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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 13 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 337 391 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.65% 7.11% 6.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.91% 33.88% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 292 284
Average daily rate £488 £461 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.83 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
734 1154 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.02% 20.99% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 882 896
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 43 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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.

1 240 (39.74%) Unix
2 206 (34.11%) Finance
3 191 (31.62%) Java
4 173 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
5 161 (26.66%) Windows
6 150 (24.83%) Python
7 144 (23.84%) Oracle
8 137 (22.68%) SQL
9 129 (21.36%) DevOps
10 124 (20.53%) Puppet
11 113 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
12 92 (15.23%) Red Hat
13 91 (15.07%) Bash Shell
14 87 (14.40%) Banking
15 86 (14.24%) C++
16 83 (13.74%) Perl
17 79 (13.08%) Opscode Chef
18 77 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
18 77 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 74 (12.25%) Shell Script
19 74 (12.25%) VMware
20 73 (12.09%) Jenkins
21 72 (11.92%) TDD
21 72 (11.92%) Configuration Management
22 68 (11.26%) Ruby
23 62 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 62 (10.26%) Git (software)
24 61 (10.10%) Ansible
25 57 (9.44%) Multithreading
25 57 (9.44%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 41 (6.79%) Apache
2 33 (5.46%) Tomcat
3 30 (4.97%) WebSphere
4 28 (4.64%) OpenStack
5 20 (3.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 19 (3.15%) WebLogic
7 18 (2.98%) Node.js
8 16 (2.65%) JBoss
9 13 (2.15%) IIS
10 10 (1.66%) CMS
10 10 (1.66%) Confluence
10 10 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (1.49%) nginx
12 8 (1.32%) Apache Spark
13 7 (1.16%) SAS
14 5 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.83%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.83%) Mule
14 5 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.99%) MS Office
3 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.50%) SPSS
4 2 (0.33%) MS Project
4 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (0.33%) Eikon
2 2 (0.33%) Magento
2 2 (0.33%) Maximo
2 2 (0.33%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.33%) Primavera
2 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.33%) Salerio
3 1 (0.17%) Documaker
3 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.17%) RMDS
3 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 113 (18.71%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.32%) GitHub
5 7 (1.16%) IaaS
6 4 (0.66%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.66%) SaaS
7 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.50%) PaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.27%) SAN
2 50 (8.28%) HTTP
3 47 (7.78%) TCP/IP
4 39 (6.46%) Firewall
5 37 (6.13%) DNS
6 24 (3.97%) NAS
7 20 (3.31%) LDAP
8 17 (2.81%) SSL
9 16 (2.65%) LAN
10 12 (1.99%) Fibre Channel
10 12 (1.99%) VPN
10 12 (1.99%) WAN
11 11 (1.82%) DHCP
12 8 (1.32%) SNMP
13 7 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.16%) Multicast
13 7 (1.16%) Network Security
14 6 (0.99%) FTP
14 6 (0.99%) Internet
14 6 (0.99%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.62%) MongoDB
2 46 (7.62%) NoSQL
2 46 (7.62%) Oracle Database
3 44 (7.28%) MySQL
4 40 (6.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (5.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 28 (4.64%) Relational Database
7 24 (3.97%) Big Data
7 24 (3.97%) Hadoop
8 19 (3.15%) DB2
8 19 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.15%) KDB
11 11 (1.82%) HBase
12 10 (1.66%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (1.16%) Apache Hive
14 7 (1.16%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.99%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 73 (12.09%) Jenkins
2 62 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 42 (6.95%) JIRA
4 38 (6.29%) Maven
5 27 (4.47%) Subversion
6 15 (2.48%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.99%) Ant
7 12 (1.99%) Hudson
7 12 (1.99%) JUnit
7 12 (1.99%) Mockito
8 10 (1.66%) Cucumber
8 10 (1.66%) GitLab
9 9 (1.49%) Gradle
10 6 (0.99%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.99%) Grunt
10 6 (0.99%) Selenium
10 6 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.83%) EasyMock
11 5 (0.83%) Mocha
General
1 206 (34.11%) Finance
2 87 (14.40%) Banking
3 49 (8.11%) Front Office
4 37 (6.13%) Investment Banking
5 31 (5.13%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.65%) Retail
7 13 (2.15%) Advertising
8 11 (1.82%) Publishing
9 10 (1.66%) Marketing
9 10 (1.66%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.49%) Law
11 6 (0.99%) Games
11 6 (0.99%) Legal
12 5 (0.83%) Back Office
13 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.50%) Electronics
15 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (30.79%) Developer
2 87 (14.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 74 (12.25%) Administrator
4 63 (10.43%) Java Developer
5 50 (8.28%) Linux Engineer
6 46 (7.62%) C++ Developer
7 42 (6.95%) Systems Administrator
8 31 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
9 29 (4.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 27 (4.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 27 (4.47%) Senior Developer
11 22 (3.64%) Analyst
12 20 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (3.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 19 (3.15%) AWS Engineer
13 19 (3.15%) Consultant
13 19 (3.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 18 (2.98%) Architect
14 18 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (2.65%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.44%) Web Services
2 45 (7.45%) HTML
3 33 (5.46%) Middleware
4 29 (4.80%) CSS
5 27 (4.47%) REST
5 27 (4.47%) Spring
6 26 (4.30%) XML
7 20 (3.31%) JSON
8 19 (3.15%) FIX Protocol
8 19 (3.15%) Hibernate
8 19 (3.15%) J2EE
8 19 (3.15%) WebSphere MQ
9 18 (2.98%) .NET
10 17 (2.81%) jQuery
10 17 (2.81%) SOAP
11 16 (2.65%) LAMP
12 15 (2.48%) HTML5
13 14 (2.32%) Qt
14 12 (1.99%) ActiveMQ
14 12 (1.99%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 38 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.46%) Clustering
4 29 (4.80%) Equities
5 26 (4.30%) Algorithms
5 26 (4.30%) Hedge funds
6 24 (3.97%) Data Centre
7 20 (3.31%) Fixed Income
8 18 (2.98%) Data Structures
8 18 (2.98%) Derivative
9 17 (2.81%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.82%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.32%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.32%) Replication
12 6 (0.99%) User Experience
13 5 (0.83%) DataPower
13 5 (0.83%) Fintech
13 5 (0.83%) Social Media
13 5 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 240 (39.74%) Unix
2 161 (26.66%) Windows
3 77 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (9.27%) Solaris
5 40 (6.62%) Windows Server
6 31 (5.13%) AIX
7 25 (4.14%) CentOS
8 21 (3.48%) Ubuntu
9 20 (3.31%) Mac OS X
10 17 (2.81%) SUSE
11 14 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (1.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (1.32%) Debian
14 7 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.83%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.66%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.66%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (21.36%) DevOps
3 77 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (11.92%) Configuration Management
4 72 (11.92%) TDD
5 57 (9.44%) Multithreading
6 54 (8.94%) Low Latency
7 50 (8.28%) ITIL
7 50 (8.28%) Migration
8 46 (7.62%) BDD
9 45 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 43 (7.12%) Open Source
11 38 (6.29%) Pair Programming
12 33 (5.46%) Scrum
13 32 (5.30%) E-Commerce
14 30 (4.97%) OO
15 29 (4.80%) SDLC
16 28 (4.64%) High Availability
17 27 (4.47%) Performance Tuning
18 26 (4.30%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 191 (31.62%) Java
2 150 (24.83%) Python
3 137 (22.68%) SQL
4 91 (15.07%) Bash Shell
5 86 (14.24%) C++
6 83 (13.74%) Perl
7 74 (12.25%) Shell Script
8 68 (11.26%) Ruby
9 45 (7.45%) JavaScript
10 34 (5.63%) PL/SQL
10 34 (5.63%) PowerShell
11 30 (4.97%) PHP
12 27 (4.47%) C
13 17 (2.81%) C#
14 12 (1.99%) Go
15 11 (1.82%) Scala
16 9 (1.49%) Korn
17 8 (1.32%) Groovy
18 5 (0.83%) R
18 5 (0.83%) sed
Qualifications
1 36 (5.96%) Degree
2 29 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.81%) PhD
4 15 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.99%) CCNA
7 6 (0.99%) RHCA
7 6 (0.99%) RHCE
8 5 (0.83%) MCSE
8 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.66%) CCNP
10 3 (0.50%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.50%) CISSP
10 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.50%) MCTS
11 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.33%) CISM
11 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.48%) QA
2 14 (2.32%) SLA
3 5 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 45 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.79%) Docker
4 22 (3.64%) NFS
5 18 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.32%) KVM
6 14 (2.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (2.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 13 (2.15%) VMware ESX
7 13 (2.15%) vSphere
8 8 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.99%) GlusterFS
9 6 (0.99%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.83%) HDFS
10 5 (0.83%) Samba
10 5 (0.83%) vCloud
10 5 (0.83%) Xen
11 4 (0.66%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.66%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.66%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 124 (20.53%) Puppet
2 79 (13.08%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (10.10%) Ansible
4 21 (3.48%) Nagios
5 14 (2.32%) Oracle RMAN
6 13 (2.15%) Kubernetes
6 13 (2.15%) Tivoli
7 12 (1.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 12 (1.99%) SCOM
7 12 (1.99%) Terraform
8 11 (1.82%) Control-M
8 11 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 10 (1.66%) Packer
10 8 (1.32%) BladeLogic
11 7 (1.16%) logstash
11 7 (1.16%) Salt
12 6 (0.99%) Mesos
12 6 (0.99%) SCCM
13 5 (0.83%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.83%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 144 (23.84%) Oracle
2 92 (15.23%) Red Hat
3 74 (12.25%) VMware
4 48 (7.95%) Microsoft
5 47 (7.78%) IBM
6 36 (5.96%) HP
7 32 (5.30%) Cisco
8 31 (5.13%) Sybase
9 29 (4.80%) Veritas
10 23 (3.81%) Splunk
11 21 (3.48%) EMC
11 21 (3.48%) NetApp
12 18 (2.98%) Siebel
13 15 (2.48%) Rackspace
13 15 (2.48%) SAP
14 13 (2.15%) Citrix
15 11 (1.82%) Cyber-Ark
15 11 (1.82%) Google
16 10 (1.66%) Atlassian
16 10 (1.66%) Dell
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
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Hays Finance Technology
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Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
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iKas International
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Synergize Consulting
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ComputAppoint
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Pioneer Search
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iKas International
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
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Talent Point
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