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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 458 482 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.71% 8.30% 6.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.65% 36.79% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 383 338
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £301 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £33.00 £31.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +44.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £19.15 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £106.35 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
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
1185 1310 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.53% 22.56% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 961 1047
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 76
Average hourly rate £16.73 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.59% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.43 £125.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 September 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 4 September 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.

1 321 (37.46%) UNIX
2 295 (34.42%) Windows
3 270 (31.51%) Java
4 263 (30.69%) Finance
5 231 (26.95%) Oracle
6 216 (25.20%) SQL
7 186 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
8 179 (20.89%) Python
9 161 (18.79%) DevOps
10 153 (17.85%) Red Hat
11 151 (17.62%) Banking
12 148 (17.27%) Puppet
13 138 (16.10%) Perl
14 126 (14.70%) VMware
15 125 (14.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 121 (14.12%) SQL Server
17 118 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
18 109 (12.72%) Solaris
19 108 (12.60%) JavaScript
20 107 (12.49%) Git (software)
21 101 (11.79%) MySQL
22 97 (11.32%) Jenkins
23 94 (10.97%) Bash Shell
24 87 (10.15%) Opscode Chef
25 85 (9.92%) Relational Database
26 84 (9.80%) HTML
27 83 (9.68%) Shell Script
27 83 (9.68%) Subversion
27 83 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
28 81 (9.45%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 72 (8.40%) Apache
2 44 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 34 (3.97%) IIS
4 31 (3.62%) WebSphere
5 24 (2.80%) JBoss
5 24 (2.80%) WebLogic
5 24 (2.80%) OpenStack
6 19 (2.22%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.52%) nginx
8 12 (1.40%) Node.js
8 12 (1.40%) Confluence
9 10 (1.17%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (0.93%) CMS
11 7 (0.82%) Drupal
12 6 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.47%) WordPress
13 4 (0.47%) Jetty
13 4 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.52%) MS Office
3 9 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.93%) MS Project
4 8 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.82%) RMDS
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.35%) Eikon
7 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.23%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.12%) Unica
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 1 (0.12%) Summit
8 1 (0.12%) HFM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 70 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.10%) SaaS
2 18 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.17%) PaaS
4 10 (1.17%) IaaS
5 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.47%) GitHub
7 3 (0.35%) Office 365
7 3 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.23%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.12%) Route 53
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (8.05%) Firewall
2 63 (7.35%) SAN
3 50 (5.83%) TCP/IP
4 49 (5.72%) DNS
5 47 (5.48%) SSL
6 41 (4.78%) HTTP
7 34 (3.97%) LDAP
8 31 (3.62%) NAS
9 30 (3.50%) LAN
10 25 (2.92%) WAN
11 22 (2.57%) Internet
12 17 (1.98%) VPN
13 16 (1.87%) DHCP
14 15 (1.75%) Multicast
15 12 (1.40%) iSCSI
16 10 (1.17%) AMQP
16 10 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (1.05%) Wireless
17 9 (1.05%) FCoE
17 9 (1.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 101 (11.79%) MySQL
3 85 (9.92%) Relational Database
4 59 (6.88%) Oracle Database
5 47 (5.48%) MongoDB
6 42 (4.90%) Big Data
7 38 (4.43%) Hadoop
8 31 (3.62%) NoSQL
9 29 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
10 27 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 25 (2.92%) RDBMS
12 23 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (2.57%) DB2
14 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (1.28%) Neo4j
16 10 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
17 9 (1.05%) KDB
Development Applications
1 107 (12.49%) Git (software)
2 97 (11.32%) Jenkins
3 83 (9.68%) Subversion
4 61 (7.12%) JIRA
5 35 (4.08%) Maven
6 34 (3.97%) Ant
7 26 (3.03%) Mercurial
8 19 (2.22%) Gradle
9 12 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (1.28%) Hudson
10 11 (1.28%) Redmine
10 11 (1.28%) Eclipse
10 11 (1.28%) FogBugz
10 11 (1.28%) Trac
11 10 (1.17%) Selenium
11 10 (1.17%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.05%) ClearCase
13 8 (0.93%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.82%) JUnit
General
1 263 (30.69%) Finance
2 151 (17.62%) Banking
3 58 (6.77%) Front Office
4 46 (5.37%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.57%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.63%) Legal
7 13 (1.52%) Retail
7 13 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.28%) Back Office
9 7 (0.82%) Advertising
9 7 (0.82%) Publishing
10 4 (0.47%) Games
10 4 (0.47%) Law
10 4 (0.47%) Marketing
11 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 250 (29.17%) Developer
2 89 (10.39%) Java Developer
2 89 (10.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 74 (8.63%) Administrator
4 68 (7.93%) Analyst
4 68 (7.93%) Architect
5 49 (5.72%) Systems Administrator
6 43 (5.02%) Senior Developer
7 40 (4.67%) C++ Developer
8 39 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
9 30 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
10 28 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (3.27%) Support Analyst
11 25 (2.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 23 (2.68%) Consultant
13 21 (2.45%) PHP Developer
14 20 (2.33%) DBA
15 19 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (2.22%) Applications Support
15 19 (2.22%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (9.80%) HTML
2 72 (8.40%) XML
3 62 (7.23%) Web Services
4 56 (6.53%) Middleware
5 49 (5.72%) CSS
6 45 (5.25%) Spring
7 37 (4.32%) Hibernate
8 33 (3.85%) .NET
9 30 (3.50%) J2EE
9 30 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
10 29 (3.38%) jQuery
11 27 (3.15%) JMS
12 25 (2.92%) WebSphere MQ
13 24 (2.80%) REST
14 23 (2.68%) HTML5
14 23 (2.68%) JSON
15 20 (2.33%) Java EE
15 20 (2.33%) XSL
16 18 (2.10%) XSD
16 18 (2.10%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.65%) Data Centre
3 40 (4.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 37 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 34 (3.97%) Clustering
6 22 (2.57%) Derivative
7 18 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.87%) Equities
9 14 (1.63%) Fixed Income
9 14 (1.63%) CMDB
10 12 (1.40%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.40%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.40%) SWIFT
11 11 (1.28%) Market Risk
11 11 (1.28%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.17%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.05%) Credit Risk
13 9 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.05%) Replication
14 8 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 321 (37.46%) UNIX
2 295 (34.42%) Windows
3 125 (14.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 109 (12.72%) Solaris
5 34 (3.97%) AIX
6 24 (2.80%) Ubuntu
7 23 (2.68%) CentOS
8 20 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (2.33%) Mac OS X
9 17 (1.98%) Debian
10 14 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (1.28%) SUSE
12 9 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.93%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.82%) VMS
15 6 (0.70%) HPUX
15 6 (0.70%) zOS
15 6 (0.70%) Android
16 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (18.79%) DevOps
3 118 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
4 73 (8.52%) Configuration Management
5 72 (8.40%) Open Source
6 68 (7.93%) TDD
7 66 (7.70%) Migration
8 64 (7.47%) Project Management
9 61 (7.12%) ITIL
10 54 (6.30%) Scrum
11 47 (5.48%) OO
12 46 (5.37%) SDLC
13 44 (5.13%) Low Latency
14 42 (4.90%) Multithreading
15 38 (4.43%) E-Commerce
16 34 (3.97%) Software Engineering
17 32 (3.73%) Continuous Delivery
18 31 (3.62%) Load Balancing
19 28 (3.27%) Analytics
20 26 (3.03%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (31.51%) Java
2 216 (25.20%) SQL
3 179 (20.89%) Python
4 138 (16.10%) Perl
5 108 (12.60%) JavaScript
6 94 (10.97%) Bash Shell
7 83 (9.68%) Shell Script
8 81 (9.45%) C++
9 79 (9.22%) Ruby
10 65 (7.58%) PHP
11 58 (6.77%) PowerShell
12 56 (6.53%) C#
13 37 (4.32%) C
14 32 (3.73%) PL/SQL
14 32 (3.73%) Scala
15 12 (1.40%) PHP5
16 11 (1.28%) VBScript
17 10 (1.17%) Korn
18 9 (1.05%) T-SQL
19 7 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (6.53%) Degree
2 50 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.57%) DV Cleared
3 22 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (2.45%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.22%) MCSE
6 18 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.40%) PhD
7 12 (1.40%) CCNA
7 12 (1.40%) RHCE
8 8 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.93%) CISSP
8 8 (0.93%) ISEB
8 8 (0.93%) CCNP
8 8 (0.93%) MCSA
8 8 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.58%) CCSE
10 5 (0.58%) CCSA
10 5 (0.58%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.08%) QA
2 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.70%) SLA
4 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.35%) COREP
6 2 (0.23%) FINREP
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) FATCA
7 1 (0.12%) COSO
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 83 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (6.07%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.08%) Docker
4 29 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (2.10%) NFS
6 16 (1.87%) VMware ESX
7 15 (1.75%) KVM
8 14 (1.63%) vSphere
9 10 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 10 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.05%) XenApp
10 9 (1.05%) Xen
11 8 (0.93%) Varnish
12 7 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (0.82%) HDFS
13 5 (0.58%) GPFS
13 5 (0.58%) Squid
13 5 (0.58%) SRDF
14 4 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 148 (17.27%) Puppet
2 87 (10.15%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (5.02%) Ansible
4 26 (3.03%) Vagrant
5 24 (2.80%) Nagios
6 17 (1.98%) Control-M
7 14 (1.63%) SCOM
7 14 (1.63%) BladeLogic
8 13 (1.52%) Data Guard
8 13 (1.52%) Salt
9 9 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
9 9 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.93%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.93%) yum
11 7 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.82%) Graphite
11 7 (0.82%) Oracle ZFS
12 6 (0.70%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.70%) SCCM
13 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 231 (26.95%) Oracle
2 153 (17.85%) Red Hat
3 126 (14.70%) VMware
4 80 (9.33%) Microsoft
5 66 (7.70%) Cisco
6 60 (7.00%) IBM
7 55 (6.42%) HP
8 44 (5.13%) Sybase
9 37 (4.32%) EMC
10 33 (3.85%) TIBCO
11 29 (3.38%) NetApp
12 26 (3.03%) Veritas
13 21 (2.45%) Citrix
13 21 (2.45%) Remedy
14 18 (2.10%) Atlassian
15 17 (1.98%) Sun
15 17 (1.98%) CheckPoint
15 17 (1.98%) BMC
16 15 (1.75%) F5
17 14 (1.63%) Informatica
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £650 per day or permanent up to £90,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600/day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £605 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago