The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 425 402 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.47% 5.69% 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.25% 28.76% 33.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 274 334
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +29.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1241 1398 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.80% 19.80% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 947 948
Average daily rate £390 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 79 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £135.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Linux
London

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 11 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 336 (40.73%) UNIX
2 272 (32.97%) Windows
3 271 (32.85%) Oracle
4 258 (31.27%) Java
5 229 (27.76%) SQL
6 223 (27.03%) Finance
7 215 (26.06%) Banking
8 166 (20.12%) Python
9 149 (18.06%) Red Hat
10 135 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 128 (15.52%) Perl
12 119 (14.42%) Solaris
13 107 (12.97%) C++
13 107 (12.97%) HTML
14 105 (12.73%) VMware
15 96 (11.64%) JavaScript
15 96 (11.64%) SQL Server
16 95 (11.52%) Investment Banking
17 91 (11.03%) Git (software)
18 90 (10.91%) Relational Database
19 89 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
20 86 (10.42%) Shell Script
21 85 (10.30%) DevOps
22 83 (10.06%) ITIL
22 83 (10.06%) XML
22 83 (10.06%) Puppet
23 80 (9.70%) MySQL
24 79 (9.58%) Degree
25 78 (9.45%) Apache
26 75 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 78 (9.45%) Apache
2 72 (8.73%) WebSphere
3 70 (8.48%) Tomcat
4 57 (6.91%) WebLogic
5 21 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (2.30%) Oracle Coherence
7 16 (1.94%) OpenStack
8 15 (1.82%) Node.js
8 15 (1.82%) IIS
9 13 (1.58%) MQSeries
10 12 (1.45%) Confluence
10 12 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (1.09%) GlassFish
11 9 (1.09%) nginx
12 8 (0.97%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.85%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.85%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.73%) SAS
14 6 (0.73%) CMS
14 6 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.94%) MS Office
3 6 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.61%) SPSS
5 4 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.36%) Mathematica
6 3 (0.36%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 27 (3.27%) RMDS
2 6 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.24%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.24%) Maximo
5 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.12%) Documaker
6 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) Summit
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.94%) SaaS
4 9 (1.09%) PaaS
5 6 (0.73%) IaaS
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.12%) GitHub
8 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 63 (7.64%) Firewall
2 57 (6.91%) HTTP
3 54 (6.55%) TCP/IP
4 52 (6.30%) SAN
5 41 (4.97%) DNS
6 27 (3.27%) WAN
7 26 (3.15%) LAN
7 26 (3.15%) NAS
8 21 (2.55%) SSL
9 19 (2.30%) Multicast
10 18 (2.18%) LDAP
11 17 (2.06%) SSH
12 13 (1.58%) VPN
13 12 (1.45%) Internet
14 10 (1.21%) DHCP
14 10 (1.21%) FCoE
14 10 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
14 10 (1.21%) Network Security
15 7 (0.85%) iSCSI
15 7 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 90 (10.91%) Relational Database
3 80 (9.70%) MySQL
4 72 (8.73%) Oracle Database
5 42 (5.09%) MongoDB
6 40 (4.85%) RDBMS
7 36 (4.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 36 (4.36%) NoSQL
8 25 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (2.67%) Hadoop
10 20 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.82%) Big Data
14 13 (1.58%) DB2
15 9 (1.09%) KDB
15 9 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
16 8 (0.97%) Apache Hive
16 8 (0.97%) Data Mining
17 7 (0.85%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 91 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 75 (9.09%) Subversion
3 55 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 50 (6.06%) Maven
5 46 (5.58%) JIRA
6 31 (3.76%) Ant
7 27 (3.27%) JUnit
8 23 (2.79%) TeamCity
9 18 (2.18%) Mercurial
10 17 (2.06%) Selenium
10 17 (2.06%) Eclipse
11 13 (1.58%) Gerrit
12 12 (1.45%) Hudson
12 12 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (1.33%) AnthillPro
14 9 (1.09%) Visual Studio
14 9 (1.09%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.85%) ClearCase
15 7 (0.85%) jMock
16 6 (0.73%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 223 (27.03%) Finance
2 215 (26.06%) Banking
3 95 (11.52%) Investment Banking
4 69 (8.36%) Front Office
5 20 (2.42%) Financial Institution
5 20 (2.42%) Retail
6 14 (1.70%) Advertising
7 10 (1.21%) Marketing
8 9 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.97%) Back Office
9 8 (0.97%) German Language
10 7 (0.85%) Games
11 6 (0.73%) Publishing
11 6 (0.73%) Legal
12 4 (0.48%) Billing
12 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.36%) French Language
13 3 (0.36%) Electronics
14 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 262 (31.76%) Developer
2 75 (9.09%) C++ Developer
3 69 (8.36%) Java Developer
4 68 (8.24%) Administrator
5 64 (7.76%) Analyst
6 48 (5.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 44 (5.33%) Architect
8 38 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
9 30 (3.64%) DBA
10 29 (3.52%) Linux Administrator
11 28 (3.39%) Consultant
12 24 (2.91%) Senior Developer
13 23 (2.79%) Support Analyst
13 23 (2.79%) Support Engineer
13 23 (2.79%) Infrastructure Architect
13 23 (2.79%) Quantitative Developer
13 23 (2.79%) Linux Engineer
14 22 (2.67%) C++ Quantitative Developer
15 21 (2.55%) Applications Support
16 20 (2.42%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (12.97%) HTML
2 83 (10.06%) XML
3 65 (7.88%) CSS
3 65 (7.88%) Middleware
4 64 (7.76%) Web Services
5 48 (5.82%) Spring
6 46 (5.58%) .NET
7 41 (4.97%) J2EE
8 35 (4.24%) HTML5
9 34 (4.12%) Hibernate
10 31 (3.76%) JSON
11 29 (3.52%) REST
12 27 (3.27%) jQuery
13 24 (2.91%) WebSphere MQ
14 23 (2.79%) RESTful
15 20 (2.42%) CSS3
16 19 (2.30%) Java EE
17 18 (2.18%) JMS
18 17 (2.06%) JSP
19 16 (1.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 57 (6.91%) Computer Science
3 42 (5.09%) Open Source
4 30 (3.64%) Clustering
5 29 (3.52%) Fixed Income
6 24 (2.91%) Derivative
7 21 (2.55%) Replication
8 16 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.82%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.58%) Visualisation
12 11 (1.33%) Credit Risk
13 10 (1.21%) Statistics
14 9 (1.09%) Equities
14 9 (1.09%) Wiki
15 7 (0.85%) Mathematics
15 7 (0.85%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
16 5 (0.61%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 336 (40.73%) UNIX
2 272 (32.97%) Windows
3 135 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 119 (14.42%) Solaris
5 29 (3.52%) Ubuntu
6 27 (3.27%) Mac OS X
7 26 (3.15%) AIX
8 23 (2.79%) CentOS
9 18 (2.18%) Windows 7
10 16 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
11 15 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (1.58%) Debian
13 12 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.21%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.09%) SUSE
16 8 (0.97%) Android
17 7 (0.85%) HPUX
18 6 (0.73%) Fedora
19 5 (0.61%) VMS
19 5 (0.61%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
2 85 (10.30%) DevOps
3 83 (10.06%) ITIL
4 75 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (8.12%) TDD
6 60 (7.27%) Configuration Management
7 51 (6.18%) Migration
7 51 (6.18%) Software Engineering
8 49 (5.94%) Multithreading
9 48 (5.82%) OO
10 47 (5.70%) SOA
11 45 (5.45%) Low Latency
12 39 (4.73%) Scrum
13 38 (4.61%) E-Commerce
14 34 (4.12%) Project Management
14 34 (4.12%) Analytics
15 33 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
15 33 (4.00%) Release Management
16 29 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (3.27%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 258 (31.27%) Java
2 229 (27.76%) SQL
3 166 (20.12%) Python
4 128 (15.52%) Perl
5 107 (12.97%) C++
6 96 (11.64%) JavaScript
7 86 (10.42%) Shell Script
8 73 (8.85%) Ruby
9 70 (8.48%) Bash Shell
10 54 (6.55%) C#
10 54 (6.55%) PL/SQL
11 51 (6.18%) PHP
12 49 (5.94%) C
13 41 (4.97%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.70%) Scala
15 12 (1.45%) PHP5
16 11 (1.33%) VBScript
17 9 (1.09%) VB
17 9 (1.09%) Groovy
18 7 (0.85%) sed
Qualifications
1 79 (9.58%) Degree
2 45 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.67%) DV Cleared
4 14 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.33%) CCNA
6 7 (0.85%) MCSE
6 7 (0.85%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.61%) PMP
7 5 (0.61%) CISSP
7 5 (0.61%) MCSA
8 4 (0.48%) CCNP
8 4 (0.48%) RHCE
8 4 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.36%) MCITP
9 3 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.15%) ISO 9001
1 26 (3.15%) QA
2 14 (1.70%) SLA
3 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (4.36%) Oracle RAC
3 31 (3.76%) Active Directory
4 21 (2.55%) Oracle RMAN
5 19 (2.30%) NFS
6 18 (2.18%) vCloud
7 15 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (1.82%) VMware ESX
7 15 (1.82%) KVM
8 13 (1.58%) XenServer
9 11 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 10 (1.21%) SRDF
10 10 (1.21%) Hyper-V
11 9 (1.09%) RHEV
12 8 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.97%) Xen
13 5 (0.61%) vSphere
14 4 (0.48%) Varnish
14 4 (0.48%) XenApp
14 4 (0.48%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 83 (10.06%) Puppet
2 37 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (3.27%) Tivoli
4 23 (2.79%) Nagios
5 16 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (1.70%) Control-M
6 14 (1.70%) Data Guard
7 11 (1.33%) SCCM
7 11 (1.33%) BladeLogic
7 11 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
8 10 (1.21%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.97%) Ganglia
9 8 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (0.73%) Salt
11 6 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.48%) YUM
12 4 (0.48%) CFEngine
13 3 (0.36%) SCOM
13 3 (0.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 271 (32.85%) Oracle
2 149 (18.06%) Red Hat
3 105 (12.73%) VMware
4 63 (7.64%) Microsoft
5 43 (5.21%) Sybase
5 43 (5.21%) Citrix
6 42 (5.09%) HP
7 41 (4.97%) Cisco
8 39 (4.73%) IBM
9 32 (3.88%) JBoss
9 32 (3.88%) NetApp
10 28 (3.39%) EMC
11 27 (3.27%) 29West
12 25 (3.03%) Veritas
13 24 (2.91%) Sun
14 22 (2.67%) TIBCO
15 21 (2.55%) Reuters
16 19 (2.30%) BMC
17 16 (1.94%) Bloomberg
18 14 (1.70%) Splunk
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