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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 12 16 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 292 407 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.28% 7.92% 6.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.98% 34.82% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 321 265
Average daily rate £500 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £337 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 £12.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+216.00% -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £12.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
664 1169 1227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.11% 22.74% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 889 847
Average daily rate £433 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 42 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.63 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £105.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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.

1 238 (36.12%) Unix
2 224 (33.99%) Java
2 224 (33.99%) Finance
3 179 (27.16%) Windows
4 165 (25.04%) Oracle
5 152 (23.07%) Agile Software Development
6 150 (22.76%) Python
7 147 (22.31%) SQL
8 121 (18.36%) DevOps
9 115 (17.45%) Puppet
10 113 (17.15%) Bash Shell
11 112 (17.00%) Red Hat
12 100 (15.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 94 (14.26%) Perl
13 94 (14.26%) Banking
14 84 (12.75%) VMware
15 81 (12.29%) Jenkins
16 80 (12.14%) Git (software)
17 73 (11.08%) MySQL
18 72 (10.93%) Shell Script
19 71 (10.77%) C++
20 69 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
21 68 (10.32%) SQL Server
22 66 (10.02%) TDD
23 63 (9.56%) Ruby
23 63 (9.56%) JavaScript
24 59 (8.95%) Solaris
25 58 (8.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 58 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
26 57 (8.65%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 55 (8.35%) Apache
2 34 (5.16%) Tomcat
3 24 (3.64%) OpenStack
4 19 (2.88%) JBoss
5 18 (2.73%) Node.js
5 18 (2.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 18 (2.73%) WebSphere
6 17 (2.58%) Apache Spark
7 15 (2.28%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.82%) IIS
9 11 (1.67%) SAS
10 10 (1.52%) CMS
11 9 (1.37%) Drupal
12 8 (1.21%) Confluence
13 7 (1.06%) nginx
14 5 (0.76%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.76%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.76%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.76%) MS Project
2 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.76%) SPSS
3 4 (0.61%) MS Office
4 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.46%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.46%) Salerio
3 2 (0.30%) Documaker
3 2 (0.30%) Magento
3 2 (0.30%) Maximo
3 2 (0.30%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.30%) Primavera
3 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.21%) SaaS
5 7 (1.06%) GitHub
5 7 (1.06%) IaaS
6 5 (0.76%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.61%) PaaS
8 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.46%) Office 365
9 2 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.15%) Route 53
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.53%) TCP/IP
2 41 (6.22%) Firewall
3 40 (6.07%) HTTP
4 36 (5.46%) DNS
5 33 (5.01%) SAN
6 18 (2.73%) LDAP
6 18 (2.73%) NAS
7 12 (1.82%) DHCP
7 12 (1.82%) SSL
8 11 (1.67%) Kerberos
9 9 (1.37%) FTP
9 9 (1.37%) SSH
9 9 (1.37%) VPN
10 8 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (1.21%) Multicast
10 8 (1.21%) Network Security
11 7 (1.06%) Internet
11 7 (1.06%) LAN
12 6 (0.91%) FCoE
12 6 (0.91%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.08%) MySQL
2 68 (10.32%) SQL Server
3 57 (8.65%) Oracle Database
4 44 (6.68%) NoSQL
5 42 (6.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 41 (6.22%) MongoDB
7 34 (5.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (5.01%) Hadoop
9 30 (4.55%) Big Data
10 28 (4.25%) Relational Database
11 18 (2.73%) DB2
11 18 (2.73%) KDB
12 17 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (2.43%) Apache Hive
13 16 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
16 10 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
17 8 (1.21%) HBase
17 8 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 81 (12.29%) Jenkins
2 80 (12.14%) Git (software)
3 40 (6.07%) Maven
4 39 (5.92%) JIRA
5 37 (5.61%) JUnit
6 32 (4.86%) Subversion
7 31 (4.70%) Gradle
8 30 (4.55%) Eclipse
9 17 (2.58%) Ant
10 16 (2.43%) TeamCity
11 14 (2.12%) Mockito
12 10 (1.52%) Hudson
13 9 (1.37%) Selenium
14 8 (1.21%) Cucumber
14 8 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (0.61%) EasyMock
16 4 (0.61%) Gerrit
16 4 (0.61%) GitLab
17 3 (0.46%) Burp Suite
General
1 224 (33.99%) Finance
2 94 (14.26%) Banking
3 57 (8.65%) Front Office
4 46 (6.98%) Financial Institution
5 43 (6.53%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.43%) Advertising
7 13 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.82%) Legal
9 10 (1.52%) Marketing
10 9 (1.37%) Publishing
10 9 (1.37%) Retail
11 8 (1.21%) Law
12 7 (1.06%) Electronics
13 5 (0.76%) Back Office
13 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.61%) Games
15 1 (0.15%) Automotive
15 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 188 (28.53%) Developer
2 77 (11.68%) Administrator
3 71 (10.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 69 (10.47%) Java Developer
5 50 (7.59%) Systems Administrator
6 40 (6.07%) Analyst
7 38 (5.77%) C++ Developer
8 35 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
9 32 (4.86%) Software Engineer
10 31 (4.70%) Senior Developer
11 27 (4.10%) Java Engineer
11 27 (4.10%) Linux Administrator
12 26 (3.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 25 (3.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 24 (3.64%) DBA
14 24 (3.64%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 23 (3.49%) Applications Support
16 22 (3.34%) Consultant
16 22 (3.34%) Java Software Engineer
17 21 (3.19%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.19%) HTML
2 48 (7.28%) Web Services
3 39 (5.92%) Spring
4 37 (5.61%) Middleware
5 34 (5.16%) CSS
6 32 (4.86%) XML
7 31 (4.70%) REST
8 24 (3.64%) LAMP
9 23 (3.49%) JMS
9 23 (3.49%) jQuery
10 21 (3.19%) Hibernate
10 21 (3.19%) J2EE
10 21 (3.19%) JSON
11 16 (2.43%) FIX Protocol
11 16 (2.43%) Qt
12 14 (2.12%) .NET
12 14 (2.12%) HTML5
13 13 (1.97%) OpenGL
13 13 (1.97%) SOAP
14 12 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
1 58 (8.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 42 (6.37%) Data Centre
3 34 (5.16%) Clustering
3 34 (5.16%) Equities
3 34 (5.16%) Fixed Income
4 30 (4.55%) Hedge funds
5 27 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.64%) Algorithms
7 23 (3.49%) Grid Computing
8 13 (1.97%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.97%) Derivative
9 9 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.21%) CMDB
11 7 (1.06%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.91%) Fintech
12 6 (0.91%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
13 5 (0.76%) User Experience
14 4 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 238 (36.12%) Unix
2 179 (27.16%) Windows
3 100 (15.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 59 (8.95%) Solaris
5 47 (7.13%) Windows Server
6 26 (3.95%) CentOS
7 22 (3.34%) Ubuntu
8 17 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (2.28%) Mac OS X
9 15 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (2.12%) AIX
10 14 (2.12%) Debian
11 13 (1.97%) SUSE
12 6 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.61%) VMS
14 3 (0.46%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.30%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (23.07%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (18.36%) DevOps
3 66 (10.02%) TDD
4 56 (8.50%) Configuration Management
4 56 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (7.28%) Multithreading
6 47 (7.13%) Low Latency
7 46 (6.98%) Migration
8 42 (6.37%) Continuous Delivery
9 41 (6.22%) Electronic Trading
10 39 (5.92%) Software Engineering
11 38 (5.77%) Pair Programming
12 37 (5.61%) BDD
12 37 (5.61%) E-Commerce
13 36 (5.46%) OO
14 33 (5.01%) ITIL
15 31 (4.70%) Open Source
16 27 (4.10%) Algorithmic Trading
16 27 (4.10%) Scrum
17 26 (3.95%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 224 (33.99%) Java
2 150 (22.76%) Python
3 147 (22.31%) SQL
4 113 (17.15%) Bash Shell
5 94 (14.26%) Perl
6 72 (10.93%) Shell Script
7 71 (10.77%) C++
8 63 (9.56%) JavaScript
8 63 (9.56%) Ruby
9 47 (7.13%) PowerShell
10 41 (6.22%) PHP
11 36 (5.46%) Scala
12 27 (4.10%) PL/SQL
13 24 (3.64%) C
14 17 (2.58%) C#
15 13 (1.97%) Korn
16 8 (1.21%) AWK
16 8 (1.21%) sed
17 7 (1.06%) Go
18 6 (0.91%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (6.07%) Degree
2 24 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.12%) RHCE
5 13 (1.97%) PhD
5 13 (1.97%) RHCSA
6 12 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.52%) CCNA
8 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.21%) CCNP
9 8 (1.21%) MCSE
10 6 (0.91%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.91%) CISSP
10 6 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.46%) CCSE
12 3 (0.46%) CEH
12 3 (0.46%) ISEB
12 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.58%) QA
2 10 (1.52%) SLA
3 5 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (6.68%) Active Directory
3 28 (4.25%) Docker
4 20 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (2.12%) NFS
6 13 (1.97%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.67%) vSphere
8 10 (1.52%) KVM
9 9 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (1.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.91%) Squid
12 6 (0.91%) vCloud
13 5 (0.76%) GFS2
13 5 (0.76%) GlusterFS
13 5 (0.76%) OCFS2
13 5 (0.76%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.61%) HDFS
14 4 (0.61%) iptables
14 4 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 115 (17.45%) Puppet
2 55 (8.35%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (6.37%) Ansible
4 36 (5.46%) Nagios
5 11 (1.67%) CFEngine
5 11 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 10 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
7 9 (1.37%) SCOM
8 8 (1.21%) Kubernetes
9 7 (1.06%) Control-M
9 7 (1.06%) Mesos
9 7 (1.06%) Oozie
9 7 (1.06%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.91%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (0.91%) SCCM
10 6 (0.91%) SELinux
10 6 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (0.91%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.76%) yum
Vendors
1 165 (25.04%) Oracle
2 112 (17.00%) Red Hat
3 84 (12.75%) VMware
4 43 (6.53%) Microsoft
5 39 (5.92%) Sybase
6 34 (5.16%) Cisco
7 33 (5.01%) IBM
8 29 (4.40%) Veritas
9 24 (3.64%) HP
10 19 (2.88%) Siebel
11 18 (2.73%) SAP
11 18 (2.73%) Splunk
12 15 (2.28%) EMC
13 14 (2.12%) Citrix
13 14 (2.12%) Cyber-Ark
14 11 (1.67%) NetApp
15 10 (1.52%) WorldPay
16 9 (1.37%) Atlassian
16 9 (1.37%) Rackspace
17 8 (1.21%) F5
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