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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 442 435 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.78% 7.60% 5.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.10% 34.23% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 346 276
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.83 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.26% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.52 £45.00 £26.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £45.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
1160 1271 1400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.41% 22.21% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 930 954
Average daily rate £425 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 79
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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.

1 312 (36.24%) UNIX
2 311 (36.12%) Java
3 285 (33.10%) Windows
4 241 (27.99%) Finance
5 238 (27.64%) Oracle
6 214 (24.85%) SQL
7 197 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
8 171 (19.86%) Python
9 153 (17.77%) DevOps
10 144 (16.72%) Banking
10 144 (16.72%) Puppet
11 141 (16.38%) VMware
12 135 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
13 131 (15.21%) Red Hat
14 124 (14.40%) SQL Server
15 118 (13.70%) Perl
16 115 (13.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 105 (12.20%) Solaris
18 103 (11.96%) MySQL
19 101 (11.73%) Jenkins
20 99 (11.50%) C++
21 97 (11.27%) Opscode Chef
22 96 (11.15%) Git (software)
23 95 (11.03%) JavaScript
23 95 (11.03%) Relational Database
24 94 (10.92%) HTML
24 94 (10.92%) Configuration Management
25 84 (9.76%) Cisco
26 81 (9.41%) Subversion
26 81 (9.41%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (9.06%) Apache
2 71 (8.25%) Tomcat
3 53 (6.16%) WebSphere
4 42 (4.88%) IIS
5 26 (3.02%) WebLogic
6 23 (2.67%) JBoss
6 23 (2.67%) OpenStack
7 21 (2.44%) MS Exchange
8 18 (2.09%) SharePoint
9 16 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (1.74%) Oracle Coherence
10 15 (1.74%) Confluence
11 12 (1.39%) nginx
12 7 (0.81%) Drupal
12 7 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 7 (0.81%) Node.js
12 7 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.70%) CMS
13 6 (0.70%) Jetty
13 6 (0.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 32 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.86%) MS Office
3 6 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.46%) MS Project
4 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) Maya
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (1.28%) RMDS
2 10 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.35%) Eikon
5 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.23%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) Unica
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 1 (0.12%) Summit
6 1 (0.12%) HFM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 74 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.74%) SaaS
2 15 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.39%) PaaS
4 11 (1.28%) IaaS
5 10 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.35%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.35%) GitHub
9 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.12%) Office 365
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (8.83%) Firewall
2 59 (6.85%) SAN
3 58 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 54 (6.27%) HTTP
5 48 (5.57%) SSL
6 47 (5.46%) DNS
7 40 (4.65%) LAN
8 34 (3.95%) WAN
9 26 (3.02%) LDAP
10 25 (2.90%) Internet
11 24 (2.79%) NAS
12 23 (2.67%) DHCP
13 20 (2.32%) Multicast
14 19 (2.21%) VPN
15 18 (2.09%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (1.63%) iSCSI
17 11 (1.28%) AMQP
17 11 (1.28%) BIG-IP
17 11 (1.28%) BGP
17 11 (1.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 103 (11.96%) MySQL
3 95 (11.03%) Relational Database
4 62 (7.20%) Oracle Database
4 62 (7.20%) MongoDB
5 42 (4.88%) RDBMS
6 40 (4.65%) NoSQL
7 35 (4.07%) Big Data
8 34 (3.95%) Hadoop
9 29 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (2.21%) DB2
12 14 (1.63%) Oracle Exadata
13 12 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (1.28%) Neo4j
14 11 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
15 10 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (1.05%) OLAP
16 9 (1.05%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 101 (11.73%) Jenkins
2 96 (11.15%) Git (software)
3 81 (9.41%) Subversion
4 62 (7.20%) JIRA
5 47 (5.46%) Maven
6 40 (4.65%) Ant
7 26 (3.02%) Mercurial
8 21 (2.44%) TeamCity
9 20 (2.32%) JUnit
10 18 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (1.86%) Gradle
12 15 (1.74%) Hudson
13 12 (1.39%) Eclipse
14 11 (1.28%) Cucumber
15 9 (1.05%) Selenium
15 9 (1.05%) ClearCase
16 7 (0.81%) Introscope
16 7 (0.81%) CruiseControl
16 7 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.81%) Redmine
General
1 241 (27.99%) Finance
2 144 (16.72%) Banking
3 64 (7.43%) Front Office
4 46 (5.34%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.79%) Financial Institution
6 19 (2.21%) Back Office
7 17 (1.97%) Legal
8 14 (1.63%) Retail
9 8 (0.93%) Publishing
10 7 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.81%) Advertising
11 6 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.46%) Marketing
13 3 (0.35%) Games
13 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 257 (29.85%) Developer
2 106 (12.31%) Java Developer
3 90 (10.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 76 (8.83%) Analyst
5 75 (8.71%) Architect
6 54 (6.27%) Administrator
7 45 (5.23%) C++ Developer
8 40 (4.65%) Senior Developer
9 35 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
9 35 (4.07%) Support Analyst
10 33 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
11 32 (3.72%) Infrastructure Architect
12 30 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 29 (3.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 25 (2.90%) Applications Support
15 21 (2.44%) Consultant
15 21 (2.44%) Technical Architect
16 20 (2.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 19 (2.21%) Scala Developer
17 19 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (10.92%) HTML
2 73 (8.48%) Web Services
3 70 (8.13%) XML
4 50 (5.81%) Middleware
4 50 (5.81%) Spring
5 48 (5.57%) CSS
6 44 (5.11%) .NET
7 41 (4.76%) Hibernate
8 33 (3.83%) FIX Protocol
8 33 (3.83%) REST
9 30 (3.48%) jQuery
10 28 (3.25%) WebSphere MQ
10 28 (3.25%) HTML5
11 27 (3.14%) J2EE
11 27 (3.14%) JSP
12 26 (3.02%) Java EE
13 23 (2.67%) JSON
14 22 (2.56%) JMS
15 20 (2.32%) AngularJS
16 18 (2.09%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 44 (5.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 38 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 36 (4.18%) Clustering
6 28 (3.25%) Derivative
7 22 (2.56%) Fixed Income
8 19 (2.21%) Equities
9 15 (1.74%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.63%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.39%) Replication
11 12 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (1.16%) Visualisation
12 10 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.05%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 9 (1.05%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.93%) Grid Computing
14 8 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 312 (36.24%) UNIX
2 285 (33.10%) Windows
3 115 (13.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 105 (12.20%) Solaris
5 28 (3.25%) AIX
6 24 (2.79%) Mac OS X
7 22 (2.56%) Ubuntu
8 21 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (2.21%) CentOS
11 12 (1.39%) Debian
12 10 (1.16%) Android
12 10 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.05%) Windows 7
13 9 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.93%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.93%) SUSE
15 7 (0.81%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (17.77%) DevOps
3 135 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
4 94 (10.92%) Configuration Management
5 81 (9.41%) Open Source
6 73 (8.48%) TDD
7 68 (7.90%) ITIL
8 56 (6.50%) Migration
9 55 (6.39%) SDLC
10 52 (6.04%) Scrum
11 51 (5.92%) Low Latency
12 48 (5.57%) OO
13 46 (5.34%) Project Management
14 45 (5.23%) Multithreading
15 38 (4.41%) E-Commerce
16 37 (4.30%) Software Engineering
17 33 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
18 32 (3.72%) Load Balancing
19 31 (3.60%) Change Management
20 29 (3.37%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 311 (36.12%) Java
2 214 (24.85%) SQL
3 171 (19.86%) Python
4 118 (13.70%) Perl
5 99 (11.50%) C++
6 95 (11.03%) JavaScript
7 79 (9.18%) Ruby
8 67 (7.78%) Bash Shell
9 65 (7.55%) C#
10 58 (6.74%) PHP
11 57 (6.62%) Shell Script
12 43 (4.99%) C
13 35 (4.07%) Scala
14 32 (3.72%) PowerShell
15 27 (3.14%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.74%) VBScript
17 11 (1.28%) Groovy
18 9 (1.05%) PHP5
19 8 (0.93%) VB
20 7 (0.81%) Korn
Qualifications
1 60 (6.97%) Degree
2 57 (6.62%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 21 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 18 (2.09%) MCSE
7 16 (1.86%) CCNP
8 10 (1.16%) CCNA
8 10 (1.16%) CCSE
9 9 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.05%) MCSA
10 8 (0.93%) CISSP
10 8 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.81%) PhD
12 6 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.58%) OCP
13 5 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.58%) ISEB
14 4 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.60%) QA
2 5 (0.58%) SLA
2 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.35%) COREP
4 2 (0.23%) FINREP
4 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 81 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (6.04%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.72%) Oracle RAC
4 28 (3.25%) Docker
5 27 (3.14%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.97%) NFS
6 17 (1.97%) KVM
7 14 (1.63%) VMware ESX
7 14 (1.63%) vSphere
8 13 (1.51%) Varnish
9 10 (1.16%) Xen
10 9 (1.05%) XenApp
10 9 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (0.81%) SRDF
11 7 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.58%) vCloud
12 5 (0.58%) Squid
12 5 (0.58%) HDFS
12 5 (0.58%) GPFS
13 4 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 144 (16.72%) Puppet
2 97 (11.27%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (4.30%) Ansible
4 28 (3.25%) Vagrant
5 18 (2.09%) Data Guard
6 16 (1.86%) Control-M
6 16 (1.86%) Salt
7 13 (1.51%) yum
8 11 (1.28%) BladeLogic
8 11 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
9 9 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (0.93%) SCOM
10 8 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
11 7 (0.81%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.81%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.81%) Nagios
12 6 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.70%) Graphite
13 5 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (0.58%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 238 (27.64%) Oracle
2 141 (16.38%) VMware
3 131 (15.21%) Red Hat
4 84 (9.76%) Cisco
5 79 (9.18%) Microsoft
6 73 (8.48%) IBM
7 52 (6.04%) HP
8 40 (4.65%) NetApp
9 39 (4.53%) EMC
10 38 (4.41%) TIBCO
11 37 (4.30%) Sybase
12 28 (3.25%) Citrix
13 26 (3.02%) CheckPoint
14 19 (2.21%) Remedy
14 19 (2.21%) F5
15 18 (2.09%) Splunk
15 18 (2.09%) Veritas
16 17 (1.97%) Atlassian
17 16 (1.86%) BMC
18 13 (1.51%) Sun
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