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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK / England
Rank 12 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 3792 4237 3753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.05% 8.88% 7.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.41% 41.76% 34.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2817 2345
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 156 98
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £17.65 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.26 £50.00 £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year
- +9.96%

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
8539 10147 10852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.39% 21.28% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5541 6256 6318
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 691 859
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 24 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +3 1909 £500 +5.26% 596
South East -1 740 £425 +6.25% 255
Yorkshire -3 226 £450 +1.12% 82
North West +4 219 £420 +5.00% 92
South West -5 176 £465 +24.00% 84
North East +8 150 £350 -13.58% 25
East of England +5 149 £375 -15.01% 133
West Midlands +6 138 £450 +12.50% 68
East Midlands -9 71 £215 -42.66% 38
Midlands -3 4 £313 -34.21%
South Coast - 1 £450 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 2658 (32.38%) Unix
2 2506 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2403 (29.27%) Windows
4 2326 (28.33%) DevOps
5 2254 (27.46%) Java
6 2118 (25.80%) Python
7 1729 (21.06%) Puppet
8 1608 (19.59%) Jenkins
9 1544 (18.81%) SQL
10 1537 (18.72%) Git (software)
11 1530 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
12 1508 (18.37%) Oracle
13 1485 (18.09%) Red Hat
14 1452 (17.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1378 (16.79%) VMware
16 1243 (15.14%) Configuration Management
17 1231 (15.00%) Security Cleared
18 1208 (14.72%) Finance
19 1186 (14.45%) Ansible
20 1141 (13.90%) Docker
21 1129 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
22 1064 (12.96%) JavaScript
23 1062 (12.94%) Bash Shell
24 1022 (12.45%) Perl
25 1004 (12.23%) Ruby
26 924 (11.26%) SC Cleared
27 918 (11.18%) Open Source
28 895 (10.90%) Opscode Chef
29 880 (10.72%) Apache
30 876 (10.67%) HTML

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
1 880 (10.72%) Apache
2 588 (7.16%) Tomcat
3 455 (5.54%) WebSphere
4 412 (5.02%) Confluence
5 341 (4.15%) WebLogic
6 326 (3.97%) JBoss
7 319 (3.89%) nginx
8 317 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
9 237 (2.89%) IIS
10 225 (2.74%) OpenStack
11 214 (2.61%) Apache Spark
12 118 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 86 (1.05%) Apache Pig
13 86 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 81 (0.99%) Jetty
15 72 (0.88%) MS Exchange
16 63 (0.77%) SharePoint
17 61 (0.74%) Apache Solr
18 59 (0.72%) CMS
19 51 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 305 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 71 (0.86%) MS Office
2 71 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 48 (0.58%) HipChat
4 34 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.17%) MS Project
6 9 (0.11%) Simulink
7 8 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.073%) SPSS
9 4 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.049%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.037%) GIMP
11 2 (0.024%) Autodesk Flame
11 2 (0.024%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.024%) Maya
11 2 (0.024%) NUKE
11 2 (0.024%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.012%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.012%) Stata
12 1 (0.012%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 49 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 41 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 28 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 27 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 27 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 27 (0.33%) RMDS
6 21 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 18 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
8 16 (0.19%) Magento
9 11 (0.13%) ION MarketView
10 10 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
10 10 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
10 10 (0.12%) Maximo
11 9 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 9 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
12 7 (0.085%) Demantra
12 7 (0.085%) Oracle Retail
12 7 (0.085%) SnowdropKCS
13 6 (0.073%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 1530 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
2 503 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 344 (4.19%) IaaS
4 294 (3.58%) PaaS
5 242 (2.95%) GitHub
6 225 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
7 184 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 176 (2.14%) SaaS
9 174 (2.12%) Amazon S3
10 132 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
11 105 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 73 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
13 61 (0.74%) Route 53
14 57 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
15 55 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
16 49 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 48 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
18 46 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
19 39 (0.48%) Office 365
20 33 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 787 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 689 (8.39%) Firewall
3 666 (8.11%) HTTP
4 614 (7.48%) DNS
5 431 (5.25%) SSL
6 414 (5.04%) SAN
7 329 (4.01%) LDAP
8 265 (3.23%) VPN
9 246 (3.00%) LAN
10 237 (2.89%) WAN
11 209 (2.55%) Internet
12 168 (2.05%) DHCP
13 155 (1.89%) SSH
14 140 (1.71%) Network Security
15 131 (1.60%) VoIP
16 125 (1.52%) NAS
17 110 (1.34%) Kerberos
18 108 (1.32%) FTP
19 96 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
20 80 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 803 (9.78%) MySQL
2 634 (7.72%) SQL Server
3 633 (7.71%) PostgreSQL
4 614 (7.48%) Relational Database
5 547 (6.66%) MongoDB
6 494 (6.02%) Hadoop
7 487 (5.93%) NoSQL
8 464 (5.65%) Big Data
9 458 (5.58%) Oracle Database
10 185 (2.25%) Apache Hive
11 173 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 169 (2.06%) DB2
13 164 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 164 (2.00%) Redis
14 160 (1.95%) HBase
15 153 (1.86%) RDBMS
16 118 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
17 111 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
18 105 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
19 99 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1608 (19.59%) Jenkins
2 1537 (18.72%) Git (software)
3 659 (8.03%) JIRA
4 526 (6.41%) Subversion
5 408 (4.97%) Maven
6 367 (4.47%) JUnit
7 237 (2.89%) TeamCity
8 220 (2.68%) Selenium
9 219 (2.67%) Cucumber
10 192 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 180 (2.19%) Vagrant
12 170 (2.07%) Ant
13 148 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 133 (1.62%) Mockito
15 123 (1.50%) Eclipse
16 121 (1.47%) Gradle
17 118 (1.44%) Bitbucket
18 105 (1.28%) Hudson
19 91 (1.11%) IntelliJ
20 87 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1208 (14.72%) Finance
2 623 (7.59%) Banking
3 226 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 216 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 203 (2.47%) Front Office
6 169 (2.06%) Retail
7 148 (1.80%) Marketing
8 106 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 77 (0.94%) Electronics
9 77 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 70 (0.85%) Law
11 63 (0.77%) Publishing
12 55 (0.67%) Back Office
13 47 (0.57%) Games
14 45 (0.55%) Legal
15 34 (0.41%) Advertising
16 16 (0.19%) Aerospace
17 15 (0.18%) Automotive
18 14 (0.17%) Military
19 12 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1984 (24.17%) Developer
2 1369 (16.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 705 (8.59%) Administrator
4 681 (8.30%) Linux Engineer
5 679 (8.27%) Java Developer
6 521 (6.35%) Architect
7 440 (5.36%) Analyst
8 412 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
9 386 (4.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 372 (4.53%) Consultant
11 356 (4.34%) AWS Engineer
12 340 (4.14%) AWS DevOps
13 319 (3.89%) Linux Administrator
14 270 (3.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 261 (3.18%) C++ Developer
16 244 (2.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 242 (2.95%) Software Engineer
18 228 (2.78%) DBA
19 220 (2.68%) Senior Developer
20 202 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 876 (10.67%) HTML
2 852 (10.38%) Web Services
3 665 (8.10%) CSS
4 584 (7.11%) REST
5 564 (6.87%) XML
6 513 (6.25%) Spring
7 503 (6.13%) JSON
8 408 (4.97%) Node.js
9 383 (4.67%) Middleware
10 355 (4.32%) HTML5
11 340 (4.14%) SOAP
12 336 (4.09%) RESTful
13 327 (3.98%) J2EE
14 326 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
15 297 (3.62%) .NET
16 292 (3.56%) LAMP
17 291 (3.54%) AngularJS
18 257 (3.13%) jQuery
19 225 (2.74%) JMS
20 180 (2.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 488 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 442 (5.38%) Data Centre
3 255 (3.11%) Computer Science
4 249 (3.03%) Clustering
5 219 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 195 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
7 139 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 139 (1.69%) Public Cloud
8 133 (1.62%) User Experience
9 123 (1.50%) Fixed Income
10 103 (1.25%) Replication
11 102 (1.24%) Equities
12 90 (1.10%) Algorithms
13 87 (1.06%) Mainframe
14 79 (0.96%) PKI
15 73 (0.89%) Client/Server
16 70 (0.85%) Data Structures
16 70 (0.85%) Derivative
16 70 (0.85%) Private Cloud
17 65 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2658 (32.38%) Unix
2 2403 (29.27%) Windows
3 1452 (17.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 631 (7.69%) CentOS
5 611 (7.44%) Windows Server
6 547 (6.66%) AIX
7 520 (6.33%) Solaris
8 416 (5.07%) Ubuntu
9 285 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 259 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 202 (2.46%) Mac OS X
12 165 (2.01%) SUSE
13 122 (1.49%) HPUX
14 109 (1.33%) Android
14 109 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 93 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
16 92 (1.12%) Debian
17 88 (1.07%) CoreOS
18 77 (0.94%) Windows 7
19 72 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2506 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2326 (28.33%) DevOps
3 1243 (15.14%) Configuration Management
4 1129 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
5 918 (11.18%) Open Source
6 843 (10.27%) Scrum
7 693 (8.44%) ITIL
8 625 (7.61%) TDD
9 550 (6.70%) Software Engineering
10 509 (6.20%) Migration
11 492 (5.99%) Continuous Delivery
12 485 (5.91%) OO
13 462 (5.63%) High Availability
14 374 (4.56%) E-Commerce
15 338 (4.12%) Microservices
16 334 (4.07%) BDD
16 334 (4.07%) Web Development
17 330 (4.02%) Load Balancing
18 327 (3.98%) Service Management
19 325 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2254 (27.46%) Java
2 2118 (25.80%) Python
3 1544 (18.81%) SQL
4 1064 (12.96%) JavaScript
5 1062 (12.94%) Bash Shell
6 1022 (12.45%) Perl
7 1004 (12.23%) Ruby
8 757 (9.22%) Shell Script
9 599 (7.30%) C++
10 493 (6.01%) PHP
11 442 (5.38%) C
12 423 (5.15%) PowerShell
13 375 (4.57%) Scala
14 332 (4.04%) C#
15 211 (2.57%) Go
16 200 (2.44%) PL/SQL
17 151 (1.84%) Korn
18 113 (1.38%) Groovy
19 77 (0.94%) R
20 71 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1231 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 924 (11.26%) SC Cleared
3 442 (5.38%) Degree
4 216 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 143 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 124 (1.51%) CISSP
7 116 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 97 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 95 (1.16%) CCNA
10 74 (0.90%) CCNP
11 71 (0.86%) MCSE
11 71 (0.86%) SANS
12 66 (0.80%) RHCE
13 55 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 51 (0.62%) AWS Certification
15 49 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 49 (0.60%) SSCP
16 41 (0.50%) ISEB
17 38 (0.46%) CISM
17 38 (0.46%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (3.00%) QA
2 138 (1.68%) SLA
3 75 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 75 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 35 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 29 (0.35%) MiFID
6 28 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 27 (0.33%) FATCA
8 16 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.16%) SEPA
11 10 (0.12%) COBIT
12 9 (0.11%) SDET
13 8 (0.097%) ISO20022
14 6 (0.073%) PA-DSS
15 5 (0.061%) ISO27002
16 4 (0.049%) GCP
16 4 (0.049%) GPG13
17 3 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 1141 (13.90%) Docker
2 778 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 526 (6.41%) Active Directory
4 203 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
5 194 (2.36%) vSphere
6 152 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 142 (1.73%) HDFS
8 140 (1.71%) vCloud
9 133 (1.62%) Hyper-V
10 117 (1.43%) NFS
11 104 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
12 95 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 88 (1.07%) Xen
14 82 (1.00%) VMware ESX
15 78 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 66 (0.80%) Squid
17 64 (0.78%) KVM
18 60 (0.73%) Postfix
19 56 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
20 52 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1729 (21.06%) Puppet
2 1186 (14.45%) Ansible
3 895 (10.90%) Opscode Chef
4 340 (4.14%) Kubernetes
5 333 (4.06%) Terraform
6 305 (3.72%) Nagios
7 235 (2.86%) logstash
8 214 (2.61%) Kibana
9 154 (1.88%) ZABBIX
10 139 (1.69%) Salt
11 94 (1.15%) Graphite
12 91 (1.11%) SCCM
12 91 (1.11%) Tivoli
13 78 (0.95%) HAProxy
14 72 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
15 71 (0.86%) NetBackup
15 71 (0.86%) Packer
16 70 (0.85%) QRadar
16 70 (0.85%) Rancher
17 66 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1508 (18.37%) Oracle
2 1485 (18.09%) Red Hat
3 1378 (16.79%) VMware
4 753 (9.17%) Microsoft
5 530 (6.46%) IBM
6 511 (6.22%) Cisco
7 396 (4.82%) HP
8 275 (3.35%) Splunk
9 226 (2.75%) Atlassian
10 207 (2.52%) Google
11 187 (2.28%) Citrix
12 183 (2.23%) Veritas
13 170 (2.07%) EMC
14 164 (2.00%) Sun
15 157 (1.91%) NetApp
16 130 (1.58%) Sybase
17 126 (1.53%) SAP
18 118 (1.44%) SaltStack
19 111 (1.35%) TIBCO
20 109 (1.33%) Hortonworks
West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
I3
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cornwall
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Remote working
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + attractive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday