The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 10 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 6.90% 14.85% 6.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.00% 57.69% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £650 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.01%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Operating Systems Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 52 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 21.55% 25.74% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 46
Average daily rate £410 £650 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.92% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £700 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Canary Wharf region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Canary Wharf region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Apache
2 5 (50.00%) Adobe
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (50.00%) Spring
2 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) hybris
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) Sybase
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (20.00%) Release Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (20.00%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) VisualVM
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (10.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (10.00%) Gradle
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Release Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Data Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
4 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Product Management
5 1 (10.00%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Groovy
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Adobe
1 5 (50.00%) hybris
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Sybase
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) BMC