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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 13 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 4047 3644 2811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.58% 7.74% 6.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.20% 33.89% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2664 2280 1736
Average daily rate £425 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 98 105
Average hourly rate £40.25 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £19.85 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
10068 10753 10166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.34% 22.84% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6175 6265 5621
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 875 941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +1.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1863 £475 +1.06% 543
South East +5 875 £400 +6.66% 326
Yorkshire +11 300 £425 +17.24% 99
North West +3 297 £400 +1.91% 74
South West -1 222 £375 -6.25% 103
East of England +1 154 £450 +24.13% 100
West Midlands -1 137 £375 +15.38% 67
North East +3 96 £410 +36.66% 16
East Midlands +4 95 £375 +2.04% 46
Midlands +1 5 £550 +69.23%
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2898 (35.29%) Unix
2 2628 (32.00%) Java
3 2528 (30.78%) Windows
4 2231 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1781 (21.69%) SQL
6 1769 (21.54%) Oracle
7 1704 (20.75%) Python
8 1534 (18.68%) DevOps
9 1472 (17.92%) Puppet
10 1394 (16.98%) VMware
11 1341 (16.33%) Red Hat
12 1313 (15.99%) Finance
13 1284 (15.64%) Jenkins
14 1265 (15.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1242 (15.12%) Git (software)
16 1193 (14.53%) JavaScript
17 1104 (13.44%) Configuration Management
18 1091 (13.29%) Security Cleared
19 1017 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
20 999 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
21 994 (12.10%) Perl
22 968 (11.79%) HTML
23 951 (11.58%) Ruby
24 902 (10.98%) Bash Shell
25 884 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
26 846 (10.30%) C++
27 794 (9.67%) MySQL
27 794 (9.67%) Apache
28 784 (9.55%) Opscode Chef
29 774 (9.43%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 794 (9.67%) Apache
2 569 (6.93%) Tomcat
3 457 (5.57%) WebSphere
4 370 (4.51%) JBoss
5 351 (4.27%) Node.js
6 331 (4.03%) WebLogic
7 256 (3.12%) nginx
8 255 (3.11%) OpenStack
9 234 (2.85%) IIS
10 214 (2.61%) Confluence
11 121 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 120 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
13 115 (1.40%) SAS
14 110 (1.34%) Jetty
15 108 (1.32%) SharePoint
16 98 (1.19%) Apache Spark
17 89 (1.08%) CMS
17 89 (1.08%) MS Exchange
18 58 (0.71%) Drupal
19 48 (0.58%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 206 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 119 (1.45%) MS Office
3 71 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (0.38%) MS Project
6 18 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.16%) HipChat
9 12 (0.15%) SPSS
10 10 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
11 9 (0.11%) Doxygen
12 5 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.049%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.049%) Final Cut Pro
13 4 (0.049%) FrameMaker
13 4 (0.049%) GIMP
13 4 (0.049%) RoboHelp
13 4 (0.049%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 61 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
2 37 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (0.34%) ION MarketView
4 23 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 20 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
6 18 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
7 16 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 15 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 14 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
10 13 (0.16%) Magento
11 10 (0.12%) Maximo
12 9 (0.11%) BusinessWare
12 9 (0.11%) SAP R/3
13 8 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
14 7 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
15 6 (0.073%) RMDS
16 5 (0.061%) Oracle 11i
16 5 (0.061%) Salerio
17 4 (0.049%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 999 (12.17%) Amazon AWS
2 209 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 176 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
4 173 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
5 145 (1.77%) GitHub
6 138 (1.68%) IaaS
7 112 (1.36%) SaaS
8 102 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 93 (1.13%) PaaS
10 81 (0.99%) Amazon S3
11 75 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 74 (0.90%) Google App Engine
13 53 (0.65%) Office 365
14 52 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 25 (0.30%) Route 53
16 21 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
17 16 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
18 13 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 13 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
18 13 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 654 (7.96%) HTTP
2 652 (7.94%) TCP/IP
3 550 (6.70%) Firewall
4 532 (6.48%) DNS
5 444 (5.41%) SAN
6 319 (3.88%) Internet
7 315 (3.84%) SSL
8 257 (3.13%) LDAP
9 229 (2.79%) DHCP
10 214 (2.61%) LAN
10 214 (2.61%) WAN
11 212 (2.58%) VPN
12 192 (2.34%) FTP
13 140 (1.70%) NAS
14 136 (1.66%) IPsec
15 134 (1.63%) Network Security
16 127 (1.55%) SSH
17 106 (1.29%) SMTP
18 101 (1.23%) SNMP
19 87 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 794 (9.67%) MySQL
2 669 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 552 (6.72%) MongoDB
4 537 (6.54%) Relational Database
5 476 (5.80%) Oracle Database
6 437 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
7 405 (4.93%) NoSQL
8 320 (3.90%) Hadoop
9 297 (3.62%) Big Data
10 259 (3.15%) DB2
11 236 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 165 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
13 162 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
14 107 (1.30%) Neo4j
15 104 (1.27%) RDBMS
16 93 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
17 92 (1.12%) HBase
17 92 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
18 91 (1.11%) Apache Hive
19 86 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1284 (15.64%) Jenkins
2 1242 (15.12%) Git (software)
3 604 (7.36%) Subversion
4 602 (7.33%) Maven
5 482 (5.87%) JIRA
6 227 (2.76%) Cucumber
7 214 (2.61%) JUnit
8 203 (2.47%) Eclipse
9 198 (2.41%) Selenium
10 188 (2.29%) Ant
11 150 (1.83%) Hudson
12 149 (1.81%) ClearCase
13 130 (1.58%) Gradle
14 119 (1.45%) TeamCity
15 105 (1.28%) Mockito
16 99 (1.21%) Vagrant
17 80 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
18 73 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 73 (0.89%) JMeter
19 72 (0.88%) NUnit
General
1 1313 (15.99%) Finance
2 641 (7.81%) Banking
3 286 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 257 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 220 (2.68%) Front Office
6 165 (2.01%) Retail
7 85 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 75 (0.91%) Games
9 73 (0.89%) Marketing
10 61 (0.74%) Electronics
11 49 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 46 (0.56%) Back Office
13 45 (0.55%) Publishing
14 44 (0.54%) Advertising
15 38 (0.46%) Billing
15 38 (0.46%) Legal
16 36 (0.44%) Military
17 33 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.28%) Law
19 21 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2270 (27.64%) Developer
2 934 (11.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 773 (9.41%) Java Developer
4 666 (8.11%) Administrator
5 637 (7.76%) Linux Engineer
6 601 (7.32%) Architect
7 562 (6.84%) Analyst
8 395 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
9 322 (3.92%) Consultant
10 317 (3.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 309 (3.76%) C++ Developer
12 288 (3.51%) Software Engineer
13 280 (3.41%) Linux Administrator
14 263 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 262 (3.19%) DBA
16 225 (2.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 208 (2.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 206 (2.51%) Applications Support
18 206 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 200 (2.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 968 (11.79%) HTML
2 736 (8.96%) Web Services
3 701 (8.54%) CSS
4 512 (6.23%) XML
5 436 (5.31%) REST
6 402 (4.90%) .NET
7 400 (4.87%) Middleware
8 385 (4.69%) Spring
9 376 (4.58%) jQuery
10 369 (4.49%) HTML5
11 337 (4.10%) JSON
12 313 (3.81%) J2EE
13 297 (3.62%) RESTful
14 268 (3.26%) LAMP
15 248 (3.02%) AngularJS
16 236 (2.87%) SOAP
17 206 (2.51%) Hibernate
18 144 (1.75%) Servlets
19 140 (1.70%) CSS3
20 137 (1.67%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 542 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 520 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 307 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 258 (3.14%) Clustering
5 197 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 164 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 160 (1.95%) User Experience
8 125 (1.52%) Replication
9 118 (1.44%) Visualisation
10 106 (1.29%) Equities
11 102 (1.24%) Mainframe
12 98 (1.19%) Fixed Income
13 96 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 96 (1.17%) PKI
14 93 (1.13%) Derivative
15 89 (1.08%) Private Cloud
16 86 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
17 83 (1.01%) Client/Server
18 78 (0.95%) Mathematics
19 69 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2898 (35.29%) Unix
2 2528 (30.78%) Windows
3 1265 (15.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 673 (8.20%) Solaris
5 601 (7.32%) Windows Server
6 533 (6.49%) AIX
7 480 (5.85%) CentOS
8 405 (4.93%) Mac OS X
9 355 (4.32%) Ubuntu
10 335 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 275 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 134 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 129 (1.57%) SUSE
14 128 (1.56%) HPUX
15 121 (1.47%) Windows 7
16 112 (1.36%) Mac OS
17 86 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
18 82 (1.00%) Debian
19 81 (0.99%) Android
20 61 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2231 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1534 (18.68%) DevOps
3 1104 (13.44%) Configuration Management
4 1017 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
5 707 (8.61%) TDD
6 660 (8.04%) Scrum
7 651 (7.93%) Open Source
8 605 (7.37%) Software Engineering
9 598 (7.28%) ITIL
10 562 (6.84%) Migration
11 523 (6.37%) OO
12 423 (5.15%) High Availability
13 386 (4.70%) Multithreading
14 374 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
15 347 (4.23%) Project Management
16 337 (4.10%) BDD
17 311 (3.79%) E-Commerce
18 298 (3.63%) SDLC
19 283 (3.45%) Unit Testing
20 251 (3.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2628 (32.00%) Java
2 1781 (21.69%) SQL
3 1704 (20.75%) Python
4 1193 (14.53%) JavaScript
5 994 (12.10%) Perl
6 951 (11.58%) Ruby
7 902 (10.98%) Bash Shell
8 846 (10.30%) C++
9 774 (9.43%) Shell Script
10 569 (6.93%) C
11 503 (6.13%) PHP
12 399 (4.86%) PowerShell
13 313 (3.81%) C#
14 297 (3.62%) Scala
15 253 (3.08%) PL/SQL
16 120 (1.46%) Korn
17 96 (1.17%) Go
18 84 (1.02%) VB
19 72 (0.88%) Groovy
20 68 (0.83%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1091 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 714 (8.69%) SC Cleared
3 486 (5.92%) Degree
4 227 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 212 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
6 131 (1.60%) CCNA
7 99 (1.21%) CCNP
8 92 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 87 (1.06%) CISSP
10 77 (0.94%) ISTQB
11 74 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
12 65 (0.79%) MCSE
13 54 (0.66%) RHCE
14 52 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 47 (0.57%) ISEB
16 46 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
17 41 (0.50%) RHCSA
18 40 (0.49%) MCSA
19 34 (0.41%) CISM
20 32 (0.39%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (3.14%) QA
2 147 (1.79%) SLA
3 123 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 67 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 36 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 27 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.19%) FedRAMP
8 13 (0.16%) COBIT
8 13 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.13%) ISO27002
10 7 (0.085%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.085%) MiFID
10 7 (0.085%) SAS 70
11 5 (0.061%) COSO
11 5 (0.061%) MISRA
11 5 (0.061%) SDET
12 4 (0.049%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.037%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.037%) ISO 8583
13 3 (0.037%) ISO20022
System Software
1 884 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 537 (6.54%) Active Directory
3 406 (4.94%) Docker
4 182 (2.22%) vSphere
5 153 (1.86%) Hyper-V
6 131 (1.60%) NFS
6 131 (1.60%) VMware ESX
7 122 (1.49%) Xen
8 120 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
9 108 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 90 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
11 89 (1.08%) KVM
12 73 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 64 (0.78%) XenApp
14 63 (0.77%) vCloud
15 53 (0.65%) Samba
16 39 (0.47%) iptables
17 38 (0.46%) Squid
18 33 (0.40%) Firmware
19 29 (0.35%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 1472 (17.92%) Puppet
2 784 (9.55%) Opscode Chef
3 550 (6.70%) Ansible
4 297 (3.62%) Nagios
5 172 (2.09%) ZABBIX
6 123 (1.50%) logstash
7 118 (1.44%) Tivoli
8 102 (1.24%) Salt
9 93 (1.13%) SCCM
10 88 (1.07%) Graphite
10 88 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
11 73 (0.89%) Data Guard
12 69 (0.84%) Kibana
13 61 (0.74%) SCOM
14 59 (0.72%) Kubernetes
15 51 (0.62%) Cacti
15 51 (0.62%) NetBackup
16 50 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 47 (0.57%) CFEngine
17 47 (0.57%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 1769 (21.54%) Oracle
2 1394 (16.98%) VMware
3 1341 (16.33%) Red Hat
4 673 (8.20%) Microsoft
5 542 (6.60%) IBM
6 520 (6.33%) Cisco
7 438 (5.33%) HP
8 248 (3.02%) Citrix
9 236 (2.87%) EMC
10 217 (2.64%) Sybase
11 200 (2.44%) Splunk
12 181 (2.20%) Google
13 165 (2.01%) NetApp
14 164 (2.00%) SAP
15 162 (1.97%) Veritas
16 133 (1.62%) Sun
17 132 (1.61%) Juniper
18 113 (1.38%) CheckPoint
19 112 (1.36%) Atlassian
20 108 (1.32%) CA
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