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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 13 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 334 423 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.87% 7.64% 6.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.31% 37.30% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 333 318
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £310 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £648 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Median hourly rate - £22.83 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
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
706 1134 1226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.87% 20.48% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 862 908
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 46
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Linux.

1 250 (39.06%) Unix
2 209 (32.66%) Finance
3 198 (30.94%) Java
4 183 (28.59%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (28.44%) Windows
6 169 (26.41%) Python
7 166 (25.94%) Oracle
8 156 (24.38%) SQL
9 140 (21.88%) DevOps
10 138 (21.56%) Puppet
11 133 (20.78%) Amazon AWS
12 106 (16.56%) Red Hat
13 98 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
14 97 (15.16%) Banking
15 94 (14.69%) Bash Shell
16 91 (14.22%) Opscode Chef
17 89 (13.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 87 (13.59%) Jenkins
18 87 (13.59%) VMware
19 86 (13.44%) Perl
20 84 (13.13%) C++
21 79 (12.34%) Shell Script
21 79 (12.34%) Ruby
21 79 (12.34%) Ansible
22 73 (11.41%) TDD
23 71 (11.09%) Configuration Management
24 70 (10.94%) SQL Server
25 69 (10.78%) ITIL
26 68 (10.63%) Git (software)
27 66 (10.31%) Migration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 44 (6.88%) Apache
2 36 (5.63%) WebSphere
3 35 (5.47%) Tomcat
4 26 (4.06%) WebLogic
5 24 (3.75%) Node.js
5 24 (3.75%) OpenStack
6 19 (2.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 17 (2.66%) IIS
8 15 (2.34%) JBoss
9 14 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.88%) nginx
11 9 (1.41%) CMS
12 7 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.94%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.94%) Confluence
13 6 (0.94%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.78%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.09%) MS Office
3 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.47%) SPSS
4 2 (0.31%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Documaker
1 3 (0.47%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.31%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (0.31%) Eikon
2 2 (0.31%) Magento
2 2 (0.31%) Maximo
2 2 (0.31%) Primavera
2 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) RMDS
3 1 (0.16%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 133 (20.78%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.56%) GitHub
5 6 (0.94%) IaaS
6 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.63%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.47%) Route 53
7 3 (0.47%) SaaS
7 3 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.31%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.53%) SAN
2 48 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 47 (7.34%) DNS
4 46 (7.19%) HTTP
5 40 (6.25%) Firewall
6 26 (4.06%) NAS
7 23 (3.59%) LDAP
8 20 (3.13%) LAN
9 18 (2.81%) WAN
10 15 (2.34%) SSL
11 13 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
12 12 (1.88%) Network Security
13 8 (1.25%) DHCP
13 8 (1.25%) VPN
14 7 (1.09%) SNMP
15 6 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (0.78%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.78%) Internet
17 4 (0.63%) iSCSI
17 4 (0.63%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 55 (8.59%) Oracle Database
3 51 (7.97%) NoSQL
4 48 (7.50%) MongoDB
5 45 (7.03%) MySQL
6 42 (6.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 37 (5.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 25 (3.91%) Big Data
9 24 (3.75%) Relational Database
10 23 (3.59%) Hadoop
11 19 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (2.50%) DB2
13 14 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (2.19%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (1.72%) HBase
15 10 (1.56%) KDB
16 9 (1.41%) RDBMS
17 8 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
17 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 87 (13.59%) Jenkins
2 68 (10.63%) Git (software)
3 41 (6.41%) JIRA
4 37 (5.78%) Maven
5 20 (3.13%) Subversion
6 16 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 15 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.34%) Hudson
8 14 (2.19%) Artifactory
9 13 (2.03%) JUnit
10 12 (1.88%) GitLab
11 11 (1.72%) Ant
12 10 (1.56%) Mockito
13 9 (1.41%) Gradle
13 9 (1.41%) Selenium
14 7 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.09%) Grunt
15 6 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
15 6 (0.94%) Mocha
15 6 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 209 (32.66%) Finance
2 97 (15.16%) Banking
3 49 (7.66%) Front Office
4 31 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 29 (4.53%) Financial Institution
6 19 (2.97%) Retail
7 10 (1.56%) Advertising
7 10 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.41%) Marketing
9 8 (1.25%) Law
9 8 (1.25%) Publishing
10 5 (0.78%) Back Office
10 5 (0.78%) Games
11 4 (0.63%) Legal
11 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.47%) Electronics
12 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.31%) French Language
13 2 (0.31%) German Language
13 2 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 194 (30.31%) Developer
2 96 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 85 (13.28%) Administrator
4 69 (10.78%) Java Developer
5 51 (7.97%) C++ Developer
6 50 (7.81%) Linux Engineer
7 47 (7.34%) Systems Administrator
8 41 (6.41%) Linux Administrator
9 32 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 27 (4.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 26 (4.06%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.44%) DBA
13 21 (3.28%) AWS Engineer
13 21 (3.28%) Consultant
13 21 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (3.28%) Oracle DBA
14 19 (2.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 18 (2.81%) Architect
15 18 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
16 16 (2.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (9.69%) Web Services
2 47 (7.34%) HTML
3 36 (5.63%) Middleware
4 31 (4.84%) XML
5 30 (4.69%) CSS
6 27 (4.22%) REST
7 26 (4.06%) Spring
8 24 (3.75%) JSON
9 21 (3.28%) .NET
9 21 (3.28%) HTML5
10 20 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
11 19 (2.97%) WebSphere MQ
12 18 (2.81%) J2EE
12 18 (2.81%) jQuery
13 16 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
13 16 (2.50%) Hibernate
13 16 (2.50%) SOAP
14 15 (2.34%) AngularJS
15 14 (2.19%) RESTful
16 13 (2.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 38 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.00%) Clustering
4 29 (4.53%) Algorithms
4 29 (4.53%) Hedge funds
5 25 (3.91%) Data Centre
5 25 (3.91%) Equities
6 18 (2.81%) Derivative
6 18 (2.81%) Fixed Income
7 17 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.66%) Data Structures
8 16 (2.50%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.88%) Replication
10 10 (1.56%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.09%) DataPower
11 7 (1.09%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.94%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.94%) Statistics
13 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.78%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 250 (39.06%) Unix
2 182 (28.44%) Windows
3 89 (13.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (8.59%) Solaris
5 51 (7.97%) Windows Server
6 35 (5.47%) AIX
7 23 (3.59%) CentOS
8 20 (3.13%) Ubuntu
9 19 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (2.50%) SUSE
12 15 (2.34%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 11 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.94%) Android
16 6 (0.94%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.94%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.78%) Debian
17 5 (0.78%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (28.59%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (21.88%) DevOps
3 98 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
4 73 (11.41%) TDD
5 71 (11.09%) Configuration Management
6 69 (10.78%) ITIL
7 66 (10.31%) Migration
8 61 (9.53%) Multithreading
9 54 (8.44%) Low Latency
10 52 (8.13%) Open Source
11 50 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
12 43 (6.72%) BDD
13 40 (6.25%) High Availability
14 37 (5.78%) Pair Programming
14 37 (5.78%) Scrum
15 32 (5.00%) E-Commerce
15 32 (5.00%) SDLC
16 31 (4.84%) OO
17 30 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
18 27 (4.22%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 198 (30.94%) Java
2 169 (26.41%) Python
3 156 (24.38%) SQL
4 94 (14.69%) Bash Shell
5 86 (13.44%) Perl
6 84 (13.13%) C++
7 79 (12.34%) Ruby
7 79 (12.34%) Shell Script
8 49 (7.66%) JavaScript
9 47 (7.34%) PowerShell
10 36 (5.63%) PL/SQL
11 34 (5.31%) PHP
12 30 (4.69%) C
13 19 (2.97%) C#
14 15 (2.34%) Go
15 8 (1.25%) Scala
16 7 (1.09%) Korn
17 6 (0.94%) Groovy
18 4 (0.63%) AWK
18 4 (0.63%) Jython
Qualifications
1 37 (5.78%) Degree
2 35 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.81%) PhD
5 15 (2.34%) RHCE
6 11 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.72%) RHCA
7 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.09%) MCSE
11 6 (0.94%) CCNA
11 6 (0.94%) CISSP
12 5 (0.78%) OCP
12 5 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.47%) CCNP
13 3 (0.47%) CEH
13 3 (0.47%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.81%) QA
2 12 (1.88%) SLA
3 4 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (7.97%) Active Directory
3 50 (7.81%) Docker
4 21 (3.28%) NFS
5 20 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.34%) KVM
6 15 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (2.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 13 (2.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 12 (1.88%) vSphere
10 9 (1.41%) VMware ESX
11 8 (1.25%) GlusterFS
12 6 (0.94%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.94%) Xen
13 5 (0.78%) etcd
13 5 (0.78%) flannel
13 5 (0.78%) vCloud
14 4 (0.63%) GFS2
14 4 (0.63%) HDFS
14 4 (0.63%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 138 (21.56%) Puppet
2 91 (14.22%) Opscode Chef
3 79 (12.34%) Ansible
4 23 (3.59%) Nagios
5 20 (3.13%) Kubernetes
6 16 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
7 15 (2.34%) SCOM
8 14 (2.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 13 (2.03%) Terraform
10 11 (1.72%) Control-M
10 11 (1.72%) Packer
10 11 (1.72%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.56%) BladeLogic
11 10 (1.56%) logstash
11 10 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (1.25%) SCCM
13 7 (1.09%) Data Guard
13 7 (1.09%) Graphite
13 7 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (1.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 166 (25.94%) Oracle
2 106 (16.56%) Red Hat
3 87 (13.59%) VMware
4 56 (8.75%) Microsoft
5 53 (8.28%) IBM
6 37 (5.78%) HP
7 29 (4.53%) Cisco
8 27 (4.22%) NetApp
8 27 (4.22%) Veritas
9 24 (3.75%) EMC
9 24 (3.75%) Sybase
10 23 (3.59%) Splunk
11 17 (2.66%) Siebel
12 14 (2.19%) Google
12 14 (2.19%) Rackspace
13 12 (1.88%) Citrix
13 12 (1.88%) SAP
14 11 (1.72%) 3PAR
14 11 (1.72%) Atlassian
14 11 (1.72%) Dell
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