Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Linux Engineer was £545 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.

Senior Linux Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 767 810 830
Rank change year-on-year +43 +20 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 129 76 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.072% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.076% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 55 44
UK median daily rate £545 £515 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.83% -6.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £360 £400 £338
90th Percentile £674 £621 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -32.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
UK median hourly rate £48.00 £75.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 - -

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

Senior Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 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 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 +45 124 £540 +4.85% 14
London +22 73 £550 - 8
UK excluding London +56 56 £500 +11.11% 6
South East +19 25 £441 -4.59% 1
North of England +68 16 £535 +26.63% 3
North West +34 9 £535 +26.63% 2
Yorkshire +33 8 £535 - 1
Midlands +35 5 £325 -40.91%
East Midlands - 5 £325 -
Scotland - 5 £600 -
East of England -1 3 £350 -31.71% 2
South West -11 2 £266 -47.41%
North East - 2 £535 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Linux
2 76 (58.91%) DevOps
3 61 (47.29%) Python
4 54 (41.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (41.09%) Ansible
6 51 (39.53%) Docker
7 45 (34.88%) Configuration Management
8 44 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (33.33%) Jenkins
10 41 (31.78%) Unix
11 39 (30.23%) Amazon AWS
12 37 (28.68%) Bash Shell
12 37 (28.68%) Puppet
13 34 (26.36%) Continuous Delivery
14 33 (25.58%) MySQL
15 32 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (20.93%) Kubernetes
16 27 (20.93%) Perl
17 26 (20.16%) HTTP
18 24 (18.60%) Java
18 24 (18.60%) MongoDB
19 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
19 22 (17.05%) JavaScript
20 20 (15.50%) Windows
20 20 (15.50%) Red Hat
20 20 (15.50%) Software Engineering
20 20 (15.50%) Microservices
21 19 (14.73%) Finance
21 19 (14.73%) Mentoring
22 18 (13.95%) Terraform

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 17 (13.18%) Confluence
1 17 (13.18%) nginx
2 9 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.20%) IIS
4 4 (3.10%) Apache
4 4 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.10%) JBoss
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.10%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.33%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.55%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.78%) SAS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 39 (30.23%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.85%) AWS CloudFormation
2 14 (10.85%) Slack
3 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.65%) GitHub
4 6 (4.65%) PaaS
5 5 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.10%) SaaS
7 2 (1.55%) Office 365
8 1 (0.78%) G Suite
8 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.78%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.16%) HTTP
2 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.53%) SSL
4 7 (5.43%) VPN
5 6 (4.65%) Internet
6 5 (3.88%) NAS
7 3 (2.33%) DNS
8 2 (1.55%) Firewall
8 2 (1.55%) LAN
8 2 (1.55%) WAN
9 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.58%) MySQL
2 24 (18.60%) MongoDB
3 13 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (8.53%) NoSQL
5 10 (7.75%) Big Data
6 9 (6.98%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.10%) Redis
9 2 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.55%) DB2
9 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.55%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
3 17 (13.18%) JIRA
4 16 (12.40%) SonarQube
5 9 (6.98%) TeamCity
6 8 (6.20%) GitLab
7 5 (3.88%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.88%) Mockito
8 2 (1.55%) Gradle
8 2 (1.55%) Maven
8 2 (1.55%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 19 (14.73%) Finance
2 12 (9.30%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Front Office
5 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.30%) Kafka
2 11 (8.53%) .NET
3 10 (7.75%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (6.20%) Web Services
5 7 (5.43%) Spring
6 6 (4.65%) LAMP
6 6 (4.65%) REST
7 5 (3.88%) JMX
7 5 (3.88%) JSON
7 5 (3.88%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (3.88%) Node.js
7 5 (3.88%) RESTful
8 4 (3.10%) Sensu
9 3 (2.33%) HTML
9 3 (2.33%) Middleware
9 3 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.55%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.78%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Clustering
2 13 (10.08%) Public Cloud
3 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.10%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.33%) EMV
6 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.33%) Tandem
7 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.55%) Fintech
7 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) Derivative
8 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Linux
2 54 (41.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 41 (31.78%) Unix
4 20 (15.50%) Windows
5 17 (13.18%) Ubuntu
6 12 (9.30%) CentOS
7 6 (4.65%) Solaris
8 5 (3.88%) AIX
9 3 (2.33%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.55%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.78%) Debian
11 1 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.78%) SUSE
11 1 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (58.91%) DevOps
2 45 (34.88%) Configuration Management
3 44 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (26.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 32 (24.81%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (15.50%) Microservices
6 20 (15.50%) Software Engineering
7 19 (14.73%) Mentoring
8 18 (13.95%) Scrum
9 17 (13.18%) Capacity Management
9 17 (13.18%) Coaching
10 16 (12.40%) Load Balancing
10 16 (12.40%) Static Code Analysis
11 11 (8.53%) ITIL
11 11 (8.53%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.53%) User Stories
12 9 (6.98%) Migration
13 8 (6.20%) Release Management
13 8 (6.20%) SDLC
14 7 (5.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 61 (47.29%) Python
2 37 (28.68%) Bash Shell
3 27 (20.93%) Perl
4 24 (18.60%) Java
5 22 (17.05%) JavaScript
6 18 (13.95%) SQL
7 14 (10.85%) C++
8 12 (9.30%) PHP
8 12 (9.30%) Shell Script
9 11 (8.53%) Go
10 8 (6.20%) Ruby
11 5 (3.88%) C#
11 5 (3.88%) Scala
12 4 (3.10%) C
13 1 (0.78%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.20%) Degree
2 5 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.10%) RHCE
4 3 (2.33%) RHCA
5 2 (1.55%) CISSP
6 1 (0.78%) CCDP
6 1 (0.78%) CCIE
6 1 (0.78%) CCNP
6 1 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.78%) CISM
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.78%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.10%) GDPR
2 4 (3.10%) SLA
3 3 (2.33%) QA
4 1 (0.78%) GCP
System Software
1 51 (39.53%) Docker
2 13 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.75%) vCloud
4 3 (2.33%) Xen
5 1 (0.78%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (41.09%) Ansible
2 37 (28.68%) Puppet
3 27 (20.93%) Kubernetes
4 18 (13.95%) Terraform
5 13 (10.08%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (10.08%) Rancher
6 7 (5.43%) Nagios
7 5 (3.88%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (3.10%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (3.10%) Salt
8 4 (3.10%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.33%) logstash
10 2 (1.55%) Cacti
10 2 (1.55%) CFEngine
10 2 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.55%) Icinga
10 2 (1.55%) Netcool
10 2 (1.55%) Packer
11 1 (0.78%) Graphite
11 1 (0.78%) systemd
Vendors
1 20 (15.50%) Red Hat
2 14 (10.85%) VMware
3 12 (9.30%) Splunk
4 11 (8.53%) SaltStack
5 10 (7.75%) Oracle
6 5 (3.88%) EMC
7 3 (2.33%) IBM
8 2 (1.55%) Cisco
8 2 (1.55%) Google
8 2 (1.55%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.78%) Dell
9 1 (0.78%) HP