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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 3673 2815 2449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.70% 6.05% 6.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.33% 27.36% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2284 1735 1489
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 106 112
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.28 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.05% -5.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +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
10700 10289 8779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.43% 22.11% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6198 5699 4690
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 £175 £150 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 846 989 959
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +8 1805 £475 +8.57% 598
South East +11 789 £375 +7.14% 377
North West +35 225 £400 +6.66% 69
South West +14 221 £400 +18.08% 145
Yorkshire +11 210 £363 +20.83% 105
East of England -4 186 £390 +2.97% 145
West Midlands +4 93 £300 -11.11% 71
East Midlands +16 79 £360 +2.85% 46
North East +1 45 £330 +26.92% 22
Midlands +9 4 £325 -35.00% 2
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 2825 (36.83%) UNIX
2 2301 (30.00%) Java
3 2248 (29.31%) Windows
4 1911 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
5 1656 (21.59%) Oracle
6 1645 (21.45%) SQL
7 1475 (19.23%) Python
8 1257 (16.39%) Red Hat
9 1200 (15.65%) Puppet
10 1168 (15.23%) DevOps
11 1153 (15.03%) VMware
12 1088 (14.19%) HTML
13 1081 (14.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1047 (13.65%) Finance
15 1028 (13.40%) Git (software)
16 992 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
17 983 (12.82%) Security Cleared
18 979 (12.76%) Apache
19 961 (12.53%) JavaScript
20 946 (12.33%) MySQL
21 939 (12.24%) Configuration Management
22 932 (12.15%) Perl
23 910 (11.86%) Jenkins
24 833 (10.86%) Web Services
25 815 (10.63%) Ruby
26 807 (10.52%) C++
27 788 (10.27%) Subversion
28 752 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
29 727 (9.48%) PHP
29 727 (9.48%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 979 (12.76%) Apache
2 535 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 412 (5.37%) WebLogic
4 397 (5.18%) WebSphere
5 287 (3.74%) JBoss
6 246 (3.21%) IIS
7 205 (2.67%) Node.js
8 179 (2.33%) nginx
9 169 (2.20%) OpenStack
10 140 (1.83%) MS Exchange
11 136 (1.77%) Confluence
12 114 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
13 99 (1.29%) SharePoint
14 91 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
15 72 (0.94%) CMS
16 61 (0.80%) Apache Solr
17 60 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
18 57 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
18 57 (0.74%) TIBCO EMS
19 52 (0.68%) Drupal
Applications
1 273 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 100 (1.30%) MS Office
3 30 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.16%) MS Project
6 7 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.091%) Doxygen
7 6 (0.078%) SPSS
8 2 (0.026%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.026%) Stata
8 2 (0.026%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.013%) MODO
9 1 (0.013%) Maya
Business Applications
1 45 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
3 30 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
3 30 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 30 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 30 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 28 (0.37%) RMDS
5 16 (0.21%) Magento
6 15 (0.20%) ION MarketView
6 15 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
7 13 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
9 10 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
10 8 (0.10%) Summit
11 7 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.078%) Markit EDM
12 6 (0.078%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
13 5 (0.065%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 415 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
3 114 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 100 (1.30%) PaaS
5 71 (0.93%) Amazon S3
5 71 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 67 (0.87%) IaaS
7 64 (0.83%) SaaS
8 42 (0.55%) GitHub
9 36 (0.47%) Heroku
10 19 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
11 18 (0.23%) Route 53
12 17 (0.22%) Engine Yard
12 17 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 17 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.21%) Office 365
14 13 (0.17%) Google Apps
15 11 (0.14%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.13%) Google App Engine
17 8 (0.10%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 605 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 603 (7.86%) Firewall
3 569 (7.42%) HTTP
4 547 (7.13%) DNS
5 481 (6.27%) SAN
6 309 (4.03%) Internet
7 296 (3.86%) SSL
8 231 (3.01%) LDAP
9 221 (2.88%) DHCP
10 212 (2.76%) LAN
11 204 (2.66%) WAN
12 199 (2.59%) VPN
13 190 (2.48%) Network Security
14 166 (2.16%) NAS
15 139 (1.81%) BGP
16 114 (1.49%) OSPF
16 114 (1.49%) VLAN
17 111 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
18 107 (1.40%) FTP
19 106 (1.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 946 (12.33%) MySQL
2 656 (8.55%) Relational Database
3 550 (7.17%) MongoDB
4 505 (6.58%) SQL Server
5 468 (6.10%) Oracle Database
6 355 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
7 349 (4.55%) NoSQL
8 243 (3.17%) RDBMS
9 210 (2.74%) Hadoop
10 191 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 170 (2.22%) Big Data
12 165 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
13 155 (2.02%) DB2
14 130 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
15 120 (1.56%) Redis
16 107 (1.40%) Neo4j
17 82 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
18 74 (0.96%) MariaDB
19 59 (0.77%) CouchDB
20 56 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1028 (13.40%) Git (software)
2 910 (11.86%) Jenkins
3 788 (10.27%) Subversion
4 526 (6.86%) Maven
5 317 (4.13%) JIRA
6 307 (4.00%) Ant
7 214 (2.79%) JUnit
8 205 (2.67%) TeamCity
9 193 (2.52%) Selenium
10 191 (2.49%) Eclipse
11 190 (2.48%) Cucumber
12 167 (2.18%) Hudson
13 129 (1.68%) ClearCase
14 126 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 99 (1.29%) Mockito
16 94 (1.23%) PHPUnit
17 79 (1.03%) GoogleTest
18 70 (0.91%) NUnit
19 67 (0.87%) CruiseControl
19 67 (0.87%) CppUnit
General
1 1047 (13.65%) Finance
2 683 (8.90%) Banking
3 281 (3.66%) Investment Banking
4 253 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 243 (3.17%) Front Office
6 178 (2.32%) Retail
7 137 (1.79%) Marketing
8 89 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 89 (1.16%) Games
9 81 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 75 (0.98%) Electronics
11 54 (0.70%) Publishing
12 49 (0.64%) Back Office
13 48 (0.63%) Legal
14 25 (0.33%) Law
15 22 (0.29%) Automotive
15 22 (0.29%) Advertising
16 15 (0.20%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2242 (29.23%) Developer
2 739 (9.63%) Java Developer
3 703 (9.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 527 (6.87%) Administrator
5 496 (6.47%) Architect
6 493 (6.43%) Analyst
7 301 (3.92%) Consultant
8 287 (3.74%) Software Engineer
8 287 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
9 281 (3.66%) C++ Developer
10 271 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
11 219 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
11 219 (2.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 212 (2.76%) Support Engineer
13 211 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 203 (2.65%) Senior Developer
15 202 (2.63%) PHP Developer
16 187 (2.44%) Support Analyst
17 185 (2.41%) DBA
18 161 (2.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1088 (14.19%) HTML
2 833 (10.86%) Web Services
3 651 (8.49%) XML
4 626 (8.16%) CSS
5 412 (5.37%) REST
6 405 (5.28%) Spring
7 375 (4.89%) HTML5
8 373 (4.86%) jQuery
8 373 (4.86%) .NET
9 355 (4.63%) Middleware
10 318 (4.15%) J2EE
11 302 (3.94%) Hibernate
12 276 (3.60%) JSON
13 269 (3.51%) RESTful
14 258 (3.36%) LAMP
15 252 (3.29%) SOAP
16 200 (2.61%) Ajax
17 176 (2.29%) JMS
18 159 (2.07%) Java EE
19 155 (2.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 603 (7.86%) Open Source
2 506 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 261 (3.40%) Clustering
4 193 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 161 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 140 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 132 (1.72%) Derivative
8 123 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 119 (1.55%) Replication
10 107 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 102 (1.33%) Fixed Income
12 94 (1.23%) Visualisation
13 91 (1.19%) Mobile App
14 90 (1.17%) User Experience
15 84 (1.10%) Algorithms
16 77 (1.00%) PKI
17 68 (0.89%) Equities
18 61 (0.80%) Device Driver
19 55 (0.72%) Wiki
20 52 (0.68%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2825 (36.83%) UNIX
2 2248 (29.31%) Windows
3 1081 (14.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 626 (8.16%) Solaris
5 502 (6.54%) CentOS
6 379 (4.94%) Ubuntu
7 375 (4.89%) AIX
8 364 (4.75%) Mac OS X
9 352 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 218 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 209 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 135 (1.76%) HPUX
12 135 (1.76%) Android
13 121 (1.58%) Windows 7
13 121 (1.58%) SUSE
14 109 (1.42%) Debian
15 99 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
16 97 (1.26%) Apple iOS
17 76 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
18 75 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1911 (24.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1168 (15.23%) DevOps
3 992 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
4 939 (12.24%) Configuration Management
5 662 (8.63%) TDD
6 627 (8.17%) OO
7 607 (7.91%) Scrum
8 600 (7.82%) Software Engineering
9 560 (7.30%) ITIL
10 373 (4.86%) Web Development
11 370 (4.82%) Migration
12 360 (4.69%) E-Commerce
13 339 (4.42%) Multithreading
14 316 (4.12%) BDD
15 315 (4.11%) SOA
16 269 (3.51%) Load Balancing
17 261 (3.40%) Project Management
18 259 (3.38%) Responsive Web Design
19 252 (3.29%) MVC
20 244 (3.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2301 (30.00%) Java
2 1645 (21.45%) SQL
3 1475 (19.23%) Python
4 961 (12.53%) JavaScript
5 932 (12.15%) Perl
6 815 (10.63%) Ruby
7 807 (10.52%) C++
8 727 (9.48%) PHP
8 727 (9.48%) Shell Script
9 683 (8.90%) Bash Shell
10 545 (7.11%) C
11 312 (4.07%) C#
11 312 (4.07%) PL/SQL
12 245 (3.19%) PowerShell
13 177 (2.31%) Scala
14 116 (1.51%) Korn
15 74 (0.96%) VB
16 64 (0.83%) Embedded C
17 56 (0.73%) XPath
17 56 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 983 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 658 (8.58%) SC Cleared
3 356 (4.64%) Degree
4 279 (3.64%) DV Cleared
5 277 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 175 (2.28%) CCNA
7 150 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 118 (1.54%) CCNP
9 102 (1.33%) MCSE
10 99 (1.29%) VCP4
11 73 (0.95%) CISSP
12 72 (0.94%) ISEB
13 65 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 58 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 55 (0.72%) MCITP
16 52 (0.68%) ISTQB
17 49 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 42 (0.55%) CCSE
18 42 (0.55%) MCP
19 39 (0.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (2.78%) QA
2 114 (1.49%) SLA
3 47 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.10%) COBIT
7 8 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.091%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.078%) WCAG
10 5 (0.065%) WAI
10 5 (0.065%) DO-178B
11 4 (0.052%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.039%) HL7
13 2 (0.026%) DICOM
13 2 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 2 (0.026%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.026%) Basel III
14 1 (0.013%) ISO 9000
14 1 (0.013%) COSO
System Software
1 642 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 412 (5.37%) Active Directory
3 203 (2.65%) vSphere
4 132 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
5 110 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 108 (1.41%) VMware ESX
7 96 (1.25%) NFS
8 82 (1.07%) Varnish
9 74 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 74 (0.96%) Firmware
10 72 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
10 72 (0.94%) Docker
11 71 (0.93%) vCloud
12 65 (0.85%) Samba
12 65 (0.85%) Xen
13 62 (0.81%) KVM
14 61 (0.80%) XenServer
14 61 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
15 56 (0.73%) XenApp
16 37 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1200 (15.65%) Puppet
2 752 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
3 320 (4.17%) Nagios
4 286 (3.73%) Ansible
5 124 (1.62%) Salt
6 107 (1.40%) Tivoli
7 96 (1.25%) ZABBIX
8 91 (1.19%) Vagrant
9 86 (1.12%) NetBackup
10 66 (0.86%) Graphite
11 62 (0.81%) Cobbler
12 59 (0.77%) SCCM
13 55 (0.72%) Data Guard
14 53 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 50 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 43 (0.56%) Control-M
16 43 (0.56%) HAProxy
17 42 (0.55%) SCOM
18 40 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
19 39 (0.51%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1656 (21.59%) Oracle
2 1257 (16.39%) Red Hat
3 1153 (15.03%) VMware
4 661 (8.62%) Microsoft
5 533 (6.95%) Cisco
6 449 (5.85%) HP
7 431 (5.62%) IBM
8 257 (3.35%) Citrix
9 198 (2.58%) F5
10 197 (2.57%) NetApp
11 180 (2.35%) EMC
12 167 (2.18%) Sybase
13 166 (2.16%) CheckPoint
14 141 (1.84%) Sun
15 140 (1.83%) TIBCO
16 139 (1.81%) Splunk
17 119 (1.55%) Juniper
18 118 (1.54%) Veritas
19 112 (1.46%) Zend
20 111 (1.45%) SAP
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 34 minutes ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 38 minutes ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Heat Recruitment
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £31.44 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £340 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £600 - £700pd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day Great contract rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago