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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 441 448 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.89% 6.74% 6.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.81% 31.48% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 315 320
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £36.09 £28.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.89% -32.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.56 £11.30 £38.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.62 £39.12 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
1267 1423 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.67% 21.40% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 990 978
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -10.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.51 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 406 (44.08%) UNIX
2 274 (29.75%) Java
3 264 (28.66%) Windows
4 239 (25.95%) Oracle
4 239 (25.95%) Finance
5 237 (25.73%) SQL
6 191 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
7 184 (19.98%) Banking
8 142 (15.42%) C++
9 133 (14.44%) Python
10 122 (13.25%) Shell Script
11 119 (12.92%) VMware
12 114 (12.38%) DevOps
13 112 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 110 (11.94%) HTML
15 108 (11.73%) Red Hat
15 108 (11.73%) Puppet
16 100 (10.86%) Solaris
17 98 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
18 94 (10.21%) Git (software)
19 91 (9.88%) MySQL
20 90 (9.77%) Front Office
20 90 (9.77%) Multithreading
21 88 (9.55%) Perl
22 87 (9.45%) JavaScript
23 84 (9.12%) Relational Database
24 82 (8.90%) Microsoft
25 80 (8.69%) Jenkins
26 78 (8.47%) XML
27 77 (8.36%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 73 (7.93%) Apache
2 63 (6.84%) Tomcat
3 46 (4.99%) WebSphere
4 41 (4.45%) WebLogic
5 31 (3.37%) JBoss
6 20 (2.17%) GlassFish
7 19 (2.06%) IIS
8 14 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 14 (1.52%) nginx
9 13 (1.41%) CMS
10 12 (1.30%) OpenStack
11 10 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.98%) Node.js
12 9 (0.98%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.87%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.65%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.65%) Drupal
14 6 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 21 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.41%) MS Office
3 5 (0.54%) MS Project
4 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.11%) MODO
Business Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (0.87%) RMDS
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.43%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.22%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Cordys
7 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.98%) IaaS
5 8 (0.87%) SaaS
5 8 (0.87%) PaaS
6 5 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.33%) GitHub
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.22%) ElastiCache
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.11%) Office 365
10 1 (0.11%) Route 53
10 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.19%) SAN
1 57 (6.19%) Firewall
2 48 (5.21%) HTTP
3 44 (4.78%) TCP/IP
4 42 (4.56%) DNS
5 30 (3.26%) Internet
6 24 (2.61%) NAS
7 22 (2.39%) LAN
8 20 (2.17%) WAN
9 19 (2.06%) DHCP
9 19 (2.06%) Network Security
10 18 (1.95%) Multicast
10 18 (1.95%) LDAP
10 18 (1.95%) VPN
11 17 (1.85%) SSL
12 16 (1.74%) BGP
13 14 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
13 14 (1.52%) VLAN
14 12 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.88%) MySQL
2 84 (9.12%) Relational Database
3 77 (8.36%) SQL Server
4 58 (6.30%) Oracle Database
5 57 (6.19%) MongoDB
6 46 (4.99%) NoSQL
7 42 (4.56%) RDBMS
8 33 (3.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 29 (3.15%) Hadoop
10 27 (2.93%) Big Data
11 25 (2.71%) DB2
12 22 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (1.74%) Redis
14 13 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (1.19%) Sybase ASE
16 11 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (1.09%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 94 (10.21%) Git (software)
2 80 (8.69%) Jenkins
3 68 (7.38%) Subversion
4 48 (5.21%) Maven
5 31 (3.37%) JUnit
5 31 (3.37%) TeamCity
5 31 (3.37%) JIRA
6 25 (2.71%) Ant
7 20 (2.17%) Selenium
8 14 (1.52%) CruiseControl
9 13 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (1.41%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.09%) Hudson
11 9 (0.98%) Mercurial
12 8 (0.87%) Mockito
13 7 (0.76%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.76%) Grunt
14 6 (0.65%) Trac
14 6 (0.65%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 239 (25.95%) Finance
2 184 (19.98%) Banking
3 90 (9.77%) Front Office
4 55 (5.97%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.71%) Retail
6 23 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.95%) Back Office
8 15 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.63%) Marketing
9 10 (1.09%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.98%) Games
10 9 (0.98%) Advertising
11 7 (0.76%) Publishing
11 7 (0.76%) International Banking
12 6 (0.65%) Legal
13 4 (0.43%) Law
14 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 324 (35.18%) Developer
2 113 (12.27%) Java Developer
3 91 (9.88%) C++ Developer
3 91 (9.88%) Analyst
4 67 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 63 (6.84%) Architect
6 61 (6.62%) Administrator
7 39 (4.23%) Support Analyst
7 39 (4.23%) DBA
8 38 (4.13%) Consultant
9 31 (3.37%) Applications Support
10 29 (3.15%) Linux Administrator
11 28 (3.04%) PHP Developer
12 27 (2.93%) Senior Developer
13 25 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
13 25 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
14 23 (2.50%) Support Engineer
15 22 (2.39%) Infrastructure Architect
16 21 (2.28%) Oracle DBA
17 19 (2.06%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (11.94%) HTML
2 78 (8.47%) XML
3 64 (6.95%) CSS
4 61 (6.62%) Middleware
5 60 (6.51%) Web Services
6 51 (5.54%) Spring
7 48 (5.21%) Hibernate
7 48 (5.21%) .NET
8 32 (3.47%) FIX Protocol
8 32 (3.47%) REST
9 29 (3.15%) JSON
10 28 (3.04%) jQuery
11 26 (2.82%) HTML5
12 25 (2.71%) RESTful
12 25 (2.71%) J2EE
12 25 (2.71%) LAMP
13 20 (2.17%) JSP
14 19 (2.06%) AngularJS
15 18 (1.95%) JDBC
15 18 (1.95%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 53 (5.75%) Open Source
3 44 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 39 (4.23%) Replication
4 39 (4.23%) Derivative
5 29 (3.15%) Clustering
6 25 (2.71%) Fixed Income
7 20 (2.17%) Algorithms
8 18 (1.95%) Equities
9 16 (1.74%) Grid Computing
10 11 (1.19%) Statistics
10 11 (1.19%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.19%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.19%) SWIFT
11 10 (1.09%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
12 9 (0.98%) PKI
12 9 (0.98%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 406 (44.08%) UNIX
2 264 (28.66%) Windows
3 112 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 100 (10.86%) Solaris
5 44 (4.78%) Ubuntu
6 34 (3.69%) Mac OS X
6 34 (3.69%) CentOS
7 31 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
9 22 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (2.39%) Debian
10 19 (2.06%) AIX
11 15 (1.63%) SUSE
12 12 (1.30%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.87%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.87%) Android
15 7 (0.76%) VMS
16 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.43%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (12.38%) DevOps
3 98 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
4 90 (9.77%) Multithreading
5 72 (7.82%) Configuration Management
6 69 (7.49%) OO
7 64 (6.95%) ITIL
7 64 (6.95%) TDD
8 61 (6.62%) Migration
9 54 (5.86%) E-Commerce
10 51 (5.54%) Low Latency
11 47 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
12 41 (4.45%) Scrum
12 41 (4.45%) Software Engineering
13 37 (4.02%) Project Management
14 34 (3.69%) Risk Management
15 27 (2.93%) Change Management
16 26 (2.82%) MVC
16 26 (2.82%) Release Management
16 26 (2.82%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 274 (29.75%) Java
2 237 (25.73%) SQL
3 142 (15.42%) C++
4 133 (14.44%) Python
5 122 (13.25%) Shell Script
6 88 (9.55%) Perl
7 87 (9.45%) JavaScript
8 76 (8.25%) Ruby
9 70 (7.60%) PHP
10 52 (5.65%) C
10 52 (5.65%) C#
11 45 (4.89%) Bash Shell
12 43 (4.67%) PL/SQL
13 40 (4.34%) PowerShell
14 20 (2.17%) Scala
15 13 (1.41%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.87%) VBA
16 8 (0.87%) PHP5
16 8 (0.87%) R
17 6 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 64 (6.95%) Degree
2 34 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 17 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.41%) MCSE
5 9 (0.98%) CCNA
5 9 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.87%) CCNP
7 7 (0.76%) NCDA
8 6 (0.65%) NCIE
8 6 (0.65%) PhD
9 5 (0.54%) ISEB
9 5 (0.54%) RHCE
9 5 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (0.54%) GIAC
9 5 (0.54%) GCIA
10 4 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.43%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.52%) ISO 9001
1 14 (1.52%) QA
2 7 (0.76%) SLA
3 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) COBIT
4 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 75 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.04%) Oracle RAC
4 25 (2.71%) Oracle RMAN
5 18 (1.95%) NFS
6 17 (1.85%) XenServer
7 16 (1.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 15 (1.63%) vSphere
9 14 (1.52%) VMware ESX
10 13 (1.41%) XenApp
11 10 (1.09%) Hyper-V
11 10 (1.09%) KVM
12 8 (0.87%) Xen
13 7 (0.76%) SRDF
13 7 (0.76%) Docker
14 6 (0.65%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 5 (0.54%) Veritas File System
15 5 (0.54%) Firmware
15 5 (0.54%) Squid
Systems Management
1 108 (11.73%) Puppet
2 70 (7.60%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (3.37%) Nagios
4 26 (2.82%) Ansible
5 22 (2.39%) Tivoli
6 17 (1.85%) Control-M
7 11 (1.19%) Data Guard
7 11 (1.19%) Salt
8 7 (0.76%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.76%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.65%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.65%) SCOM
9 6 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 6 (0.65%) Cobbler
9 6 (0.65%) logstash
10 5 (0.54%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 239 (25.95%) Oracle
2 119 (12.92%) VMware
3 108 (11.73%) Red Hat
4 82 (8.90%) Microsoft
5 68 (7.38%) Sybase
6 55 (5.97%) Cisco
7 42 (4.56%) IBM
8 40 (4.34%) Citrix
9 36 (3.91%) HP
10 34 (3.69%) NetApp
11 32 (3.47%) EMC
12 22 (2.39%) TIBCO
13 20 (2.17%) Veritas
14 18 (1.95%) Zend
15 17 (1.85%) F5
16 16 (1.74%) Sun
17 14 (1.52%) LANDesk
18 13 (1.41%) Reuters
19 12 (1.30%) Bloomberg
19 12 (1.30%) Remedy
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Yoh
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
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Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 5 days ago
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Talent International
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Yoh Company
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago
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Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago