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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 503 497 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.41% 6.84% 6.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.50% 30.18% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 370 321
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 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £34.18 £22.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.36% -30.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £22.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.20 £22.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
1378 1647 1462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.03% 22.65% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 1117 1015
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 77 72
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.66 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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.

1 426 (44.24%) UNIX
2 304 (31.57%) Windows
3 283 (29.39%) Oracle
4 266 (27.62%) Java
5 260 (27.00%) SQL
6 258 (26.79%) Finance
7 224 (23.26%) Banking
8 180 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
9 165 (17.13%) Python
10 145 (15.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 141 (14.64%) Red Hat
12 139 (14.43%) C++
13 133 (13.81%) Shell Script
14 129 (13.40%) VMware
15 119 (12.36%) HTML
16 111 (11.53%) DevOps
17 109 (11.32%) JavaScript
18 104 (10.80%) Git (software)
19 102 (10.59%) Solaris
20 101 (10.49%) Perl
21 100 (10.38%) Microsoft
21 100 (10.38%) Puppet
22 99 (10.28%) MySQL
23 94 (9.76%) Relational Database
24 93 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
25 91 (9.45%) SQL Server
26 89 (9.24%) Subversion
27 86 (8.93%) Investment Banking
28 85 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
29 84 (8.72%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 79 (8.20%) Apache
2 70 (7.27%) WebSphere
3 64 (6.65%) Tomcat
4 57 (5.92%) WebLogic
5 37 (3.84%) JBoss
6 23 (2.39%) IIS
7 21 (2.18%) GlassFish
8 15 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
9 14 (1.45%) nginx
9 14 (1.45%) Node.js
9 14 (1.45%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.35%) MS Exchange
11 11 (1.14%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.93%) CMS
13 8 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.73%) Confluence
15 6 (0.62%) WordPress
16 5 (0.52%) Drupal
16 5 (0.52%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 22 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.66%) MS Office
3 8 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.62%) MS Project
5 3 (0.31%) SPSS
6 2 (0.21%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) Gephi
7 1 (0.10%) MODO
Business Applications
1 10 (1.04%) RMDS
2 7 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.21%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.21%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.10%) Maximo
7 1 (0.10%) Summit
7 1 (0.10%) Cordys
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (1.56%) SaaS
4 13 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (1.04%) PaaS
6 10 (1.04%) IaaS
7 3 (0.31%) GitHub
8 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.10%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.10%) Office 365
9 1 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.10%) ElastiCache
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 66 (6.85%) Firewall
2 65 (6.75%) SAN
3 55 (5.71%) HTTP
4 51 (5.30%) TCP/IP
5 45 (4.67%) DNS
6 29 (3.01%) Internet
7 26 (2.70%) WAN
8 25 (2.60%) LAN
8 25 (2.60%) NAS
9 24 (2.49%) Multicast
10 19 (1.97%) Network Security
10 19 (1.97%) LDAP
11 17 (1.77%) VPN
11 17 (1.77%) VLAN
12 16 (1.66%) DHCP
12 16 (1.66%) SSL
13 14 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
14 12 (1.25%) SSH
14 12 (1.25%) BGP
15 11 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (10.28%) MySQL
2 94 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 91 (9.45%) SQL Server
4 73 (7.58%) Oracle Database
5 50 (5.19%) MongoDB
6 44 (4.57%) NoSQL
7 40 (4.15%) RDBMS
8 39 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 26 (2.70%) DB2
10 23 (2.39%) Big Data
11 22 (2.28%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.35%) Sybase ASE
15 13 (1.35%) Redis
16 12 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
18 9 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
19 7 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 104 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 89 (9.24%) Subversion
3 57 (5.92%) Jenkins
4 44 (4.57%) Maven
5 39 (4.05%) JIRA
6 26 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 24 (2.49%) JUnit
8 22 (2.28%) Ant
9 16 (1.66%) Mercurial
10 15 (1.56%) Selenium
11 11 (1.14%) Eclipse
12 9 (0.93%) Trac
13 8 (0.83%) FogBugz
13 8 (0.83%) Hudson
13 8 (0.83%) Gerrit
13 8 (0.83%) Redmine
14 7 (0.73%) jMock
14 7 (0.73%) CruiseControl
15 6 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 258 (26.79%) Finance
2 224 (23.26%) Banking
3 86 (8.93%) Investment Banking
4 79 (8.20%) Front Office
5 21 (2.18%) Retail
6 18 (1.87%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.77%) Advertising
8 13 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.14%) Legal
9 11 (1.14%) Marketing
10 9 (0.93%) Back Office
10 9 (0.93%) Publishing
11 8 (0.83%) International Banking
12 7 (0.73%) Games
13 5 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.42%) Law
15 3 (0.31%) French Language
15 3 (0.31%) German Language
15 3 (0.31%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 337 (34.99%) Developer
2 92 (9.55%) C++ Developer
3 91 (9.45%) Java Developer
4 82 (8.52%) Analyst
5 78 (8.10%) Administrator
6 72 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 71 (7.37%) Architect
8 50 (5.19%) DBA
9 39 (4.05%) Consultant
10 32 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
11 30 (3.12%) PHP Developer
11 30 (3.12%) Linux Administrator
12 29 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
13 28 (2.91%) Oracle DBA
13 28 (2.91%) Senior Developer
14 25 (2.60%) Support Engineer
15 24 (2.49%) Support Analyst
16 21 (2.18%) Applications Support
16 21 (2.18%) Systems Engineer
16 21 (2.18%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (12.36%) HTML
2 84 (8.72%) XML
3 76 (7.89%) CSS
4 68 (7.06%) Web Services
5 62 (6.44%) Middleware
6 59 (6.13%) Spring
7 48 (4.98%) .NET
8 47 (4.88%) Hibernate
9 30 (3.12%) HTML5
10 29 (3.01%) JSON
11 28 (2.91%) J2EE
12 27 (2.80%) jQuery
13 25 (2.60%) JMS
13 25 (2.60%) LAMP
14 24 (2.49%) WebSphere MQ
14 24 (2.49%) RESTful
14 24 (2.49%) REST
15 20 (2.08%) Django
15 20 (2.08%) JSP
16 18 (1.87%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 54 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 51 (5.30%) Open Source
4 44 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (4.47%) Replication
6 36 (3.74%) Fixed Income
7 32 (3.32%) Derivative
8 26 (2.70%) Clustering
9 18 (1.87%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.56%) Visualisation
11 13 (1.35%) Equities
11 13 (1.35%) Credit Derivative
12 12 (1.25%) Statistics
12 12 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.25%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.14%) Mathematics
14 10 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.93%) User Experience
15 9 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 426 (44.24%) UNIX
2 304 (31.57%) Windows
3 145 (15.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 102 (10.59%) Solaris
5 41 (4.26%) Mac OS X
5 41 (4.26%) Ubuntu
6 39 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (3.43%) CentOS
8 30 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (2.39%) Debian
9 23 (2.39%) Oracle Linux
10 20 (2.08%) AIX
11 18 (1.87%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.25%) SUSE
13 8 (0.83%) VMS
13 8 (0.83%) Android
14 7 (0.73%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.62%) SELinux
15 6 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (11.53%) DevOps
3 93 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
4 73 (7.58%) Multithreading
5 72 (7.48%) ITIL
5 72 (7.48%) OO
6 69 (7.17%) Configuration Management
7 66 (6.85%) Migration
8 64 (6.65%) TDD
9 57 (5.92%) Low Latency
10 52 (5.40%) E-Commerce
11 51 (5.30%) Software Engineering
12 49 (5.09%) Scrum
13 44 (4.57%) Performance Tuning
14 36 (3.74%) Project Management
15 34 (3.53%) Risk Management
16 33 (3.43%) Web Development
17 32 (3.32%) MVC
17 32 (3.32%) SOA
18 30 (3.12%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (27.62%) Java
2 260 (27.00%) SQL
3 165 (17.13%) Python
4 139 (14.43%) C++
5 133 (13.81%) Shell Script
6 109 (11.32%) JavaScript
7 101 (10.49%) Perl
8 83 (8.62%) Ruby
9 81 (8.41%) PHP
10 64 (6.65%) C
11 60 (6.23%) Bash Shell
12 49 (5.09%) PowerShell
12 49 (5.09%) PL/SQL
13 37 (3.84%) C#
14 19 (1.97%) Scala
15 10 (1.04%) PHP5
15 10 (1.04%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.93%) VBA
17 7 (0.73%) VBScript
17 7 (0.73%) Korn
Qualifications
1 76 (7.89%) Degree
2 38 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (1.97%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.45%) MCSE
6 11 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.93%) CCNA
8 7 (0.73%) ISEB
8 7 (0.73%) MCITP
9 6 (0.62%) CISSP
10 5 (0.52%) CCNP
10 5 (0.52%) PhD
10 5 (0.52%) RHCE
10 5 (0.52%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.42%) LPIC
11 4 (0.42%) GIAC
11 4 (0.42%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.12%) ISO 9001
2 17 (1.77%) QA
3 9 (0.93%) SLA
4 7 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) COBIT
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 85 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (5.09%) Active Directory
3 40 (4.15%) Oracle RAC
4 34 (3.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 23 (2.39%) NFS
6 22 (2.28%) XenServer
7 17 (1.77%) VMware ESX
8 14 (1.45%) XenApp
8 14 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 11 (1.14%) vSphere
10 9 (0.93%) vCloud
10 9 (0.93%) SRDF
10 9 (0.93%) Hyper-V
11 8 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (0.73%) Veritas File System
13 6 (0.62%) Xen
13 6 (0.62%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.62%) KVM
14 5 (0.52%) RHEV
14 5 (0.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 100 (10.38%) Puppet
2 60 (6.23%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (3.63%) Tivoli
3 35 (3.63%) Nagios
4 15 (1.56%) Control-M
4 15 (1.56%) Ansible
5 13 (1.35%) Data Guard
6 11 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (1.04%) BladeLogic
8 8 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
9 7 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.73%) SCCM
9 7 (0.73%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.62%) SCOM
11 5 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.52%) Salt
12 4 (0.42%) logstash
12 4 (0.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 283 (29.39%) Oracle
2 141 (14.64%) Red Hat
3 129 (13.40%) VMware
4 100 (10.38%) Microsoft
5 74 (7.68%) Sybase
6 55 (5.71%) Citrix
7 54 (5.61%) IBM
8 49 (5.09%) Cisco
9 36 (3.74%) HP
10 35 (3.63%) NetApp
11 32 (3.32%) EMC
12 24 (2.49%) TIBCO
13 21 (2.18%) Zend
13 21 (2.18%) Veritas
14 20 (2.08%) LANDesk
15 17 (1.77%) Remedy
15 17 (1.77%) Sun
16 15 (1.56%) BMC
17 14 (1.45%) Informatica
18 13 (1.35%) Intel
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Senitor Associates
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