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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 12 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 4749 3793 3114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.29% 7.37% 6.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.06% 33.03% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3147 2349 1903
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 117 104
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
11290 11483 11178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.09% 22.30% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7138 6608 6375
Median daily rate £393 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 938 1000
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +9 2300 £475 +5.55% 540
South East +5 974 £400 +3.89% 278
Yorkshire +4 327 £425 +25.92% 104
North West +11 296 £413 +3.12% 85
West Midlands +9 218 £425 +25.92% 58
South West +1 204 £375 -6.25% 99
East of England -7 165 £425 +21.42% 127
North East +7 150 £313 +4.16% 14
East Midlands -1 91 £400 - 39
Midlands -2 8 £500 +100.00%
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 2966 (34.23%) Unix
2 2636 (30.42%) Windows
3 2622 (30.26%) Java
4 2375 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
5 1917 (22.12%) DevOps
6 1884 (21.74%) Python
7 1862 (21.49%) Oracle
8 1824 (21.05%) Puppet
9 1683 (19.42%) SQL
10 1548 (17.86%) Red Hat
11 1470 (16.96%) VMware
12 1432 (16.52%) Git (software)
13 1410 (16.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1354 (15.62%) Jenkins
15 1342 (15.49%) Finance
16 1333 (15.38%) Configuration Management
17 1258 (14.52%) Security Cleared
18 1218 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
19 1129 (13.03%) Perl
20 1119 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
21 1053 (12.15%) Ruby
22 980 (11.31%) JavaScript
23 973 (11.23%) Bash Shell
24 924 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
25 898 (10.36%) Opscode Chef
26 874 (10.09%) SC Cleared
27 872 (10.06%) Apache
28 859 (9.91%) HTML
29 844 (9.74%) MySQL
30 835 (9.64%) C++

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
1 872 (10.06%) Apache
2 650 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 461 (5.32%) WebSphere
4 419 (4.83%) JBoss
5 383 (4.42%) WebLogic
6 345 (3.98%) OpenStack
7 333 (3.84%) Node.js
8 314 (3.62%) nginx
9 264 (3.05%) Confluence
10 260 (3.00%) IIS
11 164 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
12 144 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
13 110 (1.27%) MS Exchange
14 106 (1.22%) SharePoint
15 83 (0.96%) Jetty
16 82 (0.95%) SAS
17 80 (0.92%) CMS
18 67 (0.77%) Apache Spark
19 63 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
20 57 (0.66%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 262 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 105 (1.21%) MS Office
3 54 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 35 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.32%) HipChat
6 22 (0.25%) MS Project
7 11 (0.13%) SPSS
8 10 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.092%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
12 4 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.046%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (0.046%) FrameMaker
12 4 (0.046%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.023%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.023%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.023%) Weka
Business Applications
1 59 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 47 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 44 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
5 32 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 22 (0.25%) Magento
7 18 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
8 13 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 13 (0.15%) ION MarketView
9 9 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
9 9 (0.10%) RMDS
10 8 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (0.092%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.081%) Maximo
12 6 (0.069%) BusinessWare
12 6 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
12 6 (0.069%) SAP R/3
13 5 (0.058%) Eikon
13 5 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1218 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
2 330 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (2.31%) GitHub
4 193 (2.23%) IaaS
5 177 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
6 160 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
7 142 (1.64%) SaaS
8 126 (1.45%) PaaS
9 94 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 90 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 57 (0.66%) Office 365
12 45 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
12 45 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 33 (0.38%) Route 53
14 27 (0.31%) Google App Engine
15 25 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
16 20 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 20 (0.23%) Amazon Glacier
17 18 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
18 17 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 717 (8.27%) HTTP
2 679 (7.84%) TCP/IP
3 619 (7.14%) SAN
4 605 (6.98%) Firewall
5 580 (6.69%) DNS
6 378 (4.36%) SSL
7 265 (3.06%) Internet
8 262 (3.02%) LDAP
9 245 (2.83%) VPN
10 239 (2.76%) WAN
11 219 (2.53%) LAN
12 209 (2.41%) DHCP
13 192 (2.22%) NAS
14 158 (1.82%) Network Security
15 147 (1.70%) FTP
16 145 (1.67%) IPsec
17 113 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
18 93 (1.07%) SSH
19 91 (1.05%) SNMP
20 89 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 844 (9.74%) MySQL
2 640 (7.39%) SQL Server
3 625 (7.21%) MongoDB
4 564 (6.51%) Relational Database
5 503 (5.80%) Oracle Database
6 461 (5.32%) NoSQL
7 460 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
8 254 (2.93%) Hadoop
9 244 (2.82%) Big Data
10 237 (2.73%) DB2
11 206 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 177 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
13 148 (1.71%) RDBMS
14 146 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
15 97 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
16 92 (1.06%) Neo4j
17 85 (0.98%) Redis
18 77 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
19 74 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
20 72 (0.83%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1432 (16.52%) Git (software)
2 1354 (15.62%) Jenkins
3 632 (7.29%) Maven
4 625 (7.21%) Subversion
5 603 (6.96%) JIRA
6 208 (2.40%) JUnit
7 199 (2.30%) Ant
8 193 (2.23%) Cucumber
9 191 (2.20%) Selenium
10 167 (1.93%) Hudson
11 153 (1.77%) Eclipse
12 145 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 140 (1.62%) TeamCity
14 131 (1.51%) Vagrant
15 129 (1.49%) Gradle
16 121 (1.40%) ClearCase
17 114 (1.32%) Artifactory
18 113 (1.30%) GitLab
19 104 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
20 89 (1.03%) Travis CI
General
1 1342 (15.49%) Finance
2 636 (7.34%) Banking
3 275 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 222 (2.56%) Retail
5 187 (2.16%) Front Office
6 159 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 124 (1.43%) Games
8 116 (1.34%) Marketing
9 76 (0.88%) Electronics
10 70 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 68 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 68 (0.78%) Publishing
12 52 (0.60%) Back Office
13 42 (0.48%) Legal
14 40 (0.46%) Advertising
15 33 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (0.33%) Military
17 23 (0.27%) Law
18 21 (0.24%) Automotive
19 17 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2139 (24.68%) Developer
2 1158 (13.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 808 (9.32%) Administrator
4 770 (8.89%) Linux Engineer
5 704 (8.12%) Architect
5 704 (8.12%) Java Developer
6 523 (6.04%) Analyst
7 429 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
8 400 (4.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 328 (3.78%) Linux Administrator
10 324 (3.74%) Consultant
11 320 (3.69%) C++ Developer
12 298 (3.44%) Software Engineer
13 291 (3.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 254 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 247 (2.85%) AWS Engineer
16 235 (2.71%) Senior Developer
16 235 (2.71%) Support Engineer
17 231 (2.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 218 (2.52%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 859 (9.91%) HTML
2 798 (9.21%) Web Services
3 612 (7.06%) CSS
4 512 (5.91%) XML
5 498 (5.75%) REST
6 495 (5.71%) Middleware
7 431 (4.97%) Spring
8 380 (4.38%) JSON
9 366 (4.22%) HTML5
10 345 (3.98%) .NET
11 335 (3.87%) RESTful
12 333 (3.84%) J2EE
13 317 (3.66%) LAMP
14 307 (3.54%) SOAP
15 258 (2.98%) jQuery
16 224 (2.58%) AngularJS
17 188 (2.17%) CSS3
18 185 (2.13%) Hibernate
19 160 (1.85%) ELK Stack
20 159 (1.83%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 535 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 461 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 289 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 287 (3.31%) Clustering
5 210 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 188 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 139 (1.60%) User Experience
8 117 (1.35%) Private Cloud
9 109 (1.26%) Replication
10 105 (1.21%) Algorithms
11 103 (1.19%) Equities
12 101 (1.17%) Public Cloud
13 96 (1.11%) Derivative
14 95 (1.10%) PKI
15 94 (1.08%) Visualisation
16 92 (1.06%) Mainframe
17 80 (0.92%) Mathematics
18 78 (0.90%) Client/Server
19 77 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
20 72 (0.83%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2966 (34.23%) Unix
2 2636 (30.42%) Windows
3 1410 (16.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 732 (8.45%) Solaris
5 697 (8.04%) Windows Server
6 633 (7.30%) AIX
7 504 (5.82%) CentOS
8 344 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 334 (3.85%) Ubuntu
10 310 (3.58%) Mac OS X
11 299 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 172 (1.98%) SUSE
13 129 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 128 (1.48%) Windows 7
15 121 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
16 118 (1.36%) HPUX
17 96 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 95 (1.10%) Debian
19 82 (0.95%) CoreOS
19 82 (0.95%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2375 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1917 (22.12%) DevOps
3 1333 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 1119 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
5 798 (9.21%) Open Source
6 735 (8.48%) ITIL
7 702 (8.10%) Scrum
8 669 (7.72%) TDD
9 651 (7.51%) Migration
10 640 (7.39%) Software Engineering
11 524 (6.05%) OO
12 474 (5.47%) High Availability
13 415 (4.79%) Continuous Delivery
14 383 (4.42%) Multithreading
15 348 (4.02%) Web Development
16 330 (3.81%) Project Management
17 319 (3.68%) BDD
18 315 (3.63%) E-Commerce
19 296 (3.42%) SDLC
20 289 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2622 (30.26%) Java
2 1884 (21.74%) Python
3 1683 (19.42%) SQL
4 1129 (13.03%) Perl
5 1053 (12.15%) Ruby
6 980 (11.31%) JavaScript
7 973 (11.23%) Bash Shell
8 835 (9.64%) C++
9 808 (9.32%) Shell Script
10 578 (6.67%) C
11 481 (5.55%) PHP
12 420 (4.85%) PowerShell
13 304 (3.51%) C#
14 301 (3.47%) Scala
15 235 (2.71%) PL/SQL
16 167 (1.93%) Go
17 145 (1.67%) Korn
18 87 (1.00%) Groovy
19 85 (0.98%) VB
20 75 (0.87%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1258 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 874 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 473 (5.46%) Degree
4 227 (2.62%) DV Cleared
5 217 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 132 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 127 (1.47%) CCNA
8 120 (1.38%) CCNP
9 113 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 106 (1.22%) ISTQB
11 84 (0.97%) MCSE
12 66 (0.76%) RHCE
13 57 (0.66%) CISSP
14 56 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 55 (0.63%) ISEB
16 52 (0.60%) MCSA
17 42 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
18 41 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 33 (0.38%) BC Cleared
20 30 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (2.98%) QA
2 159 (1.83%) SLA
3 99 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 62 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 53 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 14 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.14%) FedRAMP
8 12 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.13%) COBIT
10 8 (0.092%) ISO27002
10 8 (0.092%) MiFID
11 6 (0.069%) RMADS
12 5 (0.058%) ISO20022
13 4 (0.046%) COSO
13 4 (0.046%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.046%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.035%) MISRA
14 3 (0.035%) MISRA C
System Software
1 924 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 624 (7.20%) Docker
3 606 (6.99%) Active Directory
4 237 (2.73%) vSphere
5 205 (2.37%) Hyper-V
6 160 (1.85%) NFS
7 144 (1.66%) VMware ESX
8 138 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 127 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
10 119 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
11 116 (1.34%) KVM
12 103 (1.19%) GlusterFS
13 95 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 92 (1.06%) Xen
15 77 (0.89%) Samba
16 75 (0.87%) Ceph
17 62 (0.72%) vCloud
18 55 (0.63%) XenApp
19 54 (0.62%) Firmware
20 47 (0.54%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1824 (21.05%) Puppet
2 898 (10.36%) Opscode Chef
3 785 (9.06%) Ansible
4 367 (4.23%) Nagios
5 204 (2.35%) logstash
6 170 (1.96%) Graphite
7 152 (1.75%) Kubernetes
8 149 (1.72%) ZABBIX
9 147 (1.70%) SCCM
10 140 (1.62%) Tivoli
11 120 (1.38%) HAProxy
12 109 (1.26%) Salt
13 103 (1.19%) Terraform
14 98 (1.13%) NetBackup
14 98 (1.13%) SCOM
15 88 (1.02%) Packer
16 86 (0.99%) Kibana
17 78 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
18 72 (0.83%) Data Guard
19 70 (0.81%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1862 (21.49%) Oracle
2 1548 (17.86%) Red Hat
3 1470 (16.96%) VMware
4 752 (8.68%) Microsoft
5 657 (7.58%) IBM
6 547 (6.31%) Cisco
7 498 (5.75%) HP
8 304 (3.51%) EMC
9 260 (3.00%) Veritas
10 252 (2.91%) Citrix
11 224 (2.58%) NetApp
12 198 (2.28%) Splunk
13 174 (2.01%) Google
14 167 (1.93%) Sybase
15 160 (1.85%) Atlassian
16 145 (1.67%) Sun
17 139 (1.60%) SAP
18 126 (1.45%) F5
19 122 (1.41%) Juniper
20 112 (1.29%) Dell
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Contract
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £535 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££ competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: / day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: From £28,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Palm Mason
Rate: per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
GCS
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago