The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 3499 2945 3237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.09% 6.34% 6.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.05% 28.20% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2288 1790 1799
Average daily rate
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£400 £408 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 119 203
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £16.50 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11269 10444 11273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.82% 22.48% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6489 5846 5668
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 973 1192
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
UK

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 +3 1900 £425 -5.55% 653
South East +5 602 £350 -12.50% 269
South West +13 228 £375 -1.57% 106
East of England -6 204 £388 +10.71% 130
North West +2 170 £375 +17.18% 81
Yorkshire -9 149 £350 +7.69% 80
West Midlands +21 91 £300 -11.63% 33
East Midlands +15 76 £343 +14.16% 45
North East -2 42 £280 -10.40% 18
Midlands +8 3 £450 +38.46% 2
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 2502 (38.02%) UNIX
2 2025 (30.77%) Windows
3 1809 (27.49%) Java
4 1783 (27.09%) Oracle
5 1531 (23.26%) SQL
6 1134 (17.23%) Red Hat
7 1097 (16.67%) Finance
8 1029 (15.64%) Python
9 961 (14.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 948 (14.41%) VMware
11 947 (14.39%) Apache
12 935 (14.21%) JavaScript
13 902 (13.71%) HTML
14 897 (13.63%) Perl
15 889 (13.51%) MySQL
16 761 (11.56%) Puppet
17 739 (11.23%) Web Services
18 719 (10.93%) Solaris
19 703 (10.68%) PHP
19 703 (10.68%) DevOps
20 695 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
20 695 (10.56%) Banking
21 675 (10.26%) C++
22 656 (9.97%) CSS
23 653 (9.92%) Git (software)
24 636 (9.66%) Ruby
25 627 (9.53%) XML
26 605 (9.19%) Subversion
27 585 (8.89%) Microsoft
28 584 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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
1 947 (14.39%) Apache
2 466 (7.08%) Tomcat
3 458 (6.96%) WebLogic
4 410 (6.23%) WebSphere
5 214 (3.25%) IIS
6 148 (2.25%) nginx
7 131 (1.99%) Node.js
8 117 (1.78%) MS Exchange
9 111 (1.69%) CMS
10 94 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
11 88 (1.34%) SharePoint
12 79 (1.20%) Confluence
13 75 (1.14%) OpenStack
14 67 (1.02%) SAS
15 65 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
16 63 (0.96%) Drupal
17 55 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
17 55 (0.84%) WordPress
17 55 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
18 54 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 236 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 114 (1.73%) MS Office
3 49 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.27%) MS Project
6 12 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.14%) SPSS
8 8 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.076%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.046%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.030%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.015%) Gephi
12 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.015%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.015%) Maya
12 1 (0.015%) Vectorworks
12 1 (0.015%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.015%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 98 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 81 (1.23%) RMDS
3 34 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 29 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 26 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 26 (0.40%) Magento
6 18 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
7 15 (0.23%) ION MarketView
8 14 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 12 (0.18%) Tridion
10 9 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
10 9 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
12 7 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
13 6 (0.091%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
13 6 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
13 6 (0.091%) Oracle Retail
14 5 (0.076%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 302 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
3 80 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 73 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 68 (1.03%) SaaS
6 54 (0.82%) IaaS
7 52 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 48 (0.73%) PaaS
9 28 (0.43%) GitHub
10 24 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
11 23 (0.35%) Rackspace Cloud
12 19 (0.29%) Office 365
13 15 (0.23%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.17%) Route 53
15 9 (0.14%) Heroku
16 7 (0.11%) Google Apps
16 7 (0.11%) Joyent
17 5 (0.076%) IBM SmartCloud
18 4 (0.061%) OpenShift
19 3 (0.046%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 574 (8.72%) Firewall
2 510 (7.75%) TCP/IP
3 490 (7.45%) DNS
4 435 (6.61%) SAN
5 389 (5.91%) HTTP
6 273 (4.15%) LDAP
7 240 (3.65%) SSL
8 232 (3.53%) Internet
9 183 (2.78%) VPN
10 177 (2.69%) DHCP
11 173 (2.63%) LAN
12 170 (2.58%) NAS
13 159 (2.42%) WAN
14 135 (2.05%) Network Security
15 121 (1.84%) SSH
16 105 (1.60%) FTP
17 74 (1.12%) OSPF
18 73 (1.11%) BGP
19 72 (1.09%) Multicast
20 69 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 889 (13.51%) MySQL
2 583 (8.86%) Oracle Database
3 486 (7.38%) SQL Server
4 447 (6.79%) Relational Database
5 280 (4.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 272 (4.13%) MongoDB
7 252 (3.83%) NoSQL
8 190 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
9 179 (2.72%) RDBMS
10 173 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
11 167 (2.54%) DB2
12 135 (2.05%) Hadoop
12 135 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
13 133 (2.02%) Big Data
14 117 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
15 83 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
16 77 (1.17%) Redis
17 57 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
18 55 (0.84%) Oracle Exadata
19 51 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 653 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 605 (9.19%) Subversion
3 466 (7.08%) Jenkins
4 334 (5.08%) Maven
5 250 (3.80%) JIRA
6 212 (3.22%) Ant
7 198 (3.01%) Selenium
8 192 (2.92%) JUnit
9 179 (2.72%) Eclipse
10 172 (2.61%) Hudson
11 132 (2.01%) Cucumber
12 112 (1.70%) ClearCase
13 107 (1.63%) TeamCity
14 80 (1.22%) WebDriver
15 62 (0.94%) Mockito
16 52 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 50 (0.76%) JBehave
17 50 (0.76%) SoapUI
17 50 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
18 40 (0.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 1097 (16.67%) Finance
2 695 (10.56%) Banking
3 268 (4.07%) Investment Banking
4 263 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 207 (3.15%) Front Office
6 192 (2.92%) Retail
7 98 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 96 (1.46%) Marketing
9 94 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 83 (1.26%) Games
11 68 (1.03%) Electronics
12 41 (0.62%) Publishing
13 40 (0.61%) Advertising
14 31 (0.47%) Legal
15 27 (0.41%) Back Office
16 20 (0.30%) Military
17 18 (0.27%) German Language
18 17 (0.26%) Aerospace
19 13 (0.20%) Billing
20 12 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1954 (29.69%) Developer
2 584 (8.87%) Administrator
3 502 (7.63%) Analyst
4 476 (7.23%) Java Developer
5 365 (5.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 355 (5.39%) Architect
7 345 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
8 284 (4.32%) Consultant
9 278 (4.22%) Software Engineer
10 264 (4.01%) Linux Engineer
11 262 (3.98%) DBA
12 251 (3.81%) C++ Developer
13 249 (3.78%) Linux Administrator
14 231 (3.51%) Support Engineer
15 190 (2.89%) PHP Developer
16 170 (2.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 167 (2.54%) Oracle DBA
18 162 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
19 144 (2.19%) Python Developer
20 138 (2.10%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 902 (13.71%) HTML
2 739 (11.23%) Web Services
3 656 (9.97%) CSS
4 627 (9.53%) XML
5 387 (5.88%) jQuery
6 357 (5.42%) Middleware
7 340 (5.17%) .NET
8 332 (5.04%) Spring
9 308 (4.68%) HTML5
10 301 (4.57%) J2EE
11 299 (4.54%) LAMP
12 245 (3.72%) JSON
13 228 (3.46%) RESTful
14 219 (3.33%) REST
15 214 (3.25%) Hibernate
16 201 (3.05%) SOAP
17 196 (2.98%) Ajax
18 158 (2.40%) JSP
19 145 (2.20%) CSS3
19 145 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 498 (7.57%) Open Source
2 234 (3.56%) Computer Science
3 233 (3.54%) Clustering
4 176 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 160 (2.43%) Replication
6 140 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 124 (1.88%) Derivative
8 107 (1.63%) Mainframe
9 105 (1.60%) Fixed Income
10 104 (1.58%) Management Information System
11 83 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 78 (1.19%) DTV
13 77 (1.17%) Hedge funds
14 69 (1.05%) Visualisation
15 68 (1.03%) Client/Server
16 64 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
17 57 (0.87%) STB
18 53 (0.81%) PKI
19 52 (0.79%) Digital Media
20 48 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2502 (38.02%) UNIX
2 2025 (30.77%) Windows
3 961 (14.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 719 (10.93%) Solaris
5 341 (5.18%) AIX
6 304 (4.62%) CentOS
7 300 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 249 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 227 (3.45%) Ubuntu
10 168 (2.55%) Mac OS X
11 154 (2.34%) HPUX
12 148 (2.25%) Windows 7
13 135 (2.05%) Windows XP
14 133 (2.02%) Debian
15 121 (1.84%) SUSE
16 113 (1.72%) Android
17 105 (1.60%) Oracle Linux
18 94 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
19 75 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
20 70 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (10.68%) DevOps
2 695 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
3 583 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
4 569 (8.65%) Configuration Management
5 532 (8.08%) TDD
6 529 (8.04%) ITIL
7 495 (7.52%) OO
8 482 (7.32%) Software Engineering
9 437 (6.64%) Scrum
10 362 (5.50%) E-Commerce
11 345 (5.24%) Migration
12 326 (4.95%) SOA
13 259 (3.94%) Web Development
14 245 (3.72%) Performance Tuning
15 237 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
16 221 (3.36%) MVC
17 219 (3.33%) Project Management
18 217 (3.30%) Multithreading
19 212 (3.22%) Change Management
20 201 (3.05%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1809 (27.49%) Java
2 1531 (23.26%) SQL
3 1029 (15.64%) Python
4 935 (14.21%) JavaScript
5 897 (13.63%) Perl
6 703 (10.68%) PHP
7 675 (10.26%) C++
8 636 (9.66%) Ruby
9 583 (8.86%) Shell Script
10 534 (8.11%) Bash Shell
11 477 (7.25%) C
12 341 (5.18%) PL/SQL
13 237 (3.60%) C#
14 220 (3.34%) PowerShell
15 136 (2.07%) Scala
16 95 (1.44%) Korn
17 89 (1.35%) VB
18 87 (1.32%) Groovy
19 73 (1.11%) PHP5
20 51 (0.77%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 555 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 377 (5.73%) Degree
3 363 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 168 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (2.10%) DV Cleared
6 122 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 106 (1.61%) ISTQB
8 85 (1.29%) CCNP
9 83 (1.26%) MCSE
10 75 (1.14%) CCNA
11 65 (0.99%) ISEB
12 64 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 59 (0.90%) CISSP
14 52 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 47 (0.71%) RHCE
16 46 (0.70%) MCITP
17 45 (0.68%) MCP
18 39 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
19 38 (0.58%) CCSE
20 35 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (2.72%) QA
2 106 (1.61%) SLA
3 50 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 43 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.11%) TickIT
8 6 (0.091%) COBIT
9 4 (0.061%) Basel III
10 3 (0.046%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.046%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.046%) JTAG
11 2 (0.030%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.015%) COREP
12 1 (0.015%) Basel II
12 1 (0.015%) DO-178B
System Software
1 584 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 425 (6.46%) Active Directory
3 218 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
4 141 (2.14%) vSphere
5 139 (2.11%) VMware ESX
6 126 (1.91%) NFS
7 113 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
8 91 (1.38%) Hyper-V
9 78 (1.19%) vCloud
10 66 (1.00%) XenServer
11 59 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
12 55 (0.84%) XenApp
13 54 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 53 (0.81%) KVM
14 53 (0.81%) Xen
15 49 (0.74%) Squid
16 45 (0.68%) Varnish
16 45 (0.68%) Samba
17 37 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 33 (0.50%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 761 (11.56%) Puppet
2 432 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
3 212 (3.22%) Nagios
4 121 (1.84%) Tivoli
5 105 (1.60%) Data Guard
6 87 (1.32%) Salt
7 85 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 84 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 81 (1.23%) ZABBIX
10 76 (1.15%) Ansible
11 69 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
12 67 (1.02%) NetBackup
13 66 (1.00%) Vagrant
14 62 (0.94%) SCCM
15 56 (0.85%) Cacti
15 56 (0.85%) Control-M
16 46 (0.70%) Nessus
17 41 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
18 40 (0.61%) SCOM
19 37 (0.56%) YUM
Vendors
1 1783 (27.09%) Oracle
2 1134 (17.23%) Red Hat
3 948 (14.41%) VMware
4 585 (8.89%) Microsoft
5 487 (7.40%) IBM
6 459 (6.97%) Cisco
7 421 (6.40%) HP
8 286 (4.35%) Citrix
9 233 (3.54%) JBoss
10 216 (3.28%) NetApp
11 196 (2.98%) Sybase
12 193 (2.93%) EMC
13 178 (2.70%) Sun
14 123 (1.87%) F5
15 114 (1.73%) TIBCO
16 108 (1.64%) CheckPoint
17 106 (1.61%) Veritas
18 100 (1.52%) SAP
19 99 (1.50%) Zend
20 88 (1.34%) Perforce
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