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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 491 496 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.31% 6.84% 5.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.40% 30.37% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 378 328
Average daily rate
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£450 £463 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +11.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £633 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £31.75 £37.25 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.76% +18.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £25.05 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.35 £49.45 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
1349 1633 1489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.84% 22.51% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1003 1113 1013
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 81 83
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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.

1 403 (43.52%) UNIX
2 303 (32.72%) Windows
3 291 (31.43%) Oracle
4 268 (28.94%) SQL
5 260 (28.08%) Java
6 244 (26.35%) Finance
7 231 (24.95%) Banking
8 164 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
9 155 (16.74%) Python
10 153 (16.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 152 (16.41%) Red Hat
12 126 (13.61%) C++
13 124 (13.39%) VMware
14 120 (12.96%) HTML
15 115 (12.42%) Shell Script
16 114 (12.31%) Solaris
17 104 (11.23%) JavaScript
18 103 (11.12%) Perl
18 103 (11.12%) Microsoft
19 102 (11.02%) Git (software)
20 98 (10.58%) DevOps
21 97 (10.48%) Relational Database
22 94 (10.15%) SQL Server
23 91 (9.83%) MySQL
23 91 (9.83%) Investment Banking
24 89 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
25 88 (9.50%) Puppet
25 88 (9.50%) Subversion
26 86 (9.29%) XML
26 86 (9.29%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 81 (8.75%) WebSphere
2 79 (8.53%) Apache
3 72 (7.78%) Tomcat
4 58 (6.26%) WebLogic
5 23 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (2.38%) IIS
7 19 (2.05%) GlassFish
8 16 (1.73%) Oracle Coherence
8 16 (1.73%) OpenStack
9 14 (1.51%) MQSeries
10 13 (1.40%) MS Exchange
10 13 (1.40%) Node.js
10 13 (1.40%) nginx
11 9 (0.97%) Confluence
12 8 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.54%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.54%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.54%) Moodle
14 5 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.51%) MS Office
3 8 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.65%) MS Project
5 3 (0.32%) SPSS
6 2 (0.22%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Gephi
7 1 (0.11%) MODO
7 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.51%) RMDS
2 7 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.22%) Murex MxG2000
5 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.22%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.11%) Cordys
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.62%) SaaS
5 10 (1.08%) PaaS
5 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.97%) IaaS
7 4 (0.43%) GitHub
8 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.22%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.11%) Office 365
9 1 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.11%) ElastiCache
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 70 (7.56%) SAN
2 64 (6.91%) Firewall
3 59 (6.37%) HTTP
4 52 (5.62%) TCP/IP
5 42 (4.54%) DNS
6 27 (2.92%) Multicast
7 26 (2.81%) NAS
8 23 (2.48%) Internet
9 21 (2.27%) LDAP
9 21 (2.27%) LAN
10 20 (2.16%) WAN
11 18 (1.94%) DHCP
11 18 (1.94%) SSL
12 17 (1.84%) SSH
13 15 (1.62%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (1.51%) VLAN
14 14 (1.51%) Network Security
15 13 (1.40%) VPN
16 10 (1.08%) Ethernet
17 9 (0.97%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (10.48%) Relational Database
2 94 (10.15%) SQL Server
3 91 (9.83%) MySQL
4 73 (7.88%) Oracle Database
5 44 (4.75%) MongoDB
6 39 (4.21%) NoSQL
7 38 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 38 (4.10%) RDBMS
8 24 (2.59%) DB2
9 22 (2.38%) Big Data
10 21 (2.27%) Hadoop
11 17 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.40%) Sybase ASE
13 12 (1.30%) Redis
14 10 (1.08%) KDB
15 9 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.97%) Apache Hive
15 9 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 102 (11.02%) Git (software)
2 88 (9.50%) Subversion
3 56 (6.05%) Jenkins
4 43 (4.64%) JIRA
5 41 (4.43%) Maven
6 29 (3.13%) TeamCity
7 28 (3.02%) JUnit
8 19 (2.05%) Ant
9 18 (1.94%) Mercurial
10 12 (1.30%) Selenium
11 11 (1.19%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.19%) Gerrit
12 9 (0.97%) Trac
12 9 (0.97%) Hudson
13 8 (0.86%) FogBugz
13 8 (0.86%) Redmine
13 8 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.76%) jMock
14 7 (0.76%) CruiseControl
14 7 (0.76%) Mockito
General
1 244 (26.35%) Finance
2 231 (24.95%) Banking
3 91 (9.83%) Investment Banking
4 77 (8.32%) Front Office
5 18 (1.94%) Retail
6 17 (1.84%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.62%) Advertising
8 13 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.19%) Legal
10 9 (0.97%) Marketing
11 8 (0.86%) International Banking
12 7 (0.76%) Publishing
13 5 (0.54%) Back Office
14 4 (0.43%) Law
14 4 (0.43%) Games
15 3 (0.32%) Billing
15 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.32%) French Language
15 3 (0.32%) German Language
15 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 321 (34.67%) Developer
2 91 (9.83%) Java Developer
3 87 (9.40%) C++ Developer
4 84 (9.07%) Administrator
5 83 (8.96%) Analyst
6 62 (6.70%) Architect
7 56 (6.05%) DevOps Engineer
8 50 (5.40%) DBA
9 37 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
10 29 (3.13%) Consultant
10 29 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
11 28 (3.02%) Senior Developer
12 27 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
13 26 (2.81%) UNIX Administrator
13 26 (2.81%) Oracle DBA
14 25 (2.70%) Support Analyst
14 25 (2.70%) Support Engineer
15 24 (2.59%) PHP Developer
16 21 (2.27%) Python Developer
17 19 (2.05%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (12.96%) HTML
2 86 (9.29%) XML
3 73 (7.88%) CSS
4 64 (6.91%) Web Services
5 61 (6.59%) Spring
6 59 (6.37%) Middleware
7 50 (5.40%) Hibernate
8 49 (5.29%) .NET
9 35 (3.78%) J2EE
10 29 (3.13%) JSON
10 29 (3.13%) HTML5
11 27 (2.92%) REST
11 27 (2.92%) jQuery
12 26 (2.81%) JMS
12 26 (2.81%) WebSphere MQ
13 25 (2.70%) RESTful
14 21 (2.27%) JSP
14 21 (2.27%) LAMP
15 18 (1.94%) Java EE
16 16 (1.73%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 60 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 47 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.54%) Open Source
5 41 (4.43%) Replication
6 36 (3.89%) Fixed Income
7 27 (2.92%) Derivative
8 25 (2.70%) Clustering
9 20 (2.16%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.84%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.62%) Visualisation
11 15 (1.62%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
13 11 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.19%) Mathematics
14 10 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.08%) User Experience
14 10 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (1.08%) Equities
14 10 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 403 (43.52%) UNIX
2 303 (32.72%) Windows
3 153 (16.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 114 (12.31%) Solaris
5 44 (4.75%) Mac OS X
6 35 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (3.67%) Ubuntu
8 29 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (2.81%) CentOS
10 25 (2.70%) AIX
11 20 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
12 16 (1.73%) Debian
13 15 (1.62%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.40%) SUSE
15 10 (1.08%) Android
16 8 (0.86%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.86%) VMS
17 6 (0.65%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.54%) SELinux
19 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (10.58%) DevOps
3 89 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (8.75%) ITIL
5 71 (7.67%) Multithreading
6 66 (7.13%) TDD
7 65 (7.02%) OO
8 64 (6.91%) Configuration Management
9 61 (6.59%) Migration
10 53 (5.72%) Low Latency
11 46 (4.97%) Software Engineering
12 45 (4.86%) E-Commerce
13 41 (4.43%) Performance Tuning
14 39 (4.21%) Scrum
15 38 (4.10%) Release Management
16 35 (3.78%) SOA
17 33 (3.56%) MVC
18 32 (3.46%) Project Management
19 31 (3.35%) Web Development
20 29 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 268 (28.94%) SQL
2 260 (28.08%) Java
3 155 (16.74%) Python
4 126 (13.61%) C++
5 115 (12.42%) Shell Script
6 104 (11.23%) JavaScript
7 103 (11.12%) Perl
8 75 (8.10%) Ruby
9 72 (7.78%) PHP
10 70 (7.56%) C
11 63 (6.80%) Bash Shell
12 51 (5.51%) PowerShell
13 48 (5.18%) PL/SQL
14 38 (4.10%) C#
15 16 (1.73%) Scala
16 13 (1.40%) VBScript
17 10 (1.08%) PHP5
18 9 (0.97%) VBA
19 6 (0.65%) ActionScript
20 5 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 86 (9.29%) Degree
2 43 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.51%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.40%) MCSE
6 13 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.19%) CCNA
8 6 (0.65%) ISEB
8 6 (0.65%) Sun Certification
8 6 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.65%) MCITP
9 5 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.54%) PMP
9 5 (0.54%) PhD
9 5 (0.54%) RHCE
10 4 (0.43%) CISSP
10 4 (0.43%) LPIC
10 4 (0.43%) NCDA
11 3 (0.32%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.89%) ISO 9001
2 22 (2.38%) QA
3 7 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) COBIT
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 81 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 40 (4.32%) Oracle RAC
4 32 (3.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 25 (2.70%) NFS
6 20 (2.16%) XenServer
7 16 (1.73%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 13 (1.40%) XenApp
10 10 (1.08%) vSphere
10 10 (1.08%) vCloud
11 9 (0.97%) SRDF
11 9 (0.97%) KVM
11 9 (0.97%) RHEV
11 9 (0.97%) Veritas File System
12 8 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 7 (0.76%) Xen
13 7 (0.76%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.65%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 88 (9.50%) Puppet
2 45 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (4.00%) Tivoli
4 29 (3.13%) Nagios
5 17 (1.84%) Control-M
6 14 (1.51%) Data Guard
7 11 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (1.19%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.08%) SCCM
8 10 (1.08%) BladeLogic
9 9 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.86%) Salt
11 7 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
12 6 (0.65%) Ansible
13 5 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.54%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.43%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.43%) SCOM
14 4 (0.43%) YUM
Vendors
1 291 (31.43%) Oracle
2 152 (16.41%) Red Hat
3 124 (13.39%) VMware
4 103 (11.12%) Microsoft
5 64 (6.91%) Sybase
6 56 (6.05%) IBM
7 50 (5.40%) Citrix
8 44 (4.75%) Cisco
9 42 (4.54%) HP
10 37 (4.00%) JBoss
11 35 (3.78%) NetApp
12 32 (3.46%) EMC
13 28 (3.02%) TIBCO
14 24 (2.59%) Veritas
15 22 (2.38%) Sun
16 19 (2.05%) LANDesk
16 19 (2.05%) Zend
17 15 (1.62%) Remedy
17 15 (1.62%) BMC
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