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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 18 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 293 325 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.22% 9.37% 7.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.66% 42.76% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 269 369
Median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £36.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -33.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +1.35%
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
656 760 1359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.64% 21.91% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 594 1021
Median daily rate £450 £435 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 69
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Linux.

1 234 (36.45%) Python
2 227 (35.36%) DevOps
3 200 (31.15%) Unix
4 199 (31.00%) Finance
5 196 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
6 185 (28.82%) Puppet
7 180 (28.04%) Java
8 162 (25.23%) Windows
9 137 (21.34%) Banking
10 131 (20.40%) SQL
11 120 (18.69%) Oracle
12 117 (18.22%) Ruby
13 116 (18.07%) Jenkins
13 116 (18.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 115 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
14 115 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
15 114 (17.76%) Git (software)
16 110 (17.13%) Ansible
17 103 (16.04%) Red Hat
18 102 (15.89%) Docker
19 99 (15.42%) Bash Shell
20 96 (14.95%) Opscode Chef
21 95 (14.80%) VMware
22 93 (14.49%) Configuration Management
23 91 (14.17%) Perl
24 69 (10.75%) Apache
25 65 (10.12%) JavaScript
26 63 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
27 60 (9.35%) ITIL
28 59 (9.19%) HTML

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 69 (10.75%) Apache
2 45 (7.01%) Tomcat
3 31 (4.83%) OpenStack
4 30 (4.67%) Confluence
4 30 (4.67%) IIS
5 26 (4.05%) Apache Spark
5 26 (4.05%) WebSphere
6 21 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (2.96%) JBoss
8 17 (2.65%) WebLogic
9 15 (2.34%) nginx
10 10 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.78%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.62%) CMS
12 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.47%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.47%) IPython
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.09%) MS Office
3 4 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.47%) HipChat
5 2 (0.31%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) RMDS
2 3 (0.47%) Documaker
3 2 (0.31%) Magento
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 115 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.89%) GitHub
4 20 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (3.12%) IaaS
5 15 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.56%) SaaS
7 9 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.25%) PaaS
9 7 (1.09%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.31%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.31%) G Suite
11 2 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 58 (9.03%) Firewall
2 51 (7.94%) DNS
3 50 (7.79%) HTTP
4 45 (7.01%) TCP/IP
5 40 (6.23%) SSL
6 26 (4.05%) VPN
7 17 (2.65%) LAN
8 16 (2.49%) SAN
9 14 (2.18%) LDAP
9 14 (2.18%) Network Security
9 14 (2.18%) SSH
9 14 (2.18%) WAN
10 12 (1.87%) Internet
11 9 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (1.25%) FTP
12 8 (1.25%) Kerberos
13 7 (1.09%) DHCP
13 7 (1.09%) NAS
13 7 (1.09%) VoIP
14 5 (0.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 55 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 54 (8.41%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (6.70%) Big Data
4 43 (6.70%) Oracle Database
5 42 (6.54%) MySQL
6 39 (6.07%) Hadoop
7 34 (5.30%) Relational Database
8 32 (4.98%) NoSQL
9 19 (2.96%) Redis
10 16 (2.49%) HBase
10 16 (2.49%) RDBMS
11 15 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.87%) Apache Hive
14 10 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (1.09%) DB2
16 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 116 (18.07%) Jenkins
2 114 (17.76%) Git (software)
3 58 (9.03%) JIRA
4 34 (5.30%) Maven
5 28 (4.36%) Subversion
6 24 (3.74%) JUnit
7 20 (3.12%) Hudson
7 20 (3.12%) TeamCity
8 19 (2.96%) Bitbucket
9 16 (2.49%) Cucumber
10 15 (2.34%) Ant
10 15 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (1.87%) Gradle
12 10 (1.56%) Vagrant
13 9 (1.40%) Mockito
14 8 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (1.25%) IntelliJ
14 8 (1.25%) SonarQube
15 7 (1.09%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.09%) Mercurial
General
1 199 (31.00%) Finance
2 137 (21.34%) Banking
3 40 (6.23%) Financial Institution
3 40 (6.23%) Front Office
4 27 (4.21%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.12%) Retail
6 18 (2.80%) Legal
7 16 (2.49%) Marketing
8 10 (1.56%) Advertising
9 7 (1.09%) Games
10 6 (0.93%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.78%) Back Office
12 4 (0.62%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.47%) French Language
13 3 (0.47%) International Banking
13 3 (0.47%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 159 (24.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 143 (22.27%) Developer
3 86 (13.40%) Linux Engineer
4 77 (11.99%) Administrator
5 67 (10.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 51 (7.94%) Java Developer
7 45 (7.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 44 (6.85%) Linux Administrator
9 43 (6.70%) Analyst
10 41 (6.39%) AWS DevOps
10 41 (6.39%) Systems Administrator
11 38 (5.92%) AWS Engineer
12 33 (5.14%) Senior Developer
13 31 (4.83%) Architect
14 25 (3.89%) Senior DevOps
15 23 (3.58%) C++ Developer
15 23 (3.58%) Consultant
15 23 (3.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 22 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
16 22 (3.43%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.19%) HTML
2 50 (7.79%) Web Services
3 40 (6.23%) REST
3 40 (6.23%) XML
4 39 (6.07%) Middleware
5 37 (5.76%) Node.js
6 30 (4.67%) JSON
7 29 (4.52%) CSS
8 27 (4.21%) JMS
9 24 (3.74%) AngularJS
10 22 (3.43%) LAMP
11 20 (3.12%) HTML5
12 18 (2.80%) Kafka
13 16 (2.49%) SOAP
13 16 (2.49%) Spring
14 15 (2.34%) .NET
14 15 (2.34%) J2EE
15 13 (2.02%) Django
15 13 (2.02%) Hibernate
15 13 (2.02%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.54%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.92%) Clustering
3 30 (4.67%) Hedge funds
4 29 (4.52%) Fixed Income
5 26 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 25 (3.89%) Equities
7 24 (3.74%) Public Cloud
8 22 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (3.27%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.02%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.87%) Derivative
11 12 (1.87%) Fintech
11 12 (1.87%) User Experience
12 9 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (1.40%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.25%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.25%) PKI
14 6 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 200 (31.15%) Unix
2 162 (25.23%) Windows
3 116 (18.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (6.70%) CentOS
5 39 (6.07%) Windows Server
6 30 (4.67%) Ubuntu
7 26 (4.05%) Solaris
8 19 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (2.34%) CoreOS
11 14 (2.18%) Mac OS X
11 14 (2.18%) RancherOS
12 13 (2.02%) SUSE
13 11 (1.71%) AIX
14 9 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (1.09%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.93%) Android
18 5 (0.78%) Windows 10
19 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (35.36%) DevOps
2 196 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
4 93 (14.49%) Configuration Management
5 60 (9.35%) ITIL
6 58 (9.03%) TDD
7 56 (8.72%) Scrum
8 54 (8.41%) High Availability
9 53 (8.26%) Migration
10 49 (7.63%) Continuous Delivery
11 46 (7.17%) Open Source
12 35 (5.45%) BDD
13 32 (4.98%) Load Balancing
14 28 (4.36%) Low Latency
15 27 (4.21%) Security Hardening
15 27 (4.21%) Software Engineering
16 26 (4.05%) OO
17 25 (3.89%) Continuous Deployment
17 25 (3.89%) Performance Tuning
17 25 (3.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 234 (36.45%) Python
2 180 (28.04%) Java
3 131 (20.40%) SQL
4 117 (18.22%) Ruby
5 99 (15.42%) Bash Shell
6 91 (14.17%) Perl
7 65 (10.12%) JavaScript
8 53 (8.26%) PowerShell
9 51 (7.94%) Shell Script
10 46 (7.17%) C++
11 40 (6.23%) PHP
12 36 (5.61%) Go
13 28 (4.36%) C
14 22 (3.43%) Scala
15 15 (2.34%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.87%) C#
17 7 (1.09%) Clojure
18 6 (0.93%) R
19 5 (0.78%) Korn
19 5 (0.78%) sed
Qualifications
1 48 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 40 (6.23%) Degree
3 36 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.80%) RHCE
5 17 (2.65%) CISSP
6 15 (2.34%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.87%) CISM
8 12 (1.87%) RHCA
9 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.40%) CCNA
10 9 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.40%) GIAC
11 8 (1.25%) SANS
12 7 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.93%) CNA
13 6 (0.93%) GCIA
13 6 (0.93%) GCIH
13 6 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (0.93%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.74%) QA
2 15 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.09%) SEPA
4 6 (0.93%) MiFID
5 5 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.47%) COBIT
7 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.31%) SLA
8 2 (0.31%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 102 (15.89%) Docker
2 63 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.39%) Active Directory
4 19 (2.96%) GlusterFS
4 19 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.80%) GFS2
5 18 (2.80%) OCFS2
6 17 (2.65%) HDFS
7 15 (2.34%) etcd
7 15 (2.34%) flannel
8 14 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (1.40%) vSphere
10 9 (1.40%) Xen
11 8 (1.25%) KVM
11 8 (1.25%) NFS
12 6 (0.93%) XenApp
13 5 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.78%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 185 (28.82%) Puppet
2 110 (17.13%) Ansible
3 96 (14.95%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (5.92%) Terraform
5 35 (5.45%) Kubernetes
6 26 (4.05%) Nagios
7 20 (3.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 18 (2.80%) SELinux
9 17 (2.65%) Rancher
10 15 (2.34%) Consul
10 15 (2.34%) Failover Clustering
11 14 (2.18%) CFEngine
11 14 (2.18%) Marathon
11 14 (2.18%) Mesos
11 14 (2.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 13 (2.02%) logstash
12 13 (2.02%) Packer
13 12 (1.87%) Salt
14 10 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
14 10 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 120 (18.69%) Oracle
2 103 (16.04%) Red Hat
3 95 (14.80%) VMware
4 43 (6.70%) Cisco
5 39 (6.07%) Atlassian
6 36 (5.61%) Microsoft
7 35 (5.45%) IBM
8 30 (4.67%) HP
8 30 (4.67%) Splunk
9 17 (2.65%) Google
9 17 (2.65%) Sybase
10 16 (2.49%) Veritas
11 14 (2.18%) Citrix
12 13 (2.02%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.71%) Fortinet
13 11 (1.71%) NetApp
13 11 (1.71%) Rackspace
13 11 (1.71%) Reuters
14 10 (1.56%) EMC
15 9 (1.40%) Dell
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