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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK / England
Rank 11 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 3884 3984 3815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.38% 8.56% 8.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.06% 40.25% 35.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2602 2618 2455
Median daily rate £450 £440 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +4.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 147 97
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £20.00 £19.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.79 £50.00 £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%

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
8620 9898 10713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.81% 21.27% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5487 5992 6376
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 760 898
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £10.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +4 2024 £500 +5.26% 528
South East -2 657 £435 +8.75% 281
North West +13 245 £400 +2.56% 73
North East +7 212 £340 -17.07% 18
Yorkshire -2 194 £450 +5.88% 77
East of England +3 184 £350 -20.00% 109
South West +1 145 £403 +0.62% 85
West Midlands +6 132 £415 +10.66% 67
East Midlands -8 74 £325 -13.33% 34
Midlands +4 5 £325 -26.96% 2
South Coast - 1 £450 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 2636 (31.34%) Unix
2 2483 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2399 (28.53%) Windows
4 2390 (28.42%) DevOps
5 2235 (26.58%) Java
6 2087 (24.82%) Python
7 1866 (22.19%) Puppet
8 1656 (19.69%) Jenkins
9 1589 (18.89%) Amazon AWS
10 1536 (18.26%) Git (software)
11 1524 (18.12%) SQL
12 1515 (18.01%) Oracle
13 1503 (17.87%) VMware
14 1497 (17.80%) Red Hat
15 1441 (17.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1269 (15.09%) Security Cleared
17 1227 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
18 1224 (14.55%) Ansible
19 1207 (14.35%) Finance
20 1204 (14.32%) Configuration Management
21 1137 (13.52%) Docker
22 1082 (12.87%) Ruby
23 1070 (12.72%) Perl
24 1047 (12.45%) Bash Shell
25 1023 (12.16%) JavaScript
26 992 (11.80%) Opscode Chef
27 982 (11.68%) Apache
28 926 (11.01%) SC Cleared
29 921 (10.95%) Scrum
30 900 (10.70%) Open Source

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
1 982 (11.68%) Apache
2 633 (7.53%) Tomcat
3 487 (5.79%) WebSphere
4 420 (4.99%) Confluence
5 370 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
6 322 (3.83%) nginx
7 311 (3.70%) JBoss
8 305 (3.63%) WebLogic
9 272 (3.23%) OpenStack
10 238 (2.83%) IIS
11 209 (2.49%) Apache Spark
12 128 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 88 (1.05%) Jetty
14 81 (0.96%) Apache Pig
14 81 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 77 (0.92%) MS Exchange
16 62 (0.74%) Apache Solr
17 55 (0.65%) SharePoint
18 52 (0.62%) CMS
19 50 (0.59%) Drupal
Applications
1 310 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 85 (1.01%) HipChat
3 75 (0.89%) MS Office
4 72 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 51 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.19%) MS Project
7 9 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.083%) Simulink
9 5 (0.059%) SPSS
10 4 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.036%) Doxygen
11 3 (0.036%) GIMP
11 3 (0.036%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.024%) Autodesk Flame
12 2 (0.024%) Maya
12 2 (0.024%) NUKE
13 1 (0.012%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.012%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.012%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.012%) Stata
Business Applications
1 45 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 37 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 29 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 27 (0.32%) Magento
5 27 (0.32%) RMDS
6 25 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 25 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 24 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
8 19 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
9 11 (0.13%) ION MarketView
9 11 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
10 10 (0.12%) Maximo
11 9 (0.11%) SAP hybris
12 8 (0.095%) Fredhopper
13 6 (0.071%) BusinessWorks
13 6 (0.071%) Demantra
13 6 (0.071%) MFGPRO
14 5 (0.059%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1589 (18.89%) Amazon AWS
2 461 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 346 (4.11%) IaaS
4 300 (3.57%) PaaS
5 249 (2.96%) GitHub
6 226 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
7 184 (2.19%) SaaS
8 168 (2.00%) Amazon S3
9 159 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
10 155 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 91 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 60 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
13 58 (0.69%) Route 53
14 47 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
15 46 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
16 45 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
17 44 (0.52%) Office 365
18 43 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 35 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
19 35 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 796 (9.46%) TCP/IP
2 718 (8.54%) Firewall
3 704 (8.37%) DNS
4 647 (7.69%) HTTP
5 467 (5.55%) SAN
6 420 (4.99%) SSL
7 355 (4.22%) LDAP
8 273 (3.25%) VPN
9 229 (2.72%) LAN
10 227 (2.70%) WAN
11 223 (2.65%) Internet
12 199 (2.37%) SSH
13 194 (2.31%) DHCP
14 143 (1.70%) Network Security
15 136 (1.62%) NAS
16 122 (1.45%) VoIP
17 109 (1.30%) OpenLDAP
18 106 (1.26%) FTP
19 95 (1.13%) OpenVPN
20 88 (1.05%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 878 (10.44%) MySQL
2 752 (8.94%) PostgreSQL
3 636 (7.56%) SQL Server
4 589 (7.00%) Relational Database
5 583 (6.93%) MongoDB
6 536 (6.37%) Hadoop
7 491 (5.84%) NoSQL
8 458 (5.45%) Big Data
9 410 (4.88%) Oracle Database
10 190 (2.26%) DB2
11 168 (2.00%) Redis
12 166 (1.97%) Apache Hive
13 158 (1.88%) HBase
14 150 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 147 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
16 134 (1.59%) RDBMS
17 117 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
18 100 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
19 85 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
20 81 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1656 (19.69%) Jenkins
2 1536 (18.26%) Git (software)
3 671 (7.98%) JIRA
4 546 (6.49%) Subversion
5 453 (5.39%) Maven
6 410 (4.88%) JUnit
7 238 (2.83%) Selenium
8 229 (2.72%) Cucumber
9 224 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 218 (2.59%) TeamCity
11 216 (2.57%) Ant
12 215 (2.56%) Vagrant
13 167 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 159 (1.89%) Bitbucket
15 131 (1.56%) Gradle
16 126 (1.50%) SonarQube
17 123 (1.46%) Hudson
18 118 (1.40%) Mockito
19 115 (1.37%) Eclipse
20 95 (1.13%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1207 (14.35%) Finance
2 634 (7.54%) Banking
3 212 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 206 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 189 (2.25%) Retail
6 185 (2.20%) Front Office
7 152 (1.81%) Marketing
8 104 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 84 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 73 (0.87%) Publishing
11 64 (0.76%) Electronics
12 63 (0.75%) Law
13 61 (0.73%) Back Office
14 52 (0.62%) Games
15 45 (0.54%) Legal
16 41 (0.49%) Advertising
17 18 (0.21%) Automotive
18 16 (0.19%) Aerospace
19 14 (0.17%) Military
20 13 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1904 (22.64%) Developer
2 1427 (16.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 796 (9.46%) Administrator
4 724 (8.61%) Linux Engineer
5 644 (7.66%) Java Developer
6 536 (6.37%) Architect
7 490 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
8 438 (5.21%) Analyst
9 417 (4.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 413 (4.91%) Consultant
11 366 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
12 349 (4.15%) AWS Engineer
13 336 (4.00%) AWS DevOps
14 293 (3.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 286 (3.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 265 (3.15%) C++ Developer
17 240 (2.85%) Software Engineer
18 233 (2.77%) DBA
18 233 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 217 (2.58%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 855 (10.17%) Web Services
2 848 (10.08%) HTML
3 657 (7.81%) CSS
4 581 (6.91%) XML
5 571 (6.79%) REST
6 508 (6.04%) Spring
7 495 (5.89%) JSON
8 397 (4.72%) Middleware
9 394 (4.68%) Node.js
10 345 (4.10%) HTML5
11 339 (4.03%) LAMP
12 331 (3.94%) ELK Stack
13 323 (3.84%) J2EE
14 315 (3.75%) SOAP
15 312 (3.71%) RESTful
16 304 (3.61%) AngularJS
17 273 (3.25%) .NET
18 241 (2.87%) jQuery
19 222 (2.64%) JMS
20 182 (2.16%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 464 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 454 (5.40%) Data Centre
3 266 (3.16%) Clustering
4 251 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 221 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 170 (2.02%) Public Cloud
7 137 (1.63%) User Experience
8 134 (1.59%) Visualisation
9 126 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 114 (1.36%) Fixed Income
10 114 (1.36%) Replication
11 100 (1.19%) Private Cloud
12 97 (1.15%) Equities
13 87 (1.03%) Mainframe
14 83 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 79 (0.94%) Algorithms
15 79 (0.94%) PKI
16 66 (0.78%) Client/Server
17 64 (0.76%) Derivative
18 60 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2636 (31.34%) Unix
2 2399 (28.53%) Windows
3 1441 (17.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 709 (8.43%) CentOS
5 609 (7.24%) Windows Server
6 592 (7.04%) Solaris
7 572 (6.80%) AIX
8 424 (5.04%) Ubuntu
9 264 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 237 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 201 (2.39%) Mac OS X
12 192 (2.28%) SUSE
13 124 (1.47%) HPUX
14 117 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 105 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
16 100 (1.19%) Debian
17 92 (1.09%) Android
18 85 (1.01%) CoreOS
19 75 (0.89%) Windows 7
20 68 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2483 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2390 (28.42%) DevOps
3 1227 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
4 1204 (14.32%) Configuration Management
5 921 (10.95%) Scrum
6 900 (10.70%) Open Source
7 741 (8.81%) ITIL
8 619 (7.36%) TDD
9 575 (6.84%) Continuous Delivery
10 546 (6.49%) Software Engineering
11 535 (6.36%) Migration
12 507 (6.03%) OO
13 500 (5.95%) High Availability
14 389 (4.63%) E-Commerce
15 374 (4.45%) Service Management
16 370 (4.40%) Load Balancing
17 350 (4.16%) BDD
18 341 (4.05%) Web Development
19 313 (3.72%) Change Management
19 313 (3.72%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2235 (26.58%) Java
2 2087 (24.82%) Python
3 1524 (18.12%) SQL
4 1082 (12.87%) Ruby
5 1070 (12.72%) Perl
6 1047 (12.45%) Bash Shell
7 1023 (12.16%) JavaScript
8 807 (9.60%) Shell Script
9 608 (7.23%) C++
10 594 (7.06%) PHP
11 460 (5.47%) C
12 417 (4.96%) PowerShell
13 348 (4.14%) Scala
14 319 (3.79%) C#
15 212 (2.52%) Go
16 161 (1.91%) PL/SQL
17 156 (1.85%) Korn
18 101 (1.20%) Groovy
19 73 (0.87%) R
20 59 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1269 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 926 (11.01%) SC Cleared
3 415 (4.93%) Degree
4 244 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 162 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 126 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
7 112 (1.33%) CISSP
8 95 (1.13%) CCNA
9 92 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 78 (0.93%) RHCE
11 77 (0.92%) CCNP
12 68 (0.81%) MCSE
13 55 (0.65%) SANS
14 53 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
15 52 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 48 (0.57%) AWS Certification
17 42 (0.50%) ISEB
18 41 (0.49%) ISTQB
19 39 (0.46%) RHCSA
20 36 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (2.62%) QA
2 146 (1.74%) SLA
3 83 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 74 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 35 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 26 (0.31%) FATCA
8 23 (0.27%) JSP 440
9 19 (0.23%) MiFID
10 17 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 12 (0.14%) SEPA
13 9 (0.11%) COBIT
14 8 (0.095%) SDET
15 7 (0.083%) ISO20022
16 6 (0.071%) ISO27002
16 6 (0.071%) PA-DSS
17 4 (0.048%) GCP
18 3 (0.036%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 3 (0.036%) MISRA
System Software
1 1137 (13.52%) Docker
2 859 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 513 (6.10%) Active Directory
4 226 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
5 194 (2.31%) vSphere
6 178 (2.12%) vCloud
7 137 (1.63%) HDFS
8 135 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 130 (1.55%) Hyper-V
10 126 (1.50%) NFS
11 110 (1.31%) Squid
12 104 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
13 99 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 98 (1.17%) Postfix
15 95 (1.13%) Xen
16 89 (1.06%) KVM
17 88 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 76 (0.90%) VMware ESX
19 60 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
20 50 (0.59%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1866 (22.19%) Puppet
2 1224 (14.55%) Ansible
3 992 (11.80%) Opscode Chef
4 359 (4.27%) Terraform
5 349 (4.15%) Kubernetes
6 301 (3.58%) Nagios
7 275 (3.27%) logstash
8 245 (2.91%) Kibana
9 204 (2.43%) ZABBIX
10 143 (1.70%) Salt
11 118 (1.40%) Rancher
12 103 (1.22%) Packer
13 100 (1.19%) Tivoli
14 99 (1.18%) HAProxy
15 98 (1.17%) SCCM
16 83 (0.99%) Graphite
17 79 (0.94%) Consul
18 75 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
19 64 (0.76%) NetBackup
19 64 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1515 (18.01%) Oracle
2 1503 (17.87%) VMware
3 1497 (17.80%) Red Hat
4 764 (9.08%) Microsoft
5 544 (6.47%) Cisco
6 536 (6.37%) IBM
7 420 (4.99%) HP
8 267 (3.17%) Splunk
9 247 (2.94%) Atlassian
10 196 (2.33%) EMC
11 186 (2.21%) Google
11 186 (2.21%) Veritas
12 185 (2.20%) Citrix
13 175 (2.08%) Sun
14 171 (2.03%) NetApp
15 128 (1.52%) SAP
16 118 (1.40%) F5
16 118 (1.40%) SaltStack
16 118 (1.40%) Sybase
17 114 (1.36%) Hortonworks
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Excellent
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
AAP3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Some Flexible Working
Posted: 9 hours ago
County Durham
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Worcestershire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: DOE
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £380 - £440 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £575 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + accomodation
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday