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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 408 390 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.05% 6.48% 6.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.29% 30.64% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 278 297
Average daily rate
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£488 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.15% -9.72%
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
1156 1273 1286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.81% 21.16% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 889 878
Average daily rate £413 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 85
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £25.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 397 (43.44%) UNIX
2 281 (30.74%) Java
3 261 (28.56%) Windows
4 242 (26.48%) Finance
5 239 (26.15%) Oracle
6 221 (24.18%) SQL
7 200 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
8 165 (18.05%) Banking
9 138 (15.10%) C++
10 132 (14.44%) Python
10 132 (14.44%) VMware
11 118 (12.91%) Puppet
11 118 (12.91%) DevOps
12 109 (11.93%) Red Hat
13 108 (11.82%) Shell Script
13 108 (11.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 105 (11.49%) HTML
15 102 (11.16%) Solaris
16 96 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
17 95 (10.39%) Front Office
18 94 (10.28%) MySQL
19 92 (10.07%) Perl
20 90 (9.85%) Git (software)
21 87 (9.52%) Relational Database
22 83 (9.08%) Multithreading
23 81 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
24 79 (8.64%) Configuration Management
25 78 (8.53%) Ruby
26 77 (8.42%) JavaScript
26 77 (8.42%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 67 (7.33%) Apache
2 64 (7.00%) Tomcat
3 48 (5.25%) WebSphere
4 38 (4.16%) WebLogic
5 28 (3.06%) JBoss
6 20 (2.19%) IIS
7 15 (1.64%) nginx
8 14 (1.53%) MS Exchange
8 14 (1.53%) GlassFish
9 12 (1.31%) CMS
10 10 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (1.09%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.98%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
11 9 (0.98%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.98%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.77%) Node.js
13 6 (0.66%) TIBCO EMS
13 6 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 21 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.20%) MS Office
3 3 (0.33%) MS Project
4 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MODO
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
2 10 (1.09%) RMDS
3 7 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.22%) Murex MxG2000
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Cordys
6 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.98%) SaaS
4 7 (0.77%) IaaS
5 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.66%) PaaS
6 5 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.33%) GitHub
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.22%) ElastiCache
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.11%) Office 365
10 1 (0.11%) Route 53
10 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 66 (7.22%) Firewall
2 54 (5.91%) SAN
3 50 (5.47%) DNS
4 42 (4.60%) TCP/IP
5 40 (4.38%) HTTP
6 34 (3.72%) Internet
7 27 (2.95%) DHCP
8 24 (2.63%) Network Security
9 22 (2.41%) LAN
9 22 (2.41%) NAS
10 21 (2.30%) WAN
10 21 (2.30%) BGP
11 19 (2.08%) Multicast
12 18 (1.97%) SSL
13 17 (1.86%) VPN
14 16 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (1.64%) VLAN
15 15 (1.64%) FTP
15 15 (1.64%) LDAP
15 15 (1.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.28%) MySQL
2 87 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 77 (8.42%) SQL Server
4 55 (6.02%) MongoDB
5 54 (5.91%) Oracle Database
6 43 (4.70%) NoSQL
7 42 (4.60%) RDBMS
8 28 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 26 (2.84%) Hadoop
10 25 (2.74%) Big Data
11 21 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (2.30%) DB2
12 14 (1.53%) Redis
13 11 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.20%) Oracle Exadata
13 11 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.09%) Neo4j
15 9 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.88%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 90 (9.85%) Git (software)
2 75 (8.21%) Jenkins
3 65 (7.11%) Subversion
4 49 (5.36%) Maven
5 37 (4.05%) TeamCity
6 34 (3.72%) Ant
7 32 (3.50%) JUnit
8 30 (3.28%) JIRA
9 21 (2.30%) Selenium
10 16 (1.75%) CruiseControl
10 16 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (1.31%) Hudson
12 11 (1.20%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.98%) Mercurial
14 7 (0.77%) Grunt
14 7 (0.77%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.77%) Mockito
15 6 (0.66%) ClearCase
15 6 (0.66%) SoapUI
16 5 (0.55%) Trac
General
1 242 (26.48%) Finance
2 165 (18.05%) Banking
3 95 (10.39%) Front Office
4 48 (5.25%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.28%) Financial Institution
6 24 (2.63%) Back Office
7 21 (2.30%) Retail
8 15 (1.64%) Marketing
9 12 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.09%) Advertising
11 9 (0.98%) Publishing
12 7 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.77%) Games
13 6 (0.66%) Legal
14 4 (0.44%) Law
15 2 (0.22%) Billing
15 2 (0.22%) Electronics
15 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 311 (34.03%) Developer
2 126 (13.79%) Java Developer
3 96 (10.50%) Analyst
4 85 (9.30%) C++ Developer
5 74 (8.10%) DevOps Engineer
6 62 (6.78%) Architect
7 57 (6.24%) Administrator
8 44 (4.81%) Support Analyst
9 40 (4.38%) Consultant
10 33 (3.61%) Applications Support
11 31 (3.39%) DBA
12 27 (2.95%) Systems Engineer
13 26 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
13 26 (2.84%) Linux Administrator
14 24 (2.63%) Support Engineer
14 24 (2.63%) PHP Developer
14 24 (2.63%) Applications Support Analyst
15 22 (2.41%) Senior Developer
16 21 (2.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 21 (2.30%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (11.49%) HTML
2 73 (7.99%) XML
3 64 (7.00%) Web Services
4 56 (6.13%) CSS
4 56 (6.13%) Middleware
5 49 (5.36%) Spring
6 46 (5.03%) .NET
6 46 (5.03%) Hibernate
7 37 (4.05%) FIX Protocol
8 34 (3.72%) REST
9 30 (3.28%) jQuery
10 28 (3.06%) HTML5
11 27 (2.95%) J2EE
12 26 (2.84%) LAMP
12 26 (2.84%) JSP
12 26 (2.84%) JSON
13 23 (2.52%) JDBC
14 22 (2.41%) RESTful
14 22 (2.41%) AngularJS
15 19 (2.08%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 54 (5.91%) Open Source
3 52 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (5.14%) Derivative
5 41 (4.49%) Computer Science
6 34 (3.72%) Replication
7 31 (3.39%) Clustering
8 22 (2.41%) Fixed Income
9 20 (2.19%) Equities
10 19 (2.08%) Grid Computing
11 17 (1.86%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.53%) Thin Client
12 14 (1.53%) Fat Client
13 12 (1.31%) SWIFT
13 12 (1.31%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.09%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.98%) PKI
16 8 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
16 8 (0.88%) Statistics
17 7 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 397 (43.44%) UNIX
2 261 (28.56%) Windows
3 108 (11.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 102 (11.16%) Solaris
5 43 (4.70%) Ubuntu
6 37 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (3.83%) Mac OS X
8 33 (3.61%) CentOS
9 22 (2.41%) Oracle Linux
10 21 (2.30%) AIX
11 20 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (2.08%) Debian
13 13 (1.42%) Windows 7
13 13 (1.42%) SUSE
14 12 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (1.09%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.98%) Android
17 5 (0.55%) VMS
18 4 (0.44%) Fedora
18 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (12.91%) DevOps
3 96 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
4 83 (9.08%) Multithreading
5 79 (8.64%) Configuration Management
6 65 (7.11%) ITIL
7 61 (6.67%) Migration
7 61 (6.67%) TDD
8 59 (6.46%) OO
9 57 (6.24%) E-Commerce
10 48 (5.25%) Low Latency
11 43 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
12 39 (4.27%) Scrum
13 36 (3.94%) Software Engineering
14 35 (3.83%) Project Management
15 31 (3.39%) Load Balancing
16 29 (3.17%) Change Management
16 29 (3.17%) Risk Management
17 25 (2.74%) Service Management
18 24 (2.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 281 (30.74%) Java
2 221 (24.18%) SQL
3 138 (15.10%) C++
4 132 (14.44%) Python
5 108 (11.82%) Shell Script
6 92 (10.07%) Perl
7 78 (8.53%) Ruby
8 77 (8.42%) JavaScript
9 64 (7.00%) PHP
10 50 (5.47%) C#
11 48 (5.25%) Bash Shell
12 41 (4.49%) C
13 38 (4.16%) PL/SQL
14 28 (3.06%) PowerShell
15 20 (2.19%) Scala
16 10 (1.09%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.98%) VBA
18 8 (0.88%) Groovy
19 6 (0.66%) R
20 5 (0.55%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 59 (6.46%) Degree
2 35 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (2.19%) CCNP
5 17 (1.86%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.20%) CCSE
7 11 (1.20%) MCSE
8 9 (0.98%) CCNA
9 8 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.77%) NCDA
10 7 (0.77%) ISEB
11 6 (0.66%) IBM Certification
11 6 (0.66%) NCIE
12 5 (0.55%) MCITP
12 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (0.55%) GIAC
12 5 (0.55%) GCIA
12 5 (0.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.75%) QA
2 8 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.66%) SLA
4 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) COBIT
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
4 20 (2.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 17 (1.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 16 (1.75%) NFS
7 15 (1.64%) vSphere
8 12 (1.31%) XenApp
8 12 (1.31%) XenServer
9 11 (1.20%) KVM
9 11 (1.20%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.98%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.77%) Docker
11 7 (0.77%) Xen
11 7 (0.77%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.55%) RHEV
12 5 (0.55%) HDFS
12 5 (0.55%) Squid
12 5 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.55%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 118 (12.91%) Puppet
2 76 (8.32%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (3.50%) Nagios
4 26 (2.84%) Ansible
5 14 (1.53%) Control-M
6 13 (1.42%) Tivoli
7 11 (1.20%) Salt
7 11 (1.20%) Data Guard
8 9 (0.98%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.88%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.77%) Cobbler
11 6 (0.66%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 6 (0.66%) logstash
12 5 (0.55%) SELinux
12 5 (0.55%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.55%) SCOM
12 5 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 239 (26.15%) Oracle
2 132 (14.44%) VMware
3 109 (11.93%) Red Hat
4 69 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 65 (7.11%) Cisco
6 59 (6.46%) Sybase
7 47 (5.14%) IBM
8 42 (4.60%) HP
9 40 (4.38%) Citrix
10 37 (4.05%) NetApp
11 29 (3.17%) EMC
12 25 (2.74%) F5
13 23 (2.52%) TIBCO
14 22 (2.41%) Veritas
15 19 (2.08%) CheckPoint
16 17 (1.86%) Reuters
17 15 (1.64%) Fidessa
17 15 (1.64%) Bloomberg
18 14 (1.53%) Remedy
18 14 (1.53%) Zend
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