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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 451 462 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.80% 8.02% 5.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.30% 35.87% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 371 300
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £46.75 - £41.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.21 - £26.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 - £49.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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
1209 1288 1461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.92% 22.35% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 943 987
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 £220 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 55 83
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £32.75 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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.

1 306 (36.08%) UNIX
2 300 (35.38%) Java
3 288 (33.96%) Windows
4 244 (28.77%) Finance
5 241 (28.42%) Oracle
6 225 (26.53%) SQL
7 198 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
8 174 (20.52%) Python
9 158 (18.63%) DevOps
10 137 (16.16%) Puppet
11 136 (16.04%) Banking
12 131 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
13 127 (14.98%) SQL Server
14 126 (14.86%) Red Hat
15 122 (14.39%) Perl
15 122 (14.39%) VMware
16 110 (12.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 107 (12.62%) Git (software)
18 105 (12.38%) JavaScript
19 102 (12.03%) MySQL
19 102 (12.03%) Solaris
19 102 (12.03%) Relational Database
20 96 (11.32%) Jenkins
21 94 (11.08%) HTML
22 89 (10.50%) Opscode Chef
23 88 (10.38%) C++
23 88 (10.38%) Subversion
24 83 (9.79%) Microsoft
25 82 (9.67%) Open Source
26 79 (9.32%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (9.20%) Apache
2 50 (5.90%) Tomcat
3 42 (4.95%) WebSphere
4 38 (4.48%) IIS
5 27 (3.18%) WebLogic
6 23 (2.71%) OpenStack
7 22 (2.59%) MS Exchange
8 20 (2.36%) JBoss
9 15 (1.77%) Oracle Coherence
9 15 (1.77%) Confluence
10 13 (1.53%) SharePoint
11 12 (1.42%) nginx
12 10 (1.18%) Node.js
13 7 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.83%) Drupal
13 7 (0.83%) CMS
13 7 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.59%) Jetty
Applications
1 37 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.65%) MS Office
3 8 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.83%) MS Project
4 7 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) Maya
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.94%) RMDS
4 5 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.35%) Eikon
6 2 (0.24%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.24%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.12%) Unica
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 1 (0.12%) Summit
7 1 (0.12%) HFM
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.89%) SaaS
4 11 (1.30%) PaaS
5 10 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.06%) IaaS
7 6 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.35%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.35%) GitHub
8 3 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) Office 365
10 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 65 (7.67%) Firewall
2 61 (7.19%) SAN
3 53 (6.25%) SSL
4 52 (6.13%) TCP/IP
5 51 (6.01%) HTTP
6 42 (4.95%) DNS
7 37 (4.36%) LAN
8 31 (3.66%) WAN
9 29 (3.42%) NAS
10 28 (3.30%) LDAP
11 22 (2.59%) Internet
12 19 (2.24%) VPN
13 17 (2.00%) Multicast
14 15 (1.77%) DHCP
15 13 (1.53%) iSCSI
16 12 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
17 11 (1.30%) AMQP
18 10 (1.18%) VLAN
19 9 (1.06%) FCoE
19 9 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 102 (12.03%) MySQL
2 102 (12.03%) Relational Database
3 62 (7.31%) MongoDB
4 58 (6.84%) Oracle Database
5 39 (4.60%) NoSQL
5 39 (4.60%) Big Data
5 39 (4.60%) RDBMS
6 37 (4.36%) Hadoop
7 33 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (2.95%) DB2
10 24 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
11 13 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
11 13 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
12 12 (1.42%) Neo4j
12 12 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (1.06%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 107 (12.62%) Git (software)
2 96 (11.32%) Jenkins
3 88 (10.38%) Subversion
4 59 (6.96%) JIRA
5 40 (4.72%) Maven
6 35 (4.13%) Ant
7 28 (3.30%) Mercurial
8 18 (2.12%) Gradle
9 14 (1.65%) Hudson
9 14 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (1.53%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.42%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.30%) JUnit
13 10 (1.18%) FogBugz
13 10 (1.18%) Trac
13 10 (1.18%) Redmine
14 9 (1.06%) Cucumber
14 9 (1.06%) ClearCase
14 9 (1.06%) Selenium
14 9 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 244 (28.77%) Finance
2 136 (16.04%) Banking
3 59 (6.96%) Front Office
4 39 (4.60%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.59%) Financial Institution
6 17 (2.00%) Legal
7 14 (1.65%) Retail
8 10 (1.18%) Back Office
9 7 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.71%) Advertising
10 6 (0.71%) Publishing
11 4 (0.47%) Marketing
12 3 (0.35%) Games
13 2 (0.24%) Law
13 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
14 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 258 (30.42%) Developer
2 101 (11.91%) Java Developer
3 86 (10.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 77 (9.08%) Analyst
5 73 (8.61%) Architect
6 48 (5.66%) Administrator
7 42 (4.95%) Senior Developer
8 39 (4.60%) C++ Developer
9 37 (4.36%) Linux Engineer
10 32 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
11 30 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
12 28 (3.30%) Support Analyst
12 28 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (2.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 22 (2.59%) Consultant
15 19 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (2.24%) Technical Architect
15 19 (2.24%) Applications Support
15 19 (2.24%) Scala Developer
16 18 (2.12%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (11.08%) HTML
2 78 (9.20%) XML
3 68 (8.02%) Web Services
4 56 (6.60%) Middleware
5 52 (6.13%) CSS
5 52 (6.13%) Spring
6 45 (5.31%) Hibernate
7 35 (4.13%) .NET
8 34 (4.01%) FIX Protocol
9 32 (3.77%) REST
10 30 (3.54%) J2EE
11 28 (3.30%) jQuery
12 27 (3.18%) HTML5
12 27 (3.18%) WebSphere MQ
13 26 (3.07%) JMS
14 25 (2.95%) JSON
15 22 (2.59%) JSP
16 21 (2.48%) Java EE
17 20 (2.36%) XSL
18 19 (2.24%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 41 (4.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 36 (4.25%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.18%) Clustering
6 20 (2.36%) Fixed Income
6 20 (2.36%) Derivative
6 20 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.00%) Equities
8 14 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.53%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.30%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.30%) Market Risk
10 11 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.18%) Credit Risk
12 9 (1.06%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.06%) SWIFT
12 9 (1.06%) CMDB
13 8 (0.94%) Replication
13 8 (0.94%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 306 (36.08%) UNIX
2 288 (33.96%) Windows
3 110 (12.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 102 (12.03%) Solaris
5 32 (3.77%) AIX
6 23 (2.71%) Mac OS X
7 22 (2.59%) Ubuntu
8 21 (2.48%) CentOS
9 20 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.77%) Debian
11 12 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (1.06%) Android
14 8 (0.94%) SUSE
15 7 (0.83%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (0.71%) zOS
16 6 (0.71%) HPUX
17 5 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (18.63%) DevOps
3 131 (15.45%) Continuous Integration
4 82 (9.67%) Open Source
5 79 (9.32%) TDD
6 76 (8.96%) Configuration Management
7 60 (7.08%) Migration
8 58 (6.84%) Project Management
9 56 (6.60%) ITIL
10 50 (5.90%) Scrum
11 48 (5.66%) SDLC
12 47 (5.54%) Low Latency
12 47 (5.54%) OO
13 44 (5.19%) Multithreading
14 37 (4.36%) Software Engineering
15 33 (3.89%) E-Commerce
16 31 (3.66%) Analytics
16 31 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
17 27 (3.18%) Continuous Delivery
17 27 (3.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 300 (35.38%) Java
2 225 (26.53%) SQL
3 174 (20.52%) Python
4 122 (14.39%) Perl
5 105 (12.38%) JavaScript
6 88 (10.38%) C++
7 76 (8.96%) Ruby
7 76 (8.96%) Bash Shell
8 66 (7.78%) PHP
9 65 (7.67%) Shell Script
10 63 (7.43%) C#
11 44 (5.19%) PowerShell
12 40 (4.72%) C
13 37 (4.36%) Scala
14 33 (3.89%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.42%) VBScript
15 12 (1.42%) PHP5
16 10 (1.18%) Korn
17 9 (1.06%) Go
18 8 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 58 (6.84%) Degree
2 54 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.83%) DV Cleared
4 20 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.12%) SC Cleared
6 17 (2.00%) MCSE
6 17 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.18%) CCNA
7 10 (1.18%) CISSP
8 9 (1.06%) MCSA
8 9 (1.06%) PhD
8 9 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.83%) CCNP
9 7 (0.83%) ISEB
9 7 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.59%) RHCE
11 5 (0.59%) OCP
11 5 (0.59%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.13%) QA
2 7 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.59%) SLA
5 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.35%) COREP
7 2 (0.24%) FINREP
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) FATCA
8 1 (0.12%) COSO
System Software
1 76 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.66%) Docker
4 30 (3.54%) Hyper-V
5 29 (3.42%) Oracle RAC
6 17 (2.00%) NFS
7 16 (1.89%) KVM
8 14 (1.65%) VMware ESX
9 13 (1.53%) vSphere
10 11 (1.30%) Varnish
10 11 (1.30%) Xen
11 8 (0.94%) XenApp
12 7 (0.83%) Squid
12 7 (0.83%) SRDF
12 7 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.83%) HDFS
13 6 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.59%) GPFS
15 4 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 137 (16.16%) Puppet
2 89 (10.50%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (4.36%) Ansible
4 27 (3.18%) Vagrant
5 17 (2.00%) Salt
5 17 (2.00%) Control-M
6 15 (1.77%) Data Guard
7 14 (1.65%) BladeLogic
8 11 (1.30%) Nagios
8 11 (1.30%) SCOM
9 10 (1.18%) yum
10 9 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (0.94%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
12 7 (0.83%) Graphite
12 7 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.71%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.71%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.71%) Oracle ZFS
14 5 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 241 (28.42%) Oracle
2 126 (14.86%) Red Hat
3 122 (14.39%) VMware
4 83 (9.79%) Microsoft
5 72 (8.49%) Cisco
6 68 (8.02%) IBM
7 51 (6.01%) HP
8 39 (4.60%) Sybase
8 39 (4.60%) EMC
9 38 (4.48%) TIBCO
10 35 (4.13%) NetApp
11 24 (2.83%) Citrix
12 22 (2.59%) Remedy
13 18 (2.12%) BMC
13 18 (2.12%) CheckPoint
13 18 (2.12%) Veritas
14 17 (2.00%) Atlassian
15 15 (1.77%) F5
15 15 (1.77%) Splunk
16 14 (1.65%) Sun
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £375 - £410 Per Day please send cv
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Pioneer Search
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TechnoRecruit
Rate: £500 - £600 DOE.
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago