum
20 11 (13.41%) Tomcat
20 11 (13.41%) Redis

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 11 (13.41%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.54%) Confluence
3 6 (7.32%) Apache
4 5 (6.10%) JBoss
5 4 (4.88%) nginx
5 4 (4.88%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 37 (45.12%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.98%) PaaS
3 8 (9.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (7.32%) Slack
6 4 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.44%) Datadog
8 1 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.22%) GitHub
8 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.22%) IaaS
8 1 (1.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) Firewall
2 9 (10.98%) HTTP
3 8 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.32%) SSL
5 4 (4.88%) Internet
5 4 (4.88%) Kerberos
5 4 (4.88%) VPN
6 3 (3.66%) DNS
7 1 (1.22%) DHCP
7 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.22%) FTP
7 1 (1.22%) IPsec
7 1 (1.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) MySQL
2 14 (17.07%) MongoDB
3 11 (13.41%) Redis
4 8 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (6.10%) Big Data
6 3 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.44%) Riak
8 1 (1.22%) DB2
8 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (25.61%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.76%) GitLab
4 7 (8.54%) JIRA
5 3 (3.66%) SonarQube
5 3 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.44%) Apache Archiva
6 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.44%) Hudson
6 2 (2.44%) MSI
6 2 (2.44%) NuGet
6 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.22%) Subversion
7 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (8.54%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Front Office
4 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Private Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (10.98%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (9.76%) Hibernate
3 8 (9.76%) Spring
4 6 (7.32%) Kafka
5 4 (4.88%) LAMP
5 4 (4.88%) Sensu
6 3 (3.66%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (2.44%) Akka
7 2 (2.44%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (2.44%) SOAP
7 2 (2.44%) XML
8 1 (1.22%) CSS
8 1 (1.22%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.22%) HTML
8 1 (1.22%) Middleware
8 1 (1.22%) Node.js
8 1 (1.22%) REST
8 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Clustering
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.22%) Derivative
4 1 (1.22%) Equities
4 1 (1.22%) Fintech
4 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (31.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (29.27%) Unix
4 17 (20.73%) CentOS
5 15 (18.29%) Windows
6 7 (8.54%) SUSE
7 5 (6.10%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.88%) Windows Server
9 3 (3.66%) SmartOS
10 1 (1.22%) AIX
10 1 (1.22%) CoreOS
10 1 (1.22%) Debian
10 1 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.22%) Solaris
10 1 (1.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (59.76%) DevOps
2 31 (37.80%) Configuration Management
3 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (20.73%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (14.63%) Kanban
5 12 (14.63%) Scrum
6 9 (10.98%) Open Source
7 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.54%) Data Management
8 7 (8.54%) ITIL
8 7 (8.54%) Load Balancing
9 6 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.32%) Microservices
9 6 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (6.10%) Migration
10 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.10%) Test Automation
11 4 (4.88%) Capacity Management
11 4 (4.88%) Change Management
11 4 (4.88%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 53 (64.63%) Python
2 28 (34.15%) Bash Shell
3 22 (26.83%) Perl
4 19 (23.17%) Java
5 14 (17.07%) Ruby
6 9 (10.98%) Go
7 8 (9.76%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.88%) C#
9 4 (4.88%) SQL
10 3 (3.66%) Groovy
10 3 (3.66%) Scala
11 2 (2.44%) C++
12 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) RHCA
1 4 (4.88%) RHCE
1 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) CCNA
2 3 (3.66%) CCNP
2 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) GCP
System Software
1 33 (40.24%) Docker
2 9 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.66%) iptables
4 3 (3.66%) vCloud
4 3 (3.66%) Xen
5 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.22%) LXC
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (29.27%) Ansible
2 23 (28.05%) Puppet
3 19 (23.17%) Kubernetes
4 16 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (8.54%) Nagios
5 7 (8.54%) Rancher
6 6 (7.32%) Terraform
7 5 (6.10%) ZABBIX
8 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (3.66%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (3.66%) HAProxy
9 3 (3.66%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (2.44%) CFEngine
11 1 (1.22%) logstash
11 1 (1.22%) OpenIDM
11 1 (1.22%) Packer
11 1 (1.22%) Salt
11 1 (1.22%) Sysdig
11 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) Red Hat
1 14 (17.07%) VMware
2 5 (6.10%) SaltStack
2 5 (6.10%) Splunk
3 4 (4.88%) EMC
3 4 (4.88%) Google
4 3 (3.66%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.66%) Cisco
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle
5 2 (2.44%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.44%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.44%) New Relic
5 2 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) Dell
6 1 (1.22%) FireEye
6 1 (1.22%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.22%) HP
6 1 (1.22%) IBM
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.22%) SevOne