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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 11 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 4588 4133 3888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.26% 7.85% 7.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.75% 36.64% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3108 2646 2580
Median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 135 103
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £24.30 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.02 £47.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
10488 11280 11803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.18% 21.43% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6709 6729 6957
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 893 1045
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +5 2317 £475 +2.15% 570
South East +4 813 £435 +12.98% 311
North West +14 260 £425 - 111
North East -1 250 £350 -26.31% 19
Yorkshire -1 242 £425 - 69
East of England +8 223 £400 - 131
West Midlands +28 190 £430 +14.66% 68
South West +6 179 £400 -9.85% 105
East Midlands +12 109 £425 +13.33% 34
Midlands -4 4 £525 +5.00%
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 2912 (30.50%) Unix
2 2677 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
3 2635 (27.60%) Windows
4 2610 (27.34%) Java
4 2610 (27.34%) DevOps
5 2251 (23.58%) Puppet
6 2172 (22.75%) Python
7 2102 (22.02%) Oracle
8 1758 (18.41%) SQL
9 1747 (18.30%) Red Hat
10 1718 (18.00%) Jenkins
11 1691 (17.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1672 (17.51%) Git (software)
13 1639 (17.17%) VMware
14 1606 (16.82%) Amazon AWS
15 1558 (16.32%) Security Cleared
16 1384 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
17 1377 (14.42%) Finance
18 1365 (14.30%) Configuration Management
19 1311 (13.73%) Perl
20 1267 (13.27%) Ansible
21 1216 (12.74%) Ruby
22 1194 (12.51%) Apache
23 1140 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
24 1092 (11.44%) SC Cleared
25 1084 (11.35%) JavaScript
26 1078 (11.29%) MySQL
27 1067 (11.18%) Bash Shell
28 1052 (11.02%) Docker
29 1028 (10.77%) 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 1194 (12.51%) Apache
2 765 (8.01%) Tomcat
3 479 (5.02%) WebSphere
4 469 (4.91%) WebLogic
5 453 (4.74%) JBoss
6 440 (4.61%) Confluence
7 342 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
8 324 (3.39%) OpenStack
9 318 (3.33%) nginx
10 297 (3.11%) IIS
11 149 (1.56%) Apache Spark
12 143 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
13 108 (1.13%) MS Exchange
14 94 (0.98%) CMS
15 90 (0.94%) Jetty
16 71 (0.74%) SharePoint
17 64 (0.67%) Apache Solr
18 63 (0.66%) Drupal
18 63 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
19 62 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 346 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 118 (1.24%) MS Office
3 100 (1.05%) HipChat
4 84 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.21%) MS Project
6 16 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.063%) SPSS
9 5 (0.052%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.042%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.042%) Mathematica
11 3 (0.031%) Doxygen
11 3 (0.031%) Simulink
12 2 (0.021%) GIMP
12 2 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.010%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 74 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 72 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 56 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 52 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
5 33 (0.35%) Magento
6 30 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
7 25 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 17 (0.18%) RMDS
9 15 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
10 14 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 14 (0.15%) ION MarketView
11 9 (0.094%) Documaker
11 9 (0.094%) SAP hybris
12 8 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
13 6 (0.063%) Maximo
13 6 (0.063%) Oracle Payables
13 6 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
14 5 (0.052%) Fredhopper
14 5 (0.052%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1606 (16.82%) Amazon AWS
2 447 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 272 (2.85%) IaaS
4 259 (2.71%) GitHub
5 253 (2.65%) PaaS
6 190 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
7 159 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 153 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 153 (1.60%) SaaS
9 128 (1.34%) Amazon S3
10 90 (0.94%) Office 365
11 64 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
12 55 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 44 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 43 (0.45%) OpenShift
15 39 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
16 35 (0.37%) Google App Engine
17 32 (0.34%) Route 53
18 24 (0.25%) Google Apps
19 23 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 826 (8.65%) Firewall
2 784 (8.21%) DNS
3 749 (7.85%) TCP/IP
4 667 (6.99%) HTTP
5 626 (6.56%) SAN
6 469 (4.91%) SSL
7 356 (3.73%) LDAP
8 315 (3.30%) VPN
9 288 (3.02%) WAN
10 263 (2.75%) DHCP
11 254 (2.66%) LAN
12 236 (2.47%) Internet
13 197 (2.06%) Network Security
13 197 (2.06%) SSH
14 161 (1.69%) NAS
15 125 (1.31%) iSCSI
16 117 (1.23%) FTP
16 117 (1.23%) OpenLDAP
17 116 (1.22%) IPsec
18 111 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1078 (11.29%) MySQL
2 740 (7.75%) SQL Server
3 733 (7.68%) PostgreSQL
4 631 (6.61%) MongoDB
5 503 (5.27%) Relational Database
6 493 (5.16%) NoSQL
7 489 (5.12%) Oracle Database
8 488 (5.11%) Hadoop
9 381 (3.99%) Big Data
10 265 (2.78%) DB2
11 186 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
12 166 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
13 163 (1.71%) RDBMS
14 158 (1.65%) Redis
15 147 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
16 138 (1.45%) HBase
17 95 (1.00%) Apache Hive
18 94 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
19 93 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
20 92 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1718 (18.00%) Jenkins
2 1672 (17.51%) Git (software)
3 796 (8.34%) JIRA
4 612 (6.41%) Subversion
5 568 (5.95%) Maven
6 385 (4.03%) JUnit
7 278 (2.91%) Ant
8 249 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 244 (2.56%) Selenium
10 210 (2.20%) Vagrant
11 201 (2.11%) Cucumber
12 196 (2.05%) TeamCity
13 179 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 176 (1.84%) Hudson
15 158 (1.65%) Eclipse
16 151 (1.58%) Gradle
16 151 (1.58%) SonarQube
17 149 (1.56%) Bitbucket
18 111 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
19 106 (1.11%) GitLab
General
1 1377 (14.42%) Finance
2 667 (6.99%) Banking
3 243 (2.55%) Retail
4 225 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 165 (1.73%) Front Office
6 157 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 131 (1.37%) Marketing
8 105 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 105 (1.10%) Publishing
9 100 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 76 (0.80%) Back Office
11 75 (0.79%) Electronics
12 70 (0.73%) Games
13 48 (0.50%) Legal
14 46 (0.48%) Advertising
15 45 (0.47%) Automotive
16 29 (0.30%) Military
17 21 (0.22%) Law
18 13 (0.14%) French Language
19 12 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2177 (22.80%) Developer
2 1638 (17.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 894 (9.36%) Linux Engineer
4 891 (9.33%) Administrator
5 723 (7.57%) Java Developer
6 716 (7.50%) Architect
7 514 (5.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 489 (5.12%) Systems Administrator
9 486 (5.09%) Consultant
10 469 (4.91%) Analyst
11 420 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
12 377 (3.95%) AWS Engineer
13 369 (3.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 348 (3.65%) AWS DevOps
15 290 (3.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 287 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 262 (2.74%) DBA
18 254 (2.66%) Software Engineer
19 250 (2.62%) Senior DevOps
20 241 (2.52%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 916 (9.59%) HTML
2 864 (9.05%) Web Services
3 690 (7.23%) CSS
4 621 (6.50%) XML
5 609 (6.38%) Spring
6 585 (6.13%) REST
7 571 (5.98%) JSON
8 570 (5.97%) Middleware
9 456 (4.78%) LAMP
10 429 (4.49%) HTML5
11 405 (4.24%) J2EE
12 358 (3.75%) RESTful
13 354 (3.71%) Node.js
14 347 (3.63%) SOAP
15 339 (3.55%) AngularJS
16 279 (2.92%) .NET
17 278 (2.91%) ELK Stack
18 268 (2.81%) jQuery
19 242 (2.53%) CSS3
20 221 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 527 (5.52%) Data Centre
2 414 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
3 401 (4.20%) Clustering
4 245 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 215 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 200 (2.09%) Public Cloud
7 137 (1.44%) Private Cloud
8 134 (1.40%) User Experience
9 121 (1.27%) PKI
10 120 (1.26%) Visualisation
11 113 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 110 (1.15%) Replication
13 107 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 107 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 97 (1.02%) Mainframe
15 80 (0.84%) Derivative
16 73 (0.76%) Equities
17 72 (0.75%) Fixed Income
18 69 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
19 61 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2912 (30.50%) Unix
2 2635 (27.60%) Windows
3 1691 (17.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 774 (8.11%) Solaris
5 739 (7.74%) CentOS
6 731 (7.66%) Windows Server
7 646 (6.77%) AIX
8 465 (4.87%) Ubuntu
9 329 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 277 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 211 (2.21%) Mac OS X
12 176 (1.84%) HPUX
13 172 (1.80%) SUSE
14 152 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 149 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
16 102 (1.07%) Debian
17 99 (1.04%) CoreOS
18 94 (0.98%) Android
19 83 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 67 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2677 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
2 2610 (27.34%) DevOps
3 1384 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1365 (14.30%) Configuration Management
5 1028 (10.77%) Open Source
6 991 (10.38%) ITIL
7 912 (9.55%) Scrum
8 631 (6.61%) Migration
9 620 (6.49%) TDD
10 599 (6.27%) Continuous Delivery
11 581 (6.09%) Software Engineering
12 556 (5.82%) High Availability
13 526 (5.51%) OO
14 415 (4.35%) E-Commerce
15 396 (4.15%) Load Balancing
16 390 (4.09%) Web Development
17 336 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
18 316 (3.31%) Project Management
19 311 (3.26%) Service Management
19 311 (3.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2610 (27.34%) Java
2 2172 (22.75%) Python
3 1758 (18.41%) SQL
4 1311 (13.73%) Perl
5 1216 (12.74%) Ruby
6 1084 (11.35%) JavaScript
7 1067 (11.18%) Bash Shell
8 959 (10.05%) Shell Script
9 743 (7.78%) PHP
10 653 (6.84%) C++
11 544 (5.70%) C
12 483 (5.06%) PowerShell
13 341 (3.57%) Scala
14 275 (2.88%) C#
15 229 (2.40%) Go
16 228 (2.39%) PL/SQL
17 129 (1.35%) Korn
18 111 (1.16%) VB
19 74 (0.78%) Groovy
20 71 (0.74%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1558 (16.32%) Security Cleared
2 1092 (11.44%) SC Cleared
3 438 (4.59%) Degree
4 304 (3.18%) DV Cleared
5 238 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 177 (1.85%) RHCE
7 168 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
8 136 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 135 (1.41%) CISSP
10 111 (1.16%) CCNP
11 110 (1.15%) CCNA
12 92 (0.96%) MCSE
13 76 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
14 69 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 61 (0.64%) ISTQB
16 58 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
17 51 (0.53%) ISEB
18 48 (0.50%) MCSA
18 48 (0.50%) RHCA
19 46 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (2.48%) QA
2 162 (1.70%) SLA
3 101 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 96 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 73 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (0.30%) JSP 440
7 26 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 25 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.14%) COBIT
9 13 (0.14%) MiFID
10 10 (0.10%) FATCA
11 9 (0.094%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.084%) SEPA
13 6 (0.063%) MISRA
14 5 (0.052%) COSO
14 5 (0.052%) DO-178B
14 5 (0.052%) FIPS 140-2
14 5 (0.052%) ISO27002
14 5 (0.052%) SAS 70
14 5 (0.052%) SDET
System Software
1 1052 (11.02%) Docker
2 964 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 695 (7.28%) Active Directory
4 276 (2.89%) vSphere
5 267 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
6 227 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
7 208 (2.18%) Hyper-V
8 185 (1.94%) KVM
9 184 (1.93%) vCloud
10 150 (1.57%) NFS
11 145 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
12 128 (1.34%) Squid
13 127 (1.33%) Postfix
14 115 (1.20%) Xen
15 99 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 90 (0.94%) VMware ESX
17 87 (0.91%) Samba
17 87 (0.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 85 (0.89%) etcd
19 82 (0.86%) flannel
Systems Management
1 2251 (23.58%) Puppet
2 1267 (13.27%) Ansible
3 1140 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
4 340 (3.56%) Kubernetes
5 312 (3.27%) Nagios
5 312 (3.27%) Terraform
6 272 (2.85%) logstash
7 206 (2.16%) ZABBIX
8 204 (2.14%) Kibana
9 184 (1.93%) SCCM
10 149 (1.56%) Tivoli
11 126 (1.32%) HAProxy
12 122 (1.28%) NetBackup
13 119 (1.25%) Rancher
14 113 (1.18%) Graphite
15 107 (1.12%) Packer
16 104 (1.09%) Salt
17 96 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 92 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 91 (0.95%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2102 (22.02%) Oracle
2 1747 (18.30%) Red Hat
3 1639 (17.17%) VMware
4 867 (9.08%) Microsoft
5 613 (6.42%) IBM
6 591 (6.19%) Cisco
7 573 (6.00%) HP
8 335 (3.51%) EMC
9 272 (2.85%) Atlassian
10 268 (2.81%) Splunk
11 238 (2.49%) Citrix
12 228 (2.39%) NetApp
13 217 (2.27%) Google
14 203 (2.13%) Veritas
15 184 (1.93%) F5
16 165 (1.73%) Sun
17 147 (1.54%) SAP
18 137 (1.44%) CheckPoint
19 125 (1.31%) Dell
20 124 (1.30%) Sybase
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £301350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Premier IT
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 21 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago