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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 479 495 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.14% 6.88% 6.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.85% 30.42% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 376 331
Average daily rate
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£459 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £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 £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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
1336 1627 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.69% 22.60% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1106 1001
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 81 87
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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.

1 404 (44.44%) UNIX
2 298 (32.78%) Windows
3 285 (31.35%) Oracle
4 271 (29.81%) Java
5 262 (28.82%) SQL
6 245 (26.95%) Finance
7 236 (25.96%) Banking
8 167 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
9 155 (17.05%) Red Hat
10 154 (16.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 152 (16.72%) Python
12 125 (13.75%) C++
13 122 (13.42%) HTML
13 122 (13.42%) VMware
14 118 (12.98%) Solaris
15 107 (11.77%) JavaScript
16 105 (11.55%) Git (software)
17 104 (11.44%) Perl
18 102 (11.22%) Shell Script
19 101 (11.11%) Relational Database
20 98 (10.78%) Investment Banking
21 97 (10.67%) SQL Server
22 95 (10.45%) Microsoft
23 94 (10.34%) DevOps
24 93 (10.23%) Subversion
25 87 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
26 86 (9.46%) MySQL
27 85 (9.35%) XML
27 85 (9.35%) Puppet
28 83 (9.13%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 (8.91%) Apache
2 78 (8.58%) WebSphere
3 72 (7.92%) Tomcat
4 58 (6.38%) WebLogic
5 22 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
5 22 (2.42%) IIS
6 19 (2.09%) Node.js
7 17 (1.87%) Oracle Coherence
7 17 (1.87%) GlassFish
8 15 (1.65%) OpenStack
9 14 (1.54%) MQSeries
10 13 (1.43%) MS Exchange
11 12 (1.32%) nginx
12 10 (1.10%) Confluence
13 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.55%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.55%) CMS
15 5 (0.55%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.55%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 21 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.54%) MS Office
3 8 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.66%) MS Project
5 3 (0.33%) SPSS
6 2 (0.22%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 14 (1.54%) RMDS
2 7 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.22%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.22%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Cordys
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (1.76%) SaaS
4 10 (1.10%) PaaS
5 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.99%) IaaS
6 4 (0.44%) GitHub
7 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.22%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (7.70%) SAN
2 65 (7.15%) Firewall
3 59 (6.49%) HTTP
4 54 (5.94%) TCP/IP
5 43 (4.73%) DNS
6 27 (2.97%) Multicast
7 26 (2.86%) NAS
8 20 (2.20%) LDAP
8 20 (2.20%) WAN
9 19 (2.09%) LAN
9 19 (2.09%) Internet
10 18 (1.98%) DHCP
10 18 (1.98%) SSL
11 17 (1.87%) SSH
12 15 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
13 14 (1.54%) Network Security
13 14 (1.54%) VLAN
14 13 (1.43%) VPN
15 10 (1.10%) Ethernet
16 9 (0.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 97 (10.67%) SQL Server
3 86 (9.46%) MySQL
4 68 (7.48%) Oracle Database
5 39 (4.29%) RDBMS
6 38 (4.18%) MongoDB
7 34 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 34 (3.74%) NoSQL
8 24 (2.64%) DB2
9 20 (2.20%) Big Data
10 19 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 18 (1.98%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (1.43%) Sybase ASE
15 10 (1.10%) KDB
15 10 (1.10%) Redis
16 9 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
16 9 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
17 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 105 (11.55%) Git (software)
2 93 (10.23%) Subversion
3 53 (5.83%) Jenkins
4 43 (4.73%) JIRA
5 42 (4.62%) Maven
6 31 (3.41%) TeamCity
7 29 (3.19%) JUnit
8 20 (2.20%) Ant
9 19 (2.09%) Mercurial
10 15 (1.65%) Selenium
11 12 (1.32%) Gerrit
12 10 (1.10%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.99%) jMock
13 9 (0.99%) Trac
13 9 (0.99%) Grunt
14 8 (0.88%) FogBugz
14 8 (0.88%) Redmine
14 8 (0.88%) Hudson
15 7 (0.77%) CruiseControl
General
1 245 (26.95%) Finance
2 236 (25.96%) Banking
3 98 (10.78%) Investment Banking
4 79 (8.69%) Front Office
5 19 (2.09%) Retail
6 17 (1.87%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.76%) Advertising
8 11 (1.21%) Legal
9 10 (1.10%) Marketing
10 8 (0.88%) International Banking
10 8 (0.88%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.77%) Publishing
12 4 (0.44%) Law
12 4 (0.44%) Games
12 4 (0.44%) Back Office
13 3 (0.33%) Billing
13 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.33%) French Language
13 3 (0.33%) German Language
13 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 319 (35.09%) Developer
2 91 (10.01%) Java Developer
3 84 (9.24%) C++ Developer
4 83 (9.13%) Analyst
5 77 (8.47%) Administrator
6 57 (6.27%) Architect
7 51 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
8 45 (4.95%) DBA
9 39 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
10 30 (3.30%) Consultant
11 29 (3.19%) Senior Developer
11 29 (3.19%) Linux Administrator
12 26 (2.86%) UNIX Administrator
12 26 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
13 25 (2.75%) PHP Developer
13 25 (2.75%) Support Analyst
14 24 (2.64%) Support Engineer
15 21 (2.31%) Oracle DBA
16 20 (2.20%) Python Developer
17 19 (2.09%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (13.42%) HTML
2 85 (9.35%) XML
3 74 (8.14%) CSS
4 65 (7.15%) Web Services
5 63 (6.93%) Spring
6 60 (6.60%) Middleware
7 53 (5.83%) Hibernate
8 48 (5.28%) .NET
9 35 (3.85%) J2EE
10 28 (3.08%) HTML5
11 27 (2.97%) REST
11 27 (2.97%) JMS
12 26 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
13 25 (2.75%) JSON
14 24 (2.64%) jQuery
15 23 (2.53%) RESTful
16 21 (2.31%) JSP
17 20 (2.20%) Java EE
18 19 (2.09%) LAMP
19 16 (1.76%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 58 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 44 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.40%) Open Source
5 39 (4.29%) Replication
6 34 (3.74%) Fixed Income
7 28 (3.08%) Derivative
8 26 (2.86%) Clustering
9 15 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.43%) Credit Derivative
10 13 (1.43%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.32%) Equities
12 11 (1.21%) Credit Risk
12 11 (1.21%) Mathematics
13 10 (1.10%) User Experience
13 10 (1.10%) Statistics
13 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (0.99%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 404 (44.44%) UNIX
2 298 (32.78%) Windows
3 154 (16.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 118 (12.98%) Solaris
5 41 (4.51%) Mac OS X
6 34 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (3.41%) Ubuntu
8 28 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (2.86%) CentOS
10 25 (2.75%) AIX
11 20 (2.20%) Oracle Linux
12 14 (1.54%) Debian
13 12 (1.32%) Windows 7
13 12 (1.32%) SUSE
14 8 (0.88%) Android
14 8 (0.88%) VMS
15 7 (0.77%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.66%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.55%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.55%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (10.34%) DevOps
3 87 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (8.58%) ITIL
5 73 (8.03%) TDD
6 69 (7.59%) Multithreading
7 65 (7.15%) Configuration Management
8 63 (6.93%) OO
9 61 (6.71%) Migration
10 53 (5.83%) Low Latency
11 44 (4.84%) Software Engineering
12 43 (4.73%) E-Commerce
13 41 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
14 37 (4.07%) Release Management
15 36 (3.96%) Scrum
16 35 (3.85%) SOA
17 33 (3.63%) Web Development
17 33 (3.63%) Project Management
18 30 (3.30%) Risk Management
19 29 (3.19%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 271 (29.81%) Java
2 262 (28.82%) SQL
3 152 (16.72%) Python
4 125 (13.75%) C++
5 107 (11.77%) JavaScript
6 104 (11.44%) Perl
7 102 (11.22%) Shell Script
8 74 (8.14%) Ruby
9 69 (7.59%) PHP
10 68 (7.48%) C
11 62 (6.82%) Bash Shell
12 48 (5.28%) PowerShell
13 45 (4.95%) PL/SQL
14 39 (4.29%) C#
15 16 (1.76%) Scala
16 12 (1.32%) PHP5
16 12 (1.32%) VBScript
17 9 (0.99%) VBA
18 5 (0.55%) VB
18 5 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (9.13%) Degree
2 39 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.43%) MCSE
6 13 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.21%) CCNA
8 6 (0.66%) MCITP
8 6 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.66%) ISEB
8 6 (0.66%) RHCE
8 6 (0.66%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.55%) PhD
9 5 (0.55%) PMP
9 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.44%) LPIC
10 4 (0.44%) NCDA
10 4 (0.44%) CISSP
11 3 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.74%) ISO 9001
2 21 (2.31%) QA
3 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.66%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 76 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 42 (4.62%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (3.30%) Oracle RMAN
5 24 (2.64%) NFS
6 19 (2.09%) XenServer
7 18 (1.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 15 (1.65%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.32%) XenApp
10 11 (1.21%) vCloud
10 11 (1.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 10 (1.10%) SRDF
12 9 (0.99%) vSphere
12 9 (0.99%) Veritas File System
13 8 (0.88%) RHEV
14 7 (0.77%) Hyper-V
14 7 (0.77%) KVM
15 6 (0.66%) Xen
15 6 (0.66%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 85 (9.35%) Puppet
2 38 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (3.74%) Tivoli
4 28 (3.08%) Nagios
5 21 (2.31%) Control-M
6 15 (1.65%) Data Guard
7 13 (1.43%) NetBackup
8 11 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (1.10%) SCCM
9 10 (1.10%) BladeLogic
10 9 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
10 9 (0.99%) Salt
11 6 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.55%) Ansible
13 4 (0.44%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.44%) SCOM
13 4 (0.44%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.44%) YUM
Vendors
1 285 (31.35%) Oracle
2 155 (17.05%) Red Hat
3 122 (13.42%) VMware
4 95 (10.45%) Microsoft
5 64 (7.04%) Sybase
6 55 (6.05%) IBM
7 48 (5.28%) Citrix
8 45 (4.95%) Cisco
9 40 (4.40%) HP
10 38 (4.18%) JBoss
11 36 (3.96%) EMC
12 34 (3.74%) NetApp
13 27 (2.97%) TIBCO
13 27 (2.97%) Veritas
14 23 (2.53%) Sun
15 18 (1.98%) BMC
16 17 (1.87%) 29West
16 17 (1.87%) LANDesk
17 16 (1.76%) Zend
18 15 (1.65%) Remedy
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