The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 11 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 4352 4224 4115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.44% 8.32% 7.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.76% 38.71% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2919 2749 2778
Median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 145 97
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.75 £34.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.60% +8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
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
9722 10913 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.08% 21.50% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6157 6480 7193
Median daily rate £400 £388 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 923 1041
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.59 £41.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 2152 £500 +5.26% 579
South East +1 742 £425 +6.25% 262
North West +18 321 £425 +9.67% 102
North East +9 258 £350 -14.63% 12
East of England +3 219 £363 -11.85% 105
Yorkshire -1 209 £450 - 70
South West +5 188 £403 +0.62% 107
West Midlands +11 166 £450 +28.57% 50
East Midlands +7 98 £400 +3.22% 45
Midlands +6 5 £475 -20.83%
South Coast +1 1 £450 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 2830 (31.44%) Unix
2 2582 (28.69%) Windows
3 2578 (28.64%) DevOps
4 2576 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
5 2292 (25.46%) Java
6 2154 (23.93%) Python
7 2125 (23.61%) Puppet
8 1752 (19.46%) Oracle
9 1701 (18.90%) Jenkins
10 1670 (18.55%) SQL
11 1655 (18.39%) VMware
12 1619 (17.99%) Amazon AWS
13 1616 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1613 (17.92%) Red Hat
15 1599 (17.76%) Git (software)
16 1476 (16.40%) Security Cleared
17 1303 (14.48%) Ansible
18 1288 (14.31%) Configuration Management
19 1269 (14.10%) Finance
20 1262 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
21 1193 (13.25%) Ruby
22 1175 (13.05%) Docker
23 1164 (12.93%) Perl
24 1131 (12.57%) Apache
25 1097 (12.19%) Opscode Chef
26 1063 (11.81%) Bash Shell
27 1054 (11.71%) JavaScript
28 1050 (11.67%) SC Cleared
29 964 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
30 962 (10.69%) Scrum

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1131 (12.57%) Apache
2 676 (7.51%) Tomcat
3 485 (5.39%) WebSphere
4 468 (5.20%) Confluence
5 410 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
6 388 (4.31%) WebLogic
7 345 (3.83%) JBoss
8 324 (3.60%) nginx
9 308 (3.42%) OpenStack
10 261 (2.90%) IIS
11 203 (2.26%) Apache Spark
12 111 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
13 95 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 92 (1.02%) MS Exchange
15 89 (0.99%) Jetty
16 73 (0.81%) Apache Pig
17 64 (0.71%) CMS
17 64 (0.71%) SharePoint
18 63 (0.70%) Apache Solr
19 60 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 328 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 109 (1.21%) HipChat
3 102 (1.13%) MS Office
4 74 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 56 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (0.23%) MS Project
7 10 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.078%) SPSS
9 6 (0.067%) Simulink
10 5 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.044%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.033%) Doxygen
12 3 (0.033%) GIMP
13 2 (0.022%) Autodesk Flame
13 2 (0.022%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.022%) Maya
13 2 (0.022%) NUKE
14 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.011%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.011%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 55 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 42 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 41 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 34 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 33 (0.37%) Magento
6 31 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 24 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 23 (0.26%) RMDS
9 19 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
10 13 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
11 11 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
11 11 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.100%) SAP hybris
13 8 (0.089%) Fredhopper
14 7 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
15 5 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
15 5 (0.056%) Infor M3
16 4 (0.044%) Demantra
16 4 (0.044%) Documaker
17 3 (0.033%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1619 (17.99%) Amazon AWS
2 461 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 315 (3.50%) IaaS
4 290 (3.22%) PaaS
5 262 (2.91%) GitHub
6 230 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
7 173 (1.92%) Amazon S3
8 172 (1.91%) SaaS
9 162 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 157 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
11 83 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 76 (0.84%) Office 365
13 60 (0.67%) Route 53
14 58 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
15 44 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 44 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
15 44 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
16 42 (0.47%) OpenShift
17 38 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
18 28 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 771 (8.57%) Firewall
2 764 (8.49%) TCP/IP
3 743 (8.25%) DNS
4 613 (6.81%) HTTP
5 577 (6.41%) SAN
6 415 (4.61%) SSL
7 371 (4.12%) LDAP
8 344 (3.82%) VPN
9 268 (2.98%) WAN
10 263 (2.92%) LAN
11 228 (2.53%) Internet
12 226 (2.51%) DHCP
13 217 (2.41%) SSH
14 163 (1.81%) NAS
15 159 (1.77%) Network Security
16 140 (1.56%) OpenLDAP
17 125 (1.39%) VoIP
18 119 (1.32%) OpenVPN
19 105 (1.17%) FTP
20 97 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 960 (10.67%) MySQL
2 791 (8.79%) PostgreSQL
3 688 (7.64%) SQL Server
4 603 (6.70%) MongoDB
5 582 (6.47%) Relational Database
6 553 (6.14%) Hadoop
7 487 (5.41%) NoSQL
8 452 (5.02%) Big Data
9 394 (4.38%) Oracle Database
10 194 (2.16%) DB2
11 175 (1.94%) HBase
12 172 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
13 166 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
13 166 (1.84%) Redis
14 153 (1.70%) Apache Hive
15 151 (1.68%) RDBMS
16 131 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
17 119 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
18 84 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
19 71 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1701 (18.90%) Jenkins
2 1599 (17.76%) Git (software)
3 750 (8.33%) JIRA
4 573 (6.37%) Subversion
5 476 (5.29%) Maven
6 427 (4.74%) JUnit
7 267 (2.97%) Ant
8 252 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
9 227 (2.52%) Vagrant
10 215 (2.39%) Selenium
11 206 (2.29%) TeamCity
12 192 (2.13%) Cucumber
13 168 (1.87%) Bitbucket
14 162 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 160 (1.78%) SonarQube
16 139 (1.54%) Gradle
17 136 (1.51%) Hudson
18 130 (1.44%) JIRA Agile
19 126 (1.40%) Eclipse
20 108 (1.20%) Liquibase
General
1 1269 (14.10%) Finance
2 649 (7.21%) Banking
3 202 (2.24%) Telecoms
4 194 (2.16%) Retail
5 191 (2.12%) Investment Banking
6 164 (1.82%) Front Office
7 146 (1.62%) Marketing
8 101 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 94 (1.04%) Publishing
10 90 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 66 (0.73%) Back Office
12 57 (0.63%) Games
13 53 (0.59%) Electronics
14 49 (0.54%) Legal
15 45 (0.50%) Advertising
16 44 (0.49%) Law
17 29 (0.32%) Automotive
18 23 (0.26%) Military
19 14 (0.16%) Aerospace
20 11 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1965 (21.83%) Developer
2 1564 (17.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 852 (9.47%) Administrator
4 816 (9.07%) Linux Engineer
5 622 (6.91%) Java Developer
6 589 (6.54%) Architect
7 525 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
8 516 (5.73%) Consultant
9 468 (5.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 459 (5.10%) Analyst
11 417 (4.63%) Linux Administrator
12 381 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
13 365 (4.06%) AWS DevOps
14 332 (3.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 313 (3.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 266 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 261 (2.90%) Senior DevOps
18 258 (2.87%) C++ Developer
19 233 (2.59%) Software Engineer
20 227 (2.52%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 883 (9.81%) HTML
2 865 (9.61%) Web Services
3 662 (7.35%) CSS
4 579 (6.43%) REST
5 573 (6.37%) XML
6 511 (5.68%) Spring
7 493 (5.48%) JSON
8 447 (4.97%) Middleware
9 414 (4.60%) LAMP
10 382 (4.24%) HTML5
11 376 (4.18%) Node.js
12 336 (3.73%) ELK Stack
13 334 (3.71%) J2EE
14 314 (3.49%) AngularJS
15 305 (3.39%) SOAP
16 301 (3.34%) RESTful
17 254 (2.82%) .NET
18 239 (2.66%) jQuery
19 213 (2.37%) JMS
20 197 (2.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 509 (5.65%) Data Centre
2 469 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 328 (3.64%) Clustering
4 247 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 214 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 191 (2.12%) Public Cloud
7 143 (1.59%) Visualisation
8 138 (1.53%) User Experience
9 122 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 122 (1.36%) Replication
10 110 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 101 (1.12%) Mainframe
12 98 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 98 (1.09%) Equities
13 97 (1.08%) Fixed Income
14 87 (0.97%) Algorithms
15 85 (0.94%) PKI
16 77 (0.86%) Derivative
17 60 (0.67%) Client/Server
18 59 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2830 (31.44%) Unix
2 2582 (28.69%) Windows
3 1616 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 792 (8.80%) CentOS
5 692 (7.69%) Solaris
6 670 (7.44%) Windows Server
7 636 (7.07%) AIX
8 468 (5.20%) Ubuntu
9 302 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 275 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 234 (2.60%) Mac OS X
12 178 (1.98%) SUSE
13 171 (1.90%) HPUX
14 142 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 116 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
16 108 (1.20%) Android
17 97 (1.08%) CoreOS
17 97 (1.08%) Debian
18 84 (0.93%) Apple iOS
19 75 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2578 (28.64%) DevOps
2 2576 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
3 1288 (14.31%) Configuration Management
4 1262 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
5 962 (10.69%) Scrum
6 871 (9.68%) Open Source
7 829 (9.21%) ITIL
8 600 (6.67%) TDD
9 586 (6.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 579 (6.43%) Migration
11 567 (6.30%) Software Engineering
12 520 (5.78%) High Availability
13 512 (5.69%) OO
14 416 (4.62%) Load Balancing
15 399 (4.43%) E-Commerce
16 388 (4.31%) Service Management
17 365 (4.06%) Web Development
18 324 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
19 321 (3.57%) BDD
20 295 (3.28%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2292 (25.46%) Java
2 2154 (23.93%) Python
3 1670 (18.55%) SQL
4 1193 (13.25%) Ruby
5 1164 (12.93%) Perl
6 1063 (11.81%) Bash Shell
7 1054 (11.71%) JavaScript
8 864 (9.60%) Shell Script
9 646 (7.18%) PHP
10 623 (6.92%) C++
11 488 (5.42%) C
12 438 (4.87%) PowerShell
13 350 (3.89%) Scala
14 291 (3.23%) C#
15 227 (2.52%) Go
16 181 (2.01%) PL/SQL
17 147 (1.63%) Korn
18 80 (0.89%) R
19 78 (0.87%) Groovy
19 78 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 1476 (16.40%) Security Cleared
2 1050 (11.67%) SC Cleared
3 447 (4.97%) Degree
4 312 (3.47%) DV Cleared
5 208 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 158 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 131 (1.46%) CISSP
8 125 (1.39%) RHCE
9 116 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 111 (1.23%) CCNA
11 98 (1.09%) CCNP
12 84 (0.93%) MCSE
13 73 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
14 61 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 60 (0.67%) AWS Certification
16 55 (0.61%) SANS
17 52 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
18 51 (0.57%) ISEB
19 46 (0.51%) RHCSA
20 45 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (2.64%) QA
2 137 (1.52%) SLA
3 86 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 81 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 47 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 25 (0.28%) FATCA
8 22 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 20 (0.22%) MiFID
10 19 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.13%) COBIT
12 10 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.100%) SEPA
14 6 (0.067%) ISO27002
15 5 (0.056%) SDET
16 4 (0.044%) COSO
16 4 (0.044%) GCP
16 4 (0.044%) SAS 70
17 3 (0.033%) HL7
17 3 (0.033%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1175 (13.05%) Docker
2 964 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 635 (7.05%) Active Directory
4 249 (2.77%) vSphere
5 223 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
6 208 (2.31%) vCloud
7 174 (1.93%) Hyper-V
8 148 (1.64%) NFS
9 145 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
10 138 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
11 135 (1.50%) Squid
12 132 (1.47%) KVM
13 129 (1.43%) Postfix
14 128 (1.42%) HDFS
15 119 (1.32%) Xen
16 101 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 86 (0.96%) VMware ESX
18 83 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 83 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
19 65 (0.72%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2125 (23.61%) Puppet
2 1303 (14.48%) Ansible
3 1097 (12.19%) Opscode Chef
4 407 (4.52%) Kubernetes
5 406 (4.51%) Terraform
6 298 (3.31%) logstash
7 286 (3.18%) Nagios
8 249 (2.77%) Kibana
9 233 (2.59%) ZABBIX
10 152 (1.69%) SCCM
11 149 (1.66%) Rancher
12 139 (1.54%) Salt
13 130 (1.44%) Tivoli
14 123 (1.37%) HAProxy
15 105 (1.17%) Packer
16 89 (0.99%) NetBackup
17 83 (0.92%) Graphite
17 83 (0.92%) SCOM
18 82 (0.91%) Consul
19 72 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1752 (19.46%) Oracle
2 1655 (18.39%) VMware
3 1613 (17.92%) Red Hat
4 837 (9.30%) Microsoft
5 605 (6.72%) Cisco
6 511 (5.68%) IBM
7 504 (5.60%) HP
8 289 (3.21%) Atlassian
9 283 (3.14%) Splunk
10 276 (3.07%) EMC
11 232 (2.58%) Citrix
12 210 (2.33%) NetApp
13 188 (2.09%) Google
14 182 (2.02%) Veritas
15 178 (1.98%) Sun
16 139 (1.54%) SAP
17 133 (1.48%) Sybase
18 132 (1.47%) F5
19 120 (1.33%) Sonatype
20 118 (1.31%) SaltStack
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £295 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 600 - 750
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago