The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 3730 3159 3248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.32% 6.49% 6.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.16% 28.74% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2437 1958 1829
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 115 193
Average hourly rate £33.25 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.50 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
Linux
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11597 10991 11354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.76% 22.58% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6695 6254 5908
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 965 1127
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the England region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in England

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the England region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Linux
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 2058 £440 -2.22% 635
South East +3 571 £350 -6.66% 270
South West +20 239 £375 - 116
North West +10 229 £375 +15.38% 79
East of England -1 226 £400 +6.66% 129
Yorkshire -6 146 £388 +3.33% 105
West Midlands +26 112 £325 -4.27% 27
East Midlands +22 90 £350 +6.06% 26
North East +3 41 £271 -13.20% 14
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2546 (37.07%) UNIX
2 2049 (29.83%) Windows
3 1879 (27.35%) Java
4 1792 (26.09%) Oracle
5 1562 (22.74%) SQL
6 1220 (17.76%) Red Hat
7 1110 (16.16%) Python
8 1103 (16.06%) Finance
9 1006 (14.65%) VMware
10 1001 (14.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 998 (14.53%) Apache
12 982 (14.30%) JavaScript
13 960 (13.98%) Perl
14 952 (13.86%) HTML
15 925 (13.47%) MySQL
16 841 (12.24%) Puppet
17 783 (11.40%) Git (software)
18 769 (11.20%) PHP
19 765 (11.14%) DevOps
20 759 (11.05%) Web Services
21 728 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
22 725 (10.55%) Banking
23 709 (10.32%) C++
24 695 (10.12%) Solaris
25 684 (9.96%) Ruby
26 673 (9.80%) CSS
27 672 (9.78%) Subversion
28 646 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
29 644 (9.38%) XML
30 625 (9.10%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 998 (14.53%) Apache
2 497 (7.24%) Tomcat
3 452 (6.58%) WebLogic
4 432 (6.29%) WebSphere
5 216 (3.14%) IIS
6 145 (2.11%) nginx
7 121 (1.76%) Node.js
8 115 (1.67%) CMS
9 101 (1.47%) MS Exchange
10 98 (1.43%) OpenStack
11 97 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 84 (1.22%) SharePoint
13 79 (1.15%) Confluence
14 66 (0.96%) Drupal
15 63 (0.92%) SAS
16 62 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
17 59 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
18 54 (0.79%) MQSeries
19 51 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
19 51 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 246 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 110 (1.60%) MS Office
3 55 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 20 (0.29%) MS Project
6 14 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.13%) Mathematica
9 6 (0.087%) SPSS
10 4 (0.058%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.029%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.015%) Gephi
12 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.015%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.015%) Maya
12 1 (0.015%) CATIA
12 1 (0.015%) Vectorworks
12 1 (0.015%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.015%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 86 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 63 (0.92%) RMDS
3 31 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 30 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 28 (0.41%) Magento
6 24 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 19 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
8 18 (0.26%) ION MarketView
9 13 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 8 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (0.12%) Tridion
11 8 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
12 6 (0.087%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
13 5 (0.073%) Oracle Retail
13 5 (0.073%) Oracle Receivables
13 5 (0.073%) Murex MxG2000
13 5 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 329 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
2 152 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
3 80 (1.16%) Amazon S3
4 73 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 70 (1.02%) SaaS
6 56 (0.82%) IaaS
7 51 (0.74%) PaaS
8 47 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
9 33 (0.48%) GitHub
10 24 (0.35%) Office 365
11 23 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
12 17 (0.25%) Google App Engine
13 16 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
14 10 (0.15%) Heroku
14 10 (0.15%) Google Apps
14 10 (0.15%) Route 53
15 7 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
16 6 (0.087%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.087%) Joyent
17 3 (0.044%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 583 (8.49%) Firewall
2 525 (7.64%) TCP/IP
3 506 (7.37%) DNS
4 456 (6.64%) SAN
5 427 (6.22%) HTTP
6 276 (4.02%) LDAP
7 261 (3.80%) Internet
8 244 (3.55%) SSL
9 191 (2.78%) DHCP
10 186 (2.71%) VPN
11 181 (2.64%) LAN
12 178 (2.59%) WAN
13 158 (2.30%) NAS
14 133 (1.94%) Network Security
15 118 (1.72%) SSH
16 96 (1.40%) FTP
17 87 (1.27%) Multicast
18 76 (1.11%) BGP
19 75 (1.09%) VLAN
20 74 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 925 (13.47%) MySQL
2 564 (8.21%) Oracle Database
3 493 (7.18%) Relational Database
4 444 (6.46%) SQL Server
5 291 (4.24%) MongoDB
6 277 (4.03%) NoSQL
7 268 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 243 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
9 195 (2.84%) DB2
10 191 (2.78%) RDBMS
11 153 (2.23%) Oracle Database 10g
12 139 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
13 133 (1.94%) Big Data
14 117 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
14 117 (1.70%) Hadoop
15 75 (1.09%) Redis
16 72 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
17 61 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
18 47 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
19 41 (0.60%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 783 (11.40%) Git (software)
2 672 (9.78%) Subversion
3 506 (7.37%) Jenkins
4 362 (5.27%) Maven
5 253 (3.68%) JIRA
6 200 (2.91%) Selenium
7 197 (2.87%) Ant
8 189 (2.75%) JUnit
8 189 (2.75%) Hudson
9 151 (2.20%) Eclipse
10 133 (1.94%) Cucumber
11 124 (1.81%) ClearCase
12 108 (1.57%) TeamCity
13 77 (1.12%) WebDriver
14 64 (0.93%) Mockito
15 59 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 55 (0.80%) PHPUnit
17 51 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
17 51 (0.74%) JBehave
18 48 (0.70%) RSpec
General
1 1103 (16.06%) Finance
2 725 (10.55%) Banking
3 301 (4.38%) Investment Banking
4 264 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 208 (3.03%) Front Office
6 206 (3.00%) Retail
7 109 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 106 (1.54%) Marketing
9 86 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 84 (1.22%) Games
11 74 (1.08%) Electronics
12 52 (0.76%) Publishing
13 46 (0.67%) Advertising
14 37 (0.54%) Legal
15 23 (0.33%) Automotive
15 23 (0.33%) German Language
16 21 (0.31%) Back Office
17 18 (0.26%) Military
18 17 (0.25%) Aerospace
19 16 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2062 (30.02%) Developer
2 589 (8.57%) Administrator
3 516 (7.51%) Java Developer
4 511 (7.44%) Analyst
5 399 (5.81%) DevOps Engineer
6 385 (5.60%) Architect
7 357 (5.20%) Systems Administrator
8 293 (4.27%) Software Engineer
9 281 (4.09%) Consultant
9 281 (4.09%) Linux Engineer
10 278 (4.05%) C++ Developer
11 262 (3.81%) DBA
12 250 (3.64%) Support Engineer
12 250 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
13 225 (3.28%) PHP Developer
14 178 (2.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 169 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
16 167 (2.43%) Support Analyst
17 162 (2.36%) Senior Developer
18 155 (2.26%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 952 (13.86%) HTML
2 759 (11.05%) Web Services
3 673 (9.80%) CSS
4 644 (9.38%) XML
5 384 (5.59%) jQuery
6 361 (5.26%) Spring
7 348 (5.07%) Middleware
8 310 (4.51%) LAMP
9 305 (4.44%) HTML5
10 303 (4.41%) J2EE
11 301 (4.38%) .NET
12 261 (3.80%) Hibernate
13 246 (3.58%) JSON
14 243 (3.54%) REST
15 234 (3.41%) RESTful
16 214 (3.12%) SOAP
17 182 (2.65%) Ajax
18 159 (2.31%) JSP
19 153 (2.23%) WebSphere MQ
20 138 (2.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 560 (8.15%) Open Source
2 250 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 201 (2.93%) Clustering
4 188 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 159 (2.31%) Replication
6 123 (1.79%) Derivative
7 118 (1.72%) Mainframe
8 115 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 115 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 113 (1.65%) Fixed Income
10 94 (1.37%) Mobile App
11 91 (1.32%) DTV
12 86 (1.25%) Hedge funds
13 77 (1.12%) Visualisation
14 75 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 69 (1.00%) STB
16 68 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
17 54 (0.79%) Mathematics
18 50 (0.73%) Digital Media
18 50 (0.73%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2546 (37.07%) UNIX
2 2049 (29.83%) Windows
3 1001 (14.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 695 (10.12%) Solaris
5 366 (5.33%) AIX
6 360 (5.24%) CentOS
7 324 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 273 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 225 (3.28%) Ubuntu
10 218 (3.17%) Mac OS X
11 165 (2.40%) HPUX
12 147 (2.14%) SUSE
13 131 (1.91%) Windows 7
14 130 (1.89%) Debian
15 123 (1.79%) Windows XP
16 111 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
16 111 (1.62%) Android
17 109 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
18 74 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
19 67 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (11.14%) DevOps
2 728 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
3 646 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
4 612 (8.91%) Configuration Management
5 576 (8.39%) TDD
6 554 (8.07%) OO
7 552 (8.04%) ITIL
8 506 (7.37%) Software Engineering
9 489 (7.12%) Scrum
10 392 (5.71%) E-Commerce
11 351 (5.11%) Migration
12 289 (4.21%) Web Development
13 286 (4.16%) SOA
14 246 (3.58%) MVC
14 246 (3.58%) Performance Tuning
15 245 (3.57%) Multithreading
16 226 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
17 220 (3.20%) BDD
18 218 (3.17%) Load Balancing
19 210 (3.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1879 (27.35%) Java
2 1562 (22.74%) SQL
3 1110 (16.16%) Python
4 982 (14.30%) JavaScript
5 960 (13.98%) Perl
6 769 (11.20%) PHP
7 709 (10.32%) C++
8 684 (9.96%) Ruby
9 625 (9.10%) Shell Script
10 587 (8.55%) Bash Shell
11 485 (7.06%) C
12 326 (4.75%) PL/SQL
13 223 (3.25%) PowerShell
14 215 (3.13%) C#
15 133 (1.94%) Scala
16 114 (1.66%) Korn
17 94 (1.37%) Groovy
18 90 (1.31%) VB
19 75 (1.09%) PHP5
20 56 (0.82%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 556 (8.09%) Security Cleared
2 376 (5.47%) Degree
3 368 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 193 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
5 127 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 121 (1.76%) DV Cleared
7 101 (1.47%) ISTQB
8 94 (1.37%) CCNA
9 86 (1.25%) CCNP
10 77 (1.12%) MCSE
11 70 (1.02%) CISSP
12 63 (0.92%) ISEB
13 54 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 50 (0.73%) MCITP
15 47 (0.68%) RHCE
16 44 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 40 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
18 39 (0.57%) MCP
19 37 (0.54%) CCSE
20 35 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (2.81%) QA
2 110 (1.60%) SLA
3 57 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 50 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.10%) DO-178B
7 7 (0.10%) COBIT
8 4 (0.058%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.058%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.058%) TickIT
9 3 (0.044%) JTAG
9 3 (0.044%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.029%) Basel III
11 1 (0.015%) COREP
11 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.015%) Basel II
11 1 (0.015%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 607 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 420 (6.11%) Active Directory
3 215 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
4 138 (2.01%) vSphere
5 133 (1.94%) NFS
6 115 (1.67%) VMware ESX
7 105 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
8 85 (1.24%) Hyper-V
8 85 (1.24%) vCloud
9 65 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 63 (0.92%) XenServer
11 57 (0.83%) Xen
12 51 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
12 51 (0.74%) KVM
13 48 (0.70%) Samba
14 47 (0.68%) XenApp
15 45 (0.66%) Squid
16 41 (0.60%) Varnish
17 39 (0.57%) Postfix
18 34 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 841 (12.24%) Puppet
2 504 (7.34%) Opscode Chef
3 228 (3.32%) Nagios
4 111 (1.62%) Tivoli
5 103 (1.50%) Data Guard
6 94 (1.37%) Salt
7 91 (1.32%) ZABBIX
8 85 (1.24%) Ansible
9 82 (1.19%) Vagrant
10 72 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 71 (1.03%) NetBackup
12 70 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 67 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
14 64 (0.93%) Control-M
15 59 (0.86%) SCCM
16 56 (0.82%) Cacti
17 45 (0.66%) Nessus
17 45 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
18 41 (0.60%) Zenoss
19 40 (0.58%) YUM
Vendors
1 1792 (26.09%) Oracle
2 1220 (17.76%) Red Hat
3 1006 (14.65%) VMware
4 577 (8.40%) Microsoft
5 530 (7.72%) IBM
6 480 (6.99%) Cisco
7 436 (6.35%) HP
8 270 (3.93%) Citrix
9 260 (3.79%) JBoss
10 212 (3.09%) Sybase
11 208 (3.03%) NetApp
12 205 (2.98%) EMC
13 177 (2.58%) Sun
14 137 (1.99%) Zend
15 120 (1.75%) F5
16 115 (1.67%) SAP
17 108 (1.57%) CheckPoint
18 107 (1.56%) TIBCO
19 106 (1.54%) Veritas
20 95 (1.38%) Perforce
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 400
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Middlesex
Proteus Europe
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London
2Source Talent
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Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
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Rate: £150 - £225 per day
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