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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 466 501 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.02% 7.04% 5.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.75% 31.61% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 373 302
Average daily rate
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£460 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £36.09 £22.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.20% -32.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.56 £11.15 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.62 £35.82 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
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
1341 1585 1417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.08% 22.27% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1013 1101 989
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 81 75
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £25.00 £26.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 24 November 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 420 (44.03%) UNIX
2 298 (31.24%) Windows
3 269 (28.20%) Java
4 261 (27.36%) Oracle
5 257 (26.94%) Finance
6 247 (25.89%) SQL
7 216 (22.64%) Banking
8 185 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
9 147 (15.41%) Python
10 145 (15.20%) C++
11 135 (14.15%) Shell Script
12 133 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 129 (13.52%) Red Hat
14 126 (13.21%) VMware
15 118 (12.37%) HTML
16 109 (11.43%) DevOps
17 104 (10.90%) JavaScript
18 101 (10.59%) Puppet
19 100 (10.48%) Perl
20 97 (10.17%) Git (software)
21 96 (10.06%) Solaris
22 94 (9.85%) Microsoft
23 93 (9.75%) MySQL
23 93 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
24 89 (9.33%) Relational Database
25 85 (8.91%) SQL Server
26 82 (8.60%) XML
26 82 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
27 81 (8.49%) Multithreading
28 79 (8.28%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 79 (8.28%) Apache
2 62 (6.50%) Tomcat
2 62 (6.50%) WebSphere
3 48 (5.03%) WebLogic
4 35 (3.67%) JBoss
5 23 (2.41%) GlassFish
6 20 (2.10%) IIS
7 17 (1.78%) nginx
8 16 (1.68%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.57%) Node.js
10 14 (1.47%) OpenStack
10 14 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (1.15%) CMS
11 11 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (0.94%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.73%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.73%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
14 6 (0.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 20 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.78%) MS Office
3 8 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.63%) MS Project
5 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) SPSS
5 2 (0.21%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) MODO
Business Applications
1 8 (0.84%) RMDS
2 7 (0.73%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.21%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.10%) Cordys
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.10%) Maximo
7 1 (0.10%) Summit
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.05%) SaaS
5 9 (0.94%) IaaS
6 7 (0.73%) PaaS
7 6 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.31%) GitHub
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.10%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.10%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.60%) Firewall
2 59 (6.18%) SAN
3 50 (5.24%) HTTP
4 45 (4.72%) TCP/IP
5 42 (4.40%) DNS
6 31 (3.25%) Internet
7 27 (2.83%) LAN
8 26 (2.73%) WAN
9 25 (2.62%) NAS
10 23 (2.41%) Multicast
11 21 (2.20%) LDAP
12 20 (2.10%) VPN
13 19 (1.99%) Network Security
14 17 (1.78%) DHCP
15 15 (1.57%) SSL
15 15 (1.57%) VLAN
16 14 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
16 14 (1.47%) BGP
17 12 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (1.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (9.75%) MySQL
2 89 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 85 (8.91%) SQL Server
4 68 (7.13%) Oracle Database
5 51 (5.35%) MongoDB
6 42 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 42 (4.40%) RDBMS
7 35 (3.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 27 (2.83%) Hadoop
8 27 (2.83%) DB2
9 25 (2.62%) Big Data
10 21 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (1.47%) Redis
13 13 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (1.26%) Sybase ASE
14 12 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
15 9 (0.94%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 97 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 74 (7.76%) Subversion
3 67 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 45 (4.72%) Maven
5 30 (3.14%) JIRA
6 25 (2.62%) JUnit
7 24 (2.52%) TeamCity
8 18 (1.89%) Ant
9 17 (1.78%) Selenium
10 10 (1.05%) Mercurial
10 10 (1.05%) Mockito
10 10 (1.05%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.05%) Hudson
11 9 (0.94%) Trac
12 8 (0.84%) FogBugz
12 8 (0.84%) Redmine
12 8 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.73%) CruiseControl
13 7 (0.73%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.63%) Grunt
General
1 257 (26.94%) Finance
2 216 (22.64%) Banking
3 77 (8.07%) Investment Banking
3 77 (8.07%) Front Office
4 21 (2.20%) Retail
5 18 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.47%) Marketing
7 13 (1.36%) Advertising
8 10 (1.05%) Games
9 9 (0.94%) Back Office
9 9 (0.94%) Legal
10 8 (0.84%) International Banking
11 7 (0.73%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.63%) Publishing
13 5 (0.52%) Law
14 3 (0.31%) French Language
14 3 (0.31%) German Language
14 3 (0.31%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 341 (35.74%) Developer
2 104 (10.90%) Java Developer
3 98 (10.27%) C++ Developer
4 84 (8.81%) Analyst
5 74 (7.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 73 (7.65%) Administrator
7 71 (7.44%) Architect
8 44 (4.61%) DBA
9 39 (4.09%) Consultant
10 32 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
10 32 (3.35%) Linux Administrator
11 31 (3.25%) Senior Developer
12 30 (3.14%) Support Analyst
12 30 (3.14%) PHP Developer
13 25 (2.62%) Applications Support
13 25 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
14 24 (2.52%) Support Engineer
14 24 (2.52%) Oracle DBA
14 24 (2.52%) Infrastructure Architect
15 19 (1.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (12.37%) HTML
2 82 (8.60%) XML
3 71 (7.44%) CSS
4 63 (6.60%) Web Services
4 63 (6.60%) Middleware
5 61 (6.39%) Spring
6 52 (5.45%) Hibernate
7 48 (5.03%) .NET
8 31 (3.25%) FIX Protocol
9 30 (3.14%) jQuery
10 29 (3.04%) HTML5
10 29 (3.04%) REST
10 29 (3.04%) JSON
11 26 (2.73%) RESTful
12 25 (2.62%) J2EE
13 24 (2.52%) LAMP
14 22 (2.31%) WebSphere MQ
14 22 (2.31%) JMS
15 20 (2.10%) JSP
16 18 (1.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 52 (5.45%) Open Source
3 49 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 45 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (4.30%) Replication
6 34 (3.56%) Derivative
7 33 (3.46%) Fixed Income
8 24 (2.52%) Clustering
9 21 (2.20%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.78%) Equities
11 13 (1.36%) Credit Derivative
11 13 (1.36%) Statistics
11 13 (1.36%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.26%) Mathematics
13 11 (1.15%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.05%) SWIFT
14 10 (1.05%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.05%) Visualisation
14 10 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 420 (44.03%) UNIX
2 298 (31.24%) Windows
3 133 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 96 (10.06%) Solaris
5 43 (4.51%) Ubuntu
6 39 (4.09%) Mac OS X
6 39 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (3.77%) CentOS
8 29 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (2.73%) Oracle Linux
10 22 (2.31%) Debian
11 17 (1.78%) AIX
12 16 (1.68%) Windows 7
13 11 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (1.15%) SUSE
14 10 (1.05%) VMS
14 10 (1.05%) Android
15 7 (0.73%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.73%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.52%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (11.43%) DevOps
3 93 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (8.49%) Multithreading
5 69 (7.23%) OO
6 68 (7.13%) TDD
7 67 (7.02%) ITIL
8 66 (6.92%) Configuration Management
9 62 (6.50%) Migration
10 59 (6.18%) Low Latency
11 53 (5.56%) E-Commerce
12 49 (5.14%) Software Engineering
13 46 (4.82%) Scrum
14 45 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
15 37 (3.88%) Risk Management
15 37 (3.88%) Project Management
16 32 (3.35%) Release Management
17 31 (3.25%) MVC
18 28 (2.94%) SOA
18 28 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 269 (28.20%) Java
2 247 (25.89%) SQL
3 147 (15.41%) Python
4 145 (15.20%) C++
5 135 (14.15%) Shell Script
6 104 (10.90%) JavaScript
7 100 (10.48%) Perl
8 79 (8.28%) Ruby
9 74 (7.76%) PHP
10 60 (6.29%) C
11 52 (5.45%) Bash Shell
12 47 (4.93%) PowerShell
12 47 (4.93%) PL/SQL
13 41 (4.30%) C#
14 22 (2.31%) Scala
15 11 (1.15%) PHP5
16 10 (1.05%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.94%) VBA
18 8 (0.84%) R
18 8 (0.84%) Korn
Qualifications
1 70 (7.34%) Degree
2 35 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (1.47%) MCSE
6 10 (1.05%) CCNA
6 10 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.63%) PhD
7 6 (0.63%) MCITP
8 5 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.52%) RHCE
8 5 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (0.52%) ISEB
8 5 (0.52%) NCDA
9 4 (0.42%) NCIE
9 4 (0.42%) PMP
9 4 (0.42%) CISSP
9 4 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.62%) ISO 9001
2 14 (1.47%) QA
3 8 (0.84%) SLA
4 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) COBIT
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 82 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.77%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (3.14%) Oracle RMAN
5 22 (2.31%) XenServer
6 19 (1.99%) NFS
7 18 (1.89%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.57%) vSphere
9 14 (1.47%) XenApp
9 14 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 11 (1.15%) Hyper-V
11 9 (0.94%) KVM
12 8 (0.84%) Xen
13 7 (0.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 7 (0.73%) SRDF
13 7 (0.73%) Docker
14 6 (0.63%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.52%) Veritas File System
15 5 (0.52%) vCloud
15 5 (0.52%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 101 (10.59%) Puppet
2 64 (6.71%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (3.88%) Nagios
4 35 (3.67%) Tivoli
5 23 (2.41%) Ansible
6 18 (1.89%) Control-M
7 10 (1.05%) Data Guard
8 9 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.84%) Salt
10 7 (0.73%) BladeLogic
10 7 (0.73%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
11 6 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.63%) SCCM
11 6 (0.63%) SCOM
11 6 (0.63%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 5 (0.52%) Cobbler
12 5 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.52%) logstash
Vendors
1 261 (27.36%) Oracle
2 129 (13.52%) Red Hat
3 126 (13.21%) VMware
4 94 (9.85%) Microsoft
5 71 (7.44%) Sybase
6 55 (5.77%) Cisco
7 49 (5.14%) Citrix
8 44 (4.61%) IBM
9 36 (3.77%) NetApp
10 34 (3.56%) HP
11 31 (3.25%) EMC
12 25 (2.62%) TIBCO
13 21 (2.20%) Zend
13 21 (2.20%) Veritas
14 20 (2.10%) LANDesk
15 16 (1.68%) Sun
16 15 (1.57%) Remedy
17 14 (1.47%) Juniper
18 13 (1.36%) Informatica
18 13 (1.36%) F5
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
CPS Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago