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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 385 371 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.50% 6.12% 5.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.65% 30.59% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 259 229
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% -53.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £18.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £18.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
1111 1213 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.64% 19.99% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 833 814
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 52 72
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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.

1 322 (39.08%) UNIX
2 288 (34.95%) Java
3 223 (27.06%) Windows
4 215 (26.09%) SQL
4 215 (26.09%) Finance
5 206 (25.00%) Oracle
6 182 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
7 142 (17.23%) Banking
8 132 (16.02%) Python
9 128 (15.53%) Puppet
10 119 (14.44%) VMware
10 119 (14.44%) C++
11 114 (13.83%) DevOps
12 109 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
13 99 (12.01%) HTML
14 97 (11.77%) Perl
15 96 (11.65%) Configuration Management
16 91 (11.04%) Jenkins
17 88 (10.68%) Opscode Chef
17 88 (10.68%) Solaris
17 88 (10.68%) Relational Database
18 87 (10.56%) Git (software)
19 85 (10.32%) Shell Script
20 84 (10.19%) Red Hat
20 84 (10.19%) Front Office
21 83 (10.07%) SQL Server
21 83 (10.07%) MySQL
22 76 (9.22%) Cisco
23 74 (8.98%) Ruby
24 73 (8.86%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (8.13%) Apache
2 65 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 46 (5.58%) WebSphere
4 27 (3.28%) WebLogic
5 23 (2.79%) IIS
6 16 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (1.94%) nginx
7 14 (1.70%) JBoss
8 13 (1.58%) MS Exchange
8 13 (1.58%) CMS
8 13 (1.58%) TIBCO EMS
9 12 (1.46%) Adobe CQ
10 11 (1.33%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.33%) SharePoint
11 10 (1.21%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
13 8 (0.97%) GlassFish
14 6 (0.73%) FileNet
14 6 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 16 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.58%) MS Office
3 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) SPSS
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.46%) RMDS
2 11 (1.33%) Oracle Cash Management
3 7 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.49%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.24%) Eikon
6 2 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.12%) HFM
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.09%) PaaS
3 9 (1.09%) IaaS
4 7 (0.85%) SaaS
5 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.36%) ElastiCache
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.12%) Route 53
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.92%) Firewall
2 52 (6.31%) HTTP
3 46 (5.58%) TCP/IP
4 43 (5.22%) DNS
5 34 (4.13%) SAN
6 32 (3.88%) LAN
7 29 (3.52%) Internet
8 28 (3.40%) WAN
9 27 (3.28%) SSL
10 24 (2.91%) DHCP
11 20 (2.43%) BGP
12 18 (2.18%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (2.18%) Network Security
13 17 (2.06%) OSPF
14 16 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (1.70%) DMVPN
15 14 (1.70%) VPN
15 14 (1.70%) FTP
16 13 (1.58%) Multicast
16 13 (1.58%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (10.68%) Relational Database
2 83 (10.07%) MySQL
2 83 (10.07%) SQL Server
3 66 (8.01%) MongoDB
4 55 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 44 (5.34%) RDBMS
6 37 (4.49%) NoSQL
7 33 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 23 (2.79%) Hadoop
8 23 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (2.18%) Big Data
11 14 (1.70%) DB2
12 12 (1.46%) Oracle Exadata
12 12 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.33%) Neo4j
14 9 (1.09%) Redis
14 9 (1.09%) OLAP
14 9 (1.09%) Data Mining
15 8 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 91 (11.04%) Jenkins
2 87 (10.56%) Git (software)
3 62 (7.52%) Subversion
4 57 (6.92%) Maven
5 39 (4.73%) Ant
6 35 (4.25%) TeamCity
7 31 (3.76%) JIRA
8 29 (3.52%) JUnit
9 18 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (2.06%) Selenium
11 15 (1.82%) Hudson
12 13 (1.58%) Mercurial
12 13 (1.58%) CruiseControl
13 12 (1.46%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.21%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.97%) Gradle
16 7 (0.85%) SoapUI
16 7 (0.85%) Introscope
16 7 (0.85%) Mockito
17 6 (0.73%) Toad
General
1 215 (26.09%) Finance
2 142 (17.23%) Banking
3 84 (10.19%) Front Office
4 37 (4.49%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.76%) Financial Institution
6 30 (3.64%) Back Office
7 17 (2.06%) Retail
8 14 (1.70%) Marketing
9 12 (1.46%) Legal
10 10 (1.21%) Advertising
10 10 (1.21%) Publishing
11 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.73%) Games
13 6 (0.73%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.24%) Electronics
15 1 (0.12%) Law
15 1 (0.12%) International Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 265 (32.16%) Developer
2 120 (14.56%) Java Developer
3 92 (11.17%) Analyst
4 72 (8.74%) DevOps Engineer
5 68 (8.25%) C++ Developer
6 49 (5.95%) Architect
7 44 (5.34%) Administrator
8 37 (4.49%) Support Analyst
9 36 (4.37%) Applications Support
10 33 (4.00%) Consultant
11 26 (3.16%) Applications Support Analyst
12 25 (3.03%) Senior Developer
13 24 (2.91%) DBA
14 23 (2.79%) Systems Administrator
15 22 (2.67%) Oracle DBA
15 22 (2.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 21 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (2.55%) Support Engineer
17 19 (2.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 17 (2.06%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (12.01%) HTML
2 65 (7.89%) Web Services
2 65 (7.89%) XML
3 48 (5.83%) Middleware
4 44 (5.34%) CSS
5 43 (5.22%) .NET
5 43 (5.22%) Spring
6 41 (4.98%) FIX Protocol
7 38 (4.61%) Hibernate
7 38 (4.61%) REST
8 35 (4.25%) HTML5
9 31 (3.76%) AngularJS
10 29 (3.52%) jQuery
11 25 (3.03%) JSON
12 24 (2.91%) JSP
13 23 (2.79%) J2EE
14 21 (2.55%) RESTful
15 20 (2.43%) Struts
16 18 (2.18%) JDBC
17 17 (2.06%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.04%) Open Source
2 57 (6.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 51 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.85%) Derivative
5 35 (4.25%) Computer Science
6 30 (3.64%) Clustering
7 24 (2.91%) Equities
8 23 (2.79%) Fixed Income
9 19 (2.31%) Grid Computing
10 17 (2.06%) Replication
11 15 (1.82%) Fat Client
11 15 (1.82%) Thin Client
12 13 (1.58%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.46%) SWIFT
13 12 (1.46%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.97%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
16 8 (0.97%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 322 (39.08%) UNIX
2 223 (27.06%) Windows
3 88 (10.68%) Solaris
4 72 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (3.64%) Ubuntu
6 27 (3.28%) Mac OS X
7 24 (2.91%) CentOS
8 18 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (2.18%) Debian
9 17 (2.06%) AIX
10 13 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.33%) Android
11 11 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (0.97%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.73%) SUSE
13 6 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.61%) VMS
15 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (13.83%) DevOps
3 109 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (11.65%) Configuration Management
5 73 (8.86%) Multithreading
6 70 (8.50%) ITIL
7 64 (7.77%) TDD
8 52 (6.31%) Low Latency
9 50 (6.07%) Migration
10 47 (5.70%) OO
11 43 (5.22%) E-Commerce
12 39 (4.73%) Change Management
13 37 (4.49%) Project Management
14 35 (4.25%) Load Balancing
15 33 (4.00%) BDD
15 33 (4.00%) Software Engineering
15 33 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
16 29 (3.52%) Scrum
17 24 (2.91%) SOA
17 24 (2.91%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 288 (34.95%) Java
2 215 (26.09%) SQL
3 132 (16.02%) Python
4 119 (14.44%) C++
5 97 (11.77%) Perl
6 85 (10.32%) Shell Script
7 74 (8.98%) Ruby
8 67 (8.13%) JavaScript
9 61 (7.40%) C#
10 47 (5.70%) PHP
11 46 (5.58%) Bash Shell
12 37 (4.49%) PL/SQL
13 34 (4.13%) C
14 26 (3.16%) Scala
15 16 (1.94%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.21%) T-SQL
17 9 (1.09%) Groovy
18 7 (0.85%) Korn
19 6 (0.73%) R
19 6 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (7.04%) Degree
2 38 (4.61%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.55%) CCNP
5 17 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.58%) MCSE
6 13 (1.58%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.46%) CCSE
8 8 (0.97%) CISSP
9 7 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.85%) MCSA
10 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.61%) CCNA
11 5 (0.61%) IBM Certification
11 5 (0.61%) CCIE
11 5 (0.61%) OCP
11 5 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.61%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.82%) QA
2 4 (0.49%) SLA
3 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.36%) COREP
4 2 (0.24%) FINREP
4 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.40%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (1.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.33%) vSphere
6 10 (1.21%) KVM
7 7 (0.85%) Docker
7 7 (0.85%) Varnish
8 6 (0.73%) OCFS2
8 6 (0.73%) GlusterFS
8 6 (0.73%) GFS2
8 6 (0.73%) Squid
8 6 (0.73%) Xen
9 5 (0.61%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.61%) NFS
10 4 (0.49%) SRDF
10 4 (0.49%) XenServer
10 4 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 128 (15.53%) Puppet
2 88 (10.68%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (3.88%) Ansible
4 17 (2.06%) Salt
4 17 (2.06%) Nagios
5 15 (1.82%) Data Guard
6 11 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (1.21%) Vagrant
8 9 (1.09%) yum
8 9 (1.09%) Control-M
9 7 (0.85%) Cobbler
10 6 (0.73%) Netcool
10 6 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.61%) SELinux
11 5 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (0.61%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.61%) Cisco IPCC
11 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 206 (25.00%) Oracle
2 119 (14.44%) VMware
3 84 (10.19%) Red Hat
4 76 (9.22%) Cisco
5 55 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 47 (5.70%) IBM
7 44 (5.34%) Sybase
8 37 (4.49%) NetApp
9 32 (3.88%) HP
10 30 (3.64%) F5
11 29 (3.52%) TIBCO
12 27 (3.28%) Citrix
13 25 (3.03%) EMC
13 25 (3.03%) CheckPoint
14 20 (2.43%) Reuters
15 15 (1.82%) Veritas
15 15 (1.82%) Fidessa
16 14 (1.70%) Bloomberg
16 14 (1.70%) Blue Coat
17 12 (1.46%) Infoblox
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