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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 4951 4023 3465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.05% 7.91% 7.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.99% 35.37% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3362 2539 2223
Median daily rate £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £283 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 155 97
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.22 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
11255 11374 11169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.86% 22.36% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7200 6769 6480
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 886 937
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £40.00 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +8 2308 £475 +5.55% 564
South East +5 1016 £413 +4.43% 265
North West +10 350 £425 +13.33% 86
Yorkshire +3 313 £450 +38.46% 54
North East +9 274 £315 -4.90% 18
West Midlands +11 242 £400 +18.08% 53
East of England -14 173 £425 +12.62% 90
South West -8 164 £400 -1.84% 92
East Midlands +5 89 £450 +17.64% 49
Midlands -13 2 - - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 3021 (32.27%) Unix
2 2791 (29.81%) Windows
3 2695 (28.79%) Java
4 2408 (25.72%) Agile Software Development
5 2252 (24.05%) DevOps
6 2086 (22.28%) Oracle
7 2068 (22.09%) Python
8 2053 (21.93%) Puppet
9 1828 (19.53%) SQL
10 1730 (18.48%) Red Hat
11 1660 (17.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1523 (16.27%) Git (software)
13 1516 (16.19%) VMware
14 1422 (15.19%) Security Cleared
15 1390 (14.85%) Jenkins
16 1386 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
17 1377 (14.71%) Finance
18 1313 (14.02%) Configuration Management
19 1278 (13.65%) Perl
20 1208 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
21 1088 (11.62%) Ruby
22 1015 (10.84%) Bash Shell
23 1005 (10.73%) SC Cleared
24 1004 (10.72%) Opscode Chef
25 1003 (10.71%) Ansible
26 1001 (10.69%) JavaScript
27 968 (10.34%) MySQL
28 954 (10.19%) Apache
29 940 (10.04%) ITIL
30 937 (10.01%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 954 (10.19%) Apache
2 705 (7.53%) Tomcat
3 482 (5.15%) WebSphere
4 456 (4.87%) JBoss
5 426 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 361 (3.86%) OpenStack
7 342 (3.65%) nginx
8 287 (3.07%) Confluence
9 272 (2.91%) IIS
10 180 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
11 163 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
12 123 (1.31%) MS Exchange
13 102 (1.09%) CMS
14 95 (1.01%) SharePoint
15 82 (0.88%) SAS
16 77 (0.82%) Apache Spark
17 70 (0.75%) Jetty
17 70 (0.75%) Tuxedo
18 68 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
19 60 (0.64%) Mule
Applications
1 319 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 118 (1.26%) MS Office
3 61 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.21%) HipChat
6 17 (0.18%) MS Project
7 13 (0.14%) SPSS
8 10 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.053%) Mathematica
11 5 (0.053%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.043%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.043%) Final Cut Pro
13 3 (0.032%) FrameMaker
13 3 (0.032%) RoboHelp
13 3 (0.032%) Simulink
14 2 (0.021%) GIMP
14 2 (0.021%) Weka
Business Applications
1 61 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 56 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 56 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 43 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 30 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
5 25 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 23 (0.25%) Magento
7 20 (0.21%) ION MarketView
8 13 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
8 13 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 12 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (0.12%) RMDS
11 10 (0.11%) Documaker
12 9 (0.096%) Maximo
13 7 (0.075%) Payment Gateway
14 6 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
15 5 (0.053%) Eikon
15 5 (0.053%) Oracle Payables
15 5 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
16 4 (0.043%) BusinessWare
Cloud Services
1 1386 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
2 422 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 226 (2.41%) GitHub
4 217 (2.32%) IaaS
5 179 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
6 173 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
6 173 (1.85%) PaaS
7 144 (1.54%) SaaS
8 124 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 105 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 91 (0.97%) Office 365
11 64 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 48 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 42 (0.45%) Google App Engine
14 41 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
15 35 (0.37%) Route 53
16 34 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 33 (0.35%) OpenShift
18 19 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
18 19 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 721 (7.70%) SAN
2 698 (7.46%) HTTP
3 692 (7.39%) TCP/IP
4 676 (7.22%) Firewall
5 656 (7.01%) DNS
6 386 (4.12%) SSL
7 333 (3.56%) LDAP
8 289 (3.09%) VPN
9 288 (3.08%) WAN
10 268 (2.86%) Internet
11 248 (2.65%) DHCP
12 243 (2.60%) LAN
13 199 (2.13%) NAS
14 185 (1.98%) Network Security
15 162 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
16 160 (1.71%) IPsec
17 122 (1.30%) FTP
18 110 (1.17%) iSCSI
19 100 (1.07%) SNMP
20 91 (0.97%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 968 (10.34%) MySQL
2 687 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 634 (6.77%) MongoDB
4 532 (5.68%) Relational Database
5 519 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
6 505 (5.39%) Oracle Database
7 458 (4.89%) NoSQL
8 300 (3.20%) Hadoop
9 262 (2.80%) DB2
10 248 (2.65%) Big Data
11 179 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
12 178 (1.90%) RDBMS
13 176 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 135 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
15 113 (1.21%) Redis
16 90 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
17 89 (0.95%) HBase
18 79 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
19 76 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
20 65 (0.69%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1523 (16.27%) Git (software)
2 1390 (14.85%) Jenkins
3 651 (6.95%) JIRA
4 612 (6.54%) Subversion
5 576 (6.15%) Maven
6 252 (2.69%) JUnit
7 206 (2.20%) Ant
8 199 (2.13%) Selenium
9 188 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 187 (2.00%) Vagrant
11 179 (1.91%) TeamCity
12 176 (1.88%) Hudson
13 173 (1.85%) Cucumber
14 158 (1.69%) Eclipse
15 149 (1.59%) Artifactory
16 142 (1.52%) Gradle
17 140 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
18 130 (1.39%) GitLab
19 120 (1.28%) ClearCase
20 103 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 1377 (14.71%) Finance
2 690 (7.37%) Banking
3 279 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 243 (2.60%) Retail
5 174 (1.86%) Front Office
6 157 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 133 (1.42%) Marketing
8 108 (1.15%) Games
9 88 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 86 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 80 (0.85%) Electronics
12 79 (0.84%) Publishing
13 64 (0.68%) Back Office
14 45 (0.48%) Legal
15 42 (0.45%) Automotive
16 41 (0.44%) Advertising
17 31 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (0.29%) Military
19 13 (0.14%) Law
20 12 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2210 (23.61%) Developer
2 1388 (14.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 890 (9.51%) Administrator
4 880 (9.40%) Linux Engineer
5 787 (8.41%) Architect
6 730 (7.80%) Java Developer
7 502 (5.36%) Analyst
8 471 (5.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 454 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
10 407 (4.35%) Consultant
11 387 (4.13%) Linux Administrator
12 331 (3.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 303 (3.24%) Software Engineer
14 298 (3.18%) AWS Engineer
15 294 (3.14%) C++ Developer
16 280 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 276 (2.95%) AWS DevOps
18 250 (2.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 246 (2.63%) Support Engineer
20 237 (2.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 855 (9.13%) HTML
2 799 (8.53%) Web Services
3 631 (6.74%) CSS
4 602 (6.43%) XML
5 573 (6.12%) Middleware
6 567 (6.06%) Spring
7 543 (5.80%) REST
8 456 (4.87%) JSON
9 394 (4.21%) HTML5
10 388 (4.14%) LAMP
11 359 (3.83%) J2EE
12 355 (3.79%) SOAP
13 353 (3.77%) Node.js
14 338 (3.61%) RESTful
15 329 (3.51%) .NET
16 270 (2.88%) AngularJS
17 256 (2.73%) jQuery
18 225 (2.40%) CSS3
19 200 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
20 193 (2.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 564 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 439 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 362 (3.87%) Clustering
4 281 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 196 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 184 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 130 (1.39%) Algorithms
8 129 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 120 (1.28%) User Experience
10 115 (1.23%) PKI
11 111 (1.19%) Replication
12 109 (1.16%) Private Cloud
13 104 (1.11%) Mainframe
14 98 (1.05%) Derivative
15 93 (0.99%) Equities
15 93 (0.99%) Visualisation
16 84 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
17 79 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
18 77 (0.82%) Device Driver
19 73 (0.78%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3021 (32.27%) Unix
2 2791 (29.81%) Windows
3 1660 (17.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 807 (8.62%) Solaris
5 757 (8.09%) Windows Server
6 693 (7.40%) AIX
7 563 (6.01%) CentOS
8 370 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 362 (3.87%) Ubuntu
10 308 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 259 (2.77%) Mac OS X
12 166 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 156 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
13 156 (1.67%) SUSE
14 152 (1.62%) HPUX
15 122 (1.30%) Windows 7
16 120 (1.28%) CoreOS
17 119 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 97 (1.04%) Debian
19 93 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2408 (25.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2252 (24.05%) DevOps
3 1313 (14.02%) Configuration Management
4 1208 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
5 940 (10.04%) ITIL
6 902 (9.63%) Open Source
7 708 (7.56%) Scrum
8 666 (7.11%) Migration
9 650 (6.94%) Software Engineering
10 642 (6.86%) TDD
11 531 (5.67%) High Availability
12 495 (5.29%) OO
13 413 (4.41%) Continuous Delivery
14 366 (3.91%) Project Management
15 359 (3.83%) Web Development
16 345 (3.69%) E-Commerce
17 343 (3.66%) SOA
18 342 (3.65%) Multithreading
19 300 (3.20%) SDLC
20 287 (3.07%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2695 (28.79%) Java
2 2068 (22.09%) Python
3 1828 (19.53%) SQL
4 1278 (13.65%) Perl
5 1088 (11.62%) Ruby
6 1015 (10.84%) Bash Shell
7 1001 (10.69%) JavaScript
8 850 (9.08%) Shell Script
9 794 (8.48%) C++
10 629 (6.72%) C
11 565 (6.04%) PHP
12 481 (5.14%) PowerShell
13 298 (3.18%) Scala
14 279 (2.98%) C#
15 250 (2.67%) PL/SQL
16 209 (2.23%) Go
17 124 (1.32%) Korn
18 118 (1.26%) VB
19 95 (1.01%) COBOL
20 77 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1422 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 1005 (10.73%) SC Cleared
3 461 (4.92%) Degree
4 263 (2.81%) DV Cleared
5 222 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 161 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 141 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 133 (1.42%) RHCE
9 131 (1.40%) CCNA
10 127 (1.36%) CCNP
11 106 (1.13%) CISSP
12 91 (0.97%) ISTQB
12 91 (0.97%) MCSE
13 81 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 62 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 50 (0.53%) ISEB
16 46 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
17 42 (0.45%) MCSA
18 38 (0.41%) BC Cleared
19 36 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (2.54%) QA
2 185 (1.98%) SLA
3 86 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 86 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 74 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.21%) JSP 440
6 19 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.16%) FIPS 140-2
7 15 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.11%) COBIT
10 9 (0.096%) FedRAMP
11 8 (0.085%) ISO27002
12 7 (0.075%) DO-178B
12 7 (0.075%) MISRA
13 6 (0.064%) RMADS
14 5 (0.053%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.053%) ISO20022
15 4 (0.043%) SAS 70
15 4 (0.043%) SEPA
System Software
1 937 (10.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 779 (8.32%) Docker
3 739 (7.89%) Active Directory
4 277 (2.96%) vSphere
5 252 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
6 241 (2.57%) Hyper-V
7 184 (1.97%) KVM
8 183 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
9 178 (1.90%) NFS
10 141 (1.51%) VMware ESX
11 138 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 130 (1.39%) GlusterFS
13 128 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
14 114 (1.22%) etcd
15 112 (1.20%) flannel
16 109 (1.16%) Xen
17 106 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
18 97 (1.04%) Ceph
19 86 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 78 (0.83%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2053 (21.93%) Puppet
2 1004 (10.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1003 (10.71%) Ansible
4 388 (4.14%) Nagios
5 242 (2.58%) Kubernetes
5 242 (2.58%) logstash
6 195 (2.08%) SCCM
7 190 (2.03%) Graphite
8 162 (1.73%) Tivoli
9 154 (1.64%) HAProxy
10 141 (1.51%) Terraform
11 130 (1.39%) NetBackup
12 124 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 113 (1.21%) ZABBIX
14 109 (1.16%) Kibana
14 109 (1.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 108 (1.15%) SCOM
16 107 (1.14%) Salt
17 97 (1.04%) Packer
18 93 (0.99%) rkt
Vendors
1 2086 (22.28%) Oracle
2 1730 (18.48%) Red Hat
3 1516 (16.19%) VMware
4 860 (9.19%) Microsoft
5 698 (7.46%) IBM
6 566 (6.05%) HP
7 556 (5.94%) Cisco
8 403 (4.30%) EMC
9 285 (3.04%) Citrix
10 283 (3.02%) Veritas
11 264 (2.82%) NetApp
12 242 (2.58%) Google
13 211 (2.25%) Splunk
14 170 (1.82%) Atlassian
15 158 (1.69%) Sybase
16 153 (1.63%) F5
17 142 (1.52%) Sun
18 133 (1.42%) SAP
19 129 (1.38%) Juniper
20 113 (1.21%) CheckPoint
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + Bens
Posted: 50 minutes ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 6 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rates -
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £320 - £400 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus corporate benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £316 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-430pd
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday