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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 384 381 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.02% 6.13% 5.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.54% 30.98% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 285 258
Average daily rate
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£461 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.83 - £41.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.92 - £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.42 - £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
1145 1230 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.94% 19.80% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 888 882
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 48 72
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015, 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.

1 295 (36.97%) UNIX
2 287 (35.96%) Java
3 233 (29.20%) Windows
4 215 (26.94%) SQL
4 215 (26.94%) Finance
5 201 (25.19%) Oracle
6 166 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
7 135 (16.92%) Banking
8 128 (16.04%) Python
9 123 (15.41%) VMware
10 120 (15.04%) Puppet
10 120 (15.04%) DevOps
11 112 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
12 106 (13.28%) C++
13 102 (12.78%) Solaris
14 101 (12.66%) Jenkins
15 99 (12.41%) Red Hat
16 96 (12.03%) Perl
17 92 (11.53%) Configuration Management
18 88 (11.03%) SQL Server
19 87 (10.90%) HTML
19 87 (10.90%) Relational Database
20 85 (10.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 84 (10.53%) Front Office
22 83 (10.40%) Git (software)
23 82 (10.28%) Opscode Chef
24 78 (9.77%) Tomcat
25 76 (9.52%) Cisco
26 75 (9.40%) MySQL
27 73 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 (9.77%) Tomcat
2 70 (8.77%) Apache
3 50 (6.27%) WebSphere
4 31 (3.88%) IIS
5 29 (3.63%) WebLogic
6 18 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (2.13%) JBoss
7 17 (2.13%) OpenStack
8 16 (2.01%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.88%) nginx
10 12 (1.50%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.38%) Apache Solr
12 10 (1.25%) CMS
13 9 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
13 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.88%) Jetty
15 7 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.75%) FileNet
16 6 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 22 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) MS Project
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) SPSS
4 1 (0.13%) Maya
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.50%) RMDS
2 10 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.00%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.50%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.25%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.25%) Eikon
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) Summit
7 1 (0.13%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 63 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (1.38%) PaaS
3 10 (1.25%) IaaS
4 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.63%) SaaS
6 4 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.25%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.13%) Route 53
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 58 (7.27%) Firewall
2 53 (6.64%) TCP/IP
3 48 (6.02%) HTTP
4 45 (5.64%) SAN
5 40 (5.01%) DNS
6 37 (4.64%) SSL
7 31 (3.88%) LAN
8 27 (3.38%) WAN
9 26 (3.26%) DHCP
10 23 (2.88%) Internet
11 18 (2.26%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (2.13%) Multicast
12 17 (2.13%) BGP
13 16 (2.01%) NAS
14 15 (1.88%) Network Security
14 15 (1.88%) VPN
15 14 (1.75%) FTP
15 14 (1.75%) OSPF
15 14 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (1.63%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 87 (10.90%) Relational Database
3 75 (9.40%) MySQL
4 54 (6.77%) MongoDB
5 48 (6.02%) Oracle Database
6 41 (5.14%) RDBMS
7 32 (4.01%) NoSQL
8 26 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (2.63%) Big Data
11 20 (2.51%) Hadoop
12 17 (2.13%) DB2
13 12 (1.50%) Oracle Exadata
14 11 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (1.13%) Neo4j
15 9 (1.13%) OLAP
15 9 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (1.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 101 (12.66%) Jenkins
2 83 (10.40%) Git (software)
3 63 (7.89%) Subversion
4 53 (6.64%) Maven
5 41 (5.14%) JIRA
6 35 (4.39%) TeamCity
7 33 (4.14%) Ant
8 28 (3.51%) JUnit
9 18 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (2.13%) Hudson
11 15 (1.88%) Mercurial
12 14 (1.75%) CruiseControl
12 14 (1.75%) Selenium
13 12 (1.50%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.25%) Cucumber
15 8 (1.00%) Introscope
15 8 (1.00%) Gradle
16 7 (0.88%) Grunt
16 7 (0.88%) Mockito
17 6 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 215 (26.94%) Finance
2 135 (16.92%) Banking
3 84 (10.53%) Front Office
4 40 (5.01%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.76%) Financial Institution
6 27 (3.38%) Back Office
7 15 (1.88%) Legal
8 14 (1.75%) Retail
9 9 (1.13%) Publishing
10 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.00%) Marketing
11 7 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.63%) Games
12 5 (0.63%) Advertising
12 5 (0.63%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.25%) Electronics
13 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.13%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (30.70%) Developer
2 121 (15.16%) Java Developer
3 94 (11.78%) Analyst
4 66 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 62 (7.77%) C++ Developer
6 53 (6.64%) Architect
7 42 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 36 (4.51%) Applications Support
9 32 (4.01%) Administrator
10 27 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
11 26 (3.26%) Consultant
12 25 (3.13%) Applications Support Analyst
13 24 (3.01%) Systems Administrator
13 24 (3.01%) Senior Developer
14 22 (2.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 21 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
16 19 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
17 18 (2.26%) Support Engineer
17 18 (2.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (10.90%) HTML
2 65 (8.15%) XML
3 63 (7.89%) Web Services
4 49 (6.14%) Spring
5 46 (5.76%) Middleware
6 42 (5.26%) .NET
7 41 (5.14%) FIX Protocol
8 39 (4.89%) Hibernate
8 39 (4.89%) CSS
9 35 (4.39%) REST
10 34 (4.26%) J2EE
11 32 (4.01%) HTML5
12 30 (3.76%) jQuery
13 27 (3.38%) AngularJS
14 26 (3.26%) JSP
15 22 (2.76%) Struts
15 22 (2.76%) WebSphere MQ
15 22 (2.76%) JSON
16 21 (2.63%) Java EE
17 20 (2.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (7.02%) Open Source
3 55 (6.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 35 (4.39%) Clustering
5 34 (4.26%) Derivative
6 31 (3.88%) Computer Science
7 22 (2.76%) Equities
8 21 (2.63%) Fixed Income
9 19 (2.38%) Grid Computing
10 16 (2.01%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.88%) Replication
12 14 (1.75%) Thin Client
12 14 (1.75%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.38%) Algorithms
14 10 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (1.13%) SWIFT
16 7 (0.88%) Digital Media
16 7 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 295 (36.97%) UNIX
2 233 (29.20%) Windows
3 102 (12.78%) Solaris
4 85 (10.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (2.51%) CentOS
5 20 (2.51%) Mac OS X
6 18 (2.26%) Ubuntu
7 17 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (2.01%) AIX
9 14 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.38%) Debian
11 10 (1.25%) Android
12 8 (1.00%) SUSE
12 8 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.75%) VMS
14 5 (0.63%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (15.04%) DevOps
3 112 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (11.53%) Configuration Management
5 72 (9.02%) Multithreading
6 66 (8.27%) ITIL
7 65 (8.15%) TDD
8 55 (6.89%) Migration
9 50 (6.27%) Low Latency
10 43 (5.39%) E-Commerce
11 39 (4.89%) OO
12 38 (4.76%) Change Management
13 36 (4.51%) Load Balancing
14 32 (4.01%) Project Management
15 30 (3.76%) BDD
15 30 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
16 27 (3.38%) Continuous Delivery
16 27 (3.38%) Release Management
16 27 (3.38%) OOP
16 27 (3.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 287 (35.96%) Java
2 215 (26.94%) SQL
3 128 (16.04%) Python
4 106 (13.28%) C++
5 96 (12.03%) Perl
6 67 (8.40%) Ruby
7 63 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 61 (7.64%) C#
9 57 (7.14%) Shell Script
10 45 (5.64%) Bash Shell
11 38 (4.76%) C
12 36 (4.51%) PHP
13 26 (3.26%) Scala
14 22 (2.76%) PL/SQL
15 17 (2.13%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.38%) Groovy
17 8 (1.00%) VBScript
18 6 (0.75%) VBA
19 5 (0.63%) Korn
19 5 (0.63%) Lua
Qualifications
1 51 (6.39%) Degree
2 36 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (2.51%) CCNP
5 17 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.75%) MCSE
7 13 (1.63%) SC Cleared
8 12 (1.50%) CCSE
9 11 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.75%) CISSP
11 6 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.75%) MCSA
11 6 (0.75%) CCNA
12 5 (0.63%) NCDA
12 5 (0.63%) NCIE
13 4 (0.50%) CCIE
13 4 (0.50%) OCP
13 4 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.26%) QA
2 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.38%) COREP
4 2 (0.25%) FINREP
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.63%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 14 (1.75%) vSphere
5 13 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.50%) KVM
7 10 (1.25%) Docker
7 10 (1.25%) Varnish
8 8 (1.00%) NFS
8 8 (1.00%) Xen
9 6 (0.75%) Squid
9 6 (0.75%) OCFS2
9 6 (0.75%) GlusterFS
9 6 (0.75%) GFS2
10 5 (0.63%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.50%) SRDF
11 4 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.38%) vCloud
12 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 120 (15.04%) Puppet
2 82 (10.28%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (3.76%) Ansible
4 18 (2.26%) Salt
5 17 (2.13%) Data Guard
6 14 (1.75%) Control-M
7 11 (1.38%) yum
7 11 (1.38%) Vagrant
8 10 (1.25%) Nagios
9 8 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (0.88%) SCOM
10 7 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (0.75%) Cobbler
11 6 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
11 6 (0.75%) Netcool
12 5 (0.63%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (0.63%) SELinux
Vendors
1 201 (25.19%) Oracle
2 123 (15.41%) VMware
3 99 (12.41%) Red Hat
4 76 (9.52%) Cisco
5 56 (7.02%) IBM
5 56 (7.02%) Microsoft
6 42 (5.26%) NetApp
7 39 (4.89%) TIBCO
7 39 (4.89%) HP
8 37 (4.64%) Sybase
9 27 (3.38%) EMC
10 26 (3.26%) F5
11 25 (3.13%) CheckPoint
12 24 (3.01%) Citrix
13 17 (2.13%) Veritas
14 16 (2.01%) Reuters
15 14 (1.75%) Splunk
16 13 (1.63%) Remedy
16 13 (1.63%) Fidessa
17 12 (1.50%) Blue Coat
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £630.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago