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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 3768 3250 3178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.33% 6.74% 5.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.71% 29.31% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2505 2045 1795
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 105 189
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £18.20 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.93% -
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
11520 11088 11320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.41% 23.00% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6753 6366 5912
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 977 1128
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +6 2070 £430 -3.37% 537
South East 0 564 £360 -4.00% 284
East of England +3 232 £400 +10.34% 127
South West +19 224 £391 +20.38% 118
North West +12 221 £363 +11.53% 83
Yorkshire -7 166 £388 +9.15% 87
West Midlands +37 129 £325 +3.17% 40
East Midlands +22 97 £365 +8.14% 20
North East +16 59 £306 -9.25% 24
Midlands - - - - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2670 (37.11%) UNIX
2 2095 (29.12%) Windows
3 1996 (27.75%) Java
4 1843 (25.62%) Oracle
5 1638 (22.77%) SQL
6 1543 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1295 (18.00%) Red Hat
8 1201 (16.69%) Python
9 1139 (15.83%) Finance
10 1084 (15.07%) Apache
11 1070 (14.87%) VMware
12 1046 (14.54%) JavaScript
13 1034 (14.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1024 (14.23%) HTML
15 993 (13.80%) MySQL
16 981 (13.64%) Perl
17 891 (12.39%) Puppet
18 850 (11.82%) Git (software)
19 838 (11.65%) DevOps
20 818 (11.37%) PHP
21 797 (11.08%) Web Services
22 761 (10.58%) Banking
23 740 (10.29%) Ruby
24 733 (10.19%) C++
25 703 (9.77%) CSS
26 691 (9.61%) Subversion
27 685 (9.52%) Solaris
28 674 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
29 666 (9.26%) Configuration Management
30 664 (9.23%) XML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1084 (15.07%) Apache
2 510 (7.09%) Tomcat
3 472 (6.56%) WebLogic
4 470 (6.53%) WebSphere
5 236 (3.28%) IIS
6 160 (2.22%) nginx
7 123 (1.71%) Node.js
8 114 (1.58%) MS Exchange
9 108 (1.50%) OpenStack
9 108 (1.50%) CMS
10 106 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
11 94 (1.31%) SharePoint
12 84 (1.17%) Confluence
13 70 (0.97%) Drupal
14 68 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
15 65 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
16 64 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
17 60 (0.83%) SAS
18 56 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
19 55 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 259 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 113 (1.57%) MS Office
3 59 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.39%) MS Project
6 20 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.13%) Mathematica
10 5 (0.070%) SPSS
11 4 (0.056%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.028%) Maya
13 1 (0.014%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.014%) Gephi
13 1 (0.014%) Vectorworks
13 1 (0.014%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.014%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.014%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 85 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 56 (0.78%) RMDS
3 31 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 30 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 30 (0.42%) Magento
5 28 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 23 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 18 (0.25%) ION MarketView
8 14 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
10 8 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
10 8 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
11 7 (0.097%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.097%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.083%) Summit
12 6 (0.083%) Murex MxG2000
12 6 (0.083%) Tridion
12 6 (0.083%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.083%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 355 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
3 85 (1.18%) Amazon S3
4 80 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 74 (1.03%) SaaS
6 61 (0.85%) IaaS
7 59 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 52 (0.72%) PaaS
9 34 (0.47%) GitHub
10 25 (0.35%) Office 365
10 25 (0.35%) Google App Engine
11 20 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 14 (0.19%) Google Apps
13 12 (0.17%) Heroku
14 10 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
15 9 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
16 8 (0.11%) Route 53
17 6 (0.083%) Joyent
18 5 (0.070%) OpenShift
19 3 (0.042%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 587 (8.16%) Firewall
2 559 (7.77%) DNS
3 550 (7.65%) TCP/IP
4 503 (6.99%) SAN
5 496 (6.89%) HTTP
6 297 (4.13%) LDAP
7 283 (3.93%) SSL
8 280 (3.89%) Internet
9 210 (2.92%) DHCP
10 193 (2.68%) LAN
11 192 (2.67%) VPN
12 186 (2.59%) WAN
13 165 (2.29%) NAS
14 141 (1.96%) Network Security
15 121 (1.68%) SSH
16 108 (1.50%) FTP
17 84 (1.17%) Multicast
18 76 (1.06%) VLAN
19 73 (1.01%) BGP
20 68 (0.95%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 993 (13.80%) MySQL
2 540 (7.51%) Oracle Database
3 539 (7.49%) Relational Database
4 477 (6.63%) SQL Server
5 301 (4.18%) MongoDB
6 286 (3.98%) NoSQL
7 267 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
8 246 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 215 (2.99%) DB2
10 204 (2.84%) RDBMS
11 149 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
12 141 (1.96%) Big Data
13 137 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
14 118 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
15 116 (1.61%) Hadoop
16 85 (1.18%) Redis
17 71 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
18 69 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
19 49 (0.68%) Neo4j
20 45 (0.63%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 850 (11.82%) Git (software)
2 691 (9.61%) Subversion
3 530 (7.37%) Jenkins
4 385 (5.35%) Maven
5 259 (3.60%) JIRA
6 198 (2.75%) Ant
7 188 (2.61%) JUnit
8 187 (2.60%) Selenium
9 185 (2.57%) Hudson
10 145 (2.02%) Eclipse
11 137 (1.90%) Cucumber
12 126 (1.75%) ClearCase
13 110 (1.53%) TeamCity
14 70 (0.97%) PHPUnit
15 63 (0.88%) WebDriver
16 61 (0.85%) Mockito
17 55 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 54 (0.75%) RSpec
19 48 (0.67%) ClearQuest
20 44 (0.61%) Mercurial
General
1 1139 (15.83%) Finance
2 761 (10.58%) Banking
3 318 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 269 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 217 (3.02%) Front Office
6 208 (2.89%) Retail
7 122 (1.70%) Marketing
8 116 (1.61%) Financial Institution
9 87 (1.21%) Games
10 84 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 70 (0.97%) Electronics
12 52 (0.72%) Publishing
13 48 (0.67%) Legal
14 47 (0.65%) Advertising
15 31 (0.43%) Automotive
16 21 (0.29%) German Language
17 19 (0.26%) Aerospace
18 15 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
19 14 (0.19%) Billing
20 13 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 2174 (30.22%) Developer
2 600 (8.34%) Administrator
3 571 (7.94%) Java Developer
4 537 (7.46%) Analyst
5 426 (5.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 404 (5.62%) Architect
7 359 (4.99%) Systems Administrator
8 314 (4.36%) Software Engineer
9 298 (4.14%) Linux Engineer
10 282 (3.92%) Consultant
11 279 (3.88%) C++ Developer
12 252 (3.50%) DBA
13 242 (3.36%) Support Engineer
13 242 (3.36%) Linux Administrator
14 240 (3.34%) PHP Developer
15 188 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
16 186 (2.59%) Senior Developer
17 180 (2.50%) Support Analyst
18 168 (2.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 165 (2.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1024 (14.23%) HTML
2 797 (11.08%) Web Services
3 703 (9.77%) CSS
4 664 (9.23%) XML
5 392 (5.45%) Spring
6 382 (5.31%) jQuery
7 377 (5.24%) Middleware
8 347 (4.82%) LAMP
9 333 (4.63%) HTML5
10 322 (4.48%) .NET
11 319 (4.43%) J2EE
12 288 (4.00%) Hibernate
13 264 (3.67%) REST
14 249 (3.46%) JSON
15 236 (3.28%) RESTful
16 220 (3.06%) SOAP
17 210 (2.92%) Ajax
18 169 (2.35%) JSP
19 163 (2.27%) JMS
20 159 (2.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 614 (8.53%) Open Source
2 461 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 246 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 217 (3.02%) Clustering
5 196 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 170 (2.36%) Replication
7 130 (1.81%) Derivative
8 126 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 112 (1.56%) Fixed Income
10 110 (1.53%) Mainframe
11 105 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 100 (1.39%) Visualisation
13 94 (1.31%) User Experience
14 89 (1.24%) DTV
15 87 (1.21%) Hedge funds
16 84 (1.17%) Mobile App
17 77 (1.07%) Client/Server
18 73 (1.01%) STB
19 65 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
20 64 (0.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2670 (37.11%) UNIX
2 2095 (29.12%) Windows
3 1034 (14.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 685 (9.52%) Solaris
5 387 (5.38%) CentOS
6 382 (5.31%) AIX
7 346 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 288 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 272 (3.78%) Mac OS X
10 239 (3.32%) Ubuntu
11 166 (2.31%) HPUX
12 157 (2.18%) SUSE
13 136 (1.89%) Windows 7
14 131 (1.82%) Debian
14 131 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 125 (1.74%) Windows XP
16 120 (1.67%) Android
17 118 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
18 72 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
19 69 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1543 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
2 838 (11.65%) DevOps
3 674 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
4 666 (9.26%) Configuration Management
5 611 (8.49%) TDD
6 589 (8.19%) OO
7 585 (8.13%) ITIL
8 546 (7.59%) Scrum
9 527 (7.33%) Software Engineering
10 403 (5.60%) E-Commerce
11 351 (4.88%) Migration
12 333 (4.63%) Web Development
13 298 (4.14%) SOA
14 271 (3.77%) MVC
15 259 (3.60%) Multithreading
16 257 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
17 232 (3.22%) Load Balancing
18 228 (3.17%) Project Management
19 226 (3.14%) BDD
20 214 (2.97%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1996 (27.75%) Java
2 1638 (22.77%) SQL
3 1201 (16.69%) Python
4 1046 (14.54%) JavaScript
5 981 (13.64%) Perl
6 818 (11.37%) PHP
7 740 (10.29%) Ruby
8 733 (10.19%) C++
9 639 (8.88%) Shell Script
10 594 (8.26%) Bash Shell
11 489 (6.80%) C
12 310 (4.31%) PL/SQL
13 235 (3.27%) PowerShell
14 229 (3.18%) C#
15 167 (2.32%) Scala
16 128 (1.78%) Korn
17 96 (1.33%) VB
18 88 (1.22%) Groovy
19 67 (0.93%) PHP5
20 59 (0.82%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 581 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 396 (5.50%) Degree
3 390 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 207 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
5 142 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 132 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 119 (1.65%) CCNA
8 97 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 86 (1.20%) MCSE
10 80 (1.11%) CISSP
11 78 (1.08%) CCNP
12 57 (0.79%) ISEB
13 55 (0.76%) MCITP
14 54 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 47 (0.65%) RHCE
16 43 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 42 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
18 37 (0.51%) MCP
19 36 (0.50%) PMI Certification
20 32 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (2.81%) QA
2 122 (1.70%) SLA
3 60 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 52 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 25 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.14%) DO-178B
7 9 (0.13%) COBIT
8 5 (0.070%) Basel III
9 4 (0.056%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.056%) TickIT
10 3 (0.042%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.042%) JTAG
10 3 (0.042%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.014%) COREP
11 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 14443
11 1 (0.014%) Basel II
11 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.014%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 629 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 438 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 210 (2.92%) Oracle RAC
4 148 (2.06%) NFS
5 136 (1.89%) vSphere
6 113 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 102 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
8 93 (1.29%) vCloud
9 76 (1.06%) Hyper-V
10 68 (0.95%) XenServer
11 65 (0.90%) Xen
12 62 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 53 (0.74%) Samba
14 48 (0.67%) XenApp
14 48 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
15 46 (0.64%) KVM
15 46 (0.64%) Varnish
16 44 (0.61%) Squid
17 43 (0.60%) Postfix
18 31 (0.43%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 891 (12.39%) Puppet
2 526 (7.31%) Opscode Chef
3 264 (3.67%) Nagios
4 115 (1.60%) Tivoli
5 94 (1.31%) Data Guard
5 94 (1.31%) Salt
6 92 (1.28%) NetBackup
7 90 (1.25%) Ansible
8 82 (1.14%) ZABBIX
9 80 (1.11%) Vagrant
10 71 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 69 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
12 67 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 64 (0.89%) SCCM
14 57 (0.79%) Control-M
15 54 (0.75%) Cacti
16 53 (0.74%) Zenoss
17 48 (0.67%) Nessus
18 43 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
18 43 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1843 (25.62%) Oracle
2 1295 (18.00%) Red Hat
3 1070 (14.87%) VMware
4 638 (8.87%) Microsoft
5 578 (8.03%) IBM
6 492 (6.84%) Cisco
7 460 (6.39%) HP
8 284 (3.95%) JBoss
9 275 (3.82%) Citrix
10 235 (3.27%) Sybase
11 227 (3.16%) EMC
12 208 (2.89%) NetApp
13 176 (2.45%) Sun
14 145 (2.02%) Zend
15 122 (1.70%) SAP
16 113 (1.57%) F5
17 112 (1.56%) Splunk
18 111 (1.54%) TIBCO
19 106 (1.47%) Juniper
20 104 (1.45%) CheckPoint
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 53 minutes ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 59 minutes ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 1 hour ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Computer Network Defence
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Annum possibly more for the right candidate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Gold Group
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago