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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 3691 2988 2461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.31% 6.06% 5.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.11% 27.76% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2298 1850 1516
Average daily rate
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£425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 109 132
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £18.30 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
11147 10762 9049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.06% 21.82% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6378 6002 4848
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1025 974
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.40 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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 +4 1792 £475 +5.55% 629
South East +8 780 £380 +8.57% 365
Yorkshire +3 248 £350 +7.69% 91
North West +19 215 £409 +9.00% 75
East of England +2 201 £381 -4.68% 127
South West +3 190 £400 +9.58% 158
West Midlands 0 108 £325 - 58
East Midlands +18 97 £400 +14.28% 50
North East -4 39 £430 +43.33% 12
Midlands +7 7 £288 -42.50% 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 2752 (36.63%) UNIX
2 2272 (30.24%) Windows
3 2251 (29.96%) Java
4 1846 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1656 (22.04%) Oracle
6 1632 (21.72%) SQL
7 1449 (19.29%) Python
8 1233 (16.41%) Red Hat
9 1226 (16.32%) Puppet
10 1150 (15.31%) VMware
10 1150 (15.31%) DevOps
11 1072 (14.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1017 (13.54%) Finance
13 1010 (13.44%) HTML
14 972 (12.94%) Configuration Management
15 971 (12.92%) Security Cleared
16 966 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
17 947 (12.60%) Git (software)
18 928 (12.35%) Apache
19 921 (12.26%) JavaScript
20 914 (12.17%) Perl
21 899 (11.97%) MySQL
22 884 (11.77%) Jenkins
23 821 (10.93%) Web Services
24 797 (10.61%) Ruby
25 793 (10.56%) C++
26 774 (10.30%) Opscode Chef
27 732 (9.74%) Subversion
28 699 (9.30%) Shell Script
29 682 (9.08%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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
1 928 (12.35%) Apache
2 535 (7.12%) Tomcat
3 388 (5.16%) WebLogic
4 378 (5.03%) WebSphere
5 288 (3.83%) JBoss
6 262 (3.49%) IIS
7 225 (2.99%) Node.js
8 187 (2.49%) nginx
9 175 (2.33%) OpenStack
10 134 (1.78%) Confluence
10 134 (1.78%) MS Exchange
11 126 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
12 114 (1.52%) SharePoint
13 87 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
14 68 (0.91%) CMS
15 64 (0.85%) Apache Solr
16 60 (0.80%) TIBCO EMS
17 57 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
18 54 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
19 52 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 265 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 112 (1.49%) MS Office
3 39 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.12%) MS Project
6 7 (0.093%) SPSS
6 7 (0.093%) Doxygen
6 7 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.040%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.027%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.027%) Stata
9 1 (0.013%) Maya
Business Applications
1 47 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 32 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 32 (0.43%) RMDS
5 29 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
6 27 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 17 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
8 15 (0.20%) ION MarketView
9 14 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 12 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
10 12 (0.16%) Magento
11 10 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
12 8 (0.11%) Tridion
13 7 (0.093%) Summit
13 7 (0.093%) SAP ERP
14 6 (0.080%) Oracle Payables
14 6 (0.080%) Markit EDM
14 6 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
15 5 (0.067%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 404 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 104 (1.38%) PaaS
5 92 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 91 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 79 (1.05%) IaaS
8 63 (0.84%) Amazon S3
9 61 (0.81%) SaaS
10 47 (0.63%) GitHub
11 37 (0.49%) Heroku
12 24 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 24 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 20 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
14 18 (0.24%) Office 365
15 17 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
15 17 (0.23%) Engine Yard
16 15 (0.20%) OpenShift
17 14 (0.19%) Route 53
17 14 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 631 (8.40%) Firewall
2 585 (7.79%) TCP/IP
3 539 (7.17%) HTTP
4 511 (6.80%) DNS
5 460 (6.12%) SAN
6 305 (4.06%) Internet
7 279 (3.71%) SSL
8 237 (3.15%) LDAP
9 223 (2.97%) WAN
10 221 (2.94%) LAN
11 220 (2.93%) VPN
12 202 (2.69%) DHCP
13 193 (2.57%) Network Security
14 174 (2.32%) NAS
15 132 (1.76%) BGP
16 122 (1.62%) VLAN
17 113 (1.50%) OSPF
18 112 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
18 112 (1.49%) IPsec
19 105 (1.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 899 (11.97%) MySQL
2 646 (8.60%) Relational Database
3 593 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 527 (7.01%) SQL Server
5 441 (5.87%) Oracle Database
6 346 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
7 316 (4.21%) NoSQL
8 236 (3.14%) RDBMS
9 226 (3.01%) Hadoop
10 185 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
11 173 (2.30%) Big Data
12 169 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 146 (1.94%) DB2
14 121 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
15 112 (1.49%) Neo4j
16 108 (1.44%) Redis
17 64 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
18 63 (0.84%) MariaDB
18 63 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
19 55 (0.73%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 947 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 884 (11.77%) Jenkins
3 732 (9.74%) Subversion
4 507 (6.75%) Maven
5 307 (4.09%) JIRA
6 294 (3.91%) Ant
7 199 (2.65%) JUnit
8 198 (2.64%) TeamCity
9 176 (2.34%) Cucumber
10 168 (2.24%) Eclipse
11 167 (2.22%) Selenium
12 148 (1.97%) Hudson
13 131 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 123 (1.64%) ClearCase
15 82 (1.09%) GoogleTest
16 81 (1.08%) Mockito
17 73 (0.97%) NUnit
18 70 (0.93%) CppUnit
19 68 (0.91%) PHPUnit
20 65 (0.87%) Gradle
General
1 1017 (13.54%) Finance
2 648 (8.63%) Banking
3 266 (3.54%) Investment Banking
4 246 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 237 (3.15%) Front Office
6 174 (2.32%) Retail
7 127 (1.69%) Marketing
8 91 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 88 (1.17%) Games
10 84 (1.12%) Electronics
11 71 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 54 (0.72%) Publishing
13 49 (0.65%) Legal
13 49 (0.65%) Back Office
14 29 (0.39%) Advertising
15 26 (0.35%) Law
16 20 (0.27%) Automotive
17 14 (0.19%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.16%) Military
19 8 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2143 (28.52%) Developer
2 710 (9.45%) Java Developer
3 694 (9.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 521 (6.93%) Administrator
5 508 (6.76%) Architect
6 497 (6.62%) Analyst
7 319 (4.25%) Linux Engineer
8 307 (4.09%) Consultant
9 275 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
10 271 (3.61%) C++ Developer
11 265 (3.53%) Software Engineer
12 236 (3.14%) Linux Administrator
13 221 (2.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 205 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 199 (2.65%) Support Engineer
16 190 (2.53%) Support Analyst
17 181 (2.41%) Senior Developer
18 165 (2.20%) PHP Developer
19 159 (2.12%) DBA
20 158 (2.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1010 (13.44%) HTML
2 821 (10.93%) Web Services
3 608 (8.09%) XML
4 559 (7.44%) CSS
5 408 (5.43%) REST
6 385 (5.12%) .NET
7 365 (4.86%) Spring
8 340 (4.53%) Middleware
9 332 (4.42%) jQuery
10 328 (4.37%) HTML5
11 319 (4.25%) J2EE
12 297 (3.95%) Hibernate
13 255 (3.39%) SOAP
14 247 (3.29%) JSON
15 227 (3.02%) RESTful
16 212 (2.82%) LAMP
17 167 (2.22%) Ajax
18 154 (2.05%) Java EE
19 151 (2.01%) AngularJS
20 147 (1.96%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 562 (7.48%) Open Source
2 530 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 263 (3.50%) Clustering
4 198 (2.64%) Computer Science
5 153 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 129 (1.72%) Derivative
7 122 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 121 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 120 (1.60%) Client/Server
10 102 (1.36%) Fixed Income
10 102 (1.36%) Replication
11 92 (1.22%) Visualisation
12 89 (1.18%) Mobile App
13 84 (1.12%) Equities
14 83 (1.10%) PKI
15 78 (1.04%) User Experience
16 75 (1.00%) Algorithms
17 70 (0.93%) Private Cloud
18 62 (0.83%) Device Driver
19 53 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2752 (36.63%) UNIX
2 2272 (30.24%) Windows
3 1072 (14.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 622 (8.28%) Solaris
5 501 (6.67%) CentOS
6 377 (5.02%) Ubuntu
7 375 (4.99%) AIX
8 325 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 325 (4.33%) Mac OS X
9 213 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 206 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 134 (1.78%) HPUX
12 127 (1.69%) SUSE
13 119 (1.58%) Debian
14 114 (1.52%) Windows 7
15 109 (1.45%) Android
16 91 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
17 87 (1.16%) Apple iOS
18 71 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
19 70 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1846 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1150 (15.31%) DevOps
3 972 (12.94%) Configuration Management
4 966 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
5 628 (8.36%) TDD
6 573 (7.63%) OO
7 561 (7.47%) ITIL
8 560 (7.45%) Scrum
9 554 (7.37%) Software Engineering
10 386 (5.14%) Migration
11 348 (4.63%) E-Commerce
12 331 (4.41%) Multithreading
13 328 (4.37%) Web Development
14 297 (3.95%) BDD
15 294 (3.91%) SOA
16 285 (3.79%) Project Management
17 278 (3.70%) Load Balancing
18 243 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
19 238 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
20 236 (3.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2251 (29.96%) Java
2 1632 (21.72%) SQL
3 1449 (19.29%) Python
4 921 (12.26%) JavaScript
5 914 (12.17%) Perl
6 797 (10.61%) Ruby
7 793 (10.56%) C++
8 699 (9.30%) Shell Script
9 682 (9.08%) Bash Shell
10 654 (8.70%) PHP
11 539 (7.17%) C
12 319 (4.25%) C#
13 279 (3.71%) PL/SQL
14 256 (3.41%) PowerShell
15 136 (1.81%) Scala
16 103 (1.37%) Korn
17 71 (0.95%) VB
18 65 (0.87%) Embedded C
19 61 (0.81%) Groovy
20 48 (0.64%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 971 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 638 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 352 (4.69%) Degree
4 284 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
5 260 (3.46%) DV Cleared
6 179 (2.38%) CCNA
7 143 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 133 (1.77%) CCNP
9 98 (1.30%) MCSE
10 73 (0.97%) ISEB
11 70 (0.93%) CISSP
12 62 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
13 58 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 55 (0.73%) ISTQB
15 50 (0.67%) MCITP
16 48 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 43 (0.57%) MCP
18 40 (0.53%) CCSE
19 38 (0.51%) RHCE
20 32 (0.43%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (2.69%) QA
2 102 (1.36%) SLA
3 51 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 28 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.093%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.080%) COREP
9 6 (0.080%) WCAG
9 6 (0.080%) COBIT
10 5 (0.067%) WAI
10 5 (0.067%) FINREP
11 4 (0.053%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.040%) HL7
12 3 (0.040%) DO-178B
13 2 (0.027%) COSO
13 2 (0.027%) DICOM
13 2 (0.027%) ISO 8583
14 1 (0.013%) JTAG
System Software
1 638 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 429 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 207 (2.76%) vSphere
4 126 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 118 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
6 88 (1.17%) VMware ESX
7 86 (1.14%) Docker
7 86 (1.14%) NFS
8 81 (1.08%) Varnish
9 76 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
10 73 (0.97%) Samba
10 73 (0.97%) KVM
11 71 (0.95%) Firmware
12 69 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 69 (0.92%) vCloud
13 60 (0.80%) Xen
14 52 (0.69%) XenApp
15 48 (0.64%) iptables
16 44 (0.59%) XenServer
17 41 (0.55%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1226 (16.32%) Puppet
2 774 (10.30%) Opscode Chef
3 314 (4.18%) Ansible
4 272 (3.62%) Nagios
5 137 (1.82%) Salt
6 99 (1.32%) ZABBIX
7 98 (1.30%) Vagrant
8 96 (1.28%) Tivoli
9 64 (0.85%) Cobbler
10 62 (0.83%) SCCM
11 61 (0.81%) NetBackup
12 60 (0.80%) Graphite
13 59 (0.79%) Data Guard
14 54 (0.72%) HAProxy
15 49 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
16 45 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
17 44 (0.59%) Control-M
18 42 (0.56%) SCOM
19 39 (0.52%) Kibana
20 37 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1656 (22.04%) Oracle
2 1233 (16.41%) Red Hat
3 1150 (15.31%) VMware
4 657 (8.74%) Microsoft
5 579 (7.71%) Cisco
6 434 (5.78%) HP
7 405 (5.39%) IBM
8 256 (3.41%) Citrix
9 201 (2.68%) NetApp
10 200 (2.66%) F5
11 171 (2.28%) CheckPoint
12 162 (2.16%) EMC
13 155 (2.06%) Sybase
14 154 (2.05%) Sun
15 152 (2.02%) TIBCO
16 132 (1.76%) Splunk
17 129 (1.72%) Veritas
18 117 (1.56%) Juniper
19 109 (1.45%) SAP
20 87 (1.16%) Zend
East London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £475 - £575 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol Area
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Engineering
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Circa £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 400 - 450
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago