The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 496 461 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.41% 6.36% 6.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.27% 29.10% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 333 345
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £31.75 £35.25 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.92% +19.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £21.45 £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.35 £49.05 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
Linux
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1331 1584 1527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.56% 21.85% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1056 1018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £202 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 80 85
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 377 (42.94%) UNIX
2 289 (32.92%) Windows
3 275 (31.32%) Oracle
4 262 (29.84%) Java
5 258 (29.38%) SQL
6 236 (26.88%) Banking
7 234 (26.65%) Finance
8 150 (17.08%) Python
9 143 (16.29%) Red Hat
10 141 (16.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 118 (13.44%) HTML
11 118 (13.44%) Solaris
12 117 (13.33%) VMware
13 116 (13.21%) C++
14 113 (12.87%) Perl
15 108 (12.30%) Git (software)
16 103 (11.73%) JavaScript
17 100 (11.39%) Shell Script
17 100 (11.39%) Investment Banking
18 95 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
18 95 (10.82%) Relational Database
19 93 (10.59%) SQL Server
20 91 (10.36%) Subversion
21 90 (10.25%) Puppet
21 90 (10.25%) DevOps
22 87 (9.91%) XML
23 86 (9.79%) Microsoft
24 80 (9.11%) Degree
25 77 (8.77%) WebSphere
25 77 (8.77%) Front Office

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 77 (8.77%) WebSphere
1 77 (8.77%) Apache
2 66 (7.52%) Tomcat
3 57 (6.49%) WebLogic
4 22 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (2.16%) IIS
5 19 (2.16%) Node.js
6 16 (1.82%) Oracle Coherence
7 14 (1.59%) OpenStack
8 13 (1.48%) MQSeries
8 13 (1.48%) GlassFish
9 12 (1.37%) nginx
10 11 (1.25%) Confluence
11 10 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.80%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.68%) CMS
14 5 (0.57%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.57%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.46%) Moodle
15 4 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 21 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.48%) MS Office
3 8 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.57%) MS Project
5 3 (0.34%) SPSS
6 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 16 (1.82%) RMDS
2 6 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.23%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) Murex MxG2000
5 2 (0.23%) Maximo
5 2 (0.23%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (1.82%) SaaS
5 11 (1.25%) PaaS
6 9 (1.03%) IaaS
7 4 (0.46%) GitHub
7 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.23%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.11%) Office 365
9 1 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 67 (7.63%) Firewall
2 64 (7.29%) SAN
3 59 (6.72%) HTTP
4 51 (5.81%) TCP/IP
5 44 (5.01%) DNS
6 26 (2.96%) Multicast
7 24 (2.73%) NAS
8 20 (2.28%) WAN
8 20 (2.28%) LDAP
9 19 (2.16%) LAN
9 19 (2.16%) SSL
10 18 (2.05%) Internet
11 16 (1.82%) DHCP
12 14 (1.59%) SSH
13 13 (1.48%) Network Security
14 12 (1.37%) VPN
15 11 (1.25%) VLAN
15 11 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (1.03%) BGP
16 9 (1.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (10.82%) Relational Database
2 93 (10.59%) SQL Server
3 73 (8.31%) MySQL
4 70 (7.97%) Oracle Database
5 41 (4.67%) MongoDB
6 37 (4.21%) RDBMS
6 37 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 31 (3.53%) NoSQL
8 23 (2.62%) DB2
9 20 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.71%) Hadoop
11 15 (1.71%) Big Data
12 14 (1.59%) Sybase ASE
13 11 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
14 10 (1.14%) KDB
15 9 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
15 9 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 108 (12.30%) Git (software)
2 91 (10.36%) Subversion
3 61 (6.95%) Jenkins
4 46 (5.24%) JIRA
5 44 (5.01%) Maven
6 30 (3.42%) JUnit
7 29 (3.30%) TeamCity
8 22 (2.51%) Ant
9 20 (2.28%) Mercurial
10 17 (1.94%) Selenium
11 12 (1.37%) Gerrit
12 11 (1.25%) Eclipse
13 10 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (1.03%) jMock
14 9 (1.03%) AnthillPro
14 9 (1.03%) Hudson
14 9 (1.03%) Grunt
15 8 (0.91%) Trac
15 8 (0.91%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.91%) Mockito
General
1 236 (26.88%) Banking
2 234 (26.65%) Finance
3 100 (11.39%) Investment Banking
4 77 (8.77%) Front Office
5 19 (2.16%) Retail
6 18 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.59%) Advertising
8 10 (1.14%) Marketing
8 10 (1.14%) Legal
9 8 (0.91%) International Banking
9 8 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.80%) Publishing
11 6 (0.68%) German Language
12 5 (0.57%) Games
12 5 (0.57%) Back Office
13 4 (0.46%) Law
13 4 (0.46%) Billing
14 3 (0.34%) Electronics
14 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 309 (35.19%) Developer
2 89 (10.14%) Java Developer
3 84 (9.57%) C++ Developer
4 76 (8.66%) Administrator
5 71 (8.09%) Analyst
6 58 (6.61%) Architect
7 49 (5.58%) DevOps Engineer
8 43 (4.90%) DBA
9 38 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
10 29 (3.30%) Consultant
11 28 (3.19%) Linux Administrator
12 27 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
13 26 (2.96%) Senior Developer
14 24 (2.73%) Support Engineer
14 24 (2.73%) UNIX Administrator
15 23 (2.62%) Support Analyst
16 21 (2.39%) Applications Support
16 21 (2.39%) Oracle DBA
17 20 (2.28%) Quantitative Developer
18 19 (2.16%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (13.44%) HTML
2 87 (9.91%) XML
3 71 (8.09%) CSS
4 66 (7.52%) Spring
5 64 (7.29%) Web Services
6 53 (6.04%) Middleware
6 53 (6.04%) Hibernate
7 43 (4.90%) .NET
8 41 (4.67%) J2EE
9 31 (3.53%) HTML5
10 28 (3.19%) REST
11 26 (2.96%) JSON
12 25 (2.85%) WebSphere MQ
13 23 (2.62%) JMS
13 23 (2.62%) RESTful
13 23 (2.62%) jQuery
14 21 (2.39%) JSP
15 19 (2.16%) Java EE
16 18 (2.05%) Servlets
17 17 (1.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 58 (6.61%) Computer Science
3 41 (4.67%) Open Source
4 36 (4.10%) Fixed Income
5 32 (3.64%) Replication
6 25 (2.85%) Derivative
7 24 (2.73%) Clustering
8 15 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 15 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.48%) Credit Risk
10 12 (1.37%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.37%) Credit Derivative
11 11 (1.25%) Equities
11 11 (1.25%) Mathematics
12 10 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (1.03%) Statistics
13 9 (1.03%) Wiki
13 9 (1.03%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 377 (42.94%) UNIX
2 289 (32.92%) Windows
3 141 (16.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 118 (13.44%) Solaris
5 35 (3.99%) Mac OS X
6 27 (3.08%) Ubuntu
7 26 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (2.73%) CentOS
8 24 (2.73%) AIX
9 17 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
10 15 (1.71%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.25%) SUSE
12 10 (1.14%) Debian
13 8 (0.91%) Android
13 8 (0.91%) VMS
14 7 (0.80%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.57%) SELinux
16 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (10.82%) Continuous Integration
2 90 (10.25%) DevOps
3 76 (8.66%) ITIL
4 69 (7.86%) TDD
5 66 (7.52%) Configuration Management
6 63 (7.18%) Multithreading
7 59 (6.72%) Migration
7 59 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (6.15%) OO
9 51 (5.81%) Low Latency
10 46 (5.24%) Software Engineering
11 40 (4.56%) Performance Tuning
12 39 (4.44%) E-Commerce
13 38 (4.33%) SOA
14 35 (3.99%) Release Management
15 34 (3.87%) Project Management
16 33 (3.76%) Scrum
16 33 (3.76%) BDD
17 30 (3.42%) Web Development
18 28 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 262 (29.84%) Java
2 258 (29.38%) SQL
3 150 (17.08%) Python
4 116 (13.21%) C++
5 113 (12.87%) Perl
6 103 (11.73%) JavaScript
7 100 (11.39%) Shell Script
8 69 (7.86%) Ruby
9 67 (7.63%) Bash Shell
10 61 (6.95%) C
11 56 (6.38%) PHP
12 53 (6.04%) PL/SQL
13 42 (4.78%) PowerShell
14 41 (4.67%) C#
15 12 (1.37%) VBScript
16 11 (1.25%) PHP5
16 11 (1.25%) Scala
17 9 (1.03%) VBA
18 7 (0.80%) Groovy
19 5 (0.57%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 80 (9.11%) Degree
2 37 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.14%) MCSE
8 9 (1.03%) CCNA
9 6 (0.68%) PMP
9 6 (0.68%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.57%) RHCE
10 5 (0.57%) ISEB
10 5 (0.57%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.46%) LPIC
11 4 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.46%) PhD
11 4 (0.46%) CISSP
12 3 (0.34%) MCSA
12 3 (0.34%) MCITP
12 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.53%) ISO 9001
2 24 (2.73%) QA
3 6 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.68%) SLA
4 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 72 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (4.67%) Oracle RAC
3 38 (4.33%) Active Directory
4 27 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 21 (2.39%) NFS
6 16 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (1.71%) XenServer
8 13 (1.48%) vCloud
9 11 (1.25%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 9 (1.03%) XenApp
11 9 (1.03%) SRDF
11 9 (1.03%) vSphere
12 8 (0.91%) Veritas File System
12 8 (0.91%) Hyper-V
13 7 (0.80%) RHEV
14 6 (0.68%) KVM
15 5 (0.57%) Xen
15 5 (0.57%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.46%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 90 (10.25%) Puppet
2 37 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (3.64%) Tivoli
4 22 (2.51%) Nagios
5 21 (2.39%) Control-M
6 15 (1.71%) Data Guard
7 13 (1.48%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (1.14%) SCCM
9 10 (1.14%) BladeLogic
9 10 (1.14%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (0.80%) Salt
11 5 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.57%) SCOM
12 4 (0.46%) Ansible
12 4 (0.46%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.46%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.46%) YUM
Vendors
1 275 (31.32%) Oracle
2 143 (16.29%) Red Hat
3 117 (13.33%) VMware
4 86 (9.79%) Microsoft
5 58 (6.61%) Sybase
6 50 (5.69%) IBM
7 43 (4.90%) Cisco
7 43 (4.90%) Citrix
8 37 (4.21%) HP
9 36 (4.10%) EMC
10 33 (3.76%) NetApp
10 33 (3.76%) JBoss
11 27 (3.08%) Veritas
12 26 (2.96%) Sun
12 26 (2.96%) TIBCO
13 18 (2.05%) BMC
14 17 (1.94%) 29West
15 15 (1.71%) Remedy
16 14 (1.59%) LANDesk
17 13 (1.48%) Reuters
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